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The Best Restaurants
in New Orleans

Crawfish-stuffed flounder Napoleon from Restaurant R'evolution, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Restaurants with the Best Food in New Orleans


Need help planning your next night out? GAYOT has rounded up the best restaurants in New Orleans for your eating pleasure, whether you want to satisfy a craving for Cajun food or find a restaurant with a serious wine list.

TOP 10 NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT LISTS

Browse these top 10 lists of the best restaurants in New Orleans for a variety of cuisines (Creole, Italian, etc.) and dining categories (brunch, outdoor dining, romantic).

American

Brunch

Burgers

Cajun/Creole

Food Ratings

Italian

Kid-Friendly

Mother's Day Brunch

Outdoor Dining

Pizza

Po' Boys

Romantic

Seafood

Special Occasion

Steakhouses

Thanksgiving

Value

Wine Lists



BEST NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANTS
BY CATEGORY

The patio of Broussard's, one of GAYOT's Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in New Orleans

With so many great restaurants in New Orleans, it can be difficult to narrow a list down to just 10 restaurants to be featured in a particular culinary category. These lists below offer suggestions for the best bbq, happy hour, steakhouses, seafood and more.

Barbecue

Breakfast

Cheap Eats

Happy Hour

Heart-Healthy

Ice Cream


Kid-Friendly

Outdoor Dining

Romantic

Seafood

Steakhouses

Value Restaurants

BEST NEW ORLEANS HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS

GAYOT has you covered for the holidays with restaurant suggestions. Raise a toast on New Year's Eve or a pint on St. Patrick's Day. Find out where to take that special someone for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day. There are also round-ups of the best restaurants for brunch on Easter and Mother’s Day in New Orleans.

Easter Brunch

Mother's Day

New Year's Eve

St. Patrick's Day

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day

2017 RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.