2020 Best Cajun/Creole Restaurants in New Orleans Area

Creole and Cajun Food in New Orleans

Creole and Cajun food are the traditional regional cuisines of Louisiana. There is some overlap between the two, but the former is influenced by classic French and other European cooking styles, with signature dishes including oysters Bienville, shrimp rémoulade, crawfish étouffée and bananas Foster. Meanwhile, Cajun food is more rustic, prone to explore assertive spices in its seasoning, and more likely to make use of less costly ingredients (such as tasso ham).

If you're looking for some of the best gumbo or jambalaya around, try GAYOT's picks for the Top Cajun/Creole Restaurants in New Orleans, presented in alphabetical order.
 
12/20
Annunciation offers Southern fare in elegantly restored surroundings. See More

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Arnaud's
13/20
Arnaud’s offers classic French Creole fine dining. See More

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Bon Ton Cafe
12/20
Cajun cuisine is on the menu at Bon Ton Café in the Central Business District. See More
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Bourbon House
13/20
Seafood and bourbon are highlights at this French Quarter restaurant that also offers an extensive wine list. See More

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Cajun, Creole, American Regional
Brigtsen's
15/20
Brigtsen’s is an uptown dining anchor offering south Louisiana cooking. See More
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Broussard's
13/20
Broussard's offers what New Orleans does best: elegant Creole dining. See More

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Cochon
14/20
Authentic Cajun food is on the menu at this Warehouse District restaurant. See More

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Galatoire's
15/20
Galatoire's has offered fine dining on Bourbon Street for more than a century. See More
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K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
14/20
K-Paul’s is still considered one of the best Cajun/Creole dining experiences in New Orleans. See More

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Restaurant R'evolution
14/20
R’evolution is an upscale hotel dining room offering a distinctive take on traditional Louisiana fare. See More

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