One of the highlights of visiting New Orleans is the food! Oh my gosh the food! From fine dining to hole in the wall restaurants you just can’t go wrong in New Orleans. One of our servers told us that there is only great restaurants in New Orleans because good restaurants just can’t last. The competition is so great that you have to serve great food every day to make it.
We tried a variety of restaurants and food during our stay. We stuck to restaurants in the French Quarter of New Orleans that were all within walking distance from our hotel. We asked locals, visitors and random people we met for their recommendation on restaurants to try out. We walked the streets and went to the restaurants that drew us in with the scent of their food or the look of the restaurant. These are the restaurants in the French Quarter that we really enjoyed!
Chartres House Restaurant
We visited Chartres House for lunch on a Monday in New Orleans which meant Red Beans and Rice! Mondays are famous in New Orleans for Red Beans and Rice! The lunch at Chartres House was fantastic! From the cocktails to the entrees everything was perfectly cooked and delicious. Our waitress was hilarious and had us giggling during our entire lunch. The restaurant opens up to the street so you can people watch and enjoy the views of the French Quarter.
Address – 601 Chartrest St
Crescent City Brewhouse
Crescent City Brewhouse is located right near Jackson Square. After wandering the city all day we were looking for a nice dinner that included local cocktails and a beer for John. Crescent City Brewhouse did not disappoint. The brewhouse has a fun eclectic decor with cool art all over the wall. The fruit and cheese platter was delish! The beer soaked apples were worthy of their own plate! So dang delicious!
Address- 527 Decatur St.
Website – www.CrescentCityBrewhouse.Com
Johnny’s Po’Boys is so worth a visit during any trip to New Orleans. You can get everything from alligator, crawfish and catfish to a B.L.T. or Cheese Burger on a Po-Boy. The restaurant is cash only so come prepared. Prices range from a $2-$11 depending on what you order. You can get a breakfast biscuit for as low as $2.75. Be prepared for there to be a line out the door at lunch time. Yes it is that good and worth the wait. This is just plain delicious food that is pure New Orleans.
Address – 511 St. Louis St
Website – www.johnnyspoboys.com
Address – 616 St. Peter St
Cafe Du Monde
No trip to New Orleans would be complete without at least one visit to Cafe Du Monde. Ok maybe a few visits just to make sure you get to enjoy enough Beignets that the memories last until your next trip to New Orleans.
Website – www.cafedumonde.com