Best American Restaurants in New Orleans

View all

Best American Restaurants in New Orleans

Best Italian Restaurants in New Orleans

View all

Best Italian Restaurants in New Orleans

Popular restaurants in New Orleans

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in New Orleans

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar
(185)
$$$$
Contemporary Southern | Mid-City / City Park
Vessel NOLA
(225)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Mid-City / City Park
Zasu
(18)
$$$$
American | Mid-City / City Park
Cafe Minh
(139)
$$$$
Vietnamese | Mid-City / City Park
Revel Cafe and Bar
(32)
$$$$
American | Mid-City / City Park
View all New Orleans restaurants

92 New Orleans Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

We took a look at our data to select the restaurants that are perfect for your Valentine's Day celebrations this year.
View all

Treat your taste buds: Explore New Orleans restaurants.

Earn Free Meals Faster with Bonus Points

New Orleans's most booked Bonus Point tables
Josephine EstelleJosephine Estelle
1042 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Central Business District, New Orleans

We had a group of 7 and went before Justin Timberlake concert. It was perfect! We will definitely go back when in the city for visits or events. More

OpenTable Diner -
The SteakhouseThe Steakhouse
1184 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

Chose pre-fix menu with wine pairings. Waitress was excellent and food/wine were great. More

OpenTable Diner -
Ruth's Chris Steak House - New OrleansRuth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans
1330 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

Dinner with a friend More

OpenTable Diner -
SeaworthySeaworthy
616 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

Great selection of Oysters, fun seafood small plates with an excellent pork belly. More

OpenTable Diner -
Galatoire's 33 Bar and SteakGalatoire's 33 Bar and Steak
631 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great pregame spot! Went for the fried chicken and champagne! It was an elegant way to toast the New Orleans Saints. Food was divine and the service was even better! More

OpenTable Diner -

Specials at top restaurants in New Orleans

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
BriquetteBriquette
421 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Warehouse District, New Orleans

We were visiting NOLA for a couple of days and found Briquette on Open Table. It was the best restaurant we went to while we were there. The redfish and fried green tomatoes were incredibly delicious 😋 and the gumbo was THE BEST. The Service was excellent and the restaurant itself was nice - not too casual and not formal. Highly recommend Briquette 👍 More

OpenTable Diner -
Legacy Kitchen's Craft TavernLegacy Kitchen's Craft Tavern
167 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Warehouse District, New Orleans

Yummy food and great service. Really good bloody Mary’s before the game! More

OpenTable Diner -
AvoAvo
740 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Uptown, New Orleans

First time however, have been attempting on several occasions to attend. Happy hour selections very reasonable and diverse. The music playlist was outstanding; I have already envisioned an afternoon with friend and/or family during the warm months to enjoy the patio dining. All starters and entrees were enjoyed by all. Will make this a favorite spot for dinning or small plates and drinks. Will definitely return. More

OpenTable Diner -
Shrimp Boil at Mr. Gregory'sShrimp Boil at Mr. Gregory's
159 reviews
$$$$
Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

Amazing experience!!! More

OpenTable Diner -
BrasaBrasa
315 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Metairie, New Orleans

Outstanding service and food. You cannot go wrong here. More

OpenTable Diner -

Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

New Orleans's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Bistro Daisy1. Bistro Daisy
509 reviews
$$$$
American | Uptown, New Orleans

Fabulous! The food, service, cocktails, ambiance was wonderful! More

OpenTable Diner -
Ye Olde College Inn2. Ye Olde College Inn
751 reviews
$$$$
Creole | Carrollton, New Orleans

Jules was the perfect waiter. More

OpenTable Diner -
Pat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant & Bar3. Pat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant & Bar
650 reviews
$$$$
American | Mandeville, Northshore

My beef wedge salad on Friday, January 11th was far better than the one I had 2 days prior on Wednesday, January 9th. I sat at the bar on Friday. I would suggest that you offer a Martini special for lunch, especially on Fridays, the end of the week. You would get more repeat customers. John White More

OpenTable Diner -
GW Fins4. GW Fins
10793 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | French Quarter, New Orleans

Exceptional in every way. Great food and drinks. Great service and ambiance... it’s easily one of the best places to dine in NOLA. More

OpenTable Diner -
Shaya5. Shaya
2167 reviews
$$$$
Israeli | Uptown, New Orleans

For me it’s all about the lamb. Best in town Great food. Great service. Great place for delicious food. More

OpenTable Diner -

New to OpenTable

New Orleans restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Cru by Chef Marlon AlexanderCru by Chef Marlon Alexander
$$$$
Seafood | The Marigny, New Orleans

Cru by Chef Marlon Alexander serves up delicious seafood and meat dishes, craft cocktails, unique wines, and private dining in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. Occupying the original Marigny plantation property, this iconic restaurant has an amazing courtyard; two main dining rooms; a cozy courtyard bar; and two private dining spaces for special events or large parties. Chef Kelseay Dukae occupies the second floor "treehouse" space and offers up delectable vegan fare and sushi options for guests. Raw LA and cultivated oysters are also available from our treehouse shucking station.More

Gyu-Kaku - New OrleansGyu-Kaku - New Orleans
$$$$
Japanese | Warehouse District, New Orleans

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Warehouse District is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in New Orleans!

Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh (never frozen), high-quality meats!

Enjoy an ice cold beer as you grill your own meat. Happy Hours offer the best deals on food and drinks, so be sure to wind down and get the night started right with us.More

NOLA CantinaNOLA Cantina
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | The Marigny, New Orleans

NOLA Cantina is not your average restaurant we are Taco Bar and lounge with a tropical outdoor patio. NOLA Cantina sits at the foot of New Orleans’ most iconic live music promenade and features a modern cocktail lounge and spacious outdoor dining area outfitted with vintage cantina tables and inspired decor.
Feature Dj Spins Cantina sound Saturday midnight night till 2am and every Wednesday is Latin night.
Brunch every Sunday and we kick it up the last Sunday of every month with a New Orleans Burlesque Brunch .
Chef Octavio Ycaza, an Ecuadorian spitfire with an incredible eye for detail and a knack for shaking things up created a taco menu that balances true traditional styles with truly original creations like the NOLA PoBoy Taco. Food is served cantina style to help encourage the casual laid back experience of dining at Nola Cantina.
Live music and bar atmosphere make Frenchmen St the perfect home for Nola Cantina.
Come for the food stay for the drinks.
More

One Thirteen RestaurantOne Thirteen Restaurant
$$$$
American | Hammond, New Orleans

One thirteen restaurant seeks to enliven the senses
through an inspired mid-century modern setting, graceful service and New American cuisine that simply tastes delicious
we sought to keep the unique design of its architect John Desmond
while expanding into a place of relaxation, enjoyment and excitement for each of our guests. Here’s hoping to see you soon!More

ZasuZasu
$$$$
American | Mid-City / City Park, New Orleans

Zasu is a dream a long time in the making for James Beard Award winning Chef Sue Zemanick. The name Zasu is derived from Zasa, which means “once again” in Slovak, inspired by Sue’s Slovak heritage and childhood memories of family bonding in the kitchen. Located in the New Orleans neighborhood of Mid-City, Zasu’s culinary goal is to explore new ways to inspire traditional favorites by allowing fresh ingredients to speak for themselves. Here, you will find a mix of local and non-native ingredients, creating a unique dining experience that is clean and light, yet rich in experience. More

Discover New Orleans

French, Spanish and Creole influences evolved New Orleans cuisine into a genre all its own. Combine Gulf coast seafood, a butter-based sauce and Cajun spices, and you’re looking at a classic Nola dish. Take the famed crawfish boil, for instance, which locals advise is best eaten as a family. In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, the restaurant industry banded together to support their city in the wake of serious devastation. New restaurants began opening their doors, and today you’ll find a wealth of cuisines that span the classics to modern reinventions to everything in between.