Recommended by : Jennifer Beals (Actress)

Cuisine:Nouveau American. Price: $$$. Location: .

This upscale casual restaurant right in the heart of the French Quarter boasts a truly eclectic menu. Prime seating location here is hands-down the chef’s bar in front of the wood-fire oven. Try the warm Ooey Gooey Cake: moist chocolate cake with marshmallows and coffee ice cream. And of course, the Shrimp and Grits are a must at any Emeril restaurant. Bam! Make a reservation.