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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?

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Chiba

Recommended by: Abigail Breslin (Actress)

This exotic and contemporary Japanese restaurant on the popular Oak Street has a menu that’ll take you by surprise. Keith Dusko, the chef in charge of Chiba, describes the restaurant’s cuisine as “traditional Japanese favorites with a New Orleans twist.” Uncommon, offbeat fish is readily available on a nightly basis and sushi rolls are often filled with unconventional [...]

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Jacques-Imo’s

Recommended by: Amber Stevens (Actress)

Reservations fill up weeks in advance at this Creole/Cajun mecca that celebrates both Southern food and hospitality. Specialties include roast beef po’ boys, smothered rabbit over grits and a shrimp and alligator sausage ‘cheesecake’. Arrive early enough and you may be one of the lucky few who have had the chance to dine on top [...]