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?
For an extravagant and memorable Creole dining experience, this is the iconic eatery that everyone can agree on. Reigning as the city’s most popular restaurant for nearly twenty years, Commander’s Place guarantees the royal treatment. www.commanderspalace.com
Chandeliers adorn the ceiling at Coquette, where you can find contemporary southern cuisine with a farm-to-table philosophy. Expect a daily-changing menu of elegant dishes and a generous variety of wine, beer, and cocktails. Make a reservation. www.coquettenola.com
Off-beat donuts, ridiculous sliders, and coffee that’ll make every brew snob rejoice – this is what you’ll find at this quirky, laid-back and unassuming coffee shop and cafe. Just to give you a sense of what we mean by off-beat donuts, imagine these: Vietnamese iced coffee, grape jelly and maple Sriracha with candied thyme, pad [...]
Go to spot for local’s looking for crazy fresh seafood and amazing whole fish dishes. Check out their raw bar. We’re not the only ones who love this place – it recently won the James Beard for best new restaurant in the South. Make a reservation. www.pecherestaurant.com