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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?

Chef de Cuisine Ben Hammond of Cochon - New Orleans, LA


Recommended by: Marc Vetri (Chef/Owner, Vetri Ristorante), Gillian Jacobs (Actress), Amber Stevens (Actress), David Burtka (Actor), Andrew Steinthal (The Infatuation), Chris Stang (The Infatuation), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Actress), Billie Lourd (Actress)

If you’re not a fan of pork, Cochon is definitely not the place for you. The rustic yet contemporary restaurant is located in a renovated warehouse, and serves pig-centric, Cajun dishes that are rich with spices and creativity. Make a Reservation.



Recommended by: Gillian Jacobs (Actress), Kim Dickens (Actress)

New Orleanian chef Donald Link marries French, Italian and Southern cuisines at his upscale modern bistro on the historic Saint Charles Avenue. The nondescript exterior hides an elegant setting perfect for romantic dinners, as well as business lunches. Make a Reservation.