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People will fly from all over the world just to go shopping in fabulous New York. Others will fly all the way to Hawaii to catch the perfect wave. Then, there are the more than 10 million visitors to New Orleans each year that can't wait to sit down at a real live New Orleans restaurant for the very first time. It's true, New Orleans restaurants live up to the outstanding reputation and then some -- and then some more! And, New Orleans best restaurants are not just in the French Quarter. Venture out and you will find some of the best Cajun/Creole and down home cooking in the country. With such an excellent reputation, it should come as no surprise that the world's most famous chef, Emeril Lagasse, is from New Orleans. Continue reading through the listings to check out the best of the best New Orleans restaurants.
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Bon Ton Cafe is "off the beaten path" in New Orleans. They have a great four-course menu option. Start with some fried catfish fingers and then the turtle soup with a little sherry in it or crab and corn gumbo. Salads are next followed by the main course. They are particularly known for their crawfish etouffee. The shrimp etouffee is also excellent. Dessert is their signature bread pudding with a whiskey sauce which is supposed to be one of the best in town.
If you would like to try one of Emeril's restaurants but do not want to splurge on a fancy expensive dinner, try his NOLA restaurant for lunch. The gumbo is excellent as well as the lunch pizzas. Try the Smoked Duck or NOLA pizza.
Extremely good Thai food: try the curry dishes! A welcome change of pace from the abundance of Creole.
Located in the lobby of the Omni Hotel (source of the contact information below), with its own entrance on Camp St. just off of Canal.
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Located in the heart of the French Quarter, across the street from Pat O’Brien’s and just half a block from Bourbon Street, Yo Mama’s Bar and Grill is the ideal spot for locals and tourists alike looking for great food, great drinks, and a great casual party atmosphere in New Orleans.
Over 50 different tequilas line the shelves at Yo Mama’s, including selections from Cuervo, Sauza, more..
Redfish Grill is another Bourbon Street restaurant. They have a great three-course menu that is an excellent deal which includes soup, entree and dessert. Of course one of the best things about the place is the bananas foster dessert!
Mike Anderson's is a great seafood place located on Bourbon Street. Try a dish called the Norman which is fried shrimp covered with crab etouffee. The Guitreau which is grilled fresh fish fillet topped with sauteed crawfish, shrimp, and mushrooms in white wine, butter and spices is also one of their signature dishes.
Cafe duMonde is another of those typical New Orleans places that everyone goes to. Their specialty is beignets, which are a French donut, and in New Orleans they are traditionally served with cafe au lait.
For a taste of something local, head up Canal St out of the city. On the left a fw blocks beyond the Jefferson highway (and very close to the India House backpackers' hostel) is this place, whose bustling vibe is intoxicating. There's something very art deco about the place - hardly surprising as it's probably hardly changed in the last sixty years. Great seafood - fried oysters and fish, catfish sandwiches, and some amazing looking green soup that involves artichokes. Takeaways available - go straight around to the kitchen and ask anyone. Great value and superb experience. Worth more..
Roumalade's is a Bourbon Street oyster bar. Order a dozen and a beer and they are shucked right in front of you. Typical oyster toppings are horseradish and Tabasco. They are eaten with crackers and easily slurped right off of the shell. A dozen oyster typically costs about $7.95.
Petunia's is famous for their huge crepes. Suggested crepes include the St. Edith which is ham, cheese, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms and the St. Francis which is a seafood combination. They will definitely fill you up for the rest of the day to explore New Orleans.
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No visit to New Orleans would be complete without a visit to world famous celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse's flagship (bam!) restaurant. The menu features an excellent mix of Modern American and Creole cuisine. If you want to secure a table at Emeril's, reservations (way in advance) are an absolute must! Emeril's is located in New Orleans' Warehouse District at 800 Tchoupitoulas Street.