1 Restaurant August
The elegant style and high end boutique makes Restaurant August one of the best places to eat in New Orleans. At this restaurant, you will find a contemporary take on French-Creole classics like oysters, gumbo, and jambalaya, all under the expert eye of renowned creator John Besh. Of all the New Orleans restaurants on this list, Restaurant August is the priciest. A full meal could run you well over $100 per person, but from what critics are saying, it is definitely worth the cost. Also, Restaurant August has a reputation for unique wine pairings that always turn out to be spot on.
- The restaurant is in an industrial-style warehouse with mahogany accents, creating a true fine dining ambience.
- The restaurant is a great dinner location, but only serves lunch on Fridays.
- Make sure you get reservations as this restaurant is usually very busy.
- Dress code is very formal, so don’t be caught in jeans or tennis shoes!
2 Brennan’s Restaurant
If you want a classy night out, it’s no question that Brennan’s is for you. The owners spared no expense in renovating their vintage restaurant into an architectural and ornamental masterpiece. All eight glamourous dining halls are covered from floor to ceiling in elegant decoration, creating a unique backdrop for a memorable meal. This New Orleans restaurant offers cuisine rooted in Creole tradition, but influenced by modern Southern trends. When it comes to pricing, this is a medium priced restaurant, so you won’t have to worry about handing over your whole paycheck for a hearty meal.
- Very traditional Creole food in a classy environment.
- Different dining halls offer different decor and ambiance.
- They are well known for their roasted duck and “Shrimp n Grits.”
- The Bananas Foster is by far the best dessert you can order.
3 GW Fins
With a contemporary feel and nationally renowned chefs, GW Fins is near the top of many New Orleans restaurants. The restaurant’s philosophy is simple: combine the best fish from around the world and seasonal ingredients to create wonderful flavors. They get whole, fresh fish everyday from the Gulf of Mexico and international imports, and then they carefully fillet and cook the fish in a unique way. With this continually evolving variety of food, a different menu is printed every afternoon. This restaurant frequently attracts many new customers, and creates many regulars who come time and time again as well.
- A new menu is printed every afternoon based on what kinds of fresh fish were brought in that morning, ensuring utmost freshness.
- Relatively inexpensive compared to other surrounding fine diners.
- The dress code doesn’t allow sleeveless shirts or shorts.
- Ask the waiter for a wine recommendation to complement your meal; their wine selection includes over 100 boutiques.