This is a list that I have circulated via email for years. It is some of my favorite places from when I lived in NOLA. I update it regularly based on my latest trip.
Clancy’s – Get the Fried Oyster and Brie App – My favorite NOLA restaurant. It is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood.
Jacque Imos – they do not take reservations, but it is worth the wait
My brother, Andrew recommends the Fried Roast Beef Po Boy. H loves the Alligator cheesecake and I still carry around Godzilla on my hips.
Savory Appetizer Cheesecake is always a winner
The Columns Hotel – our favorite place to stay in town and a great bar. Brunch atmosphere is nice, and the cheap bottles of Champagne flow in abundance. On the street car line.
Juan’s Flying Burrito – New Orleans-ized burritos near some wonderful antique shops and boutiques and Houston’s favorite Barber shop (Aidan Gill for Men)
Cooter Browns – 400 different beers, 360 degree of TV screens with every sport imaginable, and raw oysters – my all time favorite place for March Madness
The inside bar is full of crosses, and the outside bar is full of buddhas and hindi gods.
Brigsten’s – across the street from Dante’s Kitchen…NOLA institution and known for their duck preparation
Commander’s Palace – incredible service, good food. Highly recommend the bread pudding souffle – have to order at the beginning of the meal. There is a great lunch menu that is prix fixe with 25 cent martinis.
Cafe Atchafalaya – have not been back since before Katrina (it took them a while to reopen), but they used to have the BEST fried green tomatoes in town.
Camellia Grill – burgers and fries in an old school counter style diner. Get the chocolate pecan pie – warm (ie fried on the grill) and a la mode. Heart attack on a plate, but so good. On the street car line
La Petite Grocery – another good one Uptown. Crab Beignets
Couchon – Highly recommend. Went for lunch a couple of years ago and it was outstanding.
Amelie for Brunch in the Courtyard
-Susan Spicer’s restaurant
– I love a traditional Po’Boy, but last time we tried this place. The Roast beef debris with pickled green beans was outstanding!
-Susan Spicer’s restaurant
Cafe Reconcile – I have not been yet, but everyone reports that the food is great.
Port O’ Call – massive burger order it medium with the mushrooms – The red turtle drink is a favorite, but be don’t drink too many
Snug Harbor – great Jazz club with a bistro next door…they serve the port o’ call burgers
Outside the city, but worth it
Crabby Jack’s – Jacque Imo’s prep kitchen – only open for lunch – Houston recommends the rabbit po-boy and I liked the fried green tomato and shrimp remoulade
Radosta’s – I dream about the Roast Beef po-boy ALL THE TIME! Sooo good…