Out of all the districts in New Orleans
, Uptown has the potential of possessing the best restaurants in the entire city. Most of the restaurants share the Creole or French
-Creole inspiration. However, each restaurant uses a creative and distinct touch. Here are 10 of the finest dining establishments in the area.
Bar, Restaurant, Italian, $$$
A Southern kitchen based out of a quaint cottage, Dante’s Kitchen is one of the most delicious and comfortable restaurants in the district. The menu is strictly based on the local and seasonal produce; therefore, the menu is constantly in flux. However, the dinner dishes are usually centered on poultry, seafood and finer meats. The hours are a little selective during the week, though.
Dante’s Kitchen, 736 Dante St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-861-3121
One of the more famous Creole soul food restaurants in the city, Jacques-Imo’s is an authentic delicacy. Serving comfort food with a serious Creole twist, Jacques-Imo’s menu is a collection of New Orleans favorites. From crab-meat stuffed shrimp to deep fried po’ boys, Jacques-Imo’s fare is decadent and excellent.
Jacques-Imo’s, 8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-861-0886
A hole-in-the-wall located in a cozy Uptown neighborhood, Clancy’s is a great local hangout. It serves some of the best Creole seafood and fare in the district, and each dish is reasonably priced. Clancy’s offers the luxuries of fine dining but without the hassle.
Clancy’s, 6100 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-895-1111
Restaurant, American, $$$
For over a century, Commander’s Palace has served classic New Orleans fare in an upscale fashion. Set in a rich blue Victorian building, the restaurant holds Southern tradition and New Orleans culture. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the fare is centered on the traditional Creole flavors.
Commander’s Palace, 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-899-8221
A restaurant with intention, Upperline was established to create a comfortable and relaxing environment for each customer. Whether that be from the ambiance or the Louisiana comfort food, Upperline Restaurant is a welcoming and delightful spot in the Uptown district.
Upperline Restaurant, 1413 Upperline St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-891-9822
Frankie and Johnny’s
Frankie and Johnny’s is a simple New Orleans diner that serves fried seafood dishes and Cajun-Creole eats. It’s a casual bistro setting, and the food is even more casual, with a deep fried twist. It’s a more laid-back and affordable restaurant in the area that still offers some of the finer quality of grub.
Frankie and Johnny’s, 321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-243-1234
Restaurant, American, French, Contemporary, $$$
Ranging from French to New American to Creole cuisine, Gautreau’s is a luxurious dining experience. Housed in a vintage former pharmacy, this secluded and intimate restaurant, snugged in a residential neighborhood of Uptown, is perfect for an intimate dining experience. Creative dishes inspired by New Orleans Creole and other fuses, Gautreau’s is a unique dining experience to the Uptown and greater New Orleans area.
Gautreau’s Restaurant, 1728 Soniat St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-899-7397
Dick and Jenny’s
Another down-home Louisiana fare spot, Dick and Jenny’s is set in a century old cottage, and it embodies the spirit of New Orleans culture and cuisine. Serving affordable and delicious Cajun-Creole fare, Dick and Jenny’s is known for their rendition of the classic po’ boy (and other classic New Orleans dishes).
Dick and Jenny’s, 4501 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-894-9880
Restaurant, Contemporary, American, Seafood, Cajun, $$$
Brigtsen’s Restaurant is located on the popular and lively Dante Street, among some of the other finer restaurants in the district. However, Brigtsen’s manages to create modern and distinct Creole fare due to, in part, their acclaimed chef Frank Brigtsen. Chef Brigtsen approaches the Creole genre with creativity and independence, and it is clearly evident in each dish.
Brigtsen’s Restaurant, 723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-861-7610