The peeling paint on the walls, big windows, high ceilings and glittering chandeliers at Cane & Table takes one back to the yesteryear of the French Quarter, or perhaps all the way to Havana. The Caribbean cuisine and the rum-heavy cocktails make this one of the best stops in the city for both dinner and drinks. Make sure to try the heavenly peas ‘n’ rice and fresh puffed pork skins.
The Bombay Club is a swanky establishment which exudes the exclusive feel of an invitation-only club, with its sleek interiors, wood-paneled bar, and unending supply of martinis. Musicians perform nightly here, but you’ll still be able to hear your conversation over their ongoing jazz sets. The drink menu is a mix of Prohibition speakeasy staples and smart twists on old classics, like the ‘Oh My Word’ (a riff on the better-known Last Word cocktail). Their food menu also experiments with traditional dishes: instead of bangers and mash, you’ll find bangers and grits with black pudding and onion pan gravy.
Bombay Club, 830 Conti St, New Orleans, LA, United States +1 504-577-2237