The French Quarter is New Orleans‘ oldest neighborhood. Buildings here are a mix of French Creole and Spanish influenced architecture and many of them are noted historical landmarks. The food here reflects the area’s history and culture, blending high-class cuisine, spicy and hearty Creole fare and Tapas-inspired dishes. If you’re thinking of exploring this historic area of New Orleans, we have selected the best restaurants for you.
GW Fins is the French Quarters’s main location for high quality seafood. Chef Tenney Flynn selects the finest quality seafood from around the world and creates dishes that enhance the wonderful flavors of the food. He doesn’t believe in masking the original flavors with heavy sauces and spices. Since their seafood is sourced from all over the globe, diners will be able to experience the unique tastes of King Crab from Alaska, Blue Nose Bass from New Zealand, and Halibut from Alaska. GW Fins’ spectacular menu includes dishes such as lobster dumpling with fennel and tomato, cold smoked oysters with a lemon butter sauce, wood grilled New Bedford sea scallops, and Chilean sea bass with sesame spinach. For its impressive menu, GW Fins was named one of ‘America’s Top 20 Best Restaurants’.
Address & telephone number: 808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 581 3467
K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen was founded by Chef Paul Prudhomme and his wife in 1979. They never imagined it would become the sensation it is today. The building was built in 1834 and has a first and second floor. The second level is used for seasonal balcony dining, but guests can also use this level for parties and special occasions. Each floor has a kitchen, which allows guests to see how their meals are prepared. Chef Prudhomme uses dry spices, rubs, bottled sauces, and marinades in every dish. The unique ingredients create a magical dining experience for visitors.
Address & telephone number: 416 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 596 2530
Muriel’s Jackson Square opened its doors in 2001 in a former grand home. Although the place has a rich history, there is one unique feature that makes Muriel’s Jackson Square stand out from other restaurants. There have been many rumours of paranormal activity since its beginnings. The restaurant is located near the Séance Lounge, which has constant knocks on the brick walls and a female voice has been said to be heard when there are no women around. Since the ghosts have proven to be harmless, come and discover this mysterious restaurant.
Address & telephone number: 801 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 568 1885