This incredible Mediterranean eatery is located in the New Orleans 9th Ward. A weather-beaten brick building, ornamenting an otherwise indistinguishable corner of the famous blue-collar neighborhood, with brilliantly green shudders and doors – at first, it may not seem like much. However, the founders could never have imagined the impact their establishment would eventually have on this magnificent city, helping to revive the area affected most by Hurricane Katrina. Today, this low-key, 21+ dining hall and bar thrives in an area completely forgotten by most, hosting all of the best local jazz musicians – Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits exemplifies the spirit of the Big Easy.
Address & Telephone: Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits, 600 Poland Avenue, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 948 9111
Michael Stoltzfus grew up on a dairy farm, so it is simple to understand why the head chef and co-owner of this fine establishment places the greatest of importance on obtaining locally grown ingredients. With a specialty menu that changes daily, Coquette makes for an exquisitely unique dining experience, every time.
Address & Telephone: Coquette, 2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 265 0421
Delachaise has an extraordinary wine selection. Be adventurous and try the frog legs: they are delicious. Like everything in New Orleans, this place shows its age; however, with a terrific bar setting, good food, and great desserts, Delachaise has a promising future in the Crescent City.
Address & Telephone: Delachaise, 3442 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 895 0858
Award-winning chef John Harris takes the international dining experience to the next level at this wonderful French/Italian inspired eatery. Lilette inherited its name as a memorial to the head chef’s greatest culinary mentor – an elderly woman he met in Southern France. Try the sizzling shrimp and a glass – or bottle – of one of their outstanding French wines. Alternatively, try the hanger steak and one of their specialty cocktails. The scenery inside this splendid restaurant will trick your mind into believing you have traveled across the pond and are dining in a romantic cafe in Paris.
Address & Telephone: Lilette, 3637 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 895 1636
Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro offers options to appease even the most critical wine connoisseurs. It is not just the wine that makes this place great; it could quite possibly be the most succulent cuisine in the entire city. Start your meal with a cup of the gumbo du jour, next, order the stuffed flounder or herb-scented rack of lamb, and finally, polish off the meal with the grapevine bread pudding or peach cobbler.
Address & Telephone: Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro, 720 Orleans Street, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 523 1930