Best Restaurants in New Orleans

Mark Romig
Mark Romig, CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

One of the best parts of traveling is trying out new foods. If you're headed to New Orleans, you may want to add one or more of these best restaurants to your itinerary.

Interview with Mark Romig - New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

To bring you the most unique and well known restaurants in New Orleans, LoveToKnow interviewed Mark Romig, CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. Born in New Orleans, he has spent his life enjoying the fine restaurants and unique food of New Orleans. As head of the city's tourism agency, he makes it his business to promote the world's best food to anyone he entertains.

New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) serves as the City of New Orleans' leisure travel promotion agency. NOTMC is a private economic development corporation created under Louisiana State Law to foster jobs and economic growth by developing the tourism industry in New Orleans.

1. K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen

416 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 524-7394

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Attire: Business Casual

Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)

Cuisine Types: Cajun, Contemporary

Description: Owned and operated by Chef Paul Prudhomme since 1979, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen has recently undergone a complete renovation and now features scenic balcony and romantic courtyard dining, spacious dining rooms, three kitchens and a bakery. There is also K's Parlor for private parties and corporate events, which can seat up to 60 people. For larger functions, the entire upstairs is available and seats a maximum of 115 guests. In addition, K-Paul's offers special menus for off-site events that can accommodate seated dinners up to 150 people and receptions for 1,200 guests.

Website: K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen

Price: Over $24

2. Commander's Palace

1403 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 899-8221

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District

Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)

Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)

Cuisine Types: Contemporary, Creole, Louisiana

Description: New Orleans Magazine 1996 Chef of the Year. New Orleans Magazine 1995 Favorite Overall Restaurant. GQ's Golden Dish Award for Eggs Sardou. Located in the historic Garden District. You can walk through the kitchen to the bar and patio. Rated five stars. Original Jazz brunch, patio dining - Commander's Palace - that's what living in New Orleans is all about!

Website: Commander's Palace

Price: $18-$24

3. Antoine's

713 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 581-4422

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)

Open For: Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)

Cuisine Types: French, Creole

Description: Since 1840, world-renowned Antoine's Restaurant has set the standard that made New Orleans one of the greatest dining centers of the world. Known for their Oysters Rockefeller.

Website: Antoine's

Price: $12-$18

4. Arnaud's Restaurant

813 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 523-5433

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)

Open for: Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)

Cuisine Types: French, Creole

Description: Leader of the culinary old guard since 1918. Dinner & Dixieland at world-famous Arnaud's with legendary Creole cuisine and music in the Jazz Room every night from 6:30. Enjoy Sunday brunch and jazz. Try fine cigars, cognacs, ports in Arnaud's Bar. Visit the Mardi Gras museum.Thirteen private dining rooms for special occasions are available.

Website: Arnaud's Restaurant

Price: $18-$24

5. The Rib Room

621 St. Louis St., Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 529-7045

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)

Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)

Cuisine Types: Cajun, Contemporary

Description: This popular spot (even with the locals) is best known for its prime rib and huge martinis. Other excellent selections include, wood grilled rotisseries, spit-roasted rack of lamb, grilled barrel-cut tenderloin, roasted shrimp, and juicy, pan-seared salmon, served with wilted spinach and fried leeks.

Website: The Rib Room

Price: $18-$24

Best Restaurants in New Orleans