In New Orleans, dining out is many things—a celebration, a sport, an adventure and above all else, a necessity. Why? Because the city’s restaurants, from the neighborhood hangouts to the white tablecloth institutions, serve some of the world’s most delicious food and provide an experience like no other. Locals play a vital role in supporting our restaurants, the culinary talent behind them and celebrating the way of life for which New Orleans is widely known. New Orleans is a port city and every visitor and resident brings the flavor of their birthplace and adds it to a rich cuisine that is uniquely ours. For the ninth year, Restaurant Week New Orleans will showcase the city’s best restaurants at a competitive price point and embrace its diners who can expect to enjoy a memorable meal (or two, or three) during a special week.