New Orleans is a city known for its food. From authentic Creole and Cajun cuisine to classics like beignets and po-boys, there's no shortage of amazing meals waiting for you when you touch down in New Orleans. For such a foodie’s paradise, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. Obviously, you want to try the iconic gems that have been around for generations and will always rank as culinary leaders in the city–think Commander’s Palace, Dooky Chase’s, Arnaud’s, and Café du Monde. But then there are the off-the-beaten-path picks–the places you tuck into for a plate of golden-fried Gulf seafood, or a bowl of chicken and andouille gumbo. There are excellent greasy spoons for the perfect breakfast (even if that breakfast is happening at the end of a night, rather than the start of your day), as well as boozy brunches. And you can’t forget to sample the city’s abundance of authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
Be it Italian, French, sushi, burgers, pizza, or even vegan, no matter what you’re hungry for, when you’re eating it in New Orleans, it’s guaranteed to be a great meal. Search our restaurants below by price point, cuisine type, attire, and neighborhood–you can even book your table directly through OpenTable where available. Now all that’s left to do is get down here and get eating.