Take in some live jazz, feast on crawfish or sip custom cocktails in the versatile and always delicious Creole haunt, Arnaud's Restaurant.
A dream that began with Arnaud Cazenave in 1918 lives on today. In 1978, Arnaud's Restaurant was acquired by Archie and Jane Casbarian and restored to its original splendor. The refurbished mosaic tile floor, as well as interior columns and antique ceiling fans, recapture the aura or early 20th century New Orleans. This grande dame of Creole cuisine is a sparkling jewel in the crown of New Orleans' fine restaurants. The menu features classic dishes as well as more nouvelle creations. Always excellent is the Shrimp Arnaud in remoulade sauce, the Oyster Stew and the Beef Wellington. Of course, the favorite for dessert is the fine Creme Brulee.
Address:813 Rue Bienville, New Orleans, 70112
phone:+1 504 523 5133
Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
Experience New Orleans at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, where you can hear amazing jazz music while sipping a Monsoon!
Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro is the most intimate jazz venue in New Orleans. Combine the intimacy with an ever-changing line up of some of the best musicians in the world and you end up with an up-close and personal music experience that cannot be matched anywhere else in the city. On almost any night you are guaranteed to be a witness to the forefront of contemporary jazz in the making. The small wood-paneled bar room holds several tables for dining where dim lighting and exposed wooden beams give off the feeling of being in a cabin in the woods. Menu items include oysters, shrimps, crab and fish dishes, with pastas. Try their specialty fried mushrooms and shrimp creole. Order anything, everything is delicious and mouth-watering!
Address:626 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, 70116
phone:+1 504 949 0696
Find some excellent European designs to bring into your home. The staff is great at helping you find what you need.
Professional designers shop alongside the common design enthusiast at Source. This Magazine Street design studio offers every shopper the opportunity to bring a professional look into his or her home. Shoppers can peruse the French, Swedish, and Italian antiques that, along with original art, modern accessories, and vintage light fixtures, fill the floor. Professional and experienced design staff is on-hand to assist with purchases or to provide full-on decorating services ranging from color consultations to architectural designs.
Address:2103 Magazine Street, New Orleans, 70130
phone:+1 504 561 7558
Old U.S. Mint
This mint was built in 1835 and operated until 1909. Tours are available to the public.
This Greek Revival building was first used as a U.S. and Confederate Mint in 1835 and produced money for the Federal Government until 1909. Throughout its existence it has served many purposes, including minting money and housing soldiers for the Confederate Government during the Civil War. Today Old U.S. Mint is home to jazz and Mardi Gras exhibits as well as important historical archives.
Address:400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, 70112
phone:+ 1 504 568 6993
This square was built in 1788 and contains several fine art sculptures and statues, and occasionally, live music.
Lafayette Square is a public park that welcomes one and all. Designed by Charles Laveau Trudeau, it is renowned for the marvelous art work and sculptures installed here, such as statues of Henry Clay and Benjamin Franklin. Lafayette Square also hosts concerts on a regular basis that includes the popular Wednesday at the Square and Harvest the Music concert series.
Address:602 Camp Street, New Orleans, 70130
phone:+ 1 504 658 3200
Spot the giant iron skillet out front then settle in at this no-nonsense New Orleans eatery for serious Southern fare.
This old white clapboard building is located near the uptown riverfront. Frills are few and far between in this dining room of bare top tables and walls covered with fish prints. Specialties of the house include fresh vegetables, hearty fruit pies, fried green tomatoes, stuffed pork chops and boiled beef brisket. Cafe Atchafalaya is a great place for a weekend breakfast or brunch.
Address:901 Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans, 70115
phone:+ 1 504 891 9626
Savor some of the highest quality seafood flown in from around the globe.
Award-winning seafood restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter, GW Fins provides comfort, elegance and top service. The unique menu changes daily as fresh products are flown in from around the world. Enjoy an appetizer of crispy fried lobster tail or crawfish pie and move on to an entree such as braised monk fish, pesto crusted halibut or wood grilled mahi.
Address:808 Bienvilee, New Orleans, 70112
phone:+ 1 504 581 3467
It is said they serve the perfect Pimm’s Cup here - travelers from around the world have come here to try one!
This Parisian style cafe & bar has enchanted patrons for over 200 years with its charming courtyard and relaxed atmosphere of living history. Originally purchased to house Napoleon Bonaparte during an unsuccessful plot to bring the exiled emperor to America, this structure soon found its true calling as a watering hole and gathering place for artists, writers, intellectuals and locals characters.
Address:500 Chartres Street, New Orleans, 70112
phone:+ 1 504 524 9752
HIstoric Voodoo Museum
A bohemian experience awaits you at this unique shop with spooky artifacts like gris-gris and voodoo dolls.
If the name “New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum” does not bring you inside, nothing will. There are voodoo walking-tours featuring artifacts and sacred objects related to the realm of voodoo. Learn everything you wanted to know about this spiritual practice and its history in the Crescent City. There are also guided swamp, plantation, and cemetery tours.
Address:724 Dumaine Street, New Orleans, 70112
phone:+ 1 504 680 0128
K Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
This is chef Paul Prudhomme's restaurant which serves fine Louisiana cooking. In warm weather dine in the courtyard!
This newly refurbished and expanded house, originally built in 1834, offers Cajun cuisine by Chef Paul Prudhomme. You can also dine on the balcony or in an intimate al fresco courtyard. Chef Paul's cuisine combines Creole and Cajun into what he describes as "Louisiana cooking." K-Paul's “no freezers” rule applies to everything on the menu. Try the fried catfish fingers and bronzed salmon.
Address:416 Chartres Street, New Orleans, 70112
phone:+ 1 504 596 2530
This shop on Canal Street has sold jewelry since 1898. Today they offer the most modern and prestigious selections.
Find a beautiful piece of jewelry for that special someone at Adler's. A selection of quality jewelry, watches, chinaware, crystal, silver and giftware are for sale at this shop. Gift services are available for convention and corporate purposes.
Address:722 Canal Street, New Orleans, 70112
phone:+ 1 504 523 5292
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
This aquarium is filled with state-of-the-art exhibits that allow visitors to view undersea habitats of the Americas.
Aquarium of the Americas is a world-class aquarium with state-of-the-art exhibits, allowing visitors to experience underwater nature first hand. Visitors immerse themselves in the major marine and submarine habitats of North and South America, including the Caribbean Sea and the Amazon Rainforest. The aquarium also features thousands of fish, reptiles and birds native to these habitats.
Address:1 Canal Street, New Orleans, 701112
phone:+ 1 504 565 3033
Mr. B's Bistro
The Sunday jazz brunch at Mr. B's Bistro combines hearty dishes and delectable desserts paired expertly with live music.
In 1970, the Brennan family, famous for its redefinition of Creole cuisine, opened another of its bistros here. Mr. B's Bistro is trendy with an upscale, casual style. Live piano music is provided for your listening pleasure whether you are having lunch, brunch or dinner. The fare generally focuses on classic regional Creole with an emphasis on seafood entrees. Try their French Filet Mignon.
Address:201 Royal Street, New Orleans, 70116
phone:+ 1 504 523 2078
Relax in the French Quarter with original juice cocktails and savory internationally-inspired entrees.
Green Goddess offers patrons an always-changing menu of local and exotic cuisine. Tucked away from the bustle of the rest of the French Quarter, Exchange Alley’s Green Goddess brings diners dinner dishes like South Indian savory ivory lentil pancakes and bison and bacon meatloaf, and brunch and lunch options like seafood frittata and French toast stuffed with cherries and chevre.
Address:307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, 70130
phone:+ 1 504 301 3347
Stella Jones Gallery
This gallery seeks to educate through art. Exhibitions change every few months, but they are always interesting and worth a visit!
This gallery is famous for its interesting exhibitions on various themes with a view to educate the patrons regarding art and its forms. It also has lectures, panel discussions and talks on art. It is popular for supporting great art and committed to invoke the recognition of art among the youth.
Address:201 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, 70130
phone:+1 504 568 0840
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New and vintage women’s clothing is sold side by side here – many items are one of a kind or very difficult to find elsewhere!
Originally run from the web, Designer Social has grown into a full-fledged brick and mortar store filled with high-end luxury pieces. This budget-minded fashionista's dream carries a variety of new and pre-owned purses, shoes, jewelry, and accessories from top of the line designers like Chanel, Valentino, and Christian Louboutin at discounted prices. The collection, available in stores and on the shop's website features pieces from new lines in addition to vintage pieces. Authenticity for every piece is certified.
Address:4858 Magazine Street, New Orleans, 70115
phone:+1 888 802 2125
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Authentic tastes of the Mediterranean come through Bayona's use of regional ingredients and innovative flavor blending.
This romantic Creole cottage dating back to the 1800s is a jewel in the crown of New Orleans cuisine. Award-winning chef Susan Spicer also incorporates Alsatian, Asian, Indian and Southwestern-style dishes into the menu. The casual atmosphere at Bayona, combined with the consistency of outstanding service, paves the way for an array of culinary masterpieces.
Address:430 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, 70112
phone:+ 1 504 525 4455
The jewelry made here makes for a perfect memento since each piece features a symbol of the city, the fleur de lis.
The fleur de lis has long been a symbol for the city of New Orleans. Fleur d'Orleans caters to those who prefer to share their New Orleans pride by wearing the symbol. This Magazine Street shop sells a variety of custom designed silver fleur de lis jewelry for men and women. Shop offerings include necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, and cufflinks in addition to gift items as well.
Address:3701A Magazine Street, New Orleans, 70115
phone:+ 1 504 522 1770
Joan of Arc Statue
Located near the French Market, this bronze statue was a gifted to the city from France and is an impressive local landmark.
Visitors strolling down Decatur Street toward the French Market are sure to notice the statue of Joan of Arc that rises above the tiny New Place de France Park at the intersection of Decatur and St. Philip Streets. The people of France gifted this golden bronze statue of Joan of Arc riding her horse and carrying a flag to the city of New Orleans. The statue serves as the ending point for the annual Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc parade that strolls through the French Quarter each year on Twelfth Night to honor the Maid of Orleans's birthday.
Address:Decatur Street & Saint Philip Street, New Orleans, 70116
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St. Louis Cathedral
Established as a parish in 1720, this cathedral is the oldest in America. There are free recitals held frequently.
The Cathedral of St. Louis IX, King of France, began as a minor basilica, but became an established parish in 1720. The graceful beauty of the St. Louis Cathedral and its surrounding courtyards makes it a sight to behold. Located on a bank of the Mississippi River, the cathedral is considered one of the greatest symbols of Catholicism on the North American continent!
Address:615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, 20116
phone:+ 1 504 525 9585
Find unique antiques, furniture, chandeliers and other salvaged items. Be sure to check out the art by local artists.
Antique aficionados are sure to find treasures at Greg's Antiques. This sprawling, warehouse-like store in the French Quarter is full of one-of-a-kind pieces from countries across Europe. Every thirty days, Greg's Antiques brings in new shipments of furniture, chandeliers, and art to be sold at wholesale prices to the general public.
Address:1209 Decatur Street, New Orleans, 70116
phone:+ 1 504 202 8577
This is one of the most romantic restaurants in town. Be sure to order some wine as they have over 35,000 bottles!
This building, which dates back to 1798, was acquired by the Brennan family in 1943, and transformed into a stunning restaurant with 12 elegantly decorated dining rooms. A beautiful courtyard of magnolia trees and picturesque fountains create the perfect dining atmosphere. For dessert, try the famous Bananas Foster, another creation of Brennan's epicureans. Jackets are required for dinner.
Address:417 Royal Street, New Orleans, 70116
phone:+ 1 504 525 9711
This shop offers fashionable women’s clothing, including a variety of dresses that are perfect for any occasion!
If you are on Chartres Street, then you are among more than a dozen divine little dress shops to wander through. This one has made a name for itself as a provider of unique styles with cutting edge taste. The clothes found here are sure to make a statement and catch the eye of passersby. This is a boutique with just the right outfit for a bold night out!
Address:609 Chartres Street, New Orleans, 70116
phone:+ 1 504 592 0242
Bringing the passion and expertise of owner Emeril Lagasse to the French Quarter.
The name NOLA for this establishment is shorthand for New Orleans, which is the adopted home of the owner, Emeril Lagasse. Surround yourself in the warm wall colors and art work as you dine on unique culinary creations that only chef Michael Ruoss can create. As with all of Emeril's establishments, the patron is always the priority.
Address:534 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, 70116
phone:+ 1 504 522 6652
Taste a variety of delectable treats like macaroons, cakes, and their famous king cake at this local bakery.
Satisfy your sweet cravings at Sucré. The French translation for sugar, this chic shop is sweet in every way, from the adorable decor, to the friendly staff and delicious baked goods. Dig your teeth into the tempting chocolates or the flaky pastries handmade by Tariq Hanna, who has been ranked one of the top ten pastry chefs in United States.
Address:3025 Magazine Street, New Orleans
phone:+ 1 504 520 8311
This elegant restaurant creates dishes that are inventive and traditional, including Crispy Pork Belly.
All of the fixtures from the old days of Gautreau's fill the rooms (even the tin ceiling) here, including old New Orleans photographs and the famous apothecary cabinet from the original drug store. Since the menus change seasonally, try the Marinated Shrimp and Dungeness Crab when you spot them on the menu. Recent favorite entrees include Sautéed Tilapia and Shrimp or the Roasted Chicken.
Address:1728 Soniat Street, New Orleans, 70115
phone:+ 1 504 899 7397
This stylish café offers a variety of coffee drinks (both hot and cold), as well as savory crapes and sandwiches.
Merchant greets potential customers with a sign that simply sums it up: “Coffee, Crepes, Grapes.” This CBD cafe serves up hot and cold coffee drinks made with Illy coffee, sweet and savory crepes, and wines by the glass. Additionally, the menu includes crostini topped with decadent ingredients like duck confit and goat cheese, croquet batons served with mixed greens, salads and sweet treats.
Address:800 Common Street, New Orleans, 70112
phone:+ 1 504 571 9580
This bar never closes! The crowd is always festive as they watch their favorite teams here on multiple screens.
Located along the bawdy Bourbon Street, this bar is home to tourists and locals alike. A life-size replica of legendary New Orleans eccentric Ruthie the Duck Girl leans against a street lamp. You won't find any dart boards or pool tables here but what you will find is a lot of intimacy. Murals depicting local sports heroes adorn the walls. Four televisions screens have sports channels on display.
Address:720 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, 70116
phone:+ 1 504 371 5411
Willa Jean Bakery
Savor some of the tastiest baked goods in the Central Business District.
From the John Besh team of Executive Pastry Chef Kelly Fields and Pastry Chef Lisa White, this baker serves up delectable pastries, small plates and more. Their playful take on food includes favorites such as Pigs in a Blanket with apricot mustard and Grilled Crawfish Bread. The warm lighting and dark brick interior is sure to draw you into this unique bakery.
Address:611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, 70113
phone:+1 504 509 7334
Get an authentic taste of New Orleans at Tujague's Restaurant, where you can dine on freshly prepared Creole dishes.
Tujague's Restaurant, open since 1856, captures the heart and soul of French Creole cuisine. This restaurant provides a unique atmosphere, a friendly staff, and authentic decor. All meals are served with hot French bread. The Creole menu is prepared using only the freshest ingredients. Try the shrimp remoulade and Creole salad combined with your choice of wine.
Address:823 Decatur Street, New Orleans, 70112
phone:+ 1 504 525 8676
Beauregard - Keyes House
This home was built in 1826 and has been home to several renown families. Fun, fact-filled tours are offered daily.
The Beauregard-Keyes House was built in 1826 by a wealthy New Orleans auctioneer. This “raised cottage” features Doric columns and handsome twin staircases and was once home to General P. G. T. Beauregard who occupied the house with several members of his family from 1865 to 1867. From 1944 to 1970 it was the residence of novelist Frances Parkinson Keyes, who wrote a book about the General.
Address:1113 Chartres Street, New Orleans, 70116
phone:+ 1 504 523 7257
Bourbon French Parfums
This perfume shop offers the finest fragrances from around the world. They even offer custom blending for their patrons.
Bourbon French Parfums, the first parfumeur in New Orleans, was established in 1843. It still utilizes the same methods in creating the finest fragrances. Each scent is crafted with time and care to produce only the best in perfumes. This commitment to tradition and excellence has won the Bourbon French Parfum Company a lasting place in New Orleans.
Address:805 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, 70116
phone:+ 1 504 522 4480
Delectable breakfast dishes get an injection of Cajun flavor - try their egg po' boys.
Brick-red pillars, potted plants and pretty doors make up the facade, leading to clean and homely interiors. A traditional breakfast of eggs Benedict, French toast, banana pancakes, omelets or the house special, Eggs Stanley, will please the hungriest patron. Try the delicious bowl of shrimp, oyster, chicken and andouille gumbo or the Summer BLT, with bacon and tomatoes on toast.
Address:547 St. Ann Street, New Orleans, 70116
phone:+ 1 504 587 0093
In New Orleans "red gravy" refers to marinara sauce, and at this cozy restaurant you'll find rustic Italian specialties.
A farm-to-table restaurant, Red Gravy supports local farmers, fishermen, and bakers. Come for the Sicilian egg pie at brunch or hand-filled ravioli at dinner.
Address:125 Camp, New Orleans, 70118
phone:+504 561 8844
Designed by James Gallier, this home is a historic landmark that has become an excellent rendition of 19th-Century life.
You can find this historical landmark in the middle of the French Quarter on one of the city's busiest streets. Both the upper and lower areas are an excellent representation of life in New Orleans in the mid-1800s. The interior depicts striking differences between the lifestyles of an upper middle class family and the servants who worked for them.
Address:523 St. Ann Street, New Orleans, 70116
phone:+ 1 504 568 6968