The food in New Orleans is reason enough to visit the city. Few other cities feature so many award-winning restaurants, famous chefs, or food festivals. The plates can be fine china or paper and the dining rooms can resemble a mansion or a roadhouse, but one thing is for certain – New Orleans serves up some of the most delicious food on the planet. Check out these five delicious restaurants in New Orleans for a treat for all your senses.
Five Delicious Restaurants In New Orleans
A truly Coastal American restaurant, Cavan’s menu is an exploration of the cuisine of the regions along the Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico. Their dishes are crafted from incredibly fresh ingredients and served in a casual and welcoming atmosphere.
Cavan is located in an honestly salvaged mansion that was built in 1883. While the building is elegant and striking, their atmosphere is upbeat, warm, engaging, and fun for all.
Two notable choices include the Seared Pork Belly and the Jerk Shrimp, but you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.
Red Fish Grill
Red Fish Grill is an award-winning casual New Orleans seafood restaurant located at the gateway to the French Quarter at 115 Bourbon Street, just one block off of Canal Street.
Menu favorites include: hickory grilled redfish, bbq oysters, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo, and double chocolate bread pudding.
As if that’s not reason enough to visit, Red Fish Grill also has Bottomless Brunch Cocktails for $25. It almost makes me glad I don’t live in the city because all of my money would go to Red Fish Grill.
Picnic Provisions & Whiskey
Picnic Provisions & Whiskey offers casual dining at its finest, and it’s super family-friendly.
This might have been our all-time favorite restaurant in New Orleans. It wasn’t just about the food. It was an experience.
They are big on fried chicken items, but that’s not all they offer. We had creative desserts like the s’mores option above and pina colada shots that rivaled any Caribbean resort drink. Obviously, they have great whiskey options as well.
The server talked to Cord for over an hour about local beers and gave us a bunch of suggestions (all of which Cord loved). We easily could have stayed at Picnic Provisions & Whiskey for the entire day. It was more like an event than lunch.
Copper Vine merges a legendary space with a sustainable new era in wine drinking, offering 30 aromatic and flavorful wines on tap for guests to taste and discover at the swift pull of a handle.
They offer weekend Happy Hour Flights & Bites that will make you happy they are so close to amazing hotels so you can walk over at your convenience and not worry about driving when you finish.
Their eclectic eats and sumptuous offerings make Copper Vine the perfect getaway for a mid-day meal or an evening out.
Gus’s Fried Chicken
Have you tried Gus’s Fried Chicken? You’re probably going to want to try Gus’s Fried Chicken. It’s, hands down, the best fried chicken I ever had, and I’ve had a lot of fried chicken.
The slight sweetness that offsets the spiciness of the fried chicken is a remarkable taste like no other. The chicken is juicy and tender with the perfect crunch. Rather than ordering dessert, I opted for more fried chicken.