NEW ORLEANS PREFERRED LIST



RESTAURANTS

Rating Price Remarks
French Quarter


Acme Oyster House ** $$ Great oyster bar & casual seafood.

Alpine *** $ Good food, 3 meals, fast & cheap

Bayona ***** $$$ Excellent food, pricey, food snob's heaven.

Bistro at Maison DeVille **** $$$ Cool bistro setting, also serving lunch.

Bombay Club **** $$ Good food, dark setting, great bar.
 

Broussard's

**** $$$ Good food, marvelous courtyard

Dickie Brennan's Steak House **** $$$ Our favorite for steaks.

Felix's Oyster Bar ** $$ Great oyster bar. Nix the seafood.

Galatoire's **** $$$ THE place for Friday lunch and any other time,

Gumbo Shop ** $$ Good for 3 meals a day.

Irene's Cuisine **** $$ Italian with emphasis on seafood. Favorite of locals and travelers.

K-Paul's **** $$$ Cajun cookin' at its best. Inventor of blackened redfish.

NOLA **** $$$ Emeril's French Quarter restaurant

Orleans Grapevine **** $$ Wine bar with great food.

Pelican Club ***** $$$ Elegant and expensive. 5 stars.

Stanley **** $$$ 3 great meals. Soda fountain. Stella's mate.

Stella ***** $$$ Elegant and expensive. 5 stars.
CBD/Warehouse District


Bon-Ton Cafe *** $ Local favorite.

Herbsaint **** $$ Nice, highly rated, serving lunch, too.

Luke **** $$ Serves 3 meals.

Palace Cafe **** $$ Surprisingly good from a Canal Street storefront.

Restaurant August ***** $$$ Top notch. Patrict Van Hoorebeek, maitre'd extroidinaire.

Restaurant August ***** $$$ Widely acclaimed.
  Ruth's Chris ***** $$$ Fine steak house near Harrah's  

Tommy's **** $$ Irene's ex - menu similar to Irene's
Uptown/Garden District


Brigtsen's ***** $$ Possibly New Orleans' very best.

Clancy's **** $$ Local favorite, our's, too.

Commander's Palace ***** $$$ Tourist favorite.

Gautreau's **** $$ Local favorite in a residential area. No sign out front!
  Jacques Imo's *** $$ Lauded by locals and tourists alike.  

Liuzza's *** $ Local lunch favorite.

Mandina's *** $ Local lunch favorite.

Parkway Bakery & Taven *** $ Local lunch favorite, good bar.

Pascal's Manale *** $$ Inventor of barbeque shrimp. Great oyster bar.
HOTELS



Rating Price Remarks
French Quarter - Boutique/Historical


Bienville House *** $$ Great value on the edge of the Quarter.

Dauphine Orleans *** $$ Nice boutique fashioned from an old Storyville bordello.

Historic French Market Inn ** $ Quaint value with several meandering courtyards.

Le Richelieu *** $$ Nice old hotel with the only free self-parking in the Quarter.

Place d'Armes *** $$ Beautiful courtyard.

Prince Conti ** $ Good value, one block from Bourbon St.

Provincial *** $$ Historical boutique spanning several buildings. A favorite.

Soniat House **** $$$ Impeccable restoration of a Creole Townhouse.

St. Marie *** $ Old World charm one block from bourbon St.

W French Quarter **** $$$ Old world setting with modern European flair. Wonderful courtyard.
French Quarter - Large


Bourbon Orleans *** $$ Good value and location, large courtyard.

Monteleone **** $$$ Fine old hotel with al the amenities.

Omni Royal Orleans **** $$$ Nice, small rooms,. Rooftop observation deck.

Royal Sonesta **** $$$ Nice rooms, gorgeous lobby, full amenities.
CBD/Warehouse District


International House **** $$ Classy boutique, but no parking.

Ritz Carlton **** $$$ It's the Ritz! Jeremy Davenport in the lounge.

St. James *** $$ Quaint Carribean theme with small courtyard.

The Roosevelt **** $$$ A gorgeous restoration of the legendary landmark

Windsor Court ***** $$$ Posh!
Uptown/Garden District


Columns *** $$$ Victorian mansion, more like a large bed and breakfast.



BARS




Rating Price Remarks
French Quarter


Bombay Club (Prince Conti Hotel) *** $$ Martinis, piano bar in a library setting. Good food, too.

Carousel Bar (Monteleone Hotel) *** $$$ Revolving watering hole is popular with locals and travelers alike.

Harry's Corner ** $ Great neighborhood bar

Kerry Irish Pub *** $ One of the best music venues in the French Quarter.

LaFitte's Blacksmith Shop *** $$ Local hangout on Bourbon St.

Napolean House *** $$ Dark wood ambiance with classical music in the background. Very civilized.

Tujague's *** $$ Old fashioned belly-up bar that hasn't changed in 150 years.
Uptown/Garden District


Fat Harry's ** $ A neighborhood tavern on the avenue. Great Mardi Gras venue..

Victorian Lounge (Columns Hotel) *** $$ Venue fits the name. Local gathering spot.

MUSIC


Rating Price Remarks
French Quarter


Bombay Club ** $$ Piano bar & small groups in a quiet setting.

Donna' Bar & Grill *** $ Good local jazz.

Famous Door ** $$$ Loud rock & pop.

Funky Pirate ** $$$ Big Al Carson & the Bluesmasters. Very good!

House of Blues **** $$$$ Popular stop for touring bands - rock, pop, funk.

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse **** $$$$ Cool jazz in Royal Sonesta Bar.

Kerry Irish Pub **** $ Various groups, Irish, rock & jazz. Excellent!

Krazy Corner ** $$$ Loud rock, pop, & Cajun

LaFitte's Blacksmith Shop *** $$ Good piano bar.

Olde Opera House ** $$$ Loud rock, pop, & Cajun

Palm Court Jazz Cafe *** $$ Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Very good.
Marigny (Frenchman Street)





Apple Barrel ** $ Good jazz & blues.

D.B.A. *** $ Great jazz & blues.
  Blue Nile *** $ Great jazz & blues.

Snug Harbor *** $ Great jazz & blues.
CBD





Davenport Lounge (Ritz Carleton) **** $$$ Jeremy Davenport group in namesake venue
Warehouse Dist.




Howlin' Wolf *** $$$ Pop, funk, blues.

Mulate's *** $$$ Cajun music & dancing.
Uptown





Columns Hotel Bar ** $ Piano bar - very good.

Maple Leaf Bar *** $ Jazz, blues, pop.

Mid City Lanes Rock & Bowl *** $ Bowling and rock 'n roll - a New Orleans classic

Tipitina's **** $$ Jazz, blues, Cajun, pop & funk.