There is no lack of culinary excitement around New Orleans. Each day a new restaurant is popping up offering new and tasty things for all to enjoy.

Whether you’re out with your gal pals, looking for a hotspot for your bachelor(ette) night or a romantic spot for a date night, these new locales are a handful of favorites from around the city.

So, book a table for two or ten and get to celebrating.


The Franklin

This Marigny hot spot is newly renovated and packs a punch both with the food and the excellent bar program. The décor is cozy and full of amazing art pieces.

2600 Dauphine St.


If you’re looking for something trendy around French Quarter, this is your go-to. Not only is it gorgeous, but chefs Justin and Mia Devillier have packed the menu with reimagined Parisian dishes and Southern flare.

225 Chartres St.


Saba is Alon Shaya’s newest New Orleans restaurant venture. And, if we’ve learned anything, any food from the kitchen of Alon Shaya is going to be fantastic.

5757 Magazine St.


This open-kitchen concept makes for a fun atmosphere as Chef Eric Cook and team dish up some interesting takes on New Orleans food. And the restaurant’s Magazine Street location puts you perfectly between Uptown and the CBD/French Quarter.

1800 Magazine St.


Located in the Bywater, this labor of love from chefs Drew Delaughter and Blake Aguillard along with Trey Smith, brings a bit of casual, everyday life in France – where food and wine are key – to the city.

3054 St Claude Ave.


Meauxbar is a cozy spot near the Saenger Theatre. This French Bistro eatery pairs cocktails and their French fare with an eclectic location nestled between Treme and the French Quarter.

942 N Rampart St.