New Orleans Magazine’s Restaurant Guide

5 Fifty 5
555 Canal Street, New Orleans
(504) 553-5638
There’s a new chef in town. Chef Mark Quitney is at the helm of 5 Fifty 5, the newest restaurant on the downtown dining scene. 5 Fifty 5 is a comfortable, yet hip eatery offering “a fresh approach to food.” Fresh local ingredients and a fresh look at some old favorites make for an unforgettable dining experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch. Complimentary Valet Parking.

Andrea’s
3100 19th Street at Ridgelake, Metairie
(504) 834-8583www.andreasrestaurant.comAndrea’s Restaurant is celebrating 23 years of success. Chef Andrea would like to thank you for your support over the past 23 years and making Andrea’s one of your favorite restaurants. “We are here to serve you, your family, friends and children for many years to come. My Home is Your Home.” Now open – Capri Blue Piano Bar, offering happy hour specials, pizza, ravioli and other delicious appetizers.

ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT
713 St. Louis Street, New Orleans
(504) 581-4422 www.antoines.comSince 1840, world-renowned Antoine’s Restaurant has set the standard that made New Orleans one of the greatest dining centers in the world. Antoine’s Restaurant’s excellent French-Creole cuisine, service and atmosphere have combined to create an unmatched dining experience for both locals and visitors to New Orleans. Antoine’s has a selection of 15 dining rooms, each with its own unique history and charm. For private parties and events for 50 to 700+ guests.

Audubon Golf Club
across from Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans
(504) 212-5280 • ww.auduboninstitute.orgThe Clubhouse is nestled in the historic oak groves within Audubon Park. The old Southern charm of the dining room and verandah are perfect for breakfast service, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.; lunch service featuring salads and sandwiches, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; and cocktails until 5:30 p.m., (Tuesday-Saturday). Sundays are very unique at the Clubhouse, serving a specialty Sunday Buffet Brunch, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Evening Private Events.

Austin’s Restaurant
& Steakhouse
5101 West Esplanade Avenue, Metairie
(504) 888-5533 • www.austinsno.comAustin’s Restaurant welcomes you to a casual upscale dining experience. Local owner Ed McIntyre and his son Austin invite you and your family to enjoy his famous cuisine time and again. Austin’s house favorites, such as Crabmeat Austin, Fine Steaks, Osso Bucco, Veal Chops and Redfish en Poupiote will keep you coming back. A private dining room is available for special occasions. Hours: Monday-Saturday at 5 p.m.

Bayona
430 Rue Dauphine
(504) 525-4455 www.bayona.comJoin us Wednesdays-Fridays for our anniversary lunch special. 18¢ martinis with two courses for $18! The Prelude Dinner Special is three courses for $30 (6 p.m. seating), designed to get you to the theatre on time. For your special party, co-owner Regina Keever can assist you with booking a private room or the entire restaurant. Susan Spicer’s book, Crescent City Cooking makes a great gift and she is happy to personalize it for you.

BRIGTSEN’S RESTAURANT
723 Dante Street, New Orleans
(504) 861-7610 • www.brigtsens.comEnjoy the tantalizing Louisiana cuisine and warm family-style hospitality of Brigtsen’s Restaurant, located in the charming Riverbend neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans. Home of New Orleans’ most original Seafood Platter, where nothing is deep-fried, Brigtsen’s has been a local favorite for 22 years. Owned and operated by Frank and Marna Brigtsen. Ample free parking.

Broussard’s Restaurant
819 Rue Conti, New Orleans
(504) 581-3866 www.broussards.comIn the heart of the French Quarter, Broussard’s brings you back to a more enchanting time, with hand painted tiles, lush tropical courtyard and three beautiful dining rooms, each with its own distinct personality, and French doors that open out onto the courtyard. Broussard’s is currently serving dinner 7 nights a week from 5:30-10 p.m. Reservations recommended.

Chateau du Lac
2037 Metairie Road, Metairie
(504) 831-3773
Newly relocated Château du Lac offers French Cuisine and wine in a warm, comforting atmosphere. Chef Jacques Saleun’s menu includes traditional French masterpieces, alongside his extensive, daily changing special’s menu. Classics include escargots, fois gras, coq au vin and steak au poivre. Housemade desserts like ile flotante and crème brûlée complete the menu. Chef Jacques and his wife, Paige, invite you to join them for a classic bistro experience.

Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro
4517 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie  (504) 454-7620
2001 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans (504) 593-9955
America’s Best Cheesecake…the soul of the Bistro…richly smooth and decadently delicious; Select from a large and exciting menu where your imagination is your only limitation; and chill out at our unique ice-paneled bar, guaranteed to keep the perfect martini or cosmo…perfect.

Copeland’s of New Orleans
1001 S. Clearview Parkway, Jefferson
(504) 620-7800
1700 Lapalco Boulevard, Harvey • (504) 364-1575
1319 W. Esplanade Avenue, Kenner • (504) 617-9146
1337 Gause Boulevard, Slidell • (985) 643-0001
680 N. Highway 190, Covington • (985) 809-9659
Great reasons to visit Copeland’s for Lunch, Dinner or Sunday Brunch … Copeland’s offers authentic New Orleans cuisine from Gumbo to Alfredeaux, salads to sandwiches, seafood platters to the best USDA prime steaks. For dessert, delicious Cheesecakes, Cheesecake Napoleons TM and more. Great hospitality and famous New Orleans cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.

Copeland’s Sweet Fire & Ice Intrigue Fireside Martini & Oxygen Lounge
701 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie • (504) 831-3437
SF&I has it all – huge selection of delicious menu items seasoned to perfection, fresh bakery featuring Original Cheesecake by the Scoop TM, Intrigue Fireside martini & Oxygen Lounge…a super chilled bar serving vodka, gin & tequila from icy taps at 5 degrees and hospitality… Their mission is to serve guests better than anyone else.

Five Happiness
3605 S. Carrollton Avenue , New Orleans
(504) 482-3935  www.fivehappiness.comCome to Five Happiness and let the ambiance and friendly staff take you to a new level of dining experience. Chef brings back specials such as Crispy Ginger Shrimp, Honey Roasted Pecan Shrimp and Chicken Almond Crust with Lemon Sauce to the menu. This award-winning restaurant always strives to achieve its best. Private party and banquet rooms are available and you can customize your party function according to your needs.

Galatoire’s
209 Bourbon Street, New Orleans
(504) 525-2021 • www.galatoires.comThe grand dame of New Orleans’ old-line restaurants, Galatoire’s has remained committed to culinary excellence for more than a century. Under the guidance of the fourth generation of family ownership, it is her time-honored customs that still bind this renowned restaurant. Above all others, her rich tradition of serving authentic French Creole cuisine at a level that raises consistency to an art form.

GW Fins
808 Bienville Street, New Orleans
(504) 581-FINS (3467)  www.gwfins.comLocated in the heart of the historic French Quarter, GW Fins is regarded as one of the best in New Orleans. The menu changes daily to ensure the highest quality seafood from around the globe is featured at its seasonal peak. The award-winning wine list boasts more than 100 wines, 70 of which are available by the glass. Reservations are highly recommended, and complementary parking is available to all guests.

Hookah Cafe
500 Frenchmen Street,
New Orleans • (504) 943-1101 www.hookah-cafe.comNew Orleans’ original hookah lounge is an integral part of the hip nightlife scene on Frenchmen Street and is well-known for its unique party atmosphere, but… this Marigny hotspot is fast becoming a leader in great dining too, with an award-winning menu featuring contemporary Louisiana cuisine. Serving a generously portioned tapas menu nightly, with entrées available Thurs.-Sun. Open Tues.-Sun., 5:30 p.m.; kitchen open ’til 12 a.m. (Fri.-Sat. 2 a.m.). Live music nightly.

HOSHUN RESTAURANT
1601 St. Charles Avenue,
New Orleans • (504) 302-9716 www.hoshunrestaurant.comAn upscale casual restaurant serving Asian cuisine, the concept focuses on serving classic Chinese and Japanese dishes with a modern twist. Come try our signature dishes Hawaii White Tuna and XOXO Connection. Check out their banquet room on the second floor; Hoshun has “the biggest balcony” on the Avenue. Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. daily with 2 for 1 beer & sake and serving sushi for $1.25. Late night till 2 a.m. daily.

La Thai Uptown
4938 Prytania Street, New Orleans
(504) 899-8886 • www.lathaiuptown.comSpecializing in authentically flavored Thai cuisine with Louisiana flair, this stylish, lively eatery offers delectable cuisine and creative cocktails (don’t miss Tiki Thursdays with drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres). Truly a family affair…with Mom Pannee, the woman behind Bangkok Cuisine, running the kitchen, daughter Diana overseeing operations and son Merlin handling the front of the house, La Thai is a much welcomed addition to the Uptown dining scene.

MIMI’S RESTAURANT
10160 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge
(504) 737-6464 www.mimisriverridge.comIn the heart of River Ridge, Mimi’s provides quality ingredients in a comforting setting. The Pork Chop with Creole Mustard Demiglace and Duck with Blueberry Gastrique are among crowd favorites and the fresh seafood dishes are always popular. A romantic atmosphere along with seasonal cooking will help make your evening memorable.

Mr. Ed’s Creole Grille
5241 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie (next to Rouses)
 (504) 889-7992
Restaurateur Ed McIntyre has done it again, with his newest restaurant, Mr. Ed’s Creole Grille, which serves burgers, seafood, steaks and po-boys. This newest location is on Veterans next to Rouses. It’s open for lunch & dinner Mon.-Fri. Sat. dinner only. His  other two restaurants, Austin’s on West Esplanade & Mr. Ed’s on Live Oak bring customers back again and again. The Creole Grille will surely do the same!

Mr. Ed’s Restaurant
1001 Live Oak Street, Metairie
(50) 838-0022www.mredsno.comMr. Ed’s is celebrating 18 years of serving locals great food. Everything from poor boys to steaks to the best fried chicken in town! Mr. Ed’s caters for any occasion and is open for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Visit Mr. Ed’s other locations, Austin’s, located on Chastant and West Esplanade (dinner: Monday-Saturday) and Mr. Ed’s Creole Grille on Veterans by Rouses, (lunch: Monday-Friday & dinner: Monday-Saturday).

Nirvana Indian Cuisine
4308 Magazine Street,
New Orleans • (504) 894-9797 www.insidenirvana.comThe Keswani Family has been serving classic Northern Indian food to New Orleanians for 27 years. The late Har Keswani; inspired by the curry houses of Europe, opened the first restaurant in 1982, Taj Mahal, (open today). Since then, Anjay Keswani has carried on the tradition, serving such favorites as Buttter Chicken, roasted breast sautéed in a tomato butter sauce and Naan, traditional Indian Bread baked in an authentic Tandoori Oven.

One Restaurant & Lounge
8132 Hampson Street
(504) 301-9061www.one-sl.comCombine hospitality, fine food and understated urban elegance and you’re dining at One Restaurant & Lounge. Expect the unexpected – Cochon de Lait and Stone Ground Grits topped with Pork Cracklin’ & Red Cabbage. Try one of our popular signature drinks like the Onetini. We also have 24 wines by the glass, a menu that changes with the seasons and ambiance that screams “relax.” Redefining neighborhood chic – One Restaurant & Lounge.

Parkway Tavern and Bakery
538 Hagan Avenue, New Orleans
(504) 482-3047
Parkway Tavern and Bakery, Your Po-Boy Destination, established in 1909, stands alone on Bayou St. John as a one of a kind po-boy shop serving up it sandwiches and specialties to bustling crowds of native New Orleanians and visitors alike.

PASCAL’S MANALE
1838 Napoleon Avenue,
New Orleans • (504) 895-4877
Pascal’s Manale has been a famous Uptown eatery since 1913, celebrating its 95th Anniversary. Home of the Famous Barbecue Shrimp and Oyster Bar. Pascal’s Manale serves the finest in fresh seafood, Italian specialties, delicious steaks, veal dishes and the desserts are delicious. Pascal’s Manale is open for dinner Monday through Saturday and lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Pellicano Ristorante
4224 Williams Boulevard, Kenner
(504) 467-2930 • www.pellicanoristorante.comInnovative newcomer Chef Christopher Cody has made quite a name for himself as a culinary wiz who has an acute eye (and palate) when it comes to details. Upscale yet inviting, Pellicano specializes in innovative contemporary American cuisine and boasts an intriguing wine list. New menu selections include wild boar ribs with red wine barbeque sauce and jicama slaw and pan seared scallops with a potato-chive cake and sherry gastrique.

RISTORANTE FILIPPO
1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie
(504) 835-4008
Serenaded by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Louis Prima, Ristorante Filippo’s authentic Italian cuisine will set the tone for any intimate dining experience or business lunch. Chef Philip Gagliano’s signature appetizers include Oysters al Oreganate, Zuppa de Filippa and Jumbo Crabmeat Salad. Relish is classic veal, chicken, fresh fish and pastas as entrées. Finish off with Tiramisu and a cappuccino. Lunch and dinner with a private banquet space is available for any occasion.

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE
3633 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie
 (504) 888-3600
Visit Ruth’s Chris Steak House, featuring the finest steaks, the freshest seafood and an award-winning wine list. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining may be arranged. Serving lunch on Fridays. Make your reservation online at RuthsChris.com. Just follow the sizzle.

SLICE PIZZERIA
1513 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans
(504) 525-7437 • www.slicepizzeria.comIn a slice of a building on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans’ greatest pizza is served. Order one slice at a time or go for the whole pie at this well-lit, stylishly-designed café. Don’t miss the exquisite white pizza and incomparable arugala salad along with new dishes like steamed mussels, barbecue shrimp and the muffaletta panini. Lunch and dinner served daily. Credit cards accepted.

The Court of Two Sisters
613 Royal Street, New Orleans
(504) 522-7261 • www.courtoftwosisters.comThe Court of Two Sisters, known for its large dining courtyard, serves a lavish daily Jazz Brunch buffet. The extensive buffet includes turtle soup, grits and grillades and omelets including the signature Seafood Orleans Omelet. At night choose from their a la carte dinner menu or a four-course dinner. Entrees include Crabmeat au Gratin and Seared Duck a l’Orange. Complete menus are available at www.courtoftwosisters.com. Reservations are recommended.

The Creole Skillet Restaurant
200 Julia Street, New Orleans
(504) 304-6318 • www.thecreoleskillet.comNestled in the historic Warehouse Arts District in a 200-year-old former cotton warehouse and located on the corner of Julia Street and Fulton, talented Chef Chris Broussard will delight you with his fresh Louisiana Redfish Pontchartrain, Jumbo Lump Crabcakes, Crawfish Fritters, Pork Bauvais, savory Crabmeat Cheese Cake and the best desserts imaginable. Hours: Monday-Friday for lunch and Tuesday-Saturday for dinner. Private parties are encouraged.

The Marigny Brasserie
640 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans
(504) 945-4472 • www.marignybrasserie.comCome experience award-winning, Louisiana contemporary cuisine in casual elegance at The Marigny Brasserie. Enjoy unique specialty cocktails or choose from our expansive wine list at our gracious bar. Join us for dinner seven days a week, lunch Monday through Saturday or our popular Sunday Jazz Brunch. The Marigny Brasserie… We’ve made fine dining fun again.

Vincent’s Italian Cuisine
4411 Chastant Street, Metairie • (504) 885-2984
7839 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans
(504) 866-9313
Vincent’s has been a local favorite for almost 20 years and is a perfect venue for a romantic dinner for two or a family get-together. After just one taste of the mouthwatering Italian specialties and delicious fresh seafood you’ll understand why Vincent’s is voted the “Best Italian Restaurant” in New Orleans year after year. That’s amore!

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