Tops of the Town 2019

Top Antiques Store

 

  1. M.S. Rau Antiques

 

 

Top Art Gallery

 

  1. Terrance Osborne Gallery
  2. Ashley Longshore

 

 

Top Bakery

 

  1. Gracious Bakery
  2. Haydel’s Bakery
  3. Maple Street Patisserie

 

 

Top Bed-and-Breakfast

 

  1. Degas House

 

 

Top Bookstore

 

  1. Garden District Bookstore
  2. Octavia Books

 

 

Top Carnival Parade

 

  1. Muses
  2. Endymion

 

 

Top Chef

 

  1. Nina Compton

 

 

Top Children’s Boutique

 

  1. Auraluz
  2. Pickleberry

 

 

Top Coffee House

 

  1. PJ’s
  2. Starbucks

 

 

Top Coffee House for Food

 

  1. Caffe Caffe
  2. PJ’s
  3. HiVolt

 

 

Top Craft Brewery

 

  1. Abita Brewing Company
  2. Port Orleans Brewing Co.
  3. Urban South Brewery

 

 

Top Craft Cocktail Bar

 

  1. Cure

 

 

Top Day Spa

 

  1. Earthsavers Spa & Store
  2. Woodhouse Day Spa

 

 

Top Dive Bar

 

  1. Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant

 

 

Top Dry Cleaner

 

  1. Young’s Dry Cleaning
  2. Russell’s Dry Cleaning Services

 

 

Top Food Truck

 

1.Taceaux Loceaux

 

 

Top French Bread

 

  1. Leidenheimer

 

 

Top Furniture Store

 

  1. Textures Warehouse
  2. Doerr Furniture
  3. Hurwitz Mintz Furniture

 

 

Top Golf Course

 

  1. Bayou Oaks at City Park
  2. Audubon Park Golf Course

 

 

Top Gulf Coast Getaway

 

  1. Destin, Florida

 

 

Top Gulf Coast Hotel

 

  1. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
  2. The Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort

 

 

Top Gym

 

Tie:

  1. Orangetheory Fitness
  2. Franco’s Athletic Club

 

 

Top Hotel

 

  1. Windsor Court Hotel
  2. The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
  3. The Roosevelt New Orleans

 

 

Top Hotel Bar

 

  1. Carousel Bar & Lounge
  2. Hot Tin

 

 

Top ice cream/gelato

 

  1. Angelo Brocato

Tie

  1. Piccola Gelateria
  2. The Creole Creamery

 

 

Top Jazz Club

 

  1. Snug Harbor
  2. The Jazz Playhouse at Royal Sonesta

 

 

Top lawn/garden supply

 

  1. Perino’s Garden Center

 

Top Live Theater Company

 

  1. Le Petit Theater
  2. Southern Rep Theater

 

 

Top local actor/actress

 

  1. Bryan Batt

 

 

Top Local Charity

 

  1. Louisina SPCA
  2. The Al Copeland Foundation

 

 

Top Local Jeweler

 

  1. Aucoin Hart Jewelers
  2. Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Tie

  1. Boudreaux’s Jewelers
  2. Adler’s Jewelry

 

 

Top Local Radio Station

 

  1. WWOZ
  2. WWL

 

 

Top Men’s Clothing Store

 

  1. Perlis
  2. Rubensteins

 

 

Top Museum

 

  1. National WWII Museum
  2. New Orleans Museum of Art

Tie

  1. Louisiana Children’s Museum
  2. Ogden Museum of Southern Art

 

 

Top Neighborhood Restaurant

 

  1. Clancy’s Restaurant
  2. Vincent’s Italian Cuisine
  3. Katie’s Restaurant and Bar

 

 

Top New Orleans Festival

 

  1. French Quarter Fest
  2. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  3. NOLA on Tap

 

 

Top Outdoor Dining

 

  1. Bacchanal Fine Wine and Spirits 3
  2. Café Degas

 

 

Top Place for a Bloody Mary

 

  1. Atchafalaya Restaurant

 

 

Top Place for a Margarita

 

Tie

  1. El Gato Negro
  2. Juan’s Flying Burrito

 

 

Top Place for a Power Lunch

 

  1. Commander’s Palace
  2. Galatoire’s

 

 

Top Place for a Salad

 

  1. The Daily Beet

 

 

Top Place for Asian

 

  1. Five Happiness

 

 

Top Place for Barbecue Shrimp

 

  1. Mr. B’s Bistro
  2. Pascal’s Manale

 

 

Top Place for Boiled Crawfish

 

  1. The Galley Seafood

 

 

Top Place for Breakfast

 

  1. The Ruby Slipper Cafe
  2. Daily Beet

 

 

Top Place for Brunch

 

  1. Commander’s Palace

 

 

Top Place for Burgers

 

  1. The Company Burger
  2. Port of Call

 

 

Top Place for Cajun

 

  1. Fete Au Fete Streatery
  2. Mulate’s New Orleans Cajun Restaurant
  3. K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen

 

 

Top Place for Chinese

 

  1. Five Happiness

 

 

Top Place for Creole

 

  1. New Orleans Creole Cookery

 

 

Top Place for Fine Dining

 

  1. Commander’s Palace
  2. Brennan’s Restaurant

 

 

Top Place for Fried Chicken

 

  1. Popeye’s Fried Chicken
  2. Willie Mae’s Scotch House
  3. Fiorella’s Cafe

 

 

Top Grocery Store

 

  1. Rouses
  2. Dorignac’s
  3. Langenstein’s

 

 

Top Place for Gumbo

 

  1. Gumbo Shop

 

 

Top Place for Hot Dogs

 

  1. Dat Dog

 

 

Top Place for Indian

 

  1. Saffron NOLA
  2. Nirvana Indian Cuisine

 

 

Top Place for Italian

 

  1. Vincent’s Italian Cuisine
  2. Red Gravy Cafe

 

 

Top Place for Japanese

 

  1. Tsunami

Tie

  1. Shogun
  2. Little Tokyo

 

 

Top Place for King Cakes

 

  1. Manny Randazzo King Cakes
  2. Dong Phuong Bakeshop

 

 

Top Place for Korean

 

  1. Little Korea BBQ

 

 

Top Place for Late Night Dining

 

  1. Hoshun

 

 

Best Local Sandwich Shop

 

  1. Stein’s Market and Deli

 

 

Top Place for Mexican/Southwest

 

  1. Zocalo Cocina Mexicana & Catina
  2. The Velvet Cactus

 

 

Top Place for Middle Eastern

 

  1. Saba
  2. Byblos

Tie

  1. Lebanon’s Café
  2. Mona’s Café

 

 

Top Place for Onion Rings

 

  1. Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant

 

 

Top Place for Pizza

 

  1. Pizza Domencia
  2. Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza
  3. Reginelli’s Pizzeria

 

 

Top Place for Poor Boys

 

  1. Parkway Bakery and Tavern

 

 

Top Place for Raw Oysters

 

  1. Peche

 

 

Top Place for Seafood

 

  1. GW Fins

 

 

Top Place for Snowballs

 

  1. Sal’s Sno-Ball Stand
  2. Hansen’s Sno-Bliz
  3. Plum Street Sno-Ball

 

Top Place for Steaks

 

  1. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Tie

  1. Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse
  2. Desi Vega’s Steakhouse

 

 

Top Place for Sushi

 

  1. Rock N Sake Bar & Sushi
  2. Sake Café

 

 

Top Place for Tacos

 

  1. Juan’s Flying Burrito

Tie

  1. Taceaux Loceaux
  2. The Velvet Cactus

 

 

Top Place for Tapas

 

  1. Baru Bistor & Tapas

 

 

Top Place for Thai

 

  1. SukhoThai
  2. Banana Blossom Thai Restaurant
  3. Café Equator

 

 

Top Place for Turtle Soup

 

  1. Commander’s Palace
  2. Mandina’s Restaurant

 

 

Top Place for Vegetarian Dishes

 

  1. The Daily Beet

 

 

Top Place for Vietnamese

 

  1. Mopho

Tie

  1. Pho NOLA
  2. Mint Modern Vietnamese

 

 

Top Place to Buy a Wedding Dress

 

  1. Town & Country
  2. Wedding Belles

 

 

Top Place to Buy Liquor and Wine

 

Tie

  1. Martin’s Wine Cellar
  2. Dorignac’s

 

 

Top Place to Gamble

 

  1. Harrah’s Casino

 

 

Top Place to Hear Live Music

 

  1. House of Blues

Tie

  1. Tipitina’s
  2. d.b.a.

 

 

Top Restaurant

 

  1. Commander’s Palace
  2. GW Fin’s

 

 

Top Restaurant Worth the Drive

 

Tie

  1. Middendorf’s Restaurant
  2. Mosca’s

 

 

Top Sports Bar

 

  1. Manning’s Sports Bar and Grill
  2. Walk-Ons Bistreux & Bar

 

 

Top Sweet Shop

 

  1. Angelo Brocato

 

 

Top Yoga/Pilates Studio

 

  1. Romney Studios

 

 

 

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