Rooftop restaurants, century-old buildings, bayou overlooks… Louisiana is filled with restaurants where the atmosphere is just as good as the food. In no particular order, we’ve found some of the most beautiful restaurants in Louisiana you have to see for yourself.
You’re sure to have a meal you’ll remember at Mariner’s, and even better, the sunsets over Sibley Lake are sensational! It's located at 5948 Highway 1 Byp, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457.
2. Commander’s Palace
This amazing restaurant has been open since 1893, and has launched the careers of famous chefs such as Paul Prudhomme, Emeril Lagasse, Tory McPhail and many more. During the fall, take advantage of their gorgeous patio, but even if you dine indoors, you'll be amazed by the detail of this historical restaurant. It's located at 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.
3. Blue Dog Cafe
Editor's Note: This restaurant is permanently closed.
The Blue Dog Cafe’s walls are adorned with the artwork of famous Blue Dog creator, George Rodrigue. Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine in an atmosphere that’ll make you think you’re in an art gallery. There are two locations: 1211 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70503 and 609 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70601
4. Bella Fresca
Casual yet inviting, Bella Fresca is the perfect place to share a meal with family or friends. It's located at 608 Absinthe Ct, Shreveport, Louisiana 71115.
5. Charley G’s
This Lafayette favorite offers delicious steaks and fresh Louisiana seafood in a casual yet upscale atmosphere. Whether you dine inside or on the patio, the surroundings will impress you. It's located at 3809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503.
Established in 1840, Antoine’s is the oldest family-run business in America. Each room at Antoine’s has its own unique story behind it. The Mystery Room (pictured above) got its name during Prohibition, when the sale of alcohol was prohibited. During this time, guests could go through a door in the women’s restroom that would lead to a secret room where they could get a coffee cup filled with booze. When asked where they received the beverage, the common response was "It’s a mystery to me." It's located at 713 Saint Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.
Galatoire’s has been a New Orleans staple since 1905, and it's still going strong more than a century later. The interior design at this fancy Creole restaurant will leave you speechless! It's located at 209 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.
8. Palmettos on the Bayou
Palmetto’s simply has it all; delicious food, an inviting atmosphere, friendly service, and some of the best views on the Northshore. Enjoy your meal while overlooking the beautiful Bayou Bonfouca, scenery that simply cannot be beat. It's located at 1901 Bayou Ln, Slidell, Louisiana 70458.
Regatta Seafood and Steakhouse is a Cajun themed restaurant that is located right on Lake Arthur. Drive up, boat in, or fly in on a seaplane (if that’s your thing). It doesn’t matter how you get there, just make sure you do. Enjoy fresh seafood, steaks, pasta and Cajun cuisine all while overlooking Lake Arthur. It's located at 508 Hawkeye Ave., Lake Arthur, Louisiana 70549.
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