We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
Established in 1918, this upscale restaurant has certainly stood the test of time. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Arnaud’s offers up some of the most mouth watering Creole cuisine in the city in a quintessential New Orleans dining experience.
813 Rue Bienville, New Orleans, LA, 70112
2. Commander’s Palace
Nestled within the Garden District, this multi-award winning restaurant is an absolute must for any New Orleanian. Established in 1880, this iconic blue restaurant features some of the most amazing New Orleans cuisine you could ever eat in an unforgettable atmosphere.
Address: 1403 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
3. Compere Lapin
Located in the Old No 77 Hotel, this sophisticated eatery has a menu that blends New Orleans flavors with Caribbean and European influences. This delicious restaurant in the Warehouse District serves lunch and dinner along with weekend brunches, so you can enjoy a delicious in a warm and welcoming atmosphere meal anytime.
Address: 535 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
4. Dooky Chase’s
What started out as a sandwich shop and lottery ticket outlet in 1939 has grown into one of the most popular restaurants in the city. Dooky Chase’s opened its doors in 1941, and they’ve come a long way since their humble beginnings. This family owned and operated restaurant serves down-home staples in an art-filled atmosphere that you’re sure to love. Their fried chicken is legendary, so be sure to try it when you visit.
Address: 2301 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70119
This upscale century-old New Orleans institution is the perfect restaurant for anyone looking to celebrate something special. Established in 1905, this grand dame of New Orleans restaurants is truly one of a kind and worthy of a visit.
Address: 209 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
6. Willie Mae’s Scotch House
If you like fried chicken, a visit to Willie Mae’s in an absolute must. This family owned and operated joint has been around since 1957, and they quickly captured the hearts (and stomachs) of locals and tourists alike. It’s not uncommon to find a line down the block during peak hours, but trust us when we say that your patience will be rewarded.
2401 St. Ann Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
When you’re in the mood for a delicious po’boy, you’ve got to make your way over to Parkway. Their award winning po’boys attract visitors from all over the world, and you’ll become a customer for life after just one bite.
Address: 538 Hagan Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119
8. La Petite Grocery
Nestled along historic Magazine Street, La Petite Grocery is one of those restaurants that people have been going to for years. With a menu featuring contemporary Louisiana fare housed in a building that’s over a hundred years old, you truly can’t go wrong with a meal at La Petite Grocery. Be sure to get some of their famous blue crab beignets for the table, they’re sinfully delicious.
Address: 4238 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
For delicious Israeli cuisine, look no further than Shaya. This James Beard Award winning restaurant seamlessly combines Israeli staples with Southern flavors that will make your taste buds explode.
Address: 4213 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
10. Willa Jean
Named after Chef Partner Kelly Fields’ grandmother, Willa Jean has been around since 2015. The retro-chic eatery offers a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu that’s filled with unique twists on southern and New Orleans cuisine. Be sure to save room for dessert, because their milk and cookies are absolutely incredible.
Address: 611 O'Keefe Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70113
How many of these restaurants have you dined at? Let us know in the comments below!