New Orleans September 24, 2019
8 Of The Most Underrated French Quarter Restaurants In New Orleans
The French Quarter isn’t just the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, it’s also the lifeline of the city. Historical attractions, boutiques, antique stores, and restaurants pepper the 78 square blocks of the Vieux Carré, and it’s easily one of the biggest tourist attractions to New Orleans. While famous restaurants like Antoine’s, Tujague’s, and Galatoire’s are certainly worthy of your time, there are so many underrated restaurants in the French Quarter that are worth seeking out. Here are some of our favorites.
Bayona has been a French Quarter staple since 1990. Located in a 200-year old creole cottage on Dauphine Street, Bayona’s menu is full of Louisiana classics and Bayona specialties that will make you fall in love at first bite.
Address: 430 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70112
Located inside the Hotel Monteleone on historic Royal Street, this elegant bistro features a menu full of creole dishes that are inspired by the history of New Orleans, blending European, Spanish, Italian and French flavors.
Address: 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
3. Le Croissant d’Or
When you’re strolling through the French Quarter and need a little snack, this French bakery is just the ticket.
Address: 617 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70116
Locally owned and operated, this locally owned and operated restaurant used farm-fresh ingredients and local seafood to create a menu that would satisfy anyone’s palette.
Address: 900 Dumaine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116
5. The Green Goddess
The menu at Green Goddess caters to just about everyone. You’ll find several vegetarian and vegan options in addition to all your favorite Cajun and Creole dishes.
Address: 307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA, 70130
6. Mona Lisa
This quirky spot on Royal is your go-to restaurant for authentic Italian fare. The walls are decorated with hundreds of variations of the famous Mona Lisa painting, adding a unique vibe to an incredible meal.
Address: 1212 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116
7. The Pelican Club
Tucked away on a side street in the French Quarter, this contemporary creole restaurant might be one of the best kept secrets in the Quarter.
Address: 213 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA, 70130
8. Verti Marte
This little corner store on Royal Street has been a secret weapon for those in who live and work in the French Quarter. Part convenience store, part deli, this cash only joint has some of the best po’boys in the Quarter.
Address: 1201 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116
What’s your favorite restaurant in the French Quarter? Let us know in the comments below!