Below is my list of the top fine dining restaurants in New Orleans, a MUST dining experience while you are in New Orleans! These are places I've eaten, impressed out of town friends with and am excited to share with you. Many of New Orleans fine restaurants offer treats for the eyes because of the atmosphere they provide however all have great food, very comfortable to elegant atmospheres, and good service. The chefs at these restaurants are world renowned and will make your New Orleans dining experience unforgettable. So before your visit to New Orleans ends spice up your life and taste some of the Best Food New Orleans has to offer at one of the fine restaurants below.
Mr. Bís Bistro * A Fine Dining French Quarter Restaurant
Mr. Bís Bistro, a New Orleans restaurant famous for its Creole cuisine offers a top French Quarter Fine Dining experience. Whether a lunch or dinner, Mr Bís is where locals choose to ďcelebrate special occasionsĒ and ďImpress out of town friendsĒ. Mr. Bís is located at 201 Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter. Considered the original New Orleans gourmet bistro, Mr. B's Bistro is owned and managed by Cindy Brennan, a member of the legendary New Orleans' Brennan Family. Their BarBQue shrimp is over the top, their shrimp and grits to die for, and their Carmelized Tuna and Pepper Crusted Duck are two spectacular dinner entrees not to be missed! Join them for Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring live Jazz music.
Dickie Brennanís Bourbon House * Best French Quarter Dining
Fine dining at its best, Dickie Brennanís Bourbon House is all about local seafood. If itís not in season, you wonít find it on the menu. Stop in and enjoy authentic New Orleans fine dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House Seafood restaurant. Bourbon House boasts a lively atmosphere with huge picture windows overlooking Bourbon Street. The dining rooms of this famous French Quarter restaurant are indicative of New Orleansí European heritage, with handcrafted wrought iron and custom millwork. Dickie Brennan and his culinary team have created an incredible menu of classic New Orleans Creole dishes complemented by new favorites. Dine at New Orleans favorite oyster bar and enjoy local Louisiana oysters on the half shell either straight up, or topped with champagne mignonette and Cajun caviar. The Plateaux de Fruits de Mer is a great way to start a meal, featuring an impressive selection of shucked oysters, Gulf shrimp, assorted seasonal seafood salads and marinated crab fingers. Signature favorites include Redfish on the Half Shell (grilled skin on) and New Orleans style Barbeque Shrimp. And Bourbon House is also more than just a nameóthe restaurant offers New Orleans most extensive and impressive selection of small batch and single barrel bourbons, a delicious Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch, and the one and only New Orleans Bourbon Society. The Bourbon House restaurant is located at 144 Bourbon Street.
Rib Room Restaurant * Upscale French Quarter Dining
If you are looking for great food, upscale service and great dťcor then visit the Rib Room. The Rib Room is classy, with white tablecloths, luxurious woodwork and has been the haunt of literary greats and the politically infamous for over 50 years. They offer classics such as slow roasted prime rib of beef, aged steaks, fresh Louisiana seafood, and champagne brunch on Sunday. The softly lit and equally comfortable Rib Room bar offers the ideal setting for sophisticated beverages and extensive wine cellar selections. The Rib Room is located on the most fashionable corner of the French Quarter at 621 Saint Louis Street. Stop by and experience this delicious local favorite for yourself. The Rib Room is a local favorite for fine dinning and special occasions.
Bayona Restaurant * Fine French Quarter Dining
When you visit New Orleans Bayona Restaurantshould be on the top of your places to eat list. The service is impeccable, the prices are reasonable and food is top-notch, with dishes on the menu such as veal sweetbreads with lemon caper butter, chile-rubbed Louisiana duck breast in housemade mole. Chef Susan Spicer opened the French Quarter restaurant at 430 Dauphine Street in 1990. Bayona is located in a 200 year old French Quarter Cottage with a lush, tropical courtyard that is alive with tropical greenery, colorful fruit trees and a gently gurgling fountain. The restaurant is divided into three rooms the main dining room, the Dyer Room and the Bayona Room. Each room has its own individual feel. The patio is also open for dining most of the year, weather permitting. The dress code at Bayona is nice casual or business causal. Please note, that all of the dining rooms are non-smoking and cell-phone free. You will not be disappointed.
GW Fins Seafood Restaurant * Premier Upscale Dining
GW Fins is New Orleans premier, upscale seafood restaurant with great seafood and a very attentive staff. Dining at GW Fins is like taking a culinary expedition around the globe, dining on the finest quality seafood at every port which includes a bounty of wonderful varieties that are available from our own Gulf Coast. Some of the most popular items on GW Fins menu include Lobster Dumplings served with Fennel and Tomato, Cold Smoked Oysters with a lemon butter sauce, Cashew-and Peppercom-Crusted Swordfish, Wood Grilled New Bedford Sea Scallops served with Mushroom Risotto and Mushroom Butter, Chilean Sea Bass braised in a hot and sour shrimp stock and served with sesame spinach, and individual homemade apple pie served warm with a cheddar cheese straw crust and vanilla ice cream. The wine list at GW Fins features more thatn100 labels, more than 70 of which are available by the glass. GW Fins is located in the French Quarter at 808 Bienville Street and is known locally and nationally as New Orleans premiere fine dining seafood restaurant. It is a favorite among locals for its consistently wonderful seafood dishes, impressive wine list and first class service. There is a dress code at GW Fins and reservations are recommended. For more information call GW Fins at (504) 581-3467