Hmm-Pick out the best restaurants in the French Quarter. Okay, it's practically impossible for a New Orleans foodie to do justice to this in a single article. We decided to give it a try, but had to settle in this assignment for the upscale favorites.
Antoine's Dinner at Antoine's is no cliche. At 713 St. Louis, Antoine's serves classic Creole cuisine. We like the Crawfish Bisque and Trout Pontchartrain. See the menu at or call (504)581-4422.
Arnaud's 813 Bienville (504)523-5433. Arnaud's is most beautiful in the daylight, but delicious at any time. We can never resist the Shrimp Arnaud and Creole Crabcakes.
Bayona Chef Susan Spicer continues her genius at the historic cottage restaurant. Try the Crispy Quail Salad or the Braised Pork Shank with apples and Mashed Potatoes. 430 Dauphine. (504)525-4455.
Bistro at Maison de Ville Unique french food includes such dishes as Escargot, Oyster and Spinach Gratin and the Duck Sampler. Bistro at Maison de Ville is located at 733 Toulouse.(504)528-9206.
Bombay Club. I've written about the liquid martini bar before, but the contemporary creole menu at the Bombay includes a Louisiana Shrimp Martini. Check out the Pancetta Wrapped Scallops or the BBQ Shrimp. (504)586-0972.
Brennan's is one of the classic New Orleans dining spots. Brennan's created Bananas Foster, and its signature breakfast dishes include Eggs Bayou Lafourche and Oysters Benedict. 417 Royal.(504)525-9711.
Broussard's At Broussard's, at 819 Conti, the Oysters Rockefeller, Bienville, and Broussard's style are a popular appetizer. We also like the Pesto Crusted Rack of Lamb entree.(504)581-3866.
Galatoire's More classic Creole cuisine at Galatoire's. The menu hasn't changed in forever, so its recipes for Shrimp Remoulade and Crabmeat Sardou remain justly famous. 209 Bourbon. (504)525-2021.
GW Fins 808 Bienville GW Fins is a seafood feast. Consider the Creole Tomato and Cucumber Salad along with the Blackened Louisiana Amberjack.(504)581-3467.
K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen Homier than some of the others, K-Paul's is the signature Cajun restaurant in New Orleans. We love the Chicken and Andouille Gumbo and the Blackened Louisiana Drum. The Bronzed Swordfish is also a spicy delight. Open for dinner at 416 Chartres. (504)524-7394.
Muriel's Muriels is at 801 Chartres, just across from Jackson Square.
Nola Nola is an Emeril's restaurant somewhat less formal than Emeril's other places. We've loved the Garlic Crusted Redfish as well as the Shrimp and Grits.(504)522-6652.534 St. Louis.
Peristyle Peristyle is a Chef Tom Wolfe favorite at1041 Dumaine. Cinnamon Smoked Pork Tenderloin or the Pan Seared Foie Gras are positvely decadent.(504)593-9535.
Pelican Club Lump Crabmeat and Shrimp Cakes sound good to you? How about Louisiana Crawfish and Pork Spring Rolls? Enjoy these dishes at the Pelican Club at 615 Bienville. (504)523-1504.
Rib Room In the Royal Orleans Hotel, the Rib Room is our favorite venue for Prime Rib. They also make a mean Crabmeat Martini. 621 St. Louis. (504)529-7045.
Stella! Stella! is the child of Chef Scott Boswell. Located at 1032 Chartres, the restaurant has a modern eclectic menu, with entrees such as Duck Five Ways and a sinfully good Dark Chocolate Cake dessert.(504)587-0091.
Tony Moran's In the old Absinthe House building at 240 Bourbon, Creole Italian is the menu at Moran's. Shrimp and Eggplant Napoleone and the veal dish, Involtini di Romana, are great.(504)523-3181.
Tujague's In another historic location, Tujague's is at 823 Decatur. It has a fixed menu, specializing in Beef Brisket with Creole Sauce and Crawfish Etoufee.(504)525-8676.