Rathbone Mansions
Historic New Orleans Hotel, Steps From the French Quarter

Insiders Guide of things to do, eats and drinks in New Orleans

Rathbone Mansions Insiders Guide

With its unique, vibrant history, award winning chefs, craft cocktail bars, and party atmosphere, there's no wonder NOLA is consistently ranked one of the best cities to visit. We've got you covered with insiders' tips on the best places to visit, eat and drink during your stay. Click through our blog for suggestions, current events and truly experience New Orleans like a local.

New Orleans has a unique, vibrant history, award winning chefs, craft cocktails galore, and a low-key, Southern fun atmosphere. There's no wonder NOLA is consistently ranked one of the best US cities to visit.  We've got you covered with tips on locals' favorite spots to check out during your stay. Scroll through our blog for suggestions, current events and truly experience New Orleans like a local.



Eats & Drinks in New Orleans

French Quarter/CBD

Arnaud's  Classic Creole Cuisine in the Heart of the French Quarter. $$$ 813 Bienville St.  (504) 523-5433 

Antoines  Circa-1840 old-world grand dame of fine French-Creole dining & birthplace of oysters Rockefeller. $$$ 713 St Louis St. (504) 581-4422

Coops Place  New Orleans staples at an affordable price. $ 1109 Decatur St.  (504) 525-9053 

Deanie's Seafood  Voted “Best Seafood Restaurant” by locals. $ 841 Iberville St.  (504) 581-1316

Drago's Seafood  Home of the famous Charbroiled Oysters and Lobster. $$ 2 Poydras St.  (504) 584-3911

Felix's Restaurant and Oyster Bar  Seafood platters, fresh-shucked oysters & Creole staples in a casual barroom setting. $ 739 Iberville St.  (504) 522-4440

Felipe's Taqueria  Casual Mexican concept with a craft cocktail bar. $ 301 N. Peters St.  (504) 288-TACO (8226)



The Blind Pelican Oyster Bar  Watering hole known for strong drinks, happy-hour oyster deals & a menu of po' boys & pizzas. $ 1628 St. Charles Ave.  (504) 558-9399

Central City BBQ Traditional BBQ sandwiches, sides & plates served in a spacious dining room with cool, modern decor. $ 1201 S. Rampart St.  (504) 558-4276

Juan's Flying Burrito Creole-tinged Tex-Mex in a funky taqueria space with local art & a bar. $ 2018 Magazine St. (504) 569-0000 

La Crepe Nanou Crêpes & other classic French dishes in an intimate, mosaic-tiled bistro space with sidewalk seats. $$ 1410 Robert St. (504) 899-2670 

Pascal's Manale Seafood  Best known for BBQ shrimp and Louisiana-Italian dishes. $$ 1838 Napoleon Ave. (504) 895-4877 

Surrey's Cafe & Juice Bar American & Latin breakfast/lunch fare plus fresh-squeezed juices draw crowds at this quaint cafe. $ 4807 Magazine St. (504) 895-5757

Slice Pizzeria Thin-crust pies & slices plus salads, po' boys, pasta & more in a casual space with an open kitchen $ 1513 St. Charles Ave. (504) 525-7437



1000 Figs Local Favorite serving seasonal Mediterranean fare in a simple setting. $ 3141 Ponce de Leon St. (504) 301-0848

Café Degas Romantic, intimate French bistro where a tree growing through the dining room adds to the ambiance. $$ 3127 Esplanade Ave. (504) 945-5635 

Crescent City Steakhouse Sizzling butter steaks & other traditional chophouse fare in an old-school space since 1934. $$ 1001 N. Broad St. (504) 821-3271 

Lola's Spanish tapas, paella & entrees plus house made sangria in a quaint, lively space. $$ 3312 Esplanade Ave. (504) 488-6946

Parkway Po-Boy's Longtime (since 1911) neighborhood hangout with a patio known for classic-style po' boys. Be sure to try the Shrimp Po’Boy!  $ 538 Hagan Ave. (504) 482-3047


Marigny/St. Roch/Bywater

Bacchanal Wine Wine-&-cheese store featuring globally accented small plates & live music on a lush back patio. $$ 600 Poland Ave. (504) 948-9111

Pizza Delicious Casual, counter-serve restaurant with thin-crust pizza, beer & a decidedly hipster ambiance. $ 617 Piety St. (504) 676-8482

Red's Chinese Creative Chinese fare made with Southern twists in a simple setting with beer, wine & cocktails too. $ 3048 St. Claude Ave. (504) 304-6030

St. Roch Market 1875 market reborn as a cool food hall with stalls selling eats & drinks, plus some outdoor seating. $$ 2381 St. Claude Ave (504) 609-3813



Atchafalaya  Creative Louisiana fare, drinks & brunch Bloody Mary bar in a high-ceilinged space lined with art. $$ 901 Louisiana Ave. (504) 891-9626

Cafe Amelie Romantic spot for elegant contemporary Louisiana fare, plus a lush courtyard with a fountain. $$ 912 Royal St., Princess of Monaco Courtyard (504) 412-8965

Compere Lapin A sophisticated eatery serving Caribbean- and European-accented takes on New Orleans flavors. $$$ 535 Tchoupitoulas St. (504) 599-2107

Elizabeth's Down-home country classics & a busy brunch in a bustling space hung with local art, plus a bar. $$ 601 Gallier St. (504) 944-9272 



Verti Marte This longtime market & deli open 24/7 is known for Creole-inspired sandwiches, entrees & sides. $ 1201 Royal St. (504) 525-4767 

Magazine Pizza Specialty pizzas loaded with toppings, plus calzones, wraps & more to eat in or take to go. $ 1068 Magazine St. (504) 568-0211

Uber Eats offers a wide variety of delivery options in the greater New Orleans area.