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School of Medicine
Tulane University
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New Orleans, LA 70112
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Favorite Restaurants in New Orleans


                                                      (Compiled by Drs. Emel Songu-Mize & Craig W Clarkson)


Budget-Friendly Casual Places

(places you go to without reservations)

The Bulldog
http://bulldog.draftfreak.com/
3236 Magazine Street
504-891-1516
Location: Magazine between Toledano & Pleasant
Best Place to Get a Cold Beer (& a burger)
Wed - take the glass home with you
Great outside patio when the weather cools off a bit

Byblos Restaurant
http://www.byblosrestaurants.com/

3218 Magazine Street
504-894-1233
Location: Magazine near Louisiana Ave
Mediterranean / Lebanese
Great Hummos, Beef Shawarma & Drunken Halloumi

Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans
504-525-4544
Location: French Quarter across from Jackson Square
Coffee & Beignets
Open since 1862 (24 hrs/day, but closes on Christmas day & for major hurricanes)

Beat that Starbucks!

Camellia Grill
Camellia Grill

Menu (from Urbanspoon)
626 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
504-309-2679
Location: Carrollton Ave near riverbend /St. Charles Ave
A New Orleans "one of a kind" - where waiters are totally unique
"Naturally New Orleans" 50's style burgers & omelettes
A mandatory stop in New Orleans: Dr. C won't let you graduate until you have eaten here

Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
http://www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com/

2001 St. Charles (near Jackson)
504-593-9955
Location: St. Charles near Lee Circle
Creole
, Eclectic

Five Happiness Chinese Restaurant
http://fivehappiness.com/
3605 S. Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
504-482-3935
Location: Carrollton near I-10
The gold standard for traditional Chinese food in New Orleans

Horinoya
http://www.nola.com/sites/lagniappe/horinoya/index.html
920 Poydras - between O'Keefe & Baronne
504-561-8914
Location: Downtown outside of French Quarter (walking distance from Med School)
Sushi/Japanese

Juan's Flying Burrito
http://www.juansflyingburrito.com/
2018 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-569-0000
Location: Magazine between Jackson & Felicity
Creole Taqueria (a joint!)
Giant Burritos, Crawfish Enchiladas
(Waitresses with impressive tattoos)

Lebanon's Cafe
http://www.lebanonscafe.com
1500 S. Carrollton Ave (at Jennette St.)
New Orleans, LA

504-862-6200 (or -6900)
Location: Riverbend area on Carrollton
Mediterranean - (doesn't serve alcohol)

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen
http://www.louisianapizzakitchen.com/
611 S. Carrollton Ave (near St. Charles)
New Orleans, LA
70118
504-862-0800
Location: Riverbend area on Carrollton
Other Location: 95 French Market Place (French Quarter)
Specialty Pizza Restaurant (award winning)

Mandina's Restaurant
http://www.mandinasrestaurant.com
3800 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA
504-482-9179
Location: Canal St. (between Jefferson Davis Pkwy & Carrolton)
Italian Creole - A Naturally New Orleans Place
Try the hot (wet) roast beef poor boy

Mother's
http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/mothers-restaurant/menu
401 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA
Location: CBD - corner of Poydras St. & Tchoupitoulas (convention center area)
Known for its Po-Boy Sandwiches, but serves more (a tourist magnet)

Nacho Mama's Mexican Grille
http://www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com/
3242 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
504-899-0031
Location: Magazine / Uptown
A small independent Mexican restaurant (A Dr. C favorite)
Try the Mamachitas & the award winning margaritas

Nirvana
http://www.insidenirvana.com/homepageafterindex.htm
4308 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
504-894-9797
Location: Magazine near Napoleon
Classic Indian Cuisine
Try the $9.95 lunch buffet, as well as $9.95 dinner buffet on Thursday evenings.

Pyramids Cafe
3151 Calhoun St
New Orleans, LA
504-861-9602
Location: ~1-2 blocks North (lakeside) of S. Claiborne on Calhoun (near main campus)
Mediterranean cuisine. Pretty good. Their hummus has a spicy "kick" to it.

Singha Thai
(a website!? No way...)
413 Carondelet (near Poydras)
New Orleans, LA
504-581-2205
Location: Dowtown outside of French Quarter
Thai – NOT fancy!!, but good Thai food

Stein's Market & Deli
http://www.steinsdeli.net/menu/
2207 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-527-0771
Location: Uptown side of Jackson Ave on Magazine
Jewish & Italian Deli. Great specialty sandwiches on H& H bagels from NYC

VooDoo BBQ
1510 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-522-4647
Location: St. Charles near Lee Circle
Fast food meets BBQ (try the pulled pork & potato salad)

Zea's Rotisserie Grill
http://www.zearestaurants.com/site.php
1525 St. Charles Ave
504-520-8100
Location: St. Charles near Lee Circle
Inspired American Food
Try the Duck Empanadas & the Thai-style Ribs


Budget-Friendly Casual Places in the Suburbs


Deanie's
http://www.deanies.com/bucktowns-legacy/
1713 Lake Ave (near the lake)
Metairie, LA  70005
504-835-4638
Location: Bucktown (Metairie side of 17th St. Canal at the lake)
Other Location: 841 Iberville St (French Quarter)
Fried seafood (that's what they do)

Dixie Chicken & Ribs
6264 Argonne Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124
504-488-1377
Location: Lakeview (on Argonne, near where Harrison meets City Park)
Ribs with meat that falls off the bone, great fried chicken

Lee's Hamburgers
3516 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
504-885-4291
Location: Metairie (Vets Blvd near Causeway Blvd)
Other location: 1507 Metairie Rd
In my opinion, the best burger in the region (try "the works")
They are ~average in size, but you won't be hungry for 4+ hrs.

 

Upscale Restaurants


Downtown (CBD)

Bon Ton Café  
http://www.thebontoncafe.com/
401 Magazine at Poydras
504-524-3386
Location: Downtown outside of French Quarter
Creole

Herbsaint
http://www.herbsaint.com/
701 St. Charles Ave
504-524-4114

Location: Downtown outside of French Quarter
French/Creole
Top Notch!

La Boca  (Argentinean Steak)
http://www.labocasteaks.com/
857 Fulton
New Orleans LA
504-525-8205
Location: Downtown, close to convention center
Reservation: recommended
Excellent steakhouse with a great wine selection.


Rio Mar (Seafood)
http://www.riomarseafood.com/
800 South Peters
New Orleans, LA
504- 525-3474
Location: Downtown, close to convention center
Reservation: recommended
Unique seafood, very different than you would have experienced anywhere else.

The Grill Room (American with New Orleans flair)
http://www.grillroomneworleans.com/
Windsor Court Hotel
300 Gravier Street
New Orleans LA
504-523-6000
Location: Downtown, close to Harrah's Casino
Reservation: recommended
Casual elegant attire


French Quarter

Bayona
http://www.bayona.com/
430 Dauphine Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-525-4455
Location: French Quarter
Reservations: essential
A Favorite Tied with Gautreau’s

Bourbon House
http://www.bourbonhouse.com/
144 Bourbon St. at Iberville, 1 block from Canal
504-522-0111

Location: French Quarter
A Dickie Brennan Seafood Restaurant

Café Giovanni
http://www.cafegiovanni.com/
117 Decatur, 1 block from Canal
504-529-2154
Location: French Quarter
Italian (Live Opera 3 nights/week) / Chef Duke

GW Fins
http://www.gwfins.com/nola/
808 Bienville (2 blocks from Canal)
504-581-3467

Location: French Quarter
Seafood at its Seasonal Peak

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen
http://www.kpauls.com/site297.php
416 Chartres (between Conti & St. Louis)
504-524-7394.
Location: French Quarter
Cajun (Chef Paul Prudhomme)

Marigny Brasserie
http://www.marignybrasserie.com/main.html
640 Frenchmen Street at Royal
New Orleans LA 70116
504-945-4472
Location Fauberg Marigny Area
Very nice before Snug Harbor, just around the corner.

Mr. B’s
http://www.mrbsbistro.com/
201 Royal, (corner of Royal & Iberville - near Canal St)
504-523-2078
Location: French Quarter
Contemp Creole (Brennan's Family)

Snug Harbor: Best Jazz club in the city
http://www.snugjazz.com/site/
626 Frenchman Street
New Orleans LA 70116
504- 949-0696
Location Fauberg Marigny Area (behind the French Quarter)
Ticket purchase ahead of time recommended
Has a bistro, but hard to get in and ordinary.
I recommend if you would like to go to SH, eat at the Marigny Barsserie, around the corner (see above)

Stella!
http://www.restaurantstella.com/ (beware of music intro)
1032 Charters
504-587-0091
Location: French Quarter (near Jackson Square)
Eclectic & Intimate - Best Chef 2006

 

Mid City

Café Degas
http://www.cafedegas.com/
3127 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
504-945-5635
Location: Mid City, close to NO Museum of Art
All open air, Delightful for lunch or brunch. French

 

Uptown / Garden District

Basil Leaf
1438 Carrollton Ave
504-862-9001
Location: Uptown Carrolton - riverbend area
Contemp Non-traditional Thai

Brigtsen’s
http://www.brigtsens.com/
723 Dante
504-861-7610
Location: Uptonw near Carrolton & St. Charles intersection - riverbend area
Contemp Creole

Commander’s Palace
http://www.commanderspalace.com/
1403 Washington Ave (at corner of Coliseum St.)
504-899-8221
Location: Uptown / Garden District
Contemp Creole – COAT & TIE!

Typically need reservations ~2 weeks in advance

Gautreau’s
http://www.gautreausrestaurant.com/
1728 Soniat Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
504-899-7397
Location: Uptown
Reservations: essential
A favorite tied with Bayona

Jacques-Imo's Cafe
http://www.jacquesimoscafe.com/main.htm
8324 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
504-861-0886
Location: Uptown (Oak St between Carrolton & River Road)
Real Nawlins Food - Creole Soul (Casual)
(Get there early or be prepared to wait!)

Lilette
http://www.liletterestaurant.com/
3637 Magazine
New Orleans LA
504-895-1636
Location: Uptown
Reservations: essential
Refined French, small and charming

Martinique Bistro
http://www.martiniquebistro.com/
5908 Magazine
New Orleans, LA 70115
504-891-8495
Location: Uptown
Reservations: Necessary
A favorite uptown restaurant, delightful patio

Sara's Restaurant
http://www.sarasrestaurant.com
724 Dublin St.
New Orleans, LA 70124
504-861-0565
Location: Carrollton Ave near riverbend /St. Charles Ave (~2 blocks behind Camellia Grill)
Indian / Thai fusion - excellent

Upperline
http://www.upperline.com/
1413 Upperline
504-891-9822

Location: Uptown (between St. Charles & Prytania St.; 1 block from St. Charles Street Car line )
Classic Creole


Lakeview

Tony Angello's
6262 Fleur De Lis Dr
New Orleans, LA
504-488-0888
Location: Lakeview near 17th Street Canal
Italian (reservations needed)
Known for their 7 course meals

 

The Ultimate New Orleans Restaurant Information Website:

Tom Fitzmorris's Restaurant Guide
Tom is a "from here" New Orleanian who suffers to provide us with up to date gastronomical information

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