Nobody serves up delectable and mouthwatering meals like the city of New Orleans. From Cajun-Creole cuisine to the freshest seafood to unique culturally-infused bites, you can find just about anything to satisfy the most finicky of appetites. But sometimes, trying to experience all that tasty food can take a bite out of your budget. That’s why making a trip to the Big Easy during Restaurant Week New Orleans is such a fabulous idea.
What Is Restaurant Week in New Orleans?
Each summer, New Orleans highlights the best of the best among the city’s restaurants, serving up lunches and dinners at budget-friendly prices. It’s a great way to try some of the city’s greatest and most iconic eateries without breaking the bank.
Restaurant Week New Orleans: Participating Restaurants
This year, 34 restaurants join the line-up for Restaurant Week, including steakhouses, bistros, casual eateries, and upscale dining rooms. You can find a complete list of restaurants and their specials here. But here are five delicious highlights:
1. GW Fins
808 Bienville Street. For some of the freshest and best seafood dishes in the city, GW Fins sources high-quality fish from all over the globe to complement locally-sourced seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. The chefs often acquire fish caught by local spearfish divers in the morning to prepare for the evening’s dinner menu.
It doesn’t get much fresher than that!
2. Mr. B’s Bistro
201 Royal Street. Since 1979, Mr. B’s has delivered impeccable cuisine and friendly service in the heart of the French Quarter. As one of the Brennan family’s restaurants, you know you’re in for a real treat as soon as you step through the doors.
Mr. B’s is ready to invite guests to enjoy some of its best dishes during Restaurant Week.
417 Royal Street. The iconic pink building has been dazzling visitors with fabulous Creole cuisine for over 70 years. It’s also the home of the original Bananas Foster. You owe it to yourself to enjoy a meal at this classic New Orleans restaurant during your visit.
4. Restaurant August
301 Tchoupitoulas Street. Located in a 19th-century French-Creole building, you’ll discover contemporary creole dining highlighting fresh Louisiana ingredients in an assortment of inspired dishes. The elegant atmosphere and outstanding food make eating at Restaurant August an absolutely amazing experience.
5. Luke Restaurant
333 St. Charles Avenue. Stop in and enjoy a bite at this brasserie that features a laid-back elegance and locally-sourced ingredients. You can also order fresh seafood and oysters from the Gulf of Mexico.
Are you hungry yet? You definitely won’t run out of food options during a visit to New Orleans. The only problem is knowing where to eat next and how to pace yourself so you can enjoy as much as possible.
After filling your belly with some of the best food in NOLA, retire to your posh hotel room at the Blake. You’ll find all of the comforts and amenities you need to have a pleasant stay and feel right at home.