5 best restaurants in New Orleans
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
Choices, choices, choices…
There are a lot of choices at Clancy’s. After all, it’s one of the city’s most iconic restaurants. Do you order the veal schnitzel or the rabbit and dumplings? Will you wash it down with a white Burgundy or an Alsatian pinot gris? Do you greet the celebrities at the next table? Do you crown your meal with the house’s delectable dessert, the lemon icebox pie? Will you notice time fly by – or not? Chances are the latter. This is Clancy’s.
6100 Annunciation St.
Tel: 504.895.1111 www.clancysneworleans.com
Haute Creole? Yes there is such a thing
When one thinks of Creole cooking, chances are they don’t get past a good plate of gumbo. Well, here’s proof that New Orleans can make its regional cuisine every bit as delicious and creative as anywhere in the world. Oyster and absinthe dome, turtle soup, black skillet seared Gulf fish: just some of the delights on this menu’s restaurant. And with one of the best sommeliers and wine lists in town, the liquid is just as perfect.
Tel: 504.899.8221 www.commanderspalace.com
Best Italian in the Big Easy
It’s actually difficult to be the best Italian in the Big easy – but Domenica has reached the peak. Whereas most other eateries serve traditional red sauce pastas and pizzas (good respectable Italian fare), Domenica goes much, much further. Try turning a head of cauliflower into antipasti to die for. Or handcrafting delicious pastas, pesce, carne and pizza. Bellissimo! Just save room for dessert – and don’t mind unbuckling your belt!
1032 Chartres St.
A menu of magical stardust
As if from stellar heights comes Stella! This creativity is seldom seen, not on this planet. Food deconstructionists to the end, they take something as simple as a devilled egg and sprinkle it with stardust, like paddlefish roe, crème fraiche foam, brioche crisps and black truffle all lifting that egg to dizzy height. The butter-poached lobster is equally delicious, so tender it melts in your mouth. New Orleans, we have lift-off!
1032 Chartres St
Tel: +1 504-587-0091 www.restaurantstella.com
Swine bar and a sandwich
Younger brother to its more famous sibling, Cochon, right next door, this little pig has carved a space of its own. If you dig the pig, this spot, with its decadent small meals, will gain your oink of affection. Dishes like pickled pig’s feet and Cajun-spiced soppressata showcase the restaurant’s head to hoof approach. Lunchtime is always crowded, but they don’t take reservations, so get here early. Or wait for a spot with a glass of your favourite!
930 Tchoupitoulas St.
Tel: 504-588-7675 www.cochonbutcher.com