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New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

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Welcome to our New Orleans restaurant reviews guide where you'll find top restaurants off the beaten path, both locally owned and chain. In fact, some of the best restaurants in the New Orleans just might be the little mom and pop operations flying under the radar. For some of the best picks in New Orleans, you've come to the right place.

Our New Orleans restaurant reviews guide can help you make sense of the thousands of options out there. Happy eating!

Also check out our Best Restaurants in New Orleans 2013 Guide


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Bravo Italian Restaurant & Bar

 5 star(s)  (07/02/2004)
“Love Bravo...eat there twice a month...the one at the Waterfront is the best..and the one at The Pointe leaves a lot to be desired...small portion, staff not as friendly; will not go there again! Could not figure out why portions were so small and staff just hanging out and talking....overall you d... ”

Bravo Italian Restaurant & Bar

 5 star(s)  (10/13/2006)
“Everyone has "their" place and Bravo in Highland Village is mine! The staff is well trained and they actually seem to enjoy their work. Owners Jeff and Dan have done a fine job in the recruitment and selection of solid folks who can converse with the regulars and tourists alike. If only they would m... ”

Bayona

 5 star(s)  (09/05/2000)
“Bayona is the quintessential New Orleans restaurant. Susan Spicer is the talented chef of this French Quarter restaurant. Her food preparation is imagitive,but refined. She uses local ingredients to a great extent and makes magic with them. I think it is the best dining experience in New Orleans and... ”

Broussard's

 5 star(s)  (01/27/2008)
“What a beautiful restaurant! When you first approach it from the street, you have no idea of how gorgeous the dining rooms and courtyard are. The night that I dinner there they had a wedding in the courtyard and what appeared to be some type of corporate event in another room that runs adjacent to t... ”

Broussard's

 5 star(s)  (02/25/2009)
“This place is amazing. The restuarant is beatiful and inviting, the food was just one delight after another. The bartender Mariann was one of the friendlist people we meet in New Orleans. I wish we had more time in New Orleans we would have gone back for dinner another night.”

Broussard's

 5 star(s)  (04/04/2009)
“I am a New Orleans resident. When I entertain people from out of town or locals, I take them to Broussard's because I can absolutely count on having a fine dining experience, from fresh and delicious food to impeccable service. I recommend this restaurant with great pleasure.”

Petunias A Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (03/25/2001)
“I have made 4 trips to New Orleans and have always eaten at Petunia's at least once each trip. The food, service and atmophere have always been great! It's small and cozy, unlike some of the bigger noisy restaurants we visited. Would definantly recommend everyone try Petunia's”

Mandarin House Chinese Buffet

 5 star(s)  (09/06/2009)
“this is the best buffet u will eva hav in yo life. great price food sushi and everything u can imagine. lllllllooooovvvvvv iiiitttttt!!!!!!!!!!”

Nacho Mama's Mexican Grill

 5 star(s)  (12/03/2007)
“This place rocks. Great margaritas, huge overstuffed burritos. Everything I've had there has been awesome.”

Nacho Mama's Mexican Grill

 5 star(s)  (01/03/2009)
“Located on quaint Magazine St., with some great local bars nearby, it's a great place to meet up with friends and hang out. Also, the food's not too bad either.”

Martinique Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (12/30/2009)
“One of the finest places in the country. No pretenses, laid back, elegant. One of the great little walled patios around. Excellent wine list. Used to be Martha Stewart's favorite place in the city.”

Charlie's Steakhouse

 5 star(s)  (01/24/2011)
“The bar was dimly lit and packed with people. I was having doubts, but then we were seated. This place way INCREDIBLE. The steak was the best I've ever had, the blue cheese salad dressing was pretty close to it, our waiter was one of the most personable people I've ever been served, the whole staff ... ”

Kyoto

 5 star(s)  (10/20/2007)
“I LOVE this place...the food is fresh and the service is great. I especially love the shitakie stuffed mushrooms and don't forget to try the Sara rolls, and Desiree are my favorite. My husband raves about the pokie salad...i would recommend this place to everyone that wants a great time..”

Superior Grill

 5 star(s)  (02/27/2010)
“Superior Grill is a great place for everyone...they have a great menu for kids and a fantastic happy hour for parents. The ambience is fun and up-beat, and the employees seem to have a lot of fun here. The service is quick and so is the food. It's a great place for after-work drinks or throwing a bi... ”

Mona's Cafe

 5 star(s)  (05/02/2010)
“I LOVED YOUR PLACE AND FOOD A LOT!”

Charlie's Steakhouse

 5 star(s)  (09/07/2008)
“We were in New Orleans a week before Gustav hit and asked about our favorite restaurant, Charlie's. We have been going there whenever in NOLA for about fourty years. We have been disapointed when it did not open after Katrina. Well to our delight it had just reopened and the food was as delightful... ”

Flaming Torch Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (04/15/2008)
“Wonderful dining. Service excellent. Charming, low-light atmosphere.Food was amazing. Menu had a lot of choices and variety without being overwhelming. I loved the atmosphere and decor in the restaurant. Excellent food and service definitely one of the best places to eat in New Orleans”

Flaming Torch Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (08/06/2009)
“We are so pleased we tried Flaming Torch for the first time last weekend - it will definitely not be our last visit to this wonderful restaurant. Every single dish exceeded our expectations in quality and in portion size. Each bite was savored.”

Cafe Sbisa

 5 star(s)  (12/16/2007)
“CafĂ© Sbisa is one of the few authentic restaurants in the city of New Orleans that I frequent more than others. I have invited many of the elite and eclectic personalities from near and far to this dining place to experience what I consider to be one of the BEST! From the ambience of its environment... ”

Gumbo Shop Restaurant - Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (03/25/2002)
“We had lunch there..the rice and beans were great. The building is from the 1700's...as one expects from the "Quarter".”

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