Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Local Restaurants

New Orleans is famous for its food, and many of the best restaurants are within a few blocks of the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Antoine's Restaurant
713 St. Louis St.
A New Orleans classic, where the local tradition is to always ask the waiter's advice on the best dishes of the day.

Arnaud’s Restaurant
813 Bienville St.
A favorite for business lunches and elegant dinners. Owner Archie Casbarian once managed our hotel. The dining room has mirrored walls, and is a favorite place to see and be seen.

310 Chartres St.
Famous for its longtime lunch promotion...10¢ Gin or Vodka Martinis.

430 Dauphine St.
Chef Susan Spicer has created her own unique version of contemporary cuisine, full of wit and flavor. Our lunchtime favorite is a plain old sandwich: cashew butter and jalapeno pepper jelly.

Bourbon House Seafood Restaurant
144 Bourbon St. 
The latest addition to the Brennan Family restaurants, serving classic New Orleans seafood with a contemporary touch.

Brennan's Restaurant
417 Royal St.
Famous for its elaborate breakfasts, but equally wonderful at lunch and dinner, this is the place that invented Bananas Foster, so be sure to try it.

Broussard’s Restaurant
819 Conti St.
A New Orleans classic, the favorite of local families for several generations, run by Chef Gunter Preuss and family. There is a local joke that refers to his famous Escargot en Croute as a Snail Sandwich.

Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Ave.
You will probably want to take a cab to this uptown classic, beloved of locals and visitors alike, where Paul Prudhomme and Emeril LaGasse are among the historic chefs who helped to redefine New Orleans cuisine.

Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar
300 Bourbon St.
One of the most famous — and most photographed — restaurants in New Orleans with an unbeatable Bourbon Street location. Experience the energy and the ambiance of this lively street side bistro, which features doors that open directly onto Bourbon Street.

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
716 Iberville St.
A great steakhouse and unmistakably New Orleans.

800 Tchoupitoulas St.
A few blocks away in the neighboring warehouse district, near the Convention Center, this is his original restaurant and home base.

Galatoire’s Restaurant
209 Bourbon St.
The queen of the great Creole restaurants, Galatoire’s has maintained its traditions. Go there to experience the relaxed splendor of old New Orleans. The Pompano en Pappillote is a favorite.

G.W. Fin's
808 Bienville St.
Featurung an ever-changing menu to reflect the peak seasons of local seafood.

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen
416 Chartres St.
The home base of Chef Paul Prudhomme, who invented Blackened Redfish, Popcorn Shrimp, and Cajun Martini’s, and brought his mother’s Cajun home-cooking to the whole world.

NOLA Restaurant
534 St. Louis St.
This is one of Emeril LaGasse's restaurants, with an eclectic contemporary menu and a great loft-like atmosphere. Make reservations, it gets busy. We like the planked fish. Great vegetarian dishes, too.

Palace Cafe
On Canal Street between Chartres and Royal, this Brennan family restaurant combines elegance and unpretentiousness. It's a local favorite. Crabmeat Cheesecake is their signature dish.

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St.
Casual New Orleans seafood dominates a menu peppered with Big Easy favorites like Sausage & Seafood Gumbo, Bananas Foster ‘Up’ and at least seven types of Gulf Fish available every night.

Restaurant R'evolution
777 Bienville St.
A collaboration of award-winning chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto, offering imaginative reinterpretations of classic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Located at the Royal Sonesta Hotel serving weekday lunch, dinner nightly and Sunday brunch.