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.

Restaurant R'evolution
777 Bienville St.
504.553.2277
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.

Antoine's Restaurant
713 St. Louis St.
504.581.4422
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.
504.523.5433
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.


Bayona
430 Dauphine St.
504.525.4455
Chef-Owner 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. 
504.522.0111
The latest addition to the Brennan Family restaurants, serving classic New Orleans seafood with a contemporary touch.


Broussard’s Restaurant
819 Conti St.
504.581.3866
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.


Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas Street
504.588.2123
This fine restaurant re-established Cajun food as one of the most exciting cuisines in the world.  The menu is built around locally sourced pork, fresh produce and seafood with a focus on traditional Southern cooking methods.

Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Ave.
504.899.8221
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.
504.553.2281
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.
504.522.2467
A great steakhouse and unmistakably New Orleans.


Emeril's
800 Tchoupitoulas St.
504.528.9393
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.
504.525.2841
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.
504.581.3467
Featurung an ever-changing menu to reflect the peak seasons of local seafood.


Johnny's Po-Boys
500 St. Louis Street
504.524.8129
Established in 1950, this small and casual spot in the Quarter serves Po-Boys extraordinaire!

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen
416 Chartres St.
504.524.7394
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.

Muriel's on Jackson Square
801 Chartres Street
504.568.9795
Best described as a festive, romantic Creole restaurant overlooking the beautiful and historic Jacksone Square.


The Napoleon House
500 Chartres Street
504.552.4152
An historic landmark dating back to 1797, European-style cafe serves casual fare in a unique, casual atmosphere.

NOLA Restaurant
534 St. Louis St.
504.522.6652
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
504.523.1661
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.


The Pelican Club
312 Exchange Alley
504.523.1504
Upscale New American Cuisine served in a 19th century French Quarter townhome.The Pelican Club Baked Oysters is one of their signature dishes.

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St.
504.598.1200
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.