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.
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 Dinner 7 days a week, Lunch (Wednesday-Friday) and Sunday Jazz Brunch.

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.

430 Dauphine St.
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 jalapeño 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.

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.

930 Tchoupitoulas Street
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.
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 Oyster Bar
300 Bourbon St.
Desire Oyster Bar is a newly renovated casual dining restaurant reopened in February 2015. Desire serves Oysters Your Way - chargrilled, on the half shell and more, fresh Gulf seafood and New Orleans' favorites and classic New Orleans libations. Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.