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

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.
777 Bienville St. | 504.553.2277 | ON PROPERTY

Desire Oyster Bar

Desire Oyster Bar is a casual dining restaurant serving oysters 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.
300 Bourbon St. | 504.553.2281 | ON PROPERTY

Antoine's Restaurant

A New Orleans classic, where the local tradition is to always ask the waiter's advice on the best dishes of the day.
713 St. Louis St. | 504.581.4422 | Distance from hotel: 0.1 mile

Arnaud’s Restaurant

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.
813 Bienville St. | 504.523.5433 | Distance from hotel: 318 ft


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.
430 Dauphine St. | 504.525.4455 | Distance from hotel: 0.1 mile

Bourbon House Seafood Restaurant

The latest addition to the Brennan Family restaurants, serving classic New Orleans seafood with a contemporary touch.
144 Bourbon St. | 504.522.0111 | Distance from hotel: 0.1 mile

Broussard’s Restaurant

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.
819 Conti St. | 504.581.3866 | Distance from hotel: 341 ft


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.
930 Tchoupitoulas Street | 504.588.2123 | Distance from hotel: 1.1 miles

Commander's Palace

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.
1403 Washington Ave. | 504.899.8221 | Distance from hotel: 2.3 miles

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse

A great steakhouse and unmistakably New Orleans.
716 Iberville St. | 504.522.2467 | Distance from hotel: 0.1 mile


A few blocks away in the neighboring warehouse district, near the Convention Center, this is his original restaurant and home base.
800 Tchoupitoulas St. | 504.528.9393 | Distance from hotel: 0.9 mile

Galatoire’s Restaurant

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.
209 Bourbon St. | 504.525.2841 | Distance from hotel: 453 ft

G.W. Fin's

Featurung an ever-changing menu to reflect the peak seasons of local seafood.
808 Bienville St. | 504.581.3467 | Distance from hotel: 299 ft

Johnny's Po-Boys

Established in 1950, this small and casual spot in the Quarter serves Po-Boys extraordinaire!
500 St. Louis Street | 504.524.8129 | Distance from hotel: 0.3 mile

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen

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.
416 Chartres St. | 504.524.7394 | Distance from hotel: 0.2 mile

Muriel's on Jackson Square

Best described as a festive, romantic Creole restaurant overlooking the beautiful and historic Jacksone Square.
801 Chartres Street | 504.568.9795 | Distance from hotel: 0.5 mile

The Napoleon House

An historic landmark dating back to 1797, European-style cafe serves casual fare in a unique, casual atmosphere.
500 Chartres Street | 504.552.4152 | Distance from hotel: 0.2 mile

NOLA Restaurant

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.
534 St. Louis St. | 504.522.6652 | Distance from hotel: 0.3 mile

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.
605 Canal St. | 504.523.1661 | Distance from hotel: 0.3 mile

The Pelican Club

Upscale New American Cuisine served in a 19th century French Quarter town-home. The Pelican Club Baked Oysters is one of their signature dishes.
312 Exchange Alley | 504.523.1504 | Distance from hotel: 0.2 mile

Red Fish Grill

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.
115 Bourbon St. | (504) 598-1200 | Distance from hotel: 0.1 mile