New Orleans is prone to romance, though honestly the most common form is that of people falling in love with this place and not necessarily each other. Still, with its mossy tree-lined avenues, architecture of faded elegance, lazy swing of the Mississippi River, and plenty of nooks to disappear into within the French Quarter, the city might inspire a tryst or two.
When it’s time to start making moves on whomever you’re eyeing up across the bar or swiping right on from the comfort of your own couch, here are places that’ll help get date night started out right. From intimate tapas bars to cozy natural wine spots, here are the most romantic restaurants in New Orleans. What happens next, though, is up to you.
Chinese and Japanese cuisine in a funky interior
Take a date to Luvi, and you’ll be guaranteed a topic of conversation over the colorful plating, fresh dishes, and bright decor. Chef Hao Gong’s inventive Shanghai cooking offers more than just adventurous dining. Dishes like pork and ginger dumplings or a raw bar selection of seared tuna and black caviar will give you something to discuss if your date night conversational skills fail you.