Next Time You Fall in Love in the City of Light, This Guy's Got You Covered
1. Rue 127127 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans
2. Yuki Izakaya525 Frenchmen St, New Orleans
3. Café Abyssinia3511 Magazine St, New Orleans
4. Counter Market & Deli335 Chartres St, New Orleans
5. Yo Mama's Bar & Grill727 Saint Peter St, New Orleans
6. Atchafalaya Restaurant901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans
7. Jamila's7808 Maple St, New Orleans
8. R & O's216 Metairie Hammond Hwy, Metairie
This small Mid-City bistro's quaint, intimate dining room provides the perfect atmosphere for date night on Friday, but the enclosed outside patio is perfect for any day of the week. The seasonal menu uses ingredients from Chef Ray Gruezke's family farm in Bay St. Louis. The building itself used to be a shotgun house and illegal gambling house in the early 1900s, but today, the building has cleaned up its act, and the new American and Southern restaurant is so popular you often need a reservation on the weekends to get in.
Yuki may be small and loud, but they dole out some of the best Japanese small plates in the city, including yakitori, salmon sashimi w/natto, and more.
This family-run restaurant on Magazine St is one of the (very) few Ethiopian restaurants in New Orleans. The menu includes lamb, beef, poultry, seafood, and vegetarian dishes, which should be eaten the right way: with your hands. All spectrums of spicy are represented on the menu, so brave the wat at your own risk.
From the folks who brought you Kingfish, this next-door sammy spot crafts excellent sandwiches, not to mention their make-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
With a catchy name and an absolutely fantastic burger, Yo Mama's should be at the top of your list when you're craving a meat disc.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more exceptional brunch Atchafalaya, a hidden Irish Channel gem serving up contemporary Louisiana cuisine and craft cocktails inside a homey, art-filled space. With dishes like the namesake Eggs Atchafalaya (poached eggs, fried green tomatoes, jumbo lump crab, hollandaise), duck hash, and chicken & andouille gumbo, it seems impossible to imagine a better brunch lineup -- that is, until you discover the fully stocked Bloody Mary bar. Dinner is more than worth your time as well, when plates like pan-seared gulf swordfish, shrimp & grits, and truffled fried chicken breast are prepared with precision.
Tunisian fare meets Louisianan fare here at Jamila's, with dishes like crawfish bisque with zucchini and spinach.