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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.6
4.6 (35)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Morrow Steak by Larry Morrow redefines luxury dining with an emphasis on exceptional steakcraft and sophisticated flavors. This restaurant skillfully blends opulence with innovation, creating a distinctive dining experience that captures the vibrant essence of New Orleans.
Each carefully crafted dish invites diners to explore a fresh perspective on local cuisine, featuring a range of expertly selected steaks, exceptional sushi, fine fish options, and perfectly curated cocktails.
With its elegant ambiance and meticulous attention to detail, Morrow Steak not only celebrates, but also elevates the rich culinary traditions of the region, making each meal a memorable journey through flavor and culture.
Top review
Jaelene
Dined 2 days ago
Had a wonderful experience at this location. Made it in time for Happy Hour and the deals on the food and drinks were great for the quality and portions. Highly recommend the crab cake sliders and Steak au frites. My server was Bene, great personality and had outstanding timing and care with everything. My favorite item in the menu is the Ube Cheesecake.
A photo of Drip Affogato Bar NOLA restaurant
4.9
4.9 (16)
$31 to $50
Dessert
Central Business District
About the restaurant
We are the antidote to finish out your busy day and the best date night spot in New Orleans. The one and only true dessert lounge in New Orleans offering freshly made small batch Gelato, Affogato and indulgent signature cocktails. Oh yeah, we also specialize in boozy desserts such as liquor infused cupcakes and spiked cotton candy! Conveniently within a short walk from the French Quarter, Bourbon Street and the Caesar's Casino right in the heart of the city.
Top review
KSCameronvip
Dined on May 25, 2024
The staff brought out a special congratulatory cotton candy treat for our 5th grade graduate, which was very sweet. There were also plenty of other families there, so def kid-friendly in that regard. The decor was very cool and the desserts were absolutely delicious. We also enjoyed our charcuterie very much. The music is a little loud for conversation, but it is a downtown “bar” so that’s understandable. It also was not the edited version of 90s and 00s hip-hop, so keep that in mind re: your expectations of being “kid friendly.” A few menu items we wanted to try were not available, but we won’t mind returning to try them later.
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4.7
4.7 (1107)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Bywater
About the restaurant
Hidden away in the Bywater neighborhood, The Country Club offers an elegant escape from everyday living. Our beautiful restaurant and bar deliver exquisite food and drink in sophisticated surroundings. We offer chef-driven cuisine inspired by Italian-French and Creole-Southern heritages. Our incredible menus by Chef Chris Barbato, formerly of Commander’s Palace, has all the foodies talking. Our award-winning wine program features more than 140 bottles from 13 countries and its very own private label wines. You MUST be 21 or over to dine with us. Some outdoor seating is available. If you would like to request outdoor seating, please do so when you arrive. We book up for Drag Brunch six months out, HOWEVER, as people cancel reservations they immediately become available online, so be sure to check back often. For Parties over 20 people please contact us directly.
Top review
LaLozia
Dined 3 days ago
The blue crab soup was very good…different and felt good going down! The crabmeat beignets were VERY doughy in taste and preparation…stuffed with very little crabmeat! I wind up sending most of the beignets to the trash!!! The brussel sprouts were ok; I would not buy them again. This will not prevent me from going back…I have a few other things on the menu I would like to try before ruling them OUT!
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4.9
4.9 (1024)
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Themed Tea Dates: Mardi Gras Tea- January 27 & 28, The Windsor Court's Birthday Celebration Tea- February 17, *Irish Tea- March 17 (Adults Only- Price $80pp), Easter Tea-March 30 &31, Mothers Day Tea-May 11&12, Princess Tea-June 22 & 23 (Price-Adult $80pp & Kids $55pp) *Prohibition Tea-July 20 (Adults Only-Price $80pp), *LGBTEA August 31, (Adults Only-Price $80pp), Swift-Tea- October 12 & 13(Adults $80pp & Kids $55pp), *Halloween Tea-October 26 & 27 (Price-Adults $80pp & Kids $55pp) *Holiday Tea-November 29-Dec 31st (Adults $80pp & Kids 12 & under $55pp) (limited seating) - Please call for availability.



Experience the delightful tradition of afternoon tea at Le Salon. Sip from a selection of 30 of the finest loose-leaf variety brews while your ears enjoy soft melodies from a harpist or pianist from the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoy an assortment of delicious tea sandwiches, scones and sweets as you engage in one of New Orleans locals most beloved and fashionable pastimes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
We celebrate my birthday at Le Salon and I was blow away. It was an experience! The service by Paige was kind and attentive. The sandwiches were delicious and the tea was Devine! I don’t even drink tea! They played happy birthday and gave me a sweet treat. Top notch and I would definitely return!
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4.9
4.9 (645)
$31 to $50
Italian
Houma
About the restaurant
We allow online reservations only for parties up to 4 people. If you have a party of 5 or more, please call the restaurant to make your reservation, otherwise we may not be able to seat your party. We are allowing 2 hours dining time per table, so we cannot hold tables for parties that are late. There will be a 15 minute grace period allowed and then the table will be released. Please keep in mind that lounge and patio seating is also by reservation only.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 29, 2024
Felt like eating at an ole antique shop. Resturaunt has a very at home and unique style. Food and service was great.
A photo of Restaurant des Familles restaurant
4.8
4.8 (444)
$31 to $50
Cajun
West Bank
About the restaurant

Bayou des Familles, a lazy waterway home to many alligators, turtles, egrets and other wildlife, takes center stage as our restaurant’s design provides its diners with a natural picture show. It’s in this unique setting where friends and family unite to experience southern Louisiana charm and culture in its finest form. It’s an experience not to be soon forgotten.

The 15-mile drive from downtown New Orleans will take you through the Jean Lafitte National Park. You’ll arrive at Restaurant des Familles and park under moss-filled century-old oak trees. The restaurant’s Acadian-style architecture provides a glimpse of bayou life that once was.

Our menu features authentic representations of Cajun and Creole favorites such as Crawfish Etouffée, Seafood & Okra Gumbo, Seafood Platters and Turtle Soup. Our signature dish, Alligator Stuffed Mushrooms with Alligator Sauce Piquant, will tempt even the most timid diner.

We look forward to your visit.
Top review
AnOleMissFanvip
Dined 2 days ago
Loved the extensive menu options and the ability to take in the bayou scenery while we dined.
A photo of Tchefuncte's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1406)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Madisonville
About the restaurant
Step through our doors and transport to another world, where anticipation challenges every course, and riverfront views create memories from everything. The chefs at Tchefuncte’s uncover nuanced flavor within Louisiana’s storied history, exploring each culinary chapter with dishes such as Redfish Meuniere or the coveted A5 Wagyu Striploin, bookended by our whimsical and elegant desserts.

Indulge in the finest food, drink, and entertainment on the Northshore.

Our events calendar caters to all tastes and preferences, with exclusive wine tastings and bespoke culinary experiences crafted by our renowned chefs and expert mixologists. We’re committed to providing an unforgettable dining experience that captivates our guests, constantly evolving and adding new events to ensure the utmost refinement and sophistication. Come experience the exceptional elegance that makes us a premier destination for fine dining.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Outstanding food and service in an elegant atmosphere.
A photo of The Grill Room restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1523)
$50 and over
Unspecified
Central Business District
About the restaurant
The Grill Room at Windsor Court is recognized as a local leader in Modern American cuisine with a distinct New Orleans flair. Join our highly-acclaimed Executive Chef Alex Kuzin for a truly remarkable breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the finest restaurants in the world - and one of only three four-star/four-diamond restaurants in all of Louisiana.
Top review
JamesB
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Exceptional Service!! Outstanding lunch value!! I look forward to our next visit.
A photo of Jack Rose - New Orleans restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2260)
$30 and under
Creole
Uptown
About the restaurant
Jack Rose embodies the spirit of New Orleans, celebrating its rich culinary and cultural heritage through every dish and drink served. Nestled in the historic Garden District, the restaurant offers an eclectic and engaging dining experience, where guests can savor classic Creole and New Orleans-style dishes reimagined with a modern twist. At Jack Rose, the vibrant joie de vivre of New Orleans is not just an atmosphere, but an immersive experience enhanced by skillfully executed cuisine and an array of vibrant cocktails. This dynamic setting is designed to dazzle and delight, blending the familiar with the extraordinary, ensuring that every visit is a captivating encounter.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Jack Rose was AMAZING. The service, food, and ambiance was impeccable. Would highly recommend eating here, then having a drink at Hot Tin.
A photo of Atchafalaya Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6284)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Garden District
About the restaurant
Atchafalaya is a true New Orleans neighborhood eatery where the eclectic yet elegant atmosphere is only outshone by the attentive service and delicious local fare. Nestled under the oaks on the edges of the Irish Channel, Magazine Street, and historic Garden districts, this hidden gem is one the best contemporary Creole dining experiences that one can find in the city. Neighbors, locals, and out of towners alike will become regulars after experiencing the brand of hospitality offered by New Orleans’ only five “A” restaurant. If having standards such as a gumbo du jour, blue crab raviolo, or shrimp & grits, a nightly seafood special, or a filet paired with a selection from the world class wine program you will not be disappointed. The introductions of brunch, live music, cocktails, and now an extensive happy hour continue the newest culinary chapter for a storied local haunt, embracing New Orleans’ culinary culture while placing contemporary spin on traditional New Orleans cuisine.
Top review
EMHHvip
Dined 4 days ago
Outstanding meal and service at this new restaurant to us! Can’t wait to return!
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