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Diners' Choice: Creole / Cajun / Southern restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Creole / Cajun / Southern cuisine in New Orleans / Louisiana? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Atchafalaya Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6273)
$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
paeonian
Dined 4 days ago
Very good food Very enjoyable evening Service very attentative
A photo of Restaurant Rebirth restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1984)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Warehouse District
About the restaurant
Restaurant Rebirth; Where the Locals Eat! - is one of OpenTable’s 2018 "50 Best Southern Restaurants in America”, and features regional Louisiana cuisine perfectly balancing fresh local seafood and bold Cajun flavors. South Louisiana native Chef Ricky Cheramie honed his culinary skills in some of New Orleans' top restaurants including K-Paul's, Emeril’s, and Commander's Palace. He was also influenced by time spent cooking in Boston and Maine, including a stint at the renowned Grill 23. Chef Cheramie creates food for the soul such as Country Gumbo, Blackened Scallops with Maque Choux, and Mississippi-Style Barbeque Pork Belly. Located in the historic Warehouse District, Restaurant Rebirth's intimate dining room, with exposed wood beams and original brick, showcases local art and is the perfect destination to enjoy craft cocktails, as well as a variety of spirits, wines, and local beers.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
The food is always amazing! The pork belly and pork chop are epic but the bread pudding was transcendent! If you go, ask to be seated so Hoke will be the waiter. He is as special as the food!
A photo of Restaurant R'evolution restaurant
4.8
4.8 (7160)
$50 and over
Creole / Cajun / Southern
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Serving dinner nightly Restaurant R’evolution offers modern, imaginative reinterpretations of classic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Located inside The Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel in the heart of the French Quarter, Restaurant R’evolution’s menu reflects a melding of our region’s distinct culinary styles. Steeped in the diverse historic and cultural influences of Louisiana, the menu features not only contemporary interpretations of New Orleans classics such as gumbo, but also new creations highlighting ingredients from the vast backyard pantry that is the wetlands of Louisiana. Tableside service components play an important role in the dining experience, promoting guest engagement about the history and evolution of the food they are enjoying.
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SkiingJensvip
Dined 4 days ago
Once again, I enjoyed an exceptional meal and outstanding service provided by the servers at R'evolution. I opted for the scallops and indulged myself with the addition of the Hellcat, which includes lump crab and shrimp. Following appetizers, the delectable lobster bisque that is a must-try, and the superb entrée, there was no space left for dessert. Perhaps one day I'll have the chance to sample some of those enticing creations.
A photo of The Country Club restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1103)
$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.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
Fantastic as always. Food, ambience, and service were amazing.
A photo of Muriel's Jackson Square restaurant
4.6
4.6 (9992)
$50 and over
Creole / Cajun / Southern
French Quarter
About the restaurant
The Bistro at Muriel’s Jackson Square offers contemporary Creole cuisine with New Orleans classics like Seafood Gumbo, Turtle soup, Shrimp & Grits and Wood Grilled Pork Chop while the Courtyard Bar is the perfect place to drop by for drinks and appetizers. The Séance Lounge is the place for a relaxed, comfortable meeting before or after dining. Comprised of two areas, The Outer Seance and The Inner Séance, the Séance also tells the story of a mystic checkered past. The Outer Séance addresses the New Orleans era of Storyville when Muriel's Jackson Square was one of the French Quarter's top bordellos! The Inner Séance is the preferred domain of the resident ghost, Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan; it's the perfect spot for an intimate conversation or a drink among its plush surroundings. The 170 foot wrap-around balcony is a splendid spot for enjoying our specialty cocktails or our extensive wine list featuring over 300 selections from around the world.
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marievip
Dined 2 days ago
The waitstaff was incredible. The food was wonderful. We enjoyed the turtle soup, double cut pork chop and sides were amazing. Highly recommend for a very nice dinner experience.
A photo of Miss River restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1223)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Acclaimed New Orleans Chef Alon Shaya writes his love letter to Louisiana at Miss River.
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MSB18vip
Dined 3 days ago
Incredible Gastronomic Experience on all levels and service was excellent! Going back today for lunch
A photo of The Pelican Club restaurant
4.5
4.5 (4416)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
French Quarter
About the restaurant
The Pelican Club is a contemporary New Orleans restaurant located on historic Exchange Place in the French Quarter. Since opening the doors to the renovated 19th century Creole townhouse in 1990, chef and owner, Richard Hughes has offered a diverse menu based in south Louisiana tradition with French, Italian, and Asian influences reflecting the rich culinary culture of the city.
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Msgarvip
Dined 5 days ago
My meal was excellent! I had the lobster, scallop and shrimp special it was divine……. Service was excellent as well. My gem in the French Quarter.
A photo of Palmettos on the Bayou restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1192)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Northshore
About the restaurant
Open since 2002 Palmettos on the Bayou is a charming and elegant Acadian style restaurant serving classic Creole dishes highlighting fresh Louisiana ingredients.

Set on the tranquil Bayou Bonfouca near Old Town Slidell, our waterfront restaurant/event venue is known for its southern charm. Palmettos famous Brunch features live Jazz Saturday and Sunday. The 5,000sqf covered deck provides a dramatic outdoor setting at night for romantic dinners and a comfortable relaxed atmosphere during the day.

We are honored to have been named Best Brunch, Dining with a View, and Most Romantic by various local publications throughout the years.

We're located at 1901 Bayou Lane, next to Heritage Park.
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MelanieL
Dined 7 days ago
We went for Friday brunch and the boudin balls were absolutely INCREDIBLE! Also, the house made pickles were amazing. The service was kind of slow. Not sure if our waitress was new, but she seemed to be struggling a bit for what appeared to be a quiet day in the restaurant. Otherwise everything was wonderful! Will absolutely return!
A photo of Galliano restaurant
4.5
4.5 (913)
$50 and over
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Warehouse District
About the restaurant

Traditional southern Louisiana fare: these dishes are typically found in the homes of the Cajun people of the Bayou Lafourche region- real Cajun soul food.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
The food was fantastic! The Gumbo was comforting and complemented the generous portion of Pork Chop cooked to perfection. What truly rounded out our experience was the excellent service provided by our host Joshua. Thank you Galliano, for a wonderful meal!
A photo of Kingfish - New Orleans restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1848)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Kingfish is a popular casual restaurant and cocktail bar in New Orleans that salutes the Huey P. Long Era. The Kingfish menu embodies new Louisiana cuisine. That along with our talented bartenders' skill & expertise combine to create a unique Louisiana-centric dining experience. So whether you are a visitor to our wonderful city or one of our regulars, Kingfish is a perfect place to meet up with friends for an evening in the New Orleans' French Quarter.
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ccrider
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent meal tonight. Service was good. Quality of food was excellent.
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