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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic 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!

A photo of Cristiano Ristorante restaurant
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
HoumaDinervip
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
We enjoyed dinner at Cristiano’s. The food was excellent which makes it one of our favorite eateries. You will not be disappointed
A photo of Tony Mandina's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (552)
$30 and under
Italian
Gretna
About the restaurant
A family owned and operated Italian Restaurant serving Southern Italian cuisine along with great seafood for over 41 years, just minutes from downtown New Orleans.
Top review
CindyL
Dined 6 days ago
The food and service were terrific. I will definitely dine there again.
A photo of King Brasserie & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (112)
$31 to $50
French
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Downtown New Orleans Restaurant + Bar
Light. Bright. Authentic. Magnetic. A meal with us is the best version of a French brasserie, imbued with the distinctive flavors of the Gulf and the peerless techniques that set these classic dishes apart. No tweezers; no dim lights; just beautifully fresh ingredients, celebrated for their unique flavors and textures.
Top review
DeborahB
Dined on May 5, 2024
Enjoyed a lovely meal here for my husband’s birthday. Greeting, service and food were great. I tried the broiled oysters and ramp & shrimp risotto and my husband enjoyed the prix fixe menu. My only complaint is about the noise level. I prefer a setting where I can have a conversation without having to raise my voice to be heard across the table.
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4.6
4.6 (769)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Farm-to-table and authentic New Orleans cuisine come together in the French Quarter at M bistro, where the chefs take an indigenous approach to the preparation of meats, seafood and produce from farmers in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama. Three velvet-draped semi-private “Cheater’s Booths” and a private Wine Room offer additional venues for a special meal.

Our restaurant and lounge are conveniently located on the third floor lobby level of The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.


Top review
Patriciavip
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Beautiful setting and wonderful music Thursday thru Sunday in the Davenport Lounge. Wonderful bar and very friendly staff. Dining located behind the lounge. Music was a little too loud for dinner. The rice in the seafood paella was mushy.
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4.6
4.6 (481)
$50 and over
French American
Covington
About the restaurant
A restaurant at the Southern Hotel. Led by Chef Alex Harrell, our menu features locally inspired cuisine.
Top review
AshB
Dined 1 day ago
The Gloriette was absolutely the best choice for our anniversary dinner. Chef Alex Harrell has outdone himself, and I highly recommend the redfish. Our server Nathan went above and beyond to make our evening special. I highly recommend for date nights and special occasions!
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4.5
4.5 (1232)
$31 to $50
Italian
Mandeville
About the restaurant
Nuvolari’s is a warm and inviting Italian restaurant, nestled on the Northshore of New Orleans in Old Mandeville. For over 40 years, loyal customers have enjoyed Italian food, friendship and celebrations around our tables. Nuvolari’s menu features traditional Italian fare alongside creative fresh dishes. Dining options include intimate indoor seating with a relaxed exterior patio. We offer Happy Hour in the bar and patio Thursday from 4:00-6:00. We also serve Lunch on Friday from 11:00-2:00. Our wine list is appreciated by both connoisseurs and newcomers, with a diverse selection by the glass and bottle.

Open Table consistently recognizes Nuvolari’s with Most Romantic and Neighborhood Gem awards. Nuvolari’s– an unhurried culinary experience, just two blocks from Lake Ponchartrain. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Top review
MikeMvip
Dined 5 days ago
Great spot in old mandeville. food and service are amazing.
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4.5
4.5 (722)
$30 and under
Contemporary French
Warehouse District
About the restaurant
Vyoone's Restaurant was born with the idea of bringing unique Continental French fare to the Warehouse district. Owner Vyoone Therese Segue is French African Creole with four generations of family in New Orleans. Vyoone's was voted by New Orleans Magazine as Best New Restaurant for 2018, and 2019 Where y At Best French Restaurant. 2020 voted as one of Most Romantic Restaurants, and The Great 17 Top Restaurants in NOLA. Vyoone's is housed in historic warehouse building with private venue for events and parties. Enjoy weekend brunch on beautiful french quarter style courtyard and fountain. Shared meeting spaces available for small group meetings. Two short blocks from Outlet connection at Riverwalk and New Orleans Convention Center. Courtyard is not bookable seating is assigned first come serve. Deposits required for parties of 12 or more and no prefix or special menus for parties this size. 20 minute grace period for table
Top review
RayDvip
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
The food and service were both exceptional. I would definitely dine there again. It was a delicious and memorable experience in all the right ways.
A photo of The Rib Room at the Omni Royal Orleans restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1802)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
French Quarter
About the restaurant
For 60 years The Rib Room has enjoyed its reputation for outstanding food and service. Patrons have found the massive windows facing Royal Street the perfect backdrop for Crescent City dining. The woody, Old English atmosphere, and high ceiling invite guests to sit back and stay awhile. The softly lit and equally comfortable Rib Room bar offers the ideal setting for sophisticated beverages and extensive wine cellar selections. Diners requiring privacy may choose from the Pipkin, Wine Cellar, or Roundtable rooms, perfect for small gatherings; each discreetly removed from the main dining floor. On the upper level of the Rib Room, we feature a private room for groups of up to 40 guests. Winner of the prestigious Zagat Award, The Rib Room offers classics such as slow-roasted prime rib of beef, aged steaks, and fresh Louisiana seafood.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
I ordered the prime rib and it was delicious. The service was attentive and very quick. I will say this I was there before it was busy. I will go back when I visit New Orleans the next time.
A photo of GAIA Steakhouse restaurant
4.0
4 (177)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Lower Garden District
About the restaurant
GAIA Steakhouse is a culinary heaven that transcends ordinary dining experiences. From meticulously selected premium meats to an international wine selection that includes rarities from renowned regions, GAIA takes pride in delivering a steakhouse experience like no other. The commitment to excellence extends to every detail, from the expertly crafted dishes to warm, welcoming atmosphere that envelops every guest. Whether savoring the innovative sweet courses from their pastry cache or including in a uniquely crafted cocktail, each visit to GAIA promises a journey of flavors and a celebration of the culinary arts.

For GAIA Steakhouse, the ultimate goal is to give guests an unparalleled dining experience on every level. A warm atmosphere, top-notch service, and culinary excellence make GAIA Steakhouse and unmatched local dining encounter.

AT GAIA, ALL STEAKS ARE GRILLED TO ORDER OVER CHARCOAL EMBERS AND FINISHED IN A SCREAMING HOT WOOD FIRED OVEN!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
OMG GAIA ! The restaurant & staff were amazing, very knowledgeable and friendly Lynn, the manager ,and bar lady( I’m sorry I don’t recall their names) they were great!!!! The food and drinks were fantastic also!!! Beautiful place and staff!
A photo of Milano restaurant
3.7
3.7 (321)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Houma
About the restaurant
Milano and The Patio are located in the heart of Downtown Houma, Louisiana. At Milano, our menu highlights traditional and contemporary Italian dishes, with a flair for other European and American influences. Our adjoining cocktail, wine and dining lounge The Patio, is open evenings and offers a full range of wines, beers, and premium liqueurs for our guests to choose from. Please see our hours of operation and website for more information. It will be our pleasure to serve you and your guests. Thank you.
Top review
Doug
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Milano continues to be one of our favorite special places to get away for a quiet dinner.
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