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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view 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 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 Ralph's on the Park restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4292)
$31 to $50
Creole
Mid-City / City Park
About the restaurant
Voted a "Top 10" Restaurant by NOLA.com readers and offering the city's best view of the majestic oak trees of City Park, Ralph's on the Park dishes up award-winning contemporary Creole cuisine amidst relaxed, casual elegance. Chef Knut Mjelde's fresh takes on New Orleans favorites showcase the finest seasonal Gulf seafood, premium meats, and locally sourced produce.

Ralph's on the Park's Friday Lunch is a freewheeling New Orleans tradition. Weekend Brunch is a festive occasion featuring inspired egg entrées paired with perennial favorites Turtle Soup and City Park Salad. Dinner draws locals longing to celebrate - something, anything! with good company, creative cooking, and well-crafted cocktails.

Top review
JohnB
Dined 5 days ago
Amazingly good food and service. Its difficult to top the ambiance of being next to beautiful City Park with the gorgeous live oaks.
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
SteveA
Dined 6 days ago
We had a delightful evening - food was delicious and great presentation, service was friendly and professional in a beautiful setting.
A photo of Chemin à la Mer restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1053)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Donald Link honours his Louisiana heritage in his newest venture, Chemin à la Mer. With panoramic views of the Mississippi River, enjoy a curated menu of Louisiana fare expertly executed with French technique, including classic and specialty steaks and a grand oyster bar, converging at the pathway to the sea.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Ashley was out waitress and her service was phenomenal. Her recommendation definitely hit the spot also with us celebrating a birthday the view was amazing, nice, quiet and cute for our celebration. Food as great the ribeye steak was perfect rosemary and galic. Definitely recommend this location.
A photo of Palmettos on the Bayou restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1194)
$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.
Top review
LindsayE
Dined 7 days ago
Service was perfect. Food was amazing as always. Would recommend to anyone.
A photo of Landry’s Seafood House – New Orleans Lake Pontchartrain restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1326)
$30 and under
Seafood
Lakeview/Gentilly
About the restaurant
The true flavor of Gulf Coast tradition is all about family, warmth and exceptional seafood. Landry's Seafood strives to bring all of those things together in each and every location, providing a fun-filled dining experience that will make you want to drop your anchor and never leave. So sit back, relax and take part in the Landry's Seafood experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Win my server was the absolute best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A photo of Audubon Clubhouse by Dickie Brennan & Co. restaurant
4.5
4.5 (115)
$30 and under
American
Carrollton
About the restaurant
Offering Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner featuring salads, sandwiches & mains made with Louisiana seafood & seasonal local produce. Highlights are the 1898 Club Sandwich, the Crabcake Benedict, a Chicken & Waffle Salad topped with a fried chicken thigh, and a house classic - the Palace Cafe Turtle Soup. The bar offers curated craft cocktails with local spirits, and a stellar wine list. We are located in the beautiful Audubon Park so you can dine on our veranda under the Oaks. Operated by Dickie Brennan & Co. Family of Restaurants.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Our server Isa was delightful! She was attentive, enthusiastic and so friendly with our kids!
A photo of SukhoThai - Uptown restaurant
4.4
4.4 (270)
$30 and under
Thai
Uptown
About the restaurant
SukhoThai, serving our "Classical Thai Cuisine" in New Orleans since 2003, is the only restaurant in Louisiana awarded a Thai Select Premium certification by the Royal Thai Government for quality Thai cuisine, superior service and beautiful interior design. We are well known for our excellent seafood dishes, wok-fired stir-fries, traditional curries and noodles, and our extensive vegan menu. We don't hold back when it comes to spices - we are serious about Thai chilies! But we always customize the spice level to your liking.

We look forward to seeing you!
Top review
peege26vip
Dined 4 days ago
Always great food and good service. Nice location.
A photo of Vessel NOLA restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2520)
$30 and under
Seafood
Mid-City / City Park
About the restaurant
Vessel Specializes in Fresh Seafood and New American Cuisine! Renowned Chef Wille Cooper, who trained under Emeril Lagasse & Wolfgang Puck sources fresh local ingredients incorporating many of the traditions New Orleans is famous for. Dinner is served 7 days a week and brunch Sat-Sun! Happy Hour weekdays 4-6 pm (except holidays). Reservations are advised and we welcome walk-ins! Dine inside or outdoors on our gorgeous covered patio! ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST featured VESSEL as one of "8 of the Most Gorgeous Restaurants in Former Churches Worldwide". Paranormal activity lurks at VESSEL as featured on The Travel Channel's hit show "THE DEAD FILES" in the episode "Deadly Vessel" showcasing the spirits that haunt Vessel. Eat, Drink, Congregate! at Vessel at New Orleans' most exciting restaurant/bar, housed in a 1914 historic church in Mid-City, 10 minutes from the French Quarter just off the Canal Street Streetcar.
Top review
DaphneJ
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
What a unique experience in NOLA. Loved ambiance and the food definitely did not disappoint. Visited for dinner - crab dip, Brussels sprouts, fries, shrimp and grits-all divine.
A photo of Pat's Rest Awhile restaurant
4.4
4.4 (629)
$30 and under
Seafood
Mandeville
About the restaurant
Casual, water front seafood restaurant and bar helmed by renowned chef Pat Gallagher. Enjoy local favorites such as Gulf Fish Almondine, Oysters Rockefeller and Gumbo alongside classics such as Grilled Steaks and burgers. Other seafood selections include Redfish, Tuna and Swordfish.
Outside dessert $3/person.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Beautiful restaurant located across street from Lake Pontchartrain. Staff were friendly and courteous, always checking in on our table throughout the meal. The food was pleasing to the eye and fabulous on the palate. We will return on our next visit to Mandeville. Way to go Pat’s Rest Awhile.
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