Your insider's guide to New Orleans

If your mission is to eat and drink well while you're here...

Brennan's

First established in 1946, Brennan’s is the birthplace of World-Famous Bananas Foster and the boozy breakfast, featuring Eggs Hussarde, Benedict and Sardou, is king!
Brennan’s old-world elegance, coupled with fancifully renovated decor and pampering service create a unique and sophisticated backdrop for a most memorable meal.

Criollo

Criollo, the Spanish word for Creole, represents the amalgam of cultures reflected in its cooking and the unique tastes that comprise Louisiana cuisine. Criollo’s ingredient-driven seasonal menu is designed to offer creative dishes inspired by culinary traditions and an appreciation of today’s contemporary tastes.

Carousel Bar & Lounge

Cheers to 70 years! Opened in 1949, the Carousel Bar inside Hotel Monteleone offers patrons a pleasant and subtle rotation around a world-class cocktail bar every 15 minutes. 

Revel Cafe & Bar

MidCity gastro lounge with bartender, Chris McMillian, crafting fresh ingredient classic cocktails and Chef Chris DeBarr whipping up fresh and never boring culinary flavor explosions. Freshness and friendly service is our motto.

Upperline

For another take on classic creole cuisine, stop by the famous Upperline Restaurant. Regularly recognized by the James Beard Foundation, this spot serves up top-notch Louisiana cooking, serious wine, and hospitality aplenty. Try the “Taste of New Orleans” menu, which showcases seven local favorites in three courses.

Vessel NOLA

Located in an iconic 1914 church, Vessel is not only a restaurant, but a beautiful architectural setting. The kitchen offers a menu emphasizing locally-sourced, fresh seasonal ingredients in a uniquely New Orleans's tradition. The beverage selections include a varied wine list, freshly handcrafted cocktails and unique craft beers. Vessel will please everyone, whether it be sharing an intimate dinner, enjoying cocktails at its large bar, meeting new people at the community tables or dining and drinking al-fresco on the outdoor patio.