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AISL 2017: Restaurants | Bars | Music


Snug Harbor

These are just a few of the music venues...consult a guidebook for more options.

Preservation Hall - 726 St. Peter St.  Traditional jazz.  45 min shows start at 8, 9, and 10.  Lines start about an hour ahead.  CASH only. No bathrooms, no food or drinks sold, but you may bring in drinks, standing room only.  If you plan ahead, you can purchase "Big Shot" seating.

Maison Bourbon Jazz Club - 641 Bourbon St.

Snug Harbor Bistro - 628 Frenchman St. Snug Harboris located in the Marigny, adjacent to the French Quarter.  Take a pedicab or taxi.  

Near the Hotel

Ruby Slipper CafeRuby Slipper Cafe - 200 Magazine, corner of Common St. - (504) 525-9355 Opens at 7am

Majoria's Commerce Restaurant - 300 Camp Street - (504) 561-9239 Opens at 7am

Dress It - 535 Gravier Street inside the Omni Royal Crescent Hotel - (504) 527-0006 Opens at 7am

Jimmy J's Cafe - 115 Chartres St. (504) 517-9810  Opens at 7am

Mother's Restaurant - 401 Poydras St. (504) 523-9656 Opens at 7am

Luke (John Besh)  - 333 St. Charles Ave. (504) 378-2840 - gourmet breakfast

Willa Jean (John Besh) 611 O'Keefe Ave. (504) 509-7334

Bon Ton CafeThe Bon Ton Cafe - 401 Magazine St.  (504) 524-3386 Creole Cuisine - closed Saturday and Sunday

Mother's Restaurant - 401 Poydras St. (504) 523-9656 Open seven days - Famous for their roast beef po'boy with debris

Luke (John Besh) - 333 St. Charles Ave. (504) 378-2840 - everything from shrimp and grits to burgers and roast chicken

Cochon Butcher (Donald Link) - 930 Tchoupitoulas St. (504) 588-2123 - Cajun food with a modern twist.  This is more of a walk from the hotel, about 10 blocks.

Domenica (John Besh) - 123 Baronne St. (504) 648-6020  Wood fired pizzas.  Consult website for happy hours with half priced pizza and wine/cocktails/beer. 

August (John Besh) 301 Tchoupitoulas St. (504) 299-9777

Willa Jean (John Besh) 611 O'Keefe Ave. (504) 509-7334

Alto (on the rooftop of the Ace Hotel) 600 Carondelet St. (504) 941-9191

Drugstores near the hotel:  

Walgreens - 134 Royal St. (504) 525-2180

CVS - 800 Canal St. (504) 528-7099



Restaurant R'evolution (John Folse) Louisiana Cuisine - 777 Bienville St. (in the Royal Sonesta Hotel) (504) 553-2277  

Bayona (Susan Spicer) International Cuisine - 430 Dauphine St. (504) 525-4455

GW Fins (Seafood) - 808 Bienville St. (504) 581-3467 

Arnauds (Classic Creole) - 813 Bienville St. (504) 230-8895

Irene's Cuisine (Italian) - 539 St. Philip St. (504) 529-8811 


Sylvain (Bistro) - 625 Chartres St. (504) 265-8123

Nola (Emeril Lagasse) Creole - 534 St. Louis St. (504) 522-6652

Cafe Amelie (Contemporary Southern/Light Fare) 912 Royal St. (504) 412-8965


Central Grocery (Muffelettas) - 923 Decatur St. (504) 523-1620

Acme Oyster House (Seafood/Light Fare) - 724 Iberville St. (504) 522-5973

Cafe Maspero (Cafe/Seafood) - 601 Decatur St. (504) 523-6250

Camellia Grill (Diner) - 540 Chartres St. (504) 522-1800  

Port of Call (Hamburgers) - 838 Esplanade St. (504) 523-0120

August (John Besh) Central Business District - 301 Tchoupitoulas St. (504) 299-9777  

Commander's Palace (Brennan Family) Garden District - 1403 Washington Ave. (504) 899-8221

Upperline - (Modern Creole) - Uptown -1413 Upperline St. (504) 891-9822

Jacques-Imo's - (Cajun) - 8324 Oak St. (504) 861-0886

Domilise's - (Po boys) - 5420 Annunciation St. (504) 899-9126

Casamento's - 4330 Magazine St. (504) 895-9761 - This all-tile restaurant has been family owned since 1919.  Raw oysters and the fried oyster loaf.  Take the streetcar to Napoleon Ave. and take a left towards the river.  Magazine St. is about seven blocks down

Camellia Grill - 626 S. Carrollton Ave. (504) 309-2679 - A New Orleans tradition since 1946, Camellia Grill offers luncheonette-style counter service with white linens and white-jacketed servers.  Order an omlette or a classic grilled burger and a slice of chocolate pecan pie heated on the grill and a la mode.  Take the streetcar all the way down St. Charles Ave. to the riverbend.  Camellia Grill is right where the streetcar turns on to Carrollton Ave.  


Old Absinthe HouseOld Absinthe House - 240 Bourbon St. This bar opened its doors in 1807.  Legend has it that the pirate Jean Lafitte and Andrew Jackson met on the second floor to plan the victory of the Battle of New Orleans.

Napoleon HouseNapoleon House500 Chartres St.  Famous for its Pimm's Cups and muffulettas, housed in a 200-year-old building that belonged to Nicolas Girod, mayor of New Orleans from 1812-15.  Girod offered his residence to Napoleon Bonaparte in 1821 as a refuge during his exile, but Napoleon died before he made it to New Orleans.

Pat O'Brien'sPat O'Brien's - 718 St. Peter St. Sip a Hurricane in the brick courtyard or the piano bar.  

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop - 941 Bourbon St. This tavern was built between 1722 and 1732 and is considered one of the oldest structures used as a bar in the United States.  The property is believed to have been used by pirates Jean and Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith ShopPierre Lafitte as a New Orleans base for their smuggling operations. 

The Carousel Bar in the Hotel Monteleone - 214 Royal St. Features a 25-seat revolving bar with a carousel top, antiqued mirrors, and hand pained chairs.

When in New Orleans...try a New Orleans cocktail: The Sazerac is rye whiskey or bourbon combined with bitters and sugar, flavored with Pernod and lemon peel.  The Mint Julep is made with bourbon,, sugar, fresh mint, and crushed ice.  The Hurricane combines dark rum with passion fruit juice.  A Ramos Gin Fizz is made of sugar, orange flower water, citrus juice, gin, egg white, cream, and seltzer.  Beer drinkers can sample a number of local microbrewery ales.  Look for beers by Abita, Tin Roof, Parish Brewing, 40 Arpent Brewing, Gnarley Barley, Second Line, and Chafunkta Brewing.