Valentine's Day is days away and in the words of the Ghanian Tiktoker @maastoneprophetes, "The pressure is getting worser!" The pressure to snag a reservation at a restaurant that’ll blow away not only your significant other but your timeline too. STRESS. New Orleans is the #1 food destination; yet, at times I find that our options are limited. With slim pickings’ let these ten restaurants serve as your Valentine's or Galentine's Day guide as well as other occasions.
Sophisticated destination serving seasonal Italian dishes & craft cocktails. I took my niece to dinner here and was pleasantly surprised by the food. The menu is seasonal so I won’t even taunt you with what I had.
The best wings I’ve had in a minute, okay! This quaint restaurant is small in size but loud in interior with turquoise walls, floral-printed chairs. Named after chef Gong’s two kids Lulu (Lu) and Violet (Vi), Luvi’s menu fuses both the chef’s roots (Hong Kong) and his Japanese culinary training.
Nina Compton’s take on an American neighborhood spot. This spot gave the vibe, “If you know you know” and I actually felt that emotion. I appreciate a lively restaurant where guests are reveling in the company of friends and family.
LILETTE Date night AF! This French eatery once called “the sexiest restaurant in town” by Travel and Leisure is is a must for locals and visitors alike. Pro-tip: Don’t forget to have a cocktail before or after at the Bouligny Tavern next door.
The “other” restaurant in the new Four Seasons New Orleans. Some might say Donald Link has done it again and to the contrary, this is the first restaurant of his that I thoroughly enjoyed. A pricy, must-visit spot for steak and seasonal dishes that’ll leave you content behind the money spent.
Take a trip to the West Bank to enjoy authentic Thai In a chic atmosphere.
Taste of coastal Spain by the way of large, shareable tapas complimented with BOLD Louisiana flavors.
PATOIS - A neighborhood gem serving Louisiana cuisine with a French accent. I actually dined here for Vday last year.
Cozy chic steakhouse with a lovely bar offering a Brazilian menu of wood-fired meats, fish & vegetables.