Wow New Orleans. You have been the best “foodie” destination we have visited so far on our travels in the USA since moving over from Australia. Seriously, we did not have a bad meal during our five day visit to The Big Easy.

1. Brennan’s Restaurant

If you love eating breakfast outside in cute courtyards, and authentic Creole cuisine, then you’ll love Brennan’s on Royal Street. It’s one of the classic New Orleans French Quarter restaurants.

2. Briquette

We loved the character of the place, contemporary yet casual. The tables and beams are all made from refurbished wood, there’s an open styled kitchen and a very cool looking wine display. 

3. Cafe Du Monde

One of the best things to do in New Orleans with kids is take them to Cafe Du Monde for beignets – they will love you even more! But even if you don’t have kids, this place is an institution in the French Quarter of New Orleans, right across the street from beautiful Jackson Square.

4. Dickie Brennan’s Tableau

We don’t normally do “fancy” when eating out with our kids, and I guess dinner with a ten and six-year-old is not that romantic, but we loved this family experience and felt very welcomed. 

5. Willa Jean

What we liked about Willa Jean is that it offers a real locals vibe – just be warned this place was packed on weekends. And they served up good coffee too! We loved it that much we ate there twice!

6. Casamento’s Restaurant

As you know, New Orleans is not short on seafood restaurants and if you’re looking for a casual but authentic experience consider Casamento’s. Way back in 1919, Joe Casamento blended Italian tradition and Louisiana seafood to create this New Orleans icon.