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The Best New 2023 Restaurants in New Orleans

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Are you looking for the best new restaurants in New Orleans? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the top restaurants that have recently opened in the city.

1. August

August is a contemporary Creole restaurant located in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District. The restaurant offers unique dishes with a focus on Louisiana ingredients and is inspired by classical training. The interior of the restaurant is rich with original architectural details, gleaming hardwood floors, soaring columns, mahogany paneling, and antique mirrors. The main dining room caters to the most unique dining experience. The restaurant also has a raw bar that serves the freshest seafood and oysters procured daily from the Gulf of Mexico 1.

2. Oceana Grill

Oceana Grill is an eating establishment located in the French Quarter neighborhood. The restaurant offers a range of dinner and lunch options for guests. The restaurant is known for its delicious seafood dishes and has a lively atmosphere. It’s perfect for a night out with friends or family 2.

3. Plates Restaurant

Plates Restaurant is a tapas-style restaurant located in the Warehouse District. The restaurant offers a shareable menu and a refined yet relaxed vibe. Chef Farrell Harrison reinvents tapas to reflect the New Orleans melting pot, with salutes to Spain, Vietnam, Italy, Germany, the Middle East, and more. The restaurant is rustic-chic with brick and wood, and mismatched vintage plates on both the walls and the tables 3.

4. Garrison Kitchen and Cocktails

Garrison Kitchen and Cocktails is located in a reimagined 110-year-old cottage in Metairie. The restaurant offers tangy Caesar salads and shrimp toast, focaccia with whipped feta and caramelized onion, crispy chicken with pickled peppers, and spaetzle. There’s plenty of indoor dining in the 110-year-old main cottage, as well. When the weather is most agreeable, a night in your own gazebo dining with friends is the only place to be 3.

5. Lufu Nola

Lufu Nola is a full-time restaurant located in the Central Business District. Chefs Sarthak Samantray and Aman Kota spiced up the town for a couple of years with their wildly popular Lufu (for “Let Us Feed U”) pop-up before turning it into this handsome full-time restaurant. The “you’ll-want-everything” dinner menu avoids the clichés, and there are tandoori salads and “naanwiches” for lunch 3.

If you’re looking for the best new restaurants in New Orleans, these are some of the top options to consider. Bon appétit!




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