Dining Guide: A feast fit for everyone in the Big Easy

A trip to New Orleans without sampling its finest cuisine would be a mistake. The following suggestions offer a snippet of the smorgasbord of options available in the Crescent City. Whether you're looking for lunch near the convention center or a night out on the town, the choices are practically endless.

Around town:

Note that price ranges for all restaurants are approximations based on dinner for one person plus beverage. Prices may be subject to change.

Antoine's Restaurant

713 St. Louis St.Phone: 504/581-4422Price range: $31 – 40+

Hours: Lunch: Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Dinner: Mon, Thu, Fri & Sat, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Sun jazz brunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Arnaud's Restaurant

813 Bienville St.
Toll-free: 800/453-1020
Price range: $31 – 40+
Hours: Dinner: Mon – Sun, 6 – 10:30 p.m.; Sun jazz brunch:
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Reservations accepted.


Enjoy what many refer to as THE New Orleans dining experience. After dinner, glimpse the glorious gowns in the Mardi Gras Museum.


310 Chartres St.Phone: 504/522-2426Price range: $11 – 30+

Hours: Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Dinner: Sun – Thu, 6 – 9:30 p.m., Fri – Sat, 6 – 10 p.m.


Italian eatery offering homemade pastas and fresh regional seafood blended with homegrown ingredients.

Begue's Restaurant

300 Bourbon StreetToll-free: 800/SONESTAPrice range (dinner only): $31 – 40+

Hours: Brunch: 6:30 a.m.- Noon; Dinner: 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Reservations accepted.


Known for its delectable contemporary French Provincial cuisine, Begue's overlooks a tropical courtyard. With spectacular cuisine, elegant surroundings, and attentive service, Begue's is the ultimate New Orleans dining experience.