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There are so many amazing restaurants and bars in New Orleans that it can be overwhelming! We've selected a few of our favorites here. Please reach out for any other recommendations.

Local Coffee/Breakfast:

- HiVolt is our fav for coffee and super yummy, healthy breakfast - it’s an easy walk from the apartment through our residential neighborhood.

- District Donuts on Magazine Street with homemade donuts and great coffee. The best way to start a day of touring in New Orleans!

- Gracious Bakery down on St. Charles Ave @ Sixth Street. Wonderful pastries, baked goods and more.

- Mojo Coffee House - a neighborhood institution not far from the apartment with great coffee and breakfast snacks

Restaurants:

This is a selection (in no particular order) of our favorite, more traditional New Orleans restaurants. With so many incredible spots in the City it can be very difficult to choose but we’ve tried to select a few here. For even more options check out Eater New Orleans for the newest and trendiest places. 

Commanders Palace – a New Orleans institution. There is a dress code and reservations are almost always needed. Their weekend jazz brunch is fabulous but you can also go for their Friday lunch with $0.50 martinis!

Atchafalaya – creative Louisiana fare in a cozy space

Coquette – consistently excellent fare in a lovely space. A great stopping or starting point for shopping along Magazine St

Coop’s Place – best friend chicken in the city in an adults only environment in the French Quarter

Cochon – now a NOLA institution with incredible fare based around, you guessed it, everything pork

Three Muses – on Frenchman Street. Very good food but the live music is what makes it special

Sylvain – romantic dining in a beautifully renovated carriage house in the French Quarter

Muriel’s – a New Orleans institution with a haunted history

Café Degas – elegant French cuisine on beautiful Esplanade Avenue near the Degas House

For those looking for different types of cuisine:

Saffron – delicious, modern Indian food in a trendy setting

Saba – modern Israeli food with a large outdoor patio

Pizza Domenica – pizza on another level!

1000 Figs – seasonal Mediterranean fare

St Roch Market – lots of vendors all under one roof with expansive seating area and large bar

Paladar 511 – extremely tasty pastas, pizza and other modern Italian fare

Late night pizza delivery:

Magazine Pizza

Drinks:

- The Pontchartrain Hotel rooftop bar called the Hot Tin. It's on St. Charles just two blocks from the apartment and the views of downtown are wonderful!

- Bacchanal is another big favorite - they always have live music and the setting is gorgeous. Go on a nice night because it's mostly outside. Seating is first come first serve. Food is excellent but very casual. You’ll need to drive there or take an Uber/Lyft from the apartment.

- The Sazerac bar at the Roosevelt Hotel is another wonderful, old world New Orleans experience.

- The Bulldog on Magazine Street is great for a quick refreshment in the midst of shopping along Magazine Street. They have over 50 brews on tap.

- Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar - don't miss this when you're in the French Quarter. It's been serving since the 1700s.

- Pat O'Brien's - also in the French Quarter and always a good time

Music:

Go straight to Frenchman Street for the best and most live music options. All of the venues have live music almost all day and many without a cover.

Preservation Hall is a very cool experience for an authentic jazz experience in a unique setting. You’ll need to get tickets there beforehand.

Another interesting venue is the Music Box Village but they close for the winter so check their performance schedule.

Check out this guide for live music at restaurants and this guide for a comprehensive selection of upcoming events.

Getting Around:

Blue Bikes - The New Orleans bike share - is a truly wonderful way to visit the city of you’re comfortable on a bike. There are pickups close to the apartment on Jackson and St Charles. BlueBikesNola.com for more info.

Uber/Lyft are very inexpensive and easy to access just about everywhere in the city.

Street car – the closest pick up is on St Charles Avenue just two blocks from the apartment. Click here for more info on how to get around on the famous street car on the St. Charles line