Creole Crescent

Welcome to the land of stiff drinks, celebrity chefs and locals who lift dining to an art form.

New Orleans’ cuisine is like no other. Since the city’s founding three centuries ago, French, Spanish, Caribbean and African influences – and actually, many more – have had a hand in creating the iconic dishes associated with the Big Easy. There’s no such thing as too many cooks in this multicultural kitchen.

Start your journey in this cosmopolitan center, home of the Sazerac cocktail, Oysters Rockefeller, and Bananas Foster. There are so many icons of the New Orleans restaurant scene, including the 100-plus-year-old Commander's Palace, a beloved favorite of locals and out-of-towners because of chef Tory McPhail's Creole cooking and their 25-cent martinis. The city's location means delicious Gulf seafood is a menu staple. At Pascal's Manale, folks line up for the barbecued shrimp, while at Drago's the charbroiled oysters earn rave reviews. There are plenty of newcomers to the restaurant scene who are worthy of a visit as well, such as Dominique's on Magazine. Chef Dominique Macquet presents French cuisine with ingredients sourced within 100 miles of New Orleans. And you can't leave the city without sampling a signature sandwich. Two great choices are a po-boy from Mahony's Po-Boy Shop and a muffuletta from Central Grocery.

Next, make your way to Jefferson Parish for their brand-new Oyster Trail. Many of their local chefs are dishing up special oyster creations, including the scrumptious baked oysters Radosta at Andrea's Restaurant in Metairie. Take time to also explore nearby suburbs like the St. Bernard area nestled along the Gulf Coast where the Spanish culture of the Isleños is celebrated and fresh-caught seafood dishes are served up with Creole and Spanish flair. Seeking some made-from-scratch comfort food? Make a beeline for Rocky and Carlo's in Chalmette. Order their macaroni and cheese and you'll find yourself still talking about it weeks later.

As you explore this trail you’ll find more than good meals. Come and see for yourself why this region and its people have earned a place in the hearts of many.

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    400 N. Peters St. New Orleans, LA 70130
    Fried, broiled, boiled or blackened, Landry's, bright and colorful French Quarter restaurant has earned the reputation of turning out reliably tasty seafood creations. Favorites include the seafood...
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    5301 Freret St. New Orleans, LA 70115
    Liberty Cheesesteaks is a locally owned and operated business founded in 2012 to introduce New Orleans to a proper Philly Cheesesteak experience by combining the best locally sourced ingredients...
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    900 N. Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA 70119
    Fellini's, keeping in line with the times, offers low carb plates. Other menu items include mixed green salads with lamb, shrimp and chicken, hummus, portobello and lavash bread. Related to Angeli...
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    8115 Jeanette St. New Orleans, LA 70115
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    2533 Constance St. New Orleans, LA 70130
    Parasol's is located in the Heart of New Orleans Irish Channel on the corner of Constance and Third Street. Parasol's is located one block away from Magazine Street's antique shops and a beautiful...
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    4701 Freret St. New Orleans, LA 70115
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    616 St. Peter St New Orleans, LA 70116
    Located on picturesque Jackson Square at Le Petit Theatre, Tableau is Dickie Brennan's newest restaurant. The menu, developed by Chef Ben Thibodeaux, showcases regional ingredients and classic...
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    4021 Behrman Hwy. New Orleans, LA 70114
    Pho My A Vietnamese Restaurant is the Vietnamese restaurant to visit for delicious Vietnamese pho recipes in a traditional setting.
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    3000 Royal St. New Orleans, LA 70117
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