10 Oldest Restaurants In New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Updated 2021

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New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, close to the Gulf of Mexico. It’s known for its vibrant live music scene, round the clock nightlife and spicy cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of African, French and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties. The cuisine of New Orleans is heavily influenced by Creole, Cajun cuisine and soul food. Its fantastic restaurants make the town more iconic. Its restaurants invented iconic dishes including muffuletta sandwiches, po’boy, banana foster among others. New Orleans has a very popular and varied restaurant scene. Scroll down and check out our list of the oldest restaurants in New Orleans, to enjoy delicacies.

1. Antoine's Restaurant

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Posted by Antoine's Restaurant on Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Welcome and enjoy a delicious meal at Antoine’s restaurant which is located at St. Louis street. The bright and spacious interior is well decorated with large windows and well-laid tables. This restaurant is famously known as an old-world grand dame of fine French-creole and birthplace of oysters Rockefeller. It serves authentic brunch and dinner. For brunch, you can enjoy crevettes remoulade, gumbo creole, omelet aux fromage, oeufs Sardou, oeufs benedict, poulet frits and pain perdu. Later for dinner, you can enjoy pompano grille, filet de gulf Poisson meuniere, crabs mous frits, broccoli sauce crème, cerises jubilee and fraises a la crème. Be sure to enjoy the delicious brunch when you pass by.

Antoine's Restaurant

Address: 713 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Price for two: from 31 USD

Opening hours: 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm daily

Website: Antoine’s Restaurant

2. Tujague's

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Posted by Tujague's Restaurant on Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Experience the flavors of old New Orleans at Tujague’s which is situated at Decatur street. The inside of this restaurant is warmly decorated with a beautiful table setting and bright colors. Tujague’s is well known for providing an unforgettable dining experience in the original Creole tradition making diners come back again and again. After a busy morning, you can have a delicious lunch of buttermilk fried chicken salad, seafood court bouillon, lemon lacquered chicken, fried oyster po-boy, gulf fish amandine, brisket dirty rice and garden salad. For dinner, you can enjoy crispy pork belly, Tujague’s famous brisket, Abita amber BBQ shrimp and grits. You can come and enjoy the delicious tournedos of beef with friends or family.

Tujague's

Address: 823 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Price for two: from 11 USD

Opening hours: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm daily

Website: Tujague’s

3. Commander's Palace

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Posted by Commander's Palace on Monday, 11 February 2019

Get to explore New Orleans and unwind at Commander’s Palace located at Washington Avenue. This restaurant is very spacious and decorated with bright glass walls and an upmarket and cozy atmosphere. It is well known as a notable spot for refined Creole fare and an elegant jazz brunch in a chandelier-hung space since 1880. For brunch, you can have king cake beignets, veal grillages & grits, hot fried chicken, whiskey pain perdu, cochon de lait eggs benedict, New Orleans barbecued shrimp, grilled veal tenderloin and pecan roasted gulf fish. Later in the evening, you can have a refreshing dinner of shrimp & Tasso henican, turtle soup, grilled whole gulf fish. Be sure to enjoy the creole fare when you pass by.

Commander's Palace

Address: 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Price for two: from 31 USD

Opening hours: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm and from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm daily

Website: Commander’s Palace

4. Galatoires

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Posted by Galatoire's Restaurant - New Orleans on Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Get to enjoy a refreshing meal after a long day at Galatoires, which is situated at bourbon street. The inside of this restaurant is finely decorated and furnished with bright windows offering a nice view of the outside. This restaurant is famously known as a fine dining institution serving French Creole fare in an upscale environment, making diners come back again and again. After a tiresome morning, you can enjoy a refreshing lunch of pork chop, airline chicken breast, mocha pannacotta, fried gulf fish, romaine salad and braised cabbage. As for dinner, you can enjoy crab Maison, shrimp cocktail, seafood okra gumbo, turtle soup, and shrimp creole. Come along and enjoy the delicious French cuisine with friends.

Galatoires

Address: 209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Price for two: from 31 USD

Opening hours: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm daily

Website: Galatoires

5. Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

Slice into our Filet Mignon Bordelaise to cure your cravings

Posted by Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard on Friday, 8 February 2019

In a city that cheerfully commemorates dining as an art form, feel welcome and unwind at Broussard’s restaurant located in the heart of New Orleans. This restaurant is well decorated with old architecture and a cozy and upmarket atmosphere. It is well known to serve classic French and Creole cuisine for brunch and dinner. For brunch, you can enjoy truffle crab claws, creole turtle soup, breakfast bread basket, blue crab ravigote and shrimp remoulade. As for dinner, you can have a refreshing and delicious meal of chilled Louisiana seafood trio, crisply fried chicken livers, soup du jour, roasted beef salad and Roquefort wedge. You can pass by and enjoy the delicious Creole cuisine.

Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

Address: 819 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

Price: from 31 USD

Opening Hours: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm daily

Website: Broussard’s Restaurant & Courtyard

6. Napoleon House

Posted by Napoleon House on Tuesday, 15 May 2018

After a long day of wandering through the city, have a refreshing and healthy meal at Napoleon House which is situated at charters street. The inside of this restaurant is very spacious and beautifully decorated with a unique and elegant setting, with a palm-filled courtyard. Napoleon house serves Po’ boys, Italian muffalettas and other creole staples. After a tiring morning, you can enjoy a variety of delicacies for lunch such as cheese board, hummus, red beans and rice, seafood gumbo, fried shrimp, roast beef and grilled chicken. As for dinner, you can enjoy meatball sandwich, Reuben sandwich, grilled chicken breast, classic bread pudding and cassata. Be sure to enjoy the Italian muffalettas when you pass by.

Napoleon House

Address: 500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Price: from 11 USD

Opening Hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm daily

Website: Napoleon House

7. Mandina's Restaurant

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Posted by Mandina's Restaurant on Saturday, 9 February 2019

Come in and treat yourself to an authentic meal at Mandina’s located at canal street. This restaurant is well decorated with a wooden counter and colorful walls. This New Orleans favorite restaurant serves seafood and Italian home-style cuisines, making diners come back again and again. After a busy morning, you can enjoy a delicious lunch of calamari, French fried onion rings, eggplant, fried shrimp and ribeye with potatoes and vegetables. Later for dinner, you can enjoy chicken with French fried potatoes, grilled boneless chicken, garlic bread, green peas and fresh gulf fish. This is the perfect joint to enjoy delicious seafood with colleagues when you pass by.

Mandina's Restaurant

Address: 3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA

Price: from 11 USD

Opening hours: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm daily

Website: Mandina’s Restaurant

8. Casamento's Restaurant

Welcome to Casamento's Restaurant CJ Gerdes, Owner

Posted by Casamento's Restaurant on Sunday, 28 October 2012

Break the monotony and relax at Casamento’s which is situated on Magazine Street. The inside of this restaurant is decorated with mosaic-tiled space and beautiful furnishings comfortable for your stay in new orleans. It is a cash only spot serving fresh oysters and other seafood. After a busy business morning, you can enjoy refreshing brunch of gumbo, oyster stew, crab claws bottled water and apple juice. Later in the evening, after a successful day, stop by and enjoy a refreshing delicious dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, fresh homemade fries, seafood platter, Eli’s of Chicago cheesecake and free fried seafood gluten. Be sure to drop by after a long day of shopping and enjoy the delicious oysters

Casamento's Restaurant

Address: 4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA

Price: from 11 USD

Opening Hours: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm every Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Website: Casamento’s Restaurant

9. The Court of Two Sisters

The sun is out & our courtyard is open! ☀️

Posted by The Court of Two Sisters on Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Welcome and get a one-of-a-kind experience in a one-of-a-kind city at The Court of Two Sisters located at the Royal Street. This restaurant is furnished with contemporary furnishings, bright glass windows and a cozy and casual atmosphere. It serves authentic daily jazz brunches with a buffet of Creole classics plus a la carte dinner. For a jazz brunch, you can have shrimp creole classic eggs benedict, homemade buttermilk biscuits and cornbread. As for dinner, you can enjoy pan fries filet of trout, steamed asparagus, shrimp and grits, chicken Oscar, veal Oscar and grilled gulf oysters. It’s an ideal place for weddings, events and celebrations.

The Court of Two Sisters

Address: 613 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Price: from 31 USD

Opening Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (daily)

Website: The Court of Two Sisters

10. Arnaud's

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Experience the feast, celebration and perfection at Arnaud’s at the heart of the French Quarter. This classic upscale restaurant features beautiful furnishings and comfortable atmosphere which makes diners come back again and again. Arnaud’s serves classic Creole cuisine, cocktails and Dixieland jazz. For lunch, you can have shrimp Arnaud, smoked pompano bourgeois, alligator sausage, mushroom Veronique, oysters Bienville and turtle soup. After a successful business day, you can have a refreshing dinner of shrimp creole, crabmeat Karen, stuffed gulf fish, potato encrusted gulf fish, breast of chicken pontalba, petit filet Lafitte, Arnaud salad and coffee. Drop by with family and enjoy the delicious Creole cuisine.

Arnaud's

Address: 813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

Price: from 31 USD

Opening Hours: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Website: Arnaud’s

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If you’re looking for the oldest restaurants in town, then you’re at the right place. Check out the list above and book one. Be aware, you might order everything from the menu.

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