Dining out in New Orleans can be such a satisfying experience that sometimes it borders on the spiritual -- how many times have you seen a fellow diner actually look heavenward? There really is awe-inspiring -- and simply inspirational -- food in this city. And there's a lot of it.
Dollar signs after restaurant descriptions reflect the average price for a dinner entree:
Our restaurant guides are presented seasonally, and in three of them -- presented by cuisine, by neighborhood and by food type -- we also include a directory for cross-referencing purposes.
But in this, our annual Spring Restaurant Guide, we present the ultimate directory: a restaurant guide that presents New Orleans' restaurants in alphabetical order. Following journalism's fabled KISS method -- keep it simple, stupid -- this guide is for those foodies who know what type of restaurants they like and the food served there, but want to know about new restaurants or what everyone's serving this spring.
We think as you peruse the hundreds of restaurants profiled in this guide, you'll find letters of distinction. And inspiration. Enjoy.