Authentic Cajun dive located three blocks from the Frenchmen Hotel. Line is sometimes long and patrons under 21 are not allowed inside. It is one of the best introductions to Cajun food in New Orleans. Try the jambalaya, Tasso, duck quesadilla, or the fried alligator.
This restaurant has great Cajun food by Chef Paul Prudhomme who is often credited with putting Cajun food on the map. Go here if you want a more formal sit-down vibe than you will get at Coop’s Place
Port of Call is considered by many to be the best hamburger in New Orleans, conveniently located three blocks away from the Frenchmen Hotel. The setting has a faint tiki-bar vibe. Lines can sometimes be long if you are trying to go for dinner on the weekends.
This is a nice soul food restaurant with a plethora of fried options and excellent collard greens located one block up Frenchmen Street from the hotel.
No trip to New Orleans is complete without an order of beignets and a café au lait from Café du Monde located across from Jackson Square.
They have what is usually counted as one of the top five best po-boys in the city. It’s a great option if you can’t make it to Parkway Bakery and want to get an amazing New Orleans po-boy within walking distance of the Frenchmen Hotel. They have two locations, one is in the back of the Erin Rose bar and the other is a standalone spot on Dauphine Street.
The Court of Two Sisters consistently ranks as one of the best brunches in New Orleans. Set in an upscale, enchanting Creole Garden full of soft Jazz music.
Donald Link’s James Beard award-winning restaurant has taken traditional Cajun cuisine to a new level. Try the Bouchere (or anything with pork). If you are in a hurry, try the sandwich shop next door: Cochon Butcher.
One of several locations in New Orleans, this one is the closest to the hotel. Eclectic and delicious breakfast spot conveniently located five blocks from the Frenchmen Hotel.
Named for his daughter and planted in the Warehouse District, Emeril Lagasse’s fourth New Orleans eatery leans local, offering an affordable New American lineup. The casual-chic digs boast a lively open kitchen and U-shaped bar along with exposed-brick walls and playful murals of gulf fish and crabs.
The giant fish hanging in Donald Link’s new industrial-chic Warehouse District eatery says it all. This place is all about local and line-caught seafood, most of it cooked over an epic wood-fired grill. Whole fish is a specialty and you can’t go wrong with whatever is the catch of the day.