I’ve been to New Orleans many times and each time I find myself fascinated at the new places I find to eat . This is my new list of where to stuff your face in New Orleans.
Where To Stuff Your Face In New Orleans
I’m going to start off this list by reminding you that you have to get to New Orleans before you can start indulging in her food.
Most people who don’t live in the vicinity fly like I did this time. The New Orleans Airport is pretty easily navigable and when you make it out of the baggage claim area you’ll find loads of taxis and shuttle services. I’ve tried about all of them
My all time favorite shuttle and car service is, hands down, Go Shuttle. It was super easy to set up my pickup and drop off time. The staff where great at communicating with and, let me me tell you, they were awesome to travel with.
Funny, full of advice about the area, and always…seriously ALWAYS on time, they made my trip worry free.
Definitely give them a try on your next visit to NOLA, or any major destination, as they are nationwide!
Okay so on to where to stuff your face in New Orleans…
New Orleans is one of those places that can jam an enormous amount of things in a small space. You can’t walk 5 feet without stumbling on another great place to eat.
From Cajun, to French, to Creole and everything in between, NOLA is chocked full of places to stuff your face.
On my last visit I was lucky enough to eat at both the highest of end places to the little dive that serves the best of New Orleans cuisine.
Red Fish Grill
This casual restaurant serves some of New Orleans’ classics. Located in one of the best parts of town, Red Fish Grill is located at the entrance of the French Quarter and is a perfect place to start a great evening when visiting New Orleans.
With classic NOLA dishes and chefs’ special like Alligator sausage and seafood gumbo, it’s no wonder that the place is packed weekdays and weekends alike.
Following the expert advice of my server, who was one of the coolest cats around, I indulged in the Deep fried Gulf Shrimp & Grits. It was expertly made with Parmesan cheese grits, roasted tomatoes, fried okra, jalapeño buttermilk ranch dressing, and to die for prosciutto cracklin’.
Of course I couldn’t leave without dessert! Red Fish Grill has many to choose from, and believe me it wasn’t easy but I went with the Bourbon Pecan Pie. The Classic pecan pie is made with Louisiana cane syrup and delicious pecans. As if that wasn’t enough they serve it with a side of Jack Daniel’s ice cream. Uh! It was decadent.
This exquisite restaurant presents some of the best of New Orleans cuisine. I said this when I was there and I still mean it, if God came to earth to dine, he’d eat here!
The award-winning chefs that artistically craft each meal choose only the best ingredients from local, regional, and international suppliers to ensure the freshest ingredients.
I was overwhelmed by the luxury of, not just the atmosphere, but the food itself. From the first bite to the last, each dish was beautifully blended with ingredients that were unique and unexpected.
I started with the Crispy Pork Belly and Compressed watermelon with ginger slaw. The ingredients were neither overpowering nor too subtle but perfectly blended to produce an explosion of wonder on my palette.
Next came a dish that everyone suggested I try. Unique to GW Fins is Scalibut. It consists of fresh caught Halibut, Sea Scallops, lobster risotto, snow peas, and pea shoot butter.
I can’t even begin to imagine how the chef prepares this but the sea scallops are flawlessly married and seared to the top of the Halibut in such a way that you can’t distinguish one from the other. The taste is a culinary delight.
The dessert menu is just as exceptional and it was hard for me to make a choice. I ultimately went with the Salty Malty Ice Cream Pie made with a pretzel crust and Caramel whipped cream.
It isn’t just the food that is unimaginably exhilarating at GW Fins, but the service is unmatched. My server was prepared and knowledgeable and extremely un-stuffed shirt! Most people equate 5-star restaurants with wait staff who are extremely straight forward and statue like.
The staff is wonderfully gregarious and personable which adds to the experience. I can’t recommend this place enough for an exceptional evening!
If you’re looking for fun and good food, this family friendly restaurant is where you’ll find it. The laid back atmosphere along with its classic Creole New Orleans menu items is worth a visit.
The seafood gumbo is a definite order! Its rich flavors made with local fresh ingredients will have you ready to dance in the streets. Being on Bourbon street ads to the atmosphere as well.
I was treated to a variety of Natchitoches meat pies. Made with ground beef and pork, vegetables, and seasonings unique to New Orleans, the pies are wrapped in a tender pastry and fried to perfection. They’re served with a variety of sauces, one better then the other!
Before I left I indulged in a piece of classic pecan pie. Oh, it was so freakin delicious!
New Orleans has literally thousands of places to eat. It is known for its cuisine. But I would highly recommend one of the places that I listed above. You won’t be disappointed and you will walk away with some great new friends! So now you know Where To Stuff Your Face In New Orleans!
Have you ever eaten at one of the restaurants I’ve listed? Have you ever been to New Orleans? Where did you eat? What did you do? Share your experience with us!