Where to Eat and Drink in New Orleans-2015 Edition

To help you prepare for the upcoming RCA conference in New Orleans, the Chefs at Symrise have curated a list of “must-tastes” during your visit. Our guide is split in to three sections: Drink, Eat, and Wake Up! Under each section you will find a selection of classic locations and a group of modern locations. We hope that you are are able to make it to RCA this month and experience some of our favorite flavors at these top spots. 

The selection below is only a sample of our guide to NOLA. You can VIEW & PRINT the FULL GUIDE BY CLICKING HERE!



The Classics

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

Allegedly the oldest bar in America, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop was opened around 1770 by a French pirate and blacksmith

941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

(504) 593-9761



The Old Absinthe House

Originally built in 1806, the Old Absinthe House was destroyed during prohibition and moved underground to a warehouse. It has since moved back at its original location complete with the original ornamental absinthe fountains.

240 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 523-3181



The Modern

Sainte Marie

Near the Superdome, Sainte Marie is hugely popular during games but has slowly been upping their cocktail game with small batch liquors and cutting edge mixology.

930 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

(504) 304-6988




Cure is credited as the bar that sparked the cocktail revolution in New Orleans; it’s in a little bit of a fringe neighborhood so definitely take a cab.

4905 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115





The Classics


Antoine’s is the oldest family owned restaurant in the country and just celebrated its 175th birthday.  Oh, and they invented Oysters Rockefeller.

713 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 581-4422




Galatoire’s has been a NOLA staple for over 100 years.  Try their delicious Duck and Andouille Gumbo but make sure to bring a jacket if you go.

209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 525-2021



The Modern

Ba Mien

Located in a strip mall in the heart of NOLA’s little Vietnam, Ba Mien features some of the best Vietnamese in the region.
13235 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70129

(504) 255-0500




Sylvain gets mentioned twice on this list for its great cocktails and also its great Southern with an Italian twist cuisine.

625 Chartres Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130



Wake Up!

The Classics

Café du Monde

Café du Monde has been serving up its signature Chicory coffee and Beignets since 1863 and now has 8 locations around NOLA.  Stop by the original, it’s open 24 hours a day.

Original Location

800 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116

(504) 525-4544


500 Port of New Orleans Suite 27, New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 218-7993



Morning Call Coffee Stand

Another great 24 hour Chicory coffee and Beignet spot is Morning Call with a location in City Park.  Take some to go and stroll around the park.

56 Dreyfous Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124

(504) 300-1157



The Modern

Spitfire Coffee

Spitfire is a great 3rd wave coffee shop located in the Quarter. It opens at 8am and serves delicious espresso drinks and cold brews.

627 St Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70116

(225) 384-0655



Cherry Coffee

Cherry Coffee is located within Steins Deli in the Garden District and opens at 7am.  They serve specialty coffees, rotating weekly from roasters all over the country.

2207 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70116

(985) 250-0466



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