This post has the information you need to make the most of New Orleans’ bi-annual Restaurant Week.
In 2023, the dates are announced as June 19-25.
- What is Restaurant Week
- Food Tours
- Tourist Discounts
- June in NOLA & September in NOLA
- Things to Do in NOLA
WHAT IS RESTAURANT WEEK?
During Restaurant Week, over 80 restaurants in New Orleans offer a prix-fixe menu at discounted prices.
Some of the most famous eateries participate, like Antoine's, Charlie’s Steak House and Galatoire’s Restaurant.
Prices vary by the restaurant but are generally around $20 lunch and $39 dinner. Note that the prices do not include drinks or tips.
Still, the savings are amazing! This means that many other people will want to enjoy this opportunity so be sure to make reservations early!
For more information see the Restaurant Week website.
WHEN IS RESTAURANT WEEK
Restaurant Week takes place every June and September.
Another food event similar to Restaurant Week is COOLinary in August.
Below is a list of some of the restaurants that participate in Restaurant Week.
Note that this list is not comprehensive. Check the Restaurant Week website for the full list.
We have chosen restaurants that are in neighborhoods that you are likely to visit during your trip to NOLA.
You’ll see links to our posts of things to do in each of these neighborhoods.
A walking tour makes for a great complement to a great meal, and we offer pay-what-you-wish walking tours of these neighborhoods.
- Antoine’s Restaurant - Creole & French
- Arnaud’s Restaurant - Cajun & Creole
- Bourbon House - Cajun, Creole & Seafood
- Criollo Restaurant - Contemporary Louisiana, Creole & Seafood
- Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse - Cajun & Steak
- K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen - Cajun, Creole & Southern Coastal Cuisine
- Muriel’s Jackson Square - Contemporary Creole & Creole
- Tableau - Cajun, Creole & French
- Tujague’s Restaurant - Creole & Seafood
- Vacherie Restaurant & Bar - Cajun
Check out our post on Things to Do in the French Quarter for more information about this famous NOLA district.
- Apolline - Contemporary Louisiana, Creole & French
- Cavan - American
- La Petite Grocery - American, French, Italian & Southern
- Pascal’s Manale- Creole, Italian, and Seafood
Get to know the neighborhood you are dining in by coming along on our pay-what-you-like Garden District Tour.
- Gabrielle Restaurant - Cajun & Contemporary Louisiana
Though only one restaurant in the Treme is part of Restaurant Week, there are many other dining options. See our recommendations here.
The Treme is one of New Orleans' oldest -- and most fascinating -- neighborhoods. Join us for one of our pay-what-you-like Treme Tours.
Check out our guide to things to do in the Treme to explore the area.
TIP: If you are considering a tourist discount pass, keep in mind that the New Orleans Pass includes a free tour of the Treme.
If you prefer to get just a sampling of classic New Orleans cuisine, join us for our daily pay-what-you-like food tour of the French Quarter.
Be sure to read our other food-related posts: