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The 7 Most Romantic Restaurants In New Orleans

The birthplace of jazz, cajun food and Pat O’s famous Hurricane drink does not leave tourists or locals wanting. In The Big Easy, you’ll find over 1,400 restaurants to choose from which can make planning date night a little bit difficult. That’s why we took the guesswork out of it for you and narrowed it down to the seven best. Head to any one of these seven most romantic restaurants in New Orleans for an amazing date night.

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1. The Elysian Bar

Nothing says dreamy afternoon romance like Burgundy Street’s The Elysian Bar. Housed in an old rectory belonging to Hotel Peter & Paul, you’ll find unmatched hospitality, delicious cajun food and a charming setting. Clink a few glasses with your sweetheart at this pretty-as-a-picture eatery.

2. Brennan’s

This creole staple opened its doors in 1946 and has been a favourite among tourists and locals alike ever since. Their entire menu is delicious, but the dessert is what makes this place sing. Be sure to share their world-famous banana foster and pumpkin bread pudding.

In addition to incredible food and a warm atmosphere, they also serve an amazing brunch. If not for dinner, then it’s the perfect spot for a brunch date before exploring the city.

3. Couvant

Book a table for two at this classic French brasserie right off Magazine Street. At Couvant they but a southern spin on French classics and keep it classy with chic accents and spiffy touches.

Enjoy dishes that are perfect for sharing, such as fresh oysters, foie gras terrine and mussels. For dessert, order the tarte au citron and ask for two spoons…

4. Herbsaint

Herbsaint takes taste to an entirely new level by combining French, American and Italian fare to create a unique menu. This St. Charles staple has not only an incredible food variety, but also an open patio. Book a cosy table for two and watch the French Quarter come to life while enjoying a hearty and delicious meal.

5. Arnaud’s

This traditional New Orleans jazz bistro has date night written all over it. For 100 years and counting, Arnaud’s has served up some of the best Creole dishes in the Crescent City. They bring French Quarter charm to life with live jazz, out-of-this-world seafood and southern hospitality.

Take a seat in their bistro area and afterwards head for a few cocktails in their French 75 Bar. If it’s an extra special occasion, book the Sins Room for a private dinner for two.
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6. Cafe Amelie

This romantic French Quarter gem checks all the boxes for a romantic meal. Cafe Amelie has all the charm you’d expect from a refurbished 150-year-old carriage house. Take your seat outside in the lush and airy courtyard or indoors in the beautiful carriage house dining area.

Cafe Amelie is even more than a pretty face, though. Here you’ll also find classic Louisiana dishes always served fresh and with a smile.

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7. Upperline

Nobody does meet-greet-seat like Upperline. This NOLA classic is as famous for its staff as it is its food. Despite being a fine dining restaurant, eating at Upperline feels like eating at home. The hospitality, delicious creole food and fab wine menu make it perfect for a romantic night out.
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Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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