This page contains some personal recommendations, and eventually links to sites such as Tom Fitzmorris' "Menu" resources. Very much under construction

Special Notice: The Bistro at the Maison de Ville is now open for lunch (11-3) and dinner. Spectacularly fine food in a relaxed atmosphere. Chef Greg Picolo. Highly recommended. Toulouse near Royal.

Some personal recommendations:

Especially recommended/personal favorites/can't go wrong

Galatoire's--ne plus ultra (quarter)
Commander's Palace(Garden Dist.)
Pelican Club(quarter)
Bayonna --the best?(quarter)
Mr. B's (quarter)
Palace Cafe (Canal St.)
Peristyle (quarter)
August (CBD)
Cuvee (CBD--great)
Lilette (Magazine)
Stella (quarter)
Rio Mar (warehouse; Spanish/Panamaian; wonderful) .......

Other recommended restaurants:

Andrea's (Metairie; northern Italian)
Mosca's (US 90 West;Creole Italian)
Nola's (quarter)
Clancy's (uptown)
Gautreau's (uptown)
La Provence(North Shore; Lacombe)
Table One(Magazine)
Da Piero (Kenner; regional Italian)
Taquero's Coyoacan (Lower St. Charles;Mexico City cuisine)
Dick and Jenny's (Tchoupitoulas)
Laurentino's (Metairie; Spanish; tapas, etc)
Madrid (Spanish; Kenner/Metairie)
Cypress Cafe (Metairie)
Lola's (Esplanade;Spanish)
Vega (Spanish; tapas; Metairie Rd)

Neighborhood seafood, etc:

Casamento's--world's best oyster sandwich (Magazine;open Sept-May)
Mandina's (Canal st.;reopened!)
Frankie and Johnnie's (Tchopitoulas&Arabella)
Bozo's (Metairie)

Miscellaneous good choices:

Cafe Degas(Esplanade)
Cafe Volage (Uptown)

Other popular neighborhood restaurants:

Katy's (Mid-City)
Domilice's(Bellcastle near Tchopitoulas)
R&O's(Metairie Lakefront)

etc, etc. etc.

Other ethnic:

Jamillo's (Maple St.) Maple St. Cafe (Maple St.)
Tre Huen (Chinese; Mandeville)
Casa Garcia (Metairie/Covington) Best Tex-Mex

Other North Shore Restaurants:
....many others.....

Virtually New Orleans Dining Page:

Tom fitzmorris' Food and Restaurant Reviews