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Better of New Orleans 2022: Meals | Greatest Of New Orleans

Best of New Orleans 2022: Food | Best Of New Orleans

  

   







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Greatest New Restaurant (Opened September 2021 or Later)

1. Margot’s (1243 Frenchmen St., 504-224-2892; margotsnola.com)

2. Saint John (1117 Decatur St., 504-581-8120; saintjohnnola.com)

3. Le Chat Noir (715 St. Charles Ave., 504-381-0045; lechatnoirnola.com)

   

Greatest Kenner Restaurant

1. Kenner Seafood (3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, 504-466-4701; kennerseafood.web)

2. Harbor Seafood & Oyster Bar (3207 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-443-6454; harborseafoodandoysterbar.com)

3. Gendusa’s Italian Market (325 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-305-5305; gendusasitalian.com)

    

Greatest Metairie Restaurant

1. Drago’s (3232 N. Arnoult Highway, Metairie, 504-888-9254; dragosrestaurant.com)

2. Chef Ron’s Gumbo Cease (2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-2022; gumbostop.com)

3. Austin’s Seafood & Steakhouse (5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 504-888-5533; mredsrestaurants.com/austins)

     

Greatest New Orleans Restaurant

1. Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221; commanderspalace.com)

2. GW Fins (808 Bienville St., 504-581-3467; gwfins.com)

3. Sofia (516 Julia St., 504-322-3216; sofianola.com)

     

Greatest Northshore Restaurant

1. Abita Brew Pub (72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, 985-892-5837; abitabrewpub.com)

2. The Chimes (19130 W. Entrance St., Covington, 985-892-5396; thechimes.com)

3. Gallagher’s Grill (509 S. Tyler St., Covington, 985-892-9992; gallaghersgrill.com)

     







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Greatest St. Bernard Parish Restaurant

1. Rocky & Carlo’s Restaurant and Bar (613 W. St. Bernard Freeway, Chalmette, 504-279-8323; rockyandcarlosrestaurant.com)

2. MeMe’s Bar and Grille (712 W. Decide Perez Drive, Chalmette, 504-644-4992; memesbarandgrille.com)

3. Secret Thai (9212 W. Decide Perez Drive, Chalmette, 504-345-2487; fb.com/secretthairestaurant)

    

Greatest West Financial institution Restaurant

1. Banana Blossom (500 ninth St., Gretna, 504-500-0997; 504bananablossom.com)

2. Tan Dinh (1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, 504-361-8008; tandinhnola.com)

3. Cafe 615 (615 Kepler St, Gretna, 504-365-1225; cafe615.com) (TIE)

3. Mosca’s Restaurant (4137 US-90 West, Westwego, 504-436-8950; moscasrestaurant.com) (TIE)

     

Greatest Bakery

1. Haydel’s (3117 Journal St., 504-267-3165; 4037 Jefferson Freeway, 504-837-0190; haydelsbakery.com)

2. La Boulangerie (4600 Journal St., 504-269-3777; laboulangerienola.com)

3. Bywater Bakery (3624 Dauphine St., 504-336-3336; bywaterbakery.com)

     

Greatest Barbecue Restaurant

1. Blue Oak BBQ (900 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-822-2583; blueoakbbq.com)

2. Central Metropolis BBQ (1201 S. Rampart St., 504-558-4276; centralcitybbq.com)

3. The Joint (701 Mazant St., 504-949-3232; alwayssmokin.com)

    

Greatest Beignet

1. Cafe du Monde (Citywide, 800-772-2927; cafedumonde.com)

2. Morning Name Espresso Stand (5101 Canal Blvd; 504-459-2086; morningcallnola.com)

3. The Classic (3121 Journal St., 504-324-7144; thevintagenola.com)

    







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Greatest Burger Restaurant

1. Port of Name (838 Esplanade Ave., 504-523-0120; portofcallnola.com)

2. The Firm Burger  (4600 Freret St., 504-267-0320; thecompanyburger.com)

3. Bub’s NOLA (4413 Banks St., 504-581-8054; bubsnola.com)

   

Greatest Caribbean Restaurant

1. The Rum Home (3128 Journal St., 504-941-7560; therumhouse.com)

2. 14 Parishes  (Pythian Market, 234 Loyola Ave.; 8227 Oak St., 504-264-7457; 14parishes.com)

3. Queen Trini Lisa (4200 D’Hemecourt St., 504-345-2058; queentrinilisa.com)

   

Greatest Chinese language Restaurant

1. Blue Large (1300 Journal St., 504-582-9060; bluegiantnola.com)

2. 5 Happiness (3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-482-3935; fb.com/5happiness)

3. Dian Xin (1218 Decatur St., 504-308-3060; 620 Conti St., 504-372-3372; dianxinnola.com)

     







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Greatest Doughnut

1. District Donuts (Citywide; districtdonuts.com)

2. Bakers Dozen (3305 Jefferson Freeway, Jefferson, 504-828-2811; lovebakersdozen.com)

3. Blue Dot Donuts (4301 Canal St., 504-218-4866; fb.com/bluedotdonuts)

  







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Greatest French Restaurant

1. Cafe Degas (3127 Esplanade Ave., 504-945-5635; cafedegas.com)

2. La Crepe Nanou (1410 Robert St., 504-899-2670; lacrepenanou.com)

3. Lilette (3637 Journal St., 504-895-1636; liletterestaurant.com)

    

Greatest Indian Restaurant

1. Saffron (4128 Journal St., 504-323-2626; saffronnola.com)

2. Nirvana (4308 Journal St., 504-894-9797; insidenirvana.com)

3. Mantra Indian Delicacies (3116 S. I-10 Service Highway E., Metairie, 504-766-8004; mantracuisine.web)

     

Greatest Italian Restaurant

1. Vincent’s (4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 504-885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 504-866-9313; vincentsitaliancuisine.com)

2. Sofia (516 Julia St., 504-322-3216; sofianola.com)

3. Venezia (134 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-488-7991; venezianeworleans.web)

      

Greatest Japanese/Sushi Restaurant

1. Rock-N-Sake Bar & Sushi (823 Fulton St., 504-581-7253; 2913 Metairie Highway, Metairie, 504-267-9761; rocknsake.com)

2. Shogun (2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-833-7477)

3. Mikimoto  (3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-488-1881; mikimotosushi.com)

      

Greatest Latin American Restaurant

1. El Pavo Actual (4401 S. Broad Ave., 504-266-2022; elpavorealnola.com)

2. Mais Arepas (1200 Carondelet St., 504-523-6247; fb.com/maisarepas)

3. Alma Cafe (800 Louisa St., 504-381-5877; eatalmanola.com)

    







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Greatest Regionally Owned Espresso Home

1. PJ’s  (Citywide; pjscoffee.com)

2. French Truck (Citywide; frenchtruckcoffee.com)

3. CC’s (Citywide; ccscoffee.com)

    

Greatest Mexican Restaurant

1. Felipe’s (301 N. Peters St., 504-267-4406; 411-1 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-408-2626; 6215 S. Miro St., 504-309-2776; felipestaqueria.com)

2. El Gato Negro (81 French Market Place, 504-525-9752; 300 Harrison Ave., 504-488-0107; 301 Huey P. Lengthy Ave., Gretna, 504-354-9593; elgatonegronola.com)

3. Juan’s Flying Burrito (515 Baronne St., 504-529-5825; 2018 Journal St., 504-569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-486-9950; juansflyingburrito.com)

     

Greatest Center Jap/Mediterranean Restaurant

1. Lebanon’s Cafe (1500 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-862-6200; lebanonscafe.com)

2. Mona’s Cafe (3901 Banks St., 504-482-7743; monascafeanddeli.com) (TIE)

2. Saba (5757 Journal St., 504-324-7770; eatwithsaba.com) (TIE)

3. Byblos Mediterranean Grill (1501 Metairie Highway, Metairie, 504-834-9773; 2020 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, 504-837-9777; 1000 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan, 504-766-9785; byblosrestaurants.com)

       

Greatest Neighborhood Restaurant

1. Katie’s (3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; katiesinmidcity.com)

2. Clancy’s (6100 Annunciation St., 504-895-1111; clancysneworleans.com)

3. Excessive Hat Café (4500 Freret St., 504-754-1336; highhatcafe.com)

  







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Greatest Pizza Restaurant

1. Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza (Citywide; theospizza.com)

2. Pizza Scrumptious (617 Piety St., 504-676-8482; pizzadelicious.com)

3. Pizza Domenica (3200 Banks St., 504-459-2072; 4933 Journal St., 504-301-4978; pizzadomenica.com)

     

Greatest Restaurant For Vegetarians/Vegans

1. Carmo (527 Julia St., 504-875-4132; cafecarmo.com)

2. Candy Soulfood (1025 N. Broad St., 504-821-2669; sweetvegansoulfood.com)

3. Sneaky Pickle (3200 Burgundy St., 504-218-5651; yousneakypickle.com)

     

Greatest Seafood Restaurant

1. GW Fins (808 Bienville St., 504-581-3467; gwfins.com)

2. Peche (800 Journal St., 504-522-1744; pecherestaurant.com)

3. Deanie’s Seafood (841 Iberville St., 504-581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, 504-831-4141; 2200 Journal St., 504-962-7760; deanies.com)

     

Greatest Snowball Stand

1. Hansen’s Sno-Bliz (4801 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-891-9788; snobliz.sq..website)

2. Sal’s Sno-Balls  (1823 Metairie Ave., Metairie, 504-666-1823)

3. Plum Avenue Snoballs (1300 Burdette St.; Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, 504-866-7996)

      

Greatest Steakhouse

1. Ruth’s Chris Steak Home (Harrah’s New Orleans, 525 Fulton St., 504-587-7099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-3600; ruthschris.com)

2. Desi Vega’s Steakhouse (628 St. Charles Ave., 504-523-7600; desivegasteaks.com)

3. Crescent Metropolis Steaks (1001 N. Broad St., 504-821-3271; crescentcitysteaks.com)

     

Greatest Thai Restaurant

1. Sukho Thai (2200 Royal St., 504-948-9309; 4519 Journal St., 504-373-6471; sukhothai-nola.com)

2. Budsi’s Thai (1760 N. Rampart St., 504-381-4636; budsisthai.com)

3. Banana Blossom (500 ninth St., Gretna, 504-500-0997; 504bananablossom.com)

    

Greatest Conventional Louisiana Restaurant

1. Commander’s Palace  (1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221; commanderspalace.com)

2. Galatoire’s Restaurant (209 Bourbon St., 504-525-2021; galatoires.com)

3. Mandina’s Restaurant (3800 Canal St., 504-482-9179; Azalea Procuring Middle, 4240 Freeway 22, Mandeville, 985-674-9883; mandinasrestaurant.com)

     







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Greatest Vietnamese Restaurant

1. Lilly’s Café (1813 Journal St., 504-599-9999)

2. 9 Roses (1100 Stephens St., Gretna, 504-366-7665; ninerosesrestaurant.com)

3. Tan Dinh (1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, 504-361-8008; tandinhnola.com)

    

Greatest Gumbo

1. Neyow’s (3332 Bienville St., 504-827-5474; neyows.com)

2. Chef Ron’s Gumbo Cease (2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-2022; gumbostop.com)

3. Mr. B’s Bistro (201 Royal St., 504-523-2078; mrbsbistro.com)

     

Greatest Fried Hen

1. Popeyes (Citywide; popeyes.com)

2. Willie Mae’s (Pythian Market, 234 Loyola Ave., 504-459-2640; Scotch Home, 2401 St. Ann St., 504-822-9503; williemaesnola.com)

3. Gus’s World Well-known Fried Hen (308 S Diamond St.; 3940 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie; gusfriedchicken.com)

    

Greatest King Cake

1. Dong Phuong (14207 Chef Menteur Freeway, 504-254-0214; dpbakery.com)

2. Manny Randazzo Authentic King Desserts (3515 N. Hullen St., Metairie, 504-456-1476; randazzokingcake.com)

3. Haydel’s (3117 Journal St., 504-267-3165; 4037 Jefferson Freeway, 504-837-0190; haydelsbakery.com)

    

Greatest Crimson Beans and Rice

1. Popeyes (Citywide; popeyes.com)

2. Joey Ok’s Restaurant & Bar (3001 Journal St., 504-891-0997; joeyksrestaurant.com)

3. Mandina’s Restaurant (3800 Canal St., 504-482-9179; Azalea Procuring Middle, 4240 Freeway 22, Mandeville, 985-674-9883; mandinasrestaurant.com)

      

Greatest Outside Eating

1. Good Guys Nola (7910 Earhart Blvd., 504-302-2404; niceguysnola.com)

2. N7 (1117 Montegut St.; n7nola.com)

3. Barracuda (446 Pelican St., 504-766-7268; 3984 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-266-2961; eatbarracuda.com)

    







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Greatest Place For Desserts

1. Angelo Brocato (214 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-486-1465; angelobrocatoicecream.com)

2. Creole Creamery (2565 Metairie Highway, Metairie, 504-354-8069; 4924 Prytania St., 504-894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., 504-482-2924; creolecreamery.com)

3. Sucré (3025 Journal St., 504-571-5323; shopsucre.com)

     

Greatest Place To Get Frozen Desserts

1. Creole Creamery (2565 Metairie Highway, Metairie, 504-354-8069; 4924 Prytania St., 504-894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., 504-482-2924; creolecreamery.com)

2. Angelo Brocato (214 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-486-1465; angelobrocatoicecream.com)

3. Parish Parlor (1912 Journal St., 504-302-2244; parishparlor.com)

     

Greatest Place To Get A Po-boy

1. Parkway Bakery and Tavern (538 Hagan Ave., 504-482-3047; parkwaypoorboys.com)

2. Domilise’s Po-boys and Bar  (5240 Annunciation St., 504-899-9126; domilisespoboys.com)

3. Quick Cease Poboys (119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 504-885-4572; shortstoppoboysno.com)

     

Greatest Place To Get Boiled Seafood

1. Bevi Seafood Co.  (236 Carrollton Ave., 504-488-7503; beviseafoodco.com)

2. Clesi’s (4323 Bienville St., 504-909-0108; clesicatering.com)

3. Deanie’s Seafood  (841 Iberville St., 504-581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, 504-831-4141; 2200 Journal St., 504-962-7760; deanies.com)

    







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Greatest Place To Get Breakfast/Brunch

1. Ruby Slipper Cafe (Citywide; therubyslippercafe.web)

2. Bearcat Cafe (845 Carondelet St., 504-766-7399; 2521 Jena St., 504-309-9011; bearcatcafe.com)

3. Russell’s Marina Grill (8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., 504-282-9980; russellsmarinagrill.web)

    

Greatest Place To Get Poke

1. Poke Loa (Citywide; eatpokeloa.com)

2. LemonShark Poke (2901 Journal St., 504-518-6665; lemonsharkpoke.com)

3. Poke-Chan (2809 St. Claude Ave., 504-571-5446; fb.com/pokechannola)

     







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Greatest Place To Get A Sandwich

1. Stein’s Market & Deli (2207 Journal St., 504-527-0771; steinsdeli.com)

2. Turkey and the Wolf (739 Jackson Ave., 504-218-7428; turkeyandthewolf.com)

3. Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-896-7300; Village Procuring Middle, 2895 Freeway 190, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; 3827 Baronne St., 504-899-7411; martinwine.com)

     

Greatest Place To Get Tacos

1. Barracuda (446 Pelican St., 504-766-7268; 3984 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-266-2961; eatbarracuda.com)

2. Felipe’s (301 N. Peters St., 504-267-4406; 411-1 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-408-2626; 6215 S. Miro St., 504-309-2776; felipestaqueria.com)

3. Val’s (4632 Freret St., 504-356-0006; valsnola.com)

     







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Greatest Restaurant For A Date Evening

1. N7 (1117 Montegut St.; n7nola.com)

2. Paladar 511 (511 Marigny St., 504-509-6782; paladar511.com)

3. Cafe Degas (3127 Esplanade Ave., 504-945-5635; cafedegas.com)

     

Greatest Pop-up Vendor

1. Joel’s Lobster Rolls (joelslobsterrolls.com)

2. Southerns (instagram.com/southernsfood)

3. Get Your Mother & Dim Sum (instagram.com/geturdimsum)

  

   



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