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These New Orleans Restaurants and Bars Are Open Following Hurricane Ida

With power returning to the city, many NOLA restaurants are finally back up and running for much-needed business

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the number of restaurants that have worked to feed their communities — for free — in the New Orleans area is almost innumerable. From Morrow’s in the Marigny to Pal’s Lounge in Mid City and Mister Mao in Uptown, kitchens across the city were quick to collect resources or cook up perishables for their neighborhoods in the days following Ida’s landfall, while others mobilized to distribute food in the even harder hit communities outside of New Orleans.

Now on day 11 of Hurricane Ida recovery, power has been restored to most of New Orleans (though not necessarily the surrounding areas), a citywide curfew has been lifted, and many restaurants, including some who have been working daily to give out food for free, are finally reopening. Here, Eater tracks the restaurants and bars back in business — because what better way for New Orleanians to regain some sense of normalcy and thank the people who showed up for the city than to pay a visit to a neighborhood favorite?

The below establishments are open as of Thursday, September 9, unless otherwise noted. Hours are listed when available but always double-check directly with the restaurant given the changing landscape of staffing, supplies, and electricity. And remember, New Orleans’s mandate requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to dine indoors still stands, so arrive prepared.

Did we miss a NOLA restaurant or bar reopening in the wake of Hurricane Ida? Let us know.

14 Parishes
Addis Nola (noon - 4 p.m.)
Ajun Cajun
Ba Chi Canteen (11 a.m. - 8 p.m., to-go only)
Backatown Coffee
Banana Blossom
Barracuda (noon - 5 p.m., both locations)
Basin Seafood & Spirits (11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
Bearcat Cafe CBD (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29
Beaucoup Eats
Betty’s Bar
BJ’s Bywater
The Blue Crab (11 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
Blue Oak BBQ (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Bourbon House (11 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily)
Bourree (1 - 9 p.m.)
Brieux Carré Brewing Company
Bub’s NOLA (noon - 7 p.m.)
Bud Rip’s
Cafe Navarre (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Cafe Reconcile (11 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.)
Central City BBQ
Church Alley Cafe & Grocery
Clover Grill
Coast Roast Coffee House (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Company Burger
Compere Lapin
Cooter Brown’s (11 a.m. - midnight)
Copper Vine
Courtyard Brewery (noon - ‘til)
The Daily Beet
Daiquiri Paradise
Dat Dog Magazine
Dian Xin
El Cucuy (noon - 9 p.m.)
The Elysian Bar
Faubourg Brewing (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Fiorella’s Cafe
The Franklin
French Truck Coffee
GW Fins (5 - 9 p.m.)
Haiku NOLA (noon - 10 p.m.)
Henry’s Uptown Bar
Hi-Ho Lounge (5 p.m. - ‘til)
Homedale Inn (2 p.m. - ‘til)
Jewel of the South
J’s Creole Wings (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Joey K’s (noon - 6 p.m.)
Juan’s Flying Burrito LGD
La Patrona
Laurel Street Bakery (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Le’s Baguette Banh Mi Cafe
Lebanon’s Cafe (11 a.m. - 9 p.m., to-go only)
Legacy Kitchen Craft Tavern
Leo’s Bread
Lilly’s Cafe (11 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Magasin Kitchen
Mais Arepas
Mandina’s (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Marjie’s Grill
Mawi Tortillas (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mayfair Lounge (3 p.m. - ‘til)
Mayhew Bakery
McHardy’s Chicken
Mid City Yacht Club
Midway Pizza
Milan Lounge (4 p.m. - ‘til)
Miss River
Mister Mao (Friday, September 17)
Molly’s Rise and Shine
Ms. Mae’s
Muriel’s Jackson Square
New York Pizza (1 - 7 p.m.)
Nirvana Indian Cuisine
Nola Brewing
Nola Crawfish King & Seafood
Nola Mia
Palm & Pine (Saturday, September 11)
Paulie Gee’s (11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
Pepp’s Pub (3 p.m. - ‘til)
Piece of Meat Butcher
Poke Loa (all locations)
Port Orleans
R Bar
Rampart Treehouse (6 p.m. - midnight)
Red Gravy
Rosalita’s Tacos (Saturday, September 11)
Rosedale (Closed Thursday, reopening this weekend)
Royal Sushi (noon - 10 p.m.)
The Rusty Nail
Saba (Saturday, September 11)
Sidecar NOLA
Slim Goodies Diner (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Stanley of New Orleans
Station 6
Stein’s Deli (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Sukho Thai Marigny
Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine
Tal’s Hummus
Tan Dinh
Three B’s Burger & Wine Bar (11 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Toups’ Meatery
Trep’s (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Turkey and the Wolf
Two Tony’s
Union Ramen
Velvet Cactus
Vessel NOLA
Vieux Carre Pizza
Vincent’s (both locations)
Wishing Town Bakery (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Yakuza House (11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Zhang Bistro (11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.)