As New Orleans continues to open up and settle into the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eater is highlighting the most exciting new restaurants in the city, spots that offer a mix of outdoor seating, indoor dining, delivery, and takeout. From new wine bars with inventive small plates to extravagant hotel restaurants aiming to be the next Commander’s, there’s been a range of openings so far this year. Here are the best new restaurants to check out in New Orleans, arranged geographically as always. And remember, New Orleans has a mandate requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to dine indoors, so arrive prepared.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More