The Lower Garden District, or LGD, is a fairly large neighborhood that runs roughly from the Expressway to Jackson Avenue and St. Charles Avenue to the river. Not to be lumped in with the Irish Channel or Garden District neighborhoods, the LGD is home to some of the city’s most creative food, including nationally-acclaimed sandwiches, steaming bowls of ramen, contemporary Cajun, and gifted pairings of cocktails and cake. To wash it all down, there are lively settings for beer, cocktails, whiskey, and wine.
Here are 17 Eater picks for dining and drinking in the LGD — a mix of longtime breakfast haunts, quiet corner bars, Magazine Street hotspots, and neighborhood standbys for coffee, pho, and steak — arranged geographically as always.
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