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Thai duck noodle soup from Long Chim, new on Magazine Street
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Where to Eat and Drink Along Magazine Street Uptown

16 excellent restaurants lining the major shopping thoroughfare, from Louisiana Avenue to Audubon Park

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Thai duck noodle soup from Long Chim, new on Magazine Street
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Magazine Street is a jewel of an avenue, a treasure trove of hotels, dining, and retail that stretches six miles from Canal Street in the CBD all the way Uptown to Audubon Park. Now, more than ever, it’s vital to show these independent and family owned businesses some love by ordering takeout, brunching outside, and strolling Magazine in search of the perfect gift. It’s impossible to list every eatery that dots the street, restaurants which range from po’boy joints to high-end fine dining. This taste of all the street has to offer starts around Louisiana Avenue and follows the river Uptown, but you can’t go wrong any way you turn.

For dining guides to the Lower Garden District and Irish Channel, see here and here.

NOTE: A number of New Orleans restaurants have resumed dine-in service, however, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Louisiana Department of Health website.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Max Well, New Orleans

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6101 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 301-0510
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Max Well is one of a growing army of plant-based cafes that have popped up in recent years, the brainchild of owner and committed vegetarian Maxwell Eaton. Nothing ho-hum about the likes of beet Wellington, banh mi bowl with brown rice, tofu, pickled vegetables and green onions; or “steak” and potatoes made with portobello, braised kale, and smashed potatoes.

2. Cavan

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3607 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 509-7655
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Cavan is such a pretty spot, a decadent 1800s mansion with a chill vibe and a menu of terrific shareable plates and stellar cocktails. Order plates of truffle Caesar, squid ink gnocchi, poke tacos or load up on a hefty burger and a tasty fish amandine with popcorn rice, a memorable date night experience sure to set the mood.

3. Picnic Provisions & Whiskey

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741 State St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 266-2810
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This casual family and canine-friendly comfort spot from the folks at Commander’s Palace is open from Wednesday through Sunday with a nice amount of outside seating an added bonus. Picnic Provisions & Whiskey lives up to its name — any outdoor repast would benefit from the likes of hot fried chicken thighs, a mammoth muffaletta, and an especially satisfying pulled pork po-boy. Yes, the whiskey drinks are good too.

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4. Lilette

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3637 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-1636
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Lilette, chef John Harris’s fetching French bistro set in a 10th century cornder drugstore, is now open between lunch and dinner, serving an all day Gallic-themed menu along with adult libations. There’s patio seating, curbside pick up, delivery, and dining in available. Munch on the likes of potato gnocchi with sage brown butter or a hearty hangar steak with frites. The restaurant is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

5. Bouligny Tavern

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3641 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-1810
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Opened by John Harris in 2010, chef de cuisine Christie Plaisance oversees an inviting grown up menu of bistro faves. Gougères with Comté burrata; bruschetta topped with roasted tomato salad; duck confit with greens and house made charcuterie — try it all. Bouligny Tavern’s winning drinks menu is locally inspired. A Gentilly G&T anyone?

6. Bistro Daisy

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5831 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-6987
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Give your inner francophile a treat with the French offerings at Bistro Daisy. Set in a sweet New Orleans cottage with a handsome side gallery, the restaurant offers take out/curbside service and dining in. Chef Anton Schulte’s elegant hand informs the likes of grilled filet with truffled demi glace and crispy leg of duck confit and roasted breast slices over roasted mushroom choucroute. Can you say date night?

5908 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 509-6550
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Chef Nick Lama’s Avo shines with regional Italian goodness. Reserve a table in the airy garden dining room, framed with windows all around for plenty of fresh air. Lama’s menu reflects his own Sicilian heritage with dishes like arancini, fried balls of risotto laced with mozzarella and parmeson. But he wanders the boot, offering the likes of chicken parmesan and shells topped with pork and beef Bolognese for dining in or to go.

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8. Saba

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5757 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 324-7770
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Alon Shaya’s Saba is the chef’s flagship ode to the brilliant and varied Israeli culinary landscape. Get every single spread— they are all amazing and arrive with puffs of sourdough pita hot from the oven. The vegetable dishes are equally stellar, especially the whole roasted cauliflower with whipped feta, great with any kabab.

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9. Baru Bistro & Tapas

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3700 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-2225
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Adore the bold global flavors served at this bright Latin-Caribbean inspired bistro. Crudos and ceviche are a specialty at Baru, along with chef Edgar Caro’s habit-forming tapas like cornmeal crusted local oysters with cilantro aioli and caramelized onions and skewers of mojo marinated skirt steak slathered with chimichurri, absolutely bursting with flavor. Get the charred octopus. And the jerked chicken.

10. Long Chim Nola

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4113 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 982-0046
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Long Chim Nola is just one of a current tide of newish Thai restaurants that are raising the bar for lovers of Thailand’s varied cuisine. This casual spot specializes in Thai street food, the comfort food that locals eat. Like duck noodle soup, minced pork laab with tamarind paste, and warm mango sticky rice. The restaurant was originally la stall in the Auction House Market and opened on Magazine in January.

11. Saffron

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4128 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 323-2626
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This James Beard-nominated restaurant and Eater New Orleans 2017 Restaurant of the Year deserves all those accolades. Against a stylish backdrop, diners can sample a complex cocktail program, informed by Indian spices and herbs, some of the best char-grilled oysters in town (maybe it’s the curry leaf?), and feast on sophisticated dishes that marry Indian gastronomy with local ingredients. And be sure to try the Saffron old-fashioned to see what it’s all about — it’s the top-selling menu item at the restaurant.

Oysters with naan at Saffron NOLA
Chargrilled oysters with naan at Saffron NOLA
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12. Red Gravy

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4206 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 561-8844
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Red Gravy, Roseann and Lou Rostoker’s homey Northeast-inspired Italian restaurant, moved Uptown from the CBD in September. Since then, Roseann’s minimalist approach to regional Italian cuisine feeds the neighborhood the likes of al dente homemade pasta, three-ingredient red gravy, feather light ricotta gnocchi. Unlike Creole Italian style cooking, sauces and melted cheese is used sparingly, and seafood and cheese don’t mix. Small plates include hand rolled meatballs with fresh ricotta and salumi and cheese boards.

13. SukhoThai

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4519 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 373-6471
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SukhoThai has honed the art of take away with its designated window for ordering and curbside pick up, with socially distant inside dining also an option. Like its sister restaurant in the Marigny, the Uptown restaurant offers authentic Thai flavors, from curies to stir fries and noodle dishes bright with fresh herbs and tamarind paste. Expect great lunch deals and a stellar cocktail line up.

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14. La Petite Grocery

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4238 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-3377
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Such a lovely space, Le Petite Grocery, the former 19th century neighborhood grocery transformed by owner/chefs Justin Devillier and wife, Mia in 2010. Devillier, a Best Chef: South James Beard Award winner, puts his creative spin on traditional New Orleans cuisine with dishes like turtle Bolognese and blue crab beignets. Online ordering and delivery, along with dining in, unlock goodness like outstanding fried pork chops with broccolini, parsnip puree and fermented chili butter.

La Petite, a T-Fitz French Favorite
La Petite Grocery
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15. Casamento's Restaurant

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4330 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-9761
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It doesn’t get more New Orleans than Casamento’s, a cash-only spot serving fresh oysters and other seafood in a compact, mosaic-tiled space since 1919. Open for take out and dine in, Casamento’s does a bang up job with fried seafood, shrimp, oyster and catfish loafs, half or whole and of course raw and charbroiled oysters.

 Casamento's
Casamento’s
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16. La Boulangerie

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4600 Magazine St #1518
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 269-3777
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Chef Maggie Scales oversees the pastry program for the Link Restaurant Group and runs this wonderful French bakery, with its menu of toothsome breads, pastries and sandwiches. La Boulangerie offers a back courtyard and sidewalk tables for outdoor dining. Try the avocado toast, grilled cheese or the L’Atlantique — toasted olive bread loaded with smoked salmon, lemon mayonnaise, avocado and arugula — but save room for dessert.

L’Atlantique from La Boulangerie
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1. Max Well, New Orleans

6101 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Max Well is one of a growing army of plant-based cafes that have popped up in recent years, the brainchild of owner and committed vegetarian Maxwell Eaton. Nothing ho-hum about the likes of beet Wellington, banh mi bowl with brown rice, tofu, pickled vegetables and green onions; or “steak” and potatoes made with portobello, braised kale, and smashed potatoes.

6101 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118

2. Cavan

3607 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Cavan is such a pretty spot, a decadent 1800s mansion with a chill vibe and a menu of terrific shareable plates and stellar cocktails. Order plates of truffle Caesar, squid ink gnocchi, poke tacos or load up on a hefty burger and a tasty fish amandine with popcorn rice, a memorable date night experience sure to set the mood.

3607 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

3. Picnic Provisions & Whiskey

741 State St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Picnic Provisions & Whiskey/Official Photo

This casual family and canine-friendly comfort spot from the folks at Commander’s Palace is open from Wednesday through Sunday with a nice amount of outside seating an added bonus. Picnic Provisions & Whiskey lives up to its name — any outdoor repast would benefit from the likes of hot fried chicken thighs, a mammoth muffaletta, and an especially satisfying pulled pork po-boy. Yes, the whiskey drinks are good too.

741 State St
New Orleans, LA 70118

4. Lilette

3637 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Lilette, chef John Harris’s fetching French bistro set in a 10th century cornder drugstore, is now open between lunch and dinner, serving an all day Gallic-themed menu along with adult libations. There’s patio seating, curbside pick up, delivery, and dining in available. Munch on the likes of potato gnocchi with sage brown butter or a hearty hangar steak with frites. The restaurant is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

3637 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. Bouligny Tavern

3641 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Opened by John Harris in 2010, chef de cuisine Christie Plaisance oversees an inviting grown up menu of bistro faves. Gougères with Comté burrata; bruschetta topped with roasted tomato salad; duck confit with greens and house made charcuterie — try it all. Bouligny Tavern’s winning drinks menu is locally inspired. A Gentilly G&T anyone?

3641 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

6. Bistro Daisy

5831 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Give your inner francophile a treat with the French offerings at Bistro Daisy. Set in a sweet New Orleans cottage with a handsome side gallery, the restaurant offers take out/curbside service and dining in. Chef Anton Schulte’s elegant hand informs the likes of grilled filet with truffled demi glace and crispy leg of duck confit and roasted breast slices over roasted mushroom choucroute. Can you say date night?

5831 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

7. Avo

5908 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Arancini
Avo/Facebook

Chef Nick Lama’s Avo shines with regional Italian goodness. Reserve a table in the airy garden dining room, framed with windows all around for plenty of fresh air. Lama’s menu reflects his own Sicilian heritage with dishes like arancini, fried balls of risotto laced with mozzarella and parmeson. But he wanders the boot, offering the likes of chicken parmesan and shells topped with pork and beef Bolognese for dining in or to go.

5908 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

8. Saba

5757 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Katherine Kimball/Eater NOLA

Alon Shaya’s Saba is the chef’s flagship ode to the brilliant and varied Israeli culinary landscape. Get every single spread— they are all amazing and arrive with puffs of sourdough pita hot from the oven. The vegetable dishes are equally stellar, especially the whole roasted cauliflower with whipped feta, great with any kabab.

5757 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

9. Baru Bistro & Tapas

3700 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Adore the bold global flavors served at this bright Latin-Caribbean inspired bistro. Crudos and ceviche are a specialty at Baru, along with chef Edgar Caro’s habit-forming tapas like cornmeal crusted local oysters with cilantro aioli and caramelized onions and skewers of mojo marinated skirt steak slathered with chimichurri, absolutely bursting with flavor. Get the charred octopus. And the jerked chicken.

3700 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

10. Long Chim Nola

4113 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Long Chim Nola is just one of a current tide of newish Thai restaurants that are raising the bar for lovers of Thailand’s varied cuisine. This casual spot specializes in Thai street food, the comfort food that locals eat. Like duck noodle soup, minced pork laab with tamarind paste, and warm mango sticky rice. The restaurant was originally la stall in the Auction House Market and opened on Magazine in January.

4113 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

11. Saffron

4128 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Oysters with naan at Saffron NOLA
Chargrilled oysters with naan at Saffron NOLA
Josh Brasted

This James Beard-nominated restaurant and Eater New Orleans 2017 Restaurant of the Year deserves all those accolades. Against a stylish backdrop, diners can sample a complex cocktail program, informed by Indian spices and herbs, some of the best char-grilled oysters in town (maybe it’s the curry leaf?), and feast on sophisticated dishes that marry Indian gastronomy with local ingredients. And be sure to try the Saffron old-fashioned to see what it’s all about — it’s the top-selling menu item at the restaurant.

4128 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

12. Red Gravy

4206 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Red Gravy, Roseann and Lou Rostoker’s homey Northeast-inspired Italian restaurant, moved Uptown from the CBD in September. Since then, Roseann’s minimalist approach to regional Italian cuisine feeds the neighborhood the likes of al dente homemade pasta, three-ingredient red gravy, feather light ricotta gnocchi. Unlike Creole Italian style cooking, sauces and melted cheese is used sparingly, and seafood and cheese don’t mix. Small plates include hand rolled meatballs with fresh ricotta and salumi and cheese boards.

4206 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

13. SukhoThai

4519 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Brasted/Eater NOLA

SukhoThai has honed the art of take away with its designated window for ordering and curbside pick up, with socially distant inside dining also an option. Like its sister restaurant in the Marigny, the Uptown restaurant offers authentic Thai flavors, from curies to stir fries and noodle dishes bright with fresh herbs and tamarind paste. Expect great lunch deals and a stellar cocktail line up.

4519 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

14. La Petite Grocery

4238 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
La Petite, a T-Fitz French Favorite
La Petite Grocery
Brasted/Eater NOLA

Such a lovely space, Le Petite Grocery, the former 19th century neighborhood grocery transformed by owner/chefs Justin Devillier and wife, Mia in 2010. Devillier, a Best Chef: South James Beard Award winner, puts his creative spin on traditional New Orleans cuisine with dishes like turtle Bolognese and blue crab beignets. Online ordering and delivery, along with dining in, unlock goodness like outstanding fried pork chops with broccolini, parsnip puree and fermented chili butter.

4238 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

15. Casamento's Restaurant

4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
 Casamento's
Casamento’s
Nikki Mayeux/Eater NOLA

It doesn’t get more New Orleans than Casamento’s, a cash-only spot serving fresh oysters and other seafood in a compact, mosaic-tiled space since 1919. Open for take out and dine in, Casamento’s does a bang up job with fried seafood, shrimp, oyster and catfish loafs, half or whole and of course raw and charbroiled oysters.

4330 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

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16. La Boulangerie

4600 Magazine St #1518, New Orleans, LA 70115
L’Atlantique from La Boulangerie
La Boulangerie/Facebook

Chef Maggie Scales oversees the pastry program for the Link Restaurant Group and runs this wonderful French bakery, with its menu of toothsome breads, pastries and sandwiches. La Boulangerie offers a back courtyard and sidewalk tables for outdoor dining. Try the avocado toast, grilled cheese or the L’Atlantique — toasted olive bread loaded with smoked salmon, lemon mayonnaise, avocado and arugula — but save room for dessert.

4600 Magazine St #1518
New Orleans, LA 70115

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