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Where to Eat and Drink in the Marigny

From Creole Italian and New York bagels to Thai, Vietnamese, and Middle Eastern, the neighborhood has just about everything to offer

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Faubourg Marigny, on the downriver border of the French Quarter, is an original Creole neighborhood named for 19th century aristocrat Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville. In 1800, when his father died, Marigny became the richest 15-year-old in America, inheriting a vast fortune and the plantation which once defined the neighborhood.

In typical Big Easy style, Marigny lost the family homestead to gambling (he’s credited with creating the game of craps), but his loss was the city’s gain because the Marigny, with its Creole cottages, Frenchmen Street music clubs, St. Claude Avenue bars, and eclectic restaurants, is a neighborhood not be missed.

All of these spots have outdoor dining options and offer takeout, unless specified otherwise. And many of the bars and restaurants — especially on Frenchmen Street — are still in the process of reopening, so expect more updates.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Orange Store

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1700 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 944-7777

The Orange Store is also known as the Rampart Street store; a hidden gem housed in a muted orange building on the corner of N. Rampart and Kerlerec Street. Anyone in the know loves it for yak-a-mein and po’ boys, especially the hot sausage. An affordable spot to stop for wings, fried rice, combo platters, and daily specials, and an essential part of N. Rampart.

2. Budsi’s Authentic Thai

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1760 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 381-4636
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Budsi’s Authentic Thai started as a pop-up kitchen, most frequently found outside Pal’s in Mid City. The couple that runs it opened their much-anticipated restaurant of the same name in December, with chef Budsaba Mason serving a menu of familiar Thai food like drunken noodles and pad thai as well as Isan specialties like waterfall pork, beef and chicken larb, fermented fish, crab som tam, and mango sticky rice. Budsi’s is open for dine-in, outdoor seating, and takeout via online ordering

3. The Ruby Slipper Café

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2001 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-9355
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Ruby Slipper is a family-owned chain that offers 11 locations in New Orleans and beyond including this one, tucked away in a residential stretch of Burgundy. Expect excellent breakfast fare including the signature Benedicts, which are so good that there’s a Peacemaker option for mixing and matching two. Burgers, cochon de lait po’ boy, and a Creole Reuben are a few tasty bites from the lunch menu. The pig candy bacon is a kissin’ cousin to the praline bacon served at Elizabeth’s in Bywater.

4. Adolfo's

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611 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 948-3800
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Creole Italian is its own thing in New Orleans, a blend of traditional cookery with French techniques and local ingredients. Adolfo’s on Frenchmen Street delivers, with huge portions, rich seafood sauces (usually including or topped with cheese), and house specialties including crabmeat and corn cannelloni. but All entrees come with pasta or salad: another plus. For dessert, try the rum espresso-soaked tiramisu. Expect a wait at this no reservations, cash-only place. The dining room is upstairs, no outside space but takeout is available.

Chicken Vincent from Adolfo’s
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5. Dat Dog

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601 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 309-3362
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This location of the popular locally owned Dat Dog is full of colorful folk art and creative dogs, while also featuring upstairs balcony seating and strong cocktails. Not a hot dog fan? Get the sea dog fried fish sandwich, one of the vegan or vegetarian dogs, or chicken, fried, grilled or tossed in buffalo sauce. There are more than 30 toppings available at no extra charge, including the likes of crawfish etouffee, sriracha, mayo, and guacamole. A great wraparound balcony offers fresh air views.

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6. Sukho Thai

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2200 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 948-9309
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This popular Thai spot pivoted beautifully this past year, opening a permanent walk-up window for takeout and adding sidewalk seating. The drunken noodles with beef are popular, as is the Thai green chicken curry (with options running from mild to “Thai hot”). Super lunch specials run between $9 and $12, and wok-fired hot basil with crispy pork belly and steamed whiskey ginger fish are two fine choices for dinner. Sukho Thai, on the corner of Royal and Elysian Fields, delivers throughout the Marigny and Bywater, too.

7. Nola Mia Gelato Cafe

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2230 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 226-7686
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This family-owned cafe on St. Claude Avenue opened two years ago, homemade gelato, Italian ice, paninis, pizza, and NY bagels to the neighborhood. Nola Mia is a great spot to grab an affordable sandwich and get an Italian treat to take home. The two-slice special for $5 is a steal — plain or pepperoni.

Amarena cherry gelato from Nola Mia
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8. Paladar 511

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511 Marigny St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 509-6782
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This inventive California Italian neighborhood spot puts forward a menu of fresh pasta and thin crust pizza, creative small plates, and a handful of top notch entrees. Set in a soaring, exposed bricks and beams former warehouse space — which means it’s loud when tables are full — Paladar 511 is consistently excellent. The squid ink spaghetti is highly recommended, and the same goes for the homemade pappardelle with spicy sausage ragu and ribbons of basil. Don’t miss the Sicilian arancini, the fried baseball-sized risotto balls oozing short rib ragu brightened with lemon.

9. The Elysian Bar

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2317 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 356-6769
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This gem inside Hotel Peter and Paul is run by chef Alex Harrell, of Angeline and Sylvain fame, and comes from the people behind wine favorite Bacchanal. The Elysian Bar’s French-meets-Southern menu is fetching indeed, with the likes of whipped ricotta, smoked fish (always Gulf, always fresh), confit chicken leg, and hanger steak with smoked potatoes. Have a drink in the rectory bar with its Gothic vibe and dine in the lovely courtyard or gorgeous church next door. Walk ins are welcome but reservations are suggested.

The Elysian Bar’s courtyard
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10. Who Dat Coffee Cafe

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2401 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 872-0360
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Down the block from Hotel Peter and Paul, Who Dat is a fine locals joint for breakfast and lunch. Along with a friendly atmosphere and funky interior, eggs are perfectly cooked, and omelets sport names like Da Mandeville and Da Cajun. Chicken fried steak is always an option and sandwiches come with a side salad and fries. Get the burger, a Reuben, or something called Da Marigny (shrimp and crabmeat tossed in a crystal-laced sauce and dished into a toasted ciabatta roll with salad on the side). Open every day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

11. Louise

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2440 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 943-0010
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When their CBD customer base disappeared overnight, owners Britten and David Carboni took Louise on the road, moving to the space that used to belong to the beloved Cake Cafe. Breakfast and lunch meet in the middle with dishes like avocado toast, cold smoked salmon bagel, and porchetta hash. The cheeseburger with fries is good any old time.

12. Em Trai Sandwich Co.

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2372 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 302-7772
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Em Trai is a Vietnamese flavored sandwich shop next to the Healing Center on St. Claude Avenue with a menu of classic favorites such as banh mi and po’ boys. Love the roti wraps filled with options like lemon grass pork, fried tofu, and smoked brisket. Order that banh mi dressed and get cucumber, pickled daikon, carrots, spicy mayo and house ponzu sauce on the sandwich — want it pressed? Add a buck. Pho is also a thing here, as are traditional meat and fried seafood po’ boys, and the bao, especially the bang bang shrimp, are excellent.

13. Pepp's Pub

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706 Franklin Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(985) 326-1975
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Sam and Kait Wurth bought Cutter’s in January, but the good news is that the dog-friendly Pepp’s Pub is as neighborhood driven as its predecessor. The couple forged a win/win agreement with The Franklin — just a half block away — to provide a $10 and under bar menu that includes a burger, chicken sandwich, grilled cheese and fries. Orders are placed by phone and the restaurant’s back of the house staff delivers and splits up the gratuity — all money stays with the Franklin and everybody’s happy.

14. Morrow's

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2438 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 827-1519
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Ever since Larry Morrow and his mother, Lenora Chong opened the doors to Morrow’s, it’s been a go-to hotspot. With a menu of New Orleans classics like gumbo, sautéed crab claws, jambalaya, and chargrilled oysters along with some Korean dishes like bibimbap and lettuce wraps, the menu satisfies as much as the chic space. The restaurant invites with beautiful cypress wood banquettes, great local art, and a green wall of grass behind the bar.

15. The Franklin

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2600 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 267-0640
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The Marigny’s chic corner bistro The Franklin consistently offers an elegant and intimate atmosphere, reliable bar program, and a French and Italian-inspired menu. The menu’s highlights include the excellent meatballs and gravy, crab pasta and seared gulf fish piccata. There’s a super happy hour from 5-7 pm daily.

Duck liver mousse at The Franklin 
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16. Small Mart

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2700 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 766-8740
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This busy breakfast, lunch and coffee spot (where Bao and Noodle used to be) combines the owner’s love of Indian and vegetarian food and New York bagels — he imports them from a top secret location. Small Mart offers a global curry bowl fueled by the chef’s own spice blends and plenty of vegetables, an excellent Bombay sandwich stuffed with tofu, tomato, avocado, cucumber, spinach, mint chutney, and vegan aioli. Baked off NYC bagels topped with smoked salmon (the only non-veg item on the menu), a variety of schmear, and ingredients like pickles jalapeno, veggie hummus, and avocado are famous here.  

17. Artisan Bar and Cafe

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2514 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 510-4340
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Artisan Bar on St. Claude Avenue is a Cheers-style neighborhood joint with a friendly crowd and good bar food. Crawfish and gouda mac and cheese, boudin balls, and a flame-broiled burger on brioche are a few options. Breakfast is served Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. The jambalaya deserves some props.

1. The Orange Store

1700 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

The Orange Store is also known as the Rampart Street store; a hidden gem housed in a muted orange building on the corner of N. Rampart and Kerlerec Street. Anyone in the know loves it for yak-a-mein and po’ boys, especially the hot sausage. An affordable spot to stop for wings, fried rice, combo platters, and daily specials, and an essential part of N. Rampart.

1700 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116

2. Budsi’s Authentic Thai

1760 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Budsi’s Authentic Thai started as a pop-up kitchen, most frequently found outside Pal’s in Mid City. The couple that runs it opened their much-anticipated restaurant of the same name in December, with chef Budsaba Mason serving a menu of familiar Thai food like drunken noodles and pad thai as well as Isan specialties like waterfall pork, beef and chicken larb, fermented fish, crab som tam, and mango sticky rice. Budsi’s is open for dine-in, outdoor seating, and takeout via online ordering

1760 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116

3. The Ruby Slipper Café

2001 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Ruby Slipper is a family-owned chain that offers 11 locations in New Orleans and beyond including this one, tucked away in a residential stretch of Burgundy. Expect excellent breakfast fare including the signature Benedicts, which are so good that there’s a Peacemaker option for mixing and matching two. Burgers, cochon de lait po’ boy, and a Creole Reuben are a few tasty bites from the lunch menu. The pig candy bacon is a kissin’ cousin to the praline bacon served at Elizabeth’s in Bywater.

2001 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70116

4. Adolfo's

611 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Chicken Vincent from Adolfo’s
Adolfo’s/Facebook

Creole Italian is its own thing in New Orleans, a blend of traditional cookery with French techniques and local ingredients. Adolfo’s on Frenchmen Street delivers, with huge portions, rich seafood sauces (usually including or topped with cheese), and house specialties including crabmeat and corn cannelloni. but All entrees come with pasta or salad: another plus. For dessert, try the rum espresso-soaked tiramisu. Expect a wait at this no reservations, cash-only place. The dining room is upstairs, no outside space but takeout is available.

611 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70117

5. Dat Dog

601 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Katie Sikora Photography/Dat Dog

This location of the popular locally owned Dat Dog is full of colorful folk art and creative dogs, while also featuring upstairs balcony seating and strong cocktails. Not a hot dog fan? Get the sea dog fried fish sandwich, one of the vegan or vegetarian dogs, or chicken, fried, grilled or tossed in buffalo sauce. There are more than 30 toppings available at no extra charge, including the likes of crawfish etouffee, sriracha, mayo, and guacamole. A great wraparound balcony offers fresh air views.

601 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116

6. Sukho Thai

2200 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70117

This popular Thai spot pivoted beautifully this past year, opening a permanent walk-up window for takeout and adding sidewalk seating. The drunken noodles with beef are popular, as is the Thai green chicken curry (with options running from mild to “Thai hot”). Super lunch specials run between $9 and $12, and wok-fired hot basil with crispy pork belly and steamed whiskey ginger fish are two fine choices for dinner. Sukho Thai, on the corner of Royal and Elysian Fields, delivers throughout the Marigny and Bywater, too.

2200 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70117

7. Nola Mia Gelato Cafe

2230 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
Amarena cherry gelato from Nola Mia
Nola Mia Gelato Cafe/Facebook

This family-owned cafe on St. Claude Avenue opened two years ago, homemade gelato, Italian ice, paninis, pizza, and NY bagels to the neighborhood. Nola Mia is a great spot to grab an affordable sandwich and get an Italian treat to take home. The two-slice special for $5 is a steal — plain or pepperoni.

2230 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

8. Paladar 511

511 Marigny St, New Orleans, LA 70117

This inventive California Italian neighborhood spot puts forward a menu of fresh pasta and thin crust pizza, creative small plates, and a handful of top notch entrees. Set in a soaring, exposed bricks and beams former warehouse space — which means it’s loud when tables are full — Paladar 511 is consistently excellent. The squid ink spaghetti is highly recommended, and the same goes for the homemade pappardelle with spicy sausage ragu and ribbons of basil. Don’t miss the Sicilian arancini, the fried baseball-sized risotto balls oozing short rib ragu brightened with lemon.

511 Marigny St
New Orleans, LA 70117

9. The Elysian Bar

2317 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117
The Elysian Bar’s courtyard
Elysian Bar/Facebook

This gem inside Hotel Peter and Paul is run by chef Alex Harrell, of Angeline and Sylvain fame, and comes from the people behind wine favorite Bacchanal. The Elysian Bar’s French-meets-Southern menu is fetching indeed, with the likes of whipped ricotta, smoked fish (always Gulf, always fresh), confit chicken leg, and hanger steak with smoked potatoes. Have a drink in the rectory bar with its Gothic vibe and dine in the lovely courtyard or gorgeous church next door. Walk ins are welcome but reservations are suggested.

2317 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117

10. Who Dat Coffee Cafe

2401 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Down the block from Hotel Peter and Paul, Who Dat is a fine locals joint for breakfast and lunch. Along with a friendly atmosphere and funky interior, eggs are perfectly cooked, and omelets sport names like Da Mandeville and Da Cajun. Chicken fried steak is always an option and sandwiches come with a side salad and fries. Get the burger, a Reuben, or something called Da Marigny (shrimp and crabmeat tossed in a crystal-laced sauce and dished into a toasted ciabatta roll with salad on the side). Open every day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2401 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117

11. Louise

2440 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117

When their CBD customer base disappeared overnight, owners Britten and David Carboni took Louise on the road, moving to the space that used to belong to the beloved Cake Cafe. Breakfast and lunch meet in the middle with dishes like avocado toast, cold smoked salmon bagel, and porchetta hash. The cheeseburger with fries is good any old time.

2440 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117

12. Em Trai Sandwich Co.

2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Em Trai is a Vietnamese flavored sandwich shop next to the Healing Center on St. Claude Avenue with a menu of classic favorites such as banh mi and po’ boys. Love the roti wraps filled with options like lemon grass pork, fried tofu, and smoked brisket. Order that banh mi dressed and get cucumber, pickled daikon, carrots, spicy mayo and house ponzu sauce on the sandwich — want it pressed? Add a buck. Pho is also a thing here, as are traditional meat and fried seafood po’ boys, and the bao, especially the bang bang shrimp, are excellent.

2372 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

13. Pepp's Pub

706 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Sam and Kait Wurth bought Cutter’s in January, but the good news is that the dog-friendly Pepp’s Pub is as neighborhood driven as its predecessor. The couple forged a win/win agreement with The Franklin — just a half block away — to provide a $10 and under bar menu that includes a burger, chicken sandwich, grilled cheese and fries. Orders are placed by phone and the restaurant’s back of the house staff delivers and splits up the gratuity — all money stays with the Franklin and everybody’s happy.

706 Franklin Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

14. Morrow's

2438 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Ever since Larry Morrow and his mother, Lenora Chong opened the doors to Morrow’s, it’s been a go-to hotspot. With a menu of New Orleans classics like gumbo, sautéed crab claws, jambalaya, and chargrilled oysters along with some Korean dishes like bibimbap and lettuce wraps, the menu satisfies as much as the chic space. The restaurant invites with beautiful cypress wood banquettes, great local art, and a green wall of grass behind the bar.

2438 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

15. The Franklin

2600 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Duck liver mousse at The Franklin 
Denny Culbert/Official Photo

The Marigny’s chic corner bistro The Franklin consistently offers an elegant and intimate atmosphere, reliable bar program, and a French and Italian-inspired menu. The menu’s highlights include the excellent meatballs and gravy, crab pasta and seared gulf fish piccata. There’s a super happy hour from 5-7 pm daily.

2600 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117

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16. Small Mart

2700 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117

This busy breakfast, lunch and coffee spot (where Bao and Noodle used to be) combines the owner’s love of Indian and vegetarian food and New York bagels — he imports them from a top secret location. Small Mart offers a global curry bowl fueled by the chef’s own spice blends and plenty of vegetables, an excellent Bombay sandwich stuffed with tofu, tomato, avocado, cucumber, spinach, mint chutney, and vegan aioli. Baked off NYC bagels topped with smoked salmon (the only non-veg item on the menu), a variety of schmear, and ingredients like pickles jalapeno, veggie hummus, and avocado are famous here.  

2700 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117

17. Artisan Bar and Cafe

2514 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Artisan Bar on St. Claude Avenue is a Cheers-style neighborhood joint with a friendly crowd and good bar food. Crawfish and gouda mac and cheese, boudin balls, and a flame-broiled burger on brioche are a few options. Breakfast is served Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. The jambalaya deserves some props.

2514 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

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