Welcome to the Eater 38, our answer to the question, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” It’s a wide-ranging, varied list meant to highlight the best of contemporary New Orleans dining while spanning cuisines, neighborhoods, settings, and price points. Showcasing a mix of po’ boy shops, Creole cafes, and fine dining institutions that make New Orleans one of the most interesting places to eat in America, these are 38 restaurants that are crucial visits for any New Orleans diner.
Each quarter, Eater New Orleans updates the Eater 38 with destinations that have been open for at least six months to keep things fresh. For the summer 2023 update, Eater adds Dakar NOLA, the home of chef Serigne Mbaye’s stunning Senegalese tasting menu, Mamou, a modern Parisian brasserie that sets a new standard for French Quarter elegance; and Irene’s, a classic example of New Orleans-style Italian-Creole cuisine.
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