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The Updated Eater Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater ask us: Where should I eat right now? What are the new restaurants? What haven't I heard of? What's everyone talking about? And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the 'it' places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change continuously to always highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment.

In what was a huge month for openings, coming onto the map are Milkfish, Square Root, and Pizza Domenica, while Casa Borrega, McClure's Barbecue, Noodle & Pie and Cane & Table depart gracefully.

Been to any of these restaurants and had a great or a terrible experience? Let us know in the comments or by email.


May 2013, Added: Peche, Tableau, Kingfish
June 2013, Added: Lucky Rooster, Ba Chi Canteen
July 2013: Casa Borrega
August 2013: McClure's
September 2013: Noodle & Pie, Cane & Table
October 2013: Broussard's
November 2013: Marti's
December 2013: Doris Metropolitan, Ivy
January 2014: Oxalis
February 2014: MoPho
March 2014: Bevi Seafood Co.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Marti's

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1041 Dumaine St
New Orleans, LA 70116
The legendary restaurant, which closed up shop in 1988— the space also housed popular Peristyle and shortlived Wolfe's after that— has been lovingly resurrected by the owner of Gautreau's, Patrick and Rebecca Singley. Chef Drew Lockett cooks impressive rustic bistro fare, and a wealth of raw bar options that dazzle. Also, they're open until midnight, Wednesday-Saturday.

2. Doris Metropolitan

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620 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
This sleek new steakhouse in the Quarter from international restaurateurs Doris Rebi Chia and Itai Ben Eli includes an in-house butcher shop and extensive wine list. It's all the buzz with restaurant critics of late, making this a hotness that can't be denied if you're in the mood for luxurious dry-aged beef and a taste of the Mediterranean.
5015 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA
Gautreau's Patrick Singley and chef Sue Zemanick bring small plates and craft cocktails to a lounge setting, in this tiny ivy-covered restaurant on Magazine Street.

4. oxalis

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3162 Dauphine Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
The team behind La Fin Du Monde has moved downtown to open their new gastropub Oxalis, featuring a whiskey-focused drink selection and classic cocktails from Sonali Fernando, and chef Jonathan Lestingi's fun food offerings, ranging from upscale wings to cauliflower steak. Unlike La Fin Du Monde though, looks like Oxalis will not be a brunch destination, with evening hours only (at this time).

5. MoPho

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514 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-6845
Former August chef Michael Gulotta and partners Jeff Gulotta and Jeffrey Bybee, bring Vietnamese with a Louisiana twist— think pho with headcheese— to this hot new Mid City spot, featuring a fire pit for roasting meats, an outdoor deck, and an array of boozy bubble teas.

6. Bevi Seafood Co.

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4701 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001
This seafood market/restaurant, opened by Nola native/Peristyle and Southern Yacht Club alum Justin Leblanc and family, has been gaining critics' approval and a big fan-base since opening around the New Year, but now that crawfish season is in full effect, Bevi lands on the heatmap. Perfect for all your crawfish needs, plus a solid menu of take home items, po' boys, tamales, seafood, and more make this worth the trip down Airline Dr. in Metairie.

7. Carrollton Market

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8132 Hampson St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 252-9928
Chef Jason Goodenough brings both traditional and modern Southern cuisine to this elegant new Riverbend restaurant in the former One space.

8. La Boca

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870 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-8205
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Folks are all abuzz about Adolfo Garcia's Argentinian steakhouse, because they just moved into the former a Mano space. More seating, a slick new revamp, but the same iImpeccable service, steak, and insanely decadent provoleta grilled cheese appetizer.

9. NOLA Smokehouse

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739 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 418-2591
Rob Bechtold's highly regarded pop up has new permanent digs in the LGD. Open Tuesday thru Saturday at 11 a.m. until they run out (or 5 p.m.), this is the spot for all thing barbecue including crazy specials like smoked escargot.

10. Milkfish

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125 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA
Cristina Quackenbush brings the Filipino cuisine craze to Mid City, in the new permanent digs of her beloved pop up. BYOB until they get their liquor license.

11. Square Root

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1800 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA
Chef Phillip Lopez and Max Ortiz' long awaited and highly conceptual tasting menu restaurant is set to change the way people think about dining in New Orleans. A killer cocktail and beer program, and hang-worthy upstairs lounge only add to the draw.

12. PIZZA Domenica

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4933 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 301-4978
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John Besh and Alon Shaya's Domenica expansion offers more varieties of pizza, an impeccable beer selection, and take out service seven days a week, Uptown.

1. Marti's

1041 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116
The legendary restaurant, which closed up shop in 1988— the space also housed popular Peristyle and shortlived Wolfe's after that— has been lovingly resurrected by the owner of Gautreau's, Patrick and Rebecca Singley. Chef Drew Lockett cooks impressive rustic bistro fare, and a wealth of raw bar options that dazzle. Also, they're open until midnight, Wednesday-Saturday.
1041 Dumaine St
New Orleans, LA 70116

2. Doris Metropolitan

620 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
This sleek new steakhouse in the Quarter from international restaurateurs Doris Rebi Chia and Itai Ben Eli includes an in-house butcher shop and extensive wine list. It's all the buzz with restaurant critics of late, making this a hotness that can't be denied if you're in the mood for luxurious dry-aged beef and a taste of the Mediterranean.
620 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. Ivy

5015 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
Gautreau's Patrick Singley and chef Sue Zemanick bring small plates and craft cocktails to a lounge setting, in this tiny ivy-covered restaurant on Magazine Street.
5015 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA

4. oxalis

3162 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
The team behind La Fin Du Monde has moved downtown to open their new gastropub Oxalis, featuring a whiskey-focused drink selection and classic cocktails from Sonali Fernando, and chef Jonathan Lestingi's fun food offerings, ranging from upscale wings to cauliflower steak. Unlike La Fin Du Monde though, looks like Oxalis will not be a brunch destination, with evening hours only (at this time).
3162 Dauphine Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

5. MoPho

514 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Former August chef Michael Gulotta and partners Jeff Gulotta and Jeffrey Bybee, bring Vietnamese with a Louisiana twist— think pho with headcheese— to this hot new Mid City spot, featuring a fire pit for roasting meats, an outdoor deck, and an array of boozy bubble teas.
514 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. Bevi Seafood Co.

4701 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001
This seafood market/restaurant, opened by Nola native/Peristyle and Southern Yacht Club alum Justin Leblanc and family, has been gaining critics' approval and a big fan-base since opening around the New Year, but now that crawfish season is in full effect, Bevi lands on the heatmap. Perfect for all your crawfish needs, plus a solid menu of take home items, po' boys, tamales, seafood, and more make this worth the trip down Airline Dr. in Metairie.
4701 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

7. Carrollton Market

8132 Hampson St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Chef Jason Goodenough brings both traditional and modern Southern cuisine to this elegant new Riverbend restaurant in the former One space.
8132 Hampson St
New Orleans, LA 70118

8. La Boca

870 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Folks are all abuzz about Adolfo Garcia's Argentinian steakhouse, because they just moved into the former a Mano space. More seating, a slick new revamp, but the same iImpeccable service, steak, and insanely decadent provoleta grilled cheese appetizer.
870 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. NOLA Smokehouse

739 Jackson Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Rob Bechtold's highly regarded pop up has new permanent digs in the LGD. Open Tuesday thru Saturday at 11 a.m. until they run out (or 5 p.m.), this is the spot for all thing barbecue including crazy specials like smoked escargot.
739 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. Milkfish

125 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA
Cristina Quackenbush brings the Filipino cuisine craze to Mid City, in the new permanent digs of her beloved pop up. BYOB until they get their liquor license.
125 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA

11. Square Root

1800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
Chef Phillip Lopez and Max Ortiz' long awaited and highly conceptual tasting menu restaurant is set to change the way people think about dining in New Orleans. A killer cocktail and beer program, and hang-worthy upstairs lounge only add to the draw.
1800 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA

12. PIZZA Domenica

4933 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118
John Besh and Alon Shaya's Domenica expansion offers more varieties of pizza, an impeccable beer selection, and take out service seven days a week, Uptown.
4933 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118

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