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Shrimp and lobster roll on Napoleon House’s Coolinary menu
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15 of the Best Coolinary Dining Deals for Takeout or Delivery This Summer

Hit up these restaurants for great August dining deals in New Orleans

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Shrimp and lobster roll on Napoleon House’s Coolinary menu
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COOLinary is one of the best things about the dog days of summer in New Orleans, the annual dining promotion from August 1 to September 13 that dishes two-course lunches and three-course dinners for pretty reasonable prices. Usually there’s a flurry of reservation snagging from hungry diners interested in getting great deals at swank spots, but this year’s Coolinary is the first to offer most menus for takeout and delivery too. There are 71 restaurants in the mix — here is a sampling of Eater’s top picks for the best of the bunch. And remember, these specials don’t include tax or a generous tip. And if you find yourself across the lake, St. Tammany’s Taste of Summer campaign dishes equally tasty deals.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Munch Factory

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6514 Congress Dr
New Orleans, LA 70126
(504) 459-2180
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While the LGD location of Creole gem Munch Factory is currently closed, its second location in Gentilly is currently open for curbside pickup, takeout, and delivery via Uber Eats, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Its Coolinary dinner menu is especially tempting, with options like crab cakes and Buffalo shrimp to start, and entree options like blackened fish pasta, white beans and fried chicken, and sweet and spicy fried ribs. Plus key lime pie for dessert, for just $35.

Munch Factory’s nachos are on the Coolinary lunch menu
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2. Ralph's on the Park

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900 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-1000
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Plan a cool dinner from Ralph’s on the Park Wednesday through Sunday, offered for dining-in or curbside takeout. Slurp some turtle soup, eat some local blueberries in a salad with baby lettuce and almonds, or try some local fish, crusted with crabmeat. Save room for bourbon peach cheesecake for dessert.

3. Gabrielle Restaurant

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2441 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 603-2344
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Take out Gabrielle chef Greg Sonnier’s delectable slow roasted duck to spice things up at home; crimini mushrooms and dirty rice on the side. Enjoy an artisan sausage and cheese platter to start, or maybe a turkey and bacon Cobb salad, or the barbecue shrimp pasta. The restaurant is offering takeout Friday through Sunday with pickup times between 4 and 7 p.m., prepaid online orders only. Plan ahead — orders must be in by 3 p.m. the day of pickup.

BBQ shrimp pasta from Gabrielle’s COOLinary menu
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4. The Elysian Bar

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2317 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 356-6769
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Open for open air piazza dining and takeout Wednesday through Sunday, the Elysian Bar does $29 Coolinary brunch on the weekend (in-house only), and $39 Wednesday through Sunday dinner for curbside pickup, delivery, and dine-in. Taste the likes of local watermelon and tomato salad with mint, confit chicken with N’duju and crispy fried potatoes and vanilla bean rice pudding.

Elysian Bar’s confit chicken
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5. Bywater American Bistro

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2900 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 605-3827
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Chef Nina Compton works her James Beard Award-winning magic at Bywater American Bistro, open for outside seating, pickup/delivery, and dine-in. For Coolinary, dishes like chilled coconut and corn soup, lardo-wrapped shrimp with okra, and strawberry and watermelon shortcake bring the best of summer to the table. Order online for takeout or delivery.

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6. Meauxbar

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942 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 569-9979
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In the mood for some escargot? Order that from Meauxbar, the sweet date night bistro where romance is always in the air. The $34 dinner starts with snails swabbed with sun-dried tomato beurre blanc, followed by jerked chicken with coconut rice and coconut calas with blueberry coulis. Online ordering and delivery available via D’livery NOLA.

7. Longway Tavern

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719 Toulouse St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 962-9696
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Take some of Longway Tavern’s inviting pub vibe home with you, along with a $20 all day Coolinary special of Creole tomato salad, spinach and artichoke hand pie, and the dessert of the day — which swaps out for a daily wine special if you dine in. For delivery, order online through D’livery NOLA.

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8. Sylvain

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625 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 265-8123
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Adore this smart and intimate French Quarter bistro, with its attentive stage and chef JR Antonino dishing wry takes on the classics from the kitchen. Sylvain offers a $20 lunch, starting with a Brussels salad with brown butter bread crumbs and marcona almonds; followed by a choice of chile glazed confit chicken with cilantro and chicken fat rice or eggplant tartine with burrata and soft herbs. Takeout and delivery available via D’livery NOLA.

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9. Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

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819 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3866
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Thanks to this year being the restaurant’s 100th birthday, Broussard’s Coolinary dinner is one of the best deals in town, just $19.20 for three courses. Chef Jimi Setchim cooks up an array of tasty options, including spinach and artichoke dip, Gulf shrimp etouffee, and Louisiana long grain rice calas with strawberry ice cream. Available Thursday through Saturday.

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10. Napoleon House

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500 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-9752
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Order a $20 Coolinary lunch from Napoleon House Wednesday through Sunday, and maybe have a Pimm’s Cup while you wait for your order? A toss up between the shrimp and lobster roll on a homemade brioche bun with Zapp’s or the alligator sausage on Leidenheimer bread dressed with Tabasco pepper jelly and Creole mustard, potato salad on the side.

Shrimp and lobster roll from Napoleon House
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11. GW Fins

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808 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3467
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Available for curbside pick-up and delivery, the $39 dinner at GW Fins offers a choice of one of three appetizers, entrees, and desserts for a customized Coolinary experience. A few options include fried calamari with pickled vegetables, jumbo lump crab cakes, and peach upside cake.

Fried calamari and pickled vegetables from GW Fins’s Coolinary menu
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12. Bourbon House

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144 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-0111
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Bourbon House is a swell place in the French Quarter with terrific seafood and the always-excellent frozen bourbon milk punch. Coolinary lunch ($20) and dinner ($39) is available with plenty of choices on the menu. Think smoked Gulf fish salad on French bread or pulled pork po-boy for lunch, or a Cajun corn dog and a cornmeal crusted Gulf fish for dinner. Delivery available through D’livery NOLA.

13. Tsunami Sushi

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Pan American - 601 Poydras Street Ste B St. Charles & Poydras (enter on, St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 608-3474
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Tsunami’s special dinner menu includes seasoned rice cake with tuna poke salad, seaweed, and avocado; cold udon with a sous vide chicken breast; and sake kama, a sweet and savory dish of house cured salmon collar with fruit, fried garlic, butter lettuce and toasted macadamia nuts. Open every night but Sunday/Monday, Tsunami’s bold menu shows off the kitchen’s creativity.

Items from Tsunami’s Coolinary menu
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14. Rosie’s On The Roof

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1000 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 528-1941
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Rosie’s $29 dinner offers two choices for every course, with temptations like fried red fish and chips and curried Louisiana crab stuffed Creole tomato. Located on the ninth Floor of the Higgins Hotel, Rosie’s on the Roof offers distanced outdoor seating with outstanding views of the New Orleans skyline, or online ordering for contactless pickup.

Redfish and chips, on Rosie’s Coolinary menu
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15. Cavan

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3607 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 509-7655
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Cavan, the lovely local-meets-global eatery Uptown on Magazine, is open for takeout, delivery via D’livery NOLA, and dine-in Wednesday through Sunday. Order lunch for $20 and savor the likes of tahini caramel corn furikake and fried catfish served with grilled romaine and kimchi potato salad. WRBH 88.3 radio is supporting restaurants by offering Cavan customers free parking across the street.

1. Munch Factory

6514 Congress Dr, New Orleans, LA 70126
Munch Factory’s nachos are on the Coolinary lunch menu
The Munch Factory/Facebook

While the LGD location of Creole gem Munch Factory is currently closed, its second location in Gentilly is currently open for curbside pickup, takeout, and delivery via Uber Eats, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Its Coolinary dinner menu is especially tempting, with options like crab cakes and Buffalo shrimp to start, and entree options like blackened fish pasta, white beans and fried chicken, and sweet and spicy fried ribs. Plus key lime pie for dessert, for just $35.

6514 Congress Dr
New Orleans, LA 70126

2. Ralph's on the Park

900 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Plan a cool dinner from Ralph’s on the Park Wednesday through Sunday, offered for dining-in or curbside takeout. Slurp some turtle soup, eat some local blueberries in a salad with baby lettuce and almonds, or try some local fish, crusted with crabmeat. Save room for bourbon peach cheesecake for dessert.

900 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Gabrielle Restaurant

2441 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
BBQ shrimp pasta from Gabrielle’s COOLinary menu
Gabrielle/Facebook

Take out Gabrielle chef Greg Sonnier’s delectable slow roasted duck to spice things up at home; crimini mushrooms and dirty rice on the side. Enjoy an artisan sausage and cheese platter to start, or maybe a turkey and bacon Cobb salad, or the barbecue shrimp pasta. The restaurant is offering takeout Friday through Sunday with pickup times between 4 and 7 p.m., prepaid online orders only. Plan ahead — orders must be in by 3 p.m. the day of pickup.

2441 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

4. The Elysian Bar

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

Open for open air piazza dining and takeout Wednesday through Sunday, the Elysian Bar does $29 Coolinary brunch on the weekend (in-house only), and $39 Wednesday through Sunday dinner for curbside pickup, delivery, and dine-in. Taste the likes of local watermelon and tomato salad with mint, confit chicken with N’duju and crispy fried potatoes and vanilla bean rice pudding.

2317 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117

5. Bywater American Bistro

2900 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117
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Chef Nina Compton works her James Beard Award-winning magic at Bywater American Bistro, open for outside seating, pickup/delivery, and dine-in. For Coolinary, dishes like chilled coconut and corn soup, lardo-wrapped shrimp with okra, and strawberry and watermelon shortcake bring the best of summer to the table. Order online for takeout or delivery.

2900 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117

6. Meauxbar

942 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

In the mood for some escargot? Order that from Meauxbar, the sweet date night bistro where romance is always in the air. The $34 dinner starts with snails swabbed with sun-dried tomato beurre blanc, followed by jerked chicken with coconut rice and coconut calas with blueberry coulis. Online ordering and delivery available via D’livery NOLA.

942 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116

7. Longway Tavern

719 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Katherine Kimball/Eater NOLA

Take some of Longway Tavern’s inviting pub vibe home with you, along with a $20 all day Coolinary special of Creole tomato salad, spinach and artichoke hand pie, and the dessert of the day — which swaps out for a daily wine special if you dine in. For delivery, order online through D’livery NOLA.

719 Toulouse St
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Sylvain

625 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Brasted/Eater NOLA

Adore this smart and intimate French Quarter bistro, with its attentive stage and chef JR Antonino dishing wry takes on the classics from the kitchen. Sylvain offers a $20 lunch, starting with a Brussels salad with brown butter bread crumbs and marcona almonds; followed by a choice of chile glazed confit chicken with cilantro and chicken fat rice or eggplant tartine with burrata and soft herbs. Takeout and delivery available via D’livery NOLA.

625 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

819 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Thanks to this year being the restaurant’s 100th birthday, Broussard’s Coolinary dinner is one of the best deals in town, just $19.20 for three courses. Chef Jimi Setchim cooks up an array of tasty options, including spinach and artichoke dip, Gulf shrimp etouffee, and Louisiana long grain rice calas with strawberry ice cream. Available Thursday through Saturday.

819 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112

10. Napoleon House

500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Shrimp and lobster roll from Napoleon House
Napoleon House/Facebook

Order a $20 Coolinary lunch from Napoleon House Wednesday through Sunday, and maybe have a Pimm’s Cup while you wait for your order? A toss up between the shrimp and lobster roll on a homemade brioche bun with Zapp’s or the alligator sausage on Leidenheimer bread dressed with Tabasco pepper jelly and Creole mustard, potato salad on the side.

500 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. GW Fins

808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Fried calamari and pickled vegetables from GW Fins’s Coolinary menu
GW Fins/Facebook

Available for curbside pick-up and delivery, the $39 dinner at GW Fins offers a choice of one of three appetizers, entrees, and desserts for a customized Coolinary experience. A few options include fried calamari with pickled vegetables, jumbo lump crab cakes, and peach upside cake.

808 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112

12. Bourbon House

144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Bourbon House is a swell place in the French Quarter with terrific seafood and the always-excellent frozen bourbon milk punch. Coolinary lunch ($20) and dinner ($39) is available with plenty of choices on the menu. Think smoked Gulf fish salad on French bread or pulled pork po-boy for lunch, or a Cajun corn dog and a cornmeal crusted Gulf fish for dinner. Delivery available through D’livery NOLA.

144 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130

13. Tsunami Sushi

Pan American - 601 Poydras Street Ste B St. Charles & Poydras (enter on, St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Items from Tsunami’s Coolinary menu
Tsunami Sushi/Facebook

Tsunami’s special dinner menu includes seasoned rice cake with tuna poke salad, seaweed, and avocado; cold udon with a sous vide chicken breast; and sake kama, a sweet and savory dish of house cured salmon collar with fruit, fried garlic, butter lettuce and toasted macadamia nuts. Open every night but Sunday/Monday, Tsunami’s bold menu shows off the kitchen’s creativity.

Pan American - 601 Poydras Street Ste B St. Charles & Poydras (enter on, St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

14. Rosie’s On The Roof

1000 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Redfish and chips, on Rosie’s Coolinary menu
Rosie’s on the Roof/Eater NOLA

Rosie’s $29 dinner offers two choices for every course, with temptations like fried red fish and chips and curried Louisiana crab stuffed Creole tomato. Located on the ninth Floor of the Higgins Hotel, Rosie’s on the Roof offers distanced outdoor seating with outstanding views of the New Orleans skyline, or online ordering for contactless pickup.

1000 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

15. Cavan

3607 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Cavan, the lovely local-meets-global eatery Uptown on Magazine, is open for takeout, delivery via D’livery NOLA, and dine-in Wednesday through Sunday. Order lunch for $20 and savor the likes of tahini caramel corn furikake and fried catfish served with grilled romaine and kimchi potato salad. WRBH 88.3 radio is supporting restaurants by offering Cavan customers free parking across the street.

3607 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

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