Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Sylvain
Sylvain is a Southern gastropub, found steps from Jackson Square, with historical roots and a prodigiously tempting menu of food and cocktails.
Salon Restaurant by Sucré
An elegant mid-century space with modern sensibilities, the Salon Restaurant by Sucré offers brunch, afternoon tea and dinner in the French Quarter.
Shaya
A modern Israeli restaurant from chefs Alon Shaya and John Best, Shaya is one of New Orleans’ leading culinary spots and the best new restaurant in America.
Pêche Seafood Grill
A seafood restaurant from acclaimed chef Donald Link, Pêche Seafood Grill serves up wood-fired dishes from its rustic space in the Warehouse District.
Cochon Butcher
Cochon Butcher is an artisanal butcher, sandwich shop and wine bar that cures its own meats and serves superlative meats alongside a curated drinks list.
Willa Jean
At once a bakery, cafe and fully-fledged restaurant, Willa Jean is whatever you need it to be, offering meals throughout the day in the CBD.
Toups’ Meatery
A contemporary Cajun restaurant aimed at carnivores of all stripes, Toups’ Meatery bring your dreams of Southern cuisine to life in its chic Mid-City space.
Balise
Balise, from James Beard award-winning chef Justin Devillier, is grounded in the rich past of Louisiana, offering refined Southern cuisine in the CBD.
Johnny Sánchez New Orleans
A Mexican taqueria from John Besh and Aaron Sanchez, Johnny Sánchez New Orleans is a riot of colour and flavour in the city's Central Business District.
Lüke
The restaurant Lüke, from restaurateur and chef John Besh, is a brasserie with Franco-German style and Louisiana soul found in the New Orleans CBD.
Borgne
Louisiana seafood restaurant, Borgne, from Chefs Brian Landry and John Besh is a love song to the state’s coastal region, with a menu of local classics.
SoBou
SoBou is a much-loved New Orleans restaurant and bar with a flurry of awards and accolades to its name, serving small plates of Louisiana street food.
Restaurant R’evolution
Found in the French Quarter, Cajun and Creole cuisine is the order of the day at Restaurant R'evolution, one of New Orleans’ finest restaurants.
La Petite Grocery
Food store turned bistro, this is a real local favourite with a constantly changing menu.
Brennan’s
One of the best restaurants in New Orleans, ideal for imaginative Creole cuisine or sumptuous brunches.
Charlie’s
Meet your meat. Not for vegetarians.
Luke
Brasserie-style fun food.
Wolfe’s in the Warehouse
Classic New Orleans style hotel restaurant.
Root
With a menu of Southern-inspired fusion cuisine split into sections like Socials" and "Middles"
Bistro at Maison de Ville
Delicious French cuisine in an intimate setting.
Slice Pizzeria
Nice for a slice of gourmet pizza.
Rib Room
For the carnivore in us all.
American Sector
A culinary trip down memory lane, with real taste.
Galatoire’s
Supposedly, the best restaurant in America.
Ralph’s on the Park
By locals for locals' - but you might aswell try it anway.
Elizabeth’s
Real Food, Done Real Good - the tagline says it all...
Mulate’s
Authentic music with some much encouraged dancing - oh, and some food on the side.
Napoleon House
Good drinks, great atmosphere and a near-perfect Pimms.
Cochon
Old-fashioned food in a fashionable environment.
Marigny Brasserie
A chic restaurant with an interesting crowd.
Coquette
Joey K’s
Funky neighbourhood restaurant for lawyers and locals alike.
Bourbon House
Perfect for seafood lovers.
Tujague’s
The city's oldest stand up bar and a strictly prix-fixe menu.
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
Famous fried chicken in Willie Mae's tradition.
Besh Steak House
A flashy but functional treat for meat-lovers.
Stanley
Quality cooking from an experimental chef.
Green Goddess
A tiny restaurant with a menu as big as this world.
Herbsaint
Best for attentive service.
Restaurant Patois
A well-kept local secret.

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