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New Orleans

Ace Hotel New Orleans
A sleek hotel that marries great style and local influences to great effect, Ace Hotel New Orleans offers guests everything from a rooftop pool to original art, high-end amenities, and more.
The Metropolitan
A vast warehouse club, The Metropolitan is a popular choice for those who want to dance until the early hours of the morning in New Orleans.
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.
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.
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.
The Saint Hotel
The Saint Hotel is a boutique hotel with a hefty style quotient, featuring sinfully luxurious accommodation and live burlesque performances in the bar.
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.
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Magical garden of modern sculpture.
Root
With a menu of Southern-inspired fusion cuisine split into sections like Socials" and "Middles"
Swizzle Stick Bar
West Indies-themed bar attached to Cafe Adelaide.
Bistro at Maison de Ville
Delicious French cuisine in an intimate setting.
Maple Leaf Bar
A New Orleans landmark with great music acts.
Creole Creamery
Ice cream parlour full of intriguing flavours.
Claiborne Mansion
Luxurious, elegant and historic Creole mansion close to Frenchmen's music scene
Hotel Monteleone
The epitome of old-school New Orleans: a bit of a faded grandmother you can't help but love...
Coquette
Bourbon House
Perfect for seafood lovers.
Restaurant Patois
A well-kept local secret.
Bacchanal
A barbeque with a difference.
Bar Tonique
Boasting home-made ingredients, Bar Tonique is one of the up-and-coming cocktail bars in New Orleans.
Julia Street Galleries
A street full of contemporary art.
Lafayette Hotel
An historic inn that bursts with old world charm while remaining tranquil and somewhat exclusive...
New Orleans Artworks
Glassworks, with tours and short classes available.
Oz
Popular gay bar with drag contests every Wednesday night.
d.b.a.
Live music bar transplanted from New York.
Degas House
Royal Sonesta
An unexpectedly charming hotel, perfect for art lovers.
Le Phare Bar
Hidden lounge inside hidden boutique hotel Loft 532.
The Orange Couch
Delicious coffee amidst a cool crowd.

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