Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Old-fashioned food in a fashionable environment.
Marigny Brasserie
A chic restaurant with an interesting crowd.
Bridge Lounge
Unpretentious and fun, with a brilliant mojito.
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...
Napoleon House
Good drinks, great atmosphere and a near-perfect Pimms.
Checkpoint Charlie’s
Bustling rock venue, with most shows free.
Golf Club at Audubon Park
Perfect for the skilled golfer of the relaxed walker.
Mr B’s Bistro
Classic Creole bistro favoured by both socialites and businessmen.
Dragon’s Den
Oddball enterntainment in a quirky location.
Fair Grounds Race Course
Set your bets here in the local tradition.
Creole Creamery
Ice cream parlour full of intriguing flavours.
Hi-Ho Lounge
Edgy music venue, with a classy touch.
Joey K’s
Funky neighbourhood restaurant for lawyers and locals alike.
Middle-Eastern restaurant and bar with a lively atmosphere.
Belladonna Spa
Perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.
The Blue Room
A Sunday morning musical treat.
Bourbon House
Perfect for seafood lovers.
La Divina Gelateria
Organic ice cream with old-world charm.
The city's oldest stand up bar and a strictly prix-fixe menu.
City Park
A large park full of art and activity.
13 Monaghan’s
Good late-night food, suitable for veggies too.
Cafe Reconcile
Charitable restaurant serving home comforts.
Trendy two-story club in an aged bank building.
Arthur Roger Gallery
New Orleans' leading art gallery.
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
Famous fried chicken in Willie Mae's tradition.
Best for attentive service.
Restaurant Patois
A well-kept local secret.
Acme Oyster House
Well-loved oyster house with a DIY touch.
The Presbytere
Centuries old building with museum on Mardi Gras.
Pat O’Brien’s
A bawdy night of fun in an always-crowded bar.
St James Cheese
Some of the most creative sandwiches in town.
Jazz and Heritage Festival
12 stages of soul-stirring music, spread over 2 weekends.
Besh Steak House
A flashy but functional treat for meat-lovers.
R Bar
Arty bar with a punk edge.
Surrey’s Juice Bar
Good for veggies - a rare find in New Orleans.
Quality cooking from an experimental chef.
Sazerac Bar
Dapper bar for those with manners and a smart style.
W New Orleans
Modern, stylish and chic.

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