Mardi Gras Dining

 
 

Feasting is a big part of Carnival celebrations—and we don’t just mean king cake! Before Lent, get your fill of fresh seafood, po-boys, gumbo, jambalaya and other Cajun and Creole specialties. It wouldn’t be listed below if we didn’t recommend it.

New Orleans Restaurants. Mardi Gras Fun.


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The Court of Two Sisters

The Court of Two Sisters


Second line through the Charm Gates at the Court of Two Sisters and feast in the courtyard. One of the French Quarter’s most famous restaurants offers a special Mardi Gras cocktail menu (we love the Moon Pie!) and King Cake is on the menu! While famous for their jazz brunches, there’s no bad time to visit. There’s nothing like Carnival Time at The Court of Two Sisters

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Bourbon Heat's Courtyard Bar & Grill

Bourbon Heat's Courtyard Bar & Grill


Along with being New Orleans #1 dance club, Bourbon Heat is home to a really fun restaurant that combines Creole and American cuisine with bar favorites. Looking for some hot wings, a burger, and a cold beer between parades? Go here. Check out their Mardi Gras package, too!

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Landry's Seafood House

Landry's Seafood House


Need the perfect break in-between Mardi Gras celebrations? Head to Landry's Seafood House in the French Quarter for some of the freshest seafood around, not to mention the best views of the Mississippi River and Jackson Square.

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Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar


You haven’t been to the French Quarter if you haven’t been to Felix’s. Come take a seat at the oyster bar at this iconic seafood eatery and let the shuckers entertain you. And don’t let its location fool you. This is where the locals go, not just during Mardi Gras time but all the time.

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The Pelican Club

The Pelican Club


Let your tastebuds celebrate Carnival at this internationally acclaimed restaurant on picturesque Exchange Alley. Partial parking validation is available at the Hotel Monteleone garage.

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Crescent City Brewhouse

Crescent City Brewhouse


This krewe knows their brews! The only microbrewery in the French Quarter is home to a fabulous oyster bar and an inventive menu, too. We recommend anything served on their pretzel bun, and the Grilled Redfish Acadiana is pretty awesome, too. Plus, they offer live jazz nightly.

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New Orleans School of Cooking

New Orleans School of Cooking


In between parades, why not take in a little “food, fun and folklore” at the New Orleans School of Cooking, named the #2 Food Experience in the World in Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards.

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Olde NOLA Cookery

Olde NOLA Cookery


Bourbon Street is more than bars—it’s home to some really slammin’ restaurants like Olde NOLA Cookery. Stroll on in for some Louisiana Crabmeat Cakes, Redfish Cookery, or “Knife & Fork” BBQ Ribs. On chilly parade days, eat outdoors by their firepit. Check out their Mardi Gras Balcony package!

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Tujague's Restaurant

Tujague's Restaurant


Like Mardi Gras itself, the world’s third oldest restaurant is a New Orleans tradition. Chef Gus Martin and his team offer a tantalizing menu featuring New Orleans staples like Barbecued Shrimp, Boudin Balls, Chicken & Andouille Gumbo, and Shrimp & Grits. There's also courtyard dining, a festive balcony, and a private dining room on the second floor with balcony access and a Krewe of Iris theme. Several French Quarter krewes and marching clubs parade nearby.

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Iberville Cuisine

Iberville Cuisine


This fun seafood restaurant is just a half block off Bourbon Street but a million miles away from boring. You’ll love the New Orleans-themed dining area which includes an inside courtyard (dogs welcome!) Dine on Big Easy favorites like po-boys, seafood platters and oysters (don’t say no to the Boudin Balls). Try their version of a Hurricane (fantastic!). And during Carnival season, you can drink it out of their signature Mardi Gras bead cup. Iberville Cuisine also offers live music weekly. Check out their website to find out when.

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Commander's Palace

Commander's Palace


It wouldn’t be Mardi Gras in New Orleans without a celebration at Commander’s Palace, just a few blocks from the St. Charles parade route. Start your evening with a Mardi Gras Sidecar cocktail and end it with Chef Meg’s King Cake Ice Cream made with brioche king cake and praline liquor. It doesn’t get more New Orleans than Commander’s.

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