A sampling of our favorite French Quarter spots for food, music, drinks, books, and views of New Orleans past.
Sit at the bar and have a Pimm’s cup or if the weather is right grab a courtyard table and ¼ muffaletta per person. Please note the muffalettas here come pressed, I love them for a quick lunch fix.
Here’s your place for a dark, brooding, candle lit dinner. I love the burger and the pork shoulder. The cocktails are a must.
Live jazz & upscale Creole fare in an intimate, brick-walled space that dates back to the 1800's.
Smooth offshoot of an NYC pub pours craft beer & hosts an eclectic lineup of nightly live music.
This is a new (and relatively small) record store just a block and half from the gallery. It is a treasure trove of music featuring a lot of relatively rare blues, jazz, and New Orleans vinyl. It’s really thoughtfully curated.
A small, well curated bookshop in the former home of William Faulker, that features some really beautiful antiquarian books alongside paperbacks of local interest. As a reader of Faulkner, I love settling in and imagining what he wrote while living here.
Circa-1823 apothecary is now a museum with exhibits of early medicines, superstitious cures & more.