French Quarter Favorites

Posted by Frank Relle on Feb 1, 2019 5:03:10 PM

A sampling of our favorite French Quarter spots for food, music, drinks, books, and views of New Orleans past.


Napoleon Housevisit_website-1
500 Chartres Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

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. 

Napoleon House Interior

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  Sylvainvisit_website-1
625 Chartres Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Here’s your place for a dark, brooding, candle lit dinner. I love the burger and the pork shoulder. The cocktails are a must. 

Sylvain Interior

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Snug Harbor visit_website-1
626 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Live jazz & upscale Creole fare in an intimate, brick-walled space that dates back to the 1800's. 

Snug Harbor Live Jazz Band

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 D.B.A.visit_website-1
618 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Smooth offshoot of an NYC pub pours craft beer & hosts an eclectic lineup of nightly live music.

D.B.A. Live Jazz Band

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 Silver Lotus Records visit_website-1
523 Dumaine Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

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.

silver lotus records

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 Faulkner Bookstorevisit_website-1
624 Pirate Alley
New Orleans, Louisiana

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.

Faulkner Bookstore Interior

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 New Orleans Pharmacy Museumvisit_website-1
514 Chartres Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Circa-1823 apothecary is now a museum with exhibits of early medicines, superstitious cures & more.

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

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