The Layover: New Orleans
Arnaud's Restaurant is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

1. Arnaud's Restaurant

8.5
813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA
Cajun and Creole Restaurant · French Quarter · 99 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Dark wood, low little tables and a head bartender who takes the bar's namesake drink and turns it into a love potion.

Cochon Restaurant is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

2. Cochon Restaurant

9.2
930 Tchoupitoulas St (at Andrew Higgins St), New Orleans, LA
Southern Food Restaurant · Lower Garden District · 205 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski. Simple food, and an emphasis on local microbrews. Boudin, breaded pork cheek, smoked ham hock w/ chicken heart, mac & cheese, louisiana cochon.

Cochon Butcher is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

3. Cochon Butcher

9.4
930 Tchoupitoulas St (at Andrew Higgins St), New Orleans, LA
Sandwich Spot · Lower Garden District · 585 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Muffaletta wich. Takeout lunch joint with an extensive sandwich menu. Around the corner from the famed Cochon, Cochon Butcher is a beer/wine bar and meat market combination in the Warehouse District.

Herbsaint is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

4. Herbsaint

9.0
701 Saint Charles Ave (Girod St.), New Orleans, LA
New American Restaurant · Central Business District · 113 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Donald Link’s flagship restaurant has earned accolades since it opened its doors. Their gumbos and soups are standouts and the fresh salads come decorated with seasonal ingredients.

Boucherie is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

5. Boucherie

8.6
1506 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA
American Restaurant · Uptown - Carrollton · 80 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Boucherie offers smartened-up versions of down-home cooking. They might be out of Krispy Kreme bread pudding by the time dessert rolls around, but you’ll be too full to eat it anyway.

Atchafalaya Restaurant is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

6. Atchafalaya Restaurant

8.8
901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA
Cajun and Creole Restaurant · Central City - Garden · 136 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Straightforward Creole menu, and the shrimp and grits are a standout. The brunch with live music draws the most customers, but this place has solid food all day, all the time.

Clover Grill is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

7. Clover Grill

7.7
900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
Burger Joint · French Quarter · 124 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Head east in the Quarter to get away from the tourists, and the Clover Grill sits past where the spring breakers stop walking. The Clover is a retro-styled diner that is open anytime of day.

Borgne is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

8. Borgne

601 Loyola Ave (btwn Poydras & Girod), New Orleans, LA
Seafood Restaurant · Central Business District · 73 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: There is a Spanish theme at chef John Besh’s latest eatery, but it is so deliciously caught up in local tradition that dining here feels much closer to Bucktown than Barcelona.

The Company Burger is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

9. The Company Burger

8.8
4600 Freret St. (at Cadiz St.), New Orleans, LA
Burger Joint · Freret · 81 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Tony heads to Company Burger for some classic cheeseburger greatness. Chef/owner Adam Biderman opened the shop after serving as the opening chef de cuisine at famed Atlanta spot, Holeman & Finch.

Dat Dog is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

10. Dat Dog

8.9
3336 Magazine St (Magazine & Louisiana), New Orleans, LA
Hot Dog Joint · Central City - Garden · 68 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: (1/2) All the hot dogs your heart could desire and occupies a totally refashioned former gas station. Steamed German wieners and sausages on slightly sweet sourdough that are steamed and then toasted.

Dat Dog is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

11. Dat Dog

8.5
5031 Freret St (btwn Soniat & Robert), New Orleans, LA
Hot Dog Joint · Freret · 106 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: (2/2) All the hot dogs your heart could desire and occupies a totally refashioned former gas station. Steamed German wieners and sausages on slightly sweet sourdough that are steamed and then toasted.

The King Pin Bar is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

12. The King Pin Bar

7.5
1307 Lyons St (at Prytania Street), New Orleans, LA
Dive Bar · Uptown · 18 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Tony, Donald and Steve head to The Kingpin for a few beers as they work up some late-night appetites. It’s a cool place to catch the Saints game, or a band. They have an extensive beer selection.

Dooky Chase Restaurant is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

13. Dooky Chase Restaurant

8.7
2301 Orleans Ave (at N Miro St), New Orleans, LA
Cajun and Creole Restaurant · Treme - Lafitte · 69 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: This Cajun and Creole joint is famous for its classic soul food, gloriously influenced by the city's French and Italian traditions.

Le Bon Temps Roulé is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

14. Le Bon Temps Roulé

8.6
4801 Magazine St (at Bordeaux St.), New Orleans, LA
Bar · Uptown · 32 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Metal guitarist Pepper Keenan is part-owner of this pub, but the music includes everything from the Soul Rebels' legendary Thursday night brass blowout to R. Scully's downtown rock outfit, The Rough 7

R & O's Restaurant and Catering is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

15. R & O's Restaurant and Catering

8.3
216 Metairie Hammond Hwy (at Carrollton Ave.), Metairie, LA
Pizzeria · 39 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Tony and Lolis Elie head to Bucktown for the best po’ boy in the city at R&O -- a family-run establishment serving up football-sized roast beef po’ boys.

Maple Leaf Bar is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

16. Maple Leaf Bar

8.3
8316 Oak St (at Dante St.), New Orleans, LA
Bar · Uptown - Carrollton · 70 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: This bar was the first live music venue to reopen, just weeks after Katrina, with a generator-powered performance by Walter "Wolfman" Washington. If the Rebirth Brass Band is playing, don’t miss it.

One Eyed Jacks is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

17. One Eyed Jacks

615 Toulouse St (at Royal), New Orleans, LA
Rock Club · French Quarter · 30 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: A 1920s theatre converted into the only music venue recommended by locals in the Quarter. Favors local and international alternative rock and indie songwriters, plus local burlesque and freak shows.

Royal Street Inn & Bar is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

18. Royal Street Inn & Bar

5.9
1431 Royal St, New Orleans, LA
Hotel · Marigny · 22 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Lolis Elie has Tony meet him at this classic dive bar in the Marigny. The floors are warped, the windows are grimy and smoking is allowed inside.

Pho Tau Bay is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

19. Pho Tau Bay

133C Westbank Expwy., Gretna, LA
Vietnamese Restaurant · 42 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Tony and chef John Besh head just outside of the city, over the Mississippi River Bridge to the Westbank, to Pho Tau Bay. Nem nuong cuon, pho dac biet, bun bo hue.

Satsuma is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

20. Satsuma

8.4
3218 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA
Coffee Shop · Bywater · 70 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Satsuma has a wonderful list of site-squeezed juices & sandwiches stuffed full of freshness. The decor is totally New Orleans, and the vibe is about as local as you can get.

Sazerac Bar is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

21. Sazerac Bar

8.6
130 Roosevelt Way (at Common St), New Orleans, LA
Cocktail Bar · Central Business District · 123 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Tony and Davis Rogan enjoy a few signature cocktails and an ambience that harkens to an older time. Named after the world’s first mixed drink, Sazerac has as much history and lore as its namesake.

Three Muses is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

22. Three Muses

9.0
536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA
Cocktail Bar · Marigny · 160 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Sophie Lee, Christopher Starnes and Dan Esses partnered up to build this restaurant, bar and jazz club.

Snake and Jake's Christmas Club Lounge is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

23. Snake and Jake's Christmas Club Lounge

7.7
7612 Oak St (at Hillary St.), New Orleans, LA
Dive Bar · East Carrollton · 45 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Legendary dive. Lit only by a few Christmas lights, all the locals agree that no one is ever here for a good reason. Official listed hours are 7pm–7am, and they mean it.

Tipitina's is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

24. Tipitina's

9.1
501 Napoleon Ave (at Tchoupitoulas), New Orleans, LA
Music Venue · Central City - Garden · 46 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Classic is dedicated to the late piano master Professor Longhair. A reliable place for top local and out-of-town roots, brass and rock bands.

Taceaux Loceaux is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

25. Taceaux Loceaux

Mobile Tacos!, New Orleans, LA
Food Truck · Uptown - Carrollton · 27 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Tony, Donald and Steve stumble out to a fantastic late-night food spot, the Taceaux Loceaux truck. A menu of creative tacos with unforgettable names.

Walker's BBQ is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

26. Walker's BBQ

7.3
10828 Hayne Blvd (at Lafourche St.), New Orleans, LA
BBQ Joint · New Orleans East Area · 6 tips and reviews

Brad G.Brad Graham: Walker’s is the home of the Cochon de Lait Po’ Boy, which is 12-hour-hickory-roasted suckling pig, topped with creamy Cajun mustard slaw, and served on proper po’ boy bread.

Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

27. Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery

8.9
14207 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA
Vietnamese Restaurant · 23 tips and reviews
Arnaud's French 75 Bar is one of The Layover: New Orleans.

28. Arnaud's French 75 Bar

8.9
813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA
Cocktail Bar · French Quarter - CBD · 76 tips and reviews