New Orleans Top 25 Restaurants: August 2017

The restaurant industry in New Orleans is exemplary of endurance, hard work and strong community ties. From rebuilding after a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina, serving as a social hub to provide normalcy to the community in a time of need, to becoming a major driver of the city’s economy, recently leading in restaurant openings across the nation. NOLA, as the Big Easy has been popularly called in the last decade, serves as a great model to follow for places like Houston, Texas, the Florida Keys and even Puerto Rico, which all have suffered major hits from hurricanes in 2017.

Today, we bring you details on the best restaurants which have landed on Foodable’s New Orleans Top 25 list.

Balise, a Top 25 veteran, not only made the Top 10 list, but also stole the coveted No. 1 spot after placing No. 12 in our last ranking. It is owned and operated by the same people that are behind La Petite Grocery, which ranks at No. 15 in this list.

Other veterans that join Balise in the Top 10 list, include; St. Roch Market at No. 5, Paladar 511 at No. 6, and Pêche at No. 10, each previously ranking at No. 19, No. 13, and No. 15, respectively.

After a long hiatus, Cochon Butcher is back at No. 2 demonstrating a big jump in ranking. We hadn’t seen this swine-forward restaurant grace our Top 25 list since 2015, but last time Foodable was in NOLA we were sure to stop by to check it out. Watch the Fast Casual Nation episode, here.

At No. 3, you can find N7, the hidden, underground French bistro that keeps proving to be successful without any online presence. Though the restaurant doesn’t have a company website or social media handles, that doesn’t stop adventurous visitors from talking and posting about it online.

Two newcomers to the Top 25 list, are: Brigtsen’s Restaurant at the No. 11 spot and Clancy’s at No. 18. Brigtsen’s is named after its owners, Chef Frank, and his wife, Marna Brigtsen, boasting Creole/Acadian cooking. An interesting plate to try is the Brigtsen’s Baked Oyster with bacon, leeks, creamed spinach and romano.

Lastly, back to the hot list after a short hiatus, are: Avo at No. 22, Boucherie at No. 23, and Galatorie’s at No. 25.

New Orleans foodies get ready to dig in!

  1. Balise | 178.69 
  2. Cochon Butcher | VIDEO | 178.51
  3. N7 | 178.49 
  4. Compère Lapin | 178.44 
  5. St. Roch Market | 177.61 
  6. Paladar 511 | 177.49 
  7. Coquette | 176.97 
  8. Josephine Estelle | 175.97 
  9. MOPHO | VIDEO | 175.94
  10. Pêche | 175.92 
  11. Brigtsen's Restaurant | 175.66 
  12. Cavan | 175.19 
  13. Sac-a-Lait | 175.11 
  14. Salon by Sucré | 174.91 
  15. La Petite Grocery | 174.58 
  16. Angeline | 174.55 
  17. Toups' Meatery | 174.29 
  18. Clancy's | 173.99 
  19. Sylvain | 173.64 
  20. Bacchanal Wine | 173.29 
  21. McClure's at NOLA Brewing | 173.16 
  22. Avo | 173.05 
  23. Boucherie | 172.81 
  24. ROOT | VIDEO | 172.64
  25. Galatorie's | 172.57

New Orleans Top 25 Restaurants: May 2015

Since we began our Foodable Top 25 for the city of New Orleans, not one restaurant has held onto the No. 1 spot for a second month, and this month is no different.

Sylvain, which we saw at No. 5 last month, climbs to the top spot for the first time with a Social Score of 176.59. La Petite Grocery, which championed the list last month with a Score of 179.97, drops to No. 3 with a 175.73. Also rounding out the Top 3 at No. 2 is Domenica, which stands still for its second month in the No. 2 spot, but, unfortunately, its Social Score dropped along with the rest.

The free-spirited Bacchanal Wine, which boasts European wines and good eats in an outdoor neighborhood setting, finds its way into Top 10 status for the first time. And the only new addition to the list this month — aside from Mais Arepas and Satsuma, both of whom resurfaced from past months — is Noodle & Pie.

Check out the full New Orleans rankings below!

American Wagyu Beef Belly at Sylvain  | Yelp, Sean M.

American Wagyu Beef Belly at Sylvain | Yelp, Sean M.

Shrimp & Grits at La Petite Grocery  | Yelp, Angie T.

Shrimp & Grits at La Petite Grocery | Yelp, Angie T.

King Cake with Bananas & Salted Caramel at Domenica  | Yelp, Susan W.

King Cake with Bananas & Salted Caramel at Domenica | Yelp, Susan W.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi at Boucherie  | Yelp, Jennifer L.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi at Boucherie | Yelp, Jennifer L.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Sylvain 176.59  
2 Domenica 176.43  
3 La Petite Grocery 175.73  
4 Boucherie 175.48  
5 Bacchanal Wine 174.73  
6 Root 174.66 Play Video
7 Coquette 174.53  
8 MOPHO 173.19 Play Video
9 Cochon Butcher 172.75  
10 Toups' Meatery 172.63  
11 Pêche 172.29  
12 St. James Cheese 171.84  
13 Upperline 171.39  
14 District Donuts Sliders & Brew 171.22 Play Video
15 Galatoire's 170.47  
16 Three Muses 169.88  
17 Doris Metropolitan 168.69  
18 Casa Borrega 168.34  
19 The Company Burger 167.34  
20 Maïs Arepas 165.16  
21 Noodle & Pie 163.74  
22 Satsuma 162.55  
23 August 162.17  
24 Carmo 160.74  
25 Broussards 159.31  

New Orleans Top 25 Restaurants: March 2015

Hello, New Orleans!

Did you miss us? Because we missed dishing out the best eats in the city. A lot has changed since the last Top 25, but we're sure your excitement for these fantastic food places will be just the same. Normally, it'd be a bit of a challenge to break into the established ranks -- it's hard for a fresh-faced restaurant to keep up with the pack already running the course, but March has marched in a new army of establishments. There's not one, not two, but five new restaurants that have pushed themselves onto the scoreboard!

Without further ado, put your hands together the flavorfully French La Petite Grocery! Not only is it a newcomer, it has made an impressive debut at No.1 with a score of 179.97! Make sure to check out this restaurant and bar to get a taste of all the hype.

The rest of the newcomers have landed from No. 22 to No. 25. They include: the Italian-inspired Mariza, the romantically intimate Café Degas, the tastefully traditional Napoleon House and the sophisticated Bouligny Tavern.

If you're craving more, see the full list below!

SHRIMP AND GRITS AT LE PETITE GROCERY  | YELP, ANGIE T. 

SHRIMP AND GRITS AT LE PETITE GROCERY | YELP, ANGIE T. 

DUCK CONFIT AT BOUCHERIE  | YELP, PHILL C.

DUCK CONFIT AT BOUCHERIE | YELP, PHILL C.

PROSCUITTO PIZZA  | YELP, EVIE S.

PROSCUITTO PIZZA | YELP, EVIE S.

RICOTTA GNOCCHI AT COQUETTE  | YELP, JANE L. 

RICOTTA GNOCCHI AT COQUETTE | YELP, JANE L. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 La Petite Grocery 179.97  
2 Domenica 178.82  
3 Boucherie 178.67  
4 Coquette 177.63  
5 Sylvain 177.53  
6 Toups' Meatery 177.17  
7 Root 176.39 Play Video
8 MOPHO 175.25 Play Video
9 The Company Burger 174.11  
10 Peche 171.83  
11 St. James Cheese 169.55  
12 Upperline 168.41  
13 Bacchanal Wine 167.83  
14 Galatoire's 167.27  
15 District Donuts Sliders & Brew 166.13 Play Video
16 Cochon Butcher 164.99  
17 Three Muses 163.85  
18 Doris Metropolitan 162.64  
19 Restaurant August 160.93  
20 Carmo 159.35  
21 Broussard's 158.56  
22 MARIZA 156.98  
23 Café  Degas 156.62  
24 Napolean House 156.13  
25 Bouligny Tavern 155.64  

New Orleans Top 25 Restaurants: December 2014

What Nola restaurants are the ones created the most social buzz this December? Even since we launched the NOLA Top 25 in October, the same 25 restaurants have dominated the list. However, things got interesting this month with three new restaurants making their debut.

This month's victor has been steadily climbing the list the last few months. And this December, Foodable congratulates the restaurant known for its upscale Southern fare, Boucherie for landing the No. 1 rank. Following closely behind is the new to the list restaurant, Sylvain, the elegant gastropub. And rounding out the top three is the restaurant that prepares some of the most striking dishes in the country, Root

As for the other two new restaurants- Foodable welcomes The Company Burger, a better burger concept at No. 5 and St. James Cheese, a sandwich and gourmet cheese shop at No. 9.

Check out the full list below!

Duck Breast with duck mousse stuffing at Boucherie  | YELP, Kamikazekiddo G. 

Duck Breast with duck mousse stuffing at Boucherie | YELP, Kamikazekiddo G. 

Pan Fried Pork Shoulder, Coosa Valley Grits, Braised Greens, Mustard Jus at Sylvain  | YELP, Sean M.

Pan Fried Pork Shoulder, Coosa Valley Grits, Braised Greens, Mustard Jus at Sylvain | YELP, Sean M.

Crispy Pig Ear Salad at Root  | YELP, Cristy C. 

Crispy Pig Ear Salad at Root | YELP, Cristy C. 

Fried Chicken at MOPHO  | YELP, Tony Y. 

Fried Chicken at MOPHO | YELP, Tony Y. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Boucherie 173.19  
2 Sylvain 173.09  
3 Root 172.83 Play Video
4 MOPHO 171.37 Play Video
5 The Company Burger 171.17  
6 Ivy 171.09  
7 Peche 170.81  
8 Coquette 170.67  
9 St. James Cheese 170.54  
10 Upperline 170.53  
11 Galatories 170.39  
12 District Donuts Sliders & Brew 170.36 Play Video
13 Cochon Butcher 169.38  
14 Three Muses 169.16  
15 Bacchanal Wine Bar 168.61  
16 Doris Metropolitan 168.22  
17 Domenica 167.75  
18 Maïs Arepas 167.28  
19 Kingfish 166.81  
20 Parkway Bakery & Tavern 166.34  
21 Casa Borrega 165.87  
22 Mothers Restaurant 162.11  
23 Chiba 160.95  
24 Satsuma 160.37  
25 Restaurant August 159.79  

New Orleans Top 25 Restaurants: November 2014

Which restaurants created the most social buzz in Nola this November?

All of the restaurants that appeared on the debuting New Orleans list last month have returned, but there were some major movements within the ranks. The swanky eatery, Ivy snags the no. 1 spot with a social score of 169.74. Root drops to no. 2 and Peche Seafood Grill rounds out the top three. 

Some of the notable movements from last month include Boucherie launching to from 16th to no. 8, Upperline climbs from no. 11 to no. 5, and Chiba drops from no. 14 to no. 20. 

What do you think of the NOLA's list this month? Do you think some new restaurants will make the list next month? We will just have to see.

Check the full list out below! 

Stone Crab Claws from Ivy  | Facebook, Ivy New Orleans 

Stone Crab Claws from Ivy | Facebook, Ivy New Orleans 

Moroccan Goat Boxes at Root | YELP, Kris U. 

Moroccan Goat Boxes at Root | YELP, Kris U. 

Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde at Peche Seafood Grill  | YELP, Lisa l. 

Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde at Peche Seafood Grill | YELP, Lisa l. 

Duck at Coquette | YELP, Pauline L. 

Duck at Coquette | YELP, Pauline L. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score
1 Ivy 169.74
2 Root 167.38
3 Peche Seafood Grill 167.09
4 Coquette 166.39
5 Upperline 164.64
6 Galatoire's Restaurant 164.09
7 MOPHO 164.09
8 Boucherie 164.04
9 Three Muses 163.18
10 District Donuts. Sliders. Brew. 162.27
11 Doris Metropolitan 161.36
12 Domenica 160.45
13 Maïs Arepas 158.63
14 Kingfish 157.72
15 Parkway Bakery & Tavern 157.38
16 Casa Borrega 157.25
17 Cochon Butcher 157.12
18 Mother's Restaurant 156.99
19 Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits 156.86
20 Chiba 156.81
21 Satsuma Cafe 156.73
22 Restaurant August 155.9
23 Toups' Meatery 154.88
24 Carmo 154.17
25 Broussard's Restaurant 154.08