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: 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: 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

New Orleans Top 25 Restaurants: October 2014

Foodable welcomes New Orleans to our Top 25 restaurant lists this month! A city with arguably the nation's spiciest nightlife, also certainly has a flavorful restaurant scene. With restaurants that aren’t afraid to experiment with their menus, New Orleans has been recognized as one of the cities with the most creative culinary scenes.

So what are the restaurants that consumers can’t stop talking about on social media? The first ever restaurant to make the New Orleans coveted no. 1 placement on our list is Root, with the high social score of 170.88. This month’s top dog is unlike any other restaurant. It features a trendy atmosphere, with an artistic and entirely unique menu including dishes such as Crispy Pig Ear and individual selections of charcuterie and sausages. Ivy, the fine dining restaurant known for their excellent wine selection and small plates takes the no. 2 spot this month. And the innovative Southern style restaurant, Coquette rounds out the top three. Some other notable mentions are Peche Seafood Grill at no. 5, MOPHO at no. 6, and District Donuts. Sliders. Brew. at no. 8.

Check out the full list below!

Sweet Corn Flan with "Cracker Jacks" from Root  | YELP, Kris U. 

Sweet Corn Flan with "Cracker Jacks" from Root | YELP, Kris U. 

Black drum with veggies from Coquette  | YELP, Jackie S. 

Black drum with veggies from Coquette | YELP, Jackie S. 

Osters at Ivy  | YELP, Sherry P. 

Osters at Ivy | YELP, Sherry P. 

Tofu, noodles, and eggplant from MOPHO  | YELP, Caitlin C. 

Tofu, noodles, and eggplant from MOPHO | YELP, Caitlin C. 

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Root 170.88
2 Ivy 166.62
3 Coquette 166.39
4 Galatoire's Restaurant 165.93
5 Peche Seafood Grill 164.37
6 MOPHO 163.83
7 Three Muses 163.82
8 District Donuts. Sliders. Brew. 163.77
9 Doris Metropolitan 163.54
10 Domenica 162.64
11 Upperline 162.19
12 Maïs Arepas 161.72
13 Kingfish 161.29
14 Chiba 161.25
15 Restaurant August 160.83
16 Boucherie 160.74
17 Broussard's Restaurant 160.67
18 Parkway Bakery & Tavern 159.86
19 Casa Borrega 157.39
20 Cochon Butcher 157.19
21 Mother's Restaurant 156.90
22 Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits 156.32
23 Satsuma Cafe 156.16
24 Toups' Meatery 156.03
25 Carmo 155.74