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!

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Balise 178.69  
2 Cochon Butcher 178.51 Play Video
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 175.94 Play Video
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 172.64 Play Video
25 Galatorie's 172.57