Off-Campus Dining

Location
New Orleans, LA
Undergrads
6,443
Tuition
$45,240
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: New Orleans serves amazing and unique food.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: a ton of different options that you can hardly even try all of the first year. it takes a lot of time and experimentation to even get to a fraction of the great eateries that uptown, as well as downtown, new orleans has to offer. top notch.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Uptown New Orleans has a large number of restaurants to choose from and downtown is just a streetcar ride away.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Most places surrounding campus is reasonable in cost. Not very many places give student discounts that I know of.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: New Orleans offers tons of off campus dining options of all cuisines and prices. There's something for everyone and the options never get old.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 25th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 405th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren Toppenberg
Hometown
Knoxville, TN
Major
Spanish/Latin American Studies
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This is Emeril’s country, and with that comes great restaurants. People come from all over the country to taste the one-of-a-kind Cajun cooking in New Orleans. If you’re not into all the spice that Cajun food is famous for, the city has nationally acclaimed and prize-winning Italian and seafood restaurants as well. Café Giovanni, an Italian restaurant in the Quarter, is a great example. The Chinese and Mexican food here is not great, but there are a few places that are worth visiting. Pretty much all Chinese take-out is the same, but some places are a lot cheaper than others.

Unlike a lot of cities, there are dozens of excellent restaurants within neighborhoods that are away from the tourist-driven French Quarter and Market. When students want to go out to eat on a school night and don’t want to go all the way downtown, there are plenty of places within walking distance, such as Frescos, O’Henrys, and the Camilla Grill, or a short streetcar ride away, like the Cheesecake Bistro, Copeland’s, Superior Grille, Houston’s, and Voodoo BBQ, among others. There are many small cafés and restaurants down Maple and Oak Street and all through the Uptown area that are relatively inexpensive and have a unique atmosphere. New Orleans is home to some of the best food in the country, and definitely the best in the South. Bon appétit!

Facts & Statistics

Best Breakfast
House of Blues Jazz Brunch (more so for the atmosphere)
Best Healthy
Fresco's
Best Pizza
The Dough Bowl (affectionately named "Boot Pizza")
Best Wings
Wing Zone
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Pelican Club
Did You Know?
New Orleans is the home to authentic Cajun and Creole food. Chefs use an abundance of seafood, and especially crawfish, rice, and spices in their dishes.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Rouses Market
400 N. Carrollton Ave.
(504) 488-2129
rouses.com
Daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Whole Foods Market
5600 Magazine St
(504) 899-9119
wholefoodsmarket.com
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Winn-Dixie
2841 South Claiborne Ave.
(504) 822-1221
winndixiegrocerystores.com
Winn-Dixie
500 North Carrollton Ave.
(504) 482-2352
winndixiegrocerystores.com

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Arnaud's
Food: Classic Creole
813 Bienville St.
(866) 239-8895
www.arnauds.com
Price: $20-$40
Cool Features: One of the most famous restaurants in the city; features an oyster bar and live jazz
Bacco
Food: Italian
310 Chartres St.
(504) 522-2426
www.bacco.com
Price: $15-$30
Cool Features: Dress code is upscale casual; celebrated as one of New Orleans' top romantic restaurants; acclaimed as one of the best restaurants in the city by Zagat and Food and Wine magazine
Café Du Monde
Food: Dessert Café
800 Decatur St.
(504) 525-4544
cafedumonde.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Home of the world famous beignets and coffee; the one in the French Market has a very large patio, and is a good way to take a break when shopping. They only take cash!
Café Giovanni
Food: Italian
117 Rue Dectur
(504) 529-2154
www.cafegiovanni.com
Price: $20-$30
Cool Features: Opera singers, great Italian food, and romantic atmosphere makes it the perfect date restaurant.
Commander's Palace
Food: Creole Seafood
1403 Washington Ave.
(504) 899-8221
www.commanderspalace.com
Price: $20-$40
Cool Features: Dress is upscale, jackets preferred at dinner. (No shorts.)
Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
Food: Cajun
2001 St. Charles Ave.
(504) 593-9955
www.copelandcheesecakebistro.com
Price: $10-$30
Cool Features: Take-out; catering; valet parking; full bar; reservations are recommended.
Emeril's Delmonico
Food: Classic Creole
1300 Saint Charles Ave.
(504) 525-4937
www.emerils.com/restaurant/3/Emerils-Delmonico
Price: $20-$40
Cool Features: Reservations strongly recommended; business casual attire; owned and operated by famous chef Emeril Lagasse
Fresco Cafe & Pizzeria
Food: Sandwiches, Pizza
7625 Maple Street
(504) 862-6363
frescocafe.us
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Delivery until 3am; good student specials
NOLA Restaurant
Food: Classic Creole
534 Saint Louis St.
(504) 522-6652
www.emerils.com/restaurant/2/NOLA-Restaurant
Price: $20-$40
Cool Features: This is also owned by Emeril; reservations recommended; casual to business attire; has a third-floor private dining rooms for parties of 20-70
O'Henry's
Food: American
634 S. Carrollton Ave.
(504) 866-9741
ohenrys.com
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Full bar on site; free peanuts, and you can throw the shells on the floor
The Pelican Club
Food: Modern Creole-Acadian / International
312 Exchange Place (French Quarter)
(504) 523-1504
www.pelicanclub.com
Price: $20-$30
Cool Features: Classically designed rooms in a large, 19th century French Quarter townhouse, with original contemporary paintings by New Orleans artists. 350 wines are on their extensive wine list. Reservations recommended.
Red Fish Grill
Food: Seafood
115 Bourbon St.
(504) 598-1200
www.redfishgrill.com
Price: $15-$30
Cool Features: Casual dress code; on Bourbon Street, but its before you get to the "soul of the street" (i.e.: you can bring small children without worry that they'll see something inappropriate); try the Chocolate Bread Pudding!
Zoë Lounge
Food: Tapas
333 Poydras St.
(504) 207-5018
starwoodhotels.com
Price: $10-$30
Cool Features: There isn't a bad wine on the list; very sophisticated atmosphere.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 68 responses

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  • Vegetarian/vegan options

How would you rate the diversity of off-campus dining options?    Based on 67 responses

  • 0% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 3% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 10% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 87% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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