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Classic New Orleans

The best of the Big Easy, from Uptown to Faubourg Treme.
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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
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Overview :  From Faubourg Treme to Uptown, T+L discovers the eclectic characters, strange beauty, and authentic local experiences that only the... more »

Tips:  Best way to see New Orleans : Take the historic St. Charles streetcar: it came to a standstill after Hurricane Katrina, but the... more »

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Points of Interest

1. 714 Gov. Nicholls Street

Francis Ford Coppola turned this French Quarter house into a seven-room hotel with exposed-brick interiors, antiques, and modern art.

Address:
714 Gov. Nicholls St.
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States

Phone:
(415) 788-7500 ext. 200

A French-Creole favorite since 1840.

Address:
713 Saint Louis St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
United States

Phone:
(504) 581-4422

Gorgeous torchlit courtyard, great wine list, and local outfit Jazz Lab with Jessie Morrow on Wednesdays.

Address:
600 Poland Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
United States

Phone:
(504) 948-9111

The restaurant's chef and co-owner, Susan Spicer creates an ecelctic global menu.

Address:
430 Dauphine St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
United States

Phone:
(504) 525-4455

The people-watching is almost as good as the upscale Creole food.

Address:
6100 Annunciation St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
United States

Phone:
(504) 895-1111

It’s not edgy in the slightest, and it hasn’t been trendy since Huey Long was in office. Yet the Columns endures, and thank God for that. This 1883 Italianate mansion, rising among the moss-shrouded oaks on St. Charles Avenue, just happens to be a hotel. But really, it’s a bar: the Victorian Lounge, to be exact—all smoke-burnished mahogany and... More

Hidden away in Uptown, this French-Creole restaurant feels like a secret eating society. An old-fashioned dining room in a former apothecary, F&W Best New Chef 2008 Sue Zemanick runs the kitchen.

Address:
1728 Soniat St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
United States

Phone:
(504) 899-7397

8. Hazelnut

An interiors shop owned by Mad Men's Bryan Batt.

Address:
5515 Magazine St.
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States

Phone:
(504) 891-2424

Formerly the Hotel Monaco, New Orleans.

Address:
333 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
United States

Phone:
(504) 524-8890

A boho-chic boutique property on the edge of the French Quarter with a candlelit bar.

Address:
221 Camp St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
United States

Phone:
(504) 553-9550

Don't miss Thursday nights with the Soul Rebels at this raucous bar.

Address:
4801 Magazine St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
United States

Phone:
(504) 895-8117

Celebrity chef, Susan Spicer's restaurant in Lakeview features an eclectic, globalized menu: a ceviche with fresh tortilla chips and guacamole; Thai shrimp and pork meatballs; pizza from a wood-burning oven; deviled eggs.

Address:
900 Harrison Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States

Phone:
(504) 224-2633

It looks innocuous enough—picture windows; green walls cluttered with framed artifacts and photographs; paintings—all askance, and each checked tablecloth adorned with salt and pepper and the ubiquitous and addictive Crystal hot sauce. Behind the piano in a corner sits Charles Farmer singing “The Sunny Side of the Street” or some other song you... More

This tiny hole-in-the-wall in the French Quarter dedicated to traditional New Orleans jazz, is run by Ben Jaffe, who plays tuba in the band. Like so many New Orleanians, he is in the same business as his dad, who took over the Hall in its early years and ran it for decades.

Address:
726 St. Peter St.
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States

Phone:
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Iconic French Quarter property made up of 3 distinct hotels, including the opulent 6-story Maison Orleans; the buildings underwent a $150 million renovation post-Katrina.

Address:
921 Canal St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
United States

Phone:
(504) 524-1331

A cozy lunch spot in Bywater.

Address:
3218 Dauphine St.
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States

Phone:
(504) 304-5962