This year’s event — where participating restaurants design special prix fixe lunch ($20 or below), brunch and dinner ($40 or below) menus at discounted prices — runs from September 11 to 17, making it a fantastic opportunity to dine at a high-end spot you’ve had your eye on, check out your favorite celebrity chef’s restaurant or simply try somewhere new.
Here are four dining destinations you won’t want to miss.
Stop by the Four-Star eatery at lunch for seared flank steak with chimichurri, crab cake remoulade or crispy chicken with a praline sauce.
At dinner, entrée choices include balsamic glazed pork belly, rack of lamb and a 72-hour braised wagyu short rib.
You can end the meal with coconut panna cotta, sweet corn cheesecake, dark chocolate crémeux with coffee ice cream or a tempura banana bread pudding.
Since 1905, this iconic NOLA restaurant has served authentic French Creole cuisine with exquisite flair and excellent service. Both lunch and dinner options during Restaurant Week include fried oysters Rockefeller, crab-and-okra gumbo, fried chicken breast, blackened drum Creole and sautéed redfish amandine.
Delicious desserts include a lemon tartlet with mango sauce, custard with fresh berries or a classic vanilla ice cream sundae.
Foodies will definitely want to snag a reservation at Domenica Restaurant, helmed by renowned chefs John Besh and Alon Shaya. The popular establishment, which offers Italian dishes jazzed up with Louisiana ingredients, is located inside the iconic Forbes Travel Guide Recommended The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
Lunch offers a choice of arancini (rice balls) or a Caesar salad, followed by a margarita pizza or fregola (lamb sausage).
The three-course dinner menu delivers dishes like chilled heirloom tomato soup to start with, followed by lasagna or chicken al mattone (with roasted peppers and eggplant), then either affogato (espresso poured over vanilla gelato) or polenta cake for dessert.
Make sure to stop by the hotel’s gorgeous Sazerac Bar for a pre- or post-dinner drink crafted by some of the city’s best bartenders.
The Court of Two Sisters
Another historic New Orleans institution, The French Quarter’s Court of Two Sisters is rightly famous for its outstanding daily Jazz Brunch, so Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to try it for dinner. The prix fixe menu features options such as turtle soup, duck prosciutto salad, grilled Louisiana crawfish cake and a 10-ounce New York strip steak topped with andouille sausage.
For dessert, you could indulge in a blueberry cheesecake martini, caramel-coffee ice cream and almond tuile or classic bananas Foster (which carries an extra charge of $6).