Graduation 2013

Some recommendations for all of y’all graduating in the New Orleans area! My best recommendation, book your hotels and restaurant reservations early!
$$$ = >$35
$$ = >$10 but <$35
$ = dishes less than $10

Local Flavor for the big graduation dinner
Apolline (upscale French-American restaurant. $$)
Arnaud’s (upscale seafood restaurant in the quarter. $$$)
August (another Stephen Starr’s elegant upscale American restaurant. $$$)
Bistro Daisy (upscale,  American bistro. $$)
Borgne (Stephen Starr’s newest restaurant. $$)
Boucherie (lots of local flavors but small space. $$)
Broussard’s (upscale seafood place. $$)
Cochon (upscale, Cajun Southern dishes. $$)
Dante’s Kitchen (hidden gem uptown. $$)
Dick and Jenny’s (another hidden gem with lots of great Southern-Creole flavor. $$)
Dickie Brennan’s steakhouse (classy steakhouse. $$$)
Domenica (upscale Italian restaurant. another favorite Stephen Starr restaurant. $$)
Emeril’s delmonico steakhouse (upscale steakhouse on St Charles Ave. $$$)
Galatoire’s (classy seafood restaurant with lots of New Orleans ambiance. $$)
Gautreau (classy seafood restaurant. $$)
Green Goddess (another great vegetarian option. each dish is very creative. not a lot of space tho. $$)
Jacques-Imo (Southern-creole cuisine, super dark interior. $$)
La Petite Grocery (French cuisine with local ingredients. $$)
Le Meritage (upscale French cuisine. $$)
Luke’s (Stephen Starr upscale French brasserie. $$).
Mat and Naddie’s (hidden gem that uses local ingredients. $$)
Mila (upscale fusion restaurant just ouside the Quarter. $$)
Mr. John’s steakhouse (classic New Orleans steak joint. $$)
Muriel’s (upscale Creole cuisine in the heart of the Quarter. $$)
Patois (upscale American bistro. $$)
Rue 127 (modern American bistro located in Mid-City. $$)
Stella (international cuisine fusion. $$$)

Some local favorites for low key graduation lunch
Cafe Rose Nicaud (adorable breakfast place. $)
Cake Cafe (great breakfast place. $)
Clancy’s (great local’s seafood restaurant. $$)
Commander’s Palace (blend of Creole-Southern cuisine in a great space. $$)
Coquette (has a great lunch deal. 3 courses for $20. $$)
Coulis (local breakfast joint. $)
Court of Two Sisters (famous jazz brunch buffet. great for families visiting. $$)
Cowbell (the best burger in town! $$)
Crabby Jack’s (the po boy place. $)
Dat Dog (awesome hot dog joint with veggie options. $)
Eat Nola (amazing brunch place in the Quarter. $)
Horinoya (sushi place near the Super Dome. $)
Iris (American cuisine with a great location in the Quarter. $$)
Mahony’s Po Boy (great po boy place where the locals like to eat. $)
Martinique Bistro (eating in the outdoor area is like eating in the Secret Garden. $$)
Magasin (clean Vietnamese restaurant. $)
Merchant (best coffee in the city. $)
Satsuma Cafe (another great brunch option. lots of veggie options. $)
Stanley’s (huge space, great brunch option. $)
Superior Seafood and Oyster bar (great option for lunch. $$)
The Delachaise (upscale bar with great food. $)
The Ruby Slipper (another brunch option. $)
Upperline (great home-y feel with great service. $$)