New Orleans might be known as the Big Easy, but this is a city that is vibrant, fun, and perfect as a travel and date night destination. Not only is the city the home of Mardi Gras, but it is also a center for entertainment, history, and amazing eats.
Whether you visit the French Quarter, the Garden District, or the Arts District, there is something for everyone. And if you are planning a date night experience, then there are plenty of options from a historic tour, to a night at the casino, or even a trip on the Natchez, an authentic steamboat that travels the length of the city twice per day.
Other attractions you may want to hit up for an amazing date night include the Mardi Gras museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, or even the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Depending on when you are planning your date, you could always choose any of the many festivals that the city is host to, including the Jazz & Heritage Festival or the French Quarter Festival.
— Cafe Beignet (@cafebeignetNOLA) May 7, 2018
Honestly, there are so many things to do in New Orleans that it is hard to pick just a few things deserving of the spotlight. But, if you want to play tourist in your home or are actually a tourist heading to New Orleans with your partner, we highly recommend checking out the city’s official guide which gives you countless things to see and do no matter what part of the city you are in.
Even picking restaurants can be hard thanks to the multitude of options available to you. No matter what you want to eat, from local cuisine to something more international, there are any number of choices when it comes to places to dine for an amazing date night experience.
Emeril’s Restaurant New Orleans
If you are a fan of trying the cuisine of celebrity chefs, then we have to advise you try Emeril’s restaurant, as the go-to option for an amazing date night. And while Emeril Lagasse might have multiple restaurants in the city, we have to specifically recommend Emeril’s Restaurant on Tchoupitoulas St.
Having eaten here once, we have to admit to being partial to this location. Not only is the food worthy of all the accolades it has received, but we didn’t feel like we were overpaying just because of the chef’s celebrity status.
And speaking of the food, there are cheese boards that would make a perfect date night option for anyone looking to share something special with your partner. Then there are the entrees like, Pancetta Roasted Rainbow Trout, Andouille Crusted Gulf Drum, and even Chicken & Waffles.
Overall, this is one restaurant we feel you have to try. And if you happen to go there for multiple date nights, we would not be surprised.
Every single time we have visited New Orleans we have had to make a stop at Cafe Beignet (and yes there were also multiple stops per trip). The food is amazing, the beignets a must try, and the atmosphere is everything you could want from a trip to the French Quarter.
With breakfast served all day, amazing local cuisine, and music in the evenings, we can’t imagine a more perfect date destination. Whether you decide to do a breakfast, lunch, or dinner date, we know that Cafe Beignet is going to become one of your favorite foodie destinations. We know it’s ours.
From its location in the French Quarter, to the delicious food, Tableau is the perfect choice for those of you looking for amazing local dishes. Revisited Creole dishes, elegant options, and any number of amazing entrees means that this restaurant is going to steal the show on your next date night.
And save room for dessert, because there are some stunning options on the menu, including Fig Shortcake, Sweet Potato Bread Pudding, and Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Cake.
If you are looking for a stunning date night dining experience in the Garden District, then we have to recommend Commanders Palace. Enjoy an elegant brunch with jazz music, and of course the refined Creole cuisine that this restaurant boasts.
Stunning dishes across all of their menus prove that this is a dining experience that will make any date night magical. And of course you can’t forget the amazing chandelier that turns this restaurant into an elegant locale that will inspire anyone who dines there.
Monty’s on the Square
If you are looking for a polished and unique dining experience that is also casual, then Monty’s on the Square is the perfect choice. The food is delicious, the atmosphere perfect for a more relaxed date, and the location is just right for any other plans you may have (including just a nice walk after dinner).
This is a restaurant that will leave an impression in the best ways possible. It’s dining with a modern twist, even as the food is all based on local dishes and quality ingredients. Plus, their drink menu includes handcrafted cocktails and craft beers for those of you looking to liven things up.
There are many options when it comes to visiting New Orleans. From things to do and see, to restaurants to choose from, you will find something amazing to make your next date night an experience not to forget.