Romantic French Restaurants
New Orleans is rich with a unique cuisine that combines French, creole and Cajun influences, and it’s also home to some of the best French restaurants in the country—perfect for Valentine’s Day! Antoine’s Restaurant is a staple with escargot in Bourguignonne sauce, oysters Rockefeller, and crabmeat in Creole sauce as a starter. Seasonal menus and a decadent dessert menu are always popular.
Café Degas is an intimate, small bistro serving French favorites like a pâté and fig sampler, chef’s choice of homemade ravioli and roasted quail on a bed of baby greens. A tree grows through the dining area, adding a special ambiance to the restaurant. Don’t forget the pomme frites, ratatouille and seared hanger steak.
Lüke blends French and German cuisine at an elegant brasserie. Try the shrimp and grits, Mimi’s pancakes with honey pecan butter, or buttermilk fried quail. Crab and corn bisque and a grilled pork chop with a plate of mussels are perfect for dinner.
Incredible desserts can be found at each of these restaurants, or head straight to the 24-hour Du Monde’s for their famous beignets. With powdered sugar coating the floor and the fluffiest beignets of your life, it’s the finishing touch to a perfect date.