Best New Orleans Restaurants for Groups: Dining Spots for Large Parties

In New Orleans, a city that lives and breathes on its tourism and group business, restaurants that can handle a crowd are an important part of the dining landscape. Figuring out where to take your gang involves first deciding what kind of an experience you want them to have. If you're planning an event on the corporate side, you may need a private dining room that can accommodate business travelers intent on networking and impressing clients.  Or you may want a more casual vibe, allowing for mingling and fun without breaking the budget.  Whether your crowd is business or leisure oriented, it might be a classic New Orleans dining experience that you want to deliver.  For parties more festive than the typical business affair, the ideal setting should put the emphasis on fun, personal attention and atmosphere that can set the stage for a milestone birthday or life event. But whatever the size or nature of your group, the bottom line is to deliver a memorable experience with fabulous food at its center.  These 10 restaurants won't disappoint, each has a solid culinary reputation and an ambiance that will please the right crowd.  In some cases, an inhouse group manager is available to help you coordinate all details.



Offering a trendy, convivial atmosphere, top notch service and one of the city's most extensive raw bars, Luke is a bustling French brasserie, New Orleans style. If selections like fresh local oysters and littleneck clams don't pique your...  Read More

Emeril's Delmonico
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Synonymous with New Orleans cuisine, Emeril Lagasse is a celebrity chef everybody can relate to. Group sales manager Sandy Odom is Emeril's secret weapon, a committed meeting pro who makes details her business. All of Emeril's restaurants have...  Read More



Nestled in the Warehouse District of New Orleans, Cochon powered by chef co-owner Stephen Stryjewski, who earned the James Beard Award for Best Chef South 2011 and partner Donald Link, who also owns Herbsaint and Peche as well as a desginated...  Read More

Fulton Alley
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Fulton Alley in the New Orleans CBD is a fun locally owned destination for bowling, contemporary Southern comfort food and curated craft cocktails. The setting is sleek and urbane, with local art adding eye-popping appeal. Executive chef Mike...  Read More

French Quarter


Run by a branch of the famed Brennan family, this Bourbon Street restaurant serves seafood specialties in a casual setting. The hickory-grilled redfish, barbecue oysters and andouille-crusted gulf fish have been the talk of the town for more...  Read More



An iconic French Quarter restaurant and event space on Conti Street since 1920, Broussard's went through a multi million dollar redo and reopened in late 2013 with new ownership. Now under the family-owned Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts,...  Read More

French Quarter


It doesn't get any more traditional than at this Vieux Carré landmark, founded in 1840. The 15 formal dining rooms include the glittering Rex Room, with its motif of crowns, scepters and Mardi Gras memorabilia. Oysters Rockefeller originated...  Read More



August spotlights John Besh's Creole-influenced contemporary cuisine in a former grocer's warehouse space now aglow with French doors, red leather chairs and chandeliers. Besh keeps one foot in his native Bayou and the other in the big city,...  Read More

Muriel's Jackson Square


This former 1700s residence of Jean Baptiste Destrehan was renovated into an intimate series of Victorian dining rooms and bars, complete with the decadent Séance Lounge, supposedly home to a high-spirited spirit. A large menu of regional ...  Read More

Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar


The Bourbon House is an authentic New Orleans seafood restaurant, with its dining room windows looking out onto the riotous Bourbon Street. Inside, the atmosphere is classy and quieter, with the menu including only in-season Gulf of Mexico...  Read More


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