Now that more visitors to New Orleans are striking out from the French Quarter to explore the rich tapestry of neighborhoods in every corner of the city, it makes sense that exploring new restaurants is a tasty part of that territory. Whether riding the St. Charles Streetcar or heading into the Marigny on the new Rampart/St. Claude line, catching sunset by the lake or strolling along the Mississippi into Bywater, new-to-you neighborhood restaurants await.
Uptown, where residential streets like Magazine and Oak are peppered with eateries and cafes, the choices can be overwhelming. Decide if you want cocktails, or not; casual or white tablecloth and what type of cuisine you're hungry for, and go from there.
Planning day trips around an Uptown lunch is not a bad idea. Uptown browsing along Oak Stree, strolling Tulane's leafy campus or discovering Audubon Park and the Fly are all good reasons for a jaunt. Since this is New Orleans, decide what you want to eat first, then build your fun accordingly.