photographer: Pepper Nix Photography | planner: Z Event Company | décor: Bella Blooms | venue: Arnaud’s
The Best of | New Orleans

Private Dining in New Orleans has us Hungry for our Next Celebration

Gumbo, beignets, oysters? The city of New Orleans tempts travelers from all over the world with its iconic dishes. For a celebration that’s bound to indulge your sense of taste (whether we are talking about food or style), consider these nine private dinings spots. From charming Creole cottages to elegant American townhouses overlooking the French Quarter, these gorgeous venues remind us why New Orleans is consistently one of the top cities for a celebratory dining experience.
In alphabetical order.

Arnaud’s

photographer: Oscar Rajo

For Tuxedoed Waitstaff and Lavish, Antique Décor

  • Located just steps off Bourbon Street
  • Several dining spaces available including two private balconies overlooking the French Quarter
  • Classic Creole cuisine and customized menus

Arnaud’s

New Orleans, LA

Brennan’s

photographer: Visuals by Arpit

For an Opulent Setting and Attentive Service

  • Set in an iconic pink building with eight opulent dining spaces
  • Open-air courtyard available as well as private wine room with 18-foot table milled from a single cypress tree
  • Award-winning Creole cuisine with modern twists

Brennan’s

New Orleans, LA

Cavan

photo courtesy of Cavan

For Old World Grandeur with a Modern Menu

  • Set in a 19th-century Garden District mansion
  • Dishes and cocktails created from locally-sourced ingredients
  • Featured in Vogue, Southern Living, and other prestigious publications

Cavan

New Orleans, LA

Couvant

photo courtesy of Couvant

For an Upscale, Yet Relaxed Atmosphere

  • Chic French brasserie located in the Jane Liza Hotel
  • Housed in the restored Peychaud Cocktail Bitters factory
  • Menu updated daily to reflect seasonal changes

Couvant

New Orleans, LA

Herbsaint

photo courtesy of Herbsaint

For Award-Winning Cuisine in an Upscale Bistro

  • Flagship restaurant of the Link Restaurant Group
  • Listed as one of the top 50 restaurants in the country by Gourmet Magazine
  • Menu features locally-sourced produce and sustainably-sourced meats and seafood

Herbsaint

New Orleans, LA

Justine

Photo courtesy of Justine

For an Evening in Paris

  • Chic brasserie opened by husband-and-wife team
  • Another lauded offering by James Beard Award-winning chef and owner Justin Devillier 
  • Set in historic May & Ellis building with several dining spaces, including a spacious bar with antique embellishments

Justine

New Orleans, LA

La Petite Grocery

photo courtesy of La Petite Grocery

For Modern Bistro-Style Fare in a Timeless Setting

  • Set in a 19th-century Creole-style cottage 
  • Specializes in private event menu-planning and day-of production
  • Louisiana Fare by James Beard Award-winning Chef Justin Devillier

La Petite Grocery

New Orleans, LA

Longway Tavern

photo courtesy of Longway Tavern

For Elevated Tavern Fare in Hip Locale

  • Creole Cottage originally built in 1794 with unique gabled rooftop
  • Previous tenants include writers Roark and Mary Rose Bradford, with legendary guests such as Hemingway and Faulkner
  • Charming 0pen-air courtyard with lush greenery and bohemian vibe

Longway Tavern

New Orleans, LA

Restaurant R’evolution

photo courtesy of Restaurant R’evolution

For a Customized-Tasting Menu Featuring Cross-Cultural Cuisine

  • Award-winning Cajun and Creole menu from world-famous chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto
  • Six unique dining rooms available, including a custom-built wine cellar
  • Market Table available for intimate parties of 10 or fewer

Restaurant R’evolution

New Orleans, LA