New Orleans


Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are a longtime southern specialty, but this Yankee didn’t learn of their simple delights until seeing the movie Fried Green Tomatoes and, later, researching that recipe within Fannie Flagg’s book Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. There are several schools of thought on their preferred preparation. Some folks dunk ‘em [...]

On Our Plate: US Open Dining; Late Summer Restaurant Weeks in Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Philadelphia + More; Restaurant Industry Index

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * OpenTable has released the OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for Q2 2013. Find out how restaurants in major cities across the U.S. have been performing. * The U.S. Open (aka The Most Wonderful Time of the Year) begins on Monday in New York. Find dining hot spots near the Billie Jean King [...]

Gluten-Free Dining; Gwyneth to Open Eatery; Standing-Room Only Restaurants + More News

Dining news from around the world and the web… * There and back again. Return migration is boosting restaurant culture in the Rust Belt and beyond. [Pacific Standard] * Think gluten-free is just a trend? Think again. New York’s Del Posto restaurant now offers gluten-free versions of its famed pastas. [Gothamist] * What to eat when [...]

Thanksgiving Restaurant Reservations: Last-Minute Deals and Offers

Thanksgiving is just two days away, but there’s still time to book a table for this Thursday. No matter what city you’re celebrating in, OpenTable can help you find a reservation! You can visit our local and national Thanksgiving pages to find details on special menus, pricing, and additional offers. And, below, we’ve rounded up [...]

Dining Poll: How Often Do You Order Specialty Cocktails When Dining Out?

I have ordered and enjoyed exactly two ‘specialty’ cocktails in my life. One was a ginger-lychee martini at The Hurricane Club in New York (I was trying to be festive!), and the other was a Corpse Reviver No. 2 at Swizzle Stick in New Orleans (because when Lu Brow is behind the bar, you will gladly [...]

Happy Fat Tuesday from New Orleans Chef Tenney Flynn of GW Fins!

Chef Tenney Flynn isn’t a New Orleans native, but after more than 20 years in the Big Easy, he’s not necessarily a tourist either. When he’s not serving up the city’s finest seafood dishes at GW Fins during Mardi Gras, Chef Flynn is watching the action from his French Quarter balcony. What’s been happening at [...]

What Restaurants Get Right; Mislabeled Fish; Perks of Dining Alone; Reservations About Mobile Phones; Top Chef Spoilers; What to Eat During a Zombie Attack

Dining and restaurant news… * From the ‘Good News’ files. Here are 10 things that restaurants do right. [NorthJersey.com] * Butter or Parkay? A law in Dairyland prevents restaurants from serving margarine instead of butter. For the record, I’m pretty sure butter is better. [Star Tribune] * You say escolar, I say albacore. The fish [...]

Notes from NOLA: A Jazzy Brunch at the Legendary Commander’s Palace

It’s no secret that brunch at Commander’s Palace is a New Orleans tradition. Actually, any meal at Commander’s Palace is a New Orleans tradition. And the Louisiana Seafood Blog Masters attendees were happy to honor that tradition with a jazzed up meal on a warm Sunday morning. Chef Tory McPhail, who put on a cooking demo [...]