Restaurants That Are Now Open For Dine-In In Louisiana

    Post-coronavirus, restaurants are slowly reopening in various stages — which started with takeout and delivery and has evolved into partial capacity for dine-in— in order to ensure a safe experience until the days of everyone operating at full capacity. We are just as excited as you to get out of our own messy kitchens and back into a restaurant enjoying food and drink crafted by someone else along with new and old friends. Here is a comprehensive list of restaurants that you can enjoy dine-in eating now in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Restaurants open in New Orleans:

    The Bulldog Mid-City

    Located in the heart of Mid-City near the corner of City Park Ave., The Bulldog offers one of the best dog-friendly patios in town, complete with large-screen TVs in a tranquil tree-lined setting.


    Vessel is an exciting concept in the heart of Mid-City, one block off the Canal Streetcar. Located in an iconic 1914 church, Vessel is not only a restaurant but a beautiful architectural setting.

    Palace Cafe

    This classic New Orleans restaurant, located at the foot of the French Quarter, serves contemporary Creole food in an upbeat and lively grand cafe. As bearers of the torch keeping Creole cuisine alive and vital, Dickie and Palace Café’s culinary team are constantly evolving traditional Creole dishes and creating a few new favorites.


    Domenica translates to “Sunday,” in Italian, it is the day of the week to explore and cook leisurely, abundant meals. At Domenica restaurant, our chefs seek to transport guests to those coveted moments, offering passionately prepared dishes that marry pure, local ingredients with revered techniques. The private dining room at Domenica is located in the kitchen. So as you enter the space you get an up-close view on how our chefs focus on elevating Italian ingredients and classic flavors to create modern classics, adapted for the contemporary palate of New Orleans. The fresh pasta made by hand daily, roasted vegetables, meats, and Napolitano style pizzas, all prepared in the restaurant’s iconic wood oven, are perfectly complemented by custom-brewed beers, seasonal craft cocktails, and an Italian-focused wine list. 

    Muriel’s Jackson Square

    Contemporary Creole Restaurant located on Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter. We offer a la carte dining on the first floor of our restaurant and Private Event service on our second floor. Private Event guests have access to our 170-foot wrap-around balcony that overlooks Jackson Square. If the second floor is not booked with private events, guests are welcome to enjoy cocktails on the balcony or in our Seance Lounge. We gladly accommodate guests with dietary restrictions.


    True to the heart of French brasserie culture, the bustling, multi-roomed restaurant offers a versatile space to be enjoyed by all, whether it’s for a weekday lunch, afternoon glass of wine, or celebratory dinner.


    Shaya restaurant marries Israeli staples with Southern flavors and modern techniques, striking a balance between innovation and tradition. Shaya approaches Israeli cuisine as a grand mosaic, drawing influence and inspiration from North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Greece. The contemporary menu reflects the ongoing evolution of Israeli food and celebrates the abundance of Louisiana. Shaya highlights seasonal, responsibly, and locally-sourced ingredients. The wood-fire oven is central to both the menu and the dining experience, from the incredible homemade, wood-fired pita to vegetable-centric small plates and heartier entrees. 

    Lula Restaurant Distillery

    In the heart of New Orleans, expertly crafted food, spirits, and cocktails come together in a unique privately owned micro-distillery and restaurant called Lula Restaurant Distillery. As the first and only of its kind in New Orleans and in the Southeast U.S., Lula offers an incredible experience in the shadows of our copper still and along the historic streetcar line of St. Charles Avenue. Lula is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

    Tsunami New Orleans

    New Orleans isn't just about Cajun food. It's about flavor. We are the spot for flavorful sushi in the CBD. Our menu ranges from traditional sashimi and nigiri to sushi selections with a Southern flair. Grilled seabass or panko-crusted pork tonkatsu are crowd-pleasers for those looking for hot entrees. Our brand has been around since 1999 growing from Lafayette to Baton Rouge to New Orleans. Come see what the locals are talking about. When you choose sushi, you are guaranteed a fun meal. Voted #1 Sushi in New Orleans Magazine readers Taste of the Town poll.


    Fine-dining landmark famed for Creole cuisine, posh breakfasts, and bananas Foster for dessert.

    Bourbon House 

    Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House is all about local seafood. If it’s not in season, you won’t find it on the menu. Enjoy authentic New Orleans dishes at New Orleans' premier oyster bar and seafood restaurant.

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    Author: Rachel Mazzola