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9 Best French Restaurants in Louisiana!

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French culture has a heavy influence on Louisiana and that doesn’t stop when it comes to the state’s eclectic cuisine. From New Orleans’ French Quarter to Lafayette, find traditional and contemporary takes on French fare at these 9 incredible restaurants in Louisiana. 

Café Degas, New Orleans, LA

Nothing says romance more than a cozy French restaurant. That’s what you’ll find at Café Degas in New Orleans. Known as the longest running restaurant of its type in the city, Café Degas is aptly named for the impressionist painter, and you’ll see and feel the connection to an Old-World atmosphere of openness. And once you taste something from the creative menu, you’ll taste the inspiration. Daily lunch and dinner specials and a great place for weekend brunch. 

Brennan’s, New Orleans, LA

With inspiration from French and Spanish cuisine and the unique flavors brought by Cajun and Creole traditions, Brennan’s brings fine dining to a whole new level. Located in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, you wouldn’t expect anything different than what they deliver—award winning food and excellent service. This is not a fast food place, so don’t expect to get quick service and cheap prices, but it’s worth the wait and the cost to experience one of their two-course breakfasts, lunch, or a dinner that celebrates everything that New Orleans is known for. 

Mansurs on the Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA

Mansurs on the Boulevard is an upscale French and Creole bar and grill with live music every evening. The perfect place to take that special someone, Mansurs has a warm and romantic atmosphere and a friendly staff who can make recommendations on food and wine. Some of the most popular dishes include the filet mignon and grilled oysters with crab, but you have to leave room for the blueberry bread pudding.  

La Creperie Bistro, Lafayette, LA

Whether you like robust flavor of savory crepes or prefer the pleasing taste of sweet crepes, La Creperie Bistro can satisfy your craving. Combining international flavors from France and beyond, the delicately prepared pastries are full of complexity and taste. Add a glass of your favorite wine or craft beer and you have a complete experience. 

La Truffe Sauvage, Port Charles, LA

Fine food, fine wine, and a unique dining experience will delight you and your date at La Truffe Sauvage. Located in Port Charles, La Truffe is a modern Louisiana-French restaurant in a rustic setting that features Mediterranean influence. With a wide variety on the menu, they can also accommodate vegan or glute-free requests. Everything is made fresh with a focus on quality and great taste. 

Herbsaint, New Orleans, LA

If you haven’t experienced this upscale French/American restaurant in the heart of New Orleans, you’re in for a special treat. Herbsaint is the only restaurant in the city on the renown Times-Picayune list of best restaurants, and when you eat there, you’ll understand why. Featuring classic French food with hints of Italian influence and a heavy Southern dose of culture, Herbsaint is second to none when it comes to flavor combinations and ambiance. 

Maison Lacour, Baton Rouge, LA

Maison Lacour is the place to enjoy the finest French cuisine in a cheerfully decorated setting. Every detail has been considered, from the white tablecloths to rush-seated ladder-back chairs. Immerse yourself in the unpretentious yet inviting ambiance and savor the intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Dress up casually and be sure to make a reservation so you can experience a truly unforgettable evening.

The Camellia Grill, New Orleans, LA

Known for bow-tied servers, The Camellia Grill is as old-fashioned as you can get. But make no mistake, this diner-style establishment does not compromise hospitality or great food. Whether you’re looking for a place to dinner or late-night service, The Camellia Grill is a great choice. Reasonable prices and always packed.

Arnaud's & the French 75 Bar, New Orleans, LA

One of the first things to do when you enter Arnaud's & French 75 Bar in New Orleans is to look up at the tin ceiling. You’ll see amazing detail in the design. That’s the cue for what you’re about to experience in your dining adventure. The same attention to detail is shown in everything on the menu, from the handcrafted cocktails to the classic seafood dishes and jazz brunch. Once only for men, today everyone can enjoy the atmosphere and fine food at Arnaud's & French 75.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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