The Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in New Orleans – Eater New Orleans

From kid-friendly patios to romantic hideaways, these are New Orleans’s al fresco powerhouses

Outdoor dining is more important than ever, though it has always been a central pillar of New Orleans food and drink scene, given the city’s affinity for courtyards, balconies, and porches. There’s such an abundance of al fresco options in every New Orleans neighborhood, so let this serve as a selection of some of the finest. A mix of new and old, backyard party vibes and chic sanctuaries, these are some of New Orleans’s best patios and courtyards for outdoor dining.

Don’t miss our other outdoor dining and drinking maps, including the best covered patios for when it rains, restaurants with heated outdoor dining for cold nights, and the best bar patios. Did we miss your favorite restaurant patio in New Orleans? Send us a tip.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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