New to the Arts + Warehouse District, Sofia serves modern Italian cuisine. Freshly made pasta, fire-roasted pizzas and Italian veggies, an extensive wine collection and plenty of Spritz are among the restaurant’s many highlights that guests can indulge in. Sitting along Julia Street, Sofia is the perfect stop after a day of gallery hopping and boutique shopping.
Long Chim, meaning “have a taste,” is the newest vendor at Auction House Market. Their menu offers a variety of authentic Thai foods including curries, soups, salads, desserts and a selection of 100% plant-based bites. Owners May and Kirk strive to perfect traditional Thai cooking methods for Long Chim’s menu. Explore Long Chim and the many other vendors at Auction House.
Cru is a new dining experience by Chef Marlon Alexander. The Marigny-based restaurant specializes in light bites, savory seafood–both cooked and raw–and craft cocktails. Their weekend brunch comes complete with bottomless mimosas and can’t miss drag performances.
Best known for their delicious dim sum and dumplings, Dian Xin is an authentic Chinese eatery on Decatur Street. Within just a week after opening, Dian Xin had to close and readjust their inventory to meet the high demand. It is safe to say it has quickly become a French Quarter favorite. Stop in for Chinese street food classics like fried rice and General Tso’s chicken or try something new like chive cakes or salt + pepper squid.
Justine brings all there is to love about a Parisian brasserie to New Orleans’ historic French Quarter. Led by James Beard Award-winning chef Justin Devillier, Justine serves a number of hors d'oeuvres, daily specials, oyster, shellfish, and other savory entrees and dishes. After an evening out in the French Quarter, stop in for bites from their late night menu which is served until 1:00 a.m. on weekends.
Opened just in time for the new year, Zasu is the first restaurant owned by James Beard Award-winning Chef Sue Zemanick. Zasu, meaning “once again,” in Slovak, pay homage to Chef Zemanick’s childhood in the Czech Republic. Both local and non-native ingredients are used to create rich and refreshing meals at this Mid-City based eatery.
Discover the flavors of Barcellona in Uptown New Orleans at Costera. The newly-opened restaurant uses Gulf seafood and local produce to create coastal, Spanish cuisine. With communal seating, Costera is an ideal spot for large groups filled with good people looking to share meals and memories. Their menu highlights Spanish classics like seafood paella, patatas bravas and more.
The first of its kind in New Orleans, Cookie Dough Bliss serves premium, ready-to-eat cookie dough. With an array of flavors, treats and creations, Cookie Dough Bliss is a sweet escape located in Lakeview. Try their signature Bliss Ice Cream Bar, which includes vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two layers of chocolate chip cookie dough.
Critically-acclaimed, Chef D’z Cafe specializes in Creole comfort food. This long-standing local favorite once lined Broad Street but has now reopened in the historic Treme neighborhood on Basin Street. Stop in for Chef D’z take on classic New Orleanian meals and treats like Oyster Rockefeller Beignets, Red Velvet Beignets, Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops and much more.