Israeli steakhouse for an elegant dinner
This modern, dimly lit steakhouse serves up some of the best steaks in the city. Try a variety of meat cuts and pair them with a few Mediterranean-inspired sides. While they serve dinner every night of the week, they are open for lunch as well on Fridays. Reservations recommended.
Spa at Windsor Court
Clean, calming, luxury
This luxurious spa inside the high end hotel has a long list of rejuvenating offerings. Visitors are granted complimentary access to the sauna, steam room, fitness center and outdoor pool for the day with the booking of a treatment.
Spa at Windsor Court
Get a better vantage point of the city
Fancy Creole spot that is as good as ever
This James Beard Award winning grand dame has perfected the art of hospitality over the last 125 years. And nothing makes you feel more luxurious than the impeccable service they provide their guests. Their haute Creole cuisine & whimsical spaces require a reservation and jacket to be served. Run by the Brennans, one of New Orleans' great culinary families, it was here that the great Ella Brennan launched the careers of Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse. While they are incredible for dinner, this Garden District institution invented jazz brunch and serve lunch accompanied by 25¢ martinis.
The Sazerac Bar
Sophisticated bar with old school flare
This gorgeous, old school bar in the Roosevelt Hotel is named for the cocktail that was invented just down the street. For its first eleven years of operation, the bar was men only, however on September 25th, 1949 the manager told a few women that the bar would now be open to everyone. The next day, hoards of local women stormed the bar, dressed to the nines and demanded their stiff drink right next to the men. Every year on September 26th, women fill the bar, wearing their pearls and furs, and order their sazeracs. While Huey P. Long, the infamous governor of Louisiana, had already been assassinated by the time the bar opened (so, no that bullet hole that can still be seen above the bar was not intended for him), he routinely took meetings in the bar that occupied the space before it was called The Sazerac Bar. Legend has it that he built Airline Highway (that connects the capital city of Baton Rouge to New Orleans) so that he could more quickly get to his favorite drink, the Ramos Gin Fizz, which was invented down the street.
130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA
Arnaud's award winning bar named for the famous drink
This cozy and classy bar attached to the famous restaurant won a James Beard Award in 2017 for Outstanding Bar Program. Feel free to ask the knowledgeable bartenders for recommendations, but you obviously can't go wrong with a French 75. While you are sitting at the bar, get an order of the souffle potatoes and be sure to check out the small Mardi Gras Museum upstairs before you leave.