New Orleans Travel Guide

See all the places Anthony Bourdain visits during his layover in New Orleans


Activities
One Eyed Jacks
A 1920s movie theatre converted into the only music venue recommended by locals in the French Quarter. Bookings favor local and international alternative rock and indie songwriters, plus local burlesque and freak shows.
  • 615 Toulouse Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130 US

One Eyed Jacks

A 1920s movie theatre converted into the only music venue recommended by locals in the French Quarter. Bookings favor local and international alternative rock and indie songwriters, plus local burlesque and freak shows.
615 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA, US

Hotels
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton took the place of the Maison Blanche store, but preserved the classic, terracotta building. The service is excellent and the location is perfect -- close to the French Quarter without the crush of tourists puking on your doorstep.
  • 921 Canal St New Orleans, LA 70112
  • New Orleans, LA US

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton took the place of the Maison Blanche store, but preserved the classic, terracotta building. The service is excellent and the location is perfect -- close to the French Quarter without the crush of tourists puking on your doorstep.
921 Canal St New Orleans, LA 70112 New Orleans, LA, US
Phone: +1 504-524-1331
Loft 523
Loft 523 is a boutique hotel in a completely modern style, one that would look at home in New York or London. The hotel comprises of 18 studio loft apartments, and the downstairs bar and swimming pool are definitely a plus.
  • 523 Gravier Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130 US

Loft 523

Loft 523 is a boutique hotel in a completely modern style, one that would look at home in New York or London. The hotel comprises of 18 studio loft apartments, and the downstairs bar and swimming pool are definitely a plus.
523 Gravier Street New Orleans, LA, US
Phone: +1 504-200-6523
International House
The International House sets the standard for modern hotels with its creative design and meticulous attention to detail. Record and film execs love it, but so would anyone who needs a palate cleanser from all that Victorian sweetness.
  • 221 Camp Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130 US

International House

The International House sets the standard for modern hotels with its creative design and meticulous attention to detail. Record and film execs love it, but so would anyone who needs a palate cleanser from all that Victorian sweetness.
221 Camp Street New Orleans, LA, US
Phone: +1 504-553-9550

Restaurants & Bars
Crab Trap
The Crab Trap is a series of camps and huts on the coast that serve up classic New Orleans-style seafood. The owner, Louis Lipps, stays busy tending boiling pots and vats of sauce for their New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp.
  • La Place, LA US

Crab Trap

The Crab Trap is a series of camps and huts on the coast that serve up classic New Orleans-style seafood. The owner, Louis Lipps, stays busy tending boiling pots and vats of sauce for their New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp.
La Place, LA, US
Cochon Butcher
Butcher is Donald Link’s newest restaurant and takeout lunch joint with an extensive sandwich menu. Around the corner from the famed Cochon, Cochon Butcher is a beer/wine bar and meat market combination in the Warehouse District.
  • 930 Tchoupitoulas St
  • New Orleans, LA 70130 US

Cochon Butcher

Butcher is Donald Link’s newest restaurant and takeout lunch joint with an extensive sandwich menu. Around the corner from the famed Cochon, Cochon Butcher is a beer/wine bar and meat market combination in the Warehouse District.
930 Tchoupitoulas St New Orleans, LA, US
Dooky Chase Restaurant
This Cajun and Creole joint is famous for its classic soul food, gloriously influenced by the city's French and Italian traditions. Chef Leah and husband Dooky Chase have served prominent African-American politicians, musicians and businesspeople.
  • 2301 Orleans Avenue
  • New Orleans, LA 70119 US

Dooky Chase Restaurant

This Cajun and Creole joint is famous for its classic soul food, gloriously influenced by the city's French and Italian traditions. Chef Leah and husband Dooky Chase have served prominent African-American politicians, musicians and businesspeople.
2301 Orleans Avenue New Orleans, LA, US
Royal Street Inn & Bar
Lolis Elie has Tony meet him at this classic dive bar in the Marigny. Tony and Lolis throw back a few beers and discuss the landscape of New Orleans post-Katrina. The floors are warped, the windows are grimy and smoking is allowed inside.
  • 1431 Rue Royal
  • New Orleans, LA 70116 US

Royal Street Inn & Bar

Lolis Elie has Tony meet him at this classic dive bar in the Marigny. Tony and Lolis throw back a few beers and discuss the landscape of New Orleans post-Katrina. The floors are warped, the windows are grimy and smoking is allowed inside.
1431 Rue Royal New Orleans, LA, US
Le Bon Temps Roule
Metal guitarist Pepper Keenan is part-owner of this pub, but the music schedule includes everything from the Soul Rebels' legendary Thursday night brass blowout to R. Scully's downtown rock outfit, The Rough 7.
  • 4801 Magazine Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70115 US

Le Bon Temps Roule

Metal guitarist Pepper Keenan is part-owner of this pub, but the music schedule includes everything from the Soul Rebels' legendary Thursday night brass blowout to R. Scully's downtown rock outfit, The Rough 7.
4801 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA, US
Three Muses
It could be the start of a joke: “A singer, bartender and a chef take over an abandoned building in the Marigny …” Such was the case when Sophie Lee, Christopher Starnes and Dan Esses partnered up to build this restaurant, bar and jazz club.
  • 536 Frenchmen Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70116 US

Three Muses

It could be the start of a joke: “A singer, bartender and a chef take over an abandoned building in the Marigny …” Such was the case when Sophie Lee, Christopher Starnes and Dan Esses partnered up to build this restaurant, bar and jazz club.
536 Frenchmen Street New Orleans, LA, US
R&O'S
Tony and Lolis Elie head to Bucktown for the best po’ boy in the city at R&O -- a family-run establishment serving up football-sized roast beef po’ boys.
  • 216 Metairie-Hammond Highway
  • Metairie, LA 70005 US

R&O'S

Tony and Lolis Elie head to Bucktown for the best po’ boy in the city at R&O -- a family-run establishment serving up football-sized roast beef po’ boys.
216 Metairie-Hammond Highway Metairie, LA, US
Borgne
There is a Spanish theme at chef John Besh’s latest eatery, but it is so deliciously caught up in local tradition that dining here feels much closer to Bucktown than Barcelona.
  • 601 Loyola Avenue
  • New Orleans, LA 70113 US

Borgne

There is a Spanish theme at chef John Besh’s latest eatery, but it is so deliciously caught up in local tradition that dining here feels much closer to Bucktown than Barcelona.
601 Loyola Avenue New Orleans, LA, US
Snake & Jake's
Donald Link and Steve Stryjewski have Tony meet them at this legendary dive. Lit only by a few Christmas lights, all the locals agree that no one is ever here for a good reason. Official listed hours are 7 p.m. – 7 a.m., and they mean it.
  • 7612 Oak Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70118 US

Snake & Jake's

Donald Link and Steve Stryjewski have Tony meet them at this legendary dive. Lit only by a few Christmas lights, all the locals agree that no one is ever here for a good reason. Official listed hours are 7 p.m. – 7 a.m., and they mean it.
7612 Oak Street New Orleans, LA, US
Maple Leaf Bar
This bar was the first live music venue to reopen, just weeks after Katrina, with a generator-powered performance by Walter "Wolfman" Washington. If the Rebirth Brass Band is playing, don’t miss it.
  • 8316 Oak Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70118 US

Maple Leaf Bar

This bar was the first live music venue to reopen, just weeks after Katrina, with a generator-powered performance by Walter "Wolfman" Washington. If the Rebirth Brass Band is playing, don’t miss it.
8316 Oak Street New Orleans, LA, US
Tipitinas Uptown
This classic is dedicated to the late piano master Professor Longhair. “Tip's" is a reliable place for top local and out-of-town roots, brass and rock bands. It's uptown and is definitely worth the cab ride on the right night.
  • 501 Napoleon Avenue
  • New Orleans, LA 70115 US

Tipitinas Uptown

This classic is dedicated to the late piano master Professor Longhair. “Tip's" is a reliable place for top local and out-of-town roots, brass and rock bands. It's uptown and is definitely worth the cab ride on the right night.
501 Napoleon Avenue New Orleans, LA, US
The Kingpin
Tony, Donald and Steve head to The Kingpin for a few beers as they work up some late-night appetites. It’s a cool place to catch the Saints game, or a band. They have an extensive beer selection, and the bar owner loves Elvis.
  • 1307 Lyons Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70115 US

The Kingpin

Tony, Donald and Steve head to The Kingpin for a few beers as they work up some late-night appetites. It’s a cool place to catch the Saints game, or a band. They have an extensive beer selection, and the bar owner loves Elvis.
1307 Lyons Street New Orleans, LA, US
Taceaux Loceaux
Tony, Donald and Steve stumble out to a fantastic late-night food spot, the Taceaux Loceaux truck. New Orleans is starting to see more food trucks pop up, and the latest has a menu of creative tacos with unforgettable names.
  • 1307 Lyons Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70115 US

Taceaux Loceaux

Tony, Donald and Steve stumble out to a fantastic late-night food spot, the Taceaux Loceaux truck. New Orleans is starting to see more food trucks pop up, and the latest has a menu of creative tacos with unforgettable names.
1307 Lyons Street New Orleans, LA, US
Clover Grill
Locals know you need to head east in the Quarter to get away from the tourists, and the Clover Grill sits past where the spring breakers stop walking. The Clover is a retro-styled diner that is open anytime of day.
  • 900 Bourbon Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70116 US

Clover Grill

Locals know you need to head east in the Quarter to get away from the tourists, and the Clover Grill sits past where the spring breakers stop walking. The Clover is a retro-styled diner that is open anytime of day.
900 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA, US
Pho Tau Bay Restaurant
Tony and native Louisiana chef John Besh head just outside of the city, over the Mississippi River Bridge to the Westbank, to Pho Tau Bay. Tony and John order classic Vietnamese food from this family-run restaurant.
  • 113 West Bank Expressway
  • Gretna, LA 70053 US

Pho Tau Bay Restaurant

Tony and native Louisiana chef John Besh head just outside of the city, over the Mississippi River Bridge to the Westbank, to Pho Tau Bay. Tony and John order classic Vietnamese food from this family-run restaurant.
113 West Bank Expressway Gretna, LA, US
Satsuma Cafe
Named after the sweet mystery fruit of the south, Satsuma Cafe has a wonderful list of site-squeezed juices and sandwiches stuffed full of freshness. The decor is totally New Orleans, and the vibe is about as local as you can get.
  • 3218 Dauphine Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70117 US

Satsuma Cafe

Named after the sweet mystery fruit of the south, Satsuma Cafe has a wonderful list of site-squeezed juices and sandwiches stuffed full of freshness. The decor is totally New Orleans, and the vibe is about as local as you can get.
3218 Dauphine Street New Orleans, LA, US
Atchafalaya
Consistency is a hallmark of their straightforward Creole menu, and the shrimp and grits are a standout. The brunch with live music draws the most customers, but this place has solid food all day, all the time.
  • 901 Louisiana Avenue
  • New Orleans, LA 70115 US

Atchafalaya

Consistency is a hallmark of their straightforward Creole menu, and the shrimp and grits are a standout. The brunch with live music draws the most customers, but this place has solid food all day, all the time.
901 Louisiana Avenue New Orleans, LA, US
The Company Burger
Tony heads to Company Burger for some classic cheeseburger greatness. It doesn't hurt that chef/owner Adam Biderman opened the shop after serving as the opening chef de cuisine at famed Atlanta spot, Holeman & Finch.
  • 4600 Freret Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70115 US

The Company Burger

Tony heads to Company Burger for some classic cheeseburger greatness. It doesn't hurt that chef/owner Adam Biderman opened the shop after serving as the opening chef de cuisine at famed Atlanta spot, Holeman & Finch.
4600 Freret Street New Orleans, LA, US
Walker's BBQ
Walker’s is the home of the Cochon de Lait Po’ Boy, which is 12-hour-hickory-roasted suckling pig, topped with creamy Cajun mustard slaw, and served on proper po’ boy bread.
  • 10828 Hayne Boulevard
  • New Orleans, LA 70127 US

Walker's BBQ

Walker’s is the home of the Cochon de Lait Po’ Boy, which is 12-hour-hickory-roasted suckling pig, topped with creamy Cajun mustard slaw, and served on proper po’ boy bread.
10828 Hayne Boulevard New Orleans, LA, US
The Sazerac Bar
Tony and Davis Rogan enjoy a few signature cocktails and an ambience that harkens to an older time.. Named after what many consider to be the world’s first mixed drink, The Sazerac Bar carries with it as much history and lore as its namesake.
  • 123 Baronne Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70112 US

The Sazerac Bar

Tony and Davis Rogan enjoy a few signature cocktails and an ambience that harkens to an older time.. Named after what many consider to be the world’s first mixed drink, The Sazerac Bar carries with it as much history and lore as its namesake.
123 Baronne Street New Orleans, LA, US
Arnaud's Restaurant
It's hard to be both masculine and romantic, but this old bar pulls it off like Otis Redding. Dark wood, low little tables and a head bartender who takes the bar's namesake drink and turns it into a love potion.
  • 813 Bienville Avenue
  • New Orleans, LA 70112 US

Arnaud's Restaurant

It's hard to be both masculine and romantic, but this old bar pulls it off like Otis Redding. Dark wood, low little tables and a head bartender who takes the bar's namesake drink and turns it into a love potion.
813 Bienville Avenue New Orleans, LA, US
Cochon
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski bring their love for Louisiana foods to every plate at Cochon. The food is focused and simple, and an emphasis on local microbrews offers a cool contrast to the sometimes-spicy cuisine.
  • 930 Tchoupitoulas Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130 US

Cochon

Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski bring their love for Louisiana foods to every plate at Cochon. The food is focused and simple, and an emphasis on local microbrews offers a cool contrast to the sometimes-spicy cuisine.
930 Tchoupitoulas Street New Orleans, LA, US
Phone: +1 504-588-2123
Boucherie
Boucherie offers smartened-up versions of down-home cooking. They might be out of Krispy Kreme bread pudding by the time dessert rolls around, but you’ll be too full to eat it anyway.
  • 8115 Jeannette Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70118 US

Boucherie

Boucherie offers smartened-up versions of down-home cooking. They might be out of Krispy Kreme bread pudding by the time dessert rolls around, but you’ll be too full to eat it anyway.
8115 Jeannette Street New Orleans, LA, US
Phone: +1 504-862-5514
Herbsaint
Donald Link’s flagship restaurant has earned accolades since it opened its doors. The hype is understandable. Their gumbos and soups are standouts and the fresh salads come decorated with seasonal ingredients.
  • 701 Saint Charles Avenue
  • New Orleans, LA 70130 US

Herbsaint

Donald Link’s flagship restaurant has earned accolades since it opened its doors. The hype is understandable. Their gumbos and soups are standouts and the fresh salads come decorated with seasonal ingredients.
701 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA, US
Big Fisherman Seafood
Big Fisherman is a great market, where you can buy boiled seafood and eat out front or on the levee or in a park. Take advantage of the lax drinking laws in NOLA and crack open a can of beer.
  • 3301 Magazine Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70115 US

Big Fisherman Seafood

Big Fisherman is a great market, where you can buy boiled seafood and eat out front or on the levee or in a park. Take advantage of the lax drinking laws in NOLA and crack open a can of beer.
3301 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA, US
Dat Dog
This place has all the hot dogs your heart could desire and occupies a totally refashioned former gas station. They offer steamed German wieners and a variety of sausages, all served on slightly sweet sourdough buns that are steamed and then toasted.
  • 5030 Freret Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70115 US

Dat Dog

This place has all the hot dogs your heart could desire and occupies a totally refashioned former gas station. They offer steamed German wieners and a variety of sausages, all served on slightly sweet sourdough buns that are steamed and then toasted.
5030 Freret Street New Orleans, LA, US

View Full TV Schedule

On TV

Extreme

Extreme Waterparks

2pm | 1c

Extreme

Extreme Terror Rides

3pm | 2c

Extreme

Extreme Terror Rides: Death-Defying Drops

4pm | 3c

101 Amazing Thrills

Funtastic

7pm | 6c

101 Amazing Thrills

Top Dogs

7:30pm | 6:30c