New Orleans Travel Guide

In New Orleans, the town of excess, Tony indulges in fresh seafood, drinks Sazerac with Davis Rogan, hits The Kingpin and finishes off his bar crawl with tacos from one of the nation’s top 20 food trucks.

Go to Episode
Filter: All
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 St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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 St
New Orleans, LA 70118

See & Do
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 St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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 Westbank Expressway Gretna, LA 70053


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 Hwy
Metairie, LA 70005

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

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 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

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 St
New Orleans, LA 70117


Tony's Tips on Foursquare

Check out Anthony Bourdain's tips for places to visit in each city that he travels to in The Layover and follow our lists on Foursquare to replicate his trip.

Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations, Vol. 2 - Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations

Want to Travel Like Tony?

Go where Bourdain goes with the help of the experts at

More New Orleans Travel Guides

Fandemonium: New Orleans Travel Guide

Check out our tips for finding the party and where to crash afterwards in New Orleans.

Best Daym Takeout: New Orleans Travel Guide

Find out where to get some of the best takeout in New Orleans.

International Movie Sets Travel Guide

Travel to famous movie locations worldwide.

More Travel Inspirations

American Outdoor Adventure Sweeps
American Outdoor Adventure Sweeps

Enter for a chance to win an adventure getaway, plus $25k! Holiday's 50+ Top Holiday Food Gifts

Give them what they really want!

HGTV Dream Home
HGTV Dream Home 2015

Take a tour of the home we’ll be giving away. Look inside HGTV Dream Home 2015 now!