12 Best Restaurants in Metairie, LA (Photos and Maps)

The abundance of restaurants in Metairie makes selecting the best an extreme challenge, even if you limit the list by type of cuisine, location, or country. And dividing by preparation methods still leaves the list unbelievably long. So to truly experience Metairie’s gastronomic glory, spend at least a week there.

Sampling the best restaurants in Metairie requires a curious palate and a willingness to enjoy each category in its own right. Examine menus online to ensure that dishes meet your dietary needs, and call ahead if you need special accommodations. However, practice patience and kindness with the wait staff if they cannot fulfill your requests.

Fine Dining

Dab’s Bistro

$$$ | (504)-581-8511 | WEBSITE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Dab’s Bistro in Metairie provides fine dining, including a six-course wine dinner. However, for gluten-free fare, Chef Duke LoCicero recommends ordering Dab’s short ribs or any of the fish dishes and requesting to hold the sauce.

The salads and flatbreads, unfortunately, are not vegan. Also, since the salads get prepared ahead of time, Chef Duke cannot hold the cheese, bacon, and other ingredients for same-day dinners or large parties.

However, by making your reservation a few days in advance and stating your food allergies or other restrictions, Chef Duke has more flexibility. In addition, he is very accessible and willing to discuss adaptations, including how to order dishes to accommodate special dietary needs.

 

 

Fleming’s Metairie Prime Rib Steakhouse and Wine Bar

$$$$ | (504)-799-0335 | WEBSITE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Fleming’s Metairie serves a separate vegan menu in addition to its excellent prime bone-in ribeyes, tomahawk steaks, and filets mignon.

The vegan menu excludes eggs, dairy, fish, shellfish, mollusks, or animal by-products such as honey and gelatin. Offerings include homemade burrata; chickpea and eggplant croquettes; a crispy eggplant and chickpea burger, roasted asparagus, and fresh fruit.

 

 

Ristorante Filippo

$$$ | (504) 835-4008 | WEBSITE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Ristorante Filippo provides authentic Italian cuisine with an Old-World ambiance. Chef Philip Gagliano’s menu includes soup, salad, pasta dishes, fresh fish of the day, ribeyes, filets mignon, chicken, and veal.

The restaurant discourages separate checks. Although the customer restroom is upstairs, Chef Gagliano advises that patrons with mobility issues may use the employee restroom downstairs.

 

 

Riccobono’s Peppermill

$$ | (504) 455-2266 | WEBSITE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, Riccobono’s Peppermill has provided fine dining since 1976. Enjoy a peachy breakfast Canella Bellini, Fat Bloody Mary, or mimosa with your Crabcake Benedict or Eggs Ponchartrain. Next, try the Crawfish Sauté omelet with a side of bacon, sausage, ham, or turkey steak.

Sample the fried eggplant, calamari, or creamy crawfish dip, followed by a chicken Cobb or shrimp and avocado salad for lunch. Next, add gumbo or crawfish bisque and a meatball PO-boy or Bono BLT.

Other lunch items include Panne veal, grilled fish, or Josie’s spaghetti and meatballs. Have a grilled shrimp spinach salad, a crock of French onion soup, fish almandine, brucilloni, veal Alexander or chicken piccata for dinner.

 

 

Casual Dining

Drago’s Seafood Restaurant

$$ | (504) 888-9254 | WEBSITE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Tommy Cvitanovich, Drago’s son, and Klara Cvitanovich, their late founder’s wife, continue the legacy that made Drago’s one of the best restaurants in Metairie. First, order their original charbroiled oysters.

Follow with Mama Ruth’s seafood gumbo and a crabmeat Mediterranean side salad. Next, try the Mac Dady trio: filet mignon, crawfish mac and cheese, half a Maine lobster tail, and broccoli.

For large appetites, order the two-pound lobster tail with potatoes. Finally, the adults enjoy their I-Scream Fireball while the kiddos have a hot brownie, apple cobbler, or bread pudding. Seating is currently first-come, first-served.

 

 

Loft 18

$$ | (504)827-1059 | WEBSITE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This interactive sports bar features five golf simulator bays that seat up to ten people. Weekly social events include Saints watch parties every Sunday, “Play NOLA” league nights every Monday, and regular leagues every Tuesday.

Enjoy Trivia on Wednesdays, Ladies’ Night with Acoustic music on Thursdays, a dance night with DJ Rollz on Friday, and a dance night with DJ Brigada on Saturday. The menu includes Mexican street corn, chicken street corn tacos, and the $50 or Free Big Stack Challenge: a six-pattie burger with fries. They also serve wings, fajitas, quesadillas, and shrimp skewers.

They have party packages for kids and teens, including two dedicated simulator bays for up to 12 guests with two hours of game time. In addition, kids can play golf, football, bocce, and more.

The kids’ menu includes two chicken tenders, two slices of cheese or pepperoni pizza, fries, and unlimited fountain drinks or water per guest. Teens may choose pulled pork sliders, chicken tenders, onion rings, fries, or mashed potatoes. Each party has an assigned event team and must have a responsible adult present. Call ahead to schedule your event.

On Thursday through Saturday after 7:00 PM, they enforce an age limit of 18 and up. However, children and teens are still welcome during daytime and dinner hours on those days.

 

 

Blue Line Sandwich Company

$$ | (504) 309-3773 | WEBSITE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Chef Brad McGehee loves making high-end breakfast and lunch items reminiscent of the days when the Royal Blue Line streetcars still ran up and down Metairie Road. The tables include chairs for those who find it challenging to get into and out of the tufted teal booths.

Order the St. Patty’s Day Massacre: corned beef, duck pastrami, and braised cabbage on marble rye, or try the Duck-Duck-Goose Belgian waffle with confit local duck and sweet potato hash drizzled with foie gras butter. Sample the duck and mushroom gumbo, and finish your meal with fresh fruit and berries.

 

 

International Cuisines

Hummus and More

$$ | (504)833-9228 | WEBSITE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Serving signature Mediterranean cuisine, Hummus & More almost fits the fine dining category of the best restaurants in Metairie, despite calling itself a casual restaurant.

Chef Huda Al Disi does his best to accommodate patrons with special dietary needs. Try the lamb kebabs, mujadarah, kibbeh, or beef grape leaves, or enjoy any four items from their vegetarian platter menu.

 

 

Mantra Indian Cuisine

$ | (504) 766-8004 | WEBSITE

Best Restaurant in Metairie, LA

This casual dining Indian restaurant near La Quinta Inn serves the best of Kashmir and Jammu cuisine. If you long for rogan josh, biryani, or tandoori chicken or fish, Mantra Indian Cuisine will please your palate.

Additionally, they provide an extensive vegetarian menu, including Hara Bhara Kabab, made from spinach, potatoes, and green peas. Order palak or samosa chat minus the yogurt, or sample the Manchurian cauliflower with tender onions and bell peppers.

 

 

Goji Korean Restaurant

$ | (504) 872-9992 | WEBSITE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Goji Korean Restaurant’s menu features kimbap (Korean sushi), kimchi fries, seafood pancakes, mandu (steamed dumplings), bibimbap, barchan, and bulgogi made from ribeye, spicy pork, or chicken.

Goji Korean Restaurant sources many ingredients from Korea, including minari, a plant used in bibimbap with a green, peppery, slightly bitter flavor.

Goji also features imported Korean coffee, barley tea, a Korean rice beverage, Hite beer, and regular or flavored soju. For dessert, have some affogato: hot imported Korean coffee poured over vanilla ice cream.

 

 

Pho Bang Vietnamese Restaurant, Metairie

$ | (504) 381-4345 | WEBSITE

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Pho Bang has five locations, each with a separate menu. For example, the Metairie location near Lakeside Mall features Gỏi Cuốn (shrimp and pork with vermicelli and cabbage spring rolls) with peanut sauce, Chả giò (fried beef and mushroom-filled spring rolls) with fish sauce, Bánh bao (steamed chicken, beef, or pork sliders), and of course, Phở, Vietnam’s national dish made from clear broth, rice noodles, herbs, and meat, mung bean sprouts, chadon beni, and Hoisin sauce.

 

 

Chez Pierre Metairie

$$ | 504-467-3176 | WEBSITE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Head Chef Katrina Tran’s menu at Chez Pierre Metairie features delicate French pastries and rich Vietnamese coffee, selling macarons, croissants, and éclairs.

Head Chef Tran’s steamed bao, the bánh mì, and phở are Vietnamese comfort food at their finest. The breakfast menu includes Nutella crêpes, quiches Lorraine, and an assortment of scones, while drinks include bubble tea and Vietnamese iced coffee.

 

 

Summary

To conclude, we have a wide variety of fine, casual, and international cuisine choices when searching for the best restaurants in Metairie, Louisiana. In addition, we have options for simple or elegant date nights, mom’s night out, brunch, or business meetings.

If your favorite restaurant does not appear on this list, use the comments section to tell us how the chef, hosts, or waitstaff go above and beyond to create a terrific dining experience. Then nominate your favorite eatery for inclusion in an upcoming Best Restaurants in Metairie list.

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