Bayona – An excellent choice for Nouvelle Creole. Chef Susan Spicer has firmly established herself in the top ranks of New Orleans chefs. Try the grilled lamb loin stuffed with goat cheese.
430 Dauphine St., 525-4455
Clancy’s – Formal Creole cuisine served in a cozy corner building in an Uptown neighborhood. Very busy on weekends.
6100 Annunciation St., 895-1111
Commander’s Palace – The grand dame of New Orleans fine dining. Outstanding dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Call well in advance for reservations.
1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221
Gabrielle – Entrees graced with delicate, luscious sides, coupled with fine wines and service that’s both crisp and unpretentious.
3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-6233
Galatoire’s – Classic Creole and French cuisine served in an recently updated but still elegant 19th-century setting. Trout almandine here is done to perfection.
209 Bourbon St., 525-2021
Let local personality JoAnn Clevenger walk you through her menu of original items, locals art collection and her choices for local favorites in this unique Uptown fine dining establishment. 1413 Upperline St., 891-9822