New Orleans is known for its festive food and bar scenes. When entertaining a client, the options are limitless. Here are a few suggestions based on a poll from lawyers in New Orleans.
Herbsaint. A great place to see and be seen in the legal community in the CBD. Contemporary cuisine in an upscale dining atmosphere with the capability of getting you in and out quickly or allowing you to linger. Seasonal menu is constantly changing. 701 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130. Phone: 504.524.4114.
Trenasse. A go to among lawyers for a quick bite in a casual yet refined environment. Seafood is their specialty along with daily specials such as crawfish pie Thursday. Great place to get a salad or sandwich. 444 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130. Phone: (504) 680-7000
Rib Room and Desi Vega’s Steak House. Great place for a working lunch and for those who like meat. Relatively quiet, large tables and great food particularly for the keto conscious. Rib Room: 621 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130. Phone: 504.529.7045. Desi Vega’s: 628 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130. Phone: (504) 523-7600
Luke. Contemporary New Orleans cuisine. Great for seafood lovers. Impressive raw bar offering locally sourced oysters. Healthy options. Quick in an out when in a rush. Great bar for celebratory lunches. Happy Hour 3 to 6pm. 333 St.Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130. Phone: 504.378.2840.
Galatoire’s. Trying to impress a client when time is not an issue or it is a celebration. Galatoire’s is a New Orleans institution that has been around for over a century and is known for its classic French-Creole cuisine. Festive atmosphere where table hopping is the norm. Everyone knows everyone, and everyone thinks they are acquainted with the waitstaff on a first name basis. Souffle potatoes, Pompano with crab meat and bernaise sauce and cafe’ brulot all a must. 209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Phone: 504.525.2021