COZY UP ON A HONEYMOON DATE NIGHT AT NEW ORLEANS’ MOST ROMANTIC AND INTIMATE RESTAURANTS
In New Orleans, honeymooning couples can experience an intimate Parisian cafe or a historic tavern bistro without leaving the country. Worldly foods and drinks from the most romantic restaurants are just a streetcar away from any hotel or condo. A candle-lit meal paired with newlywed love adds the perfect touch to a romantic getaway in the Crescent City.
The intimate, dimly-lit atmosphere of Cafe Degas is perfect for couples who want a casual yet ambient dining experience. The French bistro offers indoor and outdoor seating accompanied by green foliage and twinkle lights. French delicacies like broiled escargots and Prince Edward Island mussels are just a few of the lofty but affordable dishes on the menu. Cafe Degas’ location in Mid-City makes it easily accessible by streetcar, bus, or Uber.
Jewel of the South
Jewel of the South is an elevated small plates restaurant and cocktail lounge in a historic tavern. Guests will find delicacies of the highest quality, including foie gras parfait and an extensive caviar selection. Couples should allow plenty of time to get ready as the restaurant has a business casual dress code. The French Quarter tavern’s brick courtyard makes a romantic environment for sipping a Sazerac and dazzling a loved one.
Tucked away in the Faubourg Marigny lives a quaint Parisian cafe called N7. Couples can indulge in a full-course meal or sharable plates. N7’s menu has a variety of treats, from wagyu beef tataki to house-made charcuterie. The homey building and spacious outdoor seating area make for a memorable yet casual dining experience. End the date night off by trying the cafe’s macarons — a reminder of how sweet love can be.
On Dauphine Street, in a 200-year-old romantic Creole cottage lives Bayona. An intimate environment and elaborate menu welcome lovebirds into the space. Ambient lighting and warm colors accentuate the dining room and lush courtyard. The elevated menu fuses Louisiana fare with international cuisine. Chef Susan Spicer curates a selection of spiced meats and fresh seafood each week, utilizing locally sourced ingredients and produce. Couples can enjoy a nationally acclaimed experience at Bayona and celebrate their love.
Another French Quarter gem is a staple in New Orleans’ fine dining scene. Broussard’s is a regal white tablecloth restaurant that serves authentic Creole French cuisine. The elegant decor and candlelight boast romance and intimacy for honeymooning couples. Cajun caviar and Creole turtle soup are just two iconic dishes on Broussard’s menu. Every Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can attend the infamous Jazz brunch in the dining room or courtyard.
Have a Staycation at Hotel Mazarin
One of the best ways to experience a New Orleans staycation is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. Hotel Mazarin resides in the heart of the French Quarter. Make a reservation at Hotel Mazarin today and rediscover New Orleans.