Whether you're looking for inspiration for a romantic date or a beautiful spot to dine al fresco, courtyards provide a unique dining experience. Here's a list of great spots to eat while taking in an iconic part of New Orleans culture.
This quaint French Quarter establishment offers mostly courtyard dining with just a few indoor tables. Diners can enjoy a great menu at this beautiful setting on Royal Street. Make sure you check ahead before just showing up. It often gets rented for special events and private parties. Photo courtesy: Cafe Amelie
The home of the 2017 James Beard “Rising Star Chef of the Year” and the 2016 James Beard Award winner for “Best New Restaurant” not only has great food, but it also has an excellent courtyard. Just off the main dining room is a sleek white courtyard adorned with green plants. The courtyard stays pretty shady due to the tall walls surrounding it. Tease your taste buds with this deviled egg demo from Chef Zachary Engel.
Once a private residence, Broussard’s is a combination of buildings that all centers around a gorgeous courtyard adorned with a large fountain and an old wisteria tree. The Sunday brunch is a good time to visit the courtyard. They offer bottomless mimosas for $12. Photo courtesy: Broussard’s
The grande dame of Uptown is not only known for its food but also its many dining rooms — including its courtyard area. On Saturdays and Sundays, the jazz brunch features a special menu and live New Orleans jazz. Photo courtesy: Commander’s Palace via Facebook