Coolinary 2019: More than 100 restaurants dish out summer dining deals

Diners, get your plates ready. August kicks off the month-long Coolinary dining experience offering prix fixe menus at some of the city’s top restaurants.

This year, more than 100 restaurants offer foodies dining deals, while trying to survive the slow summer.

Photo courtesy: New Orleans & Company

The 15th annual Coolinary promotion returns Aug. 1 to Aug. 31, featuring special two-course and three-course lunch menus for $20 or less and three-course dinner and brunch menus for $39 or less. The campaign showcases inventive menus created by award-winning chefs, highlighting the authentic cuisine of New Orleans.

GW Fins, Photo courtesy: Paul Broussard

In celebration of Coolinary’s 15th anniversary, more than a dozen menus feature additional 15th anniversary offers. Most of these offers are boozy add-ons that include wine parings, discounts on select bottle of wines and deals on featured wine and cocktails.

Apolline and Atchafalya both offer select $20 bottles of wine along with their $39 three-course dinner menus.

Atchafalaya Restaurant, Photo courtesy: Paul Broussard

Restaurants like Avo, Cavan, Marcello’s Restaurant & Wine Bar and The Grill Room are among the spots where diners can find wine parings with prices ranging from $15 to $50.

A couple of restaurants opt for a boozy brunch for their anniversary offers. Del Fuego Taqueria offers $15 bottomless mimosas with its $12 three-course Coolinary brunch. Antoine’s three-course brunch is $37, and you can add-on bottomless mimosas and rosé for an additional $15.

Other Coolinary brunches found in this year’s lineup, sans booze, include DTB, Commander’s Palace, Frey Smoked Meat Co., Muriel’s Jackson Square, Patois, Luke, Trenasse, Vacherie Restaurant, Toups’ Meatery and Toups South, among others.

DTB, Photo courtesy: Paul Broussard

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The dining promotion also presents a great opportunity to help foodies cross more restaurants off their bucket lists. It’s also a chance to experience some fine dining options that can usually get pretty pricey.

Some new Coolinary participants for 2019 include Bordeaux Restaurant, Brasa Churrasqueria, Bywater American Bistro, Copper Vine, Gris-Gris, Otra Vez, Nole Restaurant, Picnic Provisions & Whiskey, Poydras & Peters and Sofia Nola, among others.

Coolinary New Orleans Restaurant Month is an annual campaign coordinated by New Orleans & Company, the city’s convention and and visitors bureau.

Find the complete list of participating restaurants and menus at the Coolinary website,

Maypop, Photo courtesy: Paul Broussard

Here’s a complete list of participating restaurants for Coolinary 2019:

Andrea’s Restaurant & Catering Filmore in the Oaks Public Service Restaurant
Annunciation Restaurant Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse Ralph’s on the Park
Antoine’s Restaurant Frey Smoked Meat Company Red Dog Diner
Apolline Gabrielle Restaurant Red Fish Grill
Araña Taqueria y Cantina Galatoire’s Restaurant August
Arnaud’s Restaurant Galatoire’s “33” Bar & Steak Restaurant R’evolution
Atchafalaya Gautreau’s Revel Cafe & Bar
Audubon Clubhouse Café Gordon Biersch Rib Room
Avo Gris-Gris Riccobono’s Peppermill Restaurant
Bakery Bar GW Fins Rosedale Restaurant
Bar Frances Haiku Sushi Ruby Slipper Cafe (CBD)
Bayona Happy Italian Pizzeria Ruby Slipper Cafe (Mid-City)
Bistreaux at Maison Dupuy Hippie Kitchen Sala NOLA
Bordeaux Restaurant Johnny Sanchez Seaworthy
Borgne Josephine Estelle Shaya
Boucherie Katie’s Restaurant Silk Road
Bourbon House Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails SoBou
BRASA Churrasqueria K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen Sofia NOLA
Brigtsen’s La Petite Grocery Sylvain
Briquette Longway Tavern Tableau
Broussard’s Luke The Bon Ton Cafe
Brown Butter Southern Kitchen and Bar M Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton The Country Club
Byblos Mediterranean Grill Manning’s Sports Bar and Grill The Court of Two Sisters
Bywater American Bistro Marcello’s Restaurant & Wine Bar The Fountain Lounge
Café Degas Maypop Restaurant The Grill Room
Carmo Meauxbar Bistro The Munch Factory
Carrollton Market Messina’s Runway Cafe The Pelican Club Restaurant & Bar
Cavan Restaurant & Bar Mondo Restaurant The Rum House
Charlie’s Steak House MOPHO The Steakhouse
Commander’s Palace Morton’s The Steakhouse Tommy’s Cuisine
Copper Vine Mr. B’s Bistro Tony Mandina’s
Criollo Restaurant Muriel’s Jackson Square Toups’ Meatery
Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen (Magazine) Nolé Toups South
Del Fuego Palace Cafe Trenasse
Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse Pascal’s Manale Tsunami Sushi
Domenica Patois Tujague’s Restaurant
DTB Picnic Provisions & Whiskey Vacherie Restaurant
Evangeline Restaurant Poydras and Peters