By Gayot

2015 Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

The Best in Al Fresco Eating

The Best Restaurant Patios

Make the most of the warm weather by enjoying a meal al fresco. Savor authentic French Creole fare in a courtyard garden in New Orleans, or fresh island fish at a beachfront restaurant in Hawaii. Here, presented in alphabetical order, are GAYOT's 2015 Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

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2. Broussard's | New Orleans, LA

Broussard's patio is reminiscent of the storied New Orleans courtyard gardens

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by Broussard's | about 4 days ago

By Nora McGunnigle | Eater New Orleans

With the help of the Eater 38 and the Eater Heatmap, it's a breeze to find out where to eat right now, whether it's a hot newcomer or an old neighborhood standby. Now it's just as easy to find out where to get a good, stiff drink in New Orleans.

Eater's Cocktail Heatmap is a guide to the hottest bars of the moment, so only places that have opened, or undergone a major change, in the past year qualify. Rather than feature the perennial favorites — we will assume the readership already knows how

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by Broussard's | about 2 weeks ago

By Scott Gold | Thrillist

Some bars end up having a little more punch than others. And while there’s some dispute about whether or not the cocktail was actually invented in the Big Easy, there’s no denying that we mastered and perfected it, and some of the places in which that happened are still around today... which makes these bars important not just to New Orleans, but to the world at large. So from dives to martini bars, here are the drinkeries that have had the most impact on the Crescent City.

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Empire Bar

French Quarter

This gorgeous, marble-topped bar inside Broussard’s

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by Broussard's | 2 weeks ago

By Gwendolyn Knapp | Eater New Orleans

Where to eat lunch, brunch, and dinner for less in August.

New Orleans' month-long COOLinary dining promotion will soon be underway for the entire duration of August, which means some of our city's top restaurants will be offering affordable prix fixe menus in hopes of perking up summer snoozeville. It's a good way to experience fine dining without the steep price tag, with over 50 restaurants offering lunch menus for $20 or less, dinners for $39 or less, and new this year: BRUNCH at $39 or less. There are also a handful of lagniappe specials including happy hours and discounted parking in the Quarter.

While

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by Broussard's | 1 month ago

By Scott Gold | Thrillist

Broussard’s

French Quarter

Opened: Building 1834, restaurant 1920

It’s hard to kill historic restaurants in NOLA, as evidenced by last year's revival of Broussard’s, yet another of the city’s famous Grande Dame Creole affairs. These days, Chef Neal Swidler, paired with legendary local bartender Paul Gustings, helm the gorgeously renovated and reinvigorated Broussard’s, which is something to see (and something else even better, in which to dine).

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by Broussard's | 1 month ago

By Gwndolyn Knapp | Eater New Orleans

Yes, you know about the amazing Besh Group happy hours—the half off Domenica pizzas, the fifty-cent Luke oysters—and the great steals and deals at your neighborhood watering hole, but let's now turn our attention to the hottest new happy hours in New Orleans. We're talking craft drinks and glasses of wine at half price and bar snacks in the $5 range. Here are the hottest happy hours in New Orleans.

9 Broussard's

The Empire Bar's new happy hour includes menu items for 95¢ each, including beef brochette and chicken satay, and punch. More dishes range from $3

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by Broussard's | 1 month ago

By Gwendolyn Knapp | Eater New Orleans

New Orleans is a gorgeous destination for weddings, from the French Quarter to City Park, and with so many historic and absolutely beautiful restaurants in New Orleans, these venues too can be coveted spots for your wedding day.

Here now are the best New Orleans restaurants for weddings receptions (and entire wedding ceremonies, in some cases).Almost all of these destinations have on-site wedding or party planners and catering teams with years of experience. From buy outs to private rooms rentals, with Creole and Cajun cuisine thrown in for good measure, these are the hottest

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by Broussard's | about 3 months ago

By Judy Walker | NOLA.com| The Times-Picayune
Photo credit: Romney Caruso

For a while now, trend-spotters have noted elevated chicken dishes on restaurant menus. This week, a chicken dish takes the "Best of Show: Savory" award among the 2015 NOWFE Fleur de Lis winners.

For the fourth year in a row, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune is announcing the Best of Show winners, with recipes, on the first day of the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience.

The Fleur de Lis awards are given to the dishes chefs will present Friday night and Saturday afternoon at the Grand Tastings at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. NOWFE takes place

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by Broussard's | 3 months ago

By Amy Zavatto | imbibemagazine.com

“Drinks like the Grasshopper don’t disappear,” Paul Gustings says over the phone one recent afternoon. “But they do kind of stay in the background until someone says, ‘Oh, you know what? My parents drank those!’ or, ‘I had one I-don’t-know-how-long ago. I’ll have one now!’ ”

These are almost exactly the words I’d used one monsoon-soaked Sunday afternoon in New Orleans last July, while sitting at the long marble bar at Broussard’s, where Gustings tends his trade.

With one meal left to nab before heading to the airport at the tail end

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by Broussard's | 4 months ago

By Gwendolyn Knapp | nolaeater.com

All week long, Eater is exploring the best of fine dining, casual and pub burgers in New Orleans.

In honor of Burger Week 2015, Eater NOLA now turns its attention to the best all-around burgers in New Orleans. While the burger heatmap shows the hottest burgers of the moment, it's equally important to recognize the city's burger stalwarts. To do this, we'll break things up into the best fine dining, casual and bar/pub options. First up, the best fine dining burgers in NOLA.

Normally when one thinks about New Orleans fine dining, a burger isn't exactly what springs to mind alongside visions of Trout

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by Broussard's | 4 months ago

By Gwendolyn Knapp | nolaeater.com

Shrimp toast, crab croquettas, a tropical-inspired fish of the day, and a Cuban sandwich at brunch? This is a new Broussard's.

A few months ago, Neal Swidler, the chef mastermind who came up through Emeril's ranks and also brought shortlived Asian street food fave Lucky Rooster to the CBD for the Juan's Flying Burrito dynasty, stepped in as executive chef at Broussard's. It was a bit of a chef-shuffle shocker, with Swidler—known for his fun variations on korean fried chicken, bao and more— taking over for uber-traditional French chef Guy Reinbolt, who helped relaunch Broussard's

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by Broussard's | 5 months ago

By David Lee Simmons, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

It should shock no one -- New Orleans natives or visitors -- that the city's bar scene is in a constant state of change, and that sometimes it feels like there's a new bar popping up every month. It's not that dynamic a scene, but certainly for visitors it's easy to skip a new bar (especially in the French Quarter) and head straight toward the tried and true.

It makes sense, but we'd be remiss if we didn't remind everyone that even in the historic French Quarter, where bars are institutions, there's always something new to consider. With Mardi Gras fast approaching, you need

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by Broussard's | about 7 months ago

By Nora McGunnigle | New Orleans Eater

New Orleans is well known as the birthplace (or at least the torch-bearer) of many drinks, both alcoholic and non. The Sazerac, brandy milk punch, Pimms Cup, Vieux Carre, the French 75, the Hurricane, and of course, the Hand Grenade.

The creation and promotion of these drinks in New Orleans has been finely tuned and honed over time. Iconic bars and restaurants are well known for their versions of the classic drinks. And as cocktail history has become more widely embraced by the new generation of mixologists, more and more bars are seeking to recreate classics invented elsewhere and creating unique cocktails that are

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by Broussard's | 7 months ago

By Gwendolyn Knapp | New Orleans Eater

As Eater's first ever Classics Week kicks off, here now we present the 25 Classic restaurants every New Orleanian must try once. Yes, the Crescent City is a town full of classics, and it's nearly impossible to capture the true essence of its dining landscape and heritage in a scant 25 places alone. So let this be a starting point, the places most locals will agree are essential to the storied history of New Orleans' dining.

Please keep in mind, these are restaurants in Orleans Parish. Because the Greater New Orleans area has so many classics, check back for the best of Jefferson Parish and elsewhere later

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by Broussard's | 7 months ago

David Lee Simmons, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Cocktail recipes aren't always set in stone. That's one of the things that becomes clear in this video in which three New Orleans bartenders make the city's celebrated Sazerac. The video, a coda for our weeklong series "Through the Whiskey Glass" for our Bar Guide, features three experts: T. Cole Newton (owner, Twelve Mile Limit), Monica Zeringue (Herbstaint Restaurant) and Paul Gustings (Empire Barat Broussard's Restaurant).

There are subtle differences among the professionals. For example, one favors going easy on the bitters (always Peychaud's), while the other two prefer a heavier

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by Broussard's | 8 months ago