Neighborhoods – The Warehouse District
The Warehouse District is a former industrial area that over the last two decades has been transformed into a vibrant downtown center of art, dining and shopping. The neighborhood plays host to beautifully renovated warehouse condo buildings, cutting-edge galleries, world-class museums, some of the city’s best restaurants, lively bars and nightclubs, and great shopping.
Warehouse District Amenities
Warehouse District Restaurants
Emeril’s Restaurant – The flagship of the Lagasse empire and the restaurant that kickstarted the revival of the Warehouse District upon opening here in 1990.
Root – Local wunderkind Chef Philip Lopez’s original outpost, featuring a top notch house-made charcuterie program, as well as expertly prepared French and Italian-inspired seafood and meat dishes.
Cochon – Local Chef Donald Link opened Cochon with his partner, Chef Stephen Styrjewski, shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Since then, Link and his team have garnered effusive local and national praise, including a best new restaurant nomination from the James Beard Foundation, for Cochon’s pork-centric, traditional Cajun cuisine.
Cochon Butcher – Located directly behind Cochon, Cochon Butcher is a deli par excellence, with perhaps the city’s best muffuletta and a pulled pork sandwich that commands respect from the most discriminating of barbeque aficionados, not to mention excellent boudin and a solid beer and wine list.
Herbsaint – Another outpost in the Chef Link empire, Herbsaint is a romantic bistro on St. Charles Avenue in the Warehouse District serving French and Italian-inspired Southern cuisine.
Peche Seafood Grill – Chef Link cemented his reputation as one of New Orleans’ most successful restaurateurs when Peche, his recently opened ode to seafood, was recognized in 2014 as the best new restaurant in the country by the James Beard Foundation, while its Chef, Ryan Prewitt, was also recognized by James Beard as the best chef in the South.
Restaurant August – Famed local Chef John Besh’s temple of French-inspired fine dining. Perhaps the most elegant dining room in the city, and a must do for those who take fine dining seriously.
La Boca – Chef Adolfo Garcia’s ode to the Argentinian approach to steak. It’s your hip downtown alternative to the traditional steak house.
Marcello’s Restaurant & Wine Bar – Apart from its well-received Italian cuisine and prime St. Charles Avenue location, the beauty of Marcello’s is it doubles as a wine bar/shop, so maybe splurge a little when you go. After all, you’re paying retail for that bottle.
Warehouse District Bars and Music Venues
W.I.N.O. – Part wine bar, where you can indulge your desire to try the high priced stuff with affordable one ounce pours, part wine shop, part restaurant, it’s an oenophiles dream come true.
Bellocq – Located in the Hotel Modern on Lee Circle, this sophisticated cocktail bar from the team behind Cure, Uptown’s premier cocktail bar, is the place to hit for all that’s avant garde in cocktails.
Barcadia – With foosball tables, classic video games, skeeball, air hockey and a full bar and restaurant, Barcadia is Chuck E. Cheese for grownups.
Lucy’s – A longstanding Warehouse District haunt with a lively bar scene that often spills out onto the street, Lucy’s serves Mexican favorites and burgers.
Vic’s Kangaroo Cafe – Your neighborhood watering hole, where they’ll always have a Guinness on draft waiting for you.
Circle Bar – Looking for a hip spot to catch local and touring indie acts before they hit it big? The Circle Bar has you covered.
Howlin’ Wolf – The Wolf hosts an eclectic lineup of local and national acts with a heavy focus on jambands and is among the best spots to see shows in the city during Jazz Fest and Mardi Gras.
Republic – A hip nightclub and performance space with a focus on electronic artists.
The Civic Theater – Built in 1906, The Civic is the oldest existing theater in New Orleans, yet it’s a new entrant into the downtown concert scene, having opened only recently following an extensive renovation. Since opening, The Civic has distinguished itself with an eclectic lineup of distinguished local acts, nationally recognized indie and jambands and touring comedians.
Little Gem Saloon – Another new entrant into the downtown scene, the Little Gem has garnered praise for its classis Southern cuisine, which you can enjoy while watching some of New Orleans’ best performers, such as Kermit Ruffins, do their thing.
Warehouse District Shopping
Arthur Roger Gallery
Callan Contemporary Gallery
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
Rouse’s Grocery Store
Warehouse District Museums
Contemporary Arts Center
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
World War II Museum
Other Warehouse District Amenities
Crescent City Farmer’s Market
Warehouse District Resources
Warehouse District Neighborhood Association
Warehouse District Business Association