we might not get much change in the seasons here in New Orleans, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate them! If you’re feeling inspired by the energy of fall, there are plenty of places to eat in New Orleans that can accommodate you. Fall-inspired cocktails, heated patios, and warm Southern comfort food await you at these local gems. But you don’t have to take our word for it, give them a try for yourself!
Where to Eat in New Orleans this Fall
Inspired by eclectic influences, and a love of good wine and spirits, Couvant celebrates a menu
that gathers people to the table as no other city can. Couvant’s intimate outdoor courtyard is the perfect spot to grab an afternoon drink or enjoy a weekend brunch in the cool fall weather. If you’re feeling. a bit chilly, try one of Couvant’s four delicious warm cocktails in the spirit of the season. Apple Brandy Cider and Boozy Bourbon Hot Cocoa? Don’t mind if we do!
Since opening in 2018, Gris-Gris has been named New Orleans’ best new neighborhood restaurant by featuring refined, Southern cuisine, and local favorites in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. Gris-Gris’ large outdoor balcony overlooks Magazine Street and is always a perfect go-to spot for Fall brunch, happy hour, or dinner. To celebrate the changing of the season, Gris-Gris has created a fall daiquiri special. The Spice Girl Daquiri is a boozy pumpkin spice latte made with pumpkin spice, vodka, coffee liqueur, and whipped cream
3. Copper Vine
Copper Vine at 1001 Poydras Street in the CBD is a treasure, perfect for date night dinners, happy hour chill-outs, private parties, and more. Their outdoor dining spaces feature lush greenery, photo-worthy moments, and expansive Poydras Street views. Grab a set on the outdoor courtyard or second-story balcony to enjoy the nice weather. The leaves might not change color much in New Orleans, but you can sit below the hanging plants at Copper Vine and connect with nature in the midst of the CBD.
Tujague’s is the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans, the birthplace of brunch, and home to the oldest stand-up bar in America, but first and foremost, Tujague’s is a neighborhood restaurant, located in America’s oldest neighborhood—the French Quarter. Steeped in foodie lore, Tujague’s is undeniably one of New Orleans’ most famous and historic restaurants. Celebrate Halloween at Tujague’s with their Witches Luncheon on Friday, October 28. Options include Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, BBQ Shrimp, Gulf Fish Almandine, Grilled Petite Filet Mignon, and more. Cocktails will include bottomless mimosas and other spooky specialty cocktails. Put your best witch or Halloween costume on and fly over to Tujague’s where they’re sure to cast a spell.
Bacchanal is New Orleans’ favorite self-serve wine garden. Perfect for crisp fall evenings spent under the heaters listening to live music, it doesn’t get much more new Orleans than this. You walk into the quaint and tattered corner shop to a cozy wine cellar. You can order by the glass, or pick from their global bottle selection. Select from specialty cheeses and meats, hand them to the kitchen, and wait for your custom charcuterie board to be delivered to your table. Take your libations to the backyard, and relax on the lush back patio. And – obviously – there will be live music. Where did you think you were anyways?
6. The Will & The Way
The Will & The Way is a French Quarter bar designed as a lobby (of sorts) for neighborhood locals. The relaxed environment invites you to come to get lost for a few hours — whether reading, working, dating, or dining. Outfitted with plenty of nooks and crannies that scream cozy fall, it’s the perfect place to hang solo, catch up with friends, or even meet some interesting neighbors. The preserved 18th-century architecture and brick-lined courtyard are a testament to the countless New Orleanians who have raised toasts and made mischief within our walls, no matter what storm, prohibition, or pandemic comes our way.