While French Quarter Festival is bursting with great food vendors, there are endless great food options that live year-round in the French Quarter.

Food writer Ian McNulty with the New Orleans Advocate offers four 'new' restaurants in the French Quarter to try during French Quarter Festival. 

Cafe Sbsisa

1011 Decatur St., 504-522-5565

While not new, Cafe Sbsisa has been reopened! Check in, again, with their beautiful bar and be sure to look to see the large mural painted above. 

*Nearest Music Stage: French Market International Stage

Saint Cecilia

91 French Market Pl., 504-522-5851

A casual, updated Southern food gastropub making a name for itself with craft, frozen Daquiris, Saint Cecilia is a new addition to the French Quarter, run by the owners of St. Lawrence. 

*Nearest Music Stage: WWLTV Esplanade in the Shade Stage


In the old Maximo's restaurant, Trinity is an upscale place that's easy to get into and grab a seat at the bar or open kitchen. Trinity serves contemporary Creole food. 

*Nearest Music Stage: French Market Traditional Stage

Tahyo Tavern

1140 Decatur St., 504-301-1991

Owned the stars of Pitbulls and Paroles, Tahyo Tavern is a dog-friendly spot who proceeds benefits dog rescue and care initiatives. 

*Nearest Music Stage: Classical Music Stage at St. Mary's