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Game day dining around the Dome

Looking for a bite to eat on game day? With football season right around the corner, the Unknown Food Critic found the best dining locations around the Dome.


640 Carondelet St., New Orleans, 504-459-4449

This second restaurant from Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery does an upscale but easy-going version of brunch on the weekends.


601 Loyola Ave., 504-613-3860

In the Hyatt Hotel, with a huge bar, a great drink selection and happy hour on weekends (3-6 p.m.)


916 Lafayette St., 504-383-5583

This is a stylish and atmospheric lounge and restaurant adds a hearty menu of global flavors for brunch on Saints home game days.

The Company Burger

611 O’Keefe Ave., 504-309-9422

An expansion from the original on Freret Street, this second location in the Paramount Building has a larger bar and the same great burgers.

Compere Lapin

535 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-599-2119

One of the hottest new restaurants in New Orleans has a weekend brunch to rev you up and a great bar for before or after the game.


123 Baronne St., 504-648-6020

The name is Italian for Sunday, and it’s a great place for pizzas, pastas and shared meat plates any day of the week.

Emeril’s Restaurant

800 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-528-9393

Emeril Lagasse’s original Warehouse District restaurant has extended hours on home game Sundays for post-game dining.

Johnny Sánchez

930 Poydras St., 504-304-6615

Mexican cuisine with a modern, chef-driven edge is the calling card of this restaurant, though chips and salsa, tacos and margaritas are still mainstays.

Juan’s Flying Burrito 515

Baronne St., 504-529-5825

The popular Tex-Mex cantina’s downtown location has the same quick, easy-to-love menu and margaritas a few blocks from the Dome.

Ruby Slipper Café

1005 Canal St., 504-525-9355

Hearty brunch with southern flavors, mimosas and bloody Marys from the bar.


630 Carondelet St., 504-930-3071

This oyster bar just debuted in August, and it's been turning heads with its style and different approach on the menu.

Willa Jean

611 O’Keefe Ave., New Orleans, 504-509-7334

A bakery and café that can be as quick and easy as a grab-and-go a baguette sandwich or pastry from the walk-up coffee counter or a place to plan a sit-down family brunch.