Dating on a Budget

From restaurants with cheap meal deals to free local attractions, impress your sweetie for less in New Orleans.

Updated: August 30, 2004

Restaurants & Bars

Brigtsen's Restaurant

723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Early-bird couples can get a three-course meal for under $20 Tue-Thu nights at this Uptown bistro, if seated by 6pm. Reservations recommended.

Commander's Palace Restaurant

1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Dating duos start weekday happy hour at lunchtime with multicourse prix-fixe specials and 25-cent martinis.

Muriel's Jackson Square

801 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Grab cocktails at the inside bar and head to the romantic balcony overlooking Jackson Square.

Napoleon House Bar & Cafe

500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Order a few dishes off the budget-friendly menu and jockey for seating in the intimate alcove or the lush hidden courtyard.

Renaissance Arts Hotel

700 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

This artsy Warehouse District hotel eatery serves up free mussels and french fries from 4:30pm to 6:30pm on Fridays.


French Quarter

Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Avoid the chaos of Bourbon Street and saunter through the historic district's secluded, charming scenery.

Woldenberg Riverfront Park

Canal Street and the Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA 70130

Take a romantic riverside stroll within easy striking distance of the Quarter.