Wine Lover's Guide

From a chic wine bar to a restaurant with a fine wine list, weve popped the cork on the best chardonnays and merlots in New Orleans.

Updated: May 07, 2004

Where to Sip

Brennan's Restaurant

417 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

In addition to the original Bananas Foster, this French Quarter institution boasts one of the city's most extensive wine cellars.

Emeril's Restaurant

800 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

At his Warehouse District flagship, the "Bam!" man delivers award-winning and well-informed wine service.

Cuvee Restaurant

322 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

This CBD favorite consistently matches outstanding vintages with creative, forward-looking cuisine.

Restaurant August

301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Chef John Besh provides his well-heeled diners with plenty of vintage options at this CBD hot spot.

Rio Mar Restaurant

800 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Creative seafood favorite focuses on Spanish wineries and serves most wines by the glass--a bonus for experimental palates.

Delachaise Restaurant

3442 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Uptown wine bar offers a well-selected list of global (and interesting) by-the-glass options for the late-night crowd.