Within half a mile of The Greenhouse Inn there are John Beard Award-winning restaurants. Half a block away is a local brewer. Our neighbor is roaster to some of the best coffee in the South (no computers; just coffee and people), and across the street from us is a sleek whiskey bar. A few blocks upriver is an adored local brunch spot that long ago ceased being a secret (yes, we mean Surrey’s).

New Orleans is renowned for its food, its Creole and Cajun influence; it has also garnered a reputation as one of the top fine dining cities in the world.

The Lower Garden District offers an impressive array of locally owned cafés, eateries, and bars of every stripe. Living side by side to fine dining are funkier, casual places such as Juan’s Flying Burrito, Slice, and Lilly’s Thai Café. Favorite coffee house haunts of locals, television crews, and travelers alike include Hi Volt, Mojo, and French Truck.

New Orleans’ bars are legendary and some have live music. You may start your evening early with a glass of wine in The Tasting Room’s elegant digs. Or a local brew at the Half Moon or Avenue Pub. If it’s whiskey you’re after, Barrel Proof hosts early birds and late night owls alike. And if you want to stay fairly close yet wander further afield, we’re adjacent to the Warehouse District, Irish Channel, and Garden District’s delectables.

And the music? A few blocks away you can catch happy hour or witching hour shows at The Circle Bar and The Rusty Nail–and you can always find out what’s happening musically anywhere in the city by tuning into iconic radio station WWOZ, 90.7 FM. At the top of each odd hour you’ll hear a list of every music performance in town.

Ask our staff for recommendations.

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