Doris Metropolitan Steakhouse – 620 Chartres St.

Tucked away on a quiet, cozy corner of the French Quarter, Doris Metropolitan serves next-level steakhouse fare in a modern, yet timeless old-New Orleans space. When you arrive at the corner of Chartres and Wilkinson, you are cannot help but notice the beautiful cuts of meat hanging in the window of the restaurant, which evoke the feeling of walking the streets of Europe and seeing ham and other delicacies hanging in shop windows. Once inside, you will notice that almost every wall in the restaurant is covered in rows and rows of wine. It’s the perfect backdrop for a great photo. There is a large bar area that overlooks the open kitchen and if you don’t want the fuss of a sit-down dinner or can’t get a reservation at this buzzy restaurant, ordering at the bar is the way to go. While the inside of the restaurant is contemporary, a step outside into the courtyard and you know you’re in the French Quarter, with slate patio tiles, gas lanterns and bistro tables in a classic New Orleans setting.

During our time at Doris, we enjoyed a glorious meal of tuna tartare, grilled octopus, the most amazing beef carpaccio and a 2.5 lb bone-in filet, accompanied by a side of truffle fries. The steak was sliced tableside, with fresh herbs lit on fire for an herbaceous, smoky experience. The wine list is fantastic. Not too extensive to be overwhelming, but just right, to give the wine enthusiast plenty of options. And I don’t care how full you may feel after the main course at Doris… order the chocolate dessert! It was one of the best chocolate dishes of my life.

So on your next stay at The Green House Inn, don’t forget to stop by this New Orleans gem for a truly memorable meal.