Trust Us: A Definitive List of the Best Restaurants in New Orleans

It's hard not to fall in love with New Orleans. The Creole charm, the Southern flair, and the historic architecture are enough to seduce just about anyone. While the French Quarter is postcard-perfect, it's also home to Bourbon Street in all its colorful Mardi Gras madness. There is no visiting New Orleans without hopping around a few jazz bars, so you'll need a solid foundation to balance out the cocktails. Luckily, New Orleans is also a surprising food capital in its own right. Step out of your room at the Hyatt Centric and into the heart of the action of the French Quarter to sample the city's best food. Look no further: These are the must-try restaurants in The Big Easy.

This press trip was paid for by Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans. Editors' opinions are their own.