Where to Eat in Gretna: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Hector Krause

Gretna is the second-largest city and parish seat of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. Gretna lies on the west bank of the Mississippi River, just east and across the river from uptown New Orleans. It is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,736 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Gretna

1. District Donuts.Sliders.Brew

2209 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-5636 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 504-570-6945
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 576 reviews

District Donuts.Sliders.Brew

Reviewed By Ian S - Wallingford, Pennsylvania

Awesome lunch with the family, very excited to get to check it out. We waited in the fast moving line and secured a table during the busy lunch rush, and it was a fantastic time. My daughter had a cheeseburger slider and a fried chicken slider, with waffle fries, and wiped it all out. I decided to get the special, the Des Allemanos Fried Catfish sandwich. A sizable serving of fried catfish brushed with "so hot, you want more" sauce, bread & butter pickles and tarragon slaw. Served on a buttered and toasted housemate bun, it was a triumph of a sandwich. I had a cup of coffee, because this location is yet to serve booze. That's a shame, especially in this city. Nevertheless, the donuts were alone worth the trip. My daughter loved her chocolate glazed, and I went with a monster Cookie Butter Brudder, a donut glazed in cookie butter with biscoff cookies, chocolate cookies and chocolate chip cookies. What a delight! Awesome time!

2. French Truck Coffee

1200 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-4220 Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe Breakfast SGD 4 - SGD 16 +1 504-298-1115
Excellent
87%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 89 reviews

French Truck Coffee

A Craft Coffee roaster in the Heart of New Orleans. Freshly roasted, premium specialty coffee.

Reviewed By Bigredmachine

French Truck Coffee Shop is an excellent choice for a quick breakfast. They have a simply menu with just a few breakfast choices, but the wallet sandwich for about $9 is very good choice. It’s made with egg, ham, goat cheese on a waffle.
They have a reputation of have some of the best coffee in the Warehouse District.

3. Sucre

3025 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2232 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible American, European, Cafe SGD 5 - SGD 26 +1 504-520-8311
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 750 reviews

Sucre

Sucré is an artisan dessert and confection experience established in 2007 as part of the Renaissance of post Katrina New Orleans. Steeped in the heritage of a rich culinary culture of New Orleans, Sucré's modern approach to gelato, desserts, chocolates, macarons and confections has fast made them a cherished destination for all locals and travelers with the objective to simply make everyone's day a little sweeter! ***Open 8 AM until Fat Tuesday, February 28th 2017.

Reviewed By S B - South Houston, Texas

Macaroons are delicious! Gelato was very good, too. Nice area with inside and outside tables. The staff is friendly and helpful in answering questions about all of the things they have to choose from. The eclairs were gorgeous and I wish I could've had a little taste of everything.

4. Shaya

4213 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2734 Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 52 +1 504-891-4213
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Shaya

Shaya is an innovative restaurant with a warm and welcoming approach to the dining culture inspired by Chef Alon Shaya's Israeli upbringing. Chef Alon sees modern Israeli food as a grand mosaic, drawing influence from North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece. The food of Alon's heritage represents a country rich in diversity of cuisine and culture, inspired by years of tradition while also looking to its contemporary future. The menu at Shaya reflects the ongoing evolution of Israeli food, while celebrating the abundance of Louisiana and Alon's close relationships with local farmers, which he has fostered through his ongoing work with the Crescent City Farmer's Market. In keeping with the the ethos of all of the Besh restaurants, Shaya uses seasonal, responsibly- and locally-sourced ingredients.

Reviewed By Jamie D - Indianapolis, Indiana

Fabulous food! We went for lunch and tried small plates of pickles,tabouleh, brussel sprouts. All were excellent. Tried 2 different hummus the asparagus and tahini again both excellent. Split the chicken schnitzel sandwich and again excellent. Hot fresh cooked pita ...coming out constant..delicious!
We did get dessert..actually tried 3 and sorry to say they all missed the mark. But did not really care as all the other food was outstanding!
Enjoy!

5. Restaurant Rebirth

857 Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1705 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 25 - SGD 56 +1 504-522-6863
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

Restaurant Rebirth

Reviewed By Rhawig - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

We picked Rebirth based off the Tripadvisor reviews. Our meal exceeded our expectations. We started with an Old Fashioned, so full of flavor. Then appetizers, the fried oysters and fresh pasta...perfectly delicious. We also tried the southern Clam Chowder-full of seafood. Dinner was Blackened Scallops...perfect! And dessert we tried the Creme Brûlée, creamy and rich. And the white chocolate bread pudding is perfect.

6. Restaurant August

301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2408 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Cajun & Creole, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 54 - SGD 105 +1 504-299-9777
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Restaurant August

The cuisine at August is contemporary French with a focus on local ingredients, inspired by Chef John Besh's classical training here and in Europe, and by the depth of his own Southern Louisiana roots. August is located in an historic 19th century French-Creole building in New Orleans' Central Business District. August was a semifinalist for the 2012 and 2013 James Beard Awards Outstanding Restaurant, and has been selected by Gayot as a top 40 Restaurant in the United States. The Times Picayune has named it as one of their top 10 Restaurants the last two years in a row.

Reviewed By bljones - columbus, oh

We excitedly braved Mardi Gras crowds and torrential rains to visit Restaurant August. The food was very nice and the service was very nice but if I'm spending this type of money, I don't want to be rushed out the door. Start to finish, including an appetizer ~ 1 hour 5 minutes. I will not go back.

7. Mais Arepas

1200 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130-4320 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Latin, South American, Colombian, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 504-523-6247
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 121 reviews

Mais Arepas

Reviewed By hrs314 - Houston, Texas

Authentic Colombian fare. Arepas were cooked to order. Service is slow, but server explained that each order would take at least 30 minutes. They were able to modify the menu for vegan options. The yuca fries were good as were the Arepas and Maduros.

Make a reservation! The place is cute, but small and you might have a long wait to get in otherwise.

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