Louisiana restaurants may not be as popular as their southern neighbors, but the city’s food scene is getting more attention than ever.
A new study conducted by the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Food and Wine magazine ranks the state’s 50 best restaurants, based on national and regional recognition.
The Times-picayune ranked the Top 100 restaurants in Louisiana and ranked the state as one of the top 50 in the country for food in the United States, according to the Times- Picayune.
The top 10 restaurants were: A&W, New Orleans, Louisiana Restaurant, New York City, New Jersey; Deli, Washington, D.C.; The Old Port, New Brunswick, New England; The Restaurant at the Palms, San Diego, California; The Old Farmer’s, California, and The Ritz, Miami, Florida.
The restaurant categories include steakhouse, bistro, restaurant, bar, wine, and cocktails.
New Orleans ranked sixth nationally in the number of Michelin stars, with seven stars and the number one spot in New York.
Louisiana also ranked at the top of the list in terms of restaurant ratings, with restaurants having the highest ratings in the nation.
According to the New York Times, the Times Picayunes ranking for New Orleans restaurants is one of four best in the New England region.
The newspaper also ranked the New Year’s Eve celebration at the Old Port as the No. 1 restaurant in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Restaurants Association, which promotes the New Urbanist cuisine movement, ranked Louisiana as the 10th best state for food.