NOLA City Guide: Baronne Street

What to see, do, taste and experience along Baronne

Cross Canal Street from the French Quarter and Dauphine Street morphs into Baronne, which continues all the way through the Garden District. Here, we’ve mapped out a few points of interest between Canal and Common streets.

SEE

Scope out the area’s art deco architectural influences (such as the Wyndham Garden Baronne Plaza), duck into the Moorish-inspired Immaculate Conception Church (check out the wrought-iron pews) and pass through the Roosevelt Hotel’s stunning, block-long lobby, where you’ll spot the world’s largest known conical clock.

Immaculate Conception Church New Orleans

EAT

Start the day with a latte at Merchant. Take a seat at the counter, where you can watch the crêpe-making action (go for the turkey-and-fig). Craving oysters? Belly up to the bar at the Tackle Box. Italian lovers will swoon for Domenica’s house-made pastas and pizzas.

Domenica New Orleans

SHOP

Stock up on cool collectibles (Sazerac glasses, NOLA-themed stationary) at the Roosevelt Emporium Gift Shop, then step across the street to page through vintage tomes and maps at Crescent City Books. Sweet tooth? Bag out-of-the-norm candies at Cleo’s; grab a gyro while you’re at it.

Cleo's

PLAY

The Orpheum Theater, a Beaux-Arts beauty, hosts concerts by both national touring acts and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Grab a pre-show cocktail at Cajun Mike’s, a low-key dive bar with above-standard pub grub and a rockin’ jukebox, or go full-on fancy at the Roosevelt’s legendary Sazerac Bar

Sazerac Bar New Orleans

 

Douglas Brantley
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