Henry Howard Hotel

New Orleans Neighborhoods

Located in the charming Lower Garden District, the Henry Howard Hotel is right around the corner from the bustling Magazine Street. Choose your own Nola adventure with our local recommendations of antique shops, art galleries, historic mansions, lively bars, delicious food, and stand-out New Orleans music.



Located in the charming Lower Garden District, the Henry Howard Hotel is right around the corner from the bustling Magazine Street. Choose your own Nola adventure with tons of antique shops, art galleries, historic mansions, lively bars, and stand-out New Orleans music.

We are one block from the Mardi Gras parade route on the oak tree-lined St. Charles Avenue, with its romantically nostalgic streetcar and lovely grand-dame mansions. A quick 10-minute drive to the the French Quarter and the Superdome, you’ll get to where you want to be in no time.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find the best place for po-boys, crunchiest fried chicken, and jazziest tunes, so please ask for recommendations!

Sunday Shop

Sunday Shop


Food & Drinks

French Truck Coffee—House-roasted coffee

District Donuts Sliders & Brew—Everything from scratch (even the sprinkles!)

Surrey’s Café—Local breakfast and brunch favorite

Maïs Arepas—Traditional Columbian eats

Hi-Volt—Gourmet coffees; casual breakfast or lunch with vegan options

Lilly’s Café—No frills Vietnamese food

Gris-Gris—Traditional New Orleans fare in neighborhood eatery

Juan’s Flying Burrito—Mexican and Creole flavors; famed margaritas

Stein’s Deli—Quality Sandwiches

Casa Borrega—Mexican fare and Mezcal bar

Toups South—Cajun restaurant located in Southern Food & Beverage Museum

wellness & beauty

Paint’d—Luxe Nail Salon on Magazine St

Mindful Rituals—Clean Beauty

Lilly’s Nail Salon—Affordable Mani & Pedis


Century Girl—Vintage boutique

Sunday Shop—Thoughtful wares for home

Trashy Diva—Vintage-inspired clothing;

Spruce—Wallpaper and fabric

Saint Claude Social Club—Accessories-driven boutique

Monomin—Minimal approach to women’s clothing

Aidan Gill For Men—Old school barbershop and grooming accessories

Gogo—Handmade jewelry by local artist

Miette—One-of-a-kind jewelry and gifts

Goorin Brothers Hat Shop—Authentic hat-making;

Vegas—Unique inventory for men

Bloom and Blush—Handmade art, jewelry, and makeup artistry


Franco’s—Athletic Club

Blue Bike NOLA—Hub at Jackson & St. Charles Avenues

Ashley Longshore Art

Ashley Longshore Art


Food & Drinks

Hansen’s Sno-Bliz—Where sno-balls were invented in 1939

Domilise’s Po-boy—Hole-in-the-wall foodie institution since 1918

Casamento’s—Old-school oyster spot since 1919

Saffron—Contemporary Indian cuisine

Saba—Avon Shaya restaurant; modern Israeli fare

La Petite Grocery—Traditional New Orleans bistro

Cavan—American coastal fare in an 1800s-era mansion

Clancy’s—Classic French Creole fine dining

Upperline—Classic New Orleans fine dining

Lilette—French-Italian fine dining

Sucre—A sweet boutique


Ashley Longshore Gallery—Globally-recognized Pop Artist

Alex Beard Gallery—Wildlife paintings and drawings

Audubon Park—Zoo, golf, Riverview Park (aka “The Fly”)


Pilot & Powell—Luxury boutique


Tipitina’s—Venerable music club since the 70s

Cafe Amelie

Cafe Amelie



Central Grocery & Deli—Home of the muffuletta

Justine—Parisian-style brasserie

Cafe Amelie—Louisiana fare in a courtyard setting

Acme Oyster House—Casual seafood restaurant since 1910

Cane & Table—Rum-based cocktails and Caribbean-inspired menu; al fresco dining available

Meauxbar—Upscale neighborhood restaurant where the locals geaux

Brennan's—Fine-dining landmark

Irene’s—Upscale Italian classics

GW Fins—Upscale seafood restaurant

Galatoire‘ s—Legendary French Creole fine-dining since 1905; reserve in downstairs dining room

Antoine’s—Upscale historic French-Creole restaurant

Arnaud’s—Classic French-Creole fine-dining

Gabrielle—Classic New Orleans neighborhood restaurant

Willie Mae’s Scotch House—Southern comfort food. NOLA institution. America’s best fried chicken.

Dooky Chase—Legendary Creole comfort food; buffet-style lunch

Café du Monde—Powdery beignets and cafe au lait

Lil Dizzy’s—Laid back brunch buffet and fried chicken


Touch Point—Reflexology Center


French Market—Over 220 vendors; Open 7 days a week

Graphite Galleries—Contemporary art on Royal St featuring over a dozen artists

Jackson Square—Historic French Quarter park

St. Louis Cathedral—Iconic Church built in 1789

St. Augustine Catholic Church—Sunday mass with gospel-jazz music

New Orleans African American Museum—Dedicated to protecting, preserving, and promoting through education, history, & art

Saenger Theatre—Performing Arts Facility on the National Register of Historic Places

Fifi Mahony's—Custom wigs, makeup, and glitter!


Davenport Lounge—Live Jazz music and classic cocktails

The Jazz Playhouse—Jazz lounge in Royal Sonesta Hotel

Pat O’Brien’s Piano Bar—Dueling piano players

Fritzel’s European Jazz Club—Nightly live jazz since 1969

Preservation Hall—Historic concert venue for traditional jazz; reserve seats ahead to skip the line


French 75—Upscale cocktail bar

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop—Oldest bar in America

Carousel Bar—Iconic revolving bar at Hotel Monteleone

Good Bird NOLA

Good Bird NOLA



MOJO—Coffee house

Company Burger—Classic burgers & house-made toppings

High Hat—Southern-Creole neighborhood cafe; Breakfast & Lunch

Good Bird NOLA—Chicken joint

Dat Dog—Hot dogs, veggie dogs, & sausages

Kolache Kitchen—Coffee & Kolache shop

Origami—Sushi and Japanese cuisine

Freret Beer Room—Craft beer and really good food

Cure—Cocktail bar





CiboItalian deli

DTB—Cajun cuisine and craft cocktails

Carrollton Market—Modern New Orleans bistro; a locals favorite

Brigtsens’s—Cajun-Creole fine-dining in Victorian cottage


Maple Leaf—Live music joint; Tuesdays with Rebirth Brass Band

Commander’s Palace

Commander’s Palace

garden district

Food & Drinks

Coquette—French bistro with locally-sourced Southern cuisine

Turkey & the Wolf—A playful lunch option for inventive sandwiches

Commander's Palace—Classic New Orleans fine-dining; get dressed up

Mr. John’s Steak & Seafood House—Will not disappoint

Atchafalaya—New Orleans cuisine with a modern twist; Bloody Mary brunch

Parasol’s—Local watering hole and signature po-boys

Things to D0

Terrance Osborne Gallery—Vibrant New Orleans art

Lafayette Cemetery—Historic 19th century above-ground cemetery

Peche Seafood

Peche Seafood



Drip Affogato Bar—Creative pairings of ice cream and hot drinks

Willa Jean—Southern Comfort food and baked goods

Auction House Market—Food hall

Johnny Sanchez—Inventive Mexican fare & margaritas

Cochon—Foodie Hangout; be prepared to “pig-out” (Cochon means "pig")

St. James Cheese Company—Artisanal and farmhouse cheeses

Maypop—Asian, Italian, New Orleans fusion

Peche Seafood—Raw bar and Cajun-inspired seafood grilled over coals

Herbsaint—French- and Southern-infused upscale bistro

Emeril’s—Classic Cajun fine dining in Emeril’s flagship restaurant

August—French-Creole fine-dining

Things to do

Julia Row—600 block of Julia St. teeming with art galleries

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

National World War II Museum—Immersive exhibits honoring The Greatest Generation

The Civic Theatre—Music venue

Orpheum Theatre—Home to the Louisiana Philharmonic

Pizza Delicious

Pizza Delicious



Elizabeth's Restaurant—Real good breakfast

The Country Club—Drag Brunch Saturdays

Horn's—50 years of neighborhood breakfasts

St. Roch Market—1875 market reborn as a Southern food hall

Pizza Delicious—Voted #1 casual pizza spot

Paladar 511—Italian trattoria. Pizzas, pastas, and seasonal sides. Great spot for brunch.

Bywater American Bistro—Diverse cuisine inspired by small, local farms

N7—French-Japanese bistro

Wellness & Beauty

Maypop—Community Herb Shop


StudioBe—Large-scale art

Crescent Park—Scenic park along the Mississippi River

Marigny Opera House—Local performing arts

Music & DRINKS

Bacchanal Wine—Wine & cheese & live music on the back patio

Saint-Germain—Modern French bistro and wine bar

Frenchmen Street—Famous street for jazz and blues clubs

Parkway Tavern

Parkway Tavern

MID-CITy & bayou st. john


Neyow’s Creole Café—Neighborhood restaurant; Garlic-grilled oysters are divine

Parkway Tavern—Traditional Po-Boys

Mandina’s—Where the locals geaux for lunch

Marjie’s Grill—Southwest Asian comfort food

Bayou Wine Garden—Wine cocktails, outstanding cheese board, house-made charcuterie, courtyard

1000 Figs—Seasonal Mediterranean fare in a simple setting

Wrong Iron—A 5,000 square foot beer garden

City Park

City Park



Ralph's on the Park—French-Creole cuisine

Blue Oak BBQ—Southern BBQ joint

Lola's—Tapas, paella, and sangria

MoPho—Vietnamese noodle house

Toups Meatery—Traditional Cajun fare


City Park




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