Cafe Amelie

912 Royal St., 412-8965

Lush vegetation, patina on the walls, candles in the garden — perfect.


321 N. Peters St., 299-3944

The little-known cloister by the pool could be all yours.

Le Meritage

1001 Toulouse St., 522-8800

The Maison Dupuy's open-air interior is big enough to feel like a piazza.


430 Dauphine St., 525-4455

With only a few tables, the courtyard always has an intimate feel.

Napoleon House

500 Chartres St., 524-9752

Order muffulettas and cheese boards in the heart of a Vieux Carre classic.