Best of New Orleans #21

Best of New Orleans #21
Chef and co-owner Michael Stoltzfus grew up on a 140 acre working dairy farm on

Coquette New Orleans

Chef and co-owner Michael Stoltzfus grew up on a 140 acre working dairy farm on the eastern shore of Maryland, which may explain his regionally-sourced menu that changes with the seasons.

Every day during the month of August, we’re highlighting one restaurant from our recent ranking of the 31 Best Restaurants in New Orleans. Today’s restaurant, Coquette, is #21 on our list.

Chef and co-owner Michael Stoltzfus grew up on a 140 acre working dairy farm on the eastern shore of Maryland, which may explain his regionally-sourced menu that changes with the seasons and includes fried gulf shrimp with chili jam, horseradish, and scallions; pork with sweet corn, chanterelles, sweet peppers, and scallions; and striped bass served with heirloom tomato, cashew, and butter lettuce. Both the chef and his restaurant have received accolades from the critics, including a 27 out of 30 in the Zagat Guide, inclusion in The Times-Picayune’s “New Orleans' Top 10 Restaurants” for 2012 and 2013, a spot on Southern Living’s “100 Best Places to Eat Now” in January 2014, and Stoltzfus was named Chef of the Year in 2013 by New Orleans Magazine.

Here's our complete ranking:
#31. Maurepas Fine Foods
#30. Boucherie
#29. Mother’s
#28. Luke
#27. The Joint
#26. Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
#25. Mahony’s
#24. MiLa
#23. La Petite Grocery
#22. Gautreau’s
#21. Coquette
#20. Parkway Bakery
#19. Clancy’s
#18. Dooky Chase
#17. Drago’s
#16. Emeril’s
#15. Redfish Grill
#14. Jacques-Imo’s
#13. Bayona
#12. Camellia Grill
#11. Domilese’s
#10. Willie Mae’s Scotch House
#9. SoBou
#8. Root
#7. Herbsaint
#6. Domenica
#5. Cochon
#4. Peche
#3. August
#2. Galatoire’s
#1. Commander’s Palace

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