This classic bar in the Hotel Monteleone is New Orleans' only revolving bar (yes, it's a carousel, but the only animals are carved on the chairs) and has attracted celebrities for decades. Local singers and musicians play the piano, and bartenders mix classic cocktails such as the Sazerac. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
The Mini Monte includes a pair of 3-inch po-boys (one fried oyster, one fried shrimp) dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and remoulade. Seafood beignets include two blue crab and two crawfish beignets with brown butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $