Freret on the “Essential List”

The 38 Essential New Orleans Restaurants, April ’12

New Orleans – Monday, April 2, 2012, by Alexander Hancock for Eater
Here, now, we present to you the updated Eater 38, our answer to any question that becomes with, “Can you recommend a restaurant…” This list is not the 38 best restaurants in our fine city, but it instead seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of where you can get a great meal regardless of mood. It covers the entire city with some lagniappe love for the West Bank, spans myriad cuisines and should satisfy all of your restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck. These are listed here in no particular order.
Jumping into the fray this time around are the Company Burger, stepping up now that it’s eligible, and Satsuma, the laid back café in the Bywater. Sarita’s Grill yields to its Freret Street neighbor, while complaints that Cochon is too expensive for this list are addressed by snuggling it up with its neighbor and deli-style compatriot Cochon Butcher.

The Company Burger

4600 Freret St New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 267-0320

The Company Burger made a huge splash when it opened last August and has been going strong ever since.

Dat Dog

5031 Freret St New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 899-6883
All the hot dogs your heart (and stomach) could desire. Also sausages and other sorts of deliciousness.

Ancora Pizzeria & Salumeria

4508 Freret St New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 324-1636
Another newcomer on a now-busy stretch of Freret, Ancora is the only true Neapolitan pizzeria in town.