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Restaurant recommendations

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Restaurant recommendations


My husband & I are travelling to NO in a couple of weeks. Staying at the Omni Royal. Only in town for 4 nights. Not planning on renting a car.

Can anyone offer a few restaurant recommendations? We're okay to taxi around if necessary, but we're really trying to keep this trip simple, fun, & enjoyable. Life's been stressful lately!

Thanks in advance for your help.


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11. Re: Restaurant recommendations

Scout29, here are two of our favorites:



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12. Re: Restaurant recommendations

You should get out of the quarter for a nice meal uptown. Try Lilette or Martinique on Magazine Street, or Matt & Naddie's on River Road. These places give you another feel for New Orleans other than the French Quarter.

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13. Re: Restaurant recommendations

If you wanna head out of the Quarter, I'd also recommend Jacques-Imo's (Riverbend area) for dinner. It's fun, hip, lively, and you're sure to enjoy yourself!

A few more: Commander's Palace (Garden District) for the jazz brunch can't be beat! Domilise's (Uptown) has arguably the best po-boys in the city! If you're here before the end of the May, you should also check out Casamento's (Magazine St) for their oyster dishes!

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14. Re: Restaurant recommendations

Purplescout7, from what I remember and looking at credit card statement, we ate:

Monaghans "13" on Frenchmen St at lunch one day

Late meal at Coop's one evening and had Taste Plate and crab-stuffed jalepenos.

Napolean house for Muffaletta (we went in Central Grocery one day at about 11:30am and line was out the door to get sandwich. I wasn't waiting that long for a sandwich)

We had BBQ shrimp and drinks at happy hour at Marigny Brassiere on Frenchmen. Wife fell in love with the Key Lime Martini and we are going back in June and she says we HAVE to go there again.

I know we ate at Snug Harbor one night, but cannot remember what we ate.

I think "Corner Market" across from French Market was where we got the happy hour oysters and boiled crawfish.

We rented bicycles and road them to Farmers Market on Tuesday and ate the specials cooked by Brennans cooks that day. the two entrees were good, but the Double chocolate bread pudding with chocolate sauce on top was best dessert ever. (That is a long way to ride bicycles from FQ)

We rode by Commanders Palace and it was too crowded for us and we didn't feel we were dressed properly to eat there and it was way crowded, so we stopped at Joey K's on Magazine st.

As you can see, we are specialists at "cheap eats" and drink specials.

I really recommend renting the bicycles. The city is flat so there were NO hills to ride up.

(Sorry for hi-jack)

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15. Re: Restaurant recommendations

I have seen Stella mentioned several times in the forum, but only recently. Is it new? Where is it? Is there a particular type of food, or specialty? One of the mentions included it in the high-procedend of the scale. Would that be, say, $60 and up per person?

I like splurging a few times on each trip, and I can afford it. But not every day. REst of the time the more moderate places and the really good "dives."

I'm glad someone added Oceana along with Alpine, etc., to their "don't bother" list. I had passed by it before, but after seeing it recommended several times last fall, I tried it my first night in December. My reaction was, "Eh."

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16. Re: Restaurant recommendations

Stella! was opened in 2001, so it's been around for a little while and is definitely one of the best restaurants in the city. The restaurant in the French Quarter on Chartres St, and it's truly a dining destination. They also offer several food course tastings for a set price.

Stella! is also pricey. The entrees range from $30-50, and with appetizers and dessert, the food bill alone ran about $80-100 per person. Definitely a special occasion/not everyday type of restaurant!

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17. Re: Restaurant recommendations

Cuvee is open for lunch only on Thursday and Friday. They have a three course, fixed price lunch that was/is amazing!

There are several choices in all three catagories and the ones we had made us REALLY want to go back again for dinner next visit!

We were there on Thursday last month and was surprised at how quiet the restaurant was; the lunch must be a well-kept secret.....

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18. Re: Restaurant recommendations

i just got back from jazzfest where i stayed 5 days at the omni royal- really nice, small rooms but wants to stay in their room anyway!

we liked Praline Connection- a nice walk over to Frenchman St. (see my review in restaurants), also acme house, upperline ( a cab ride away in the garden district), and the restaurant in the hotel (the rib room ) is good.

have fun

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