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“Great Music and Great Food is Hard to Beat!”
Review of Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
North Carolina
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“Great Music and Great Food is Hard to Beat!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

We spent last week in New Orleans and couldn't believe we'd been on and off since 1980 without visiting Frenchman Street. This will become our "new home" while in New Orleans. Had a meal and heard wonderful music at Three Muses, and tried a number of dishes at The Praline Connection...all delicious. We capped the week off by hearing Kermit Ruffins at The Blue Nile on Friday night, what a performer! The crowd consisted of folks in their 20's through their 60's and the one common denominator seemed to be an appreciation for genuine New Orleans "funked up - old school - newjazz - rockabilly - blues." Also enjoyed The Spotted Cat and dba. So glad we found this place...will leave the first five blocks of Bourbon Street to the fratboys and the cover bands...Frenchman Street is absolutely full of first-rate musicians.

Visited January 2013
3 Thank DLJCarolina
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Morgan, Utah
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“Maison Club did a poor job of customer relations”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

We came in because of the great music group playing "Royal Roses", and were told we could order our dinner off of the menu. However, 5 minutes later we were told "we just switched, you have to order off of the short menu", so it was only appetizers. Then, our table in the front of the stage had a sign placed on it advising us that we would have to relocate in 15 minutes to open up the dance floor. And, by then, all of the close tables were filled up.

Save your money, and go to one of the much better customer oriented locations such as the Spotted Cat or Snug Harbor; where they actually care about the customer and not the $'s

Visited January 2013
2 Thank Randy J
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Best area for great live music”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Is worth the walk. Trust me. If you are looking for a good time at night and great bands that play jazz, blues, bumping brass bands and comtemporary music, skip bourbon and go to Frenchman Street. Leave Bourbon Street to the college kids.

Visited January 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Music venues”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Why spend all your time in the French Quarter? NOLA has so many hidden gems including the music and other venues on Frenchman Street! If only I could decide which tattoo I want - Electric Lady Land is the place! Street performers - best in the city. Great music - more authentic and fun than Bourbon venues. Great food - oh yeah. Excellent vibe. No neon.

Visited June 2012
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“Good music and a fun atmosphere”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Go bar to bar and hear some bands you never heard before. The quality of the music is outstanding. Great fun crowd and cheap drinks. We even saw an outdoor art show and later watched a late night parade.

Visited January 2013
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