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New Orleans Restaurants

CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
edited 7:02AM in EggHead Forum
My wife and I are heading to New Orleans next month for 4 days. My only visit there was in-and-out for a Super Bowl and gave us no chance to try places. Last year when we went to Washington,DC we got some great recommendations from forum members. My only guidelines would be:
1.- No BBQ places unless it's really unique.

2.- We aren't looking for the usual "touristy" places unless they're exceptional.
Thanks.
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  • 1 Too many good creole / cajun places to do BBQ in New Orleans.

    2 Link to a few. http://www.nomenu.com/joomla1/

    my favorites.

    http://www.brigtsens.com/

    http://www.bayona.com/

    http://www.chefpaul.com/site297.php

    http://www.dragosrestaurant.com/ Charbroiled oysters are the best in the world. (Really)

    http://www.palacecafe.com/
  • CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
    That's the kind of thing I'm talking about. Thanks Mike.
  • CBBQ,

    Have to do brunch at Brennan's. Biegnets and cafa au lait at Cafe du Monde. Ya just can't go wrong in NOLA.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • The ones I gave you are some great places. I can also recommend a few others, but these are my favorites.

    They are best saved for the evening meal. If you'd prefer lunch places I have a few of them too. Kinda hard to eat lunch at these and still be hungry for dinner at the ones listed above.
  • a must place is the acme oyster bar...... B)
  • CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
    I don't mind a great lunch and a smaller dinner. It's better that way for drinking. LOL.
  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    It's been a while since I have been there but I always liked Galatoire's. They take no reservations but it's an "equal opportunity" line outside. Also, I liked Felix's just as much as Acme.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    I mean ya'll are lucky dogs gettin to go to NOLA for 4 days.Have a BLAST!!! ;)
  • CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
    We've wanted to go back there for years. My wife won a free trip there from Harrah's Casino here in St Louis. Our schedule is crammed but we weren't about to pass it up.
  • Mike,

    I can never remember Pascal's. Thanks!

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
    Thank you, sir.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
    Acme is still the only place in my life I was served bourbon in a tiny plastic disposable solo cups.

    I went through lots of those little cups. Great oysters too.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    CONGRATS!!! :woohoo:
  • Pascals is great.....the BBQ shrimp is what to order

    It really is not barbecued but comes is a awesome sauce that you will use your bread to soak up all the great flavor

    And this is away from the tourist area which is also a plus for me
  • CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
    bbq shrimp was on my "to eat" list. Thanks.
  • 2nd dat....some good oysta eats at ACME. Dickie Brennan's was tasty too
  • aemaem Posts: 115
    Palace Cafe is one of my favorites. If you're brave, head to the back of the Quarter and eat at Port of Call on Esplanade. Best burgers ever and some potent drinks.

    Bucktown, near Lake Pontchartrain between Orleans and Jefferson, used to have a lot of great seafood places. Sadly, Katrina washed most of them away.
  • Here ya geaux......
    I'm a life time New Orleanian, born and raised in Gentilly.
    If you want a real taste of New Orleans food, that is not a tourist trap, I can't think of better place then Mandina's on Canal St.
    As you know we are loaded with fine restaurants, but my very favorite is Mandina's.
    If I only had one place to take a guest to this would be it.
    Trust me on this one it's awesome.
    Check out the link below:

    http://www.mandinasrestaurant.com/

    btw: Mike in Abita made some great suggestions.
    "I'm stupidest when I try to be funny" 
    New Orleans

  • I bed to differ. Bucktown is alive and well. Sadly West end is no longer there. Rememeber these.

    Fitzgerald's and Brunings You could walk into each of them and the only thing different were the names on the menu. Other than that the food was identical. I use to love going there with my dad for boiled crabs.

    Bucktown favorites.

    http://www.neworleans.com/food/menus/78799-r-a-os-pizza-restaurant.html

    http://www.deanies.com/

    http://carminesonline.com/ have moved from Bucktown, but has the best seafood stuffed artichoke I've ever had. (Actually the only ones I've ever seen).

    http://www.two-tonys.com/
  • It's been awhile since I've been to Pascal's. (2-3 months)

    I might have to revisit just to assure their quality hasn't suffered. :woohoo:
  • If you end up bourbon faced on s@$t street you have to go to yo mammas for the BEST burger and loaded baked potato!!! Also, central market grocery for a muffalata.
  • golffergolffer Posts: 144
    I second Mandinas on Canal Street. Almost all locals. But last time I was there they didn't take credit cards. Also one of the most reasonable places to eat. For a fantastic night out try Commanders Palace.
  • EgglecticEgglectic Posts: 95
    edited August 2011
    n/m
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    They are good,but get the olive stuff on the side. :whistle:
  • jwr3jwr3 Posts: 61
    Best po boys in NOLA!
  • JCOJCO Posts: 49
    I would also have to second (third?) Mandina's. I've been going there since the early 80's when they served draft beer in ice cold fishbowl glasses. Sadly they don't have those glasses anymore. You have to try the turtle soup, it's fabulous. It's one of the great places that locals go to regularly. No credit cards, but they do have an ATM inside.
  • aemaem Posts: 115
    Mike in Abita wrote:
    I bed to differ. Bucktown is alive and well. Sadly West end is no longer there.
    Yeah, good point. I tend to lump West End and Bucktown together. I know, completely different. I should know better, I used to live in Lakeview.

    I'm glad to hear about Bucktown. Last time I was there it seemed that Deanies was the only place left and, at least at that time, their food seemed run-of-the-mill fried stuff.

    I grew up in New Orleans and didn't have a lot of money when I lived there. So I rarely ate at the fancy places (although Commander's Palace was a special family treat). There are dozens of little corner restaurants and po-boy shops whose names I've long forgotten. Speaking of which, is Buster Holmes place still around? I know he passed away years ago, but did his family keep it going?
  • try any of john besh's restaurants. i also like cochon and upperline. in the quarter, try muriel's.
  • CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
    Thanks. John Besh has a steak place in the Harrah's where we're staying.
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