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Acme Oyster House cocktail sauce

thanks for trying. I will check that out.

Nov 14, 2012
lawstudent in New Orleans

First Time in NO - Recommendations Welcome

oh and do lunch at August or Commander's Palace one day. The food is best at August but the atmosphere may be better at Commander's. Have fun!!

Nov 13, 2012
lawstudent in New Orleans

First Time in NO - Recommendations Welcome

I always recommend Mandina's as a great example of the quitessential New Orleans neighborhood joint. It's better than Joey K's by a lot. Definitely start with the gumbo - best in town in my opinion.

happy hour at Luke for 50 cent raw oysters is a must as is the pizza happy hour at Domenica which is in the Roosevelt Hotel - a fun destination on its own.

Nov 13, 2012
lawstudent in New Orleans

Galatoire or Commanders Palace

Galatoire's Friday lunch downstairs is a must and well worth the wait. Just go upstairs to the bar and hang out until you can get a table. Order the seafood platter and the pompano. Make friends with the tables around you and drink lots of champagne.

Nov 13, 2012
lawstudent in New Orleans

Acme Oyster House cocktail sauce

I had the best raw oysters this weekend at an event where Acme had a booth. They had a "make your own" cocktail sauce bar with horseradish, lemon, hot sauce, and some kind of red sauce that was not ketchup. What was this? It looked like pureed tomatoes maybe. Any guesses? I am trying to recreate this for a party I am hosting this weekend.

Nov 13, 2012
lawstudent in New Orleans

Experienced NOLA traveler looking for some new "digs"...

I second Guy's poboys. Mulate's is the worst restaurant in town. Splurge in the FQ - GW Fin's. Splurge anywhere else - Coquette (you can take the streetcar, and it isn't even a splurge if you go for lunch and get the three course meal for $20).

Have fun!

Jun 28, 2012
lawstudent in New Orleans

Seeking Opinions...

I have lived here for five years and I try really hard to go to new places but I always find myself craving Vincent's. You cannot beat the combination of cozy atmosphere, good service, and fantastic comfort food. I have never been disappointed at Vincent's.

Jun 28, 2012
lawstudent in New Orleans

(Mostly) "Cheap Eats" weekend in August...please critique my list

Parkway is only close to Brocato's if you have a car. Take the canal st. streetcar to Rue 127 for dinner, then do dessert at Brocato's. Make sure you get a dozen florentines to take home!

My budget conscious itinerary -
Domenica's happy hour 3-6 - AMAZING pizza (get the wild mushroom, even if you don't like mushrooms)
Dickie Brennan's happy hour (5-7?) get the crab sack things
lunch at August and Coquette ---- both have incredible three course lunches for 20-25. BEST value in town. Really unbelievable.

Your best bet is to do the fancy places at lunch, Commander's is another with great deals and do casual places at dinner.

Jun 28, 2012
lawstudent in New Orleans

BEST DEAL in New Orleans' restaurants?

I love One's happy hour. Scallops, chargrilled oysters, a couple of Onetinis, and fresh baked sourdough bread and you are set.

Coquette's $20 lunch special is also a great deal, as well as August. I am dying to go back to August.

May 14, 2012
lawstudent in New Orleans

New Orleans on a Budget

For a fancy lunch that is also budget friendly, the 3 course lunch for $20 at Coquette can not be beat. They have drink specials on Wed and Thurs as well. Don't miss it. Seriously.

Other budget friendly options:
Mandina's, portions are huge so you can share an entree; I like their gumbo and poboys.

Cochon Butcher, located behind Cochon is cheaper and better in my opinion. It would make a great lunch or dinner spot. The Cuban is amazing. Don't miss the boudin either.

Bachannal - most unique place in the city. It's a wine store with a great big backyard. You buy your bottle of wine, then get glasses for an extra corkage fee. There is a chef in a truck in the backyard, and live music is back. This is a one of kind experience and is easy on the budget.

Also, Eat restaurant in the Quarter is cheap and fun. I like their brunch.

If you have a smartphone, download the Gambit Weekly's happy hour app. There are a ridiculous amount of restaurants in town with food and drink happy hours. One Restaurant & Lounge is the best, with Domenica a close second.

Enjoy!

Mar 30, 2012
lawstudent in New Orleans

Christmas Day late lunch

Great idea! Thanks.

Dec 09, 2011
lawstudent in New Orleans

8 Block

The $14 dollar price tag is worth it just for the outstanding dessert bar and yummy meat and cheese area. Overall, an above average buffet which I will definitely re-visit. I work in a building that is connected to the Hyatt though, so that makes it easy.

Vitascope Hall, the sports bar, is terrible (not really I just don't want anyone to know about my secret Saints game day spot. It is really strange but the place is empty during games. I guess most people that go there beforehand are actual ticket holders.)

Dec 07, 2011
lawstudent in New Orleans

Just did 17 Gumbos in 4 days

Did you go to my favorite - Mandina's?

Dec 07, 2011
lawstudent in New Orleans

Hide your BBQ shrimp! Kukubura's coming back to town!

Check out One Restaurant & Lounge or Dante's Kitchen in the riverbend if you are not going to Brigsten's. I have never been to Brigsten's, so no opinion on that. The other two are fantastic. A forty minute ride from the FQ on the streetcar (very scenic of course so it doesn't feel like a long time), get off right after you turn on Carrolton, and walk up Hampson for One or Maple (and then left on Dante) for Dante's Kitchen.

One has an amazing happy hour with food and drinks half price, so if I were you, I'd get on the streetcar at 4:30, hit up One for the first course (an interesting take on chargrilled oysters, gnocchi to die for, crab cakes, its all good), and then head to Dante's for dinner. Do it.

Also I think you should expand your barbecued shrimp horizons - what about Pascal's Manale?

Dec 07, 2011
lawstudent in New Orleans

Hide your BBQ shrimp! Kukubura's coming back to town!

yes. good idea.

Dec 07, 2011
lawstudent in New Orleans

Christmas Day late lunch

Locals -

Mom has decided she is on strike this year and will not cook. Where should myself and about seven others go for Christmas lunch? Something casual (read: inexpensive), yet festive. Are any of the hotel buffets any good? What about somewhere that might be a little offbeat and under the radar? Or is there somewhere that is so perfect it is worth a splurge? We will have one child with us, a four year old who is not a terror, but not quite accustomed to sitting down for long periods of time, either.

Thanks!

Dec 07, 2011
lawstudent in New Orleans

French Quarter Fest 2011

Yes, Sunday is a terrible time. Friday is the best day because it is not as crowded. I will be there when it opens on Friday. Also, they are adding another day this year, Thursday, which should be nice as well. Saturday and Sunday are ridiculously crowded.

Feb 27, 2011
lawstudent in New Orleans

Eloping in New Orleans...please help with budget friendly recommendations

Speaking of coupons, go ahead and sign up for restaurant.com as well, they send 80% coupons all the time. I spent $3 for a $25 gift certificate to Cafe Degas. A cute little French restaurant in a really pretty neighborhood - if the weather is nice they open everything up and it is heavenly.

I always recommend Boucherie. Take the streetcar (it's a long ride, about an hour, but very scenic) if the weather is nice. Get a reservation.

These two are not typical New Orleans places but they would give you a great opportunity to eat really good food at a great price and see some of the prettiest neighborhoods outside of the FQ.

Have a great trip and congratulations!

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Cafe Degas
3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Boucherie
8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Oct 09, 2010
lawstudent in New Orleans

Whole Foods

I'm a Whole Foods junkie. I mostly buy groceries, though - veggies, cheese, meat and wine - you can't get a better selection under one roof.

Jul 13, 2010
lawstudent in New Orleans

Brunch at Dante's

The steak and eggs at Dante's Kitchen is one of my favorite dishes in the world.

Overall, I prefer One or Mat & Naddie's for dinner.

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Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

Jul 13, 2010
lawstudent in New Orleans

Tuna steaks

Thanks for all the great replies. I wish I had time to go to HKM! I'm going to check out Rouse's on N. Carrolton and then Dorignac's.

May 08, 2010
lawstudent in New Orleans

Tuna steaks

I want to grill tuna steaks for Mother's Day and was wondering if anybody knew were I can find some as pretty as the ones at Whole Foods but maybe a better price than $19.99/ lb. I haven't checked Rouse's yet.

BTW, Tom Fitzmorris' recipe for grilled tuna and hot slaw is delicious!

May 05, 2010
lawstudent in New Orleans

Yankee foodies with limited time and limitless appetites

I'm biased against the quarter and in favor of uptown, so my recommendation for Friday dinners are One and Boucherie. Get reservations at either. These places are both casual fine dining with an attention to detail that is on the standard of any of the more sophisticated fine dining places in town. I love taking groups to both. I say take a cab there and get on the streetcar for the ride back downtown to your hotel.

Do a brunch one day - Green Goddess or Eat, both in the FQ, are great.

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Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

Boucherie
8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Apr 27, 2010
lawstudent in New Orleans

A Mano or GW Finn's

Congratulations!

85 bucks without alcohol is too much for me, even when splurging. I guess I'll have to wait until I start making the big bucks before I try A Mano. It sounds fantastic.

Apr 24, 2010
lawstudent in New Orleans

Partaille's at Bouche

What is the dress code? I'd love to go after volunteering at Wed at the Square but will be in shorts and T shirts.

Apr 20, 2010
lawstudent in New Orleans

A Mano or GW Finn's

Or Broussard's? Or Patois?

Apr 08, 2010
lawstudent in New Orleans

A Mano or GW Finn's

Which one for my next splurge dinner? I know they are worlds apart. Which one is better for food and which one is better for the overall experience?

Apr 08, 2010
lawstudent in New Orleans

This weekend in NOLA, lunches near Loyola, dinners in French Quarter

I go there often, but would never recommend it to a visitor. There are just too many other great places to check out. I would say Mandina's or Liuzza's by the Track for basic New Orleans red beans, gumbo and friend chicken.

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Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Apr 08, 2010
lawstudent in New Orleans

This weekend in NOLA, lunches near Loyola, dinners in French Quarter

Don't miss Cochon Butcher, Green Goddess, Mr. B's for barbecued shrimp, and hit up FQF. Meltdown popsicles for a quick frozen treat.

Have fun! It's gonna be a gorgeous weekend. I hope to make it down to the FQ at some point.

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Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

Apr 08, 2010
lawstudent in New Orleans

visiting from Boston

Green Goddess is a must for veggies.

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Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

Apr 08, 2010
lawstudent in New Orleans