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Oh the places we will go... But am I missing anything?

Had the charbroiled oysters as Acme- mainly because it was super close to our hotel. We found them to be delicious. We did not make it to August... After a repeat visit to Mr. B's for my birthday lunch (*grins sheepishly*) and Cafe du Monde for birthday beniets I was too stuffed! I know, the horror of missing August- but I knew I wouldn't enjoy it as full as I already was. We had the jazz brunch today at CP and the whole experience was lovely (cheesecake was the highlight for me)! I was treated like a queen and the band serenaded me with happy birthday :) lovely! I hate to go home tomorrow! We will have to make a return trip! Having Po boy's Parkway for supper... Thanks for all the comments y'all!

Jul 14, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Oh the places we will go... But am I missing anything?

Ok, sorry for the delay but we hav e been spending A LOT of time exploring and I haven't been on my computer much. We had an absolutely fabulous meal at R'evolution. We were seated in the room with the chef's table and were able to see some of the " action". We knew we were having steak so we did not go for any degustation menu. The amuse was a chilled cucumber soup which was tasty and refreshing. For starters, I had the sweetbreads and my husband had the crab beniets- both were absolutely perfect. I couldn't pick a favorite but my husband, who has never had sweetbreads said they were the best. We had a prime ribeye each and shared asparagus, mushrooms, and creole cream cheese mashed potatoes. The steak was the best I have ever had. (and I have eaten at Peter Luger and Craftsteak in New York- haven't made it to Chicago though) The waiter said they source their steaks from Chicago. It was cooked perfectly medium rare but it had just a slight char on the outside- which I love. The desserts were also fabulous. Hubby had a trio of cheesecakes and I had the white chocolate bread pudding creme brûlée - and my word! I usually cand take a bite or two and leave the rest but ate every single scrap of the dessert. Over ally it was a wonderful meal ( although we were still stuffed the following day). If you are considering giving the restaurant a try- do! P.S. Only saw one man try to enter in shorts and he was seated at the bar despite seeming to know practically knowing the hostesses and several members of management...

Jul 12, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Oh the places we will go... But am I missing anything?

Hi all, got in just In time for dinner last night at Emeril's Service there was wonderful and they seated us well before our reservation time. We ordered the BBQ shrimp and the night's special appetizer of a half of a fried soft shell crab served with a stuffed pasta. The shrimp were good, better than good maybe, but the soft shell crab was wonderful! The bread basket was standard and forgettable- ate one bite of each kind and left the rest. Husband ordered the glazed duck with pickled vegetables/dirty rice cake and I ordered the andouille crusted drum with shoestring potatoes.Both were tasty but my husband's I thought, was better. Chocolate peanut butter pie for desert and it was good too. If i could have had the crab and the pie I would have been a happy girl and maybe a little less disappointed. Other than the crab,nothing mind blown but a good meal with perfect service to start our trip.

For lunch, we had Mr. B's and I thought the food,really, was heads above last night (and half the price). we started with a cup of gumbo ya-ya and seafood gumbo and an order of fried oysters. All were terrific but the seafood gumbo was the winner of the three.we both had the BBQ shrimp and my word, the were out of this world! The were large and perfectly cooked- not chewy or mushy as some posters have recently said on here. The French bread served with it was warm and crusty on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside. We are seriously considering a trip back before we leave. Deserts were decent- forgettable, but then, didn't come for the molten chocolate cake. Service was good- probably not up to last night's standards (waitstaff spilled my grapefruit margarita on the table) but with food like this- wow:)

Jul 10, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Oh the places we will go... But am I missing anything?

I know and you are right behind us! I will try to post some as we go along!

Jul 07, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Oh the places we will go... But am I missing anything?

I think you are right! How can we come and not eat at Galatoire's?! Thanks for the push :)

Jul 07, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Crawfish? Next week?

Anyone know where I can good crawfish (like boiled crawfish) next week while in NoLa? Thanks a million!

Jul 04, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Oh the places we will go... But am I missing anything?

I could NOT have said it any better and my situation is very similar. And I, too, would never DREAM of attempting to try to "skirt around" a dress code myself and wouldn't let my husband either.... I wouldn't feel comfortable or be able to enjoy the experience! However, I also do not want to, at every meal (and in 100 degree temps at that) have my husband spend the majority of the day in a sport coat if he doesn't want to- even for my birthday trip... It is just not his style. But he does try :)

Jun 29, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Oh the places we will go... But am I missing anything?

This will be my birthday and I was wanting a super special meal for that night- why we chose dinner at August.... Otherwise we might consider a swap. I do think we might be heavy on po boys- so we will probably cut one. Thanks!

Jun 28, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Oh the places we will go... But am I missing anything?

I am getting so anxious! I so want to eat at Gal's but getting my husband in a coat is a struggle I will have to keep to a minimum. Trying to convince him it will be worth it... (we already have several "dressy" meals). Hoping for good weather for our trip!

Jun 28, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Oh the places we will go... But am I missing anything?

These were on my radar too- just so much to choose from- this being our first trip and all! We wanted a mix of inexpensive and finer dining too.... Wish we had more than a week thanks for your input!

Jun 28, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Oh the places we will go... But am I missing anything?

Sounds so good! And there is always room for ice cream and chocolate!!!

Jun 28, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Oh the places we will go... But am I missing anything?

So True! I have comed CH and Hunt, your advice has been so valuable! I am sure going to hit all the high spots but we could never do it all! This IS out first trip together but I certainly hope not the last... I do intend on carrying your "to do" list with me in case we just happen to be in the neighborhood and in need of some great food. Thanks again and I can't wait to report back!

Jun 28, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Looking for a great steak!!!

I will- I hate they were closed for vacation!

Jun 23, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Oh the places we will go... But am I missing anything?

Hey everybody! My husband and I are looking forward to a visit to NoLa from July 8-14. I am a HUGE planner and have been looking forward to this for months- we have never been! Please review my itenary and see if I missed anything that would be a sin. Also, is there anything we definately not miss seeing or doing while there? Thanks so much!

Monday
L: Johnny's Po Boys
D: Emeril's

Tuesday
L: Mrs B's Bistro
D: Restaurant R'evolution

Wednesday
L: Acme Oyster House
D: GW FINS (possibly)

Thursday
L: Parkway Bakery
D: suggestions??

Friday
L: Domilise's
D: Restaurant August

Saturday
Brunch: Commander's Palace
Dinner: suggestions???

Jun 23, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Looking for a great steak!!!

Thanks for the advice! I did the same and have secured a reservation for us! I hope it lives up to the hype! Hope to report back with good things...

Jun 23, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Looking for a great steak!!!

As I posted earlier, Mr. John's will be closed for our time there so unfortunately it is out. R'evolution sounds WONDERFUL but according to opentable it is booked for the next 30 days... Apparently the word is out!

Jun 22, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

Looking for a great steak!!!

My husband and I will be coming for a weeklong stay for the first week in July. We have some great things planned (August, Emeril's, Mrs B's...) We would love a recommendation for a great (if at all possible PRIME) ribeye steak. After reading through all the boards our obvious choice would have been Mr. John's- but alas, they are close for the first two weeks of July. Anyone else know where we could get a great steak? Doesn't have to be a steakhouse but we do like a great cut of meat, prepared well, with little else done to it... Thanks in advance!

Jun 21, 2012
honeybrook_99 in New Orleans

One last meal

My husband does not drink wine nor is he a cocktail drinker so if I have any it will be a glass or two. I would not say alcohol would contribute largely to our bill...

Sep 10, 2011
honeybrook_99 in Manhattan

One last meal

$200/meal not including tax & tip ($100/person)

Sep 10, 2011
honeybrook_99 in Manhattan

One last meal

We are looking to come to NYC in December and I would like to know if you could pick only one place to give us a memorable meal where would it be? Any cuisine would be fine and would like the meal to be around $200 including drinks but not necessarily the tip. High end or not, just something my husband and I will always remember as an AMAZING meal. Thanks in advance!

Sep 10, 2011
honeybrook_99 in Manhattan

4 day's worth of restaurants- what do ya'll think?

Wow- thanks guss for all the responses! Last trip we did hit Peter Luger as well as Katz so that is why they did not make the list. We are from a VERY small town with no nice restaurants and a nice steak is a must for my husband. I did waffle between Babbo and Scarpetta so I could easily go the other way. We are going to be there from a Wednesday to Sunday so you may tell how the menus align. Also, we would like a mix of inexpensive as well as nicer meals during the stay due to budgetary restraints... Already considering some changes- with all the votes looks like we should definitely add EMP...

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

Sep 02, 2011
honeybrook_99 in Manhattan

4 day's worth of restaurants- what do ya'll think?

This will be my husband and my second trip to NYC and although I could move there, my husband says it will be our las for awhile. I want to make the trip (and the meals) memorable. We both enjoy eating, and I consider myself to be slightly more adventurous than he but we both mainly prefer American, French, or Italian classics- nothing too out there. The following is what I have planned out but any suggestions on not to miss locations would be great! Last time, sadly, the food was not the most memorable part of the trip and I would like to change that!

Day one:
Lunch- Grimaldi's
Dinner- Shake shack

Day two:
Breakfast- Clinton St. Baking Co.
Lunch- Stage Deli
Dinner- Strip House

Day three:
Breakfast- Sarabeth's
Lunch - Criff's dogs
Dinner- Scarpetta

Day four:
Breakfast- H&H bagel/Zabars
Lunch- Minetta Tavern
Dinner- Craft

Thanks!!!

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Minetta Tavern
113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

Stage Deli
834 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

Strip House
13 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

Grimaldi's
47 W 20th St, New York, NY 10010

Sep 01, 2011
honeybrook_99 in Manhattan

Not to miss eats in Manhattan

My husband and I are planning a 4 day trip to New York City the week before Christmas. We have been once before and the highlights from that trip were Peter Luger and Craftsteak. We also ate at Les halles and Katz deli. This, quite possibly, could be our last trip for some time and I want to know where we should definitely eat! We would prefer some cheap eats that are still great for lunch and some pricier places for supper (~$200 total) and maybe one splurge supper(~$500). We prefer either American, French, or Italian. Any and all recommendations are appreciated.

Jul 20, 2011
honeybrook_99 in Manhattan