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FQF Dinner Recommendations

Gotta say, I've never had a bad meal in New Orleans, some better than others but never bad.

Jan 31, 2014
cbarker in New Orleans

FQF Dinner Recommendations

Patois looks great. How have I missed this place.

Jan 31, 2014
cbarker in New Orleans

FQF Dinner Recommendations

I forgot about Irene's!

I',m kind of on the fence about August. We tried it once, and it seemed a little too fussy, but might need to give it another try.

We did GW Finn's this last December, sat at the bar - the fish was fantastic.

Thanks for the recommendations, I think my decision just got harder!

Jan 31, 2014
cbarker in New Orleans

FQF Dinner Recommendations

Headed back down to New Orleans for French Quarter Fest this April, and this time we will have a two other couples in tow. All Californians, the husband and I make it down about 4 times a year and like to try a new restaurant each time.

Three nights and we each are picking a restaurant, so far we have on the list:

Louisiana Bistro
Clancy's

Husband and I have done them both and loved them (although I was a little tipsy at Clancy's, I "remember" it being a really great meal.)

Staying in the Quarter, but willing to cab it for a great meal. Looking for something nice, doesn't have to be jacket and dresses (although we ladies do like to play dress-up), maybe in the same wheel house an the two above, and of course delicious. Not too concerned about the wine list, we can always cocktail.

Here are a few places I have in mind, but would love to hear your suggestions:

Bayona's
Coquette (haven't been there yet)
Cochon's
Adolfo's (never been there but have heard great things - do they take reservations?)
Herbsaint (haven't been there yet)

Thank you very much for your help!

Jan 29, 2014
cbarker in New Orleans

Please Critic my Culinary Itinerary

Sounds perfect! I think I've got the husband sold on it.

Aug 25, 2012
cbarker in New Orleans

Please Critic my Culinary Itinerary

Thanks for the feedback. I agree, Yo Mama's is nothing special, just convinient; we really like Boondock Saint's next door. I do like Johnnie's po'boys, maybe lunch will be made up of that, Katie's, Galatorie's, CP, and Coop's. Hate to waste a meal when there are so many great choices.

:) I did realize, after booking the trip, it was Southern Decadence. Fortunately, we are not socially conservative.

Aug 25, 2012
cbarker in New Orleans

Please Critic my Culinary Itinerary

Oops, I meant critique! (So embarrassed right now).

Aug 08, 2012
cbarker in New Orleans

Please Critic my Culinary Itinerary

Hi All!

My husband and I are headed back to New Orleans August 30th-September 4th. Each time we visit, I try to add a least one or two new places to our old favorites. The following is my ambitious itinerary (knowing full well if we're having fun somewhere, dinner might just turn out to be the Clover Grill at midnight.) You're thoughts and feedback are greatly appreciates.

**We are rarely up in time for breakfast, hence no breakfast places. If for some strange reason we are up, I'm usually in need of a spicy bloody mary.

Friday:

Lunch at Galatorie's - I hear lunch on Friday is a riot. We've never been, and hoping to make it this trip.

Dinner - If I get the husband to lunch at Galatories, dinner will most likely be where ever we end up, maybe Coops, Green Goddess, Mr. B's or Katie's. Only place we haven't tried is Katie's, but I recently saw it on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and the cochon de lait sounded great.

http://www.katiesinmidcity.com/

Saturday:

Lunch - Where ever, maybe Yo Mama's, Johnny's or Mother's. Haven't tried Mother's yet, but I've heard great things. Any recommendations on what to order at Mother's?

http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/

Dinner - K-Paul's. We love this place! Mostly for the food, but there is a darling bartender that we look forward to visiting every trip.

Sunday:

Lunch - Where ever, maybe brunch at Green Goddess. We sat outside and drank champagne here once and had a great time, but I think the forecast is for rain, so maybe one of our old standbys, Coop's or Yo Mama's.

Dinner - R'evolution, GW Fin's or Coquette. We haven't tried any of these yet. R'evolution is new I think, and I've only read great reviews on chowhound so far.

http://www.revolutionnola.com/

http://www.coquette-nola.com

http://gwfins.com/

Monday:

Lunch - Maybe Commander's Palace. Never been and definitively want to try, one of these days.

Dinner - Dinner - where ever we end up. We are staying in the Quarter so maybe GW Fin's or Sylvain (LOVE champagne and french fries!

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Tuesday:

Lunch - Mr. B's, kind of a tradition now on our last day. We sit a the bar and have BBQ Shrimp and plan our next trip back.

Of course, all can be mixed, matched or nixed. Thanks so much for any feedback. This board has been a wealth of knowledge for me in planning culinary adventures in my favorite city.

~Christine

Aug 08, 2012
cbarker in New Orleans

GIRL'S WEEKEND TO NEW ORLEANS - ADVICE NEEDED

If you get the chance, please report back and let us know how the trip went. Have fun!!

Jul 24, 2012
cbarker in New Orleans

GIRL'S WEEKEND TO NEW ORLEANS - ADVICE NEEDED

I'd suggest Sylvain for Friday night, just to have another option to throw out to the girls. It's a darling little place, and they make really good drinks. I'm thinking champagne and french fries might be on the agenda for my next trip.

http://www.sylvainnola.com/

Jul 18, 2012
cbarker in New Orleans