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Looking for great steaks!

In this order, my favorites are...

1) O'Brien's Grille - It's on the Westbank, but it's worth the trip. It's the best steak I've ever had and the best BBQ shrimp too.
2) Mr. John's
3) Ruth's Chris
4) La Boca

Apr 11, 2012
nikinik in New Orleans

Old school New Orleans Sunday Brunch suggestions?

Atchafalaya is my favorite brunch place, hands down.

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the build your own bloddy mary bar...complete with real bacon bits.

Apr 11, 2012
nikinik in New Orleans

Veal Sweetbreads for our Anniversary

+1 La Boca

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La Boca Restaurant
857 Fulton St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Aug 07, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Cheap eats - two nights - 5 guys on a road trip

Luke for happy hour. It's everyday...even on the weekend, from 3-6 pm. 50 cent oysters and 1/2 price drinks. You could eat a dozen raw oysters and have a beer for $10.

Hong Kong market. It's not a "restaurant' but you can get some great cheap eats at their deli. We went last weekend and got a bahn mi and also a full styrofoam container of a chopped up pig leg for $5.50. I'm not kidding. My husband and I split it and it was enough food.

Pho Tau Bay - XLarge bowl of pho and a drink for under $10.

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Pho Tau Bay Restaurant
113 Westbank Expy, Gretna, LA 70053

Hong Kong
7605 Westbank Expy, Marrero, LA 70072

Aug 07, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Fest Dining...I know, I know...don't shoot me

I'm almost positive that LBTT does not serve food on JF days. They are strictly a liquid diet kind of place on those days. All of the tables are cleared out and it's only several lines leading up to the bar. They open at 10 where you can start with bloody marys (which are fantastic). After the fest, everyone swarms there to drink some more and hear live music. It's like a huge block party. There's a live band outside and they are making serious money on liquor.

Apr 29, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Midnight Eats?

Stop at City Diner in Metairie on the way in from the airport. It's 24 hours and it's good.

http://www.citydiner.biz

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City Diner
S I 10 Service Rd E, Metairie, LA 70003

Apr 22, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Late-night Saturday dinner near hotel?

They have good chicken fried steak.

Apr 21, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

child friendly breakfasts near FQ

EAT
Stanley
Cafe Amelie
Clover Grill

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Clover Grill
900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Eat Restaurant
900 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Stanley Restaurant
547 St Ann St, New Orleans, LA

Cafe Amelie
912 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Apr 21, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Late-night Saturday dinner near hotel?

This is the best advise you'll get! Please listen. There are so many people that end up just wandering into places and they end up sorely disappointed and then come away from out city wondering what all the fuss is about. Go to places recommended on this site, and you can't go wrong. Wander into touristy places in the quarter and you can go very wrong.

Apr 21, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Partaille's at Bouche

Thanks so much for the info. I just saw an ad in Gambit for them and was wondering about it!

Apr 21, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

NOLA review: food and cocktails!

Cab fares run according to both distance and time.

Apr 21, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Chow in Metairie for Jazz Fest?

Absolutely hit Impastato's

Another suggestion is Ristorante Filippo

If you're looking for really late night, good cafe grub, City Diner is good.

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Impastato's Restaurant
3400 16th St Ste A, Metairie, LA 70002

Ristorante Filippo
1917 Ridgelake Dr, Metairie, LA 70001

Apr 21, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Best Burger in NOLA?

Jackson (bacon chipotle burger is out of this world)
Port of Call
Swamp Room
Beach Corner
Avenue Pub

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Avenue Pub
1732 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

Swamp Room
5216 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006

Apr 20, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Where to eat late on a Thursday night

You are so right! We're going to be there this Thursday and I still didn't think to suggest it

Apr 20, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Where to eat late on a Thursday night

Adolfo's in the Marigny! A lot of people on here rave about Coop's. We tried it a few weeks ago and it was horrible.

Apr 20, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

fun restaurant to celebrate 23rd birthday with friends (during 1st jazzfest weekend...)

A party of 15 might be difficult for Boucherie to accommodate. It's pretty small.

+1 Jacques-Imo

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Jacques-Imo's Cafe
8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Boucherie
8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Apr 20, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

First time in New Orleans at Jazz Fest

Adolfo's...also in the Marigny

Apr 20, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Favorite Mojito in NOLA?

+1 El Gato Negro

Apr 19, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

House of Blues

I love Susan Tedeschi! Should be a great show!

Apr 16, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Sunday Breakfast/Brunch in French Quarter/CBD?

EAT
Green Goddess

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Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

Apr 14, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Commanders is booked - any other Sunday brunch recs?

The Shrimp and Grits are INCREDIBLE!

Apr 12, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

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

+1 on Cochon Butcher, Green Goddess and Boucherie

Add Lola to the list.

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Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

Boucherie
8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Apr 09, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Recent trip to New Orleans continues to win me over - review

Great review! Thanks for sharing. Sounds like the pizza place you went to was Slice...and we actually ate there last night! It's our favorite!

We're also big fans of Jacques-Imo!

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Jacques-Imo's Cafe
8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Slice Pizzeria
1513 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Apr 07, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Food truck at Tipitinas?

It is still there sometimes....but did you know that the people who run the truck (Called the Que Crawl truck) now have a restaurant! It's very reasonable and it's very good! It's called Boucherie. If you want to eat there during JF, I'd make reservations now.

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Boucherie
8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Apr 06, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Reservations for 11, this Thursday Night

Cochon

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Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Apr 05, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Best Shrimp and Grits in the FQ?

Also I LOVE the SnG at Atchafalaya...but they aren't in the FQ.

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Cafe Atchafalaya
901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Apr 01, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

AWESOME

Sonny is still at Sake Garden.

Apr 01, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

Best Shrimp and Grits in the FQ?

EAT
Green Goddess

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Eat Restaurant
900 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

Apr 01, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

AWESOME

I think Sake Garden is better and definitely more consistent, and it's around the corner. I also think Megumi is much better.

Mar 31, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans

crawfish

I've gotten them from Sal's Seafood 3 times in the past 2 weeks and they are INCREDIBLE! It's rare that I find a boiled seafood place that does everything right. They do. The crawfish are perfectly seasoned and cooked, as are the potatoes and corn.

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Sal's Seafood
1512 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA

Mar 30, 2010
nikinik in New Orleans