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LaStrada

Has anyone dined at the Italian restaurant LaStrada in Rockaway?
We're thinking about trying it out soon. Any comments would be appriciated

Apr 15, 2010
zach623 in New Jersey

Best bars with great food in NOLA

Whenever we go to NO and are looking for some really good bar food, we go over to the Alibi on Iberville

Mar 14, 2010
zach623 in New Orleans

Bellisimo Ristorante

I recently heard from a co-worker that Bellisimo's Italian restaurant in Hillsboro is great.
Has anyone dined there who could provide some feed back?
Thanks

Feb 02, 2010
zach623 in New Jersey

Resturants to avoid in the French Quarter?

Oh my, I can't agree more. Just the worst restaurant we have ever attempted to eat at ever. Once our order was placed, we had a very long wait for our dinner and then the wrong order was delivered and it was cold. We could not wait to get out of there

Jan 22, 2010
zach623 in New Orleans

Group of 12 heading to New Orleans 2/11-2/14/10 need restaurant/parade/low key ideas?

My wife and I have done the grandstand at Michaul's on St Charles a couple of times for a number of different parades. All of can eat and drink for as long as you are there and most important use of the bathroom all the while you are there. Prople are friendly and we had a great time

Jan 06, 2010
zach623 in New Orleans

top dive bars in new orleans

How about The Alibi on Iberville?

Nov 27, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

top dive bars in new orleans

The same thing happened to my wife and me a couple of years ago when we were there for "light" Mardi Gras. It was quite a site to see this beautiful animal looking right in your face. We asked him if he wanted a beer but he said no, he was on duty

Nov 27, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

Radio City

Thank you City Kid, this looks great, just what we we're looking for. I think we're going to try it

Oct 29, 2009
zach623 in Manhattan

Radio City

We'll be in the city for the Christmas show at Radio City on Nov 24th. We'd like to have dinner in that area after the show.
Not too expensive, a nice family place, we'll have two pre-teens with us.
Any suggestions would be appreicated

Oct 27, 2009
zach623 in Manhattan

NJ girls visiting NOLA Columbus Day Weekend 09

I'm also from the great state of New Jersey and just love Jersey girls!
I agree with edible's picks. I'd also recommend walking to Frenchmen st. in the Marigny for some great music. It also has some good late night places to snack. We always visit 13 when we're there and Mona's.
Back in the FQ, we also try to get to The Quarter Master for some good late night food, as well as Alibi's for burgers.
Yes, try Mandina's it's one of our favorites.
If you get a chance, take the ferry over to the West Bank and visit The Dry Dock, lots of fun and pretty good food; it's right down the street from the ferry exit.
Visit Lafitte's for a drink
If you like Middle Eastern food, we enjoy Attiki on Decauter. I think they also have belly dancing on Friday and Sat. nights, it's a goodd time.
No matter where you end up going, have a great time!

Sep 18, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

One "nice" dinner

The last time my wife and I were New Orleans (Feb) we decided to go to Irene's for our romantic dinner. We were not disappointed. Everything was great, food, service and atmosphere (spelling??). Try it, I don't think you will be disappointed either

Jun 26, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

Tasty Breakfasts in the FQ & Marigny

EAT, Elizabeth's and Petunia's

May 25, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

Trip Report 5/8 - 5/15

We love EATS also. My wife was looking for a good place to get shrimp and grits and thanks to recommandations from this forum, we tried and loved them there.
Sorry you were turned off by Petunia's. We had breakfast there a few times and always had good experiences; however, we never ordered the crepes so we never realized they were so expense.
BTY, did you try a Sazerac at French 75? We thought they were very good

May 21, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

Irene's or Mandina's?

We have been to both and enjoyed each. However they are each different.
Mandina's a nieghborhood type place with lots of activity going on around you. We enjoyed the shrimp remoulade and spagetti and meat balls.
Irene's is more upscale and quiet and relaxing. I had the rosemary chicken and loved it.
I don't think you can go wrong with either

May 21, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

New Orleans Seafood Restaurants

A few years ago, my wife and I stayed at the Holiday Inn on the West Bank for Mardi Gras. We'd party in the FQ and then catch the ferry back to the West Bank. Before we caught the schuttle to the hotel we'd stop and party at the Dry Dock. We had as much fun there as we did in the FQ and the food was better than we'd expected. Whenever we go back to NO we try to get there for lunch or early dinner

May 21, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

Open VERY late or 24 hrs

I'll second 13 and The Alibi. What about The Quarter Master also

May 15, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

New Orleans with a 9 year old

We took our son, who was 7 at the time, to Mandina's one Sunday afternoon for dinner and he loved the spaghetti and meatballs. He also enjoyed the streetcar trip to and from Mandina's

May 06, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

Leaving Baghdad for a NOLA R&R in August-- HELP!

I just want to say THANK YOU for what you are doing for us. If it were up to me, you would eat whereever you want for free.
Thanks again

Apr 29, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

Inexpensive Restaurant for Dinner in the French Quarter

I second the Mona Lisa and for take out the Quarter Master.
The last time we were in New Orleans we had a pretty inexpensive late night dinner at 13 on Frenchmen and the food was reallty good. Also, if you like Middle Eastern, try Attika on Decatur. Try Mona's also on Frenchmen.

Apr 23, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

Tommy's vs. Irene's, Update?

My wife and I were there this past Feb. Made a reservation for 830 and didn't have to wait at all. Staff was very friendly and kind. Our waiter noticed that my wife was stuffed up with the effects of a cold and asked her if she'd like a cup of tea with lemon after dinner. Oh, and the food was terrific.

Apr 20, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

Arnaud's

As I have stated so many times on this forum, Arnauds is a great place for dinner and prior to dinner, you should have a drink in the bar and regradless of who is there , Chris or Tito, you'll have have a really good time. Try it, you'll like it

Apr 19, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

Bayona or Arnaud's?

My wife and I have been visiting New Orleans twice a year, every year for the last ten years and we always make it a point to visit Arnaud's for dinner each time we are down there. You won't be disappointed if you visit Arnaud's for dinner.
Stop in at the bar before dinner and have a drink with, depending on who is bartending, Chris or Tito. Tell them the couple from NJ sent you

Apr 14, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

Breakfast: since I'll miss Bluebird...

Not necessarily in this order, EAT, Petunia's, Elizabeth's. We love each one

Apr 04, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

holes in the wall

Wow, I forgot about Alibi, a cool place to hang out and the late night food is great

Mar 26, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

French Quarter Festival w Children

A few years back, we took our then 6 year old Son to the French Quarter Festival and we all had a great time. We kept to the Jackson Square and the Riverwalk area. The music, food and all around atmosphere during the Festival was awesome. We took a streetcar to Mindina's for dinner one night and he loved the ride and the meatballs. We also rode the ferry back and forth across the river, and he thought that was super. We also visited the Imax and the Aquarium and walked through the French Quarter Market for gifts. He couldn't eat enough beignets at Cafe Du Monde. We stayed in The Marigny so at night we were out of the Quarter area. Max, our Son, fell in love the New Orleans because of that trip and even though we've been back a few more times since that trip, he always asks when we are going back again. Take the kids and enjoy.

Mar 25, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

holes in the wall

We loved Coop's, Elizabeth's and if you get to Frenchmen try "13". Also, don't forget Mona Lisa's and if you like Middle Eastern please try Attiki on Decauter

Mar 23, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

First NO trip

The last two times my wife and I have been to New Orleans, we've stopped in at Petunias for breakfast and loved it. Great food and the portions are big. Make sure to have the fresh squeezed OJ to start.

Mar 23, 2009
zach623 in New Orleans

Washington DC Trip

Thank you all for your help
I'll try and report back on where we went when I get back
Thanks again
Zach

Washington DC Trip

Steve, thanks so much for your help!

Washington DC Trip

Gee, sorry about that. Medium price range. I did mention our 8 year old Son, so yeah, we'd like a kid friendly place and the fact that I didn't mention a specific cuisine, was leaving it open to any type of cuisine. Hope this helps