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Need some help on dress codes - Luke and Mr B's

Thanks. It's great to get some factual information instead of some people's sartorial preferences. Knowing that I will be allowed to wear shorts is all I was looking for. I also wish to apologize to those who think ifs their personal business what others choose to wear. I will continue to make my own decisions about how I choose to dress. But thanks for all the opinions. And thanks for all the fish.

Apr 26, 2011
jzirnheld in New Orleans

Need some help on dress codes - Luke and Mr B's

Thanks for all the replies. I agree that neat is the least necessary in a place like that and I wouldn't consider being sloppy.
And, by the way, if anyone's been lately for happy hour I'm still wondering if they have the 50 cent oysters.

Apr 22, 2011
jzirnheld in New Orleans

Need some help on dress codes - Luke and Mr B's

Sorry, but you didn't really read my question. I am not concerned with what you would do but what would be acceptable to the restaurant management. I know how to dress and have been to many fine restaurants in New Orleans. This trip I am slumming. But I still want access to good food. As I stated, I have been to Luke's and been almost the only customer that was wearing a jacket and slacks. Almost everyone else was wearing jeans. And this is was in the evening. I am talking about happy hour for some oysters and am just trying to find out if I can get away with wearing shorts. And, also, the question about if they still have 50 cent oysters during happy hour. Thanks for replying.

Apr 21, 2011
jzirnheld in New Orleans

Cooter Browns - Oysters on the half shell

Do they still have them? Their online menu only shows the grilled oysters.

Apr 21, 2011
jzirnheld in New Orleans

Need some help on dress codes - Luke and Mr B's

Luke - I have been there before and apparently I was overdressed as it seemed pretty informal --most customers in jeans. But it was cooler weather. I will be heading down next week for Jazz Fest and am trying to travel lightly. I was wondering if nice shorts and a polo shirt would be okay for happy hour. Also, do they still do the 50 cent oysters at happy hour?

Mr B's - Only planning to have lunch in the bar area. Again, I am wondering about shorts and a polo shirt in that cilrcumstance. And don't worry, I won't be embarressed if I am underdressed. Don't get me wrong. I like to go to a nice restaurant and be well dressed. Just not this trip

Thanks Hounds.

Apr 21, 2011
jzirnheld in New Orleans

Restaurants in Mid City

Thanks to everyone. A ton of great information!

Sep 20, 2006
jzirnheld in New Orleans

Galatoire's - what to have

It all sounds wonderful. Thanks bunches!

Sep 20, 2006
jzirnheld in New Orleans

Marigny Restaurants and the Sante Fe

Thanks to you all. May try some others but will definitely visit Adolfo's. Thanks for the warning about Sante Fe.

Sep 20, 2006
jzirnheld in New Orleans

Galatoire's - what to have

There have been an enormous amount of positive comments on this board about Galatoire's; so many that I have decided I have to try it. My wife has never been to one of the classic old New Orleans restaurants so I want her to get a taste of the best they have to offer. I was wondering if there are any dishes that stand so much above the rest that they become a "you must try..." We will be going for lunch, if that makes a difference. Thanks.

Sep 19, 2006
jzirnheld in New Orleans

Marigny Restaurants and the Sante Fe

We will be staying in the French Quarter (arriving Thursday) without a car and thought it would be fun to try some restaurants in the Marigny. I always thought the Sante Fe sounded intriguing (a German chef doing Mexican food and specializing in seafood) and have heard that it just recently reopened. I would like to hear any comments about the Sante Fe, as well as other restaurant suggestions and what those restaurants do really well. Thanks.

Sep 19, 2006
jzirnheld in New Orleans

Restaurants in Mid City

We are returning to New Orleans for the first time since Katrina. We will be without a car and are planning to take the Canal streetcar to the art museum for the Ansel Adams show. I have eaten at Mandina's and had ice cream from Brocatto's and loved both but I understand neither is presently open. (We will arrive Thursday.) I am looking for a restaurant for lunch (something akin to Mandina's would be nice) that I could walk to from the streetcar (We both like to walk.) and then walk on to the museum. Someone suggested Liuzza's. Any comments about the restaurant or other restaurant suggestions would be welcome. Also, would there be any kind of safety factor in that area?

Sep 19, 2006
jzirnheld in New Orleans