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my list of restaurants for three days

Commander's Palace for lunch?

Nov 25, 2014
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Absolute don't miss

I'd suggest skipping Jacques-Imo's and trying something like Boucherie. . . .

Nov 24, 2014
hamsoda in New Orleans

Word on Balise?

Just wondering if there might be an opening date on Justin Devillier's new place. Anyone heard anything?

Thanks!

Nov 12, 2014
hamsoda in New Orleans

Is Brennan's officially open yet?

Anybody know?

Nov 10, 2014
hamsoda in New Orleans

New Orleans Restaurant choice

I believe the Commander's Palace has the largest wine cellar in the city. I'll leave the quality of it to others, but it's the biggest.

Nov 26, 2013
hamsoda in New Orleans

End of November Itinerary

I don't know how you're going to have room for these dinners if you eat lunch at all, but you could try Boucherie, Root, Cochon Butcher, Green Goddess, or one of the great po boy shops for lunch.

Domenica and Luke both have great happy hours, as does Kingfish.

Cure makes good cocktails, if you're out that way. Cane and Table might tempt you. French 75 is always good. You might want to try Bar Tonique, too.

Just some ideas. Hope you have fun.

Nov 20, 2013
hamsoda in New Orleans

First Cut at 5 Days in N.O.

Hey Chesapeake--

What kind of food do you want to eat for lunch? What neighborhood do you want to visit?

Sobou and Adelaide have cheap martini Commander's style lunches, and they're near you. Out in the Bywater there's Elizabeth's. Up by City Park on the streetcar is Ralph's. Down in the Irish Channel you can go to Tracy's, Parasol's, or Mahony's for a po boy. In Mid-City there's Katie's. In the Quarter you can try Sylvain (lunch/brunch Friday to Sunday). There's also Green Goddess, which I really like, myself.

You going fancy at lunch? Light?

I'm sure there'll be a lot of great suggestions from others, but there's my two cents.

Have fun.

Nov 13, 2013
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Room for dinner after a weekend brunch at Commander's Palace?

I guess it depends on the eater, but I'm usually able to eat a full dinner after I finish at the Commander's. Plenty of late night options in town, as you probably know, but if you take a walk through the Garden District for a few hours after brunch, that might lead you to a new appetite.

Places like Coquette and Dominique's are a little smaller on portion size than, say, Jacques-Imo's or Mat and Naddie's, so that might help a little bit, too.

Nov 04, 2013
hamsoda in New Orleans

Feedback on November visit

Well, you could switch around and try Coquette for dinner, or the Commander's Palace. There's also La Petite Grocery or La Crepe Nanou, depending on your eating preferences. Here's a list of open restaurants:

http://www.nomenu.com/joomla1/index.p...

Oct 29, 2013
hamsoda in New Orleans

NOLA this Friday!!

So many wonderful restaurants in town. Mandina's on Sunday is good. You can try Mat and Naddie's for non red meat options. Boucherie is excellent, too, and always has one seafood and one vegan dish on the menu.

What neighborhood do you want to be in?

Jun 27, 2013
hamsoda in New Orleans

NOLA this Friday!!

Redfish isn't so bad. Have the barbecued oysters there as a snack. The butternut squash soup is also pretty good. Quick bites.

Cure has a great happy hour. Luke and Domenica have amazing specials. Good luck.

Jun 26, 2013
hamsoda in New Orleans

Acme vs Pearl vs Casamentos

Okay, there's no contest here. Head out to Casamento's. Really. It's not even close. They could serve those oysters in a prison cell and all the other criteria wouldn't matter.

Oct 15, 2012
hamsoda in New Orleans

(Mostly) "Cheap Eats" weekend in August...please critique my list

Dick and Jenny's is pretty casual, but it's a little spendy. Great food, in my opinion. Mahoney's is a ways away, and gets mixed reviews, but I like it. Casamento's will be closed.

Jul 20, 2012
hamsoda in New Orleans

Felix's Bankrupt?

From Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07...

Anyone dropped by to see if it's shuttered?

Jul 20, 2012
hamsoda in New Orleans

Need Help with Large Group on Mixed Budget with Several Vegetarians in New Orleans

Bennachin is good for vegetarians. Commander's Palace will do, too, especially for lunch (with 25 cent martinis on weekdays, to boot). Boucherie for lunch is a good choice, as well as Dick and Jenny's. Mahoney's has a fried green tomato po boy that is excellent, IMHO. Coffee Pot in the Quarter has vegetarian options for breakfast.

May 23, 2012
hamsoda in New Orleans

Breakfast and Lunch OUTSIDE the French Quarter

Ooooooooops. Definitely not a local. I just visit a couple times a year.

Nov 18, 2011
hamsoda in New Orleans

Breakfast and Lunch OUTSIDE the French Quarter

Mila is close and has a $20 prix-fixe. Cafe Adelaide and Commander's Palace have 25 cent martinis at lunch. Elizabeth's or Satsuma in Bywater are good choices for breakfast. West from the FQ is Ruby Slipper for breakfast. As I'm writing this, I'm thinking there are too many places to mention. Dante's Kitchen for brunch, Mat and Naddie's new Meat + 3 lunches, Dick and Jenny's lunch, Parkway's po boys, or Mahoney's, or Tracey's. Casamento's is open for lunch some days. I'm dizzy already. I think everyone on the board would agree that there's more fantastic food outside the FQ than there is in it.

Good luck.

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Casamento's Restaurant
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

Cafe Adelaide
300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Ruby Slipper Cafe
139 S Cortez St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Nov 16, 2011
hamsoda in New Orleans

Good Place to Spend a Thanksgiving in NOLA?

Eater just posted a short list: http://nola.eater.com/archives/2011/1...

And Nomenu has a pretty exhaustive (though slightly unreliable, but you'll be calling ahead anyway) list: http://www.nomenu.com/thanksgiving/in...

A lot of people spend the afternoon at the track, too. Also a reserve ahead kind of thing.

Good luck.

Nov 10, 2011
hamsoda in New Orleans

Late night delivery in the FQ

Doesn't Verti Marte do that?

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Verti Marte
1201 Royal St, New Orleans, LA

Nov 08, 2011
hamsoda in New Orleans

Help! Celiac in NOLA!

Well, since this got resurrected, I'll just mention to those looking that Dick and Jenny's has a gluten-free menu, and they're great.

Aug 10, 2011
hamsoda in New Orleans

Take pity on a poor vegetarian soul!

What's up doc?

The fried green tomato po boy is delicious at Mahony's. Worth a trip.

Also at The Commander's Palace, you can have a great vegetarian lunch with 25 cent martinis in one of the city's best restaurants. Don't even need to call ahead. Sunday brunch is also an option, as well as dinner, there.

At Stanley in the Quarter you'll find great breakfasts and lunches without meat. Muriel's will also make you something great--a vegetarian I know said their off-the-menu choices made the best meal she'd ever had.

Also, check out Domenica's pizzas, half off at happy hour. Bennachin African, also in the Quarter (and BYOB), Red Fish Grill's butternut squash soup (actually worth a stop, just for a snack), no kidding), Mimi's in the Marigny, the vegetarian selection at Irene's or Meauxbar, Juan's Flying Burrito, Mike's on the Avenue (pretty much lunch only, as I remember it), and Dick and Jenny's. Don't miss Dick and Jenny's. So good.

Just off the top of my head, there. You're going to be just fine. And very happy, besides. If I think up some more, I'll come back to you.

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Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Mahony's
3454 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Bennachin Restaurant
1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Juan's Flying Burrito
2018 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Domenica
123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Aug 10, 2011
hamsoda in New Orleans

4 days 3 nights in New Orleans

Darn. I forgot the Thanksgiving tip.

Well, Cafe Adelaide is good, and it has a vegetarian option. Might be your best bet--if they have any reservations left. Pricey, but very tasty.

If not, you might be stuck at the Clover Grill. It's open. I've eaten a late Thanksgiving snack there myself.

Good luck.

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Clover Grill
900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Cafe Adelaide
300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Nov 24, 2010
hamsoda in New Orleans

4 days 3 nights in New Orleans

Hey deptt--

Commander's and Bayona will both set you up with vegetarian options for lunch, and both have cheap martinis at that time (25 cents and ten cents, respectively). If you're into that kind of thing. Specials at Bayona Wed-Fri and Commander's Mon-Fri.

Vegetarians should try Green Goddess in the Quarter, I'd think. Search these boards for other options.

Try the namesake at the French 75, if you can. And try a hurricane. Why not? Souvenir glass + war story.

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Bayona
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

Nov 24, 2010
hamsoda in New Orleans

4 days 3 nights in New Orleans

Hey deptt--

On Thanksgiving, much of the town is closed. You're going to have a tough time with dinner. I think Bourbon House or Cafe Adelaide might have something for you, but they're not cheap.

Lucky dogs can be had on the street, which is generally where they end up, in the form of vomit or garbage. I guess everyone has to try them. You might want to skip the hurricane, too, but I tried one the first time I was in town.

For vegetarians, I've had good luck at The Commander's Palace. If you're going for dinner, they have an option all set up for you on their online menu. If you don't see it on their daily, just say something, and you'll be fine.

Every place has Abita, really, but if you want to try many different kinds, you can hit up the Bulldog, Mid-City or Magazine Street.

You're going to get a lot better info from the others. Have fun.

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Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Cafe Adelaide
300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Bourbon House
144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Nov 24, 2010
hamsoda in New Orleans

Best Vegetarian options?

Bennachin in the Quarter is pretty good. And I haven't yet been to Green Goddess, but it doesn't look like you can go wrong, there. A lot of the more popular restaurants will set you up if you call ahead. These include Bayona, Commander's Palace, and even Cochon, surprisingly enough. Commanders' has a vegetarian option on their standard menu. I heard that Muriel's can put on a good show for the vegetarian, too.

Let's see. I think Meauxbar and Dante's Kitchen have those options on their menus, lunch or dinner or both. I think Iris does, too. Domenica has pizza and a lovely cheap happy hour. I think you can sort of get by at Bourbon House.

Breakfast at Ruby Slipper, Huevos, Stanley, and Surrey's will do the trick.

There's a fried green tomato po boy at Mahoney's (haven't tried it--make sure they don't have the implied shrimp included). I think Parkway has a french fry po boy. Red Fish Grill has a veggie sandwich for lunch. I can't imagine they wouldn't do it for dinner. I think Central Grocery will even make you a vegetarian muffaletta.

Is that enough? How long will you be in town?

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Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Bayona
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Huevos
4408 Banks St, New Orleans, LA

Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

Bennachin Restaurant
1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Bourbon House
144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Ruby Slipper Cafe
139 S Cortez St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Domenica
123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Nov 24, 2010
hamsoda in New Orleans

Martini Specials

I'm going to hit up the Commander's Palace next week and take advantage of their 25 cent martinis. I know Bacco, Brennan's, and Antoine's have the same kind of deals, but I'm not really all that fond of those places.

I think Bayona has something similar, but do they have a martini special at Saturday lunch, too? How about other places?

Hate to sound like a lush, even if I am, but I like to combine some of these good restaurants with a little savings. Costs can start to add up a little, as I'm sure you've all noticed.

Thanks for your help!

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Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Bayona
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Bacco Restaurant
310 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Nov 22, 2010
hamsoda in New Orleans

Thanksgiving dinner (or brunch or lunch) in New Orleans - Vegetarian and/or seafood recommends

I'd go with Adelaide. Lovely cocktails, and an actual, real vegetarian option on the dinner menu. Hard to find. Good place, too.

Nov 18, 2010
hamsoda in New Orleans

Where is the best Po-Boy in the Quarter?

I suck. Sorry.

Nov 15, 2010
hamsoda in New Orleans

Where is the best Po-Boy in the Quarter?

I'd go with Johnny's, myself.

Nov 15, 2010
hamsoda in New Orleans

Late-night burger spot off Bourbon

Port of Call? Verti Marte?

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Verti Marte
1201 Royal St, New Orleans, LA

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

Nov 08, 2010
hamsoda in New Orleans