United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Trip Report: Another wonderful visit (and Thanks for your help)

Jump to last reply

We snuck away for a busman's holiday and spent 3 great nights in New Orleans at the Hotel Monteleone, our new New Orleans home. We enjoyed Mr. B's Bistro, KPaul's, Jacque Imo's (be prepared for the $35.00 cab ride r/t), Galatoire's, Cochon, Cafe' Beignet, Brennan's, Clover Grill and Cafe DuMonde. We had amazing food everywhere but two standouts were the boudin (spelling?) at Jacque Imo's and the filet mignon at KPaul's. Our waiters everywhere were just amazing and just as impressive as the food they were serving.

Had a Sazerac or two, Lemon Drops as often as I could, a Milk Punch with a lovely brandy, a few mojitos and a Pimms Cup. Loved the local brew too.

We enjoyed The Maple Leaf and of course, Preservation Hall. The Sonesta in the Quarter had some good music happening there one night. I discovered Faulkner's Bookstore on Pirates' Alley, discovered a first edition there too. The concierge and the doorman at the Monteleone arranged a tour of the city for us with a wonderful man, a cab driver who was born in New Orleans and lives in the 9th Ward. He gave us our own tour through the entire city. It was one of the best tours we've ever taken. This man knew his stuff. He even brought us to his restored home in the 9th Ward. It was our pleasure.

A lot of other little things happened that go under the 'You had to be there' category but they made our trip special too and they could only have happened in New Orleans. As always, the most impressive component of New Orleans continues to be the people who live there.

Thanks to everyone here for your help while planning; we had a wonderful trip.

6 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Place for a drink where kids are allowed? An NYC question.
  2. 2 Hotels in LA ... I know...how long is a piece of string type question...
  3. 3 Napa Girls Getaway - Need hotel advice
  4. 4 Seeking advice from year round Tucson residents
  5. 5 Grand Staircase Esclante National Monument
  6. 6 Grand Circle Itinerary Utah
  7. 7 Alaska- cruise or land? and most scenic areas?
  8. 8 Trip Report My Boston weekend...killing time near MGH
  9. 9 New York City Restaurants
  10. 10 Dining in D.C.
  11. 11 Lunch with little girls UWS?
  12. 12 Charleston, SC Beaches
  13. 13 9 Day Trip to Yosemite, Oregon and Washington State
  14. 14 traveling Amtrak cross country
  15. 15 Jersey City Parking
  16. 16 let's do a new Hawaii countdown
  17. 17 Washington DC Metro
  18. 18 AirBnB is illegal in San Francisco,
  19. 19 Best Glacier viewing (by boat) from Seward or Whittier
  20. 20 Trip Report Spring Break in California: San Francisco, Yosemite and up the coast
  21. 21 Little Bighorn Battlefield & Yellowstone
  22. 22 Camping Summer of 2015 Yellowstone? Yosemite? GT?
  23. 23 Las Vegas to Los Angeles via Death Valley
  24. 24 San Diego/Los Angeles Trip with Teens
  25. 25 Alaska cruise and land
View next 25 » Back to the top