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What is your favorite restaurant in New Orleans?

Old Jan 12th, 2010, 07:26 AM
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What is your favorite restaurant in New Orleans?

What is your favorite restaurant in New Orleans? I have the Fodors guide and if I rely on it I'll have to eat at 40 restaurants in 4 days because the authors make them all sound so good!

The restaurant can be any type from hole in the wall to big splurge.

Thanks!
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 07:29 AM
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Too many to name!!! I love Paul Prudhomme's K Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, Cochon, and Camellia Grill...all for very different reasons!
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 08:48 AM
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Hole in the wall - Yo Mama's

Touristy and economical - Acme Oyster House

Taste of New Orleans and economical - Maspero's on Decatur

Breakfast - Cafe du Monde

Upcoming and economical - Oceana Grill

Can you tell we're put up cheap? *smile*
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 09:46 AM
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I am really afraid that I am repeating myself because similar questions have been asked at least for times during last week, but again my answers:

Acme Oyster House for an inexpensive fun place

Tujague's for an authentic creole dining experience (medium-priced)

BTW, we were kind of disappointed by Commander's Palace.. would not go there again.
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 11:32 AM
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My first stop is always, always Cafe Maspero for a muffaletta & Abita. + it is a great way to get caught up & 'into' New Orleans. (Sit @ the bar) Clover Grill for late night/hangover dining.
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 11:53 AM
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Echnaton, I did a search of "New Orleans restaurants" before I posted. There was a thread from last August about chefs' top choices, then there are two from '08 - one about high end restaurants and one about organic restaurants.

In this economy, I hate to rely on threads that are not recent for restaurant and retail recommendations. Our local paper did a "look back" at the end the year, and three of the top 10 restaurants of the previous year had closed.
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 12:04 PM
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We love Commander's Palace, and have been many many times over so many years.

We enjoy lunch and Sunday brunch there as well as dinner.

Also love Acme, Stella, Lilette, Friday lunch at Galatoire's, and Sunday brunch at Ralph's On The Park.

We went to Tujaques some years ago and were unimpressed. Maybe that night's menu just wasn't what we wanted.

So many restaurants, so little time!

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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 01:39 PM
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Ah, Missypie, Fodor's search function is a story of its own..

anyway, enjoy the restaurants!
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 01:43 PM
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Pascals Manele's bbq shrimp - have them pull the heads before serving

http://www.nola.com/sites/pascals/menu.html

I've eaten at most of the classic NOLA restaurants (on expense account and entertaining customers) and my favorite is THAT dish at that restaurant.
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 02:23 PM
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Missypie - Mr B's Bistro for the best BBQ shrimp in New Orleans across from the Monteleone on Royal.

Cochon is interesting. Johnnies Po-Boys in the Quarter. Emeril's NOLA in the Quarter for lunch sit at the chef's bar and watch the food come out.

for more pricey fair; Bayona, August, Cuvee, Galatoire's
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 04:19 PM
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I second Mr. B's. Creative touch on New Orleans classics.

Another vote for Acme.
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 04:21 PM
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Irenes

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran...Louisiana.html

and The Gumbo Shop

http://www.gumboshop.com/visit_the_r...estaurant.html
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 04:28 PM
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Bayona, August and Lilette.
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Old Jan 13th, 2010, 12:56 AM
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Jacques Imo's. Reasonable neighborhood place, excellent food, large portions.
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Old Jan 13th, 2010, 05:23 AM
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Commander's Palace - specifically the Sunday jazz brunch.
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Old Jan 24th, 2010, 05:03 PM
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Can't miss spots for me in every price category: K-Paul's, Mr. B's, Galatoire's, Arnaud's, Central Grocery, Cafe du Monde, Commander's Palace, Acme Oyster (or Felix's), Irene's, Johnny's Po-boys, Angelo Brocato's (ice cream). Plenty other spots are very good as well.
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I just moved here last June, but so far, my favorite is Herbsaint.
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Old Jan 25th, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Jacque-Imo's, definitely. Just ate there again in December and it was as fantastic as I remembered.

I also really liked Cochon, but Jacque-Imo's is so unique and fun.
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Old Feb 25th, 2010, 12:15 PM
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If we wanted a Sunday brunch that was not Commander's Palace, where would you suggest? Mr. Bs? We'd prefer not to dress up.
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Old Feb 25th, 2010, 12:31 PM
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I prefer Mr. B's brunch to Commanders.
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