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Old 09-11-2019, 09:07 PM   #1
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Headed to NO for the first time in two weeks. Looking for restaurant recommendations in the French Quarter to visit.

I have researched on TripAdvisor, but want first hand experience from the brotherhood.

Open to any type of cuisine, but really wanting to avoid the tourist traps if at all possible.


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Old 09-11-2019, 09:19 PM   #2
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Dragos is awesome and my favorite. Not necessarily French Quarterbut check it out. Lots of good food
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:51 PM   #3
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Cajun Blake will be along to hook you up.


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Old 09-11-2019, 10:03 PM   #4
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Gato negro at the far end of decatur street.
St Charles tavern on St. Charles, open 24 hours. Cops eat there so your less likely to get shot.
Vodoo bbq for the best greens in the city on st charles
For high end I'd choose Kingfish or one of the Brennan restaurants.

Deanie's is decent seafood wthout pretentious atmosphere.
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:05 PM   #5
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My favorite in the quarter was Oceana. Have fun
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:14 PM   #6
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I second the Dragos rec. Excellent charbroiled oysters. First I ever tried.
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:26 PM   #7
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Enjoy yourself but understand the quarter is full of pickpockets and thieves, watch out after dark and never walk alone.

And if someone bets you $10 they can tell you where you got your shoes, the answer is "on your feet"
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:32 PM   #8
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My favorite in the quarter was Oceana. Have fun


Think this was my favorite. Itís usually a Haze when Iím there lol


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Old 09-11-2019, 10:36 PM   #9
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Think this was my favorite. Itís usually a Haze when Iím there lol


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I think my entire NO experience was a haze
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:37 PM   #10
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I think my entire NO experience was a haze


Iíve been there 3 times. Every time is like the first time lol


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Old 09-12-2019, 12:20 AM   #11
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I was there a couple years ago and local referred me to Oceana Grill. It is right off of Bourbon St. Had to wait for a short time in line to get in, but it was definitely worth the wait and prices were reasonable.
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:38 AM   #12
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Commanders Palace is one of my favorites all time.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:44 AM   #13
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GW Fins is pretty good.
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:32 AM   #14
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I've been many times. Love it every time. Best people watching ever.

I've eaten just about everywhere, but my favorite is Mr. Ed’s just off Bourbon on Bienville.
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:53 AM   #15
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Brigstenís was the best food we had while there, we ate at quite a few restaurants. The Upper Line was also really good, and Peche was solid also, but itís trying to be trendy.

IMO, the Quarter is more for tourists so prices are higher and food isnít as good as other areas.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:09 AM   #16
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Oceana and Acme Oyster House are good. The Lucky Dog hot dog carts can be a life saver at 2 a.m.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:53 AM   #17
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Mr. B's
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:15 AM   #18
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Headed to NO for the first time in two weeks. Looking for restaurant recommendations in the French Quarter to visit.

I have researched on TripAdvisor, but want first hand experience from the brotherhood.

Open to any type of cuisine, but really wanting to avoid the tourist traps if at all possible.


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Things to do in New Orleans:

Restaurants:

1. Brennan's
2. Cafe Maspero
3. Commander's Palace Restaurant
4. Cafe du Monde
5. Central grocery
6. Ralph & Kacoo's
7. Deanie's Seafood Restaurant
8. Court of Two Sisters Restaurant
9. Mike's on the Avenue
10. K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
11. Galatoire's
12. Crescent City Brewhouse
13. Acme Oyster House
14. Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro

Things to See At Night:

1. Pat O'Brien's
2. Cat's Meow
3. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
4. Tipitina's
5. House of Blues
6. Funky Pirate
7. Bourbon Street!
8. Harrahís Casino

Things to See Day:

1. River Walk (closes at 6pm; leave area)
2. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
3. Cajun Critters Swamp Tours
4. Creole Queen
5. National World War II Museum
6. French Market
7. Royal Carriages, Inc.
8. Street Car Ride
9. Audubon Zoo
10. Oak Alley Plantation
11. Haunted History Tours, Inc.
12. Gallery Bienvenu

Tip:

If asked to take a bet on someone telling you where you got your shoes at even though they werenít there when you gotíem, just say, ďthere on my feet!Ē And move on. It is a street hustle.


Here is where you can find out info on everything listed. http://www.neworleanscvb.com/

Here is what is called lagniappe:

Recommended Fishing Guides:

1. Bayou Charters ( he guides out of Hopedale LA) http://www.captaincharlie.com/
2. Bourgeois Fishing Charters (guides out of Lafitte, LA) http://neworleansfishing.com/index.html
3. Captain Phil Robichauxís Saltwater Guide Service (also guides out of Lafitte, LA) http://www.rodnreel.com/captphil/index.asp
4. Mike Fernette (for Venice, LA) http://www.venicefishing.net/
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:21 AM   #19
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In the Q - GW Fin's

Saffron NOLA - on Magazine Street

Hustlers everywhere, don't fall for it. Just punch 'em in the mouth!
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:40 AM   #20
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Dino's is awesome. They serve potatoes instead of bread before meal. Shrimp/ Crawfish boil potatoes. Then you get a huge amount of fantastic food. Restaurant is pretty cool itself.

My favorite by far was coop's place. Hole in the wall place with amazing food. Not much to this place but it is awesome. Pretty cheap price for a place in French Quarter. Rabbit Jambalaya was great. http://www.coopsplace.net/

Like any other major city. Stay away from dark alleys. Don't travel alone at night. Keep you wallet in a front pocket. Don't carry a lot of cash and don't flash it around. I never felt uneasy during New Years celebration last year.

Voodoo shops are pretty cool. Check out some of the old cemeteries. Holocaust museum is top notch as well.

Lots of guys trying to sell you things. Ignore and keep walking.
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:16 AM   #21
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La Crepe Nanou is my favorite.
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:25 AM   #22
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Gumbo Shop for Gumbo
Steins Deli for a good sammich and an awesome beer selection out back.
Avenue Pub, upstairs section, for a very good whiskey/bourbon/scotch selection and down stairs for a good beer selection.
Cafe du Monde, avoid at peak hours. We usually hit it at night. No wait, breakfast time, looong wait.
Not a fan of Pat O'brien's. $23 for a hurricane, tasted like crap, but you can return the glass for $2. I went, once, just to tick it off the list.
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:35 AM   #23
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Go to the Monteleone and have a drink at the carousel bar that spins round n round. It spins real slow so don't worry bout motion sickness lol
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:36 AM   #24
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Maspero’s the oldest restaurant in the country, they also have a cafe near the french market ( the best muffuletta and French onion soup you will ever put in your mouth) Deanies has BBQ shrimp and crab au’gratin and over by the old navy base (not the quarter I know) best fried seafood
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:27 PM   #25
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Deanies is great and right off of Bourbon. Mulates has a great Cajun atmosphere with a cajun band at night - the food is just ok though. Cafe DuMonde is a must stop for breakfast or dessert - beignets and a cup of cafe au lait .
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:42 PM   #26
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WWII museum
Audubon Zoo
Jackson Square - walking around Qtr
St Louis Cathedral - view inside
Ride street car down St Charles from Carrollton to Canal street


Google the menus of ....
K-Paul's
Peche
GW Fins
Any restaurant by John Besh (google)
Cafe du Monde - beignets and coffee
Shaya - if you like Lebanese food .. hummus, etc...
Le Petite Grocery - (across the street from Shaya)
Stanley Restaurant Breakfast
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:58 PM   #27
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If you like sushi, check out Rockin' Saki.... sit at the bar and do your best not to drool in your food at the bartenders.
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:04 PM   #28
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Dragos is awesome and my favorite. Not necessarily French Quarterbut check it out. Lots of good food
YES!!! Dragos. "Charbroiled Oysters"
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:20 PM   #29
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From what I’ve heard GW Fins would be a great choice...Just recently bought his cookbook and it’s wonderful.
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:07 PM   #30
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Article just read today....just a taste

https://www.maxim.com/food-drink/dee...ookbook-2019-8
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:24 PM   #31
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Court of Two Sisters Jazz Brunch- legit vittles
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:26 PM   #32
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The Blind Pelican (Uber over there or ride the tram)
They have $3 a dozen oysters on the half shell happy hour. It is a fun place.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:56 PM   #33
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Lots of good ones already listed. Getting out of the Quarter, I'm a big fan of Mahoney's Po Boys on Magazine & Domilise's on Annunciation. The Camelia Grille on Carrolton just north of (the end of) St. Charles is a great little diner, and the Ruby Slipper is my favorite breakfast.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:19 PM   #34
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Royal House great charbroiled oysters.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:39 PM   #35
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I liked breakfast at the Ruby Slipper. I was also told that Surrey was a must for shrimp and grits, but I wasn't waiting 1.5 hours. Cafe du Monde for sure just for the beignets. Bourbon street was fun, but it was pretty nasty.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:45 PM   #36
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I stayed there for over a week back when I was testing to work for NOPD. Tried every restaurant that trip and seem to recall my favorite one being called "Felix's" But since nobody mentioned it above...it may be gone.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:57 PM   #37
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Camelia Restaurant- (breakfast) on Carrolton Ride streetcar down St. Charles till it turns right and ask driver to let you off on Carrolton to go to Restaurant

Willow Jeans ( breakfast)


Palace Cafe (Canal St.)

Lots of other great places have been mentioned in the above posts.
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