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zetcat May 10, 2007 08:18 AM

Olivers Creole Restaurant on Decatur and Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar on Bourbon. Looking for casual, modestly priced, creole or New Orleans style eats when we visit the FQ in a few weeks. Want to eat New Orleans food ..not the food I can eat at home.
ALSO..when we made our reservations in the Quarter we were told Petunia's is closed. Is that correct? HOPE NOT.

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    Spencer May 10, 2007 08:56 AM

    Not sure Felix's on Bourbon is open. Better check on that.

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      jessicheese May 10, 2007 09:12 AM

      Felix is open- some friends of mine were there last week. They said the food was great, but they wished the portions were larger.

    2. uptownlibrarian May 10, 2007 10:19 AM

      Acme is better than Felix's, in the Quarter. But Casamento's uptown is best of all.

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        gginnola May 10, 2007 04:56 PM

        I agree, if you're going for oysters, Casamento's is the best!

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        JGrey May 10, 2007 10:36 AM

        Felix's is open. About the same as Acme Oyster House, I often take out of towners to the uptown location, pretty standard New Orleans food at a decent price.

        Also check out Remoulade on Bourbon St, it is attached to Arnaud's. Stay away from the pizza/burgers on the menu, and you can get some pretty good food. I've heard you can order off the Arnaud's menu as well, but I've never tried.

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          steveds May 10, 2007 10:52 AM

          Petunia's is absolutely open (and terrific)! Take a $10 cab ride to the Bywater for Elizabeths for lunch or brunch at a quintessential NOLA joint.

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          Fydeaux May 11, 2007 06:06 AM

          Petunia's is definitely open and is as delicious as it ever was.

          As for casual, moderately priced, and wonderful New Orleans food, you cant beat Coop's near the French Market end of Decatur.

          Here's a link to my post about my own recent trip and a few rarely discussed places.
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/397257

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            NolaRola May 15, 2007 12:36 PM

            Petunia's is open and has HUGE portions. Don't think I've tried Felix's, but I agree with others that Acme Oyster House is good.

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            Blumie May 21, 2007 10:45 AM

            Go to Petunia's for breakfast or lunch. Go to Coop's for dinner. (Be prepared for REAL New Orleans at Coop's, not the dressed up version you'll find at many FQ restaurants.) Nough said.

            One other thought: why are you limiting yourself to the FQ? There are so many great options a quick cab ride away?

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              Everett Kerth May 21, 2007 10:49 AM

              My recommendations for New Orleans are all outside of the French Quarter, and it would be worth your while to try some of these places because the prices are cheaper, the service is better, and the menu selections are more varied: 1.) Brigtsens, 2.) Clancy's,
              3.) The Upperline, 4.) Jacques-Imo's, 5.) Feelings Cafe, 6.) Vincents (on St. Charles Ave., 7.) Ralph's on the Park, 8.) Vizzards, 9.) Tommy's, 9.) 1179, 10.) Herbsaint

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                Blumie May 21, 2007 10:53 AM

                To you excellent list I would add Dick & Jenny's near the top, as well as Stella! (which does happen to be in the FQ, albeit in a less traveled area of the FQ).

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