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The old Ruth's

My husband and I truly miss the Broad location. Does anyone have a suggestion? We are not looking for anything fancy. I should say that parking is important being we are older and valet parking is a plus.

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  1. Valet at The Windsor Court, 7 on Fulton, Emeril's to name a few.

    1. What about Crescent City Steakhouse? Same neighborhood as the original Chris's, same style of steak. Big parking lot right behind the restaurant; bonus points for being locally owned & for returning after Katrina.

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      1. re: Hungry Celeste

        Don't foregt the jukebox which _used_ to have Stardust on it..haven't been lately though. (I still think of teh Original Chris' being the other one with the little curtained booths down by Da Track)

        What happened to Charlie's? haven't been there in forever.

        1. re: hazelhurst

          It Aint't Dere No More. More precisely, and more grammatically correct, it did not reopen after the federal flood.

          1. re: hazelhurst

            The jukebox at Crescent City ain't dere no more neither. everything else is pretty much the same though.

            1. re: Chris Martel

              anyone have an online menu of crescent city steakhouse? and wasn't the ruth's on broad the original one?

              at nite, is a walk from esplanade and broad to the crescent city steakhouse on broad all right? thanks.

              1. re: kevin

                eh, it's a pretty dodgy neighborhood, although the walk is only 2-3 blocks. I wouldn't do it alone at night.

                the menu is as follows:

                ribeye
                filet
                t-bone
                porterhouse for two

                don't waste your time on the vegetables.

                1. re: Chris Martel

                  The brabant potatoes are good (does that count as a veggie?)

                2. re: kevin

                  The original Ruth's was on Broad, different from the Ruth's on Broad that existed before the storm. Original Ruth's had been closed quite some time, I believe.

                  Don't walk on Broad. I'd feel a little uncomfortable during the day.

                  1. re: JGrey

                    so there was two ruth's steakhouses on broad?

                    1. re: kevin

                      I would like to kindly thank everyone for their suggestions. Hubby and I are looking forward to trying Crescent City.

                      1. re: kevin

                        They moved from the original location to the location extant before K.

                        1. re: JGrey

                          The Original One(the _first_ Original one) burned years ago but if I remember right it had been closed by then. It was a wonderful dump. used to go there after Da Track.

                          1. re: hazelhurst

                            where was the location of the first original? Closer to the Fairgrounds down Broad? Just wondering...

                            1. re: funkjester

                              what section of the city is the Fairgrounds in, is that Central City area?

                              also, as a side note, there's a fried chicken joint, called McHardy's or something like that? anyone have the right name and address, is it close to Broad and Esplanade.

                              1. re: kevin

                                Not Central City....the FG is situated at the edge of Esplanade Ridge and Gentilly. The track is a big place.

                                1. re: Hungry Celeste

                                  so what's the area of the track called?

                                  kinda like you have your Marigny, Bywater, French Quarter, CBD, Treme,
                                  wharehouse district, Uptown, etc.

                                  1. re: kevin

                                    We always referred to The Track as being in Gentilly---perhaps b/c it is on Gentilly Blvd. When Allen G. "Black Cat" Lacombe died a dozen or so years ago, the post-service party was held at The Fair Grounds (off season, no less! He'd been a handicapper out there for years and ran for Governor as a joke in the early 1960's on the strength of his fame) & I remember that it was specified as being in Gentilly--not that any of The Cat's friends would need to be told that. After everyone had "a sufficiency of libations" at the now-gone Clubhouse, the bugler tooted "call to Post" and everyone went outside to see the hearse parked at the 6 furlong starting line. It took off slowly and drove casually around the track as The Cat's friends all speculated that, with his legendary Bad Luck, the thing would throw an axle at the 16th pole. But it made it through and, as tears stood in many,many eyes, the hearse drove off the track, through the parking lot, onto Gentilly Blvs, and off to the cemetary. Now THAT'S how to hold a funeral! BTW, the Clubhouse food was damn good...the legendary Corn Beef and Cabbage (whoch used to be labelled as "The Winner" was outstanding. They had excellent horseradish and creole mustard. today, you can get a very good corn beef sandwich, especially if you tip the nice ladies well. Any race track is a glorious thing, but the Fair Grounds is in my heart with onl a few others. Can't wait for Thanksgiving Day when the Meet opens....

                                    1. re: hazelhurst

                                      with that kinda a storie i gotta get down dere likckety split.

                                      1. re: hazelhurst

                                        That story is a treasure. Thank you so much for sharing that. I am a lover of horse racing and the Fairgrounds is the best. Raw oysters, corned beef and great racing .OOHLALA.
                                        Did you see that the Thanksgiving Day dinners will be auctioned on E-bay this year?
                                        Doesn't effect me I am a rail person.

                                        1. re: hazelhurst

                                          All of those track employees are great, aren't they? The same two have been selling me corned beef sandwiches since before the old track burned down. I was so happy that Churchill Downs didn't get rid of the workers after they bought the place.