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Sep 9, 2007 02:00 PM

First Trip to New Orleans

I will be staying in New Orleans with my BF during the week (Tues-Friday) later in the month.

I am looking for some recommendations of restaurants that won't break the bank. Where to go when you don't want to spend $150 for a dinner for two but still want a nice, delicious meal for lunch or dinner? We'll probably go for one "splurge" dinner but the rest of the trip would like to be more price conscious.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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  1. Lunch: Rio Mar for tapas, Mandina's & Acme Oyster House for seafood, Taqueria Corona for Mexican, Port of Call for burgers, Cafe East for incredible Chinese and an absurdly cheap 3 course lunch special!

    Dinner: Cochon, Impastatos, Tujagues, Muriels

    The places I listed for dinner are 50-70 dollar range for two with no alcohol. Impastatos had a 5 course dinner for 28-34 bucks, and the food is quite good, though not exceptional. Its easily the best deal on the list. If you decide to splurge, try August or Delmonico, both are significantly more expensive than the others though.

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    1. re: jessepilot

      Seriously, DO NOT go to Impastato's. Not worth the cash, or the drive to Metairie. If inexpensive is key, try Pho Tau Bay (delicious bahn mi for $3.50, closed on Sundays & Thursdays), Camellia Grill, Mandina's, Liuzza's on Bienville, Ye Old College Inn, poboys from Domilese, Parkway Bakery, or go to Casameto's and split an oyster loaf and a dozen raw.

    2. Eat New Orleans is good ... Coop's is another good option.

      1. Camelia Grill is great. Try Nacho Mama's for tex-mex, mikimoto for sushi, Tan Dinh for Vietnamese (Westbank), and how bout Jung's Golden Dragon for Chinese?

        1. for cheap. try a po-boy at Johnny's on St Louis Ave!

          1. Splurge - Gautreau's

            Lunch: Cafe Degas, Acme, Praline Connection, Casamento's, The Galley
            Dinner: Cochon, Herbsaint, Lillette, Jacques-Imo's
            also: Camilia Grill