NYE vacation: advice on choices made?
Good foodie friend and foodie me are headed to NOLA for NYE (12/30, 12/31 and 1/1) - with some research I made the following choices:
12/30 - Muriel's Jackson Square
12/31 - Stella! prix fixe
1/1 - brunch at Bayona
I've yet to reach Cafe Degas...I would eat there instead of Muriel's if they had availability, and we still need a dinner place for the night of 1/1 - what's open, what's available, what's worth it and affordable? Between Stella! and Bayona our budget will be somewhat tight by New Year's Day night. Also....lunch spots during the day not requiring reservations in the FQ - good local healthy yummy food?
Any advice and tips, appreciated!
I'd second your nixing of Muriel's, based on two "event" dinners there. Nothing was above "just OK." I do not know what will be open, but think that Cochon would be a good choice.
If one wanted to stay in the FQ (and they are open), I've had nothing but very good meals at G W Fins. Some on this board have other feelings, though mostly on the sterility of the decor/setting.
In general, I'd say that the price-points are all about the same.
re: Bill Hunt
Unfortunately, I called Cochon, and they are closed Sunday 12/30 AND Tuesday 1/1. You would think with all the extra tourist traffic for New Year's and the Sugar Bowl that more restaurants would choose to be open all that week.
I ended up cancelling the Muriel's rez and going with Cafe Degas.
It's funny, I live fairly close to Charlotte, NC where the second GW Fins location is and I opted not to dine there for that reason, though I've yet to experience it....