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RobandLot Apr 29, 2008 12:04 PM

Might be going to a concert Sat night so I am looking for advice on a good spot to eat, and also if anyone knows about how safe it is late night in the area. Usually by midnight - 2 AM I'm on the other side of the Quarter or out by Tip's.

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    mcegielski Apr 29, 2008 12:22 PM

    Adolfo's above the Apple Barrel Bar on frenchmen. hat place is great. Get the corn and crab canneloni and the grouper with ocean sauce. you will not be dissapointed! no reservations, get their as early as you can and have a drink downstairs until the can seat you.

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      geegeeTX Apr 29, 2008 12:46 PM

      I second this rec - the Apple Barrel Bar is a nice, tiny spot. Adolfo's is great.

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        Fydeaux Apr 30, 2008 07:19 AM

        I heartily agree. Adolfo's is one of my favourite restaurants anywhere. The Apple Barrel is as dive a dive bar can be, but great fun and a great place to strike up conversations with complete strangers. Coco Robicheau plays there on Saturday nights starting around 10 or 11. If you want to hear deep Louisiana Blues, he's your man.

        Marigny Brasserie is also excellent.

    2. malenky Apr 29, 2008 12:25 PM

      Sukho Thai is great. It is BYOB as well. It's pretty safe late night. There will be a lot of other people around.

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        brendastarlet Apr 29, 2008 12:29 PM

        North of Esplanade, keep your wits about you. That used to be a not-great area of New Orleans. South of Esplanade, it's just like anywhere else in the Quarter.

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          Hungry Celeste Apr 30, 2008 08:55 AM

          Don't you mean Rampart?

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        bbares81 Apr 29, 2008 02:56 PM

        FYI Adolfo's is BYO as well.
        Snug Harbor has the best burger in the city IMO.
        The nicest place on Frenchman is Marigny Brassiere.
        As long as you remain on the area of Frenchman with the bars/restaurants you will be fine safety-wise.

        dba and Spotted Cat are two great live music spots on Frenchman as well.

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          mcegielski Apr 29, 2008 07:43 PM

          adolfo's is not BYOB

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          MrsKheartsNola Apr 29, 2008 04:44 PM

          If you go to the Marigny Brassiere get the cucumber martini...YUM!!

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            gkahn Apr 29, 2008 04:54 PM

            during jazz fest there is usually a bbq truck somewhere on frenchman's (outside dba?). that will certainly do the trick and keep the party rolling! have fun!

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              RobandLot Apr 30, 2008 09:05 AM

              Great ideas so far- we're going to see MIA at 619 Frenchmen (I think I have the number right) which seems to be in the middle of things, but I wasn't sure. Adolfo's looks great, as does Marginy Brasserie. Always trying to keep an eye out for something new and fun.

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                Frolic Apr 30, 2008 01:02 PM

                There is a new yakitori place. Haven't tried it, but it could be interesting.

                If the barbecue truck on Frenchmen is the Que Crawl (normally parks outside Tipitina's), then that's a great option. It's a lot more than barbecue. Get the fried grit sticks.

                I want to go to MIA, but I've heard she scheduled to play at 2am. That probably means a show starting at 3am. Too late for me.

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