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Jun 11, 2008 01:00 PM

Is Remoulade any good? What are alternatives?

An out-of-towner here...

I was reading about different restaurants and came across (Arnaud's) Remoulade. It looks like it has a nice variety of New Orleans and La. food -- e.g., an oyster bar, beans and rice, jambalaya, etoufee, po'boys, BBQ shrimp, maybe a redfish meuniere, &c. But the cartoon characters on the menu gives me pause!

It raised a question in my mind as to what are the best casual / midrange places that run the gamut (or most of it) of traditional N.O. / La. items. Not just po'boys, but the widest possible variety of all the stuff that Yankees like me think of when we think of New Orleans. (See list above.)

Ideally I'm talking about the kind of place that you could happily go three days in a row and order different things. Let's say $25 or so for food, two beers, tax, and tip. Any part of New Orleans proper.

thanks, fellow Hounds.

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  1. Read the "lower priced casual dinner for group of tourists" topic on this board. Same dilemma.

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    1. re: JazzyB

      Thanks, JazzyB. I am a bit chagrined by the similarity of my post, and it looks like that post has a few good recommendations.

      At the same time, I feel like I'm looking for something more specific. Maybe I should just ask whether Remoulade is any good, and whether there are there other places to recommend with similar menus in terms of food (hamburgers and pizza notwithstanding) and price.

    2. for oyster bars, try Redfish Grill, Bourbon House, Drago's, Acme, Desire Oyster Bar, Casamento's (check hours), Felix's, Saltwater Grill, Grand Isle, Big Al's, Pascal Manale's.
      any of these will have other menu items to choose from, and possibly make a meal of apps for variety.

      for NOLA fare at fair prices, Mandina's, Cafe Atchafalaya, Jacques Imo's, Domilisie's, Fury's, Franky and Johnny's, The Galley, Liuzza's, Mr. Ed's, Mr. Ed's Creole Grill, Austin's, Ye Olde College Inn, Two Tony's, Li'l Dizzy's, Bon Ton.

      Have not eaten at Remoulade, but have at all of the above and think you can find something good to eat and drink at any of them and won't break the bank.