K-Paul v. Court of Two Sisters
Hello. We will be in New Orleans for a meeting for only a couple of evenings and are eagerly planning dinner. I fondly remember a wonderful dinner at K-Paul's pre Katrina, but one of our group already made a reservation at Court of Two Sisters. Which of the two restaurants would fellow foodies prefer? If you had only two nights in town are there other restaurants that are MUSTS? Appreciate any advice.
We live an hour from New Orleans in Gulfport MS and eat in NO often. Pascal's Manale Restaurant invented BBQ Shrimp! (no bbq sauce, but a meal you will never forget. Mr B's Bistro, owned by the famed Brennan family, is my wife's favorite. Other highly recommended options are The Redfish Grill, Arnaud's and Galatoire's. Each of these has a website for your review. The last two options will cost the most. If you are there in December, the French Quarter restaurants have what they call a Revillion (I think that's how you spell it) that will give you 3 or more courses at dinner for a set price. Google `French Quarter Festival Inc'; I think the website is www.fqfi.com. Another great site is NOMENU.com, operated by my friend Tom Fitzmorris. Eat some for us!
Of these two, I'd choose K-Paul's. Now, this is only if you do not hurt feelings. The rec. is based 100% on chow only.
As for "MUSTS," that would depend on what you really want, and on what you budget and travel is about.
For me, and in no particular order:
Brigtsen's (cab, streetcar from the FQ/CBD)
Galatoire's (walking distance from FQ/CBD)
Stella! (walking distance from FQ/CBD)
MiLa (walking distance from FQ/CBD)
Windsor Court, New Orleans Grill (walking distance from FQ/CBD)
Restaurant August (walking distance from FQ/CBD)
Restaurant Cuvée (walking distance from FQ/CBD)
None is inexpensive, but all are very, very good. The "mood" of each is different, and unique.
If I had to "make up" to the Court of Two Sisters group, I'd choose either Galatoire's, or Stella! and keep it in the FQ. This is not meant to diminish any of the others.
301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
1032 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130
322 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118
817 Common Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
Windsor Court Hotel
300 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hands down, K-Paul's. And as genteel as I am, with only 2 dinners in N.O., there would be no way that I would have Court of Two Sisters be one of those meals. You'll figure out a way to not hurt their feelings. And if you can't, just blame me.
I don't want to step on any toes--yours or your friends or TCoTS'--but if you're going for the food, go to K-Paul's, or virtually anywhere else. TCoTS is a lovely place, but the food is fair at best, and if it rains, you're out of the courtyard and into the main rooms, which aren't going to please anyone.
You're doing yourself a favor by getting the reservation canceled.
K-Paul = great NO food
CofTS= tourist place
Posters have given you many other good choices for dinner. Get out of the CofTS reservation NOW.