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Dec 15, 2008 07:44 PM

Coming to town with a toddler - where to start?

I always plan my trips to NOLA around the meals and this time a few of my favorites are off the list due to the fact I don't consider them kid friendly. Our son is just 1 and can sit through a meal quietly if we time it properly, but I don't want to get glared at going into one of the nicer restaurants and I am kind of at a loss of where to start on the meal planning.

We've been to Muriel's, Clancy's, Commander's Palace, Petunia's, Felix's, Acme, Napoleon House, Restaurant August, Dick & Jenny's, Cochon, Camilla Grille, Brennan's, Coop's, Brigtsens, The Gumbo Shop, Central Grocery, Upperline, and a handful of others I can't think of right now but we'd like to try somewhere new. I would love to be able to try Patois, La Boca, Luke or Stella! but I think we'll hit those up when we come back on a kid free trip.

Suggestions would be truly appreciated. :)

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  1. Definitely Jacques-Imo. It's my favorite. It's eclectic and fun and the food is to die for. Also, it's really loud as it is, so it's kid friendly.

    1. try Mandina's, Ye Olde College Inn, Ignatius Eatery, Cafe Rani, Cafe Atchafalaya, Zea, Domilise's, Liuzza's.
      if you want to try Patois, go for Sunday brunch. if it is a Saints Sunday, there is a TV on in the bar/dining area. it tends to get noisy at those tables, so you should not get any glares from anyone.

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      1. re: edible complex

        Thanks for the rec's. I put together a nice little itin with a few nicer places sprinkled in there that we got the earliest seating for. Leaving tonight and we can't wait!