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Coming to town with a toddler - where to start?

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YaYa Dec 15, 2008 07:44 PM

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. :)

  1. nikinik Dec 16, 2008 05:41 AM

    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. edible complex Dec 16, 2008 06:26 AM

      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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        YaYa Dec 22, 2008 12:13 PM

        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!

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