French Quarter lunch
I'll be near the French Quarter from a Friday through Sunday. I have my dinner plans, so now I'm looking for a couple of nice places for lunch and a couple of inexpensive (but good) places for lunch. Any recommendations? Thanks.
ya id veto this one as well.. unless youre a friend chicken nut and want to try something different, coop's has little special to offer, IMO.
i believe The Store on Gravier in the CBD is special. its a chef from Firehouse, and the salads and specials are amazing. fresh, hearty. thursday's crawfish risotto is a mind-blowingly good lunch for not much. dunno about weekends tho.
otherwise, im a fan of the 2-3 course fixed price lunches for $20, where you can find them. Bayona also has good small plates for lunch, but i dont recall the prices.
A must place to dine in the French Quarter is Galatoire's.
Galatoire’s is old New Orleans. Sunday lunch now starts at noon and by 11:45 the anteroom was packed with diners. (You no longer have to wait in the street). Everyone was dressed to the nines. The menu is served continuously from noon until they close. Diners were mostly local and older and many seemed to be celebrating something.
Fried Eggplant and Souffle Potatoes Bearnaise. This is served with a large bowl of Bearnaise plus powdered sugar. This is not food for those on a diet or watching their cholesterol.
Oysters en Brochette – delicious
Soft Shell Crabs with Crab Meat
We ordered Eggs Sardou and Eggs Benedict and split each order so we could have one of each.
Banana Bread Pudding
Galatoire’s, for me, is the definitive and quintessential New Orleans experience.
You'd be well-served to check out Stanley at the back corner of Jackson Sq. across Chartres from Muriel's. From brunch-ish thru a solid lunch we've recently had sammiches, gumbo, po-boys and salads, all of whichwere a treat. Prices are reasonable (or you can go off the deep end for the Korean-style beef (delightfully tender) w/ kimchee (a little 'tame' to my tastes) po'boy). Stanley was also around during some hard days feeding those who needed it. Kudos
Cross over to the CBD for finer lunch dining : August (Fri. only), Cuvee(Thur, Fri), Emeril's, Riomar, MiLa, Herbsaint. Or, take the St. Charles (green)streetcar to Washinton Ave. Walk a couple blocks toward the river to Commander's Palace. Good time, good food, 25 cent martinis(M-F). Reserve the garden room. In FQ, Bacco, Muriel's, Rib Room, Galatoire's. I would avoid Stanley . We paid $50 for 2 po boys, 1 order of fries and 2 teas. For the price you can dine far better. BTW, I had the Korean beef po boy, the beef was seared ,raw and cold. 'Wouldnt t get it again were it free. Try Johnny's for po boys or Central Grocery for a muff.