Need Restaurant Recommendations
My hubby and I are headed over to NO for this coming weekend. I have not been in a long time and my hubby has never been to NO. I would like to know what are some great casual spots to dine at. Also, we want to bring back some king cake for friends/co-workers, so what is a great place for that. Thanks for any help you can provide.
consider Crabby Jack's, Rivershack Tavern, Galley Seafood, Parkway Bakery, Parasol's, Boucherie, Cochon, The Joint.
for King Cake, I like Haydels.
428 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70121
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Parkway Bakery & Tavern
538 Hagan Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Galley Seafood Restaurant
2535 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70001
2533 Constance St, New Orleans, LA 70130
3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA
801 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
4037 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA
Hi Chrissy. There are, of course, lots of great casual spots to dine. But I will give you just a few tips. Across the street from your hotel, Luke is great. Very casual, but also a very high standard for food. If you go there, some great entrees are the Luke burger, the shrimp farci, the vanilla scented duck, and the poulet (chicken) grand mere. Also, if you want to do some real interesting stuff that's casual and cheap, you should hit up the Vietnamese scene on the west bank. Check out Tan Dinh and the Hong Kong Market (which is really totally Vietnamese and not Honk Kong at all). There is a great pho shop in the Hong Kong Market complex. If you're interested and want directions, just say so. I can add them here. But as long as you're staying at the Intercontinental, make sure to hit up Luke!
Hi Chrissy, a great new restaurant just opened about a month and a half ago at 2800 magazine street. It is similar to a french bistro but so much more. it is becoming the talk of the town! It is opened tuesday through saturday lunch and dinner. Also, it is very affordable.
I would recommend a king cake from la boulangerie. they are great!
I agree with the suggestion of Haydel's but I continue to argue, with all the vigor that superannuation affords, that you cannot get a King Cake now and even if you could buy something called a King Cake (or Kings Cake) you shouldn't. It should be illegal to sell them outside The Season. May as well have a St Joseph's Day Altar in July....