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Good Lunch Spot on Magazine Street?

Merf Feb 9, 2009 12:45 PM

I'll be in New Orleans for a long weekend and we were planning on heading over to Magazine Street to do some shopping one of the days we're there. If there was only one place you would recomend for lunch what would it be? No specifications other than keep it affordable. Thanks!

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    DavidIB Feb 9, 2009 01:29 PM

    Lilette (open for lunch tues-sat). Wonderful, wonderful. http://www.liletterestaurant.com/

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      Soulcat Feb 9, 2009 01:36 PM

      Joey K's 3001 Magazine. Nothing fancy, just great food. I had a reuben and homemade sweet potato fries that was delicious. http://www.joeyksrestaurant.com/ Looks like they're going to be featured on the Food Network.

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        ImissMcKenzies Feb 9, 2009 07:02 PM

        Soulcat, do you know what program on the Food Network they'll be featured on? Thanks.

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          Soulcat Feb 10, 2009 02:50 AM

          It says coming soon on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on their website.

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            ImissMcKenzies Feb 18, 2009 01:40 PM

            Thank you Soulcat - I'll check that out.

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          CheBeret Feb 11, 2009 08:20 PM

          Joey K's is decent - good patty melt - but avoid the gumbo. Way too thick and starchy.

        3. texasredtop Feb 9, 2009 03:15 PM

          Casamento's is really good. It's on Magazine just east of Napoleon.

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            FoodChic Feb 9, 2009 05:47 PM

            Thanks, Tex. I was just about to recommend this myself. Casamento's is a do not miss.

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              CheBeret Feb 11, 2009 03:48 PM

              Casamentos makes the best fried seafood I have ever had. Light as air and almost greaseless. Everyone I take there falls in love with it.

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                esyle Feb 20, 2009 11:37 AM

                Hi, I've been doing a lot of grazing in anticipation of my upcoming weekend (coming down March 6), wondering how long a wait I should anticipate on Sat. March 7 for lunch at Casamentos? Will do the Garden District walking tour which should end about 1, and will make our way over there by maybe 1:30? Thanks in advance.

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                  edible complex Feb 20, 2009 11:46 AM

                  Restaurant hours are:
                  Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
                  Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday Evenings 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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              New2Nola Feb 9, 2009 03:57 PM

              I've had two good lunches recently at La Petite Grocery -- http://www.lapetitegrocery.com/. The cheeseburger is amazing!

              1. edible complex Feb 9, 2009 05:05 PM

                Martinique Bistro, the courtyard and food are divine.

                1. BayouTeche Feb 10, 2009 05:03 AM

                  If there were only one place to recommend, Lilette, no question. Not terribly affordable, I'm afraid. For cheap eats, Casamento's, J'anitas, Mahoney's........depending on where you are on Magazine. If you find yourself thirsty as well, the Bulldog has a great beer selection and above average bar food.

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                    foodie chick Feb 10, 2009 07:13 AM

                    Ignatious is a great place. if it is a nice day you can sit outside, but the atmosphere inside is cozy and very New Orleans. My husband and I eat there regularly b/c it is affordable and tasty. We have never had a meal we didn't like. It is two blocks east of Napoleon in a corner building.

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                      CheBeret Feb 11, 2009 03:49 PM

                      I second Ignatius. I love the Muffaletta salad - just delicious and a great idea. Tasty shrimp and okra stew, remoulade po-boys and crawfish etouffe as well. The prices are reasonable for Magazine (and this poor college student knows.)

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                      chloe29h Feb 10, 2009 07:19 AM

                      A great new restaurant called Coquette just opened about a month and a half ago and they have a fabulous lunch. They are located at 2800 magazine street. the food is excellent and also very affordable for a gourmet meal.

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                        Merf Feb 11, 2009 06:03 AM

                        Thanks everyone! These all sound great. We may have to spend more than one day on Magazine this trip!

                        1. nikinik Feb 11, 2009 06:45 AM

                          Casamento's is also going to be featured soon on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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                            Chrissym1981 Feb 11, 2009 06:58 AM

                            How do you know what restaurants are going to be on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?

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                              hungrymedstudent Feb 11, 2009 07:22 AM

                              It was actually already featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The restaurants themselves usually have something signed by Guy Fieri hanging up on the wall

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                                Chrissym1981 Feb 11, 2009 07:44 AM

                                Cool! Thanks.

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                                  edible complex Feb 11, 2009 08:37 AM


                                  for a list of all the places featured. DD&D has been kind to NOLA.

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                                    Chrissym1981 Feb 11, 2009 08:54 AM

                                    Wow! DD&D has been to several NO places. I'll have to visit some of these places on my trip this weekend.

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