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NOLA trip next month - questions

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Heading to NOLA next month for three days and nights, first time there since just before Katrina.

We have several of our restaurants already decided on, wondering about how dressed up we need to be for these, as well as whether there is any particular dish not to be missed:

Nola (husband leaning towards tasting menu, had that last time and it was great)
Commanders Palace (jazz brunch)
Besh Steak at Harrahs (comped) (is this actually in Harrahs or one of the other hotels?)

Also looking for suggestions for a good crawfish lunch - staying at Harrahs without a car, so it needs to be walking or streetcar distance.

Thanks!!

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  1. go to Bon Ton Cafe for lunch.
    Besh Steak is in Harrah's Casino.
    other places w/in walking distance are:
    RioMar, La Boca, Cochon, August
    Have Fun!

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    Restaurant August
    301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Cochon
    930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

    Rio Mar Restaurant
    800 South Peters, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Bon Ton Cafe
    401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    La Boca Restaurant
    857 Fulton St., New Orleans, LA 70130

    The Besh Steakhouse at Harrah's
    228 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA

    1. I have not heard good things about NOLA recently but haven't been to judge.

      Doesn't John Besh have a steak place in Harrahs?