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dreamer Mar 2, 2009 11:36 AM

Hello all-

Hubby and I arrive late on a Friday night in March and are hoping to wait to eat dinner until we arrive in NOLA. This is is our second trip to your wonderful city (in what will hopefully become a yearly tradition), love food, and are so excited to repeat our ten pound gain from last year (and this time I'm pregnant!) that we can't stand the thought of wasting one single meal on a throw away or airplane food. We are coming from NYC, and staying at the W in the FQ, where we hope to arrive by 10pm. Does anyone have any FQ reccs for places that are still serving dinner that late? We can do casual or nicer, even sitting at the bar somewhere...we just don't remember much being open last time when we arrived late. Any help is very much appreciated!!

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    Tonto Mar 2, 2009 12:03 PM

    That late is really tough in the Quarter, but La Boca serves till midnight in the warehouse district and is very good.

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      betheroo Mar 2, 2009 12:18 PM

      Acme Oyster Bar serves until 11pm....

      1. m
        mortalcoil Mar 2, 2009 12:42 PM

        Mimi's in the Marigny serves tapas until 4 am. It is very good... Also, Pravda in the French Quarter serves food relatively late. I have heard great things about it, however, I have yet to try it.

        1. edible complex Mar 2, 2009 01:09 PM

          you might try Rambla in the IHH.
          also Coop's Place for really casual.

          Coop's Place
          1109 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

          217 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

          7 Replies
          1. re: edible complex
            Tonto Mar 3, 2009 02:26 PM

            Just thought of The Bombay Club in the quarter too.

            1. re: Tonto
              nikinik Mar 3, 2009 02:31 PM

              There are coupons on restaurant.com for Bombay Club. Use code DINE for 80% off.

              1. re: nikinik
                Tonto Mar 3, 2009 02:36 PM

                Wow that is great. I'm in the point too, where are you?

                1. re: Tonto
                  dreamer Mar 3, 2009 04:23 PM

                  Great recommendations everyone. Any thoughts on Acme v. Bombay Club? The others also sound wonderful, but if possible we'll wait to travel outside the quarter when it's not so late, and I don't want to torture my pregnant self at a bar if not necessary! :) Thanks again for the wonderful advice.

                  1. re: dreamer
                    BayouTeche Mar 4, 2009 05:49 AM

                    Acme and Bombay.......apples and oranges. Since you're preganant, I'm assuming you would skip raw oysters. If I'm going to Acme, it's for the raw oysters (though I prefer Felix's). So, Acme will offer large crowds and fried seafood. Bombay, a more upscale menu, quieter atmosphere, and possibly a nice jazz trio.

                2. re: nikinik
                  mrsfury Mar 3, 2009 05:28 PM

                  Shhhh! It's a secret. ;) Just kidding niknik.

                  1. re: mrsfury
                    dreamer Mar 4, 2009 04:07 AM

                    Sorry...think I missed something!

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