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Good "neighborhood" joint in Warehouse or Quarter?

fischtail Apr 20, 2009 01:29 PM

We're heading to NO for Jazz Fest next week and have 3 nights available for FOOD... we're going to August one night (fancy), Port of Call another night (burgers) and I want our third night to be something in between... something casual but amazing. We're staying in the Warehouse District with no car so walking distance would be preferable. Any suggestions?

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    jdm40 Apr 20, 2009 02:03 PM

    Cochon is totaly booked for Jazz Fest at least for a party of 5.

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    1. re: jdm40
      nikinik Apr 20, 2009 04:27 PM

      Jacques-Imo!!! Hands down. They don't take reservations unless you have a party of 5 or more....so sounds like it would work for your group.

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        Frolic Apr 20, 2009 04:38 PM

        That's about as far from the Quarter as you could get.

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          roro1831 Apr 20, 2009 05:23 PM

          But easily accessible via streetcar.

      2. re: jdm40
        fischtail Apr 21, 2009 10:26 AM

        yeah, we tried to get a res for Cochon and never got a call back... I figured they might be booked..

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        twangster Apr 20, 2009 01:54 PM

        I agree, I'd trade yo mama's for port of call. During jazzfest many places will be crowded so you might want to have have several backups in mind ... maybe coop's place and fiorello's on decatur, bennachin on royal

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        1. re: twangster
          edible complex Apr 20, 2009 02:17 PM

          Fiorella's moved to Exchange Alley in the old SideBar location, next to the police station. at least that's who was in that location last Friday.

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            uptownlibrarian Apr 20, 2009 02:32 PM

            I don't think it moved, I think it's a second location.

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          runCP3 Apr 20, 2009 01:49 PM

          Cochon is great in the Warehouse Disctrict. Drago's if you like Charboiled Oysters. Johnny's Poboys if you want poboys. And Port Of Call is overrated.

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          1. re: runCP3
            kibbles Apr 20, 2009 04:56 PM

            well of all the suggestions, as far as a "neighborhood" joint goes i think Port Of Call is the only one to fit the bill! its in my neighborhood, plenty of stools to keep warm and chat w/ folks on, and the bartenders know their regulars.

            im definitely in the POC camp -- love the burgers, love the drinks, love my bartenders.

            1. re: kibbles
              midcity Apr 26, 2009 07:18 PM

              I love Port of Call, but the waits get frustrating. A friend and I had a great burger at Ya Mama's the other night. Even though it was a Friday night during Jazz fest, we were able to walk right in. We sat down at the bar and within 15 minutes were happily mowing down our juicy, perfect mushroom-swiss burgers, while the line at Port of Call was probably still winding down the block.

              By the way, has anyone ever tried the peanut butter burger at Ya Mama's? I'm intrigued but apprehensive . . .

          2. edible complex Apr 20, 2009 01:49 PM

            Cochon, RioMar, La Boca, or for more in the Warehouse District:

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              fischtail Apr 21, 2009 10:28 AM

              Thanks for the warehouse district list ... what does everyone think of Boucherie, by the way? I don't see that in any of the suggestions.

              1. re: fischtail
                edible complex Apr 21, 2009 11:16 AM

                Boucherie is Uptown and out of the boundary you set for the WD. You can always take the streetcar and walk the few blocks off Carrollton to the restaurant. I would call first and reserve, as it has gained in popularity. They now have their liquor license, but do offer $5 corkage per bottle or 6-pack.

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