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May 6, 2009 10:02 AM

New Orleans with a 9 year old

Coming to New Orleans next week. Bringing a 9 year old. He eats anything, will act appropriately in any restaurant etc…. Which restaurants do you recommend that do not mind a 9 year old dining there? Price is not really an issue. I would like to take him to a mix of joints and maybe a nice place here and there. Thought about Cochon, Casementos, Parasols….. What about Emerils places? Brennans? Commander’s Palace? Brigtsens? We are staying in the Quarter. Would prefer walking distance places if possible. Oysters, Cajun food, steaks, sushi..anything along those lines. Any other suggestions are welcome also

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  1. I'll start it off with an easy one. For lunch, Johnny's Po'Boy. It's in the Quarter.

    1. We took our son, who was 7 at the time, to Mandina's one Sunday afternoon for dinner and he loved the spaghetti and meatballs. He also enjoyed the streetcar trip to and from Mandina's

      1. Emeril's flagship is wonderful They have a food bar for dining that overlooks the kitchen ,which might be fun for your 9 yr. old. You will be directly opposite , and a counter's distance, from some of the cooks. K-Pauls. for dinner.....ask for a table next to the front window. You'll be able to watch the band outside.

        1. We started bringing my nephew to New Orleans when he was 8. He loved the BBQ shrimp at Mr. B's; fried shrimp, etc. at Galatoire's, and beignets Cafe du Monde.

          1. Nat and Maddies (uptown) has a children's menu and great menu and wine list. My kids really like Casamentos as well. In the Quarter, you could try Bayona (for lunch) and Acme Oyster House. Another choice is Jacques Imos. It is a high energy and fun enviroment for all children and adults. Hansen's Sno balls on Tchoupitoulas is a favorite for them for desert.