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Jun 14, 2009 11:33 AM

New Orleans most underrated restaurants

1)French Market Inn

2) Redfish Grill

3) Pelican Club

4) Guys PoBoys

5) Bombay club

6) R and O's

7) Ye OLde College Inn

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    1. Sara's, Orleans Grapevine Bistro, Ruby Slipper Cafe, Ye Olde College Inn, Iris, Bistro Daisy

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      1. re: ScarlettNola

        I'll see your Sara's and raise you a Jamila's and a Ciro's Cote Sud. these are always on my hit list, along w/Martinique Bistro.

          1. re: edible complex

            Definitely Sara's. I love that lemongrass soup, and the saag paneer is awesome.

            1. re: uptownlibrarian

              I always get the lemongrass crab bisque and the lamb oxford and a saag paneer.
              and only eat in the "living room".

              1. re: edible complex

                I've been once and was underwhelmed. I think I will go back and try what you suggest. I'm a sucker for a crab bisque.

            2. re: edible complex

              +1 on Ciro's, EC. Nothing too exciting. Just classic French done well at reasonable prices.


                1. re: edible complex

                  I agree but, we had the fish special once and it was out of this world. As was the soup du jour that night. Damn, now I am craving Cote Sud.

          2. Iris, Dante's Kitchen and Rio Mar?

            1. If R & O counts then N.O. Food & Spirits (nextdoor) does too. I hear they sell out of the rabbit early every time it's on the menu. I forget which day. I had a few very good good lunches there.

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              1. re: mrsfury

                The white bean and rabbit special is Thursday, and if you aren't there by say 12:30, it might not be left.

              2. One Restaurant and Lounge on Hampson. Just ate there last night for the first time and submitted my report minutes ago. I think Elizabeth's in the Bywater is underrated as well.

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                1. re: NolaNick

                  I LOVE One. Great food, great service, sweet atmosphere. Sitting at the food bar is fun too.

                  1. re: robrob

                    I agree about One. Best crabcakes in town. Delicious fish, steak and gnocchi all under $25. The flourless chocolate cake is soo much better than mine. And mine is pretty good.

                    This thread seems to be about all of my favorite places!