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Oct 29, 2009 02:04 PM

Lunch & Dinner in New Orleans?

I'm heading to New Orleans next week. I know that there a ton of choices of places to dine. Can anyone recommend any special/uniques places to try?

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  1. You will get a million responses. If you are going to be there more than a day or two, I'd highly recommend getting a Zagat's guide to the city . They are tremendously useful guides.

    One restaurant I think everyone should eat at once in their life is Antoine's:

    A less gourmand style place I will visit in the future is Paraso. I saw it on Guy Fieri's show and it looked like a great lunch spot if in the Garden District.

    Have fun!

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    1. re: Oro

      Parasol's is a good ole spot but I regret the new owners got rid of the coolers behind the bar..I know why they did it but I still don't like it...

      1. re: hazelhurst

        there are new owners? they got rid of bottled beer??

        1. re: kibbles

          New as of several years ago. The old slide-top coolers were ditched in favor of big things proclaiming the sovereignty of Coca-Cola (not even Barq's)

    2. Bon Ton, Liuzza's By The Track, Parasol, Parkway, Cochon, Nola Grocery, Napoleon House (get a pimm's cup) - that's my lunch list.

      Liuzza's By the Track
      1518 N Lopez St, New Orleans, LA 70119

      Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
      500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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

      1. Franky & Johnny's, Liuzza's on Bienville, Mandina's, my lunch places

        1. I'm going this weekend and here is my itenerary which I'm 100% positive will be top notch:
          Saturday Lunch: Parasol
          Saturday Dinner: Luke
          Sunday Brunch: Commander's Palace
          Monday Lunch: Green Goddess
          Monday Dinner: Cochon

          930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

          Commander's Palace Restaurant
          1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

          Green Goddess
          307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          1. re: klebb

            Some more worthwhile places no one has mentioned yet:

            Joey K's
            Mr B's

            Pelican Club

            Lil Dizzy's (Treme)

            Pere Antoine's

            Lil Dizzy's Cafe
            1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

            Pelican Club Restaurant & Bar
            312 Exchange Alley, New Orleans, LA 70130

            Joey K's Restaurant & Bar
            3001 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

            Pere Antoine Restaurant
            741 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

            1. re: kukubura

              Second that emotion for Joey-K's! Great local hang and possibly the frostiest Abita on tap in town.

              IMNSHO Brigtsen's kicks K-Paul's ass from here to eternity. The student has far surpassed the master, offers a better overall experience and for less jack to boot.

              Brigtsen's Restaurant
              723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

          2. Thanks for all your suggestions!