Dinner next Wednesday
My husband and I are coming in to New Orleans next week for a quick visit . We are actually traveling for wedding on the Mississippi coast over the weekend, so we only have Wednesday, Thursday morning and Sunday afternoon to spend in New Orleans. I thought I had our meals all plotted out (Wednesday - Lunch at August, Dinner at Green Goddess, Thrusday Lunch at Emeril's, Sunday - Brunch at Commander's Palace), but I just discovered that Green Goddess is closed on Wednesday night. We are on a budget, so Green Goddess was a perfect match for the wallet, in addition to the great reviews. I had been considering Boucherie for dinner, but after mapping everything out, we weren't sure if we wanted the hassle of driving across town, parking, etc for dinner (we are staying in the Quarter) since it is such a short visit. Do you have any recommendations that are in the same price range as Green Goddess and don't involve driving? I'm looking for the best possible food at a reasonable price (not a Po' boy), and something unique to New Orleans (but not necessarily classic). Should we just suck it up and drive to Boucherie? Alternately, it looks like we could take the St. Charles street car all the way there. How long would that take? What is the price range of Herbsaint? Is it or Cochon walkable from the Quarter? Would I feel comfortable making that walk? While we're at it, do you have recommendations in the Pass Christian/Gulfport area for dinner on Friday? Thanks in advance for your help!
you could sample small plates at Le Meritage, or try Meauxbar or Orleans Grapevine.
also, you could check out happy hour at either Luke or La Cote Brassiere for oysters and drink specials and more.
718 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
333 St Charles, New Orleans, LA 70130
La CotÃ© Brasserie
700 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
942 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116
1001 Toulouse, New Orleans, LA 70112
re: edible complex
edible complex, you are awesome! these are great suggestions. i had completely missed la meritage, but it looks perfect. right up our alley. we'll have to check out some happy hours as well. thank you!
i just realized another problem with our plans - central grocery is closed on sunday. is there anywhere we can get a good muffulleta for the trip home on sunday? we can't get it on saturday b/c we'll still be in mississippi.
You've gotten some good recs for NOLA. I also have enjoyed Mary Mahoney's in Biloxi, but have not been, post-K. I would add either Emeril's (Grand Casino?), or Vrazel's, across Hwy 90.
Some of my fav. Coast restaurants did not make it through Katrina, and I have no idea if they have sprouted back up. The Columns was a favorite, but it was leveled, and I have heard no plans to resurrect it.