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Dec 3, 2009 09:25 AM

Dinner next Wednesday

Hello All,
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!

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  1. Herbsaint would be a fine choice and is certainly walkable. I like it better than Cochon and is a shorter walk. Cochon is the cheaper of the two, but Herbsaint isn't terribly expensive.

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    1. re: BayouTeche

      I don't think Herbsaint is in the same price range as Green Goddess. Boucherie is definitely worth the trip....and the price is right!

    2. 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.

      Orleans Grapevine
      718 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

      Luke Restaurant
      333 St Charles, New Orleans, LA 70130

      La Coté Brasserie
      700 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      942 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

      Le Meritage
      1001 Toulouse, New Orleans, LA 70112

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      1. 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.

        1. re: mle17

          Cochon Butcher and Stein's deli both have good muffelettas, in my opinion, and are open on Sunday.

      2. Mary Mahoneys in Biloxi. It's a block off the beach. My wife and I had a great meal there around this time last year.

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        1. re: ichabodsdad

          Love it...but be's expensive.

        2. 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.



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          1. re: Bill Hunt

            A friend who knew the Pre-K Mary mahoney's, went there a few weeks ago and said it was just fine. He also reported that the Golfing Stooges picture in the men's room had survived, with battle scars (water mark). Sort of makes it better, to me....

          2. Blow Fly Inn is the only place I've been postK on the MS Gulf Coast. nice waterfront views and good food.

            I lied, I now remember I had a great meal at BR Prime in the Beau Rivage Casino.