Where to eat coming into town for three days only please help.
I have read alot of the posts and replys here and have good Idea of which restaurants I would like to visit. Saturday night is a special night and would like a romantic and tasty treat so please I will take any and all suggestions you all might have. I am a NY foodie who loves NOLA.
Lots of great responses here. I'll second Pelican Club for the romantic dinner (impeccable food and service, classic room) and also offer one more alternative: Bombay Club. It can get a bit loud with the live piano/singing, but the room and beautiful old bar make for a romantic, retroish setting. Small menu, but it covers all the contemporary creole bases extremely well.
re: Bill Hunt
Bill, they are across the street from each other.
Agree on August and will add a window table at the Rib Room overlooking Royal St. or the corner booth at Lilette or the courtyard of either Bayona or Martinique Bistro.
for great food, check our Iris, Patois, Boucherie, and Coquette.
301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112
3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115
6078 Laurel St., New Orleans, LA 70118
Martinique Restaurant Bistro
5908 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Rib Room Rotisserie Extrrdnr
621 Saint Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70140
2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
321 North Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118
re: edible complex
Another vote for August. It's just outside the quarter and very easy to get to. But if you're looking for a Great New Orleans experience, then I'd recommend Galatoire's.
Ask to be seated in the main dining room. While August is fantastic, it isn't really a New Orleans specific experience. It is one fine restaurant though.
Arnaud's is another great New Orleans establisment, but DO NOT sit in the Jazz Bar. Eat in the main dining room.
lunch - Mr B's - BBQ shrimp
lunch or brunch - Commander's
lunch or brunch - Lil Dizzy's in Treme
dinner - K Paul's
dinner - Pelican Club
Remember, when making reservations for your special night, let them know. They will do a little something extra special. NOLA restaurants still know how to treat you right!
Romantic and tasty - I'd say Brigsten's or Boucherie. Both of them are in old homes and very nicely done. I find Brigsten's a bit of a squeeze though, the tables are pretty close together so you can't talk dirty to each other unless you want your neighbor to hear too. You will have to get reservations there for sure.
Also Pascal's Manale and Mr. B's for real New Orleans flavor that extends way past the food. Galatoires would be good. While I just don't LOVE Commander's Palace food anymore, their place is beautiful and you will be well taken care of there. Their service is very impressive. Mind you the food is good, I just like so many other things better.