FUN, DYNAMIC restaurant for ~20 kids aged 8-14?
Coming to NO for a cheer competition. Pls. recommend a FUN, dynamic restaurant for ~20 cheerleader girls, aged 8-14? Wanting French Quarter/Metairie area.
Would like good food, not too expensive, but w/great party atmosphere, like Magic Time Machine.
Bubba Gumps, Cafe Maspero, Deanies, Ralph&Kackoos have been mentioned -- pros/cons of those? What do you suggest? Thanks in advance!
Hm. You may be forced to choose between atmosphere and food. On your list Cafe Maspero sticks out as having the best food, but it isn't really a party atmosphere. Bubba Gump, Hard Rock Cafe and Margaritaville all have that kind of vibe, but definitely do not have the good food.
When you say French Quarter/Metairie do you mean one or the other? Because those areas of town are not at all close to each other in case you are not aware.
thanks gastrotect for your reply!
we have families staying all over NO -- french quarter to metairie sheraton. the cheer school didn't book us rooms (like they usually do) in any particular hotel, so it was "find your own place to stay".
we'd like to try and get a big group of the girls together for dinner on saturday, at a restaurant that's not too pricey or stuffy for the parents, but yet FUN enuf for the 8-14 age range. both parents and kids will be present.
the hard rock cafe atmosphere's great, but we have that in hometown already. something more unique to new orleans...
hmmmm... how about going for 60% good food and 40% atmosphere? location-wise, i think closer to french quarter or morial convention center areas would round up the most families.
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I ilke the idea of Deanie's out by the Lake or maybe R&O's in the same area, it would be much easier to get everyone together than in the Quarter. Actually, the food isn't bad at Margaritaville, just be careful if you are wearing flipflops. Palace Cafe is actually pretty huge and they could probably do something, 20 people isn't that many, you would need close to $20 a head to eat there though. There is also the Crescent City Brew Pub. They handle large groups all the time. ch
gotta say, was just at Margaritaville monday nite (free $22 since my birthday lined up w/ their official Margaritaville Day), and the food...not good. even w/ the free $22 i wouldnt do it again. cheesecake was frozen, seafood dip was grody.. i guess the nachos were good -- they seemed house-fried, and were layered w/ meat so it wasnt all chip. but other than that it was a no-go.
what do you enjoy there best?
re: Suzy Wong
a big thank you to everyone for their postss! i'm taking notes on the restaurants you all mentioned, and letting the other parents decide where to go.
making reservations is a very good idea which i hadn't thought about! thanks again for all the suggestions!!! you all are a great help, and i appreciate your time!
a belated happy birthday wish to kibbles...!