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Boston Hound coming over Easter weekend

Hello all,
My wife and I will be visying your city for the first time over Easter weekend. We would be looking to try some of the best mid priced restaurants you guys could recommend. My wife will eat fish, but no beef,chicken,or pork. I on the other hand will gobble it all up. We would like to try some of the places the locals go and not just the tourist spots (although from what I hear the tourist spots in NOLA are very good compared to other cities). We will be staying in the French quarter and not renting a car, so places that we could walk to or use public transportation would be great. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Scoobie

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  1. You will be pleasantly surprised at the cost of raw oysters in New Orleans as compared to the Boston prices. Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter would meet your requirements for mid priced with a variety of fish and meats.

    1. Check out Mr. B's menu. I don't know if it's out of your price range but I'm thinking most things in NO are cheaper than in Boston. I find their prices very reasonable.

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      1. re: texasredtop

        Aggree with texasredtop. Fine dining here is a bargain. Most would fall into the mid range price point in other metro areas.

        1. re: JazzyB

          So true, for example oysters on the halfshell at Acme are listed as $10.99/doz. as opposed to $27.90/doz. at Union Oyster House in Boston.
          http://www.acmeoyster.com/images/pdfs...
          http://www.unionoysterhouse.com/Pages...
          Also check out http://www.nomenu.com/ for restaurant reviews.
          Hope y'all pass a good time in New Orleans.

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          Acme Oyster House
          724 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

          1. re: speyerer

            Thanks for trhe suggestions ! Any places that only the locals know that we should try to hit ?

            1. re: ScoobieSnack

              Because the French Quarter is the tourist epicenter of New Orleans, you're not going to find any "local only" spots there, or within walking distance, especially not for Creole food. The only semi-non-touristy restaurants in the Quarter and surrounding area are "ethnic," and if you're like most visitors you're probably not too interested in food that you feel you can get just as well at home.

              There are lots of places that locals do go to and enjoy in the Quarter. Galatoire's, Irene's, and Antoine's are pretty high end. Mena's Palace and Coop's are joints that have good local food. Croissant d'Or is great for pastries. None of these is particularly non-touristy, but you'll always find lots of local there too.

              Wait, there is one spot within walking distance of the Quarter that you will never see a tourist in - Two Sisters Kitchen at 223 N Derbigny. Fantastic soul food plate lunches. Very cheap. Walk there on Canal St. rather than through the projects.

              1. re: uptownlibrarian

                I also like Two Sisters. They serve the cake like cornbread that approaches being a desert. Add some greens and beans and you have a great lunch without beef, chicken or pork.

                1. re: collardman

                  There's definitely pork in the greens and beans.

              2. re: ScoobieSnack

                Luke has 25 cent oysters on the half at happy hour daily!

        2. I am from Boston originally and I think you will be more than please with the seafood everywhere.
          Stanley in Jackson Sq. has a decent soft shell crab po boy.
          Cochon Butcher and Cochon in the warehouse district for everything on the menu.
          Herbsaint
          Iris has the best scallops i have ever had with grapefruit butter.

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          Cochon
          930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

          Herbsaint
          701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

          Cochon Butcher
          930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130