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rkaene Mar 18, 2010 06:55 PM

Any suggestions for a place to go with 4 kids 20-11, they don't need "kid food", but 2 of them don't eat seafood or pork, so other options are a must.

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    CharlieH RE: rkaene Mar 19, 2010 07:56 AM

    Domenica, the pizza is great.

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    Domenica
    123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

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      hazelhurst RE: rkaene Mar 19, 2010 07:57 AM

      Off the top of my head I'd suggest Mandina's although doubtless there are great suggestions "out there." If they are well-behaved then your options open up considerably.

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      Mandina's Restaurant
      3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

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        FoodChic RE: hazelhurst Mar 19, 2010 10:26 AM

        I was thinking Mandina's too. Good spot without having to pay a lot of money. Herbsaint and Luke would be great options.

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        Mandina's Restaurant
        3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

        Herbsaint
        701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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        lexpatti RE: rkaene Mar 19, 2010 08:08 AM

        personally, I think NOLA is kid friendly when it comes to restaurants (just keep them out of Bourbon St). Have a blast! Where are you staying?
        Nice street car ride to the end, eat at Camillia Grill!
        http://www.camelliagrill.net/

        Or a nice walk through the Garden District at lunchtime to have poboys at Parasals:
        http://www.parasols.com/

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          hazelhurst RE: lexpatti Mar 19, 2010 08:18 AM

          NOLA is kid friendly? good to know...I cannot remember seeing any kids in there but it is not on my regular route anyway. I probably get there 2x a year

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            lexpatti RE: hazelhurst Mar 19, 2010 11:57 AM

            best zoo ever - it's really too bad that many folks think of NOLA as Bourbon St. and don't look beyond what all it has to offer.

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              uptownlibrarian RE: lexpatti Mar 19, 2010 01:07 PM

              I think one of you is talking about NOLA the whole town and the other NOLA the restaurant.

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                lexpatti RE: uptownlibrarian Mar 19, 2010 01:45 PM

                too funny, you are right and I didn't catch that. I was talking about the wonderful and kid friendly New Orleans, La.!!!

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                  lexpatti RE: uptownlibrarian Mar 19, 2010 01:47 PM

                  but now that we got that straight, I would definately bring kids to Emeril's place just outside the city, think it's called Emeril's (haven't been to Delmonico's but I prob wouldn't bring kids into his NOLA.

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                  Emeril's Restaurant
                  800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

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            ehks RE: rkaene Mar 19, 2010 09:54 AM

            I agree on the kid friendly thing from personal experience, and think that it is a part of the culture of NO. Whenever we are out and about, I am always struck and surprised at how people go out of there way to interact and engage our kids (though obviously we are not going up and down Bourbon St.). It is a unique thing about the city, I think.

            As far as restaurants go, we took our then 4 year old daughter to Lillette and had a very nice dinner. Admittedly, my daughter is very well-behaved and has learned to enjoy fancy dinner outings. We went right when they opened and had a great time. We took our daughter and infant son to Herbsaint for lunch and also had a nice time. We sat outside. The staff couldn't have been nicer. Cochon is also a pretty casual place that I would work.

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            Cochon
            930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

            Herbsaint
            701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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              lexpatti RE: ehks Mar 19, 2010 12:02 PM

              I loved Cochon on my last visit but didn't mention when they said "no pork, no seafood". We also found a fantastic diner type place called Commerce Restaurant (just off Canal) - their lunches are where the locals go but their breakfast was awesome too!

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              Cochon
              930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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