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Mar 23, 2010 06:37 PM

Loud, hearty cajun food, whiskey drinking

I'm going to New Orleans for a bachelor party with my brother and two friends. All of us are from New York. We're looking for a great dinner joint to get oysters and whiskey before we head out for the night.

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  1. where are you staying and what neighborhood will you be in - the french quarter?

    be aware that hearty cajun food is not what new orleans is really known for; new orleans is typically french/creole cooking or fried seafood. that being said, there is some cajun you can find, tho im not sure how "loud". K-Paul's in the quarter is a famous sort of southern/cajun comfort, as is Cochon's in the CBD.

    Jacque-Imo's is loud and fun, but not really cajun. its a cab ride away tho, but is also right next to a great brass band club, The Maple Leaf.

    930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

    1. If you're just looking for oysters and a drink in the FQ, try Acme Oyster House.

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

      1. Bourbon House

        Bourbon House
        144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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        1. re: BayouTeche

          Bourbon House....make a reservation and make sure your party is seated by the window to people watch on Bourbon.

        2. Check out Luke in the CBD (a quick walk from Quarter). Exceptional P&J oysters, a Besh restaurant with some distinctly Cajun influences (though a German-Alsace driven menu), and a great boisterous environment. I love kicking off a party night at Luke.

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          1. re: snocat

            Sorry to disagree, but as a native New Yorker, I don't think there is anything Cajun about lukes. To me it feels like it could be one of the many restaurants in Manhattan. I second Jacque-imos too

            1. re: alex70

              I was speaking largely to the oyster request and slid in the cajun recognition largely in reference to Luke's court-bouillon, cochon de lait, Louisiana chacutterie offerings and gumbo. Bottom line, it is all about the P&Js.