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One meal in New Orleans (Saturday Lunch)

captainm7 Apr 7, 2010 01:29 PM

I will be in New Orleans next weekend for a wedding and only have one meal that is not part of the wedding festivities. Can anyone help me with the one place they would go for Saturday lunch? I know this is hard, but I would like to go to a spot that would traditionally be a dinner spot, but is open for lunch.

Thank you for your suggestions!

  1. kukubura Apr 18, 2010 11:07 AM

    So where did you end up?

    1. h
      hazelhurst Apr 16, 2010 08:27 AM

      If you awill be dressed ro wedding festivities--or are dressed anyway--then either Commander's or Galatoire's. At the latter you can linger longer and mid afternoon of a Saturday is usually reasonabl;y calm.

      Galatoire's Restaurant
      209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

      1. N.O.Food Apr 15, 2010 07:33 PM

        One lunch? That's easy - commander's.

        1. Bill Hunt Apr 15, 2010 05:38 PM

          Might depend on where you are staying, and your transportation availability, but I would suggest looking into Ralph's on the Park.



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          1. re: Bill Hunt
            sockster Apr 15, 2010 05:48 PM

            Bill, I know you're not local anymore. Leaving tomorrow morning. Have three dinners and three lunches- if we were to eat LOCAL, where would you go??

            1. re: sockster
              Bill Hunt Apr 17, 2010 06:53 PM

              I am just not up on the "local scene" any longer. When we're down and our days and nights are filled, we usually head to the higher-end places, and some are not specifically NOLA, though are usually NOLA-inspired in some way.

              Much of our more causal dining is done with family, and, well some of those are just not CH-worthy, but we have no choice in the matter.

              Because of the many changes, and my long absence, I feel that I must defer to the real locals, as they will steer you better, than I ever could.



              1. re: Bill Hunt
                sockster Apr 18, 2010 09:36 AM

                Thank you sir!

          2. c
            ChrisVA Apr 15, 2010 12:52 PM

            Bayona does a special lunch on Saturdays...prix fixe 3 courses that changes frequently. Check the website for the current menu and see if anything interests you.

            430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

            1. c
              captainm7 Apr 15, 2010 06:43 AM

              I am attending a wedding and staying in the quarter. Luke looked good to me. Any feedback?

              Also, I need a quick bite before the party this evening. Maybe a po-boy. Anything close to the Ritz on canal?

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              1. re: captainm7
                Suzy Wong Apr 15, 2010 07:58 AM

                I don't believe Mike Serio's is too far from you, for a good po boy. But they close at 3pm.

                Serio's Mike PO-Boys & Deli
                133 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

                1. re: captainm7
                  JazzyB Apr 15, 2010 08:28 AM

                  Everytime I've dined at Luke the food fell short, so it wouldn't be my choice for a meal. Their daily happy hour 3-6 is a great deal offering 25 cent oysters and 1/2 price drinks.

                  Perhaps Rambla or Domenica for a quick bite.

                  217 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

                  123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

                2. Suzy Wong Apr 8, 2010 08:26 AM

                  You've gotten good suggestions for the most part but What type of cuisine do you favor? Casual, formal? Will you have a car or limited area?

                  Domenica (in the Roosevelt Hotel then a cocktail in the Sazerac Bar) maybe Luke (although it is open all day) would be good choices:

                  Luke Restaurant
                  333 St Charles, New Orleans, LA 70130

                  123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

                  1. j
                    JazzyB Apr 8, 2010 05:50 AM

                    Most fine dining dinner spots do lunch weekdays, not weekends. IMO, your best options : Galatoire's, Coquette, Commander's brunch...they have other options aside from eggs/breakfast. Resv. the garden room for lunchtime.

                    Galatoire's Restaurant
                    209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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                    1. re: JazzyB
                      kukubura Apr 9, 2010 06:07 AM

                      I would choose Commander's.

                    2. t
                      TVC15 Apr 7, 2010 05:51 PM

                      Maybe you want something a little bit different than your other pre planned meal,. What will you be forced to eat?

                      1. Panama Hat Apr 7, 2010 02:17 PM

                        Crawfish at Yo Mama's. They are in season and getting bigger.

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                        1. re: Panama Hat
                          FoodChic Apr 8, 2010 05:45 AM

                          Mr B's Bistro and Galatoire's are both open for lunch on Saturday. These are both in the quarter. If you want to take the street car and walk down to Magazine, Lilette and La Petite Grocery are also open for lunch.

                          Galatoire's Restaurant
                          209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

                          3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

                          Mr B's Bistro
                          201 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

                          La Petite Grocery
                          4238 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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