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One meal in New Orleans (Saturday Lunch)

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!

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

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    1. re: Panama Hat

      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.

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

      Lilette
      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

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

      1. 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.

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

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        1. 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:
          http://www.restaurantaugust.com/resta...

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          Luke Restaurant
          333 St Charles, New Orleans, LA 70130

          Domenica
          123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

          1. 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

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

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

              1. re: captainm7

                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.

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                Rambla
                217 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

                Domenica
                123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

              2. 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.

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                Bayona
                430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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

                  Enjoy,

                  Hunt

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                  1. re: Bill Hunt

                    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

                      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.

                      Enjoy,

                      Hunt

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

                    1. 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.

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

                      1. So where did you end up?