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Where to eat late on a Thursday night

Tubulus Apr 19, 2010 07:02 PM

Coming down for jazzfest and trying to find a good place to start our New Orleans odyssey on Thursday night. We are arriving on a late flight, so trying to find somewhere to eat in the downtown/french quarter area 11pm or later. A lot of places that I've seen mentioned for late night, like Desire, close at 10:30. Any ideas? Will be find places just walking on Bourbon?

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    neworleansfoodie Apr 21, 2010 10:17 PM

    delachaise is a great choice also cure. they have more of a tapas menu. i also think mimi's in the marigny

    1. uptownlibrarian Apr 20, 2010 12:05 PM

      Felipe's on North Peters St. has good, straightforward Mexican food. They're open until 1a.m. on Thursdays. Most things on the menu are ok, but the carnitas is especially good most of the time.

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        runCP3 Apr 20, 2010 11:18 AM

        Oceana Grill in the French Quarter opens til 1am


        Oceana Grill
        739 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          foodorleans Apr 20, 2010 11:09 AM

          Mimi's in the Marigny is great for late-night. Dancing upstairs, bar and tapas downstairs, and they serve til 3:00 am or so. Great little plates for approximately $6--maybe some of them are more expensive, I can't remember. Very tasty.


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          1. re: foodorleans
            latasche Apr 20, 2010 11:13 AM

            Try Port-of-Call at the edge of the Quarter on Esplanade for great burgers and strong drinks. It's open until midnight during the week, I believe.

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            figndate Apr 20, 2010 10:37 AM

            Neither of these places are actually in the quarter, but I have had some good eats at both recently:

            http://www.capdevillenola.com/ (kitchen open till 11


            http://www.thedelachaise.com/ (kitchen open till 12


            This place is in the quarter. I cannot speak from personal experience, but I have heard good things:


            I always recommend Camellia Grill for late night snacks, but it's probably too far uptown for your consideration, on this night at least.

            Camellia Grill
            626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

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            1. re: figndate
              BayouTeche Apr 20, 2010 10:44 AM

              figndate.....your thoughts on Capdeville?

              1. re: BayouTeche
                figndate Apr 21, 2010 08:00 AM

                I had some chicken lettuce wraps there that were well liked by everyone at the table. Rather generic I know, but I would definitely go back. It's a really fun place. They also do a grilled cheese and tomato soup that was yummy. Only kind of questionable thing was the fried red beans and rice balls. It wasn't really broke, you know?

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                nola79 Apr 20, 2010 01:33 PM

                The mention of Alibi got me thinking about bar food. Alibi is OK. It's actually more than OK if you go in with the understanding that it is only a bar that happens to offer food, and not a restaurant. Jimani also has nice bar food 24h/day. Three legged dog is OK and offers passable BBQ. I'd stay away from Deja Vu, most of what they have outside of nachos is barely edible.

                Deja Vu Restaurant & Bar
                400 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

                1. re: nola79
                  roro1831 Apr 20, 2010 01:41 PM

                  Agreed, stay away from Deja Vu, we usually stay not far from there and picked up some food one night, not good at all, even drunk.

                  I used to go to the Alibi quite often, but only did so as that was where the female entertainers went when they got off work, can't speak for the food.

                  Deja Vu Restaurant & Bar
                  400 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

              3. nola79 Apr 20, 2010 08:49 AM

                Red Beans and rice at Vaughns... And I'm only halfway joking ;)

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                1. re: nola79
                  nikinik Apr 20, 2010 11:53 AM

                  You are so right! We're going to be there this Thursday and I still didn't think to suggest it

                  1. re: nikinik
                    nola79 Apr 20, 2010 01:36 PM

                    It's been VERY packed since the Treme premiere, much moreso than even before, and for both sets. Still fun though. I saw Steve Zahn there last Thursday.

                2. Suzy Wong Apr 20, 2010 06:59 AM

                  3 fun late night/24 hour, casual, good food:

                  St Charles tavern is a casual good place for late night open 24 hours on the downtown side of St Charles not far from Lee Circle:
                  La Peniche on dauphine in the Marigny/Quarter open Monday and Thurs-Sun 24 hours. Homemade typical New Orleans dishes including breakfast. their menu is on facebook:

                  Clover Grill on Bourbon, fun diner style a little eccentric in a good way:

                  La Peniche
                  1940 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70116

                  Clover Grill
                  900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

                  St Charles Tavern
                  1433 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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                  1. re: Suzy Wong
                    kukubura Apr 20, 2010 03:25 PM

                    Clover Grill is great for diner food. Their omelettes are fab.

                    Clover Grill
                    900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

                  2. nikinik Apr 20, 2010 06:32 AM

                    Adolfo's in the Marigny! A lot of people on here rave about Coop's. We tried it a few weeks ago and it was horrible.

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