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Where to eat late on a Thursday night

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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:
      http://www.stcharlestavern.com/
      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:
      http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/L...

      Clover Grill on Bourbon, fun diner style a little eccentric in a good way:
      http://clovergrill.com/index.php?opti...

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      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

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

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        Clover Grill
        900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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

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        1. re: nola79

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

          1. re: nikinik

            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. 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

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

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

          http://www.alibineworleans.com/

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

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

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          1. re: figndate

            figndate.....your thoughts on Capdeville?

            1. re: BayouTeche

              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?

            2. re: figndate

              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.

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

              1. re: nola79

                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.

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

            3. 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.

              http://www.foodorleans.com

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              1. re: foodorleans

                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.