need recommendations for New Orleans that are not creole
I am sort of assuming that by "creole" you mean most traditional New Orleans-style dishes - i.e. gumbo, etouffee, blackened anything, etc. Under that assumption, I think you'll find that there are many, many non-creole/typical New Orleans restaurants here. Great steak can be had at Mr. Johns and La Boca, great Italian food at Irene's, Tommy's, Eleven 79. Many of the bistros - Coquette, Patois, Herbsaint, Lilette, La Petit, Bistro Daisy - serve great food that isn't creole. MiLa and Iris come to mind as nice restaurants that serve more "new-American" cuisine.
As for Squeal, I will say that I was not at all impressed when I went. The barbeque at the Joint in the Bywater is much better, IMO.
Are you looking for more casual vs. upscale places? Any specific types of food other than barbeque?
701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115
La Boca Restaurant
857 Fulton St., New Orleans, LA 70130
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