5 guys coming to N.O. for a weekend 27-29th staying in the Quarter
Our train doesn't arrive until 7:30pm so I'm thinking maybe Felix's or Coops on Fri. We're staying just off Canal on Carondelet St. and need some sugestions on somewhere to take the street car for lunch or dinner Sat. Thinking a po boy/gumbo lunch and dinner something $15-20 a plate price range.
222 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Camelia Grill, nice long ride on the Streetcar, Parkway would be better though. Different Streetcar ride not as nice. Luke would be good Friday, they have a lot of things right in that price range, and the happy hour crowd will have thinned out. Lucy's Surfer Bar has bar food also. What is your drinking budget?
For dinners do Lüke and Cochon. You can get an early start at Lüke during happy hour 3-6pm, including on Saturdays. Outstanding French bistro atmosphere -- big bar, high ceilings, lively atmosphere. The raw bar here is amazing, perhaps the best in the city. Order the choucroûte garnie. It is a big, wonderful bowl of meat. The pork shin is a sight to behold. Your friends will literally fight you for it.
As its name would imply, Cochon is a temple to the pig. This is Donald Link's homage to Cajun Country. Meats butchered on site. Cured on site. Spectacular roasted oysters and the best rabbit and dumplings I've ever had. They serve moonshine. They even make their own, but they probably won't admit to that.
If you can't do these for dinner you should consider Lüke for breakfast and Cochon Butcher (next door to Cochon) for lunch.
I wouldn't bother with Coops or anything other than oysters 1/2 shell at Felix's. Try Rambla for tapas, or Domenica for Italian small and large plates plus wood fired pizzas. K-Paul's has a self serve deli lunch Thur, Fri, Sat. http://www.kpauls.com/site387.php. A bit of a walk but a short cab ride: Cochon for an all app lunch/dinner or try Swine Bar's bar menu or sandwiches at Butcher.
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130
217 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
Pearl is a block away and serves traditional NOLA cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Bon Ton is outstanding and serves Louisiana Cuisine but it's closed on weekends. Felipe's has outstanding Mexican food. Johnny's has the best Po Boys in the FQ along with Rampart. Daisy Dukes and Mena's Palace are both outstanding for good breakfast and lunch.
Pearl Restaurant and Oyster Bar @ 119 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 2901.
Bon Ton Cafe @ 401 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 524 - 3386.
Felipe's Taqueria @ 301 N. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 267 - 4406.
Johnny's Po Boys @ 511 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 8129.
Rampart Food Store @ 1700 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 944 - 7777.
Daisy Duke's @ 121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 561 - 5171.
Mena's Palace @ 200 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 525 - 0217.