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Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner (Plus a place to watch MSU/LSU game) Recommendation

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We are making a quick girl's trip to NO in September. We will arrive Friday around 9 pm and leave Sunday. I need a recommendation for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on that Saturday. We also want a place to watch the MSU/LSU game.

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  1. Are you staying in the FQ. I assume you have a car. Do you mind driving Uptown or another area. What is your budget level for dining. If you are staying in the FQ I would have breakfast at Stanley's, lunch at Galatoire's and dinner at Stella or Bayona. But it's not my choice so please tell us more about where you are staying and what price range you are interested in.

    Are you looking for casual, country, cajun, fine dining or what. You can watch the FB game at Johnny White's. Most every bar in the FQ will have one TV if not more. Finn McCools is a nice sports bar in Mid City. I would go to Cooter Brown's but it's Uptown near the river.

    Also most of NOLA's bars are smoking. It's going to hard to find non smoking. Thanks.

    Johnny White's Sports Bar @ 720 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 4909.
    http://www.johnnywhitesneverclosed.com/

    Finn McCool's Irish Pub @ 3701 Banks St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 486 - 9080.
    http://www.finnmccools.com/

    Cooter Brown's Tavern @ 509 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 504 - 866 - 9104.
    http://www.cooterbrowns.com/

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    1. re: Littleman

      We are staying at the Hotel Monteleon. We would like to go to lunch or dinner at one of the quintessential NO establishments....we are coming to NO to celebrate an upcoming marriage.
      The soon-to-be bride LOVES bread pudding, so that will be a must.

      1. re: ackisner

        I would have lunch at Galatoire's which is my favorite NOLA restaurant. They have bread pudding. Have drinks at the Carousel Lounge at The Monteleone. I would take a cab to Emeril's in the CBD for dinner. Have the cab drop you off at The Ritz Carlton on Canal and go to Davenport Lounge to hear Jeremy Davenport's outstanding jazz music. You will be three blocks from The Monteleone when you head home. Skip breakfast. You can't eat 3 meals in NOLA in one day. Have breakfast Sunday on your way out of town. Good luck.

        Galatoire's @ 209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 2021.
        http://www.galatoires.com/

        Emeril's @ 800 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 528 - 9393.
        http://www.emerils.com/restaurant/1/E...

        1. re: Littleman

          Sounds like a plan! One more question...where can we go get the best bloody mary in lieu of breakfast?
          Thanks so much for all the information. We are very excited!!

          1. re: ackisner

            BY FAR, the best bloody mary in town is found at Molly's by the Market on Decatur in the French quarter. It's a nice and spicy bloody with pickled green beans, olives & a splash of guiness in the mix. It's a meal in and of itself. Enjoy!

            1. re: GDPhalp

              Interesting. Have not been to Molly's but theirs sound very, very similar to the Carousel Bar's. Do not know about the Guiness though. Cannot recall that element.

              Hunt

            2. re: ackisner

              I would go to Arnaud's French 75 Bar which is 2 blocks from your hotel and have Sunday brunch at 10 AM. Arnaud's is one of the oldest restaurants in America and the French 75 is one of the top 5 bars in America. The bar itself was built in the early 1800's. Molly's is outstanding also. Bon Appetit and have a great trip.

              1. re: ackisner

                Personally, I like the Bloody Marys at the Carousel Lounge. They used to open at about 7:30AM, but you might want to check. I loved their pickled, spicy longbeans. Hope they still use those. I found that their Bloody Marys were just the right level of both heat and spice, and were also full-bodied and rich. Too many are insipidly thin and watery, and either only have heat, or alcohol. These are a meal, unto themselves.

                Enjoy,

                Hunt