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Sep 27, 2010 04:47 PM

emergency chow needs--tantalizingly close, but....

Here I am in NOLA, first day of a long business trip, but tonight I am going to have to stay in and work through dinner. Staying at the Marriott on Canal Street. Should I order room service from here, or is there somewhere decent close by that can do takeout? Delivery preferred, but not required if I can get there and back in 10 minutes--at a fast walk. Prefer healthier kinds of food, so that I can save the caloric splurges for actual restaurant meals.

Thanks, hounds!

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  1. Too late for last night but Mena's Palace is two blocks from your hotel. They deliver. Maybe you can call on them this week.

    Mena's Palace @ 200 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 525 - 0217.

    Mena's Palace
    200 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    3 Replies
    1. re: Littleman

      Thanks, Same thing happened at lunch time and we actually ran around the corner just in time to get great sandwiches at Mena's. Unfortunately they close at 3--so not a dinner alternative. Last night we ended up settling on room service at the Marriott which was, well, like room service anywhere.

      1. re: coffeebrownies

        Daisy Dukes is right next to your hotel open 24/7 serving creole southern food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and they deliver. Johnny's is the oldest family owned po boy restaurant in NOLA. It's 4 blocks NE of your hotel. It closes at 3 PM though but they deliver in the FQ. If you want some outstanding Mexican burritos, quesadila's and tamales with fresh local seafood call Felipe's. They are 3 blocks from your hotel and deliver. They are open 7 days/week until Midnight or after. Good stuff.

        Daisy Duke's @ 121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 561 - 5171.

        Johnny's Po Boys @ 511 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 8129.

        Felipe's Taqueria @ 301 N. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 267 - 4406.

        If you get a chance go to the WWII D Day Museum which is about 10 blocks S of your hotel and have lunch during your tour at American Sector.

        American Sector @ 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 528 - 1940.

        Daisy Dukes Restaurant
        121 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      2. re: Littleman

        MENA'S PALACE (corner of Iberville & Chartes) is thee Best Diner in The French Quarter .... Great for a lunch or dinner too. The place gets packed for Breakfast as it's one of the very few diners in the whole French Quarter. I've eaten here at least a dozen times on 6 trips to New Orleans and love it, especially and mostly for breakfast. It gets packed and you may have to wait outside for a table for a few minutes. Inside the place is lively and always has a great vibe. The waitress's are all wonderful, nice friendly service always. Reall good Breakfast options, standard with some Big Easy twists. You can get Burgers, Po Boys, Red Beans & Rice, Gumbo, and diner fare. Overall Mena's is real good, fun, friendly service with good honest food at very affordable prices. Don't miss famed restaurants to come here, but use Mena's as a filler place and Breakfast option.

        Daniel, NY NY

      3. You may want to try Green Goddess. It is between Royal and Chartres on Bienville at Exchange Alley. Some great healthy alternatives and it is open for lunch and dinner.

        Green Goddess
        307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130