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I'm baaaaack! You all helped me on my last trip down so I'm posting again.

In mid November, I’ll be in NOLA for three days of fun with hubby prior to three days of a convention with clients. I’ll be at the Roosevelt for the first three days, then moving to the Sheraton.

This is about my sixth or seventh trip to NOLA, so I’ve got my “must-return” places decided below. Can you help fill in the gaps? Here are places I’ve never been to and I’m considering: Luke, Cochon, Bon Ton Café, Dick and Jenny’s, Clancy’s. (Was thinking about spending Saturday shopping along Magazine.) Could also think about Bayona or Mr. B's (been to both before).

Thursday Lunch Napoleon House
Thursday Dinner Irene’s

Friday Lunch Commander’s
Friday Dinner

Saturday Lunch
Saturday Dinner Brightsens

Sunday Brunch Arnaud’s

Sunday Dinner w/client
Monday dinner Jacque-Imos with co-worker
Tuesday dinner w/client

Anywhere good near the Convention Center for lunch?

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  1. Dick and Jenny's, Jacque Imo's, Clancy's and Brigtsen's are a 20 minute cab ride from FQ. I would not make more than one or two trips Uptown to dine. You are going to Commander's on Friday. You can do your shoping on Magazine after lunch at CP. Walk 4 blocks W of CP to Magazine. Coquette will be across the street from you then. Go in and see what you think. It's a great restaurant. I would go to Clancy's for dinner on Saturday night. If you want to go to Bon Ton you need to go during the week. They are closed on weekends.

    Have you been to Galatoire's or Emeril's. Those are my favorite NOLA restaurants. Go to Galatoire's for dinner Sunday night with your client. They will enjoy the fresh seafood there. Brigtsen's is a 20 minute cab ride from FQ. If you are going to Clancy's I would scratch Brigtsen's. It's a great restaurant but the menu does not change often. Dick and Jenny's does not take reservations.

    Emeril's has a 3 course prix fixe lunch on weekdays for $19.50. It's 4 blocks N of Convention Center. Cochon is a few blocks S of Emeril's. Cochon Butcher is next door and makes great sandwiches for lunch. You could walk there from CC in 10 minutes.

    Emeril's @ 800 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 528 - 9393.
    http://www.emerils.com/restaurant/1/E...
    Cochon @ 930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 588 - 2123.
    http://www.cochonrestaurant.com/

    Thursday Lunch - Napoleon House
    Thursday Dinner - Irene's

    Friday Lunch - Commander's Palace
    Friday Dinner - Bon Ton

    Saturday Lunch - Luke
    Saturday Dinner - Clancy's

    Sunday Lunch - Arnaud's
    Sunday Dinner - Galatoire's

    Monday Lunch - Cochon Butcher
    Monday Dinner - Jacque Imo's but I would go to a place in FQ.

    Tuesday Lunch - Emeril's
    Tuesday Dinner - August

    4 Replies
    1. re: Littleman

      Thanks so much for your quick reponse. I am definitely adding Galatoire's on Sunday and Emeril's for lunch.

      We don't arrive until after noon on Thursday so was thinking a light lunch at Napoleon House and a Pimm's cup, just to get in the zone. ;-)

      We absolutely loved Brigtsens last time so I'll have to talk my husband out of it.

      August is an interesting suggestion...Thanks!

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      Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
      500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Emeril's Restaurant
      800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Galatoire's Restaurant
      209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

      Brigtsen's Restaurant
      723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

      1. re: Lunarmodule

        John Besh is NOLA's most famous chef at the present time. He owns August, Luke, Domenica and La Provence on the N Shore. Domenica is in the Roosevelt. You might like lunch there before you check out. August is his flagship and serves very inspirational Louisiana cuisine in a beautiful setting.

        If your husband likes Brigtsen's he will like Clancy's twice as much. It's in an old house also but not quite as far out as Brigtsen's. Clancy's menu is more Louisiana inspired IMO but Brigtsen's menu is built around local ingredients also. Clancy's can be loud when they are busy.

        1. re: Littleman

          Besh also owns Besh Steakhouse in Harrah's and American Sector in WWII Museum.

          1. re: Littleman

            "If your husband likes Brigtsen's he will like Clancy's twice as much"...not necessarily so. It may be an uptown neighborhood stalwart, but I am less than enamored with the food. Within walking distance to the convention center: Emeril's, RioMar,, Cochon, Cochon Butcher and Swine Bar (with a bar menu).

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            Cochon
            930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

            Emeril's Restaurant
            800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

            Brigtsen's Restaurant
            723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

            Cochon Butcher
            930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

      2. Bon Ton is authentic cajun cuisine in a classic/old school atmosphere. Lunch and dinner weekdays...Excellent
        http://www.thebontoncafe.com/

        Stella! for dinner (not clasic N.O. BUT very well done
        )http://www.restaurantstella.com/

        The more casual New Orleans soda fountain style Stanley on Jackson Square:
        http://www.stanleyrestaurant.com/pdf/...

        American Sector is in the area/Warehouse

        http://www.nationalww2museum.org/amer...

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        Bon Ton Cafe
        401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. Thanks for the suggestions below. Here is my revised itinerary. We kept Brigtsens because we actually enjoyed taking the streetcar out there. We may change our Monday dinner, but I have a co-worker who I think would get a kick out of Jacque-Imos!

          Thursday noon-ish: Check in Roosevelt

          Thursday Lunch Napoleon House
          Walk around the quarter
          Thursday Dinner Clancy’s

          Friday Lunch Commander’s
          Stroll down Magazine
          Friday Dinner Irene’s

          Saturday Lunch: Cochon Butcher
          WWII Museum
          Saturday Dinner Brigtsens

          Sunday Brunch Arnaud’s
          Relocate to the Sheraton/working from here on…
          Sunday Dinner w/client: Galatoire’s

          Monday lunch: n/a
          Trade Show
          Monday dinner Jacque-Imos with co-worker

          Tuesday lunch: Emeril’s
          Trade Show
          Tuesday dinner: Bon Ton

          Wednesday lunch: Luke
          Leave Wednesday PM

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          Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
          500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

          Emeril's Restaurant
          800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

          Galatoire's Restaurant
          209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

          Brigtsen's Restaurant
          723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

          Bon Ton Cafe
          401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

          Cochon Butcher
          930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          1. re: Lunarmodule

            I would may be try to do Cochon straight up instead of Butcher, which is mostly sandwiches and a few small plates. Nothing wrong with leaving something for the next trip though.

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            Cochon
            930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

            1. re: CharlieH

              While either Couchon or Butcher is good for lunch, if you are looking for something lighter I second the vote for RioMar and their tapas lunch menu.