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Lunarmodule Oct 5, 2010 09:54 AM

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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    Lunarmodule Oct 11, 2010 12:14 PM

    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
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      CharlieH Oct 11, 2010 12:45 PM

      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
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        collardman Oct 12, 2010 11:08 AM

        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.

    2. Suzy Wong Oct 5, 2010 11:04 AM

      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/menu.pdf#zoom=7

      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

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        Littleman Oct 5, 2010 10:21 AM

        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/Emerils-New-Orleans/
        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

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        1. re: Littleman
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          Lunarmodule Oct 5, 2010 10:50 AM

          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
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            Littleman Oct 5, 2010 11:03 AM

            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
              FoodChic Oct 11, 2010 02:31 PM

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

              1. re: Littleman
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                JazzyB Oct 11, 2010 03:37 PM

                "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

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