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Oct 18, 2010 02:06 PM

Missing a fun breakfast place

Headed to New Orleans with a group of 10 --- we are staying at Monteleone Hotel, eating at Deanie's Seafood (dinner), Cameillai Grill (breakfast), Jacqies-Imos (dinner), Muriel's (brunch) and MiLa (dinner). Missing one last place for breakfast on a Saturday. Also - comments or suggestions of where i might be going wrong. Thanks!

Monteleone Hotel
214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Deanie's Seafood
841 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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  1. Elizabeth's in the Bywater. Praline bacon. Waffles topped with sweet potato and duck hash. Cajun bubble & squeak. I could go on.

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    1. re: Bob MacAdoo

      just be warned that the wait at elizabeths can be really long. really really long.

      whats the name of the place by jackson square? they do a good breakfast.... it's a guys name, starts with an "s" i think?

      1. re: thew

        We ate at Elizabeth's on a Saturday morning, and the wait was probably about 40 minutes at the most, although they told us it would be about an hour. We waited upstairs and bellied up to the bar up there and were very well taken care of, entertained, and lubricated by the time our table was ready downstairs. So the wait's not that bad, and it's worth it. The cochon du lait poboy and praline bacon are to die for. I still salivate thinking about both. Go for it!

        1. re: thew

          yeah we tried to hit Ruby Slipper for breakfast on sunday but the 40+ minute wait scared us off.

          we did jazz brunch at Restaurant Atchafalaya instead. awesome! crab salad blew my mind, and the Eggs Atchafalaya (fried green tomatoes, poached eggs, hollandaise, crab) were great. the special of duck confit hash w/ poached eggs, hollandaise and blackberry sauce was also good (if too wet). these folks know how to poach an egg! plus bloody mary bar.

          but whats up w/ nearly-an-hour waits for breakfast!? seems theres only a handful of decent casual places to hit -- Surey's, Slipper, Elizabeth's, etc.. guess the market is ready for more.

          1. re: kibbles

            I really like Atchafalaya for breakfast.

            1. re: kibbles

              That did it! I"ll be dining there on my next visit!

            2. re: thew

              Stanley is the place you are trying to think of.

            3. re: Bob MacAdoo

              Stanley might be a fun breakfast place. It is right on Jackson Square and not too far from the Montleone. Elizabeth's was decent the one time I went there but it has had a new owner or two since then.

              Bigray in Ok

              1. re: Bigrayok

                i was there last year. Elizabeth's that is. And yes - Stanley - could not think of the name.

            4. The Green Goddess in the French Quarter. I think it might be a little small for your group size, but you should look into it.

              Green Goddess
              307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

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              1. re: jenn2083

                will pretty much be impossible to sit that sized party there, and on a weekend. they barely have 10 tops inside, and it seems always occupied. since they dont take reservations i would even consider it... but i love their food! :)

              2. Personally, I'd sub Commander's brunch for Muriel's. Blue Plate and Stanley both do a decent breakfast.

                Blue Plate Cafe
                1330 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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                1. re: N.O.Food

                  Stanley is head's and shoulders above Blue Plate, which is merely adequate, IMHO.

                  Cake Cafe and Coulis are others you might consider

                2. Try place. Pretty good food, huge portions, right around the corner, Eggs Melanzana, mimosas.


                  Oceana Grill
                  739 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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                  1. Go to the Clover Grill and enjoy the freak show. You'll remember if for years to come.

                    Clover Grill
                    900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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                    1. re: Big Easy

                      That would have been my suggestion too, but not with a group of 10. The whole place probably doesnt seat 20 total.