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Acme is a block from my hotel, Casamento's obviously isn't. Is casamento's just worlds better than Acme for oysters and the like? Or should I just settle for Acme?

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Casamento's Restaurant
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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  1. Casamento's is a whole 'nother world. The shop alone is worth the trip. I like Acme fine..but I am not so crazy about its outposts of Empire in Baton Rouge and Covington. I have lived long enough to see Felix hold the crown for awhile, then the whispers that Acme is better, then the counter-revolutionary campaign and even the old Pearl got in the act from time-to-time. But Casamento's is a wonderful place and they know from oysters.

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    Casamento's Restaurant
    4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

    1. One persons opinion, particularly in this period of oyster uncertainty, Casamento's is a cool place for the atmosphere but I don't think it's a destination place since there are other easy choices in the Quarter. I posted last week that taste buds I trust went to Felix's because the line at Acme was so long and were very happy with the product at Felix's. In the past 6 weeks I've had not so good raw oysters at "good" places and excellent oysters at "no name" places.

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      Casamento's Restaurant
      4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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      1. re: collardman

        But I have never seen Casamento's "skimp" whereas other places have, from time-to-time...and, especially in the summer, I could see ordering from far afield and lesser quality if I owned an oyster bar in the French Quarter and heavily dependent on having something for the tourist trade. I have not yet sampled anything from the re-opened beds myself ---I want it to be a little colder---.

        Beside, I think that if you are filming "The Godfather" in New Orleans in 2010, Casamento's would be in the running for the role of the old Luna restaurant where Michael Corleone blasts The Turk and McClusky. (and boy! would it be LOUD!)

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        Casamento's Restaurant
        4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

        1. re: hazelhurst

          alright, sounds like I should make this trip to Casamentos...damn them and their crazy hours!

          1. re: yanks26dmb

            Take the streetcar and spend several hours strolling Magazine's shops and other attractions. Take your time and enjoy the Uptown area. Work Casamento's in during your visit. Susan Sarandon, Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and the Manning's didn't go there just for the heck of it. They went because of the terrific food. Good luck.

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            Casamento's Restaurant
            4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

            1. re: Littleman

              thanks littleman...thats actually what i decided to do....walk around magazine..hit casamentos at 530 for some pre-dinner eats, then mosey on down towards dantes kitchen for dinner around 8

              1. re: yanks26dmb

                That's a long walk. About 30 blocks. Take the streetcar.

      2. I've eaten at both many times. Acme because it was always near the hotel and I always left wishing I'd made the drive to Casamento's. Casamento's is much much better all around.

        The last few times we've been in NO, the wait at Acme was longer than the drive to Casamento's. I've never had to wait at Casamento's but always go either early or around 1 PM or so. It's always packed though so consider your timing.

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        Casamento's Restaurant
        4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115