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Getting to restaurants in the garden district and points west

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Well be going to...

Casamento's
Dante's Kitchen
Commanders
Atchafalaya

I'm assuming best way to get there is the St. Charles street car. Were going to do one of those 3 days passes. Question is, where are the stops for the street car? Can I just hop on and off at any stop? Is there a website that shows where all the stops are located?

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

Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

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  1. I'm not sure about a map where the stops are located; I usually try and pinpoint the closest one and watch for it, or the next if I miss it. You pull the cord and get off at any old place you want to.
    Dante's Kitchen and Commander's are relatively close to the streetcar line, but Casamento's and Atchafalaya are pretty far down. If I were traveling in the Summer and walking in daylight at 7 or 8 p.m., I would walk it, but a cab is better in the dark...........

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

    Dante's Kitchen
    736 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

    1. Casamento's - Napoleon.
      Dante's Kitchen - Carrollton (as soon as the car makes a hard right).
      Commander's - Washington Ave.
      Atchafalaya - Louisiana Ave.

      These stops are easily identifiable, but if you miss one, just pull the cord and get off at the next stop. There's a stop every other block.

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

      Dante's Kitchen
      736 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

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      1. re: N.O.Food

        You were both very helpful. Thanks so much.

        And are cabs relatively easy to get in most parts of town?

        1. re: surfrider2150

          Cabs downtown are easy to get..just go to a hotel. If Uptown, call for one. The restaurant can usually do this for you. Commander's is likely to have one or two lurking.

          1. re: hazelhurst

            Or if you're in a bar, ask the bartender to call for you. Bartenders seem to have special ways (secret number?) of summoning United Cabs much more quickly than individuals, and United is a trustworthy company.

            1. re: uptownlibrarian

              Yeah, anyone who has to deal with the drunks a lot--and it happens in the good restaurants, too.

              1. re: hazelhurst

                You callin me a drunk? Why I oughta....

                1. re: uptownlibrarian

                  One of the niftiest things I have seen was a friend whose son hauled his college pals back in town for Carnival..there must have been eight of them, maybe ten. Anyway, picked them up at Moisant in a nice chartered van with cocktails...gave all of them a charge card for one of the cab companies (I forget which). Anytime they were revelling late at night, they just grabbed a cab and Dad picked up the tab. Worked great.

                  1. re: hazelhurst

                    Now, that is a great host! I have been the "limo" for some friends, and they only had to call me for that "ride home." This was, unfortunately, before the days of cell phones, but I did my best.

                    Hunt

            2. re: hazelhurst

              Good points. Though I usually have a car scheduled, knowing the United Cab number can come in handy. As you say, most nice restaurants will handle that part for a patron.

              Hunt

              PS - drop me a line at: info (AT) huntphoto (DOT) com, as I need to sneak my poor, down-trodden wife away for a bit, and am thinking of NOLA (no family will even know) in the late Winter, or Spring, and we need to tip a few together.

          2. re: N.O.Food

            Though I know the route pretty well, I will often talk to the conductor, just in case I am lost in conversation. Most are happy to stop, and even announce that stop. In 40 years, I have never been off by more than one stop.

            If you have not cast your itinerary in stone, think about Brigtsen's, near Datne's, though a few $ more. Well worth the extra bucks, IMHO.

            Enjoy,

            Hunt

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

          3. And fyi, i wouldn't worry about walking from the streetcar to any of these places during reasonable hours. They're all on main streets, not very far from the line.

            1. Here's United Cab Phone #...........

              UNITED CAB @ 1634 Euterpe Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 522 - 9771 or 504 - 524 - 9606.
              .http://www.unitedcabs.com/

              1. Another FYI, don't say "points west" when you get here ... the term you're looking for is "upriver"!

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                1. re: rouxdauphine

                  That is a great, and useful point. In NOLA, one speaks of Uptown (up River), Downtown (down River), Riverside, or Lakeside. The normal points of the compass are almost totally meaningless, and will just confuse the locals. There are many places, where the West Bank is East of the East Bank. Also, very few streets run in any one direction, via the compass. Half are following The River, and the rest rather fan out, or fan in, from some invisible point, unknown to all, but a local. If a street is running straight, it likely will not soon. I used to always have trouble with Midwesterners, who wanted to know the points of the compass. When they threw that idea out the window, they could then navigate NOLA. The River and The Lake are the main two locators, and then it's Up River, or Down River. That will let the locals know where you really want to go, and they can then tell you how to get there.

                  Great points, and so often overlooked!

                  Hunt