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(Almost) Set in stone itinerary. Need a couple bits of advice still...

Day 1
D: Emerils

Day 2
L: August
D: Dante's or Lilette or Coquette (NEED HELP!)

Day 3 New Years Eve
L:Commanders
D: Galatoires

Day 4
L: Mr. B's
D: Iris

Day 5
L: Parkway Bakery
D: Atchafalaya

Need a little help with Day 2 dinner. Also, given the range of the types of places were going for lunches and dinnesr (parkway to august), is there anything I should include/take away? Should I sub something in for Mr. B's on day 4? I'd like to try their bbq shrimp, so long as I can get them during a "snack" break during the day, I'd be okay...

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

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

Lilette
3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

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  1. I don't know if you have a car or not or plan to use cabs. But you have 3 trips to the GD or Uptown in 4 days. I would plan a day after lunch to browse Magazine Street in the 3,000 to 5,000 block range and visit the fine shops and stores there. You might do that after you Leave Commander's but a lot of places might close early on NY's Eve. If you want to do this you could have lunch the 2nd day at Coquette or Lilette and dinner that night at August. If you don't have a car you could do lunch and ride the street car to the GD or Uptown and back.

    I am assuming you are staying in the FQ or CBD. If so why don't you go to Atchafalay the first night and Emeril's the last night or even Galatoire's the last night. Have dinner the last night close to your hotel as possible and walk if you can. Driving Uptown or to the GD the last night and then coming back by car is not fun for me. I always hate to leave. If you dine close to your hotel you could walk back, have a night cap and hit the bed.

    If you are not dead set on your choices I would like to suggest Clancy's for fine NOLA cuisine. It's Uptown too so there's another trip Uptown. I like Mr. B's.

    1. Commanders and Galatoires in one day seems like a bit much, of course, for me, those two in the same month would be a bit much. On the other hand, one could say Day 5 was light. Of the three, I like Lilette. lots of possibilities along those lines though, Patois for one.

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

      Lilette
      3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

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      1. re: CharlieH

        I agree. It makes me bloated just thinking about Galatoire's and Commander's on the same day. I would switch Galatoire's and Mr. B's. I much prefer Galatoire's for lunch anyway. And I think I'd go with Coquette of the three you mentioned, but if you can, check out their menu beforehand (it is small and changes almost daily) and make sure it has something you want on it. I've been there and wanted everything on the menu and on another occasion didn't see anything I wanted.

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

      2. Your itinerary looks fantastic - I would suggest Patois over Dante's, Lillette or Coquette - though I really like the latter, if you have your mind made up - on day 5, I would suggest a trip to Irene's in the quarter - truly delicious spin on creole italian cuisine -

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        1. re: GDPhalp

          would love irenes, but day 5 is a sunday, which kind of rules that out...

        2. Also, go ahead and keep Mr. B's on the lunch itinerary...if you haven't been to new orleans, or haven't been in a while, you will be under the impression that you will have the stomach capacity after heavy eating to want to just "pop in" for a quick snack of BBQ shrimp - this will not be the case - you may be able to find the room for a dozen (or 2) oysters, or some beignets, but you will want to fully savor a meal at mr. b's - although the shrimp wont take up much room, the accompanying bread (sopper) will - keep the res. - enjoy a full order of shrimp & have some gumbo yaya or duck spring rolls to go with it

          1. Also...Louisian Bistro is right next to our hotel...reviews look good on yelp and some food blogs I've been checking out. Thinking about doing that "feed me" menu option. This might be a good choice if we are too tired to head to the GD or Uptown one evening....thoughts on Lousiana Bistro?

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            1. re: surfrider2150

              The Louisiana Bistro, why it's the Number 1 rated restaurant in New Orleans. Need I say more.

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              Louisiana Bistro
              337 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

              1. re: CharlieH

                ha, yeah i saw that.....I realize its probably not the #1 place in new orleans...but is it good?

                1. re: surfrider2150

                  I never seen it mentioned on this board or met anyone who has ever been. Its really something of a curiosity.

                  1. re: CharlieH

                    yeah neither have i, which is strange. ive neither heard anything good nor anything bad. have walked by it many times in the mornings but never think to try it for dinner.

                    another one like that for me -- the restaurant in Hotel Monteleone. have heard nothing.

                    1. re: kibbles

                      considering going to lousiana bistro myself...ill let you all know how it goes.

            2. This week I had August, won't return. I had Galatoire's - excellent!! Mr. B's bbq shrimp, still my favorite dish in all of NO. One thing not on your list, I had Drago's char-grilled oysters for the first time (at the Metairie location) and they were fabulous!! My 2nd favorite dish in NO now.

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

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              1. re: texasredtop

                Perhaps your choices at August were not the best. Next time try them for the 3 course prix fixe lunch $20. . Since you like Mr. B's, I suggest Emeril's. Food/service are always terrific. Although I prefer dinner, lunch is a bargain ( M-F) 3 courses $19.50. Outstanding chicken/waffles w/ Crystal syrup.

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