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Dragos and other suggestions needed

I have read many people more enjoy Dragos in Metairie - we are 6 people without a car - staying near FQ - where is Metairie in relation - and how would we get there? I am contemplating it for our first meal after landing in NOLA - so lunch or a bit later would be the timing.

This is our itinerary at this moment - I am sure it will have many revisions between now and our departure - in March!

Sat - Dragos for charbroiled oysters lunch
dinner?
Sun - Commanders Palace for jazz brunch
Emerils for dinner
Mon - August for lunch prix fixe
Galatoires for dinner
Tues - pick up Mufalettas for plane ride home
Cafe Du Monde if we haven't hit it earlier in the trip

What do you think? Suggestions greatly appreciated!

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  1. While I eat teh Drago (Metairie) grilled oysters when the raw are questionable--and even sometimes when they are not---it is usually a matter of being "in the neighborhood". Usually I am heading west and waiting out traffic. But it is fun and you get to see the Wasteland of Fat City to the "east." which is a fun example of 1960's/1970's "development come a-cropper.

    Galatoire's is closed on MOnday.

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

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    1. re: hazelhurst

      omg - thank you so much for pointing that out - about Galatoire's being closed on Monday! geesh!

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

    2. Forgot to mention,..Met'ry is between the airport and The City so it is a cab ride out & back to Drago's

      1. It's a shame you don't have longer. All your choices are excellent. But Commander's and Emeril's in one day is a stretch. Go to CP for early brunch at 12 Noon and go to Emeril's for dinner around 8 PM. Galatoire's is closed on Monday. Go there for dinner Sunday night late at 8 PM and have dinner at Emeril's Monday night.

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

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        1. re: Littleman

          Don't go all the way to Metairie for Drago's. Yes, the oysters are quite good, but past that?...it's a one-trick pony.

        2. Don't go to Metairie just for Drago's on your very short trip. Try the chargrilled oysters at Felix's for a snack and see how you like them. Go to Metairie when your return and have more time.

          Felix's Oyster Bar @ 739 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 522 - 4440. *
          http://www.felixs.com/

          1. Drago's has an in-town location close to the Quarter: 2 Poydras Street at the Riverside Hilton. The Metairie location is preferable, but as others have indicated in this thread, it probably ain't worth the schlep. Go enjoy the charbroiled oysters at 2 Poydras. With respect to sanglier's comment, the pony does have a second trick: charbroiled mussels. They are delicious, and they are off-menu, but Drago's should be happy to serve them to you.

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            Drago's Seafood Restaurant
            2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130