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Dec 27, 2010 07:50 PM

Need some suggestions, Jan1 thru Jan4

My husband and I are heading to New Orleans for four days next week, Saturday (New Years Day) through Tuesday. We live in Mississippi, and we go to New Orleans a few times a year.

Saturday late lunch - suggestions for a late lunch? I was thinking Galatoire's or Bayona, but I don't want to over-do it before dinner at Herbsaint.
Saturday dinner - we have reservations at Herbsaint, 8 PM
Sunday breakfast - Stanley (...then Saints game!)
Sunday dinner - would like to try Green Goddess... good idea? bad idea?
Monday lunch - need suggestions for a casual lunch spot on Magazine. We wanted to try Casamento's, but it is closed on Mondays. Any good po-boy recommendations?
Monday dinner - Going uptown for Papa Grows Funk at the Maple Leaf. We wanted to try Brigsten's but this is also closed on Mondays. Should we try Jacques-Imo's?
Tuesday brunch - Luke

Thanks for the help! Go Saints!

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

430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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

Jacques-Imo's Cafe
8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118

701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. For monday lunch, there are a couple of very good po-boy joints on Magazine. Most notably would be Mahoney's or Guy's. If you are going for one of the standards (ie shrimp, oysters, roast beef) - Guys is your best bet in my opinion. If you are wanting the more exotic (chicken livers/slaw, fried green tomatoes/shrimp remoulade, meatball) -0 Mahoneys is the way to go. For saturday, I would suggest getting the Duck PB&J or Cream of Garlic soup at Bayona. If I were at Galitoire's, I would definately over-do it.

    430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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    1. re: GDPhalp

      I think we will go to Bayona for lunch Saturday (NYD). I just called - they are open and their last seating is at 1:30. We should be able to make it into town by then.

      Thanks for the po-boy recs. I think we'll try Mahoney's.

      430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

    2. I would go to Emeril's after the Saint's game on Sunday. The game's at Noon. You couild go to Lucy's Bar on Tchoupitoulas and hang out for a couple of hours then walk down the street to Emeril's for dinner.

      Where are you staying. If you are staying in the FQ you can walk to the game then to Lucy's after the game easily. Surrey's is a neat place for breakfast or lunch in the LGD. Mahoney's is a great place for lunch. Joey K's has good po boys and Juan's has good Mexican. The Bulldog has decent bar food and good cold drinks. JIMOS is fun but I like Boucherie and Dante's.

      Surrey's Restaurant and Juice Bar @ 1418 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 3828.
      Mahoney's Po Boy Shop @ 3454 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 899 - 3374.
      Joey K's Restaurant @ 3001 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 891 - 0997.
      Juan's Flying Burrito Creole Taqueria @ 2018 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 569 - 0000.
      The Bulldog @ 3236 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 891 - 1516.
      Boucherie at 8115 Jeannette St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 862 - 5514.
      Dante's Kitchen @ 736 Dante St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 861 - 3121.

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      1. re: Littleman

        We are staying at the Monteleone. Planning to walk to the game. We have been to Emeril's before, and I really did love it, but we are wanting to try something new. I've had two close friends say Green Goddess was great, so I kinda want to try it.

        Good call on Surrey's. I've been there before, too, but had forgotten about it. Will make that our Monday morning breakfast.

        Boucherie is closed Monday night, but Dante's Kitchen is open. Would I need reservations for a Monday night at Dante's Kitchen?

        1. re: Littleman

          Emeril's opens at 3 following noon home games .No to jacques Imos.. Probably can go to Coquette without a resv on Monday. Green Goddess is ok, IMO there are better options. Perhaps Patois or Lilette.

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

          3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

          Green Goddess
          307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

          1. re: JazzyB

            Patois is not open on Monday. We went to Coquette on a Monday with a reservation, but it was not needed.

            1. re: JazzyB

              I forgot Patois was closed on Monday and so is Lilette. I would suggest Coquette or Clancy's but I would end up at Clancy's.

              3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

          2. On our recent visit, we had fantastic Monday dinners at both Coquette and Dick and Jenny's. D&J only takes reservations for parties of 5 or more.

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            1. re: Philly

              Coquette looks good. Would I need reservations for a Monday night? Would really like to play this night by ear if possible...

              1. re: LisaBlair

                You need reservations at Coquette and Dante's. You can cancel if need be.

                Green Goddess is not in Emeril's class but it's a fun reasonable joint if you want to go. I would go to NOLA, Mr. B's, Bayona or Irene's before I went to GG. Have you been to Feast. It's only been open a few months. What about Cochon. It's near Emeril's.

                Feast Restaurant @ 200 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 304 - 6318.

                If you are considering Dante's and Coquette then also consider Clancy's. Emeril told me once Clancy's was his favorite NOLA restaurant.

                Clancy's Restaurant @ 6100 Annunciation St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 895 - 1111.