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Need Dining and Bar Suggestions for my Mardi Gras Destination Wedding

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MardiGrasBride11 Jan 26, 2011 12:01 PM

Hi, I am getting Married over Mardi Gras (I know most of you think I am crazy!) I am originally from New Orleans and we try to venture back for Mardi Gras as often as we can (its been two years). I am in need of some help with a dining / bar itinerary for my out of town guests. We are all staying in the french quarter. Any suggestions would be extremely helpful! This is all I have so far.

Tuesday, March 1st
Lunch Spot: Johnnys Po-boys
Dinner Spot: ?

Wednesday, March 2nd
Breakfast Spot:
Lunch:
Dinner: Jacques-Imo's
Drink: Hotel Montelone Carousel Bar

Thursday, March 3rd
Breakfast Spot:
Lunch:
Dinner: Acme Oyster House
Drink: Need a cool bar for a group to meet up at
Bouche Wine Bar or Funky Pirate?

Friday, March 4th
Wedding Day
Drink: Need an after Wedding Bar
I was thinking Loa at Internatinal House or Muriels Bar

Saturday, March 5th
Brunch/Lunch Spot: Something Uptown
We are going to catch a spot for the parade after on st charles

Sunday, March 6th
Best Early Sunday Brunch Spot

Monday, March 6th
Lunch:
Dinner: Somewhere Romantic for Newlyweds

We are a younger group in our 30's and want to experience great food and good drinks. Some of my thoughts Franky & Johnnys, Maple Leaf Bar, Roof Top Bar on the Omni Royal Sonesta, Three Muses, Clancys, Le Phane at Loft 523, Eat, The Columns Hotel..Sounds Like I need more Restaurants:)

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Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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

Franky & Johnny's Restaurant
321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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    Littleman RE: MardiGrasBride11 Jan 26, 2011 01:10 PM

    Coop's would be fun for dinner Tuesday. Go to Molly's next door for drinks. Napoleon House would be fun for drinks or drinks and food too. It would be good for after wedding bar. Camellia Grill has a new location in the FQ on Chartres for early breakfast. Lilette is nice for lunch Uptown. Coquette is romantic for Monday dinner.

    Coops Place @ 1109 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 525 - 9053.
    http://www.coopsplace.net/
    Molly's at the Market @ 1107 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 5169.
    http://mollysatthemarket.net/
    Napoleon House Bar & Cafe @ 500 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 524 - 9752.
    http://www.napoleonhouse.com/
    Camellia Grill @ 540 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 522 - 1800.
    http://www.neworleans.com/index.php?o...
    Coquette @ 2800 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 265 - 0421.
    http://www.coquette-nola.com/index.html
    Lilette @ 3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 895 - 1636.
    http://www.liletterestaurant.com/

    1. BayouTeche RE: MardiGrasBride11 Jan 26, 2011 02:23 PM

      Tuesday, March 1st
      Lunch Spot: Johnnys Po-boys
      Dinner Spot: ?.............LILETTE

      Wednesday, March 2nd
      Breakfast Spot:.......GOTT GOURMET
      Lunch:.........COQUETTE
      Drink: Hotel Montelone Carousel Bar

      Thursday, March 3rd
      Breakfast Spot:.......BLUE PLATE CAFE
      Lunch:.........LE PETITE GROCERY
      Dinner: Acme Oyster House
      Drink: Need a cool bar for a group to meet up at
      Bouche Wine Bar or Funky Pirate?......NEITHER. COSIMO'S OR TONIQUE, MAYBE?

      Friday, March 4th
      Wedding Day
      Drink: Need an after Wedding Bar
      I was thinking Loa at Internatinal House or Muriels Bar......LOA

      Saturday, March 5th
      Brunch/Lunch Spot: Something Uptown,,,,,,,,ATCHAFALAYA
      We are going to catch a spot for the parade after on st charles

      Sunday, March 6th
      Best Early Sunday Brunch Spot........STANLEY

      Monday, March 6th
      Lunch:,,,,,,,,,,,GREEN GODDESS
      Dinner: Somewhere Romantic for Newlyweds..........AUGUST

      We are a younger group in our 30's and want to experience great food and good drinks. Some of my thoughts Franky & Johnnys, Maple Leaf Bar, Roof Top Bar on the Omni Royal Sonesta, Three Muses, Clancys, Le Phane at Loft 523, Eat, The Columns Hotel..Sounds Like I need more Restaurants:)

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      Acme Oyster House
      1202 N Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433

      Franky & Johnny's Restaurant
      321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115

      1. edible complex RE: MardiGrasBride11 Jan 26, 2011 05:09 PM

        for romantic, get a window table at the Rib Room at the Royal O.

        bars: Sazerac, Hermes, French 75, Chart Room, Harry's

        you might also try: Eiffel Society, OAK, Bouligny Tavern, CURE NOLA

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        Chart Room
        300 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          AStone RE: MardiGrasBride11 Jan 27, 2011 05:58 PM

          Try La Forget for a really nice romantic dinner, its also open Friday for lunch. Commander's Palace for lunch any day during the week and have lots of 25cent martinis.Elizabeths on a weekend for brunch and yummie drinks. Stella is also a really nice spot for dinner. Try restaurant Eat one day or night, take your on wine, beer, etc. they dont have a liquor license but they do incourage BYOB. Bars try Tonique, Erin Rose(best bloody mary ever) and the Golden Lantern is a fun and sometimes funny bar! Have fun. Congratulations!

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          Commander's Palace Restaurant
          1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

          Golden Lantern
          1239 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

          Tonique
          820 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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            noradeirdre RE: AStone Jan 28, 2011 07:05 AM

            I've seen you recommend "La Forget" in 3-4 different threads now- do you mean "Le Foret"?

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              AStone RE: noradeirdre Jan 28, 2011 09:04 AM

              Yes- I do mean La Foret--leave it up to me to miss spell one of the new favorite restaurants. Sorry about that!

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                AStone RE: AStone Jan 28, 2011 09:10 AM

                Another great new place, also on Camp street in the CBD is Rambla and they should be good with large parties, they have some large group tables. It's one of our new best- it's Spanish and tapas.

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                Rambla
                217 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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                  MardiGrasBride11 RE: AStone Jan 28, 2011 09:35 AM

                  Thank you all for your suggestions and I am definitly going to try La Foret! Any thoughts on where to watch the parades on Mardi Gras Day? What Restaurants will be closed..

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