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Mar 13, 2011 07:19 PM

good food but not overly salty???

anyone have any suggestions for good eats that aren't way salty?
Looking for a nice dinner for a solo business traveler (tend to eat at the bar when by myself)
One night near Canal and Carondolet then a couple nights by the airport.

Went to Luke tonight on the recommendation of my hotel. Food wise - very average (& salty). The gumbo we make at home is much better.


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  1. Le Foret on Camp Street, Restaurant August on Tchoupitoulas or Bon Ton on Magazine...not sure of the bar eating capabilities, but you will have a fine meal at any of these places.

    Near the airport...slim pickings...try Charlie's Seafood on Jefferson Hwy.

    Restaurant August
    301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Bon Ton Cafe
    401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Le Foret
    129 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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    1. re: TaTee

      thanks for the recommendations Ta Tee & Collardman!
      Someone else also just recommended August, will try that tonight.
      Looks like the Brick Oven is next door to my airport hotel also !

      Brick Oven Cafe
      2805 Williams Blvd Ste A, Kenner, LA 70062

      1. re: TaTee

        ended up at Mr B's tonight with a friend. Had a very nice meal of lightly seasoned grilled redfish - delicious! Finished off with the bread pudding, very good (but not as good as what my spouse makes) Excellent service at the bar from Brian & crew!

      2. Near the airport I've been advised to try Ristorante del Piero on Williams near the river and Brick Oven at Williams and Vet's. I've been told to stay away from the place that moved into La Parvenue.

        I will be in Kenner for a few nights this week so will be able to try one place out there. One night is already set for the new Zea's on Williams, good basic food but not fine dining.
        I generally like low salt and have rarely found New Orleans good restaurants servifnsalty food. The possible exceptions are soups and gumbos that simmer all day, are reduced, and therefore get the salt concentrated when approaching their "use by" time.

        Brick Oven Cafe
        2805 Williams Blvd Ste A, Kenner, LA 70062

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        1. re: collardman

          I did try the Brick Oven. I had a pizza which was quite good. Nice thin crispy crust, not heavy the cheese (my preference), and fresh veggies along with a good italian sausage. It's also right next door to the Crown Plaza which is convenient.

          Brick Oven Cafe
          2805 Williams Blvd Ste A, Kenner, LA 70062