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WWII museum lunch place suggestion other than Cochon?

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Jaxman Mar 14, 2011 05:39 AM

From reading all threads on here....are there any other good lunch places within walking distance?

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Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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    CharlieH Mar 14, 2011 06:26 AM

    American Sector is at the museum. I enjoyed it.

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      masnole Mar 14, 2011 06:32 AM

      A Mano - Italian

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        JazzyB Mar 14, 2011 11:36 AM

        Not too far; Rio Mar, Emeril's.

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        Rio Mar Restaurant
        800 South Peters, New Orleans, LA 70130

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

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      Shiloh Mar 14, 2011 07:48 AM

      Herbsaint

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      Herbsaint
      701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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        lillidalla Mar 14, 2011 08:40 AM

        I second The American Sector. We ate there last summer, and while their gumbo is certainly not the best I've had, my husband thoroughly enjoyed his Sloppy Joe served on a butcher block platter. Its atmosphere and staff carry out the WWII theme and after viewing the Beyond all Boundaries movie and visiting the museum, the lunch at American Sector added to the experience. And, their house made sodas are fantastic!

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          collardman Mar 14, 2011 12:08 PM

          We had lunch at American Sector after Beyond all Boundries. The movie ahould not be missed but I could take a miss on the American Sector. For a lunch I think there are places as good for the same cost, or less cost.

          Besides A Mano, Rio Mar, Emerils, Herbsaint is just a few blocks back towards the streetcar line. A good way to get to the museum or back to the FQ is the St. Charles streetcar. A little further downriver are Grand Isle and Bon Ton.

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          Rio Mar Restaurant
          800 South Peters, New Orleans, LA 70130

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

          Herbsaint
          701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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

          Grand Isle Restaurant
          575 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          expatorleanian Mar 14, 2011 11:01 AM

          I "third" the American Sector. You may want to make a reservation, particularly if visiting on a weekend. We have gone without a reservation and couldn't be seated. They are on Open Table.

          I have no problem with Cochon, A Mano, or Herbsaint, but since you will already be in the museum, I would recommend American Sector instead.

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          Cochon
          930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

          Herbsaint
          701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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            petzke Mar 14, 2011 12:12 PM

            I had the worst meal ever at American Sector last week...grits were watered down, buster po-bo was gritty and mushy and over-breaded, tomato soup watery....The "fried chicken" appetizer was actually overbreaded chicken wings...
            I sent back most of what I ordered. My entire party (3 of us) were thoroughly disappointed...
            I though Herbsaint last week was fabulous! Great pork belly and mussels, the boyfriend's fish (drum) was perfect.
            I am a fan of Cochon but would also recommend going around the corner to Butcher...house cured meats, small plates, great cheese plate and wonderful sandwiches...and killer house made pickles!!

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            Cochon
            930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

            Herbsaint
            701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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              expatorleanian Mar 14, 2011 02:52 PM

              I'm surprised your meal there was so terrible. We have eaten there probably about once a month over the last few months, most recently lunch Saturday before last when it was raining and the parades were cancelled. My pork poboy was excellent, great French fries (that I didn't really need, but couldn't just leave sitting there, could I?), and MFDC enjoyed his too, but I can't remember what it was. Oh, and I had a really good Sazerac too.

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