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Dog-friendly, Vege/pescatarian friendly for tourists in town for 1.5 days

1newyorkguy Apr 2, 2011 11:01 PM

I've been looking forward to visiting NO forever now..finally will be there soon with my gf and dog. She is a pure vegetarian, I might eat some seafood if it can knock my socks off--anything but raw oysters (love fried ones).

Please recommend the best places that also happen to be convenient if I have my dog with me (outdoor seating, small and safe enough for me to tie her up outside and keep an eye out for her)

is the BP thing any concern with seafood? oysters?

I'll be staying at the Drury Inn.
Thanks so much!

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    CharlieH RE: 1newyorkguy Apr 3, 2011 08:02 AM

    Green Goddess, Satsuma, Cake Cafe, Italian Barrel, maybe a few places on Frenchmen Street.

    Green Goddess
    307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

    The Italian Barrel
    430 Barracks Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

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      Littleman RE: 1newyorkguy Apr 3, 2011 09:39 AM

      Cafe Freret is dog friendly and has a few vegetarian items. There's no concern with seafood from BP. Quit worrying and enjoy NOLA.

      Cafe Freret @ 7329 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 861 - 7890.


      Cafe Freret
      7329 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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        ospreycove RE: Littleman Apr 3, 2011 09:52 AM

        Gulf seafood is better than ever, was in NOLA for a wedding 2 weeks ago and the Acme was packed at all hours, shared a dozen on the half, had a combo po boy ,and finished off with a seafood etouffee all washed down with some Abita Amber drafts.

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          1newyorkguy RE: Littleman Apr 3, 2011 11:22 AM

          Freret reviews on yelp rank it as meh...anything spectacular and dog friendly?

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            Littleman RE: 1newyorkguy Apr 3, 2011 03:29 PM

            NY.....you are in NOLA not NYC. You can't get everything you want. You want your dog to be happy you might have to take average food. There are 1,100 restaurants in NOLA and only a handfull allow pets. I know how NY's are. I have been there many many times. Go to Chartres House Cafe. If that's not sufficient get on the Magazine St. bus and go to The Bulldog.

            Chartres House Cafe @ 601 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 586 - 8383.

            Chartres House Cafe
            601 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          Littleman RE: 1newyorkguy Apr 3, 2011 09:58 AM

          I was in NOLA three weeks ago and ate several dozen oysters on the half shell.

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            swampsue RE: 1newyorkguy Apr 25, 2011 11:37 AM

            I hope I'm not too late on this one, but wanted to re-iterate Charlie H's rec.s. It is true that we aren't known for being particularly veg, or dog friendly for that matter, but where there is a will (and a good sporting attitude) there's always a way. As a rule, if you stick to the mostly lower Quarter/Marigny/Bywater, you will find things to be a lot more relaxed, and both more dog and more vegetarian friendly. Green Goddess in the quarter has been considered extremely high end (haven't been in a few years) and I'm sure they would be cool with a (very well behaved) dog sitting under a table. The chef happily prepared me a veg tasting menu, and there were many veg items on the menu. Pricey though. Gato Negro across from the French Market has outdoor seating and yummy Margaritas (although sadly it seems the last time I was there the prices were up and the quality down). Worth a try. Cake is delicious for breakfast/lunch as is Satsuma. Never eaten at Italian Barrel, but have heard good things. You could also check out Bacchanal, they always have a small table or two out front. (though the action really happens in the backyard, and i've seen a few cats in the front sometimes, so don't know their dog policy. Owners are very approachable though, so you could surely call and ask.) Also, do a dog-friendly search on chowhound, there are a few (older) threads. Good Luck, hope ya'll have a great trip.

            Green Goddess
            307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

            The Italian Barrel
            430 Barracks Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

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