Need Help for May Trip
Hello again everybody! We are lucky enough to be traveling to New Orleans again in May. I'm experiencing restaurant overload, and am having trouble deciding where to go. We will be there Sat-Tues. So far, we have lunch at Coquette (my favorite), dinner at Emeril's, and a dinner at Green Goddess. I'm also thinking about lunch at Lilette on Monday? We could use a Sunday brunch location, and lunch and dinner on Monday. I've been to (and liked) Bayona, MiLa, Galatoire's, August (although had a bad experience last time and won't be back), Brigtsen's and Cochon. It's been a while since my visit to MiLa, and would consider going back, but am open to new suggestions. Is there some NOLA gem I'm missing? Thanks so much!
re: Bill Hunt
Thanks for the recs! Question about Stella. How dressy is it for dinner? Our traveling companion (it's his birthday) only wants to pack jeans, so it may keep us from some of the nicer places. As an aside, I was happy to see you on the Hawaii board. I'll be traveling to Maui in December and it was nice to see a family "face" whose recommendations I trust.
I cannot give you a definite answer there. I travel with my blazer, and almost always wear it to dinner, whether it's NOLA, or O`ahu. I also pack dress slacks, though normally travel in more casual trousers. I have never inquired about a dress-code, but maybe others can address this.
Sorry, but I will say that Stella! is worth any effort.
PS - I tend to hang on several boards, and as we spend a great deal of time in NOLA (wife is a native, and we lived there from many years, plus her family is still there), and then travel to Hawai`i about twice per year, spreading our time over all Islands. Aloha! See you on the Hawai`i Board, and I have some Maui recs. to share.
Lilette is closed on Monday's. I second Ralph's on the Park for Sunday Brunch. Cafe Atchafalaya has a nice Sunday brunch too. Tommy's Cuisine is a block from Emeril's and serves outstanding creole Italian cuisine.
Tommy's Cuisine @ 746 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 581 - 1103.
Cafe Atchafalaya @ 901 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 891 - 9626.
Here's a link to Sunday Brunch restaurants in NOLA.