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Need a cajun/creole restaurant recommendation for this week!!

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seminole7721 Apr 18, 2011 07:07 AM

I am heading down this week with my boss and need a GREAT cajun/creole suggestion...money is not a factor...

He mentioned:

Commanders Palace
Emerils
NOLA
K-Pauls

How is Mr. B's?

Thanks in advance!!!

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

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    hazelhurst Apr 18, 2011 07:37 AM

    Those are all standards & you'll be fine with any of them....Commander's is the one I send people to when they want to be cosseted, pampered and Made To Feel Special. Emeril does really good work. K-Paul is the Cajun approach, a different animal than creole.

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

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      seminole7721 Apr 18, 2011 07:47 AM

      Thanks I'm not really concerned about the pampering just GOOD food...how is Mr. B's?

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        hazelhurst Apr 18, 2011 07:48 AM

        It's OK..everyone loves the BBQ shrimp and it is good, I will admit. But I don't frequent the place..I'd rather be at Galatoire's.

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        Galatoire's Restaurant
        209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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          seminole7721 Apr 18, 2011 08:06 AM

          Thanks so much...I more question...out of the following which would you choose for cajun:

          Commanders
          Emerils
          NOLA
          Muriels

          Thanks again!!!

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

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            hazelhurst Apr 18, 2011 08:09 AM

            Out of those, Emeril is likely to have more cajun-type stuff...he's had etouffee over there. Muriel's probably has something to cater to the tourist trade but damn if I can think of anything specific.

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

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      GDPhalp Apr 18, 2011 10:03 AM

      were i in your position, looking for a "higher end" cajun place, I would recommend K-Pauls - it would be BY FAR a more cajun recommendation than any mentioned

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        collardman Apr 18, 2011 11:24 AM

        Agreed, K-Paul's for Cajun. If the menu doesn't strike you NOLA is around the corner and Mr. B's is down the block. I think they both have menu's posted and can probably handle 2 walk-ins without too much delay.

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        Littleman Apr 18, 2011 11:47 AM

        Bon Ton is a good creole choice.

        Bon Ton Cafe @ 401 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 524 - 3386.
        http://www.thebontoncafe.com/

        I think Muriel's is an outstanding choice.

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          kibbles Apr 18, 2011 02:10 PM

          actually Bon Ton is a good cajun choice, not a good creole choice.

          in case the OP doesnt realize, canjun and creole are two different styles of cooking. most new orleans fine dining is creole or creole influenced, while cajun is a rarer rural LA style. of cajun places in the city, a couple are usually mentioned: K-Paul's, Bon Ton, Cochon.

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          Cochon
          930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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

          1. re: kibbles
            mrsfury Apr 19, 2011 07:27 AM

            Either way, Bon Ton rocks. Save room for the bread pudding.

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

        2. N.O.Food Apr 19, 2011 11:07 AM

          On the whole, Mr. B's is worse than all the other places you have listed.

          1. sucktheheads Apr 19, 2011 02:44 PM

            Another vote for Bon Ton.

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

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