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asuzc May 11, 2011 05:24 PM

I have been perusing the board for a few months to plan our vacation for this summer. We are foodies, but want to consider the parents. My husband and I and his mom and step-dad will arrive in New Orleans in June on a Saturday afternoon. We have been to New Orleans several times in the past 10 years and they have never been. The step-dad loves duck and we want to make sure he has this a few times while in New Orleans. We will be staying in the Central Business District.

We always like to try a few new restaurants with a few that are tried and true for us.
Previously, we have been to Tommy's, Emeril's, Nola's, Herbsaint, Cochon, Cochon Butcher, Joey-K's, Napoleon House, Cafe Du Monde, Irene's, Mr B's, Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse, Johnny's, Central Grocer, Red Fish Grill, Gumbo Shop, Mother's, Stanley's, Felix, Acme, and probably a few I am forgetting.

We will be making several trips to Cafe Du Monde for my fix of beignet and cafe au lait during the vacation.
Arrive Saturday late afternoon--
Supper K-Paul's

Sunday
Brunch-- Atchafalaya
Supper Tommy's

Monday--Plan to go to the Plantations and on the way back for lunch.
Lunch Charlie's Seafood
Supper Mr. B's

Tuesday
Lunch Tracy's Restaurant & Bar
Supper Bon Ton Cafe

Wednesday
Breakfast-Luke
Lunch Rue 127--?????
Angela Brocata's
Supper Muriel's

Thursday
Lunch????
Supper Nola's

On Thursday, pick up a mufaletta from Central Grocer for the way home. Street Car

Wednesday lunch we will be in Mid-City, any thoughts for Lunch on Wednesday? For Thursday lunch we will be in the Quarter or Garden District for lunch, any suggestions? Anything on the list need altering? Recommendations are welcome.
Thank you

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Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., 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

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
716 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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    ilikeNOLA RE: asuzc May 12, 2011 02:33 AM

    I know I say this a lot on this board but Antoines has a 3 course lunch for $20.11 and .25 martinis. CP's (Commander's Palace) has a good lunch for around $30 and they have .25 martinis. In my opinion what more can you ask for?

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      asuzc RE: ilikeNOLA May 12, 2011 05:03 PM

      Thanks for tips.

    2. uptownlibrarian RE: asuzc May 12, 2011 07:36 AM

      I don't think Rue 127 is open for lunch, but you could call and check when you get into town. You could try Mandina's for classic Creole Italian. They have daube on as a special on Wednesdays, which is something you don't see very often.

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      Mandina's Restaurant
      3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

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        asuzc RE: uptownlibrarian May 12, 2011 05:03 PM

        Thanks... Mandina's I had remembered seeing on the streetcar. It is the pink house? I will call Rue 127.

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        Mandina's Restaurant
        3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

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          noradeirdre RE: uptownlibrarian May 14, 2011 02:08 PM

          Rue 127 has been open for lunch since right after Mardi Gras. I work in Mid City by the cemeteries so I have had lunch there a few times now. I also like Cafe Minh and of course, Parkway Tavern. Liuzza's on Bienville is also close by.

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          Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar
          3636 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

          Cafe Minh
          4139 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

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            asuzc RE: noradeirdre May 14, 2011 04:29 PM

            Thanks. Liuzza's was a possibility. I didn't know if it was within walking distance from the city park.

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            Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar
            3636 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

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              califkatie RE: asuzc May 15, 2011 06:20 PM

              there are two liuzza's. liuzza's on bienville is not really walkable from city park. but liuzza's by the track is just a short walk down esplanade from the park at 1518 n. lopez.. i like liuzza's by the track. good gumbo and the bbq shrimp po-boy is delicious. these two iuzza's are not related but i like both of them for good neighborhood joints.

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          califkatie RE: asuzc May 12, 2011 05:56 PM

          look at the menu at stella's, not sure but they had a dish called duck 5 ways. that would be great for your step-dad.

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            asuzc RE: califkatie May 13, 2011 03:56 AM

            We will hae to investigate the menu at Stella. I have heard the desserts are awesome.

          2. Bill Hunt RE: asuzc May 12, 2011 08:46 PM

            Chef Frank Brigtsen (Brigtsen's) often/usually (?) has duck on his menu. A call might well secure duck for your F-I-L.

            Also, I will second the Stella! rec, though I have not had their Duck 5 Ways.

            Enjoy,

            Hunt

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            Brigtsen's Restaurant
            723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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              asuzc RE: Bill Hunt May 13, 2011 03:57 AM

              Brigsten's.... My husband told me that the Charlie's Seafood we are eating at is owned by Brigsten's. Do you know anything about this?

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                whatisagrit RE: asuzc May 14, 2011 09:35 AM

                Frank and Marna Brigtsen of Brigtsen's Restaurant re-opened Charlie's Seafood about 2 years ago. It's a good example of a classic N.O. neighborhood seafood place. They always have crispy roast duck at Brigtsen's. Hope you enjoy your visit!

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                Brigtsen's Restaurant
                723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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                  asuzc RE: whatisagrit May 14, 2011 04:30 PM

                  Awesome. My husband loves to find local finds. We can't wait and the parents are startin to get concerned about flooding. I said it will be fine and I am crossing my fingers.

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                  Bill Hunt RE: asuzc May 15, 2011 04:50 PM

                  As reported, you are correct. The two restaurants are quite different, but should be enjoyable.

                  The description of a typical NOLA "neighborhood seafood restaurant" is a good one.

                  I lived down the highway (River Ridge) from the original Charlie's, and enjoyed it for a "Friday night out." Have not been to the Brigtsen's version, but hear good things. More fried seafood, than Brigtsen's in River Bend, but very good.

                  Please report, as I will be very interested.

                  Thanks and enjoy,

                  Hunt

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                  Brigtsen's Restaurant
                  723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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                asuzc RE: asuzc May 16, 2011 04:51 PM

                Do we need a reservation to K-Pauls on a Saturday night in June?

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                  Bill Hunt RE: asuzc May 16, 2011 07:02 PM

                  For the higher-end restaurants, reservations are a good idea, any tie of the year. You might not need to make them too far out, but I would still make them.

                  Enjoy,

                  Hunt

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                    ilikeNOLA RE: Bill Hunt May 21, 2011 08:10 AM

                    Think Antoines for lunch $20, three courses. .25 martinis. WOW!!!

                    Also, last time my wife and I went to N.O. we took the segway tour. Had a blast $70 for two hours. Great time and very infomative about the history. Dawn is a great tour guide. Know this has nothing to do with food but just had to pass that on. Have a great time.
                    Peace Out!!

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                      asuzc RE: ilikeNOLA May 22, 2011 05:03 AM

                      Thank you for the extra info. :)

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                  JazzyB RE: asuzc May 22, 2011 10:46 AM

                  Consider August, Emeril's, Coquette(w-sat) for 3 course lunch special $19.50-$23. Commander's for lunch in the garden room is terrific.

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

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