Vacation Trip in mid-June
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--
Monday--Plan to go to the Plantations and on the way back for lunch.
Lunch Charlie's Seafood
Supper Mr. B's
Lunch Tracy's Restaurant & Bar
Supper Bon Ton Cafe
Lunch Rue 127--?????
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.
Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130
800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130
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
930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
716 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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.
3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
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.
Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar
3636 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119
4139 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
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.
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!
723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118
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,
723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118
re: Bill Hunt
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.