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Sep 18, 2011 08:44 PM

New Orleans advice?

This is probably asked a lot but myself and a few friends are traveling to New Orleans near the end of October for 3 days. We want a true New Orleans experience so after reading some great reviews and not so great I figured we would do the following;

Thurs. lunch: ACME Oyster Bar
dinner: K-Pauls
Fri. lunch: Galatoires
dinner: Emeril's Delmonico (or is NOLA better?)
Sat. brunch: Commander's Palace
dinner: Jacquimos and the Maple Leaf afterwards

There are other restaurants that look fantastic but offer a fusion or a type of food that isn't as unique to New Orleans as I would like. Do you think this is a good plan or is there something i'm missing? Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated!


Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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

Emeril's Delmonico Restaurant & Bar
1300 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. I think you will leave fat and happy. Don’t change a thing.

    4 Replies
    1. re: shanefink

      Haha! I'll bring my fat pants to compensate. Excellent and thanks for the comment! Upon further reading I think i'll go with Emeril's flagship restaurant instead of NOLA or Delmonico. I can't wait! I was in NO about 10 years ago and I loved it but I was a bit clueless as to where to eat. Despite that I enjoyed every moment.

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

      1. re: Strachattack

        I believe that you will like Emeril's better. We were impressed by NOLA, and did enjoy Delmonico's (it was more of a "steakhouse," than Chef Lagasse's other restaurants, had less New Orleans fare, nor did it harken back to the old Delmonico). Emeril's, while less formal, than Delmonico, is a better choice in my book.



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

        1. re: Bill Hunt

          Thanks Bill! I have my reservations booked (where possible) and i'm ready to go.

          1. re: Strachattack

            Excellent, and travel safely, plus enjoy!


    2. We were in NOLA in April and had dinner at a place called Dante's Kitchen near where St. Charles Avenue tees into the river. The dinner was wonderful but what made it the highlight of our vacation was the spoonbread that is served before any entre. When we got back to Chicago, the first thing we did was Google "New Orleans spoonbread recipe" and what did we find but a recently filmed video of Dante's chef making the spoonbread!

      Dante's Kitchen
      736 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

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      1. re: Mobiusring

        They printed out the recipe for us. All we had to do was ask!