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Oct 4, 2011 03:05 PM

Casual Dinner Restaurant for Parents Weekend at Tulane

We will have two nights in NOLA the end of this month visiting my 18 year old at Tulane. Will have our 16 year old with us also. We have restaurants at Emirils for one night, looking for a more casual place the other night that the kids will enjoy. Have already been to K Pauls, Nola, Dante's, Jaques Imo's, Mr B's Bistro, Mothers, Superior Grille, Crescent City, Irenes and want to try someplace new, preferably near the French Quarter. Any recommendations? Also, what do you recommend for lunch near Tulane? Thanks!

Mr B's Bistro
201 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. POC for huge, delicious burgers that come with a large baked potato.

    Lunch: St. James Cheese Co., One (riverbend), Tartine, Patois (Fri. only).

    Check the link for restaurants in the Riverbend and uptown.

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    1. re: JazzyB

      What about one of the Magazine Street Bistro's, Lillette, Coquette, Patois, Martinique, Bistro Daisy, or Le Petite Grocery.

      Bistro Daisy
      5831 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

      1. re: CharlieH

        For some reason Martinique Bistro was the first thing that came to mind. It’s got a nice courtyard for outdoor seating when the weather is nice. Lunch near Tulane, try Refuel on Hamson Street.

        1. re: shanefink

          Since you are looking for something casual your kids will enjoy near the quarter, La Boca is great for steaks ( especially the skirt). Fries are terrific. split the gnocchi as an appetizer. Cochon is also in the same area.

          Domenica is across Canal on the first block of Baronne. Lots of great Italian dishes, as well as wood fired pizzas to share.

          930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

          La Boca Restaurant
          857 Fulton St., New Orleans, LA 70130

          123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

    2. Hit the Freret St. corridor for can try out High Hat, Dat Dog, Sarita's, Midway, the Company Burger, or Freret St Poboys & Doughnuts. The whole street is hopping these days, and it's an easy bus ride on the Freret Jet for your TU kid to hit later on. And, if he/she hasn't already discovered all the good eats along the street, you'll get some parental cool points for knowing about it.

      In the evening, you can go to Ancora for true neapolitan pizza and salumi. (FYI, Ancora's selling salumi for retail purchase these days.)

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      1. re: Hungry Celeste

        Those are great ideas..anything that promotes the new freret is a good thing. We are all hoping that works out in the long haul.

        We used to just walk, from Tulane, down to Bill Long's, Frank's Steakhouse etc. Or bicycle.

        1. re: Hungry Celeste

          Thanks for the tip. I will be in town on Oct. 16 for three days - actually coming in on the 13th but heading up to Lafayette for the Festival de Acadiens. Looks like I will be taking a walk uptown along Freret St. from Napolean. You can always count on the New Orleans Hounds for great recommendations!