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NH hound seeks group-friendly, "affordable" restaurants walking distance from New Orleans Marriott?

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pilletsh Nov 6, 2011 12:38 PM

My wife will be staying at New Orleans Marriott for several days as part of an academic convention. Would love to get recommendations for good (or great) sit-down restaurants decent walking distance from the hotel with main course prices in the $15 - $20 range. (We loved Bayona in the past and can certainly return on our own, but too pricy/challenging as part of a financially challenged group).

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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Bayona
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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    lillidalla RE: pilletsh Nov 6, 2011 08:17 PM

    If she's looking for a breakfast or lunch recommendation very nearby , I suggest Red Gravy (one half-block from The Marriott). It's not formal (order at the counter) but the food is divine. Price points are less than the noted range. This is a cute cafe with an emphasis on Italian food and it offers a variety of daily specials as well as desserts. We were in New Orleans last week and had lunch there twice during our three-day stay. For dinner, the Red Fish Grill is nearby on Bourbon Street; it's never disappointed us and is within the group's budget .

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

    Red Gravy
    125 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA

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      professor shorthair RE: lillidalla Nov 8, 2011 05:56 AM

      Go to Coop's. Have the Jambalaya with rabbit in it. The jambalaya and salad combo is not as good, Praline Connection is suggestion number 2. These are all at the far end of the Quarter. A ten to 15 minute walk. Eat is number 3 on my list and i think is closer to your hotel..

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      Praline Connection
      542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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      Littleman RE: pilletsh Nov 8, 2011 07:13 AM

      Red Gravy is the best place in the FQ area for breakfast or lunch. It’s just a block W of Canal. Take Chartres St. to Camp from the FQ. El Gato Negro is a great Mexican place in the French Market for lunch or dinner and breakfast on the weekends. Mena's Palace is a local's favorite that serves NOLA comfort food for breakfast and lunch.. They serve 25/30 different po boys. Johnny's Po Boy's is in the FQ on St. Louis and has outstanding po boys. Felipe's has great Mexican food using local ingredients. Clover Grill is open 24/7 for breakfast and good burgers and it's inexpensive. Rampart Food Store has good po boys. Antoine's has 25 cent martini's at lunch. Commerce Restaurant is a couple of blocks W of Canal in walking distance of FQ and has good inexpensive breakfast and lunch. Buffa's Lounge has good tamales. Daisy Dukes serves good breakfast, lunch and dinner open 24/7. Here's a link to NOLA specials.
      http://www.nomenu.com/summer/
      Red Gravy @ 125 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 504 – 561 – 8844.
      http://www.redgravycafe.com/
      El Gato Negro @ 81 French Market Place, New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 9752.
      http://elgatonegronola.com/
      Mena's Palace @ 200 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 525 - 0217.
      http://www.menaspalace.com/
      Johnny's Po Boys @ 511 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 8129.
      http://www.johnnyspoboy.com/
      Felipe's Taqueria @ 301 N. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 267 - 4406.
      http://www.felipesneworleans.com/index.html
      Clover Grill @ 900 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 598 - 1010.
      http://www.clovergrill.com/
      Rampart Food Store @ 1700 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 944 - 7777.
      Commerce Restaurant @ 300 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 561 - 9239.
      Buffa's Lounge @ 1001 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 949 - 0038.
      http://www.buffaslounge.com/
      Daisy Duke's @ 121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 561 - 5171.
      http://www.daisydukesrestaurant.com/

      Go to Port O Call in the Marigny for good burgers or Praline Connection. Buffa's has reasonable food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And tamales too. Three Muses has great music, good food and cold drinks.
      Port of Call @ 838 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 523 - 0120.
      http://www.portofcallneworleans.com/
      Praline Connection @ 542 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 943 - 3934.
      http://www.pralineconnection.com/
      Buffa's Lounge @ 1001 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 949 - 0038.
      http://www.buffaslounge.com/
      Three Muses @ 536 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 504 – 298 – 8746.
      http://www.thethreemuses.com/

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        Grimsby53 RE: Littleman Nov 9, 2011 07:06 AM

        Second for Three Muses! That's our favorite spot for music and cocktails at night (though they were shut last night- Tuesday).

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        Three Muses
        536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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        pilletsh RE: pilletsh Nov 9, 2011 09:41 AM

        Thanks for all the suggestions below. Three Muses looks idea. Any other suggestions for dinners spots that - gasp - include vegetarian (or more loosely-defined non-meat) options?

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        Three Muses
        536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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          califkatie RE: pilletsh Nov 9, 2011 10:24 AM

          The 15-20$ entree puts you in a class of restaurants which are not very foodie for a sitdown dinner.Go up a little and you have a lot more choices. Look at Urbanspoon.co/new orleans. I use it alot for ideas. On my last trip, we went to Praline Connection on Frenchmen St.. It actually has entrees under $20, it is soulfood. I was with a group of 6. Everything we had was great. The service was slow and confused but we were having such a good time with each other that it was minor. The fried chicken was surprisingly good, so was the jambalaya. the same people in my party went to Cafe Pontalba and liked it. (i missed that one). for a little more upscale(and a good meal that could be put together with appetizers), i like Red Fish Grill, Palace Cafe, Swizzle Stick Bar at the Cafe Adelaide.

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          Praline Connection
          542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

          Cafe Adelaide
          300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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

          Cafe Pontalba
          546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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          fat harry RE: pilletsh Nov 9, 2011 11:28 AM

          Sylvain fits the bill. Highly recommended for the price point. I would also suggest El Gato Negro and Yuki for something different. You eat on that budget at the Green Goddess or Domenica, although the portion sizes might leave some hungry.

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          Green Goddess
          307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

          Domenica
          123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

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