Taking Mom to NOLA for her first visit!!
My H & I are taking my mom to NOLA for her first visit ever & we are so excited! My mom is an active, fit 67 year old who passes for my sister at times! She loves to have fun & is a foodie like us. My question is this: do I take her to places I have tried & love, or do we venture out & go to places that I want to try? I have been to: Felix's (chargrilled oysters), Acme (when I visited NOLA for the first time 9 years ago), Gumbo Shop (bloody mary), Coops (gumbo), Fiorella's (fried chicken & pickles), Cooter Brown's (cheese fries), Camilla Grille (breakfast), Deanie's (soft shelled crabs), Mr. B's (BBq shrimp), and Mother's (Po Boy). We do want to take her somewhere wonderful for dinner one night so I need suggestions. Mom loves seafood & I want her first trip to NOLA to be filled with good seafood. We will arrive Friday 1/27 afternoon & depart on 1/30, so we don't have alot of time. Thanks!!
I would take her to Galatoire's or Muriel's for dinner. Go early and have drinks on the balcony at Muriel's overlooking Jackson Square. Mr. B's and NOLA wouild be a great choice also.
Galatoire's @ 209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 2021.
Mr. B's Bistro @ 201 Royal St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 523 - 2078.
Muriel's @ 801 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 568 - 1885.
Nola Restaurant @ 534 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 522 - 6652. *