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steveb Jan 30, 2012 07:14 AM

Hello all,
We arrive this Sunday afternoon and are staying at the Monteleone. What are some dinner recs within easy walking distance? I use a cane. Mr. B's is out as we are lunching there the next day. Thanks in advance for your help.

  1. texasredtop Jan 30, 2012 07:18 AM

    Gallatoire's? Or do you want more casual? I loved the fried shrimp po boy at Johnny's. The oyster po boy wasn't great. It was ok.

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      steveb Jan 30, 2012 07:22 AM

      I'm thinking more casual. Not Lucky Dog though.

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      expatorleanian Jan 30, 2012 07:46 AM

      Green Goddess, Acme or Felix, Redfish Grill are all fairly close. Also, there are now pedicabs around that can take you further. Oh, and the Monteleone is opening a new restaurant, Criollo. Haven't heard of anybody having gone there though - I'm not sure whether it's opened yet.

      1. FoodChic Jan 30, 2012 10:30 AM

        There is Acme, Galatoire's, Domenica, GW Fins, and Green Goddess.

        Domenica being the longest distance.

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          collardman Jan 30, 2012 11:13 AM

          Good ones so far. Around the corner is Pelican Club then down river is K-Pauls and NOLA

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            pizzajunkie Jan 31, 2012 09:54 AM

            I would suggest NOLA over Kpauls.

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              steveb Jan 31, 2012 10:11 AM

              I think we are going for the Pelican Club. Any naysayers?

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                collardman Jan 31, 2012 11:15 AM

                I think Pelican Club and NOLA are similar in atmosphere (a little loud) but for you walking, PC is probably a good choice. The food is good.

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                  FoodChic Jan 31, 2012 11:20 AM

                  Avoid Pelican Club...seriously. You won't be sorry.

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                    shanefink Jan 31, 2012 02:49 PM

                    Really? That’s the first time I heard that. I don’t frequent the Quarter dining scene that much and it was on my list of places to try. Any reasons in particular?

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                      FoodChic Jan 31, 2012 03:12 PM

                      Had a terrible experience there...very mediocre food. Two friends that both insisted on trying it (even after I told them not to go), both said they wished they spent their money elsewhere.

                      There is so much wonderful food in New Orleans. There is absolutely no reason to spend money on mediocre food.

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                        steveb Jan 31, 2012 05:26 PM

                        Well that does not bode well. We are a party of six. Grown-ups. NOLA, Pelican Club or Mr. B's for dinner? FoodChic, I have followed your posts and like your input. Cheers.

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                          Christine Feb 1, 2012 06:55 AM

                          I'll be one to give a thumbs-up for the Pelican Club. It was one of our standout meals in our memory. Thought they were very gracious, too. Will never forget how the maitre' d came out and invited us in from the sweltering heat before the restaurant opened (we had reservations). He saw us sitting and waiting and melting outside and took pity on us, I guess. Kindness like that will always be remembered. And the service and repast were great inside as well. We are on the "pro Pelican Club" bandwagon.

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                        Bill Hunt Jan 31, 2012 05:42 PM

                        The reports on Pelican Club seem to be up, and then down.

                        Going back, we had reservations, but that trip got changed greatly. About that time, the reviews fell through the floor. Then, within about 2 years, they soared again. Then, they began to fall.

                        Now, I am just confused.

                        Hunt

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              Katedeanna Jan 31, 2012 03:11 PM

              Try Napolean House on the NE corner of St Louis and Chartres for more casual. Its the same walking distance as NOLA (3-4 blocks). I also vote NOLA over Pelican. The best way to casually do NOLA is at the chef's talbe- a small set of seats directly in front of the chef and his stove. Its sure to get you some extra samples.

              And it should be noted that GW Finns is only three blocks from you over Bourbon on Bienville and is worth every penny. Delicious.

              1. Bill Hunt Jan 31, 2012 05:38 PM

                My "short-list" would be:

                Galatoire's, and do not hesitate to get reservations, which will be upstairs
                Arnaud's, which has been very good to us, though some are less fans
                G W Fins, which has great, local seafood (primarily), with local recipes
                Stella!, though not "true New Orleans," has great food, done in a Southern style

                Enjoy, and walk carefully - the sidewalks in NOLA are not very even.

                Hunt

                Oops - now I see "more casual." Only G W Fins would be considered "casual." Sorry.

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