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Low to mid-range Nola restaurants

eggs Feb 1, 2012 08:48 AM


I'll be in Nola next month for 3 nights. We're planning on having dinner at Cochon and Dante's for 2 of the nights. Wondering if anyone has recommendations for low- to mid-range options for our third night...something in the $10-15 range for an main dish (or cheaper). It looks like most of the recs on this board are for higher range restaurants.

Thanks for your help!

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    cwdonald Feb 1, 2012 08:52 AM

    In the french quarter, Crescent City Brewhouse serves descent food on the low to moderate range.

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      hazelhurst Feb 1, 2012 08:56 AM

      Apart from pobos, Mandina's leaps to mind. Main courses are all around your target price.

      1. FoodChic Feb 1, 2012 09:10 AM

        Try Herbsaint. After a day of PoBoys and fried seafood, their small plates menu hits the spot. Not to mention their outstanding gumbo.

        You could also try Domenica. Many of their menu items come in smaller portions that are more than enough, and their fabuous pizza is only $13 ( or half price 3-6).

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        1. re: FoodChic
          hazelhurst Feb 1, 2012 09:13 AM

          Domenica is a great idea..just the brussels sprouts alone are worth it.

        2. BayouTeche Feb 1, 2012 09:43 AM

          Boucherie. The most expensive item on the menu is $16.

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          1. re: BayouTeche
            naughtyb Feb 1, 2012 02:02 PM

            I would love to try Boucherie also as the menu looks great but as a former resident of NOLA having lived uptown, I would warn you that if you do not have a car and are planning to take a taxi uptown from the Quarter, you are looking at about $25 each way including tip ( if you go there via St Charles which the cabbies love to do to tourists). That will add a nice chunk to your nightly meal.

          2. edible complex Feb 1, 2012 05:47 PM

            streetcar down Canal and walk to Katie's on Iberville in Mid-City.
            streetcar uptown to Zea's, Irish House or Boucherie

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              ATLNOBOS Feb 2, 2012 07:09 PM

              Use the street car and then walk a few blocks to Magazine and Joey K's, solid food and inexpensive.

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              1. re: ATLNOBOS
                JazzyB Feb 2, 2012 10:38 PM

                Swap lunch/dinner. Many fine dining restaurants offer great deals during lunch. August, Emeril's, Coquette, Commander's have 3 course prix fixe menus around $20. Dick and Jenny's lunch menu is resonable as well. Poboys will cost the same lunch/dinner. Have one for dinner and grab a fine dining bargain for lunch. Cochon is best for appetizers. Herbsaint (also Link's) is IMO a better option.

                1. re: JazzyB
                  pizzajunkie Feb 3, 2012 11:09 AM

                  excellent advice from JazzyB.

              2. pizzajunkie Feb 3, 2012 11:09 AM

                You could also take the streetcar to La Crepe Nanou, which is very reasonable.

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                1. re: pizzajunkie
                  FoodChic Feb 3, 2012 12:32 PM

                  How is La Crepe? I've been curious, but have seen very little on CH about it.

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