worthwhile lunch specials
- karendor Feb 9, 2012 05:52 PM
I am back for a long weekend, and dinner plans are set. Wondering about any new or "not to be missed" lunch specials. Solo diner.
Also parade food? Should i just byo or anything worthwhile in lower canal or mid-st. Charles?
Specifically, what I am looking for is prix fixe specials such as the August 20.11 or Coquette 3-course $24.
Since I am hitting Coquette for dinner (and went to August last summer) wondering if you have ideas for other CBD/Warehouse/Magazine St. places lunch specials?
Mr. B's would be a good choice for dining. They have a 2 course prix fixe lunch for $20.00. Domenica is a casual John Besh Italian restaurant in the Roosevelot Hotel. They have happy hour specials from 3/6 half price pizza and drinks. Dining at the bar at Domenica is fun. Luke is another John Besh restaurant in the Hilton on St. Charles. They have a 2 course express lunch for $15.00 and 3/6 Happy Hour half price drinks and 50 cent oysters. Dining at the bar at Luke is fun also. Antoine's is in the FQ. They have a prix fixe 3 course 30 minutelunch for $20.00 and would be nice for a solo diner.
Emeril's is one of my favorite NOLA restaurants. They have an 30 minute express lunch special that's around $19.50. August is another of John Besh's restaurants and they serve a lunch special also.
August - $20.00 Weekdays.
Cafe Adelaide @ 300 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 595 - 3305.
Coquette - $24.00 Lunch Wednesday/Saturday.
Commander's - Monday/Friday's for $20.00 and 25 cent Martini's.
Iris - $20.00 3 course.
Luke - 2 Course $15.00 Lunch and 3 to 6 Half Price Drinks and 50 cents oysters.
Mila - Prix Fixe Lunch Special.
Muriels's - 2 Course Lunch Special $16.50.
Domenica - 3 to 6PM Half Price Drinks and Pizza.
Mr. B's - 2 Course $20.00 for lunch.
I have (thankfully!) been to many you recommended -- I'm the No Cal gal whose daughter now teaches at a NOLA charter -- but I have not tried Luke, Iris, Adelaide or Mila.
I am leaning toward Luke for today. Perhaps I can have the two-course lunch at the bar? Do you know how late it goes?
A lot of restaurants are working 'street vendor' style during the parades. You don't have to eat from one of traveling trucks if you don't want to.
Not "specials," but certainly a special lunch can be had at A Mano, Adolfo Garcia's restaurant in the Warehouse District (Fridays only). Ate there today and had a truly exquisite squid ink pasta with tuna conserva with a light preparation of putanesca ingredients. Comfortable, relaxed place for a solo diner. Highly recommended. I for one will be back to try more on the menu.
Great list, littleman, and nice to hear about A Mano, Zea etc. Went to Luke on Friday for the $15 lunch, sat at the bar, bartender said "hey beautiful" so did the food really matter? I had their friday seafood roux with oysters, shrimp, crab and fish. Good but not a "wow.". They took my soup away before i was finished, but generally a nice experience. I would go back.
Had Port O Call burgers/potato/rum drink for an early dinner. Good but I want to go to Cowbell. Checked out the remodeled Carousel Bar prior to Oshun parade.
Off to Ruby Slipper for brunch. Having fun -- that's what matters right? Thanks, all! Will do a full trip report on Tuesday.