Please Help Tweak My Itinerary
My husband and I are going back to New Orleans in April. We are staying in the French Quarter and will not have access to a car. We are also on somewhat of a budget. Please see my Itinerary and tell me what you think. Thanks!!
Wed Lunch Restaurant August Prix fix menu
Wed Dinner Acme Oysters- chargrilled oysters at the bar
Thursday Lunch Herbsaint or Coquette or Casamentos in Garden District
Thursday Dinner Green Goddess
Friday Late Lunch Domenica for Happy Hour pizzas
Friday Dinner Eat at Dumaine or Adolfos or ?
Saturday Lunch Mr Bs barbeque shrimp
Saturday Dinner- flying out at 7, so get Central Grocery Muffalettas or Po Boy from Johnnys to go for airport or ?
Commander's and Coquette has a lunch special.
Coquette - $24.00 Lunch Wednesday/Saturday.
Commander's - Monday/Friday's for $20.00 and 25 cent Martini's.
Take the streetcar to Washington and walk to CP or Coquette. After lunch stroll Magazine and visit the neat shops there. Take the Magazine bus back to the FQ. Adolpho's or Italian Barrel would be good Friday choices for dinner. Enjoy your trip.
Any opinions on Eat at Dumaine. I love the BYOB aspect in terms of being thrifty and we've never been there. We ate at Adolfo's on our last trip and really liked it though.
Actually, we do this very thing often. We love lunch at August because we can take our time and don't feel the need to meet a schedule or worry about others needing our table. We order half the menu and have wonderful wine for a fabulous afternoon. In the evening we go to some music venues and hit up Acme for chargrilled oysters and some fried shrimp. To us, it's a day of two perfect worlds.
We had a wonderful time in New Orleans and ate so much great food.
The prix fix lunch at Restaurant August was the highlight for sure. It was absolutely amazing. Our entrees were the sauteed Gulf Sheepshead and jumbo Gulf shrimp stuffed mirliton which were both incredible. The fusion of flavors there is certainly impressive and the service was perfect. We loved it and can't wait to get back!
We ended up at Coquette the next day for lunch for another prix fix menu. I had the shrimp and grits and while it was tasty, I wasn't blown away. The flavors were much simpler than the ones from August. It was good, but not great for me.
We had the happy hour pizza and also tried several meats and cheeses at Domenica including some pork they raise themselves for the restaurant! It was fantastic. Our waiter was super too. He seemed a little standoffish at first, but ended up just having a super dry sense of humor and we had a great conversation with him about New Orleans.
We loved the Green Goddess also. What a great location, so tucked away, to have a meal!
Everything else was fantastic also including some of our old stand bys- the chargrilled oysters and Gator beer at Acme with our favorite shucker at the bar, roast beef po boy at Johnny's, and barbecue shrimp at Mr. B's. I can't wait to get back!