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PlomeekSoup Apr 28, 2012 10:48 AM

First-time visitor to New Orleans from NYC during May 11-14 (staying at the Roosevelt). I've scoured other threads and have definitely been able to tweak my own choices based on the advice already provided, but I would love a quick eyeballin' of what I've got so far. I am traveling with one other person (originally from SFO), we have no dietary restrictions, and we both want a balance of local classics and modern takes. We both love discovering unique, hidden treasures but appreciate the flair of established places worth the $. For drinks (both refined and divey) we're keen to try Cure, One Eyed Jacks, Lafitte, Carousel, Country Club, Flanagans, d.b.a., etc.

Friday night: drinks at Sazerac, dinner at Arnaud's, explore the FQ

Saturday brunch: Commander's Palace
Saturday dinner: Herbsaint

Sunday: swamp tour in the morning; brunch at La Petite Grocery
Sunday dinner: Lüke

Monday lunch: Cochon

Based on the typical portion sizes unique to NOLA, I've left the afternoons open for neighborhood exploring, either by foot, cable car or rented bicycle (we are not renting a car). If hunger strikes, I'm hoping we can just waltz into the likes of Acme, Cafe Du Monde, The Joint, etc. for snacking. I understand it's a short amount of time to get everything in, but I am looking at this as an "intro" trip and plan to return for a longer stay at another time in the future.


  1. noradeirdre Apr 28, 2012 12:26 PM

    I wouldn't waste a dinner on Luke. Maybe explore Uptown- Dante's, Brigtsen's, Boucherie, Coquette... If you're having brunch at LPG, you can make a day of exploring Magazine Street, shopping, stopping for drinks and snacks, etc.

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      montuori Apr 29, 2012 07:23 PM

      I wouldn't count on La Petite Grocery coming through. They mean well but fall short.

      1. kukubura Apr 30, 2012 04:14 PM

        Skip Cochon. Not worth a meal on such a short trip. Maybe go for gumbo yaya and bbq shrimp at Mr B's instead?

        1. PlomeekSoup May 10, 2012 02:19 PM

          Thanks for the feedback. I'm hemming and hawing over Sunday night's dinner. If not Lüke, then maybe (based on what's left on OpenTable):

          Cafe Amelie

          (Dante's is booked and Brigtsen's is closed on Sundays)

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          1. re: PlomeekSoup
            N.O.Food May 12, 2012 02:35 PM

            Book Coquette out of those four. Sylvain is a great place to pop in and have a drink/snack.

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