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Jan 3, 2013 05:51 PM

4 Days in New Orleans

Looking for some really good options. Local food preferred. All price ranges minus crazy expensive. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Breakfast/Brunch: Atchafalya, Elizabeth's, Ye Olde Coffee Pot, Stanley

    Lunch: Cochon Butcher, Parkway, Commander's Palace, Muriel's

    Happy Hour (3-6 pm) Domenica...all pizzas and wines by the glass at half price, (4-6 pm) Three Muses for live music with good small plates and cocktails

    Dinner: Herbsaint, GW Fins, Coquette, Galatoire's, Emeril's (original flagship), Mr. B's (stick to BBQ shrimp and Gumbo YaYa)

    Restaurant Révolution can be "crazy expensive" but can also be affordable with some exercise of restraint.

    5 Replies
      1. re: Gizmo56

        Er-r, what Gizmo said.

        I have not dined at Coquette, but so many rave, that I would anticipate that it would be great.

        Up near the "crazy expensive," I like Restaurant August.

        Travel safely and enjoy,


        1. re: Gizmo56

          We are planning on being in New Orleans for 5 days in April for the Womens Final Four. Does anyone have additional recommendations? We have not been to New Orleans since Katrina and are really looking forward to the great food.

          1. re: foodieinraleigh

            I didn't get a chance to complete my posting earlier today. We will have a car and will venture out into the area around New Orleans, so any recommendations for great local food out and away from the French Quarter would appreciated.

          2. re: Gizmo56

            I would eat at the Butcher every day if I lived in NOLA!

            Regarding both the Butcher and Parkway, I would try to go at slightly off hours for lunch. They are not huge places and get extremely crowded.

          3. After spending countless of hours researching for my 4 day trip including the great recs from this forum we couldn't have been more thrilled with the outcome. Here's what we did...

            Lunch: Coquette, Commander's Palace, Mr B's, Drago's, Cochon Butcher (muff to go)
            Dinner: Herbsaint, GW Fins, SoBou, Boucherie

            Not a bad meal. Never happened on any trip