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Please update French Quarter choices

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I did search this board, but there has been nothing posted since early in 2012, so would love if someone could update.
I am planning a trip to New Orleans with 5 women the week-end of November 7th to 11th. So far we have reservations at NOLA for dinner Saturday night, and the Jazz Brunch at Commander's Palace for Sunday. For some of them, I think these 2 are going to be their higher priced meals, so would like to stick to more reasonable places for other choices. We are staying at the Hyatt in the French Quarter. We won't arrive until after 7 on Thursday night, so if there is someplace close by for dinner it would be great. Not too heavy or spicy too for that one. Then would love suggestions for other breakfasts and lunches. We had planned to go last year, but ironically we had to cancel due to Hurricane Sandy. 4 of us are from NY.

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  1. Mr B's jumps to mind. It is right around the corner. Irenes might work. Napoleon House if you want to keep the credit card bill downto a dull roar.

    1. I'd also add Sylvain as an option for your Thursday dinner. Breakfast/brunch/lunch, try EAT.
      Another lunch spot...Killer Poboys in the back of the Erin Rose.

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      1. re: BayouTeche

        Ditto Killer Poboys. Domenica's daily 3-6 happy hour. 1/2 price pizzas, well drinks, wine and beer, plus a small inexpensive HH menu. Additionally, the small plate option on the pastas is still large enough to share.

      2. Might like Domenica. Out of the FQ but close. Easy to get a good meal without having to spend a ton of money.

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        1. re: Chulacat

          You can always dine in R'evolution's bar. Some of their better apps/soups are on the bar menu although the full menu is also available. GW Fins is nearby.. Cocktails and apps in the bar if no tables. Sobou for small plates/ drinks. Their gumbo is worth a stop.

        2. Be sure to book ahead, I'll be there around the same time for a big meeting with around 20k attendees.

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          1. re: saeyedoc

            I guess that explains the price of airline tickets for that weekend. Luckily we made the hotel reservations through a packager quite a while ago.

            1. re: robinsilver

              We had to changed our Florida Keys trip last year 'cause of Sandy...moved it to December.
              Trying to avoid the same problems, we wanted a late November trip to NO this year.
              Thanksgiving SKYROCKETS the airfare to more than double.
              Mid December sees Christmas-spiked fares.
              I found a slot Nov 30 to mid December with normal (low)flight prices....

          2. Not sure where that Hyatt is, but my 1st night on my 1st visit, I went to Praline Connection, which is on the edge of the Quarter. You might consider Bon Ton Cafe on the opposite edge.