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Oct 18, 2013 06:56 AM

Easter in NOLA

Ok, I know it's 6 months away, but I am so excited that hubby & I are going to spend Easter in our favorite city!! We will be there from Good Friday (4/18) until Tuesday the 22nd. Any suggestions where we should go to enjoy our Easter meal?

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  1. Too early to know for sure if someone offers something festive and appropriate such as lamb but Commander's and the other Old Line places are always nice shows. There'll be hats and white linen all over.

    1. I agree with Hazelhurst - have not seen menus, or schedules yet. OTOH, spending a few minutes outside of St. Louis Cathedral, after Easter Mass, would be worth the wait - usually lots of cool hats on the ladies, and a tad of pomp.

      Also, some feel that Easter in NOLA is the perfect time to bring out the Pin-feather Seersucker suits, and maybe even a few Haspel white suites?

      I, personally, would book not so much on the Holiday, but on the restaurant(s), that I wanted. Bound to be great food, and lots of fun.



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      1. re: Bill Hunt

        Thanks for the replies. We normally do not travel on "major" holidays, but decided to step out of the box & go for it! After we booked, I read online about the Easter parades & the people in all their Easter finery & am looking forward to a great time! I figured we'd have to wait until January or February to book a restaurant for Easter dinner, but thought I'd put feelers out to see if anyone has ever experienced Easter in NOLA & if so, where to eat? We just came back from spending Columbus Day weekend there (that's our normal annual weekend in New Orleans), and had a blast as usual!!!

        1. re: NJlovesNOLA

          The Easter parade is fun. Last year we were in the FQ and were having a Bloody at the Royal Orleans when the parade came by. Two go-cups later we were "all up in dere". It is a great tradition. (That is the parade and go-cups)