First Cut at 5 Days in N.O.
Any suggestions on changes or affirmations on what we have? I haven't been in over a decade. Two of us in New Orleans from January 2 to 7. We get in late on the 2nd (7:45 p.m. arrival at airport) and are staying in the Quarter at the Prince Conti. I made a 9:30 reservation at Cochon for that Thursday night.
Friday night I booked at Bayona, which is one of my old favorites. I really just want a bowl of the garlic soup.
Saturday, lunch at Commander's Palace and dinner at Emerils.
Sunday, Dinner at GW Fins.
Monday -- Dinner at Iris.
I've never been to GW Fins, Cochon or Iris and I'm not wedded to any of these places. We're not breakfast people, but we do have a few lunches to fill in too.
We won't have a car. Also, any know if St. Charles streetcar construction will be a problem in January?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Since I asked for help on another post, and I've been to New Orleans several times, I figure I owe to to karma to weigh in here.
Since I figure most of your need for opinion rests with the ones you haven't visited before, I'll say I've been to Cochon and Iris. I enjoyed Cochon quite a bit, and though I've only been there for lunch I think it's a great spot. This is especially true if you're interested in, or willing to try, unusual cuts or parts of the animal (probably a pig). I think that's where they set themselves apart.
Iris for me was a somewhat different situation, I thought the food was good, but not great. Frankly I think you can do better. I'd even do Sylvain before I went back to Iris. There are quite a few great places that I'd suggest before Iris. Of course not to say the food is bad (it's not), just that it could be better (for me).