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Breakfast near the Roosevelt Hotel

runrowe Dec 19, 2013 11:35 AM

I was just wondering if anyone had a good rec for breakfast near the Roosevelt Hotel. We will be there after Christmas over New Year.

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    runrowe RE: runrowe Dec 19, 2013 11:59 AM

    I get this may not be the place for this but would also like any suggestion of places for non-Dixieland jazz, more contemporary.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Monch RE: runrowe Dec 19, 2013 12:02 PM

      A seven minute walk (according to Google maps) is what we would consider "near".....your mileage may vary.

      We loved breakfast at Ruby Slipper on Magazine!

      We were NOT impressed with the breakfast buffet IN the Roosevelt.

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        runrowe RE: Monch Dec 19, 2013 01:37 PM

        Our mileage varies all the time but 7 minutes is just fine with us. Good to know about the buffet. Thanks. So Magazine street is a 7 minute walk? That's great. This is our first time. Thanks for the input.

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          Monch RE: runrowe Dec 19, 2013 05:54 PM


          Please do yourself a huge favor and scan through the posts here on the New Orleans board.

          These are some seriously informed Hounds.

          Scan and you will find. Ask and you will be answered.

          You will LOVE New Orleans.

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            runrowe RE: Monch Dec 19, 2013 06:04 PM

            I've been through most of the board, the recent stuff. Found lots of interesting stuff. Thanks for the reminder.

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          hazelhurst RE: Monch Dec 19, 2013 07:14 PM

          You beat me to remarking on The Roosevelt's dreary, desultory breakfast.

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            shanefink RE: hazelhurst Dec 28, 2013 05:04 PM

            Was listening to TF today and a caller mentioned the Christmas brunch at the Roosevelt and how horrendous it was. Too bad.

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          saeyedoc RE: runrowe Dec 19, 2013 02:05 PM

          Had an excellent breakfast at The Windsor Court a few weeks ago, Eggs Benedict with a grit cake instead of the English Muffin, house made andouille sausage and spicy red sauce. Not far from your hotel. Not cheap, but worth it IMO.

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            DBinNOLA RE: runrowe Dec 25, 2013 06:58 PM

            I recommend breakfast (and any other meal) at Cafe Adelaide in the Lowe's Hotel, a 12 minute walk away on Poydras Street. http://www.cafeadelaide.com/

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              runrowe RE: DBinNOLA Dec 25, 2013 07:41 PM

              Thanks...we'll check it out.

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                karendor RE: DBinNOLA Dec 30, 2013 01:14 PM

                I found Cafe Adelaide's breakfast very disappointing. Windsor Court is so gorgeous -- I suggest Saturday night in the Polo Lounge to see Robin Barnes sing -- altho' have not done their breakfast.

                On the other end of the scale is Mother's which actually has a fine and hearty breakfast, IMO.

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                  hazelhurst RE: karendor Dec 30, 2013 01:59 PM

                  You are the fifth "no" vote I've heard on Café Adelaide. I have not been but I generally restrict my donations to the Brennan family coffers to Commander's

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                    shanefink RE: hazelhurst Dec 30, 2013 02:25 PM

                    Make that a sixth no vote. I went on a gift certificate and I still felt like it wasn’t worth the time or money.

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                      hazelhurst RE: shanefink Dec 30, 2013 02:34 PM

                      Ouch. At this rate they'll be lucky to get listed by the American Kennel Club....

              2. TSAW RE: runrowe Dec 26, 2013 08:21 PM

                We stayed near there recently. Went to Ruby Slipper and Luke. Ruby Slipper was disappointing to us.

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                  harpertex RE: runrowe Dec 28, 2013 05:54 PM

                  Jazz - check listings on Offbeat Magazine site

                  1. Bill Hunt RE: runrowe Jan 3, 2014 05:57 PM

                    Too late to help the OP, but here are MY "must-do" breakfasts:

                    The Original Coffee Pot, on St Peter.
                    The Camellia Grill (River Bend is my favorite, but one in FQ)
                    Stanley, on Jackson Sq., though the reviews seem highly polarized. We love it.
                    The breakfast at the Windsor Court Hotel, near the FQ, and in the Warehouse/CBD

                    Remember, those are personal.


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                      Blumie RE: Bill Hunt Jan 3, 2014 08:14 PM

                      My favorite breakfast in NOLA is Surrey's, on Magazine St. in the Lower Garden District. (There is a second location uptown, also on Magazine St., but I have not been to that location.) The perfect combination of deliciousness and inexpensiveness and down-home goodness. Love the migas with chorizo.

                      There typically is a wait, but you can walk a block down the street and grab a coffee at Mojo while you wait.

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