Saturday lunch for 3 year old and Dad
I will be in NOLA for the day on Saturday Feb 15th. I plan on taking my daughter to the Zoo (or aquarium if the weather is bad) in the morning and then out to lunch at about 12:30.
Where would you recommend going were a dad can get a good meal and a child would not be out of place if she was not on her best behavior?
I would like something with easy parking and not in the French Quarter (i.e. uptown/garden district area). We have reservations for lunch later in the month at Commander's and Galatoire's so these are off the list.
Close to the Zoo: Tartine, http://www.tartineneworleans.com/
Delicious sandwiches, salads, a different soup each day. Small selection of baked goods, too, so you can bribe the kiddo with a cookie. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Also Breads on Oak, http://www.breadsonoak.com/ Bakery with simple but tasty sandwiches, a few sidewalk tables, and a courtyard. I'd put truBurger and Pho Bistreaux on the list as well.
None are fine dining, but all are good food & 3-year-old friendly.
With a three year old as my prime focus:
If you do the zoo: Superior Grill on St. Charles Avenue, always lots of kids in there. Not fine dining in any sense, but adequate Mexican fare. Maple St. Cafe on Maple Street; Flaming Torch, and Gott Gourmet Cafe both on Magazine
If you do the aquarium: American Sector is on the outskirts of the CBD; Domenica is in the Roosevelt Hotel;
Irish House and Zea, both on St. Charles Ave.
Here is a Tom Fitzmorris' citywide list of restaurants open for lunch on Saturday.