Two day trip - recommendations?
My wife and I (late 30s, foodies) will be visiting New Orleans from NYC for a long weekend (reach Friday early morning, leave Sunday mid morning). We plan to have two lunches (brunch at the Commander?), two breakfasts, two dinners and a few in-between/ late evening meals. We are staying at the French Market Inn, and expect to be around the French Quarter most of the time.
We are looking for suggestions. While we are somewhat familar with the restaurant names, we are unsure about which ones to pick, where to eat and which times, which ones to reserve, etc,.
We are also looking to firm up our itinerary - a garden district walk with the Commander meal on Saturday morning is the only one we are clear about. Any other suggestions, woven in with meals, are also welcome.
Restaurant August or Coquette
(You won’t be hungry for lunch)
Le Petite Grocery
Cafe Du Monde or Olde Coffee Pot
We just came back from a long weekend in New Orleans with prix fixe lunches being the theme. Thursday was Commanders Palace, Friday Restaurant August, Saturday Bayona and finished Sunday off with great po-boy's at Parkway tavern.
Great food and drinks at all locations. We especially enjoyed Bayona ($25/3 course) and Restaurant August ($20.14/3 course + amuse+mignardises). My favorite dishes from each restaurant were the confit rabbit at RA, canellini bean puree and roasted cauliflower at Bayona and shrimp and tasso henican at CP. We also went to HH at Domenica for pizza and drinks. They have some very nice wines by the glass and craft beers. The Enzo pizza was also great for us mortadella fans.
All meals were booked through Opentable with the exception of CP. We noticed that a number of diners at CP did not have reservations and it did not seem to have a very long wait.
During a trip in November we had a very nice dinner at MiLa and a great Sunday brunch at Elizabeth's in the Bywater. We've also had pretty good luck at Eat (Dauphine St) for brunch.