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Need dinner rec near French Quarter for first-timers' first evening

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Need dinner rec near French Quarter for first-timers' first evening

dcsells | Apr 29, 2013 12:33 PM

Hi all--we will be first-time travelers to NOLA this Memorial Day weekend. Needless to say, we are very excited, particularly of course for the food. So far I have made reservations at Cochon (Sat. dinner), August (Sun. dinner), and Commander's Palace (Sun. brunch).

I would appreciate a recommendation for Friday night dinner. We are looking for somewhere that would be a fantastic introduction to the city and its food, but because we will have just traveled for several hours (plane and taxi), we would like something a bit more "user friendly" -- not too formal or informal, and within easy walking distance of the French Quarter. Emphasis on seafood would be a plus (as none of our other restaurants is seafood-focused), but certainly not necessary. My wife will be about 2.5 months pregnant, so nothing raw or too upsetting along those lines.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions. Choosing restaurants in New Orleans is very overwhelming! No, we're not over-structuring our entire trip -- laissez les bons temps rouler, of course -- but I do want to get a few things in place, especially if they require advance reservations on a busy tourist weekend. Thank you!

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