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JFarah | | Jun 25, 2012 09:06 AM

I'll be traveling to New Orleans from Miami in about a month with 3 girlfriends. Two of us have been to N.O. several times, while the other two are virgins, so to speak. We're looking to eat well and have fun - we're in our early to mid 30s, by the way. Please review and feel free to comment or recommend better options.

Fly in on Thursday:
Planning a cocktail tour of New Orleans for the group - these places are on my list:
• Igors – Bloody Mary
• Napoleon House – Pimms Cup
• Carousel Bar – French 75
• Pat O’Brians – Hurricane (for the newbies in our group)
• Tropical Isle – Hand Granade (for the newbies in our group)
• Lafitte’s Blacksmith Bar-- anything.
• Old Absinthe House – Absinthe Frappe
• Tonique – Dark and Stormy
I'm sure we will end up having bar snacks here and there, so lunch doesn't concern me.

Dinner on Thursday -- OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS. I would like to go to a nice restaurant, but nothing too formal or stuffy. Definitely looking for southern or cajun cuisine. These were some of the places on my list:

Friday's daytime eating -- Planning on a Cafe du Monde stop in the AM. Having a late lunch at Commander's Palace. Set in stone.

Dinner on Friday - OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS. Looking for a casual, fun, dinner spot - Not talking shorts and flip flops, but more like jeans and a nice top, kind of place. Will probably bounce around Frenchmen Street after dinner, so I had Three Muses down as a possible place. However, I would like to present the girls with some other options and am drawing a total blank. Originally, I had thought of Luke as well, but I've been reading mixed reviews. However, I hope this helps you understand what we are going for. Jacques IMOs is not an option - last time I was there, we waited 2+ hours for a table and the food was just ok, not the best experience.

My Saturday is not yet panned out either, but I'll get to that on another post (on another day)... Post is running rather long. Look forward to hearing from you and your suggestions!! I'm very excited to return to New Orleans and hope to plan out a trip for the girls that will blow their socks off.