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Need help narrowing foodie places to eat for second trip - what's your bucket list

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Need help narrowing foodie places to eat for second trip - what's your bucket list

naomic | Feb 11, 2013 11:53 AM

I've scoured the board but I'd still like to throw a list out to y'all.

This is my second trip to New Orleans. I'm leaving on Friday for my 35th birthday and traveling with my husband. We are booth foodies and would love to know your bucket list.

We've already been to the following: :

- Dick & Jenny's (D - loved)
- Irene's (D - loved)
- Luke (happy hour oysters - awesome)
- Cochon (D - eh, this was okay. honestly, nothing special IMO)
- Mr B's (L)
- Elizabeth's (L - hated, totally overated IMO)
- Cafe du Monde (snack)
- Stella (brunch/breakfast)

So far, all we've decided on is the following although are totally open to suggestions:

Friday Lunch - Galtoire's (I hope I can get in)
Sunday Brunch - Atchafalaya ‎
Monday Lunch - Commander's Palace

If I have 3 dinners (one being my birthday dinner) and two lunches, how would arrange your dinning schedule. Which of these are a must or have I overlooked a restaurant.

Boucherie
Lilette
Arnaud's (Jazz Bistro vs Dining Room)
Herbsaint
Clancy's
Brigsten's
Dante's kitchen
Coquette
Stella! (Dinner)
Bayona
Root
Patois
Revolution

On a side note, what is prime dining hour in New Orleans? From memory, I recall that a lot of the great music and stuff was over by the time we finished dinner. We're from Miami and typically eat at 8-9 but that seems to be prime music time. Should we be booking 6:30 pm dinners?

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