Hi everyone, it's been 10 years since our last visit. Thought it would be good mini vacation. Arriving Sat Feb 15-Wed Feb 20. We are foodies and our kids are pretty adventurous to a point. From Boston, one kid loves seafood, the other any kind of meat. Here's our plan, suggestions or comments welcomed and appreciated!
Arrive Westin FQ 2-3
Tour French Quarter
Café Du Monde for snack
Dinner - Crescent City Brewery - open to suggestions but Sat night of 1st Mardi Gras parade and NBA all star weekend tough to get table of 6 in advance. I wanted to consider Gumbo shop but I always remember a line. Would like something close to hotel and casual and fun for 1st night.
Breakfast: Court of 2 Sisters. I know not best food, but would like jazz brunch with good variety. Booked for 11 am so we can get breakfast and lunch varieties. Any other recommendations? I was thinking Commanders but how fancy do we have to dress up. Business casual ok for Sunday? Also heard it is 2-3 hour affair. If so, kids may get antsy. I did book Commanders for lunch during the weekday as standby. Also was considering Mr. B's.
Mardi Gras World if time
Dinner - Domenica - If we arrive 5:30’ish, is happy hour only in bar or is whole restaurant good for ½ price pizza?
Lunch - Emerils 1PM (I heard tour gets back 12:45-1PM. May have them drop us right off at Emerils!)
? Childrens Museum if not too tired. We have free passes
Dinner - American Craft – Kids and Grandparents
Herbsaint for our one night out me and the wifey. If you had one choice for a night out, any other recommendations. I was thinking Bayona or August also?
Tuesday – Switch hotel to Courtyard on Iberville
Breakfast – Stanley or Camelia Grill
Garden Tour/? Zoo pending time and if we are "toured out"
Lunch - ? Commanders Palace
Dinner – NOLA
Wed – Quick Breakfast, have to leave hotel by 9:30 or if we get up early enough and packed, Stanley or Camelia Grill
Maybe Beignets from Café Beignets or Café Du Monde or Breakfast Po boy from Johnnys
Other choices as standbys: Mulates (for the dancing, not the food!), Mother’s (I always liked this place for the Ferdi and Shrimp Po Boy, but reviews seem to say it has gone downhill? Last time I was there was 10 years ago!), Luke, Gumbo shop
Any other casual spots you recommend with minimal lineup or takes reservations.