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NYC chowhound finalizing 4 days in NOLA, need fellow Chowhounds' help!

jungirl | | Jul 9, 2013 03:33 AM

Let me preface this by saying that I've only been to NOLA once last year on a business trip. And I tried my best to cram in as many eats solo as possible (challenging with so many amazing food options and no partner in crime!), and a couple with colleagues. I went to Central Grocery, cafe du Monde, Mother's, Commander's Palace, Cochon, Cochon Butcher, Drago, Emeril's NOLA, Luke's, Carousel Bar, Lafitte, went all the way to Domilises to find it closed...

I'll be returning tomorrow with my SO and we are ready for some good eats! My first question is Clancy's vs Patois, and are either worth the trip to Uptown from FQ? We ruled out Gautreau's, as I felt like even though highly rated, being from Manhattan we have a lot of similar "New American" options. We would rather experience more local cuisine and flavors (Southern, Creole). We are down for a fancy meal or two, but one question is do they really expect guys to wear jackets in the summer? We would prefer to stick to mid range price point ($40-60) rather than $100/pp type spots, and very open to dives as long as the food is awesome. Will probably stick to cocktails at dinner and bars, so wine list is not as important.

After MUCH deliberation on CH, Yelp, Zagat and here is our list. Please feel free to nix anything you think not worth it or add anything that should not be missed.

Commanders Palace
Galatoire's - I am trying to squeeze this in on my lunch break from CBD as I heard they have a special. Is this not really feasible / slow service / too far to run back and forth? I think I would prefer to hit this spot for lunch rather than dinner but maybe I'm being too optimistic?
Mr. B's Bistro - looking for a good Saturday lunch before we leave. Planning on going out Friday so good hangover food would be great :) it seems brunch is only a Sunday thing?

Clancy's vs Patois
Had a res for Restaurant R'Evolution but there seem to be mixed reviews? Cancelled it, should I rebook?
Any other foodie local fare spots? Liked Cochon but seems too heavy for summer

Domilises - worth the trip? Esp if we are already headed to Parkway?
Willie Mae's (is it safe to walk from Parkway to WM?
Manal Pascale
Domenica happy hour, if we feel likes pizza snack (again, from NYC, would rather eat local)

Snake and Jake - I am told this is the best dive bar ever. Also looks furthest on the map! Worth it??
Le Bon Temps

Thank you! Can't wait to hear responses