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Quintessential Dining Choices

ClevelandRandy | | Sep 24, 2010 04:42 PM

I will be in New Orleans in early November from a Thursday lunch through Monday lunch with 2 other bon vivant guys, both from DC. I've been to New Orleans once a year for the last 6 or 7 years and have eaten around, but neither of them has been there recently. I want to choose restaurants that present what is special about New Orleans food (though not tourist trap), and not what can easily be had in any other major city (which is how August and Stella strike me). We're staying in the CBD without a car (but taxi is no problem). Here's my initial thinking:

Thurs: Mr. B's
Friday: Commander's
Saturday: Galatoires (I love this for lunch on Saturday - Friday is fun don't want to get in line)
Sunday: Ralph's on the Park?? Elizabeth's (love their praline bacon) (Or maybe just a po-boy or muff somewhere??)
Monday: Cochon (actually, this will just be me dining solo)

Thurs: MiLa or Coquette
Friday & Saturday: Bayona, Herbsaint, Irene's or Tommy's, Dick & Jenny's, Brigtsen's (though kind of far), Meaux Bar, Clancy's (choose 2)
Sunday: Emeril's

1. Any comments or additions/subtractions from the list?
2. Any suggestions for before-dinner upscale cocktails?
3. Breakfast suggestions?

930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Emeril's Restaurant
800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Brigtsen's Restaurant
723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Dick & Jenny's
4501 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115

942 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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