I'm making recommendations to a group of people I don't know (through a friend) but she's advised that there wealthy, like to party, not douchy, not hipster, not kids anymore...
I'm also planning a repeat trip in April over easter. Could you please tell me if my recommendations (from a trip in June of 2010) are outdated? For my trip, we are two women bartenders who like really good food and good local bars/live music.
Can someone tell me what that place is that is good to have food on the covered front porch?
Stay: if they like posh and new, stay W in the french quarter. If they want old world elegance the Omni or Mazarin.
Best dinner in life:
Cochon (this is a must) http://www.cochonrestaurant.com/
Also go to Cochon for lunch - the sandwiches are unreal. Essentially you could eat every meal of the entire trip here and be happy.
Happy hour: http://domenicarestaurant.com/
The Joint: Out of the way but the best brisket in life: this feels like a backcountry swamp bbq. A must, but a cab or as we did it, a very wobbly walk through town, a warning that we were in a bad neighbourhood from a sweet old lady, and then a cab ride back so we could focus on brisket. http://alwayssmokin.com/
Skip boubon street (maybe do a walk down it just to see it but it will feel like niagara falls or the touristy part of vegas)
Concentrate on on Frenchmen Street, and the Marigny area in general..
d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St
The John, 2040 Burgundy St
R-Bar, 1431 Royal St
Dragon's Den, 435 Esplanade Ave(go down the building's side alley, then up the stairs to your left)
Hiho lounge or the maison
PINK DRINK: Beware of the pink drink, but order it anyway - huge burgers that almost seem alive and the pink drink at Port of Call - not the best food ever, but a great place to go when you're feeling like you might be about to make dumb decisions. i think i ended up cry-screaming at my then boyfriend the last time I was there.
Acme Oyster - for oysters and po' boys