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First trip to NO with the hubby and a dumb, dumb question about Galatoire's

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First trip to NO with the hubby and a dumb, dumb question about Galatoire's

Christina D | Sep 15, 2011 08:02 AM

Greetings, all. My husband and I are taking our first trip to NO together at the end of September (we've been there individually on business trips). Based on my research and the fabulous advice on this board, here is our itinerary as it currently stands:

Thursday - (L) Mr. B's, (D) Galatoire's
Friday - (B) Cafe du Monde, (L) Cochon Butcher, (D) Brigsten
Saturday - (B) TBD, (L) Wherever we can find a fantastic oyster po'boy, recs appreciated, (D) Herbsaint
Sunday - (Br) Commander's Palace

Any alternative suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, hubby and I like casual, moderately priced places with fabulous food and drink. I know that we have some pricey options slated (it's his 50th birthday), but if you feel that we could get an awesome NO experience somewhere else, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Ok, here comes the dumb-donkey question...at Galatoire's, do you actually "stand" in line? I ask because hubby had back surgery in December and he has trouble standing in one place for long periods of time. We don't want to sit upstairs (if we do this, we're going all the way) and we want to do dinner. Is there a bar where patrons wait to be seated? Is it better to get there at 5pm to minimize the wait? What, do you believe, are the best strategies to accomplish our goal of getting a downstairs table, for dinner, without hopping the hub full of painkillers? ;o)

Thanks!

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Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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

Herbsaint
701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

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