Headed to New Orleans in mid-january for a 2 night bachelor partyy; a Saturday-Monday MLK holiday stay. There are about 10 of us. Young Professionals in our early 30's. We like more upscale places, price is not a concern. We're staying at Le Marais.
I've read a number of posts. We're very interested in some cajun/creole dining. It appears there are a few spots that are highly recommended for bachelor parties; Jacque Imo's, Cochon, NoLa, K-Pauls, etc.
Since we will be there for 2 nights, I was thinking we would do one night Cajun/Creole and the other something different. The BIG problem I have is most places are closed on Sundays (our second night)
So, my choices are down to:
La Boca on Saturday (closed Sunday) and NoLa on Sunday.
[Jacque-Imo's or K-Pauls (to do something more dressy one night and casual the second), was my preferred Sunday choice or Cochon, but all are closed.]
OR we could do:
Cochon (closed Sunday) on Saturday. And Domenica on Sunday.
My concern with Cochon is that the menu is very "unique" and pork heavy (e.g. cochon, ham hock, pork cheeks, hog jowls, etc.) and this might be a little hard for some of our more unadventerous members of the group and one person who does not eat pork. Would some of the less adventerous eaters have an issue with Cochon?
My concern with La Boca is that it is a very typical argentinian steakhouse - which we have many of in NYC - and some reviewers said it was small in size? Although it appears the group menu would be very good for our crew; men certainly love steak.
My concern for NoLa on Sunday is that it may be too formal. As mentioned, I was hoping to do La Boca on Sat and something more like Jacque Imo's or K-Paul's on Sunday.
Any advice on the most suitable places for Saturday and Sunday dinner? Or other can't miss places for brunch, lunch, dinner?
Based on what I've read, I think we are going to pass on Jazz Brunch at Commanders, etc. A mistake? But certainly drop by Felix's for oysters, Central Grocery or Coop's Place while in town,
As well as do cocktails at the Carousel Bar/Sylvain/Whiskey Blue and a night out in Frenchman/Warehouse. Any advice on what to do Sunday night? Maybe Bourbon Street? And do Saturday in Frenchman/Warehouse?