+

11 Places

12 Suggestions

Expand Map

11 Places

12 Suggestions

Restaurants & Bars

NOLA with 6 year old twins and grandparents food itinerary, what do you think?

cdoobiest | Jan 16, 201412:17 PM     6

Hi everyone, it's been 10 years since our last visit. Thought it would be good mini vacation. Arriving Sat Feb 15-Wed Feb 20. We are foodies and our kids are pretty adventurous to a point. From Boston, one kid loves seafood, the other any kind of meat. Here's our plan, suggestions or comments welcomed and appreciated!

Saturday
Arrive Westin FQ 2-3
Tour French Quarter
Café Du Monde for snack

Dinner - Crescent City Brewery - open to suggestions but Sat night of 1st Mardi Gras parade and NBA all star weekend tough to get table of 6 in advance. I wanted to consider Gumbo shop but I always remember a line. Would like something close to hotel and casual and fun for 1st night.

Sunday
Breakfast: Court of 2 Sisters. I know not best food, but would like jazz brunch with good variety. Booked for 11 am so we can get breakfast and lunch varieties. Any other recommendations? I was thinking Commanders but how fancy do we have to dress up. Business casual ok for Sunday? Also heard it is 2-3 hour affair. If so, kids may get antsy. I did book Commanders for lunch during the weekday as standby. Also was considering Mr. B's.

Aquarium/IMAX
Mardi Gras World if time

Dinner - Domenica - If we arrive 5:30’ish, is happy hour only in bar or is whole restaurant good for ½ price pizza?

Monday
Swamp Tour
Lunch - Emerils 1PM (I heard tour gets back 12:45-1PM. May have them drop us right off at Emerils!)

? Childrens Museum if not too tired. We have free passes

Dinner - American Craft – Kids and Grandparents
Herbsaint for our one night out me and the wifey. If you had one choice for a night out, any other recommendations. I was thinking Bayona or August also?

Tuesday – Switch hotel to Courtyard on Iberville

Breakfast – Stanley or Camelia Grill
Garden Tour/? Zoo pending time and if we are "toured out"
Lunch - ? Commanders Palace

Dinner – NOLA

Wed – Quick Breakfast, have to leave hotel by 9:30 or if we get up early enough and packed, Stanley or Camelia Grill
Maybe Beignets from Café Beignets or Café Du Monde or Breakfast Po boy from Johnnys

Other choices as standbys: Mulates (for the dancing, not the food!), Mother’s (I always liked this place for the Ferdi and Shrimp Po Boy, but reviews seem to say it has gone downhill? Last time I was there was 10 years ago!), Luke, Gumbo shop

Any other casual spots you recommend with minimal lineup or takes reservations.

Café Du Monde Riverwalk
Domenica
PIZZA domenica
Herbsaint
Bayona
Emeril's New Orleans
Emeril's Delmonico
Johnny's Po-Boys
Commander's Palace
Mulate's | The Original Cajun Restaurant
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

10 Must-Buy Food Souvenirs You'll Want to Bring Back from France
Chow with Me

10 Must-Buy Food Souvenirs You'll Want to Bring Back from France

by Hana Asbrink | My latest haul. Welcome to Chow...

Chefs Share Their Favorite Summer Meat Marinades for Steak, Chicken, Shrimp & More
Guides

Chefs Share Their Favorite Summer Meat Marinades for Steak, Chicken, Shrimp & More

by Dan Koday | You ever notice how a great marinade can instantly elevate what otherwise would end up as a pretty...

Tokyo to Texas: Austin Chef Reflects on His Multicultural Upbringing
Spotlight

Tokyo to Texas: Austin Chef Reflects on His Multicultural Upbringing

by Eric Silverstein | By Eric Silverstein Chef Eric Silverstein is the founder and owner of The Peached Tortilla in Austin...

Foil Packets Are Your Best Camping Food Friend
Recipe Round-Ups

Foil Packets Are Your Best Camping Food Friend

by Joey Skladany | Going camping? Foil packets are the best way to cook your food (and they're pretty great in the oven...

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.