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The BEST of New Orleans

alex420 | Sep 5, 2004 08:47 AM

The Gambit, a local New Orleans paper, recently came out with their Best of New Orleans Readers Poll-- They do the top 3 in each category, but I think it would be fun if we picked ONE (and only one) in each category. I'm throwing down the gauntlet!
Follow the link below for the Gambit's results.

Here are my picks (slight bias towards Mid-City):

Best New Restaurant: 13
Best Northshore Restaurant: ?
Best Hotel Restaurant: ?
Best Chinese Restaurant: Five Happiness
Best Italian Restaurant: Venezia
Best Japanese/Sushi Restaurant: Mikimoto
Best Latin American Restaurant: ?
Best Mediterranean Restaurant: Mona's
Best Mexican Restaurant: Juan's Flying Burrito
Best Neighborhood Restaurant: Liuzza's Restaurant
Best Seafood Restaurant: Jacque Imos
Best Soul Food Restaurant: Praline Connection
Best Steakhouse: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Best Tapas/Small Plate Restaurant: Mimi's upstairs
Best Thai Restaurant: Basil Leaf
Best Vietnamese Restaurant: Pho Tau Bay
Best Breakfast Spot: Surrey's
Best Brunch: Commander's Palace
Best Lunch Specials: Commander's Palace
Best Late-Night Dining: Camellia Grill
Best Place to Feed the Whole Family: Praline Connection
Best Romantic Restaurant: Bella Luna
Best Cheap Eats: Juan's Flying Burrito
Best Menu for Vegetarians: 13
Best Dessert Menu: Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
Best Buffet: Nirvana
Best Wine List: The Wine Loft
Best Chef: Austin Leslie (Jacque Imos)
Best Service: Commander's Palace
Best Dining Atmosphere: Bella Luna's
Best Outdoor Dining: Cafe Degas
Best Overall Restaurant: Jacque Imos
Best Deli: Whole Foods
Best Place to Get Barbecue: VooDoo BBQ
Best Place to Get Boiled Seafood: Deanie's
Best Place to Get Barbecue Shrimp: JazzFest
Best Place to Get a Burger: Bud's Broiler
Best Place to Get Fried Chicken: Popeye's
Best Place to Get Gourmet-to-Go: Foodies
Best Place to Get Gumbo: Liuzza's
Best Place to Get a Muffaletta: Central Grocery
Best Place to Get Oysters on the Half Shell: Cooter Brown's
Best Place to Get Pizza: LA Pizza Kitchen
Best Place to Get Red Beans and Rice: Dookie Chase
Best Place to Get a Salad: Houston's
Best Place to Get an Oyster Po-Boy: Acme Oyster House
Best Place to Get a Shrimp Po-Boy: Domilise's Sandwich Shop & Bar
Best Place to Get a Roast Beef Po-Boy: Mother's
Best Place to Get a French Fry Po-Boy: Russell's
Best Place to Get a King Cake: Gambino's
Best Place to Get Bread Pudding: Foodies Kitchen
Best Place to Get Pecan Pie: Camellia
Best Place to Get Key Lime Pie: ? (gross)
Best Coffeehouse: Fair Grinds
Best Place to Get Pastries: La Boulangerie
Best Place to Get Ice Cream: Angelo Brocato
Best Jazz Fest Food: Crawfish Beiginets
Best Hot Sauce: Tabasco


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