Hi, first time poster here. My husband and I are heading to New Orleans next week for five nights and looking for great places to eat.
We're both vegetarians but don't necessarily want to end up in strictly vegetarian restaurants. Also, he's not a drinker and I'm pregnant, so cocktails, wine pairings and the like are irrelevant to us on this trip. We're staying in the Marigny but we will have a car. We're particularly interested in places with local flavor and atmosphere.
I've found the boards here really helpful so far and put together a list of top choices. I do wonder if we're missing a big classic, like Commander's Palace or Galatoire's. We had hoped to do the Saturday jazz brunch at Commander's (we won't be in town on Sunday) but they're booked. The woman answering the phone said there's no wait list but suggested calling first thing Sat. morning in case they have cancelations. Has anyone had success doing that?
Here are our top picks. We won't get to all of them, but I'd love some input on which shouldn't be missed and whether there are any we should add.
Breakfast (included in our room rate, but some other options...) -- Cafe du Monde, Camellia Grill, Cake Cafe and Bakery
Lunch -- Gumbo Shop, Napoleon House or Central Grocery, Mahoney's, maybe Commander's Palace
Dinner -- Gautreau's, Boucherie, R'evolution, Arnauds, Muriel's, Coquette
Saturday brunch -- EAT or Commander's Palace