I visit New Orleans at least once a year, sometimes twice, and dining is (of course!) an essential focus.
This year's visit had to get pushed back one month, so we're not arriving until mid-November and had to shorten the duration of our stay a bit. So, with seasonal cuisine being what it is, and certain dishes coming available (or disappearing), I hope no one will object if I put forth a rough sketch of our plans for your critique and suggestions . . . .
We arrive late in the afternoon on a Thursday . . .
Thursday dinner reservations are at Iris (in their new location at 321 N. Peters St. -- they'll open there in less than a week).
Friday lunch is at Galatoire's -- as always.
Friday dinner remains open . . .
Saturday dinner is Bayona.
Sunday dinner is at MiLa.
Monday lunch is at Herbsaint, and Central Grocery provides the muffaletta for the flight home.
Given that we've been to ____________ (see below) before, we were looking at some places that are NEW (to us) for the open lunch and Friday dinner slots, and are open to your suggestions . . .
Restaurants we have been to previously (and are therefore "off" the list for this trip) include:
La Petite Grocery
I'm sure will hit Rambla at some point as we are (as always) staying at the International House. And at some point, we'll hit Arnaud's 75 for Sazeracs -- unless someone has a better recommendation . . .
But what are we missing???