New Orleans

Beignets, crawfish, po' boys, and more! Chowhounds tell us where to eat, drink, and experience the best in local culture down in the Big Easy.

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Christmas Trip

by Helen R 21 years ago

Arrived Christmas Eve minus our friend's luggage - he in warm-up suit and walking shoes. Plans for dinner obviously required different attire. I had made reservations way, way ahead, too! Finall...

January visit to New Orleans

by Scott L. 21 years ago

Hi all: My wife and I are planning a long weekend in New Orleans the first weekend in January. We haven't been there in about 10 years, so we're pretty out-of-date on where the current best plac...

Commander's Palace crunchies

by Tom Meglioranza 21 years ago

I had one of the best and most romantic meals of my life when I went to Commander's Palace with my girlfriend two years ago. It was quite a different experience when we returned and tried to recre...

need EARLY breakfast on Sunday

by Allison9090 21 years ago

Help! We're going to NOLA in Feb. Arriving FRI a.m. and leaving SUN. a.m. Our flight is late SUN. morning so I need a place to have a REALLY good brkfst early on SUN. No time for brunch unless it ...


by 90210 21 years ago

We visted N.O. last weekend and in addition to visiting a number of the places commonly mentioned here, we also had dinner at the Upperline. It was a special treat. Great service, great food, a...


by Mookie 21 years ago

Hi everyone, We're taking our first trip to New Orleans in a couple of weeks and I'm trying to put together our eating itinerary. Reading the posts here has been really helpful but I haven't seen ...

Is Emeril's good?

by Jeff Shore 21 years ago

Put another way, should my wife and I visit Emeril's on our trip to New Orleans in January? Before posting this message, I searched the posts across the entire Chowhound site, and read most eve...

Romantic Dinner

by Ross 21 years ago

My wife and I will be returning to NO in a few weeks for our first anniversary. We were in town in January 1999 when I popped the question and had especially good meals at Nola and Galatoire's. W...

Rumcoconuts, we await your report!

by Lisa Z 21 years ago

I'm leaving Friday morning - hoping to get some last-minute tips from your trip!

Just Back from New Orleans

by AJ Brazzil 21 years ago

Just got back from New Orleans, and again cannot too highly recommend the Riverhouse Cafe at Magazine and State Streets. I absolutely love their food. The best po-boy's I've ever had (although I a...

Too many restaurants, not enough time!

by rumcoconuts 21 years ago

Hi, after reading Lisa's post below, I think I need the same help. My husband and I will be in town next week from Wed. to Fri. to celebrate my 40th birthday. I've been once before, last March, b...

Itinerary help wanted

by Lisa Z 21 years ago

Hi NOLAns, A friend and I are coming down from NYC for 3 days in December. After pouring over this board and talking to friends, we've got a tentative ambitious eating plan, and we'd love to get...

Decisions, Decisions

by Helen R 21 years ago

Okay, I need to zero in on reservations and a plan of action for our trip. Any with absolute "must do"? If we eat a large lunch on Christmas Eve then we need just small bites that evening. Any c...

NO Report

by Brad 21 years ago

Just got back from a brief 3 day stint in N.O.L.A. Kelsey's (uptown on Magazine) - always a good meal. The apps rule here - oyster brie pie, shrimp curry and eggplant are my faves. The duck w/ ...

What About Good Hotels?

by AJ Brazzil 21 years ago

Is it okay to talk about other important things, like where are the better hotels? I always like to stay at the Royal Sonesta on Bourbon, but can't always get the rate I want, so I'd love to know ...

NOLA over Christmas, on a budget.

by JackS 21 years ago

I'm returning from a Caribbean cruise 12/24, to spend four nights in New Orleans. Any suggestions as to where one might find some good food to get the taste of all that cruisin' food out of my mou...


by allison9090 21 years ago

We have decided this year to spend Thanksgiving holiday in NOLA. Any suggestions as to where we can have a spectacular Thanksgiving dining experience? I'd like to reserve early but want to make s...

NOLA report

by marie 21 years ago

Just came back from a business trip to NOLA. I went to Tulane for a few years before transfering, and I spend about 3-4 weeks a year down there for business, so I try to stay up on the food opport...

feeding in new orleans

by eli bradley 24 years ago

having just become a "resident out-of-towner" in nyc after an extended (well, for me anyway) stint in new orleans, i'm still not quite convinced that nyc tops the big easy in terms of food quali...

Weather related, not food

by JackS 21 years ago

What's the weather generally like in New Orleans in mid to late December? I'll be returning from Miami and a Caribbean cruise, and would like to limit the clothes I need to bring. I'm not plannin...

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