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Cafe + Bar + Restaurant Exploration in New Orleans

Feb 26, 2013 - Mar 28, 2013

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I am taking a trip to New Orleans on short notice to make some site visits for a client. I am looking for your TOP recommendations of bars, restaurants and cafes that really portray what New Orleans is all about. Thank you!

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    • Yo-Mama's Bar & Grill727 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116
      Cynthia recommended Yo-Mama's Bar & Grill
      While everyone tries to fit into Port O' Calls, eat like a local and go to Yo Mama's for a burger. (Who can beat a peanut butter burger, seriously?) If you're easily offended, I don't recommend a ... read more
      bathroom visit. ;)
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    • Funky Pirate727 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3145, United States
      Lia Rock Lantz recommended Funky Pirate
      Had the best jello shots and blues bands. Drinks real reasonable in price.
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    • Coop's Place1109 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
      Lia Rock Lantz recommended Coop's Place
      They have the best chicken and french fries ever! Very quaint place.
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    • Pat O'Brien's Courtyard Restaurant 624 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130
      Claire Rudyj recommended Pat O'Brien's Courtyard Restaurant
      Great Cocktails!!
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    • Dante's Kitchen736 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118
      Lucy Swift Weber recommended Dante's Kitchen
      Excellent food, great service, a gorg terrace and a really yummy wine list, make this a total standout spot.
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    • Lilette3637 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
      Lucy Swift Weber recommended Lilette
      In a great part of town, excellent fresh food and top-notch service.
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    • Ruths Chris Steakhouse711 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119
      Lucy Swift Weber recommended Ruths Chris Steakhouse
      The best in the chain and a New Orleans institution.
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    • Galatoire's Restaurant209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
      Lucy Swift Weber recommended Galatoire's Restaurant
      You cannot go wrong here!
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    • Mother's Restaurant401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
      Keane recommended Mother's Restaurant
      On a three day trip to New Orleans, I ended up coming to Mother's twice. That's right. Twice. With their amazing Po' Boys (enhanced with the burnt bits of roasted beef), "world's best baked ham," and ... read more
      a bowl of beans and rice, you may find yourself coming back for seconds too. Check out their website and familiarize yourself with what you want before coming. I've heard you'll be frowned upon if you don't order efficiently.
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      Keane

      Great restaurant for all sorts of NOLA cuisine, but especially for their big sandwiches made with the leftover bits from roasted beef. Be clear of what you want before ordering, because I heard they can be snappy.

    • Johnny's Po-Boys511 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
      Keane recommended Johnny's Po-Boys
      If cornmeal-crusted oysters in a whopping Po' Boy served by amazingly nice women who call you "baby" and "honey" as if you were related to them is something you might enjoy, come here now.
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      Keane

      I dream of their cornmeal crusted oyster po' boys.

    • Cafe Du Monde800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
      Keane recommended Cafe Du Monde
      Nom nom nom! A trip to New Orleans isn't complete until you've had at least one serving of Cafe Du Monde's legendary beignets. PRO TIP: The cafe is open 24/7, so you can avoid the crowds by stopping ... read more
      in later at night. Just try to be careful if you bring a bag back to the hotel, or you'll end up dusting the whole place with powdered sugar!
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      Keane

      You're coming here inevitably, but if you want to avoid the crowd, come late at night. It's open 24/7.

      Ashleigh Sabold recommended Cafe Du Monde
      their coffee and beignets are famous! you will most likely have to wait in a long line but its worth it!
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      Sandra Waring recommended Cafe Du Monde
      Those freshly fried beignets (all that powdered sugar!) and that chicory coffee will be the perfect way to start the day for me in New Orleans. It's a must visit when in the French Quarter!
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      Sandra Waring

      Must stop here first...everything good about beignets and coffee is here, and great people watching :)

    • Maison Bourbon Jazz641 Bourbon Street, New ns, LA 70130-2107
      Keane recommended Maison Bourbon Jazz
      There's a New Orleans I've dreamed of visiting as a kid, full of good food, soulful music, romantic courtyards and flickering street lamps. Then there's Bourbon St. Comprised mostly of tacky bars, ... read more
      strip clubs and souvenir stores, this neon mess could make Las Vegas blush. It's a messy frat party—great, if that's your thing—but you can't escape the disgustingly sugary drinks, blaring country music and Coor's memorabilia. But then I found the Maison Bourbon. In the heart of Bourbon St., it seemed the exact opposite of its neighbors: quality drinks, an approachable staff and a classy crowd. Jazz. Not country. Not country-rock or country-folk or country-fried chicken... JAZZ. (This IS still New Orleans, isn't it?) Ed, the bartender, goes over NOLA's current state of affairs as he serves up a well-made, perfectly sweetened mint julep. On stage, Jamil Sharif and his band rock out with multiple sets of great music. (You should've seen the Asian crew in the corner go nuts when they hit, "When the Saints Go Marching In...") It was an amazing place to be. So, I sat there, smiling and even a little misty-eyed, because I found exactly what I was looking for: New Orleans. And Bourbon St. is redeemed of its surrounding sins. Thanks to Ed. Thanks to Jamil Sharif. Thanks to the Maison Bourbon. "Dedicated to the preservation of jazz..." and my childhood vision of New Orleans.
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      Keane

      I had a great time here, even though I was wandering through by myself. Good drink, good music and a friendly bartenders.

    • Trolley Stop Cafe1923 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA
      Pro 2014
      Matthew Crompton recommended Trolley Stop Cafe
      Something of a New Orleans institution, the Trolley Stop Cafe along the streetcar line on St. Charles has excellent diner-type food, and is a go-to place for tourists and locals alike looking for ... read more
      inexpensive eats on the way to or from the Quarter. I'm a particularly big fan of their breakfast menu.
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      Matthew Crompton

      Massive hangover breakfasts on the streetcar line!!!

    • Acme Oyster House724 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130
      Pro 2014
      Matthew Crompton recommended Acme Oyster House
      Do you want to eat awesome NOLA-style seafood (peel-and-eat shrimp, po-boys, and tons and tons of fresh-shucked oysters) while drinking an Abita beer (I prefer Turbodog) and sweating deliciously in ... read more
      the heat? This Quarter institution may well be your place then. It's a place I always visit at least once when I'm in town.
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      Matthew Crompton

      Huge fan of this spot.

    • Tamarind Restaurant935 St.Charles Avenue
      Pro 2014
      Kat Von B (Travelinggreek) recommended Tamarind Restaurant
      This restaurant is exquisite! The Vietnamese-French Fusion is altogether unexpected in a place like New Orleans. Located in the Hotel Modern it is my new favorite place away from tourists where it is ... read more
      possible to just enjoy the atmosphere and the amazing food. The drinks are delicious and colorful. I can highly recommend the Maple Leaf Duck and the Fire Roasted Duck. If you have experienced NOLA be prepared to take it to another level. Fabulous!!
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      Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)

      It's trendy and has a really interesting crowd. Make sure you check out the hotel.

    • Antoine's Restaurant713 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
      Pro 2014
      Kat Von B (Travelinggreek) recommended Antoine's Restaurant
      The oldest restaurant in New Orleans is (for me) also the best! For a large restaurant (14 dining rooms) the service is surprisingly good. The food is everything you expect from New Orleans. The dish ... read more
      that Antoine's is best known for is the Oysters Rockefeller. The Trout Pontchartrain is mouth watering and the Crevettes Remoulade is outstanding! If you want to experience New Orleans than make sure you visit Antoine's.
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    • Central Grocery923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
      Sandra Waring recommended Central Grocery
      This muffaletta sandwich rocked my world. True story - wasn't feeling great on my last day in New Orleans, and got this sandwich on the way to the airport. Ate 2 wedges of this and immediately felt ... read more
      better - I WAS CURED! This is a life giving sandwich. You must try one.
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      Sandra Waring

      Pick up a sandwich here before hitting the bars..it'll help :)

    • Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA
      Sandra Waring recommended Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
      Crazy history here - supposed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the US. It just FEELS historic drinking here. It's definitely worth a visit.
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      Sandra Waring

      A historic place to stop for a drink.

    • Irene's Cuisine539 Saint Philip St, New Orleans, LA 70116
      Sandra Waring recommended Irene's Cuisine
      The dinner I had here was very excellent. Not only was the service great, but the food was heavenly. I remember a Oysters Rockefeller soup - poured once my soup bowl was placed in front of me. The ... read more
      fish was a trout almondine - butter, almonds, fish, with dauphinoise potatoes and green beans. Desserts were lovely too. Their menu changes a lot, and a lot of locals go here. I highly recommend a visit here.
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      Sandra Waring

      Some of the best food I had in New Orleans was at this restaurant, and I feel a lot of locals go here.

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