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High-end New Orleans recommendations?

  1. SweetiePie

    honeydew / 7463 posts

    @LBee: @lawbee11: @mrsjd: since you either live there or recommended Roosevelt - my husbands friend is saying we'll regret staying on canal. He said it's a 4 lane highway to the French quarter and we'll be scared at night and get mugged.
    I don't believe him but can you confirm so I can show my husband Obviously tell the truth though if he's right, haha.

  2. lawbee11

    GOLD / watermelon / 14076 posts

    @SweetiePie: LOL! I don't live there but did go to college there. I spent many a night walking down Canal St. and never felt scared nor got mugged. It is a busy street (a few lanes in each direction plus a streetcar that runs down the center), but I wouldn't consider it a highway. The Ritz is also on Canal...I doubt they'd put two fancy hotels on that st if it were really that dangerous! This is a picture of it.

  3. SweetiePie

    honeydew / 7463 posts

    @youboots: this ones for you!

  4. mrsjd

    clementine / 777 posts

    @SweetiePie: Are you here now? Is that Stanley? Yum! The weather is really great right now. Not too hot.

  5. youboots

    honeydew / 7622 posts

    @SweetiePie: droool. My favorite. Today is my birthday I wish I were there!

  6. SweetiePie

    honeydew / 7463 posts

    @mrsjd: Yes at Stanley! It was incredible! And the weather is perfection!
    @youboots: Awe happy birthday! Wish you were here celebrating! PS - do yourself a favor and next time you go one of you should order the Breaux Bridge Benedict and the bacon-cheese grits.
    Un-freaking believable! Pic attached of everything.

    Thank you all for so many outstanding suggestions! We've hit up many of them and this trip has been awesome so far!

  7. SweetiePie

    honeydew / 7463 posts

    @youboots: This just happened. Hands down favorite meal so far! Husband got the jumbalaya pasta and we both licked our bowls clean. Awesome food!

  8. youboots

    honeydew / 7622 posts

    @SweetiePie: I'm glad my recommendations have served you well

  9. Mommy Finger

    pomegranate / 3268 posts

    Reopening this post as we're going there in mid-late October? Any new recommendations?

  10. SweetiePie

    honeydew / 7463 posts

    ETA: oops. I thought this was my charleston thread for next week! I'll also add any recos for New Orleans next!

  11. SweetiePie

    honeydew / 7463 posts

    Ok highly recommend:

    -Stanley's for breakfast
    -Cafe du Monde (yes it's obvious but worth it. Go early, we got there by 8am and it wasn't crowded. I also have a great article on how to do Cafe du Monde like a local)
    -Mr B's MUST GO!!!!! Get the Mr B's Shrimp it was by far my fave meal the whole trip. Lunch is easier to get res than dinner.
    - Shaya on magazine street. So good.
    - August was phenomenal, but expensive and def on fancier side. Go for a really nice night out to get a little dressed up.
    - Jacques-Imos. No res but go early and you won't wait long. Def def def before 7pm.
    - Gumbo shop - awesome. We went twice for a snack. Can get a small cup of gumbo and it's perfect.

    - carousel bar. Worth waiting to sit at bar (we camped out near bar and pounced when we saw someone get up. They have their version of a pina colada and it's amazing.
    - Pat O'brien's for an original hurricane
    - napoleon house for Bloody Mary - also have muffulettas that are supposed to be great.
    - Brennan's Bloody Mary was also excellent (get bloody bull if you like beef broth. Insane.)
    - Lafitte's - also touristy but still cool.

    Personally, I would skip Antoine's. We went because of the history but it was kinda stuffy and the food was good but definitely not the same caliber as the others mentioned.

    We stayed at the Royal Sonesta which wasn't fancy but we were pleasantly surprised. It was still updated and ask for a courtyard room. No noise from Bourbon and it's really beautiful. It was a fantastic location.

    Segway tour (if interested I'll tell you which company we used). Covered a lot of things like Lalaurie Mansion.
    Street car and rode through garden district to magazine street where we walked around.

    Honestly we just walked a ton and observed. There's so much great live music on the street corners between meals and drinks. Lots of little buildings and alleys that have lots of charm and history. Love love love can't wait to go back!

  12. SweetiePie

    honeydew / 7463 posts

    @youboots: resurrecting this because we are going back later this month. We haven’t been able to stop thinking about the food in the 2 years since we’ve been there.
    You mentioned Dickie Brennan’s - do you still recommend? Have you been to Galatoire’s Steak place?
    We didn’t make it to Landry’s last time - would you recommend Landry’s or Dickie Brennan?
    V important questions. 😂

  13. youboots

    honeydew / 7622 posts

    @SweetiePie: Dickies by far! We went twice. Landry’s is more grab shrimp at the bar for a quick meal.

  14. SweetiePie

    honeydew / 7463 posts

    @youboots: Done!

  15. SweetiePie

    honeydew / 7463 posts

    @youboots: what are the must orders at DB?


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