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2 night in New Orleans

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2 night in New Orleans

We are 4 NY chefs going to New Orleans for a girls weekend 50th birthday celebration. finding it difficult to narrow down restaurants, bars, nightlife for such a short stay. We like off the beaten path, authentic creole food, love to drink and enjoy music every step of the way. Any advice for us? Heading down last wknd in Jan. Please advise!

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1. Re: 2 night in New Orleans

Welcome to this board. Wealth of info posted daily. Read recent post "Four Day Itinerary" and other recent posts. Commanders Palace, Galatoires, Broussard's, Antoine's, Arnaud's, Bon Ton Cafe would be a good place to begin. I really enjoy Muriel's, Orleans Grapevine, Mr B's Bistro. Must have: Char Broiled Oysters..Acme, Felix's and the originator Drago's all do them well, BBQ Shrimp at Mr B's to die for. PoBoy debate goes on but I enjoy NOLA PoBoy, 900 Block of Bourbon. Crawfish season has begun so try to take in a crawfish boil. For music check out Offbeat.com. The Frenchmen St area is a hot area right now with places like DBA, the Spotted Cat, Blue Nile. Peche Restaurant, August, Herbsaint, Cochon, Root, Mila also receiving great restaurant reviews.

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2. Re: 2 night in New Orleans

Spidermac hit a great mix above....

Also, since girls just want to have fun...

Try and make a stop at Susan Spicer's Bayona restaurant.

Also plan on breakfast or lunch at the Red Gravy on Camp St near Canal. New Jersey girl chef with a nice mix of NOLA and Italian.

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yes, I'd certainly add Bayona for 4 female chefs! Consider Antoine's for lunch--it's a bargain at $20.14 with 25 cent drinks. We ate at Le Petite Grocery on our last trip and had a fantastic meal (sort of deconstructed Southern food). We enjoyed it. Cochon is great for modern Cajun food. Commander's is probably the best of the Creole restaurants. It is hard to get "off the beaten path" in New Orleans, but if you want to leave the French Quarter, I'd suggest Dante's Kitchen or Brigtsen's (across the street from each other, Uptown).

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4. Re: 2 night in New Orleans

Also check out nola.eater.com. Too many great places to dine!

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5. Re: 2 night in New Orleans

If you do add Bayona to your list, you might wish to mention that you are four chefs, when making the reservations. Chef Spicer might even be there to conduct a private tour for you? When my nephew was a sous-chef (at another restaurant), one of his responsibilities, was to conduct kitchen tours for guests "in the industry."

Also, for a bit of "change-o-pace," look into MiLa, in the CBD (Central Business District). It features an interesting blend of Mississippi & Louisiana (hence the name) from a husband and wife chef team. We have always found it to be quite good.

Enjoy, and travel safely.

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Thanks everyone! Its really dificult to narrow it down! Susan Spicer is one of our favorite chefs and we're excited to go to Bayona! Also going to do Commanders or Galatoires and Acme! You've all been super helpful! Much appreciation!

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7. Re: 2 night in New Orleans

take a look at the French quarter ratings and reviews section of local long time food reviewer Tom Fitzmorris at www.nomenu.com as we have found him to be extremely accurate.

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8. Re: 2 night in New Orleans

I recommend for sure Acme Oyster Bar, Jagerhaus (German Food) and Saints and Sinners (Channing Tatum restaurant).

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