Best Food spots in New Orleans?....

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In or close to the quarter: Mothers, Acme Oyster House, Cafe Du Monde for beignets. Other places you should hit up if you have the chance : Jacques-imo's, Franky and Johnny's, Camellia Grill (make sure to go here). New Orleans is awesome.
 
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Originally Posted by eight2one

I know you're new to NT, but you gotta go to the regional section

 - same thing i came to post, then did a double take like Dirty of all people should know better.
 
....however, i say check out Food Network for shows where the host went there. i live 45 minutes away and we took a trip and visited 3 places Guy Fieri went to on his show and a place Rachael Ray went to downtown. everything was good but i dont know the names to any of the places. make sure you get a real po-boy though.
 
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Originally Posted by i am toddzo

In or close to the quarter: Mothers, Acme Oyster House, Cafe Du Monde for beignets. Other places you should hit up if you have the chance : Jacques-imo's, Franky and Johnny's, Camellia Grill (make sure to go here). New Orleans is awesome.
Every morning 
 
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Originally Posted by eight2one

I know you're new to NT, but you gotta go to the regional section


just wander around the  french quarters and walk into somewhere that looks appealing.

taste is subjective, and so is life. experience to your likings, not someone else.
 
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Yo Dirtylicious,

I went to NO last year for my 21st birthday! It's awesome. I'm sure you'll love the atmosphere, the people, and the FOOD. Top four spots me and my gang went to:

1. Jacques-Imo's Cafe (get the alligator cheesecake)

2. Acme Oyster House for (Chargrilled oysters and raw oysters)

3. K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen for a quick cafeteria style lunch. I got a blackened shrimp po-boy


4. Gumbo Shop (Gumbo obviously, the BBQ shrimp is delicious as well)

I'm not sure if you drink, but if you do you'll love this place twice as much. Have fun!


... now im hungry
 
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What's that one spot with the "BBQ" Shrimp? That %$*+ looked BOMB on Triple D.....
 
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Make sure you get some Beignets from Cafe Du Monde (in the french quarter) http://www.cafedumonde.com/

if you want some great food and a quirky new orleans atmosphere go to 
Jaques-Imo's (its on oak street) http://www.jacquesimoscafe.com/
Get the Alligator Cheesecake (trust me its amazing...its one of their best apps!)

Also D!ck and Jenny's has some great new orleans food 
http://dickandjennys.com/

If you want a good new orleans Po-Boy try Parkway Bakery and Tavern 
http://www.parkwaybakeryandtavernnola.com/

alternatively 

Mother's Restaurant has some HUGE po-boys and some tasty new orleans food http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/ 


And for good music/nightlife GO TO FRENCHMEN STREET (its on the outskirt of the french quarter...where the locals go) Great jazz, funk, blues on that street on any given night. http://www.drinkgoodstuff.com/no/default.asp

est in 1856 Tujaques Restaurant http://www.tujaguesrestaurant.com/
it doesn't get more new orleans then this! This place is delicious and about as old school as it gets. (in the french quarter)

Matt and Naddies 
Restaurant http://www.matandnaddies.com/web/

Best Burgers in the city PORT OF CALL (winner of best burger for many years and running) http://portofcallnola.com/ On Esplanade in the quarter. "that's some good burgers walter" 

Central Grocery Muffulleta
http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=122

The Gumbo Shop http://www.gumboshop.com/
In the french quarter. Pretty good gumbo nice patio area if its a nice day 


Muriels http://www.muriels.com/
In jackson square (the french quarter)

Pascal's Manale http://www.neworleansrestaurants.com/pascalsmanale/ 

Acme Oyster House http://www.acmeoyster.com/ 

Drago's Restaurant http://www.dragosrestaurant.com/
Really good charbroiled Oysters! highly recommended! 

Evan's Famous Creole Candy http://www.evanscreolecandy.com/
get yourself some Pralines. yum

Crescent City Brewhouse http://www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com/
Micro-Brewery in the french quarter. Serves food and has a live jazz band at night. 

Camellia Grill http://www.camelliagrill.net/ 
Great diner food in the riverbend area. Make sure you get one of their famous "freezes" 

The Columns Hotel http://www.thecolumns.com/

BARS:
Cooter Browns http://www.cooterbrowns.com/
Uptown in the the "riverbend" area. Tons of great beer on draft and pretty good food too! Lots of tv with all different kinds of sports on. 

The Maple Leaf Bar http://mapleleafbar.com/
On Oak Street (next door to jaques-imo's mentioned above) Great local music every night! 

Tipitina's http://www.tipitinas.com/
Great live music! Local and touring acts

Dos Jefes http://dosjefescigarbar.com/

Pat O'Briens http://patobriens.com/patobriens/
Located in the french quarter. home of the famous Hurricane. 

Tropical Isle http://tropicalisle.com/
home of the "hand grenade" 

on the fancier side of things
Antonie's Restaurant http://www.antoines.com/
and
Commander's Palace http://www.commanderspalace.com/
The Court of Two Sister http://www.courtoftwosisters.com/


Things to see/do:

Audubon Zoo & Aquarium of the Americas http://www.auduboninstitute.org/ The zoo is located "uptown" and the aquarium is right by the french quarter. Both are top quality! 

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World http://www.mardigrasworld.com/

Jackson Square http://www.jackson-square.com/

The Cabildo http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/cabildo/cabildo.htm
the site of the Louisiana Purchase Transfer ceremonies in 1803 and our State's most important historical building

The New Orleans Museum of Art http://www.noma.org/
Located in beautiful City Park. Check out the sculpture garden right outside its a great thing to do on a nice day! 

Hope this helps.
 
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If it's upscale food:

-August- has been voted one of the top 50 restuarants in the US (owned by John Besh) If you can do the Chef's table.
-Stella- Fusion restaurant, amazing...
-Galetoires-  one of the cities oldest restaurants a lot of people have lunch and literally stay and have dinner as well.

Casual/fine dining:

-Luke- French/German Brasserie (John Besh)
-Brigstens- French/Creole (Frank Brigsten) cool setting in an old home and great service
-Bacco's- Italian w/ local ingredients (owned by the Brennan family)
-Cuvee- Neo French

Some of the best low key places:

-Casamento's on Magazine- best oysters in town (only open during oyster season)
-Dooky Chase- best soul food (a New Orleans icon)
-Central grocery- best Muffuletta

If you need other information to do with New Orleans let me know.  I've lived here for nearly 30 years. 
 
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