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Eating in New Orleans

Lynn and I took a trip to  New Orleans this past Spring. We arrived on Easter Sunday and met up with our friends Patrick & Paula the next day and stayed until the following Monday – eight nights in all. Aside from Lynn’s unfortunate accident – she tripped on the street and fell on her face which resulted in a trip to the Tulane Hospital Emergency Room and them a trip to an oral surgeon the next day to have her teeth relocated, the trip was enjoyable.

Easter Sunday we stayed at

From Monday to Monday we stayed at Place D’Arms Hotel very much in the French Quarter near St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square.


Places we had a great breakfast:

  • New Orleans Cake Cafe & Bakery, 2440 Chartes Street, New Orleans 70177. ByWater neighborhood.Corned Beef Hash at Cake Cafe NOLA Most excellent corned beef hash, Eggs Benedict, baked goods. A line but I’d stand in line there any day.
  • Elizabeth’s Restaurant, 601 Gallier St, New Orleans, 70177. ByWater Neighborhood. Good food, artsy ambiance. Very good, not fancy.
  • Surrey’s Cafe and Juice Bar, 1418 Magazine Street, New orleans. Garden District. Good breakfast choices – shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict.

Other places we enjoyed:

  • Cochon, 930 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans 70130. We ate there our first night, Had wood fired oysters, excellent.
  • Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 739 Iberville St, New Orleans, 70130. French Quarter. We ate there 3 times. Totally enjoyed the barbecued oysters the first two time, but not so much the third time. Nice place to eat. Across the street from Acme Oyster House.
  • Eat, 900 Dumaine St, New Orleans, 70116. A popular farm-to-table type restaurant in the French Quarter. We got in late without reservations but reservations are recommended. Excellent smoked ribs, fried green tomatoes, bread pudding (and we usually don’t like bread pudding.) Next time we go I’d like to try it for brunch.
  • Jacques-Imo’s, 8324 Oak Street, New Orleans, 701118.
    Interior Jacques-Imo's

    Interior Jacques-Imo’s

    If we had to choose which place was best for us, this would win. An eclectic menu. Where else can you get a slice of a savory alligator cheese cake toped with shrimp?Great food, drinks, and service. Relaxed atmosphere and VERY popular. We went in just as they opened. The place was filled within 20 minutes!

  • Commander’s Palace, 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, 70130. Garden District. We ate lunch at this famous restaurant  and Garden District landmark.for lunch. The fried catfish, green tomatoes, flaming bananas Foster, and 25 cent martinis were excellent. No shorts or open toed shoes (for men) at lunch. An elegant restaurant from the service to the ambiance to the china, well worth the visit and the experience.
  • Three Muses, 536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116. It’s on Frenchman Street, just outside of the French Quarter. This place offers jazz combos during dinner. Dinner was great! All small plates, and each was delicious. Excellent drinks as well.
  • Cane and Table, 1113 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.  IN the French Quarter. They classify themselves as ‘prototiki.’ They had interesting rum cocktails and Caribbean-inspired food. A good place for cocktails and light food, but if we were more hungry we would have tried some more substantial faire.

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