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Old 07-31-2011, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Hi y'all!

We're passing through on a 'scouting' mission to NO and Mobile regarding possible relocation.

We're noticing that a LOT of fine dining in NO is jackets-only for dinner and not very kid friendly. This is very foreign to us, so I wanted to pop in and see if some locals could give some guidance for some good, unique restaurants in NO that are cool for kids and not formal (nice jeans, button down shirt).

We're accustomed to being able to walk into ANY place in Austin like this, and most welcome our children as well, as long as they are well-behaved and we pay the fat tab.

Is there any hope for some mid/upper end options for us, or are we doomed to Applebees.

TIA for any help! We're really looking forward to visiting and checking out some 'hoods and looking around in both cities.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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Applebees?!?! Under no circumstances are you to eat at Applebees when passing through New Orleans.

There are very few places here would require a guy to wear a jacket, namely Galitoire's, Commanders Palace, and maybe Antoine's. Anywhere else and you're pretty much good to go. They are plenty of other options depending on what kind of food you're looking for.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Applebees?!?! Under no circumstances are you to eat at Applebees when passing through New Orleans.

There are very few places here would require a guy to wear a jacket, namely Galitoire's, Commanders Palace, and maybe Antoine's. Anywhere else and you're pretty much good to go. They are plenty of other options depending on what kind of food you're looking for.
Thanks, rb. Yeah, Applebees is definitely a bad, bad joke.

But thank you for the clarifications. A lot of places on Yelp say 'No' to kids, so we're trying to feel it out. Finding more the deeper we dig.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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Acme Oyster House in the Quarter, Ralpj and Kacoo's, the places that border on Jackson Sq. Not the "fine dining" you cited but fun and no hassle. Most "fine" dining places don't have many kids b/c of the prices. Easily $75/person and up. Google the restaurants you are interested in and look for the menus. They will post their dress requirements as well.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Acme Oyster House in the Quarter, Ralpj and Kacoo's, the places that border on Jackson Sq. Not the "fine dining" you cited but fun and no hassle. Most "fine" dining places don't have many kids b/c of the prices. Easily $75/person and up. Google the restaurants you are interested in and look for the menus. They will post their dress requirements as well.
Thanks, SB. We're not so worried about the pricing as we are the attire. We don't want to cause a stir, but also are very accustomed to taking our children with us, even to finer eateries.

I'll take a peek at those you've listed. We're excited about coming through!
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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And I guess while we're on the topic, do y'all have any recommendations for something very unique (creative chefs) in NO?

Something like one of the following two in Austin:

Uchiko Menu - tastings

July- Small Plate Offerings | Barley Swine

Not necessarily the same 'core type' of restaurants, but something a little more 'out there', but still wonderful.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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For out of this world fried seafood and the like, go to Deannie's on Lake Avenue in Metairie. Very laid back and family friendly. Don't go to the one in the Quarter, though. It isn't as good.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:40 PM
 
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Cochon or Oceana Grill for upscale but probably kid-friendly dining. Unique NOLA cuisine too.

Parkway Bakery (best option for a po-boy and family dining). The Joint for BBQ. Theo's if you want pizza. Mona's for Mediterranean (there are several in the city, the Banks Street location might be your best bet w/the family). Antoine's Annex or Creole Creamery for ice cream (also, Angelo Brocato's, though I've never had their ice cream).

Camellia Grill if you want to bring the fam somewhere with an old-school diner vibe.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Thanks, y'all!

We were unsure on Cochon (kids, attire), so we may hit Cochon Butcher instead. But Cochon is *exactly* up our 'alley'.

Thanks to everyone for the recommends!
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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I highly recommend you peruse the site at the other end of the link below. Many restaurants have summer menus right now that are a price-fixed three course meal.

The New Orleans Menu By Tom Fitzmorris
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