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Old 03-09-2010, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock
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I know this is a very broad query; but I recently moved to the Gulf Coast, and family is wanting me to take them over to your city for an evening out.

They've all done the whole New Orleans experience before. We were thinking of just going to a nice restaurant, since the city is so close.

Do any of you have a recommendation for a restaurant that's not ultra fancy but still is a really nice place? I hope I can clarify more here -- not an Antoine's, but maybe a less famous place that takes reservations. Again, sorry about the broad question, as I'm sure there will be many answers to this. And feel free to not limit the choices to Orleans Parish.

Also, it would preferably be a place that has good seafood for my family but the fish smell is not overwhelming (mother gets sick with smells ). And I don't really eat seafood , so a place that serves good non-seafood as well would be a plus. Yeah, yeah, I already get crap in Mobile over not liking seafood.

Thanks for any info y'all can give. I know I'm not desperately seeking advice on a neighborhood or asking about a school system, but I thought I'd ask the best experts around!
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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La Boca is great if you like steak. I don't eat steak (hubby does) so I order the pasta du jour & sides. The desserts are outstanding. Tommy's is a wonderful Italian place. Dante's Kitchen is great as is Mandina's. Is there anywhere specific you were thinking of going?
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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As much as mother's is still my favorite place in New Orleans (I know, I know, but I have to give it a plug heh)...there was a really good restaurant across Canal St from the JW Marriott called the Palace Cafe. Great food in a great environment, a bit upscale but not too upscale. Make sure to order the bananas foster...it's delicious and cooked tableside!
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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Mat & Naddie's on River Road has great food in a casual atmosphere.
mat and naddie's restaurant, new orleans (http://www.matandnaddies.com/web/index2.asp - broken link)
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:00 PM
 
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As much as mother's is still my favorite place in New Orleans (I know, I know, but I have to give it a plug heh)...there was a really good restaurant across Canal St from the JW Marriott called the Palace Cafe. Great food in a great environment, a bit upscale but not too upscale. Make sure to order the bananas foster...it's delicious and cooked tableside!

The Palace is one of the many eating establishments owned by the Brennan family in NOLA. I've never had a bad meal at any of their places, but I would rather dine at Court of Two Sisters. Excellent!
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Denver
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My fave New Orleans restaurant is Jacques'imo's on Oak St. I think they do reservations for parties of 5 or more.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock
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Thank you all for the recommendations! I will look into those places!
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Ms. Fury mentioned Tommy's. OMG eyes roll up in the back of your head good!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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I'll vouch for Jacque-Imo's too. Had a fantastic meal there. The restaurant isn't fancy, but the food is borderline fancy and very good.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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Jacque-Imo's = very rich food, and large portions . . . I try to stay away.
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