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THE RAZOO - Notes on New Orleans from the StarChefs Editors



One of the beauties of New Orleans is that you can get a fantastic meal for eight dollars or eighty dollars, and anywhere in between. Many who have traveled to the Big Easy speak reverently of the muffaletta as if it were ambrosia or some other food befitting a deity. Every other word out of their mouths is "po' boys."

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International House Hotel
Hotel Le Cirque
Loft 523
Hotel Monaco
Pere Marquette
The Ritz-Carlton Maison Orleans
The Windsor Court Hotel
HOTELS
FQB
Nick's
Molly's at the Market
Razoo
BARS

RESTAURANTS
Restaurant August
Bayona
Cobalt
Commander's Palace
Restaurant Cuvée
FQB
The New Orleans Grill
Herbsaint Bar & Restaurant
Lilette
Marisol
Mother's Restaurant
Muriel's
René Bistrot
Stella!
Uglesich's
Wolfe's of New Orleans

 

As our editorial tasting trip to this culinary Mecca approached, the StarChefs team mapped out our dining itinerary so that half our meals fit into the eight-dollars-or-under price range. Beignets, étouffée, gumbo, jambalaya. The list of “must-try” foods was extensive, but we were determined to understand the Creole craze. The other half of our meals were earmarked as part of an exploration into the haute cuisine scene.

Our sampling of the city’s cheap eats proved hit or miss, but we do offer the following disclaimer. Our small team did not conduct a scientific taste test, nor did we have a thorough sampling of the city’s low-cost grub. The muffaletta’s that we encountered were giant cardboard sandwiches loaded with slimy deli meats and limp lettuce. One editor tried a shrimp étouffée po’ boy in order to obtain two “must-trys” for the price of one. The étouffée filling was bland and mushy, and the bread bordered on stale. Another editor’s seafood gumbo was under-seasoned and gummy.

Much to our delight, we found these classics superbly executed at Muriel’s in Jackson Square. Under the expert care of Chef Erik Veney, po’ boys, gumbo, and étouffée were well textured, perfectly seasoned, and rich in flavor. Lunch here cost just a bit more than at the typical “eight-dollar” establishments, but we all agreed that it was worth spending a little extra for food that was more satisfying.

A round of traditional candied pralines elicited mixed reactions from the team; the acknowledged sweet-toothed editors among us were pleased by the sugary confection, but the others complained about the cloyingly sweet candy. One standout in the cheap eats category was the golden fried beignets smothered in powdered sugar at Café du Monde, accompanied by a mug of their chicory coffee with warm milk and sugar. Perfection.

Our overall assessment of New Orleans’ cheap eats was that they were a fundamental part of the food culture, but by no means the most compelling of the city’s offerings.

Our adventures in haute cuisine proved more gratifying. What we discovered during these pricier tastings was that New Orleans cuisine is much more than just Creole. The Big Easy’s food scene is a vast frontier with scores of establishments, both grand and cozy, that explore beyond the borders of typical Creole cuisine.

Chef Susan Spicer rules this culinary kingdom. At Bayona she brilliantly executes innovative renditions of familiar fare, for example Asparagus Flan with Smoked Salmon-Potato Salad. Spicer is also a partner in recently opened Herbsaint, a casual contemporary bistro in the Warehouse District. Chef Donald Link holds court there, and, like Spicer, he focuses on rich and flavorful dishes like Arugula and Endive Salad with Rabbit Croquettes.

At Stella!, the formal service appropriately matches the elegant townhouse setting and the handsome antique furniture and paintings. Chef Scott Boswell’s preparations and presentations are impressive, including the Crayfish-Stuffed Squash Blossom with Lobster Cream Sauce. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Marisol, where an intimate dining space opens up on an outdoor garden. Chef/owner Peter Vasquez, who runs the restaurant along with his wife and a tiny staff of two, has captured the attention of New Orleans foodies. Vasquez strives to punctuate his dishes with unusual ingredients like whistle garlic and fiddleheads.

Our editorial team felt truly at home in the Soho-esque dining room of Restaurant August. Chef John Besh charmed us with an esoteric tasting menu featuring asparagus in every dish. The dessert - white asparagus rhubarb cobbler with buttermilk ice - was surprisingly simple and subtle.

At Restaurant Cuvée, we discovered a place where the focus is on the fundamental Creole dishes that have otherwise disappeared from the New Orleans food scene. These authentic dishes reflect the influences of France and Spain on the foods of Louisiana. The oenophiles among us were agog over one of the city’s most extensive wine lists.

Even more thrilling than finally locating well-executed traditional New Orleans cuisine was discovering the places that redefine the classics with creative twists and bold interpretations. At FQB in the Ritz-Carlton Maison Orleans, Chef Matt Murphy doesn’t just churn out ordinary seafood gumbo; he serves a velvety duck gumbo with wild mushrooms.

And at Wolfe’s, Chef/Owner Tom Wolfe builds on the traditional Creole cuisine by applying innovative techniques and styles. Caviar and Dungeness crab in a cold avocado soup with heirloom tomatoes, micro-arugula, roasted sweet peppers and a spicy lobster oil: can we get an “Amen?”

By the end of our journey, the StarChefs editors concurred that we had tasted the essence of New Orleans, one of the country’s most vibrant and entertaining culinary destinations. We had experienced not only the city’s traditional Creole fare, but also its inventive new cuisine.

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HOTELS


International House Hotel
221 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 553-9550

This fashionable boutique hotel located two blocks from the French Quarter features vintage Louisiana folk art. The lobby display is ever-changing, with voodoo magic during the summer, headdresses made by Mardi Gras Indians for Carnival, and oversized images of Louis Armstrong in August.

 

  • Rooms: 119
  • Rates: $113-$398
  • Amenities:
    CD players outfitted with cool jazz tunes
    Vases filled with colorful Louisiana wildflowers
    Fitness center equipped with Cybex bikes and other workout essentials
  • Credit Cards: AE, MC, V, DC
  • What to Do: Check out Loa Bar, a hypnotic, candle-lit spot with Gothic church mirrors on the walls.

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Hotel Le Cirque

936 Saint Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA
Phone: (888) 782-9722

Hotel LeCirque combines creative architecture and design with authentic local décor. Located halfway between the Garden District and the French Quarter, it is a great hotel for those who are interested in exploring both areas of New Orleans. A discounted car service is available for guests, making it especially easy to get around the city.

  • Rooms: 137
  • Rates: $69-$298
  • Amenities:
    Access to full service gym
    Concierge Services
  • Credit Cards: AE, MC, V, D
  • What to Do: Work off dinner by taking a dip in the swimming pool or shooting hoops at the gym.

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Loft 523
523 Gravier St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 200-6523

This truly boutique hotel calls itself “a sexy sophisticated sanctuary.” The ultra-modern yet intimate lodging is located in downtown New Orleans, near Harrah's Casino and the Riverwalk. The bathrooms are to-die-for, spacious and spa-like, with luxurious bath amenities. Each bathtub is made by the Italian manufacturer Agape and resembles a cappuccino cup.

  • Rooms: 18
  • Rates: $149-$495
  • Amenities:
    Wireless Internet Access In Rooms
    Phone Service W/voicemail
    Shoe Shine Service
    24 hour access to International House's fitness center
  • Credit Cards: AE, MC, D, V
  • What to do: If you’re feeling flush, when you make your reservation order the milk bath package – for $495 you’ll get a one-night stay, double occupancy, and whenever you want, an attendant will set up a luxurious milk bath for you and will deliver glazed donuts.

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Hotel Monaco
333 Saint Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 561-0010

This luxury hotel with a residential feel is a former Masonic Temple built in the mid 1920s. It is located just blocks from the French Quarter. As with all Monaco’s, the hotel is pet friendly, with pet services ranging from delivering food and water bowls to your room to providing an information card with local veterinarians and pet sitting services listed, as well as a map of great dog walks in the neighborhood. The staff is friendly and funky and delivers great service. Unlike most hotels in the area, high-speed internet access and business center are complimentary. What’s more, Cobalt, the restaurant located in the hotel, serves up unbelievably satisfying comfort food.

  • Rooms: 250
  • Rates: $129-$409
  • Amenities:
    "Tall Rooms" available with 9-foot king sized beds
    Complimentary high-speed Internet access
    Two-line phones
    Complimentary evening wine service
    Complimentary morning newspaper
  • Credit Cards: AE, MC, V, DC, D, Carte Blanche, Japan Credit Bureau
  • What to Do: Enjoy your pet goldfish. (If you don’t bring a pet, they’ll provide a low-maintenance one for you!)

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Pere Marquette
817 Common St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 525-1111
Fax: 1 504-525-0688

This contemporary hotel with a 50’s art deco feel is not the typical lodging owned by Marriot. It’s a cool, happening place with attentive service and a great location just 2 blocks from the French Quarter. Rooms are small but comfortable and have that same retro feel as the rest of the hotel. Order room service and you’ll get a fabulous meal from the kitchen of Chef Rene Bajeux of Rene Bistrot located inside the hotel.

  • Rooms: 275
  • Rates: $99-$265
  • Amenities:
    2-line phones
    Voicemail
    Data ports on phone
    High-speed internet access provided by STSN
    Newspaper delivered (Mon-Fri)
  • Credit Cards: AE, V, MC, D, DC
  • What to Do: Take a dip in the pool or just stay in your room and order up breakfast, lunch and dinner from Rene Bistrot.

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The Ritz-Carlton Maison Orleans
904 Iberville St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 670-2900
FAX: 504-670-2864

You’ll get attentive, white-glove service in this well-appointed Ritz-Carlton, just like in any other hotel by that name. The similarities end there though. At the Maison Orleans, you’ll be transported to an intimate English country manor located in the French Quarter. Sip a cocktail and listen to jazz in the hotel restaurant, FQB (French Quarter Bar), or sit and enjoy the sophisticated comfort food there, expertly prepared by Chef Matt Murphy.

  • Rooms: 75
  • Rates: $219-$415
  • Amenities:
    Full-service spa with fitness center and beauty salon
    Complimentary continental breakfast
    Ample bathtubs with Jacuzzi jets
    CD/DVD players with an extensive complimentary library
    High speed Internet access (not complimentary)
  • Credit Cards: AE, MC, V, DC
  • What to Do: Order daily spa bath service in your room.

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The Windsor Court Hotel
300 Gravier St.
New Orleans, LA
Phone: (888) 596-0955
FAX: (504) 596-4513

An elegant hotel for discriminating guests who enjoy a formal experience. The attentive staff is mostly British, and they will cater to your every need. If you forget your toothpaste, they’ll whisk a tube up to your room right away, at no charge. Rooms are well-appointed, and the suites include a living room and kitchen. The infinity edge pool is beautifully lit at night, offering a breathtaking spot for a stroll. The hotel restaurant, The New Orleans Grill, serves superb food in a formal setting.

  • Rooms: 324
  • Rates: $180-$538
  • Amenities:
    Telephones with two incoming lines equipped with data port capabilities
    RJ45 high-speed internet access
    Nightly turndown service with imported chocolates or Windsor Court pralines
    Remote controlled VCR/television
    Italian marble bathrooms
  • Credit Cards: AE, MC, V, D, DC, Eurocard
  • What to Do: Enjoy afternoon tea in the library.

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RESTAURANTS


Restaurant August
301 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130-2408
Phone: (504) 299-9777

For a moment, you might think you’re in Soho instead of the Big Easy when you first encounter this restaurant’s loft-like setting, with columns and high-ceilings. Chef John Besh’s menu is cause for a second double-take. He is known to serve unusual fare, like a tasting menu with asparagus in every dish, including dessert. Besh’s food is about fresh ingredients and simplicity, and the result is delicious.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Terrine of Cherokee Purple tomatoes with white asparagus soup

    White Asparagus and Rhubarb Cobbler with Buttermilk Ice
  • Hours:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am-2pm
    Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm

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Bayona
430 Dauphine St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 525-4455

StarChef Susan Spicer’s flagship restaurant has been highly acclaimed by many important food publications. She thrills her customers with innovative renditions of familiar fare; her play on the usual PB & J becomes a sophisticated Cashew Butter, Pepper Jelly and Duck Sandwich.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Asparagus Flan with Smoked Salmon-Potato Salad

    Shrimp or Crayfish Clemenceau

    Cashew Butter, Pepper Jelly & Duck Sandwich

    Pork Medallions with Prosciutto, Fontina and Marsala Sauce
  • Hours:
    Lunch:
    Monday-Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm
    Dinner:
    Monday-Thursday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 6:00pm – 11:00pm

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Cobalt (in the Hotel Monaco)
333 Saint Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Cross Street: Perdido Street
Phone: (504) 565-5595

Located in the Hotel Monaco, Cobalt is a surreal experience with a fanciful décor all in primary colors. The cuisine is also unbelievable - comfort food like you’ve never seen before. You won’t be able to get enough of Chef Brack May’s Sexy Scallion Grits.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Pan Seared Shrimp and Scallops with White Wine, Lemon Zest, and Roasted Garlic over Sexy Scallion Grits

    Pan Seared Halibut over Parmesan Gnocchi with Louisiana Crab, Fresh English Peas and Tomato Confit

    Bruce’s Banana Crème Pie
  • Lunch:
    Sunday 8:30 am-10:30am
    Monday 7am-10am & 11:30am-2pm
    Tueday-Friday 7am-10am & 11:30am-2pm
    Saturday 8:30am-10:30am
    Dinner:
    Sunday 5:30pm-10pm
    Tueday-Friday 5:30pm-10pm
    Saturday 5:30pm-10pm

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Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Ave.
Cross Street: Coliseum Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Phone: (504) 899-8221

Commander’s Palace is a New Orleans institution and perennial favorite among tourists. For quintessential classics from the Big Easy, Executive Chef Tory McPhail won’t fail you.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Oysters and Caviar Trufant

    “Deep Dish” Rabbit and Foie Gras Pie
  • Lunch:
    Monday – Friday 11:30am-2:00pm
    Dinner:
    Monday – Sunday 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Jazz Brunch:
    Saturday 11:30am-1:00pm
    Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm

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Restaurant Cuvée
322 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 587-9001

In this brick-walled dining room, Executive Chef Bob Iacovone serves Creole Continental fare, prepared with the area’s freshest seasonal ingredients. Cuvée aims to recover the fundamental Creole dishes that have slipped below the city’s radar in recent years. These dishes reflect the influences of France and Spain on the foods of Louisiana.

With one of the most extensive wine lists in the city, Cuvée is an important destination for wine-lovers.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Braised Pork Breast with Jicama-Citrus Slaw

    Char-Grilled Plaquemines Parish Oysters with Parmigiano-Reggiano and White truffle Oil

    Grilled Filet of Beef with Balsamic Sweet Onion-Charred Tomato Relish
  • Hours:
    Lunch:
    Monday-Thursday 11:30am-2:30pm
    Dinner:
    Monday-Thursday 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday 6:00pm-11:00pm

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FQB (In the Ritz-Carlton Maison Orleans)
904 Iberville St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 670-2900

Chef Matt Murphy turns out pure culinary indulgences in this surprisingly laid back restaurant and bar. You’ll be blown away by his sophisticated comfort food like duck gumbo and seared crab cakes.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Duck Gumbo

    Seared Crab Cake

    Mushroom Fresh Herb Crusted Snapper

    Seared Scallops
  • Lunch:
    11:00am-2:30pm
    Dinner:
    5:00pm-11:00pm
    Day menu:
    2:30pm-5:00pm
    Jazz Brunch:
    Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm

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The New Orleans Grill (formerly The Grill Room, in the Windsor Court Hotel)
300 Gravier St.
New Orleans, LA 70130-2417
Phone: (504) 523-6000

The New Orleans Grill is the ultimate in formal dining in New Orleans. In the foyer, an elegant Lalique crystal table holds magnificent floral arrangements. The grand circular staircase visible from the lobby will take your breath away, as pianist Michael Pellara effortlessly strokes the keys of a grand piano. The setting is perfect for Chef Jonathan Wright to serve his complex dishes, expertly constructed with layer upon layer of glorious flavors.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Horseradish Cream with Beet, Jelly Cured Tuna and Sea Urchin Emulsion

    Truffled Scrambled Eggs

    Roasted Lobster with Confit Tomatoes and Eggplant en Presse
  • Hours:
    Breakfast: 7:00am-10:30am
    Lunch: 11:30am-2:00pm
    Dinner: 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-2:00pm

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Herbsaint Bar & Restaurant
701 St Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Cross Street: Girod Street
Phone: (504) 524-4114

The restaurant is named after the anise-flavored liqueur, Herbsaint, a specialty of New Orleans. Chef Donald Link offers refined cuisine in a relaxed setting. The focus is on the food in this quiet location away from the din of the French Quarter.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Gumbo of the day

    Arugula and Endive Salad with Rabbit Croquettes

    Fried Frog Legs with Fresh Fines Herbes

    Beef Short Rib on Potato Cake with Dijon-Horseradish Dressing
  • Hours:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday-Friday 5:30pm-10:30pm

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Lilette
3637 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115-2553
Phone: (504) 895-1636

Located amid Magazine Street’s famous antique shops, the atmosphere at Lilette is charming old New Orleans. Chef John Harris’s contemporary French and Italian menu is a pleasant alternative to the Creole food of many New Orleans restaurants.

  • Recommended dishes:
    White Truffle Parmigiano Toast with Wild Mushrooms, Marrow and Veal Glace

    Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter and Parmigiano Cream
  • Hours:
    Lunch:
    Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-2:00pm
    Dinner:
    Tuesday-Thursday 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 6:00pm-11:00pm

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Marisol
437 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116-2014
Phone: (504) 943-1912

A husband and wife team, plus a sous-chef and waiter comprise this tiny but exquisite gem of a restaurant. Chef Peter Vasquez prepares the hippest cuisine in the city and goes out of his way to bring you unusual ingredients like whistle garlic and fiddleheads.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Pan Crisp Sweetbreads, Whistle Garlic, Citrus Zest and Fava Beans

    Hudson Valley Foie Gras served over a Sushi Rice Cake
  • Hours:
    Lunch:
    Tuesday-Friday 11am-2pm
    Dinner:
    Friday-Saturday 6-11pm
    Sunday brunch:
    11am-2pm

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Mother's Restaurant
401 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130-3207
Phone: (504) 523-9656

Tourists eagerly queue up for down-home grub at this notorious dive, which is said to serve the best Po’ Boys in town. Service is cafeteria style, with a counter or two for leaning while you shovel. Kids love this place. Reservations not accepted.

  • Recommended dishes:
    'Ferdi Special' Po’Boy, a combination of baked ham, roast beef, debris (the roast beef which falls into the gravy in the oven), shredded cabbage and condiments, including Creole mustard
  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday 5am-10pm
    Sunday 7am-9pm

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Muriel's
801 Chartres St. at St. Ann
New Orleans, LA 70116-3206
Phone: (504)568-1885

If you want to know what traditional New Orleans food is all about, Muriel’s is the place to go. Chef Erik Veney executes the classics like po’ boys, seafood gumbo, and crawfish etouffée. His food is well-matched by the décor, an authentic New Orleans dining room that is both beautiful and casual.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Oysters Muriel

    Shrimp Remoulade

    Pecan Crusted Puppy Drum
  • Hours:
    Lunch:
    Wednesday-Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm
    Dinner:
    Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:00 pm
    Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm

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René Bistrot (in the Renaissance Inn)
817 Common St.
New Orleans, LA 70112-2307
Cross Street: Carondelet Street
Phone: (504) 412-2580

Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, René Bistrot is well worth a visit. Chef René Bajeux executes marvelous dishes, including the most incredible whole fish. In addition to serving heavenly grown-up fare, the kitchen will keep youngsters happy with kid-appropriate meals.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Moules Basquaise

    Foie Gras Sauté

    Demi Canard au Miel et Vinaigre
  • Hours:
    Breakfast:
    Sunday-Thursday 6:30am-10:30am
    Friday-Saturday 6:00am-11:00am
    Lunch:
    Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-2:30pm
    Friday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm
    Dinner:
    Sunday-Saturday 6:00pm-10:00pm

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Stella!
1032 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: (504) 587-0091

Service is formal at this restaurant which occupies an elegant townhouse and is decorated with beautiful antique furniture and paintings. Accountant-turned-chef Scott Boswell has an unabashed love of food and delights in sharing it with his guests. Boswell’s time spent working alongside Jean-Georges Vongerichten shows in his impressive dishes.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Crayfish Stuffed Squash Blossom with Lobster Cream Sauce

    Scallop Seared with Andouille Sausage & Vegetable Hash

    Almond and Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with House Lamb Sausage, Parmesan Gnocchi
  • Hours:
    Dinner:
    Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 6:00pm-10:30pm

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Uglesich's
1238 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70113-1204
Phone: (504) 523-8571

Kids adore this little hole-in-the-wall that is open weekdays for lunch only. Chef Anthony Barone serves cheap New Orleans eats straight-up without fanfare. Grits, fried green tomatoes, po’boys, and fried oysters are easy to come by here. Don’t save room for dessert, because you won’t find any here. No reservations and no credit cards accepted.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Fried Pasta Shells

    Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms

    Bar-B-Que Oysters

    Etouffée
  • Hours:
    Lunch: Monday–Friday 10:00am-4:00pm

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Wolfe's of New Orleans
7224 Ponchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone: (504) 284-6004

It’s well worth the trip out to Lake Pontchartrain for Chef Tom Wolfe’s contemporary Louisiana cuisine in a homey setting. Protégé to Emeril Lagasse, Chef Wolfe spent years in powerhouse kitchens in New Orleans. Now at the helm of his own restaurant, he challenges the traditional dishes of the Big Easy by applying innovative techniques and styles.

  • Recommended dishes:
    Steen’s Cane Syrup Slow Roasted Duck

    Cedar Plank Grilled New Zealand Lamb Tenderloin
  • Hours:
    Lunch:
    Monday–Friday 11:30am-2:00pm
    Dinner:
    Monday–Saturday, with reservations starting at 5:30pm

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BARS

FQB (In the Ritz-Carlton Maison Orleans) Drinks include six different types of Bloody Mary's and four different types of oyster shooters. Local jazz vocalists and pianists, including Jeremy Davenport, Banu Gibson and Karin Williams perform nightly until 2am. Continental jazz brunch is served every Sunday, with live jazz, from 11:30am-2pm.

  • 904 Iberville St.
    New Orleans, LA 70112
    Phone: (504) 670-2900
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Nick's A downright dive, the slogan at Nick’s is "Looks like the oldest bar in town!" This dark nightspot features billiards and occasional live music. Go for the drinks with vulgar names, many of which involve cream. Equally vulgar are the undergarments hanging from the ceiling.
  • 2400 Tulane Ave.
    New Orleans, LA 70119-7557
    Cross Street: S Tonti Street
    Phone: (504) 821-9128
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Molly's at the Market Molly's Irish bar is a French Quarter favorite, attracting an assortment of locals and tourists. There's Guinness on tap and the pints are cheap. The kitchen in back will grill you a burger to soak up the beer.

  • 1107 Decatur St.
    New Orleans, LA, 70116-2605
    Phone: (504) 525-5169
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Razoo In New Orleans parlance, "razoo" can be used when you want to get something before someone else does. For example, "Let's get to the movie early so that we can razoo good seats." You needn’t worry about razooing drinks at Razoo because there are plenty to go around. Three-for-one specials are served every night at this Bourbon St. watering hole.

  • 511 Bourbon St.
    New Orleans, LA
    Phone: (504) 522-5100
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 Published: Feb 2004
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