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A June 2009 trip to New Orleans by MilwVon

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Quote: A weeklong dining extraveganza while in New Orleans for a mix of business and fun.

Deanie's

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Restaurant | "OMG - Too Much Food!"

Deanie's Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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I had been to Deanie's on my last visit to New Orleans and remembered how good it was. What I forgot was just how much food is served, especially if you order one of their many combo platters available. (Check out their $48.95 Giant Seafood Platter that includes shrimp, oysters, soft shell crabs, catfish and crawfish stuffing balls.)Deanie's is first and foremost a southern seafood place. This means fried food at its best. There is also the option to have your seafood broiled for most items. As we looked through the menu, our server brought us a small bowl of red potatoes that had been boiled in the same seasoning they use for their crawfish and crabs, which were very spicy. They made for ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 1, 2009

Deanie's
841 Iberville Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
(504) 581-1316

The Alpine Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Outstanding, Even if a Repeat"

The Alpine Restaurant Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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The Alpine is owned by the same folks as Oceana Grill, our dining spot earlier in the week. The menus were pretty much identical, except that the prices at The Alpine were a little more than at Oceana Grill. The interior decor was more of what I envision as New Orleans' French Quarter and equally comfortable as what we experienced at Oceana.Dinner for me on this night was the crab cakes ($22) which I had to order the crawfish sauce on the side, afraid I might not like it. While caution is my nature, especially with dining out, in this instance it was not necessary. It really was delicious and added to the flavor of the crab meat. The sides that accompanied my entree were boiled red potatoe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 30, 2009

The Alpine Restaurant
620 Chartres Stret
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
504-523-3005

Oceana Grill

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Restaurant | "French Quarter Dining Experience"

Oceana Grill Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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A block from Bourbon Street, the Oceana Grill was a very nice find out of the hustle and bustle of the tourists moving about on an early Monday evening during a nasty thunderstorm.As we entered we were quickly taken to a table right in the bar area. Since the entire premises were non-smoking, the bar area was just fine with us . . . especially since the Brewers were on ESPN on the TV over the bar.The menu was a simple one pager (11x14 laminated) with a lot of what you would expect from any restaurant in New Orleans. Appetizers included things like crab cakes and barbequed shrimp. They also have salads and a full assortment of desserts. We both had a dinner salad to start our me...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 29, 2009

Oceana Grill
739 Conti Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 525-6002

Star Steak & Lobster House

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Restaurant | "Blues, Jazz and Beef"

Star Steak & Lobster House Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Star Steak & Lobster is located just inside the French Quarter, a couple of blocks from the many hotels along Canal Street. For us, it was a short four block walk from our timeshare resort and very convenient.As we entered, it felt like a step back in time, perhaps to the 40's or 50's. It was still early so we pretty much had the place to ourselves at 6;30pm but that was to be short lived. By the time we left, the place was jammed, thanks in part to an early evening thunderstorm that sent a group of young women rushing for cover (and the bar).The live jazz music was provided by James Dee, the house's one-man band who plays Wednesday through Sunday. He played a percussion sy...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 28, 2009

Star Steak & Lobster House
237 Decatur St.
New Orleans 70130
(504) 525-6151

Daisy Dukes

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Restaurant | "You Have to Know It's Here!"

Daisy Dukes Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Thanks to Restaurant.com, we found it for our first breakfast in town! Daisy Dukes is located about a block from Canal Street, the main thoroughfare along the side of the French Quarter. So many of the restaurants in and around the Quarter look like little more than dives from the outside. Do not let that keep you away, however, as this is a real gem.Let me get the first question taken care of . . . no there are no little hotties in short shorts. In fact, everyone we saw working on this particular Sunday morning were men wearing long pants (thankfully).When you enter, there are around six or seven tables mostly together in groupings to seat six or eight. There is also counter s...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 28, 2009

Daisy Dukes
121 Chartres Street
New Orleans 70130
(504) 561-5171

Mother's

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Restaurant | "Just as Good as I Remembered"

Mother's Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Having been here in New Orleans for the SHRM Conference in 2004, Mother's was something familiar and safe for our first night in town. It was good to know that they've been around since 1938, so it was a safe bet they'd still be here five years later.We arrived at around 7:30pm and as before, there was a line of around 20 people waiting to get into the place. This is a good sign as they control the number of patrons they allow in to avoid crowding in the front area of the restaurant. It is in this front area where you walk by (still in line) to see the various items they have available . . . including jambalaya, beans & rice, shrimp creole, seafood gumbo and their world famous po bo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2009

Mother's
401 Poydras St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 523-9656