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New Orleans 2011

A January 2011 trip to New Orleans by tobert

Embers Steak House Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana More Photos
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Royal Sonesta Hotel

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Hotel | "Amazing location on Bourbon, nice enough room."

Royal Sonesta Hotel Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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This hotel was exactly what I wanted. It was right on Bourbon street and within easy walking distance to the entire French Quarter, the river and the streetcar. We booked this hotel for one night leaving on a cruise the next morning.Check in was quick (although they originally couldn't find my reservation). We were given a room on the 5th floor facing Bourbon, and were allowed to check in early. Although most people who write reviews of French Quarter hotels, complain about the noise, I'm going to complain about the opposite. We wanted to open our window so we could hear the jazz music being played at the restaurant across the street, but the window was sealed shut. You could still hear th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 13, 2011

Royal Sonesta Hotel
300 BOURBON ST
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
504-586-0300

Embers Steak House

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Restaurant | "Cool location for people watching, terrible service. Food wasn't bad."

Embers Steak House Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Being our first time in New Orleans, we decided to stay around Bourbon Street for our weekend visit. We had walked past The Embers a few times and the second floor dining balcony looked just right for watching the craziness happening on Bourbon St below. We were there on a Saturday night, with pretty good weather so Bourbon street was pretty crazy. The first floor of the restaurant was empty. The second floor was pretty full inside, and unfortunately the balcony was pretty busy as well, so we got a table facing the side street. A table facing Bourbon quickly opened up, so we asked to move, but we were told by the waitress that we couldn't. Apparently they wouldn't be able to change us over to the diff...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 13, 2011

Embers Steak House
700 Bourbon St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
+1 504 523 1485

Cafe Du Monde

Restaurant | "A must in NOLA. Beignets were great. Line was not."

Cafe Du Monde Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Cafe Du Monde was on our must see list in New Orleans, and we're glad we went. It was a bit rainy and the line was very long, but it did move fast. It allowed us time to take some pictures of the surrounding area. The seating was a bit crazy. There did not seem to be a dedicated host, yet there was someone who was pointing at tables. But the tables weren't yet clean, and you felt like you had to run to it for fear that it would be taken. Given the line, there was no way to request a certain area of the restaurant. Like I said, our day was rainy, so it would be have been nice to be in the inside part of the restaurant.The Beignets were delicious, but they really put too much powdered sugar ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 13, 2011

Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
(504) 525-4544