When you want to sit down for a long lunch and really try to eat your body weight in oysters, hop on the St. Charles streetcar and take it to Superior Seafood in the Garden District. With white tile floors, lots of exposed wood, and tie-clad servers, this place has a kind of high-end throwback feel, but is still casual enough to just walk into when you pass by and find yourself craving seafood. Besides oysters, the barbecue shrimp and blackened fish Napoleon topped with crawfish etouffee are both great for sharing with whoever else joins you on your mid-day binge.
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You should eat your weight in oysters while in New Orleans, and Casamento’s on Magazine Street is the number one spot to do just that.
There are 288 reasons to come to Barrel Proof in the Lower Garden District, and they’re all whiskey.
La Petite Grocery
La Petite Grocery is where to go in the Garden District for great modern Creole food, and the best bowl of turtle ragu you’ll ever eat.
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St Roch Market
Bring your friends to St. Roch Market when everyone wants something different, or when you’re in the mood for Vietnamese or Egyptian food.
Parkway Bakery & Tavern
For the best po’boy in New Orleans, head to Parkway in Mid-City and you won’t be disappointed.
Jacques-Imo’s in Uptown is part-restaurant, part-party, and one place in New Orleans that could never exist anywhere else.
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When you want a taste of true, classic New Orleans, grab lunch and 25 cent martinis at Commander’s Palace in the Garden District.
Next door to the restaurant is Cochon Butcher, which is way more casual than its neighbor, but still serves great sandwiches and drinks.
Compere Lapin in the Warehouse District is a great group dinner spot, with large tables, a diverse menu, and lots of interesting wine.
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