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#41 George K

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 10:21 PM

 

Check out Plas D'Armes Hotel!  this one is my favorite! wub.gif

How far from the Amtrak Station?
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Bit over a mile and a half.

 

https://www.google.c...2d29.958753!3e2


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 09:06 PM

Got back from NOLA about 2 weeks ago, and a couple of comments:

 

1) This is the first trip that my wife and I have taken, alone, in decades. Last time was to DC in the 1990s. We thought we'd splurge a bit, and so we stayed at the Ritz Carlton on Canal St. It was pricey, but oh, goodness, was it worth it. The attention to detail, the friendliness and service were without par. 

 

2) Cafe du Monde. Yes. VERY overrated. The begniets (did I spell that right?) were very good. The coffee was so so. The service was non-existent. I really don't understand the hype about the place. Loud, crowded, noisy. Meh.

 

3) I'm not a fan of seafood (don't ask - it has to do with my upbringing). So I was looking for someplace to eat where The Management could get lobster, and I could get something else. We ended up at the Star Steak and Lobster House on Decatur St. 

 

https://sites.google...bsterhouse/home

 

The decor was, well, 19th century brothel. But the service was great, and the food was quite good. Couple of lobster tails, strip steak, a couple of cocktails and we got out for about $110 including tip. Nothing fancy, but good food and live music. Easy to get to off the streetcar.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:52 AM

I stayed at the Canal Street Inn a few years ago. It's a bit pricey now but a nice place for a splurge.

You can reach it by streetcar from NOUPT (train station) using the Rampart-St. Claude line from the station and connecting with the Canal St. line.

www.canalstreetinn.com/

 

The secret with enjoying the Café Du Monde is bypassing the lines in the outside open-air seating area and head directly inside to the enclosed A/C area.  Service is quicker and usually tables are available without a wait.  Morning Call moved out of the Quarter to Metairie in the early 70s unless they have reopened in the Quarter in recent years.

 

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