Quality Inn & Suites Maison St. Charles
1319 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 522-0187
Fax: (504) 529-4379
This home away from home, is bathed in rustic European charm. La Madeleine, the quaint cafeteria-style restaurant is conveniently accessible. The restaurant is filled with plain wooden furniture and the staff in white coats and hats, gives it a countryside feel. La Madeline features a country breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as baked breads and pastries. Make sure you try their famous tomato basil soup and their Caesar salad.
This turn-of-the-century restaurant has operated out of an old New Orleans home since 1895. Since Emeril's Delmonico New Orleans' re-establishment in 1997, the restaurant has been in the hands of world-famous chef, Emeril Lagasse. Warm Southern hospitality, as well as memorable food, makes this a popular spot with locals and visitors. As expected, the menu boasts classic items revitalized with Lagasse's inventive style of Creole cuisine. Appetizers include Turtle au Sherry and Emeril's Barbecue Shrimp. Entrees include Pan Roasted Mississippi Farm Raised Quail, Sautéd Rainbow Trout and Hickory Roasted Duck.
Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or out on a casual date, Miyako Sushi Bar & Hibachi guarantees you a sensational time. Miyako is famous for teppanyaki cooking by hibachi chefs. Sushi items like nigiri sushi, maki sushi rolls, hand rolls and sashim are made with the freshest ingredients. Service is excellent and staff is knowledgeable. Relished by even those with the most discerning taste, the Miyaki experience is definitely unforgettable.
Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Thai cuisine all have their place on the Hoshun menu. This St. Charles Avenue Asian fusion restaurant features appetizers from Crab and Crawfish Rangoon to Tossed Thai Beef Salad and entrees from General Tso's Chicken to Pumpkin Seed Plum Duck. For those who crave a raw food fix, Hoshun's sushi bar serves up sashimi, sushi, and a variety of special rolls with names like the Hard Rock Roll and Hoshun's Treasure.
For those who are too wary of a restaurant that serves you the whole nine yard's, Lucky's Bar & Grill would just be the kind of place that would appeal to you. Open round the clock, this establishment is frequented for its delicious marinated chicken sandwiches and fresh aromatic burgers off the grill. The bar also features karaoke for the one who wishes to let out a tune or two. Apart from serving tasty food, Lucky's is also known for it's interesting themed days and benefit events like the 'Dog Day Afternoon' and 'Annual First Cut Benefit' held in the past.
Voted the "Best Louisiana Cajun Restaurant" by Louisiana Life, Michaul's Live Cajun Music Restaurant boasts the greatest viewing spot in the city for Mardi Gras. Live cajun music and free dance lessons make this the most festive dining experience in the French Quarter! The specialty here is authentic Cajun cuisine. Such culinary delights include Alligator Sauce Piquant which is a tender alligator in Cajun stew and the Catfish Pecan (catfish rolled in egg butter and then pecans). To wash it all down Cajun-style, try Michaul's Mamou Brew with a 32 ounce souvenir cup. Now this is Southern grub! This place opens at 6pm from Monday to Saturday.
Chef Phil Yandolini utilizes recipes inspired by his grandmother and his Tuscan heritage to create rich Italian food in a swanky, contemporary atmosphere called Bravo! Italian Kitchen. Tall ceilings and Corinthian columns are enveloped in the romantic sounds of big band music. The air is filled with an exciting upscale style that compliments the hustle and bustle of the open kitchen. Starters such as antipasto or stuffed portobello mushrooms are worth trying. Wood grilled entrees include Chicken Pomadoro, and Filet Mignon. Lunch specials are reasonably priced as are brunch specials on Sunday.
Avenue Pub has a menu to fulfill food cravings at anytime of the day or night — very convenient for this on-the-run city life. This local flavored pub offers a nice selection of drafts and food, with a jukebox and pool table providing the entertainment. Here you will always find interesting locals and the occasional tourists, all having a good time in this delightful haunt. Sit by the windows facing the Saint Charles Avenue and watch the world go by while you sip on a chilled drink and a meal. It doesn't get much more refreshing than this.
Houston's is for romantics and close friends, outfitted with low lighting and large comfortable booths. Representing the restaurants local roots, are the flags of Louisiana and France that adorn the beautiful vaulted ceiling. The bar sits to one side allowing those awaiting their table to listen to the piano; or to enjoy a drink while they look out over the restaurant. Houston's American cuisine is wonderful plus moderately priced and the wait staff is dedicated to creating a superb dining experience. Reservations are not accepted and the restaurant can be busy on weekends; be prepared for a half-hour wait or more.
Southern cooking gets a contemporary twist at this elegant restaurant located within the The Hotel Modern. The expansive dining room is a cheery space featuring light hues, helped by ample natural light during the day. There's also a little outdoor section. The lounge offers a refreshing change of character, with cool hues and a funky carousel-themed wallpaper. Chef Mike Nirenberg helms the kitchen, offering creative versions of Southern favorites. Brunches are an especially popular affair. Hang out at the bar for a diverse choice of cocktails and bourbons. Check website for more.
Cafe Reconcile, a cheerful dining spot, is a non-profit concern that assists out-of-school youngsters with employment. Walk in to be seated and served by bright and chirpy teenage trainee servers. The brightly lit informal dining room is crammed with locals at all hours. Items on the menu rotate with the days of the week. Find solace in the spicy chicken and sausage gumbo or creamy white beans and shrimp. Munch on salads or drool over delicious po-boys. For those with a sweet-tooth, the wide range of desserts won't disappoint you. This cafeteria style neighborhood joint is truly in a league of its own.
Homemade ice cream and wonderfully hand-crafted sodas lure folks into The Soda Shop. This casual John Besh café in the World War II Museum takes visitors back to the days of the counter-service soda shop. Besh uses artisan ingredients to create sweet treats, like the Steen's Cane Syrup Cupcake, House-Made Marshmallow Cream Pie and Very Very Local Berry Shakes. Need something with a little more substance? Order one of The Soda Shop's sandwiches, like the Grilled Pimento with roasted jalapeno country ham, or the Bad Mamma Jamma with pork gravy. Moreover, breakfast is served daily until 1030a - Bethany Culp