1303 W Esplanade Ave, Kenner, LA 70065
When we first moved to the city this was the only seafood place that we got a whopping amount of food for very inexpensive. Not a pretentious place, but not the greatest service. However, the food is great and we visit it once a week. It was one of the first places to open after Hurricane Katrina.
Nirvana Indian Cuisine
4308 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
This is the spot. There were a couple of restaurants I NEEDED to open after Hurricane Katrina and this was at the top of my list. Buffet is always plentiful, delicious, hot (temperature and some spicy dishes) with a wide selection to choose from. Service has always been great. We try to have lunch there once a week at least. Try a mango fruit drink, even though it'll set you back about $3.
841 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
If you're looking for a place for no thrills, kid-friendly sample of seafood this is your place. Although it was recommended in AAA magazine, we'll pass next time. The food was decent, the service reminded me of a greasy spoon diner place and the ambience--what ambience--a teenage hangout?
144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
My husband and I took my mother, who was visiting NOLA, and we're glad we did. The service after the lunch rush was great. Her dish was wonderful. Ours werent' so great. The servings weren't big at all, but we were happy to experience such an upscale place. However, park somewhere cheap because you'll end up paying a lot for a meal and almost as much in parking if you're in a 10-block vicinity.