One last Sid-Mar comment. They are really good w/ boiled crawfish and crabs, too. If crabs are on the menu, grab some. They’re very meaty, and spiced just right. Don’t forget to devour the lovely, yellow crawfish fat if you’re lucky enough to have a good amount in your crawfish.
Am I being asked about Felix’s, or was that question in regards to something else? We went on an eating weekend last Thanksgiving, and crammed in as many meals as possible, which was 3 a day plus repeated beignet trips to Cafe du Monde. I found the seafood at Felix’s very flat tasting. Maybe it was an off hour, as it was late.
If you go to Galatoire’s go at an off hour—say 11:30 or 2:00 for lunch, as it’s always mobbed and they take no reservations. Their redfish is wonderful, as is anything with lump crabmeat. Sigh…
There are enough fabulous eating places in N.O. to keep you going for a LONG time.
The splurge at Commander’s (lunch) would cost three times as much in Manhattan; it’s a terrific deal!