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Harrahs / New Orleans suggestions?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by Loston815, Nov 12, 2015.

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  1. Loston815

    Loston815 Tourist

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    I'm heading to New Orleans for my 32nd bday in December. This will be my first time in NOLA and wanted to see if you have any recommendations on what I should do? My wife has been there once and says the food is amazing, so she did her research on places to eat, but other suggestions will be great. We're also bringing our 4 month old baby so not going to be doing a lot of drinking/partying. Any good restaurant/ places to eat in Harrahs?

    I'm a diamond CET player so I might be trying out the diamond lounge. Never been to a diamond lounge before so not sure what to expect. Wil be staying at the Marriott for 2 days and Harrahs for 2 days.

    How are the tables and minimums? How is the cash no limit Hold'em tables? Im mainly a blackjack, roulette player and poker player.

    Thanks.
     
  2. zoobrew

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    I found the diamond lounge to be very good, great drinks and good food. From what I have read, since my visit in April they have placed some restrictions on what your are allowed, but I would still visit. The link has more info including a diamond lounge menu. If you find World War II interesting, The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is great. If you can get a Harrah's room that faces the River, it is fun to watch the ships go up & down the river, it was also fun watching the storms.

    https://sites.google.com/site/sevenstarsinsider/harrah%27sneworleans

    http://www.nationalww2museum.org/visit/index.html
     
  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Last poster is right on. Food inside the casino is okay - steak house that is middle of the road, and a few fast food joints, plus buffet. The hotel is actually across the street. There are lots of food options outside the casino and a Ruth Chris's in the hotel lobby.

    You mentioned baby - of course baby will not be able to enter the casino. Being December, it has been known to get chilly down there. Watch the forecast.
     
  4. NewOrleansSlimm

    NewOrleansSlimm Low-Roller

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    yep, no kids in the casino at all, not even for food. the weather will be cold, remember that we have lots of humidity down here so its a wet cold and 45 degrees will feel like low 30s

    as for food, great places everywhere, too many to list...they have taxis, pedicab bikes and uber...honestly it depends on the pedicab but although nice and open ride, sometimes a cab is cheaper.

    im there pretty much every thurs-sat so i can help you out if need be
     
  5. BayouBengal

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    With a baby it'll make things a little more difficult. Luckily there is plenty within walking distance. Couchon and Couchon Butcher routinely get good reviews. I've done brunch at Café Adelaide which is basically across the street from the hotel. And the touristy thing that I still enjoy is beneights at Cafe Du Monde
     
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    Touristy thing at cafe du monde, lol.... I live here and still love that place...cheap too

    Harrah took the list down as they are changing it a bit but if your up for using reward points at 2:1, they have a bunch of restaurants in the city that they partner with.

    Good thing you got Marriott first cut honestly the the rooms are small, Harrah will spoil you in size all around, especially if you get a junior suite, good thing about Marriott though it's on the edge border but in the French Quarter...charters st that runs along the side is only open to foot traffic for construction so you won't have to worry about cats right there
     
  7. MoneyToBurn

    MoneyToBurn Low-Roller

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    I love this place- http://www.mosquitosupperclub.com/ , and if you're lucky, duck will be on the December menu. Two babies at the last one I went to, so no problems there. I didn't think much of the Harrah's restaurants. Besh Steak is OK, but not the place for infants. Grand Isle was OK too, in the mall just outside the hotel, but after that, ugh.
     
  8. Loston815

    Loston815 Tourist

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    Thanks for all the input so far. How stroller friendly is New Orleans? I know most of the places are walking distance but was just curious if I should consider packing a stroller or use a baby carrier.
     
  9. BayouBengal

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    Along Canal Street you'd be fine. Some streets in the quarter will have narrow and/or bumpy sidewalks. Magazine Street and Convention Center would be mostly fine. People do it all the time just be prepared to bob and weave. Riverwalk Mall and Jax Brewery will be easy to navigate.

    I'm personally a fan of the mufalettas at central grocery. If you venture out, my go to poboy shop is Parkway Tavern in mid city. I think you can have kids on the patio of The Bulldog so head towards uptown!

    And don't forget to have a lucky dog!
     
  10. leo21

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    The restaurants in Harrah's are skippable. I would take a bus tour and just plan on walking around. There is a trolley but it didn't run on schedule when we tried to take it.
     
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