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Seafood Towers in NOLA restaurants


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#1 LoveToEatATL

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 04:48 PM

Could anybody give me a suggestion for a restaurant that serves an iced seafood tower? Visiting from Atlanta next month and would love to indulge.

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#2 KatieLoeb

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:42 PM

If you find somewhere, I'd suggest calling ahead and confirming that there are some oysters other than the ubiquitous Gulf oysters available. Gulf oysters are delicious cooked, but taste more than a bit like mud when they're raw. With all due respects to NOLA and the cuisine there, I was sorely disappointed in the raw oysters. Wouldn't you rather enjoy some of the other cuisine that they're famous for and maybe have that seafood tower somewhere up north (on either coast) where there's colder waters and more selection? I'm clearly spoiled from working at an oyster bar, but last time I ordered the raw oysters at Acme was the last time I'll order raw oysters at Acme. Maybe some of the more upscale places have a better selection? I certainly didn't see the sort of variety I'm accustomed to seeing here in the Northeast, even at some of the other places around town. Seemed the answer to "what kind of oysters do you have today?" was always the same. "Gulf." I think Bourbon House had a few different kinds IIRC.

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#3 LoveToEatATL

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 08:11 AM

Hi Katie, we plan on making many reservations while we are there (Bayona, Stella, August....to name a few), but wanted the seafood tower as well. We are not strangers to NOLA, but thought someone might have a suggestion.

Anyone?

Edited by LoveToEatATL, 25 January 2010 - 08:17 AM.

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#4 HungryC

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 08:54 AM

Of course our local restaurants serve Gulf oysters....umm, eat locally and all that? John Besh's restaurant Luke has plateaux des fruites de mer, with your choice of oysters, mussels, littleneck clams, shrimp, ceviche, etc. Here's Luke's starters menu with details.

If you must have non-Gulf coast oysters, try GW Fins, which is one of the only places in town to offer non-indigenous oysters.

#5 LoveToEatATL

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:00 AM

Of course our local restaurants serve Gulf oysters....umm, eat locally and all that? John Besh's restaurant Luke has plateaux des fruites de mer, with your choice of oysters, mussels, littleneck clams, shrimp, ceviche, etc. Here's Luke's starters menu with details.

If you must have non-Gulf coast oysters, try GW Fins, which is one of the only places in town to offer non-indigenous oysters.


Thank you HungryC!! Luke's was exactly what I was looking for. Making reservations now.

Edited by LoveToEatATL, 25 January 2010 - 09:02 AM.

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#6 MikeHartnett

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 08:25 AM


Of course our local restaurants serve Gulf oysters....umm, eat locally and all that? John Besh's restaurant Luke has plateaux des fruites de mer, with your choice of oysters, mussels, littleneck clams, shrimp, ceviche, etc. Here's Luke's starters menu with details.

If you must have non-Gulf coast oysters, try GW Fins, which is one of the only places in town to offer non-indigenous oysters.


Thank you HungryC!! Luke's was exactly what I was looking for. Making reservations now.


Iris also has non-Gulf oysters, although I don't know why you'd come here to eat oysters from Washington.

#7 saturnbar

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 08:56 AM

"I don't know why you'd come here to eat oysters from Washington."

Me either.

Edited by saturnbar, 02 February 2010 - 08:56 AM.


#8 LoveToEatATL

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 01:45 PM

"I don't know why you'd come here to eat oysters from Washington."

Me either.


I wouldn't! :laugh:
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