Doc's Restaurant Recommendations
in the Big Easy

"Dickie Brennan has two world renowned restaurants in the French Quarter," according to Doc. "The Palace Cafe has one of the best lunch menus in America and epicureans throughout the world know all about the excellence of Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse. Both are personal favorites."

Doc Lawrence also dined at Bacco during the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. Here are several writers' impressions of this much-lauded restaurant which adds an Italian accent to this multi-cultural city.

"No trip to New Orleans would be complete without some serious eating . . . with its neoclassic decor and enticing menu . . . BACCO is a Gem!" --Bon Appetit, April 1998

“Even lunch can be a date to remember in New Orleans. BACCO offers a dreamy atmosphere and an impressive three course feast for $12-$16." - Southern Living, February 2000

"Top Ten Taste of 1999" Best 'lovely lunch' bargain in the French Quarter! Haley Gabel heads the kitchen of this pretty, Brennan Family Italian restaurant." --Southern Living, December 1999
"One of New Orleans' 'Best Italian' & 'Most Romantic' Restaurants" -- Zagat Restaurant Survey, 1999

"At BACCO in New Orleans, the cooking is regional Italian in spirit, but made with as many local foodstuffs as possible!" --Restaurant Business, November 1998

"BACCO, The elegant restaurant owned by Ralph Brennan in the Hotel De La Poste, provides a soul-warming glimpse into the Italian heartland, New Orleans Style!" -- WHERE New Orleans, June 1997

"Best Italian Restaurant" -- Reader's Choice Survey, 1998 - 1999

Bacco is Owned & Operated by Ralph Brennan and is located at 310 Chartres Street In the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana Phone: (504) 522-2426 Webpage:


Don't miss award-winning Broussard's in the Quarter

Among other awards and distinctions, Broussard's was a recipient of New Orleans Magazine's 2001 "Honor Roll", was awarded Restaurants and Institutions Magazine's coveted Ivy Award of Distinction in 2000, as well as earning glowing reviews in Fodo's, Zagat, Gusto and Esquire Magazine.

Chef Gunter Preuss of Broussard's has been profiled in the "Great Chefs of New Orleans" series on PBS, and has been the recipient of both Mobil Guide and Travel Holiday awards. Broussard's was the only restaurant in Louisiana to win the prestigious DiRoNA award in 1998 and 1999, and was nominated for the most recent 2001 Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame, the criteria for which include excellence in food quality, service, ambiance and leadership in staff training and motivation.










Broussard's is located at: 819 Rue Conti, Vieux Carre New Orleans, LA 70112

Contact: 504.581.3866 /

While you're in the Crescent City . . .

Enjoy reasonably priced bed and breakfast lodgings in the Faubourg Marigny of New Orleans, near the French Quarter. Jazz, restaurants, bars and Bourbon Street are within easy walaking distance. A clean, comfortable home for you during Mardi Gras, Jazzfest, Southern Decadence, Halloween, and French Quarter Fest as well as year-round.

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OR consider the newly renovated and upscale Elysian Fields Inn Bed and Breakfast located in the Historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Only 5 short blocks to the French Quarter and within walking distance to everything including all of the shops Jazz Clubs and restaurants along the world famous Frenchmen Street. Contact: Elysian Fields Inn New Orleans.

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If you enjoy wine and food, browse these other Doc's News pages:

Doc's Wine Choices

In Vino Veritas

Why We Dine - John Mariani's inspiring essay

Andrea Immer's Great Wine Made Simple

For great restaurants in other cities:

Doc's Restaurant Recommendations

Doc's Atlanta Restaurant Suggestions


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