The attorney in this Little Things Matter story is not a travel agent. He took a little time to give his client some tips that would make his client’s NOLA trip more successful. By the way, you may want to keep the tips in case you plan a NOLA trip – I know I’m keeping them.

The client told me he was going on a trip to NOLA.   Given that I went to school there for 7 years, I took the time to send this email unsolicited.  It was very much appreciated.


  1. W on Poydras – Right next to the casino and has a great bar by the name of the Whiskey Blue.   It’s expensive, but worth considering if you have Starwood/Amex points or a highly compensated general counsel.
  2. The Ritz Carlton on Canal – They give great rates if you’re a shell employee.  I’ve stayed there before as a “Shell employee.”  We can discuss over dinner.
  3. The Windsor Court –  I am staying there in October for $200 a night.  Great hotel right next to the W.
  4. The Intercontinental on St. Charles – This is just two blocks from Canal street and a bit more low key.  I have stayed there many times and they have great rates for a 4 star hotel.



  1. NOLA – In my view, the best restaurant in the City.  It’s an Emeril (sp?) restaurant.
  2. Redfish Grille – A bit more casual, but great food.  Right on Bourban Street near Canal.
  3. Jaquimos -Uptown near Tulane.  Very good food.

If you want to go fancier, consider Commander’s Palace, Antoines, Gallatoires or Arnaud’s.  Also, you might consider a drink at the “old absent house” on Bourbon before dinner.

  1. Mother’s on Poydras – Best Cajun/soul food in town.  Worth the wait.
  2. The Gumbo Shop – In the quarter.  Very solid.
  3. Camillia Grille – Uptown by Tulane.  This is a NOLA institution.