106114431_6da2a0e8fd_zWith Fat Tuesday having passed, the timing seems right to consider lodging and restaurant recommendations for those who occasionally venture to New Orleans for Fifth Circuit oral arguments.

When I asked the 607 members of the Texas Appellate Law LinkedIn Group about their preferences, the response was overwhelming. The information was so helpful that I couldn’t resist sharing the top recommendations here.

Hotels within easy walking distance of the John Minor Wisdom Courthouse

Of these, the Lafayette was an overwhelming favorite, even if some were bothered by nearby streetcar noise. Le Pavillion, Hotel Monteleone, and Windsor Court also received multiple votes.

Restaurants

Fifth Circuit and Crescent City veterans, what establishments are missing that ought to be included here?

Image courtesy of Flickr by Mark Gstohl.