(shrimp po boy)
On the first floor of the Astor Crowne is where my favorite shrimp po boy in New Orleans is located - Bourbon House.
I had a lot of shrimp po boys while I was in New Orleans but the po boy at Bourbon House was, in my opinion, the best. Here's why - they use bigger shrimp compared to some of the other places in town I visited and the shrimp were fried to a juicy, golden perfection. "Dressed" [mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickle - (also known as the class IB anti-arrhythmics. Google that one kids)] inside a soft, Leidenheimer French bread...it's simply magical. You see those fries in front of that behemoth of a sandwich? They're crispy, seasoned beautifully and awesome. A great compliment to the po boy. At about $1-2 more or on par in terms of price with its competitors, I'll take the Bourbon House po boy any day and lots of it while I'm in New Orleans.
Also very tasty is the seafood gumbo at Bourbon House. This seafood gumbo is excellent but can't really be compared to the other traditional gumbos in town because the taste is different. This gumbo is cleaner and more refined whereas the other local gumbos are more reminiscent of what you'd expect of New Orleans gumbo. One isn't better than the other per se, just a different type of gumbo.
Final Thoughts - loved the shrimp po boy at the Bourbon House and I recommend checking this place out for lunch or dinner.