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Best Desserts in New Orleans?

I think the best desserts in New Orleans are at Coquette. They got a new pastry chef recently who has been changing the dishes up frequently, and while I haven't had all of them, the ones I have had have been fantastic. The strawberry dessert they have on now might be my favorite dessert ever. By extension of this, I imagine the desserts at Sweet Olive are rocking too, since it's the same chef.

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Coquette
2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

Sweet Olive
931 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Feb 22, 2012
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Sweet Olive: New Restaurant from the Coquette Team

I went in to get a cocktail last week (based on the strength of the cocktail programme at Coquette) and ended up ordering a couple dishes a la carte. They were flawless. I cannot wait to go back in and do the whole tasting.

Feb 08, 2012
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Any great restaurants open Sunday for a romantic dinner?

Coquette is also open Sunday night. It fits your criteria and is very good.

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Coquette
2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

Oct 28, 2011
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Patois or herbsaint?

I have had varied experiences at Herbsaint, so of the two, I would recommend Patois. However, I would recommend Coquette over either of them. Great food and cocktails as well as a great wine list.

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Herbsaint
701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Coquette
2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

Oct 12, 2011
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magazine street restaurant for a large party

I agree. Coquette is good for large groups.

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Coquette
2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

Oct 12, 2011
richardhorner in New Orleans

After A Long Night Drinking...............

definitely.

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Clover Grill
900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Jun 02, 2010
richardhorner in New Orleans

Should I fit Jacques-Imo into my list of meals???

that is quite the coincidence. My mom visited last week and we did all those places, including Jacques-Imo. She liked them all and I would try to fit in Jacques-Imo if you can. It's a great, unique experience that offers something that you won't find at any of your other selections. Another spot you might want to try to fit in is Coquette, on Magazine St. Really great food. They do dinner every night (except Sunday) and lunch like, Thursday-Sunday.

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Jacques-Imo's Cafe
8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118

May 17, 2010
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Best Burger in NOLA?

Down The Hatch in the LGD has a great selection of interesting combinations. I've never been disappointed there. Also, they have great sides and drinks specials.

Apr 16, 2010
richardhorner in New Orleans

The Bulldog...........

The food is good. I've never gone there for a meal, but have enjoyed a variety of bar snacks (chili cheese fries, nachos, etc). I think that's really the kitchen's purpose as the beer is definitely the main focus (about 50 on tap and countless varieties in bottles)

Mar 28, 2010
richardhorner in New Orleans

What to bring home from NOLA?

Zapp's chips, Crystal Extra Hot Sauce (never seen it anywhere else) and Praline's from Tee Eva's on Magazine St

Mar 23, 2010
richardhorner in New Orleans

Soft Shell Crab: Spring 2010

I just recently had the softshell loaf at Casamento's. It is very good.

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Casamento's Restaurant
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Mar 22, 2010
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Visiting on Business

if you want to get a sandwich, I would recommend Parasol's on Constance St for a po boy, roast beef is a fav, and Casamento's on Magazine St for anything seafood related. For dinner, I think that Jacques-Imo's is fantastic. It was described to me as "traditional New Orleans food on acid". I think that that description is accurate, if a little odd. However, once you go there, you'll understand. Granted, none of these places are in walking distance from the French Quarter, but they're all worth a visit and easy to get to on the street car.

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Casamento's Restaurant
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Jacques-Imo's Cafe
8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Mar 18, 2010
richardhorner in New Orleans

What's up w/ Parasol's???

it closed down really early on actual St. Patrick's day too

Mar 18, 2010
richardhorner in New Orleans

Best bars with great food in NOLA

The first time I went to Down the Hatch in the Lower Garden District, I was reminded of Port of Call, great burgers, friendly atmosphere. They also have pretty great happy hours.

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Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

Mar 18, 2010
richardhorner in New Orleans

Wet Dressed, Dressed or Plain?

I haven't heard wet dressed either. You might want to hit up Parasol's for a roast beef po boy, they're legit. If you go to Domilise's and get a seafood po boy dressed, they put ketchup and hot sauce on it, as well as lettuce, tomato and pickles. I didn't love the ketchup, but you can specify how you want it there.

Mar 18, 2010
richardhorner in New Orleans