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Best Private Room for Saturday night dinner

Ahh, now I understand. That's a very classy move. Thanks for recommending it. I'm pretty sure i'll be able to convince the fellas to buck up some extra cash for the services. I'm excited, thanks again!

Jan 18, 2012
Havlah in New Orleans

Best Private Room for Saturday night dinner

Collardman and Hazelhurst - Thanks for the insight. Traditional is what we want. This is the night to throw on the jackets and act "fairly" civilized... at least for a few hours! The traditional fare is exactly what we're looking for. I was also hoping that guaranteeing 16 hungry/thirsty gents in a private room would be incentive enough for the waiters, etc to bring their "A" game, which it sounds like was the case in your experience.

Hazelhurst - I'm feeling a little naive as I eat out quite often, but I've never heard the term "cash subscription" for the busboy. Can you please explain so I don't stick my foot in my mouth when I get to the restaurant? Thanks!

Jan 18, 2012
Havlah in New Orleans

Best Private Room for Saturday night dinner

Thank you NOLA Chowhounders for the suggestions. Through what I've read here and on other posts, it seems August's wine room gets the nod most times. Unfortunately, their largest table is for 12, and I've get at least 16. GW Fins and Muriel's may not be what this group is looking for but seemed like places I'll have to hit with my wife at some point.

Given the cavernous amount of rooms available at Antoine's, I called them, albeit with much apprehension. The reviews as of late don't have very good things to say about the food or the service, which deeply concern me given the amount of money we're going to spend (we're big eaters AND big drinkers), and want to ensure we have the full experience and get our money's worth. Granted, I did speak to a waiter, Julien, who seemed very accommodating and even suggested I do a follow up call to iron the menu for the room. I booked the REX Room, and am looking forward to the evening.
Can anyone calm my fears about Antoine's? As I mentioned in my original post, I understand that some of the older spots have compromised a bit of quality over the years, but we're a group that expects a high level of service, and we all have fairly discerning palates (I mean, why would I be on CH if I didn't right?) Please tell me it's gonna be ok! Thanks again!

Jan 18, 2012
Havlah in New Orleans

Best Private Room for Saturday night dinner

Sorry all. Guess I already committed a Chowhound faux pas. I'll search the other threads for private room ideas. Thanks.

Jan 13, 2012
Havlah in New Orleans

Best Private Room for Saturday night dinner

Hi all... Coming to town in late March from New York, with 15 guys in tow for a bachelor party. After heading to NOLA some years ago for my bachelor party, I fell in love with the food, music, etc etc, and have been back for mutiple jazz fests, and look to make it a yearly tradition in my life.

We had a great private dining experience at Galatoire's that first trip and I'd like to find another restaurant of that caliber to do the same for this trip. We are all in our 30's and have the means to dine at one of the big boys, so I'm looking for something fairly high end for this meal. I completely understand that with the older restaurants it's often a compromise in either a bit of service or food quality, but we're looking for an overall, great, uniquely New Orleans dining experience.

So y'all... Please give me your thoughts on the best private dining room you've experienced in your wonderful city.

Thanks!

Jan 13, 2012
Havlah in New Orleans