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Planning a wedding in New Orleans - any venue suggestions?

Noma. Joel catering.

Nov 04, 2013
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Dinner lab new Orleans

I wouldn't worry about it. We went to the first three events they ever hosted. They were fun, but the novelty soon wore off for us. We didn't buy in and I don't feel like I'm missing anything. Kudos to their success though. That said, if you can get tickets for a reasonable amount, by all means, check it out.

Oct 19, 2013
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What's new and exciting?

Root, Revolution, Maurepas Foods, Booty's, High Hat

Oct 19, 2013
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Daube

Had it last week at Mandina's, as HC points out.

Sep 24, 2013
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Finalising My Oct Trip - your views advice appreciated.

Streetcar stops at Jefferson right now due to construction. Have to get off, board bus, then get on again at carrollton. Not hard, but just a pain. Get drinks at Sylvain in the FQ and lunch at Peche or Root.

Sep 20, 2013
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Crawfish pie/etouffee out of season?

Frozen local crawfish are fine.

Sep 17, 2013
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A Mano closing

Yeah that sucks. But, hey, Martin's says they'll be open Uptown in 2014!!!

Aug 21, 2013
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Where to buy Thanksgiving pies/side dishes

We usually get sides from Chez Nous.

Aug 12, 2013
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Got a New Orleans Top Ten?

Oops. Forgot Root. Definitely in the top ten.

Aug 04, 2013
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Got a New Orleans Top Ten?

Blast from the past! RIP Gabrielle, Cobalt, Marisol, Uglesich's, Cuvee, Peristyle, and Begue's.

Lots of the same names today, though. I think I'd go with (in no particular order):

August, Maurepas Foods, Revolution, Lilette, Commander's, Galatoire's, Grill Room, Herbsaint, Clancy's, and Domenica.

Honorable mentions: Stella, Sylvain, Gautreau's, Bayona, Coquette, Fins, Annunciation, Patois, Emeril's, and lots of casual/ethnic places.

Jul 31, 2013
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Good tamales?

High Hat

Jul 02, 2013
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Bar Menu

For true bar food, I think Madigan's/GB's is tough to beat. Great burgers, wings, etc. Otherwise, I think Bouligny Tavern is probably the best.

May 26, 2013
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Suggestions for cocktail bars please! Bar Uncommon, Carousal Bar, Arnaud's French 75 and more....

Welp, we just about have em covered. Good article.

May 21, 2013
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Suggestions for cocktail bars please! Bar Uncommon, Carousal Bar, Arnaud's French 75 and more....

Bellocq, Bouligny Tavern, Twelve Mile Limit, Sylvain, the bar at Maurepas Foods, and the bar at Tivoli & Lee all have great cocktails. Of those I'd say Bouligny, Sylvain, and Maurepas are my favorites. You can stop in Erin Rose off Bourbon for a frozen irish coffee.

May 18, 2013
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Peche - excellent

Service problems are just something I've come to expect post katrina. Just too many restaurants and not enough good people to staff them all.

May 09, 2013
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Tivoli & Lee, Peche, Kingfish, Annunciation

Last week, we tried all four of the aforementioned places and I'll do a quick review of each.

Tivoli & Lee was my fav of the bunch as far as food an drink. Cocktails were outstanding as was the food. Quiet spot for dinner, and believe it or not, it's easy to access. Free valet or just hop off the streetcar at Lee Circle. Highly recommend. Bellocq is next door if you need more to drink.

Peche is basically Donald Link's version of Borgne: gulf-coast-seafood-centric, country-ish food. Everything we had was quite tasty but nothing really wowed. Would definitely return though. Had some good cocktails at the bar. Nice space. Loud and crowded.

Kingfish was pretty-much a disappointment considering how much I loved Gabrielle. Food was uninspired all around. Nothing bad, but nothing good. Would only go back for McMillan's drinks. Really nice, big bar headed up by the cocktail aficionado. But the food was truly lacking.

We liked Annunciation a lot. It's been there a while but it was our first time in. Like Peche, nothing blew us away, but everything was solid. Both food and drinks were quite good. Space is nice, too.

In a nutshell, I'd go back to any of these but Kingfish. Sadly, I'd only go there to have a drink and a snack at the bar.

May 07, 2013
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Need suggestions some moderate priced local restaurants

I wouldn't call Root moderately priced. Starters average about 15 and entrees about 30. Throw in desserts at 9 each and a bottle of wine, and you're getting up there. Not knocking it. I love it, but not sure if op'd agree it's moderately priced.

Apr 04, 2013
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Need suggestions some moderate priced local restaurants

Also, commander's a la carte dinner entrees are about 35 each. Although the fixed price meals at commander's can be a great deal. Stella's gone to a choice between a four course fixed price (85) and a 7 course fixed price (125).

Apr 04, 2013
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Killer Food + Fun Time, Party of 10 Please?

Jacques Imo's fits the bill if you can get a reservation. If not, you'll be waiting forever. Food is good, not great, except for the fried chicken. I love lilette, but I'm not sure it's the place for 10 lively 30 year olds. If yall want to keep it buttoned up to some degree, by all means go there. You can hit Bouligny Tavern before or after.

Apr 04, 2013
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Trying new restaurants this visit. Am I making a mistake???

Maurepas Foods, Root, and revolution are my favorite restos in town right now. Sylvain is great, too. Definitely get drinks at MF and Sylvain. Martinique and La Petite are both good although I don't make it to either very often. Which meal where is up to you.

Apr 04, 2013
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Need suggestions some moderate priced local restaurants

High Hat Cafe.

Apr 03, 2013
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Tujague's to become another t-shirt shop

Mike Motwani is a pox on this city. Believe that.

Apr 02, 2013
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Galatoire's Advice?

There's only a line on Friday.

Apr 02, 2013
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Restaurant R'evolution--eating at the bar?

Yep. First crew were great.

Mar 13, 2013
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Restaurant R'evolution--eating at the bar?

Ate at the bar earlier this week. They have an abbreviated bar menu, and you can order from the main menu if you want. I say that to say, you can definitely go overboard at the bar. It's no cheaper than the main dining room. It is more casual than the main dining room. I can imagine it can be tough to get a seat in the bar on the weekend, but during the week, it's no problem.

Fyi, two of us split a dozen oysters, the beef tartarre, beet salad, and the charcuterie plate for two. All delicious.

Bartenders were zombies though. Mixed a good drink but no personality. My only complaint.

Mar 09, 2013
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Any restaurant serve Nutria or wild game?

Yall should come down for this next year, assuming they have it:

https://sites.google.com/site/2013nut...

Feb 25, 2013
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R'evolution, not just the name is subpar

I don't pay much attention to local food blogs but I did read that post. It's a crap review in my opinion. Not that he didn't have a bad experience. I just think a review like that has to come with loads of qualifications: I went for lunch; I've only been there once; it could've been an off day, etc. It's unfair to rip a place and say you won't go back after one time. That's just stupid, immature even. I've had subpar to bad experiences at EVERY restaurant I've eaten at in this city. Go back four or five times for various meals, then write a review. Only then can you start to get a sense of a place.

I went to revolution four times (all for dinner) last year and even though some dishes were better than others, overall they were the four best meals I ate in nola in 2012. Based on those meals, I've concluded it's the best high end restaurant in town. Better than Stella, August, Patois, Coquette, etc. The service does not match the caliber of the food, but sadly that's the case for most places these days. My theory is there's simply not enough good staff to go around with the recent explosion of restaurants.

Feb 24, 2013
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Nice Uptown bars

Bouligny Tavern.

Feb 20, 2013
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Feedback for my Lafayette and New Orleans Itinerary. Feb 11th - 17th

Eat quickly when you land Monday. You'll be hitting Baton Rouge traffic right around rush hour, and it's no fun.

Feb 07, 2013
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Grill Room?

Good point. But there's three problems with your argument: (1) our bill for the tasting with pairings and tip was a solid $400, not $350, like you say; (2) I didn't know revolution had a tasting menu yet, so I'm not sure where you got that number. (I'm anxiously awaiting that day; they desperately need one.); and (3) Stella is the only resto named that cost more than our experience at Grill Room. So I'm not sure you're argument is a good one, but I do see your point. And again, I'm not complaining about the cost.

I actually had revolution in mind when I wrote my original post. Four of us went to revolution and my companion complained later about the $400 tab. I thought that was very reasonable for four ppl a la carte with wine. My wife and I went to Grill Room and it was 400 for two. Hence: some might find it pricey.

Jan 27, 2013
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