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Dinner on Wednesday night

Thank you all for the feedback. I think we're going with CP, only because we haven't ever been before. But I looked at the Yelp reviews and the menus for Arnaud's, Clancy's and Feelings... all look like places I'd like, so they're going on the "Restaurants to Try" list :-) Much appreciated!

Mar 31, 2013
pnoeric in New Orleans

Dinner on Wednesday night

Ok-- I see I'm not the only person on here asking for recommendations for the right place for a perfect meal. :-) My boyfriend and I are looking for something romantic that oozes New Orleans charm... we're thinking about places like Commander's Palace, Galatoire's and the other similar big-name restaurants. (Despite a bunch of times in NOLA, neither of us has ever been to any of those, so maybe now is the time.) Just seeking something with amazing Southern/NOLA food, great service and tons of Old-South charm. I would appreciate your thoughts a bunch! Thank you!

Mar 29, 2013
pnoeric in New Orleans

Romantic dinner with French BF

Both Bistros and Lilly's are going on the list... much appreciated.

Apr 02, 2007
pnoeric in Los Angeles Area

Romantic dinner with French BF

I think it's going to be AOC tonight, partly because it's walking distance... but I'm loving all these other ideas, too! Figaro sounds lovely and v. French, which I know he'll like. Thanks for the idea.

Apr 02, 2007
pnoeric in Los Angeles Area

Romantic dinner with French BF

Didn't even know about it-- looks charming. Thanks for the recc.

Apr 02, 2007
pnoeric in Los Angeles Area

Romantic dinner with French BF

Ah! We went there and had a funny moment-- when we asked the waiter about the souffle, he waved his hand and said "blah blah blah." (I mean, that's exactly what he said.) We interpreted that as "what is there to say?" and ordered it; unfortunately it was spongy and not very good at all, despite the delicious accompanying sauces (crème fraîche, a lemon sauce and a chocolate sauce). The rest of the meal was terrific, though, and even the house wine was decent. The BF pronounced it "very Parisian." ;-)

Apr 02, 2007
pnoeric in Los Angeles Area

Romantic dinner with French BF

Hi, I'm trying to figure out a new place to take my French boyfriend for a nice romantic dinner tomorrow night... I'm looking for a restaurant with a great French wine selection. We've been to The Little Door, which he liked a lot; I love the ambiance and want something similarly cozy.

Right now I'm thinking about AOC or Lucques (I've been to neither). I've been reading the reviews here on Chowhound and they both sound like terrific food and wine, if a little pricey for what you get. (I'm comfortable with spending around $150 for the two of us, though, so I know what I'm in for.) The BF is from southern France, tho, so the Mediterranean influences at AOC might be just th thing for him.

Any suggestions about one over the other? Or anyplace else we might want to try? (I was toying with Jar but I don't know their wine selection, and it feels more like a place to take a group of friends or a celebration dinner than a romantic meal.)

thank you,
Eric

Apr 01, 2007
pnoeric in Los Angeles Area

Looking for an UNUSUAL restaurant

For some reason I'm thinking of the Gardens of Taxco. Maybe it's more kitsch than you're after and the food isn't terrific, but it's not bad. And it's fun.

Apr 01, 2007
pnoeric in Los Angeles Area