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Nov 13, 2006 01:13 AM

Rehearsal dinner suggestions

My brother is getting married in New Orleans in January, and I'm looking for a good place for the rehearsal dinner, not too pricey for about 50 people, preferably near the French Quarter. Any ideas?

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  1. Oh, what is not too pricey? A private room?

    I am thinking Bourbon House...Dickie Brennen's

    They have private rooms and perhaps rehearsal in one...move to another for a pre set menu meal? However, price? I am guessing they would be flexible.

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    1. re: Jesdamala

      I heard a recent report from a private-dinner rehearsal supper at Bourbon House and it was all bad...service issues, food not hot and not well-paced, etc. I'd ask a bunch of questions & do some test-dining before I committed to Bourbon House.

    2. If you're looking for something a little more on the casual side you may wanna try Mother's...

      they've got a great party room, ya get a brass band and it's a good time

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      1. re: malltmont

        My BIL recently did his rehearsal dinner there, and it was perfect, especially for all the out-of-towners. You can dress it up or dress it down. The food is a great sample of local stuff, and the staff couldn't have been nicer.

        Also, I've never been to a function there, but Napoleon House does private parties.

      2. We had our reception at the Acme Oyster House. They have a nice private room upstairs that would easily do 50, they laid out a great buffet for us, and it wasn't that pricey at all, for the Quarter. Their special event coordinator who helped us organize it (can't remember her name) was worth her weight in gold.

        If you're looking for elegance, this won't be it, but it was good New Orleans food in a great location.

        1. Upstairs at the Napoleon House (the Emperor's Apartment, it's called) is very nice, but I imagine it could be expensive.

          I once attended a pretty decent rehearsal dinner at the Palace Cafe on Canal Street. They set aside tables upstairs.