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Dining alone in NOLA

pschleuse Dec 22, 2006 10:52 PM

I'm on a road trip and I'm unexpectedly spending tonight in downtown New Orleans. I'm looking for dinner somewhere with good local food and informal (I'm by myself and I don't have a jacket handy), but not neccesarily inexpensive. CBD or French Quarter would be best; any suggestions?

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    MakingSense RE: pschleuse Dec 22, 2006 11:04 PM

    Just go to Galatoire's. I'm pretty sure they'll lend you a jacket if you need one.
    Ask the waiter what to order. You'll get great food and attentive service. You won't be lonely.
    I've eaten there alone and enjoyed it thoroughly.

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      pschleuse RE: MakingSense Dec 22, 2006 11:34 PM

      Thanks for the suggestion, but I've been to Galatoire's before and I was hoping to try something new and a bit les "fancy." Something along the lines of NOLA, which I like a lot.

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      dtud RE: pschleuse Dec 22, 2006 11:35 PM

      emeril's is very good and i actually really like palace cafe. but my best suggestion would be to take a cab over to dick & jenny's.

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        EP3 RE: pschleuse Dec 23, 2006 04:51 AM

        Go to August, sit at the bar and have fun!

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          pasha RE: pschleuse Dec 24, 2006 03:05 PM

          I highly recommend NOLA.
          I sat there alone yesterday at lunch and was spoiled silly by the warm waitstaff who never made me feel alone. The food was delicious, if rich, don't miss the fantastic barbecue shrimp or the sweet potato ice cream. They are on open table so that makes it easy or, you can book.
          P.S. I am NOT an Emeril groupie, but a spoiled GRIPD San Franciscan...

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            kevin RE: pschleuse Dec 27, 2006 03:57 AM

            i sat there once for a good hour or so watching the chef's cook at the counter, and muching on dessert and coffee (i already had lunch at Uggie's, and uggie's doesn't serve dessert unless you count a Barq's or additional Bloody Mary as dessert).

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