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Mandina's reopening report?

srr Feb 16, 2007 11:39 PM

I'm in SF, but married to a NO native. Mandina's was the first restaurant my husband took me to when I first met his family. I would love to know how things are going. I dream about their turtle soup. Thanks

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    N_bodie Mar 7, 2007 08:13 AM

    Its open and very good still.

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      Hungry Celeste Mar 7, 2007 09:39 AM

      Went last week...turtle soup good as always. Onion rings, trout meuniere, garlic bread...it was just the same as always. Setting is spiffy, traffic flow a little better, shiny new restrooms and an "official" parking lot next door.

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        TwinklyTerrapin Mar 23, 2007 09:38 AM

        Does anyone know the hours for Mandina's? I tried Googling, but they no longer have a website. Any idea how late they're open on Thursday?

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        1. re: TwinklyTerrapin
          malenky Mar 23, 2007 09:59 AM

          Strange... I had it bookmarked...and now it is gone. I do believe they stay open until 9ish.

          1. re: malenky
            longeron Apr 15, 2007 06:33 PM

            I just called to check if they are open on Mondays- and of course they are. The 3800 Canal Street location is open at 11:00 A.M.

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          pawinters Mar 23, 2007 12:56 PM

          I'm so glad they reopened. I was in town over New Years and they had the opening soon sign up. I'll be back in town Tuesday night and can't wait to go there for dinner.

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          1. re: pawinters
            bobinnola Mar 26, 2007 07:11 AM

            I live about 500 feet from Mandinas on Cortez and have been there 3 times since they reopened. To be brutally honest the best thing I have gotten there has been an oyster loaf. Meat dishes ordered by friends each time I went were alternatively over and undercooked and the rest was just plain greasy (but not in a good way). It was also pricey. Could be opening kinks, but I doubt it. I had eaten there a handful of times before the 'cane and the ambiance was always better than the food. It is not the type of place to offer en vogue specialties (or really menu changes at all) but at the same time everything I have had there I can find better at at least a couple places place in town. If on the other hand you are looking to hear local politicians scheme, then there is no better perching point.

          2. Panama Hat Apr 10, 2007 04:33 AM

            We ate there again last night. Had the crab fingers, Italian salad, and fried soft shell crab. Everything (including the Sazaracs) were great, as usual.

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              JGrey Apr 10, 2007 10:32 AM

              I ate there last week, had the turtle soup, which I really enjoyed, and an enormous oyster poboy. I really like the cornmeal batter they use on their oysters. The second half was even good cold for supper. :)

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