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Best current restaurant for creole food?

gymp Mar 5, 2007 07:00 PM

My wife and I will be in NOLA for just one or two evenings next week. We've been to the city a couple times before and love creole food (which I'm understanding as New Orleans-style French). We're happy to go to the high-end places, but the main thing's the food, not fancy service and atmosphere. Also, we're not especially attracted to the original and unusual so much as to classic dishes perfectly executed. What do locals think are the current best choices?

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    Spencer Mar 5, 2007 07:15 PM

    Galatoires, nuf said.

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      bbares81 Mar 5, 2007 07:25 PM

      Galatoire's is, was and hopefully will be the best.

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        mkatieq Mar 5, 2007 07:28 PM

        Galatoires, ask for FX for your waiter.

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          JGrey Mar 6, 2007 12:03 PM

          I love Galatoire's, but I actually prefer Arnaud's. Quieter setting, and I like the cafe brulot there better. I didn't have a great time at Antoine's the one time we went, but our table wasn't good, and I think I ordered incorrectly.

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            Envie Mar 6, 2007 01:32 PM

            A bit more laid back in atmosphere and frequented by locals would be Mandinas in Mid City and Clancy's Uptown.

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              fl bob Mar 6, 2007 08:22 PM

              Another vote for Galatoire's.

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                N_bodie Mar 7, 2007 07:43 AM

                Brightsen's is the best of the bunch.

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