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wig2ish Mar 11, 2007 09:17 PM

I need to take four colleagues to a late (2:30) lunch on a Sunday. Are there places in the convention center (where we will be in the morning) or within a few blocks of the center that you could suggest?

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    Hungry Celeste Mar 12, 2007 07:07 AM

    Don't eat--repeat, DO NOT EAT--inside the convention center. It is uniformly awful, institutional food. My personal favorites in the immediate walking area are closed on Sundays altogether, or closed for lunch (Rio Mar, La Boca, Cochon. Tommy's). 7 on Fulton is open for lunch on Sundays, but only until 2pm.

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      bbares81 Mar 12, 2007 09:08 AM

      wolfe's in the warehouse is pretty good too, but I would second 7....soon dragos will be open in the hilton

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        bonesmd Mar 25, 2007 06:13 PM

        when is drago's opening? i have not heard about that coming

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          bbares81 Mar 25, 2007 06:28 PM

          March/April in the lobby of the Hilton...it is a massive venture (a few hundred tables I am told)...same menu exactly in case you are wondering.

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            wig2ish Mar 25, 2007 09:15 PM

            I stayed at the Hilton. There were several signs saying 'opening soon'. Sorry it was not open while I was there.

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              bbares81 Mar 25, 2007 10:00 PM

              It should have been, but some things went wrong...but problems are solved and I would guess at latest Mid-April.

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        JGrey Mar 12, 2007 03:09 PM

        I see there is "off-hours" dining in the bar at Cafe Adelaide (inside the Loew's hotel). The only place I can think of that's open all afternoon is Galatoire's, but that'll be about a 10 block hike from the convention center.

        One more that I wasn't able to get hours for was Anatole (600 St. Charles Avenue, 504-274-0105). It's new. It's in a hotel which is often promising for odd hours.

        And there's always the casino.

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          wig2ish Mar 12, 2007 07:15 PM

          Wow, this site is great. It's been so helpful to pin down places to go. I'm very much looking forward to my visit to NO. 7 on Fulton takes reservations until 2PM and and since most of us can make it there by 2- 2:15 we'll give it a shot. Thanks for the suggestion!

          How is the food and entertainment at Harrah's? I'm thinking about it for Friday evening when we arrive and do not wish to travel far from the hotel area.

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            JGrey Mar 13, 2007 07:01 AM

            If you like casinos, I'm sure it would be fine. The dinging from the slots drives me crazy. I would rather walk down to Tommy's, they have a nice wine/piano bar right next door that's pretty relaxing.

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              Hungry Celeste Mar 13, 2007 07:49 AM

              Go to RioMar...just three and a half blocks up South Peters St. www.riomarseafood.com

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                wig2ish Mar 13, 2007 04:57 PM

                Unfortunately, RioMar is closed on Sunday

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                  Hungry Celeste Mar 14, 2007 06:44 AM

                  I posted RioMar in response to your request for dining on Friday evening. It is three blocks from Harrah's, and far superior to dining inside the casino.

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                    wig2ish Mar 14, 2007 06:48 PM

                    Sorry for the mix-up and thanks for the recommendation.

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