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Stanley's Is it open?

Tonto Mar 20, 2007 09:34 PM

I hear rumors that it is open. Has anyone been?. Best Reuben Sandwich in the City, I miss it.

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    hamsoda RE: Tonto Mar 21, 2007 10:16 PM

    You mean the Stanley! that opened post-K?


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      JGrey RE: hamsoda Mar 22, 2007 07:21 AM

      They closed for renovations several months ago once Stella! reopened. I haven't heard that Stanley is open again, but I don't get down there much.

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        hamsoda RE: JGrey Apr 5, 2007 10:18 AM

        The sign on the door says they planned to close in October '06 and reopen in January '07. Exactly no update since then.

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        Tonto RE: hamsoda Mar 24, 2007 07:41 PM

        I do mean Stanley associated with Stella. I would have hoped they would get open for the Tennessee Williams Festival this coming week and the STELLAhhhhhhh ! contest.

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        nolatummy RE: Tonto Mar 30, 2007 01:09 PM

        I miss it too!!! and coincidence, just last night I heard from close secret source that they will not be reopening in that location. They're in conversation to move to undisclosed relocation but one that is close to the FQ.

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          geegeeTX RE: nolatummy Mar 30, 2007 01:13 PM

          We were last there in July...and the location was on Decatur Street in the French Quarter....are they moving from that location?

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            nolatummy RE: geegeeTX Mar 30, 2007 01:20 PM

            So I heard. They've been closed for renovations for awhile and were slated to be open by now but I was told that thet are going to reopen to different location somewhere also in the neighborhood I hope.

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              Tonto RE: nolatummy Mar 30, 2007 02:33 PM

              I had dinner in February at Stella and spoke to the chef about when it would reopen, he made no mention of relocating, but is starting a third restaurant in one of the hotels, maybe that is the buzz you heard.

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          cck RE: Tonto Mar 31, 2007 03:22 PM

          It is still closed, but will open sometime after its renovations.

          1. CEfromLA RE: Tonto Jan 7, 2008 01:51 PM

            Have they reopened in the new location? Is there anything that looks like construction going on?

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              bronwen RE: Tonto Jan 9, 2008 08:18 AM

              I thought they were going into the old La Madeleine location in Jackson Square - is this right, or is there something else there now? (I'm an old New Orleanian not living there right now!)

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                Frolic RE: bronwen Jan 9, 2008 11:46 AM

                That's right. It should be going in where La Madeleine used to be.

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                  mikemill RE: Frolic Jan 9, 2008 08:44 PM

                  Stanley was scheduled to open this month, but we'll see how that turns out. This info was per sous chef Erik Veney at Stella!, so it should be accurate.

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                    CEfromLA RE: mikemill Mar 31, 2008 09:48 AM

                    Any updates? Will be in town in 10 days.......

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                      mikemill RE: CEfromLA Mar 31, 2008 12:34 PM

                      My latest info is May or June, due to the lease signing being delayed until January.

              2. bataille2 RE: Tonto May 23, 2008 12:21 PM

                i'll be in n.o. for two weeks the last part of june. hoping to make this at least a breakfast destination. does anyone know the restaurant's current status? thanks.

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                  Tonto RE: bataille2 May 28, 2008 07:17 PM

                  Still not open.

                2. bataille2 RE: Tonto Jul 19, 2008 01:06 PM

                  i just poked my head in the new space for stanley's(in the la madeleine space on the square). if they're opened THIS year, it'll be a miracle. every time i went by there was usually ONE guy bent over some spec sheets. no work being done at all. it's still quite naked inside so there's no way of getting a feel for what it'll look like whenever they do finish. o well. maybe next year.

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                    south foodie RE: bataille2 Jul 21, 2008 09:33 AM

                    We went to Stella's this past weekend, very good. I asked about Stanley's and they said they are HOPING to open in September.

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                      bataille2 RE: south foodie Jul 21, 2008 10:46 AM

                      having seen where they are in terms of the most rudimentary construction, a sept opening seems impossible. i'm wishing them the best because i like their food quite a bit but i just don't think sept is going to happen from what i saw happening in the space. they've been SAYING they were opening in the near future for over a year now. if you'd seen the space, i think you'd understand what i'm saying.

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                    Tonto RE: Tonto Aug 18, 2008 01:24 PM

                    I recently heard an opening the end of this month. Can anyone confirm this?

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                      justagirl RE: Tonto Aug 19, 2008 02:00 AM

                      That's the rumour (from Chef Scott Boswell) but things are moving slowly...so I kind of doubt it. But it will be open at some point in the old La Madeline location in Jackson Square.

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                        Frolic RE: justagirl Aug 19, 2008 10:06 AM

                        Drove by Sunday. I can't imagine it would be open this month.

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                          sirvelvet RE: justagirl Aug 19, 2008 11:56 AM

                          We peeked in the window last weekend also. The upstairs (offices) appear to be complete but the downstairs still looks only gutted. There was a pile of drywall on the floor but that was the only material I saw. I would not make a bet on August or September.

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                            mikemill RE: sirvelvet Sep 29, 2008 05:25 PM

                            Ok. Third try today. let's see if it posts this time...

                            Does anyone have any updates on Stanley's opening date?

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                              Tonto RE: mikemill Sep 29, 2008 08:10 PM

                              I heard in August they were going to have a soft opening on the anniversary of Katrina. That didn't happen. Haven't been by recently to see what progress they are making. One wonders what is taking so long.

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                                mikemill RE: Tonto Sep 29, 2008 08:21 PM

                                No kidding. Chef Boswell has about a million projects planned at all times, and they don't seem to come through very well.

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                                uptownlibrarian RE: mikemill Sep 30, 2008 09:36 AM

                                From the outside looking in, it looks the same as it has for the past 2 or 3 months. That is, draped with painter's cloth and covered in drywall dust.

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                                  Tonto RE: uptownlibrarian Oct 16, 2008 02:42 PM

                                  Has anyone seen any progress with this Restaurant.? Weren't they going to open off Jackson Square in the old La Madeline?

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                                    geegeeTX RE: Tonto Oct 16, 2008 04:11 PM

                                    Just took a peek inseide the location thru the window last weekend, and it looked dead as a doornail. Nothing going on.

                        2. Bill Hunt RE: Tonto Oct 16, 2008 06:03 PM

                          I looked in on the spot on Sept 29, and it looked a full month away from completion. I'm guessing a bit, but I cannot believe anything, pre-Nov and then maybe late Nov.

                          I'll be interested in trying it next trip, as they should have had a soft-opening and have sorted things out.

                          I'll be watching this thread.


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                            The Bird RE: Bill Hunt Nov 8, 2008 04:56 PM

                            Boswell said it was going to open by Sept. Looked in November 1st and it looked more deserted compared to the work going on a few months ago. Is it still going to open?

                          2. Steve Simpson RE: Tonto Dec 21, 2008 07:01 PM

                            OPEN! Just ate there on 12/18/08. And that Reuben is the BEST! They are right on the corner of Jackson Square where the French Bakery used to be.

                            1. bataille2 RE: Tonto Feb 18, 2009 03:47 PM

                              they are definitely open.

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                                robrob RE: Tonto Feb 28, 2009 05:37 PM

                                Had breakfast there this morning. Great food, excellent service, tasty coffee, fun!! I can't wait to go back.

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