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French Quareter restaurant with great food that has a courtyard.

kevin Jun 8, 2007 04:44 PM


  1. Eric in NJ Jun 8, 2007 04:52 PM

    The only place I remember with a courtyard is "Court of The Two Sisters" But that is more of a Sunday Brunch spot. I don';t know what the dinners are like.

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    1. re: Eric in NJ
      Boatman Jun 8, 2007 05:18 PM

      Doesn't Broussard's have a courtyard?

      1. re: Eric in NJ
        ida Jun 9, 2007 06:15 AM

        court of the two sisters is a great spot for dinner...the food is terrific and the atmosphere at night is simply lovely..

      2. c
        Clarkafella Jun 8, 2007 04:58 PM

        My favorite before Katrina was Feelings Cafe:


        I haven't seen it mentioned much on here, but they had great food and a wonderful courtyard...

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        1. re: Clarkafella
          kevin Jun 9, 2007 09:44 AM

          is feelings cafe in the marigny or bywater area?

        2. funkjester Jun 8, 2007 05:36 PM

          Cafe Amelie is a relative newcomer that is quite nice. Bayona has a wonderful courtyard as well, and the Bistro at Maison de Ville just reopened, too, post-Katrina.

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          1. re: funkjester
            Fydeaux Jun 8, 2007 07:10 PM

            I didnt get a chance to try it on my recent visit, but Cafe Amelie was highly recommended by the man who runs the B&B we stayed in. I recall the menu looking quite interesting. Unfortunately it was closed for a private party when we stopped by. If you try it, please post a report.

          2. Panama Hat Jun 9, 2007 06:04 AM

            High recommendations for Cafe Amelie. This is probably the most romantic courtyard in the Quarter, esp at dusk. The lighting is subdued and you look out the front to the Cornstalk Fence Hotel. The food is very good--they have one of the best chicken and sausage gumbos around. Feelings is good but not even near the Quarter.

            1. l
              lexpatti Jun 9, 2007 06:28 AM

              Brennan's has a nice courtyard. It's been a few years but it's always been a great restaurant - I've usually gone for a great breakfast but they have dinners as well.

              1. k
                kevin Jun 9, 2007 09:44 AM

                how bout kpaul's, does it have a courtyard?

                1. h
                  Hungry Celeste Jun 11, 2007 07:53 AM

                  Bayona has a courtyard. But, whew, it's too hot already to eat outside.

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                  1. re: Hungry Celeste
                    NK623 Jun 11, 2007 11:57 AM

                    Brennan's and Broussards both have courtyards...

                    1. re: Hungry Celeste
                      steveds Jun 11, 2007 12:32 PM

                      Agreed. Kevin, I don't know where you are, but it's like a blast furnace in NOLA right now. If you are determined, I'd also suggest the beautiful courtyard at Cafe Amelie. I love the crab cakes there...but I love them more in October than June

                      1. re: steveds
                        jamy Jun 14, 2007 09:01 AM

                        Brennan's and Broussard's are the obvious, if pricey, answers.

                        Gumbo Shop sort of has a courtyard, if memory serves.

                        Does anybody know if you can eat out on the balconies overlooking Jackson Square at Muriel's?

                        But God bless, it's hot out. Might be tolerable at night, but even then....

                    2. j
                      JerseyNOLA Jun 14, 2007 10:40 AM

                      You may want to re-think dining during the summer....

                      Not just the heat, but when late, lamented Marisol still had their wonderful patio, they also had insect repellent available.....

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                      1. re: JerseyNOLA
                        jenni Jun 24, 2007 12:52 PM

                        Yep - we have just returned and have a few insect bites as souveniers. We expected it for our trip through cajun country, but we didn't expect the mosquitos in New Orleans. They got us though.

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