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pianogirl Oct 21, 2007 01:57 PM

We are coming to NOLA to visit my student son (21 years old) with 2 other sons ages 25 and 26. So far we have planned to have Friday lunch at galatoire's, Friday dinner at Jacques-Imo and Sunday brunch at Commander's.
For Saturday night I can't decide between GW Fins, Mr. B's, Herbsaint or Clancy's.

Keeping in mind the ages of the group, any advise would be appreciated.

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    Hungry Celeste Oct 23, 2007 06:48 AM

    Since you're already dining at several restos heavy on the local flavor, why not throw in a little contrast and visit Rio Mar (spanish, seafood) or La Boca (south american, steakhouse)? Both are very good, young-palate friendly, and relatively laid back in ambience, as well as located in the Warehouse District.

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    1. re: Hungry Celeste
      uptownlibrarian Oct 23, 2007 12:42 PM

      Does anyone else think that Galatoire's for lunch and Jacque Imos for dinner is a bit much in the same day? I second Celeste that RioMar would be a nice contrast and a lighter follow-up to Galatoire's on Friday night.

      1. re: uptownlibrarian
        jamielynn Oct 23, 2007 01:01 PM

        Actually...yea....that might give the average person some stomach issues!
        Specially when you include drinking. Maybe thats what they need to do...just keep things light at Galatoire's (if possible) and just drink and socialize.

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          cor Oct 23, 2007 01:58 PM

          Appetizers!

          If your son wants to be in the FQ on Saturday night, there's always the Palace Cafe, K-Paul's, Peristyle, Bacco or Irene's.

    2. jamielynn Oct 22, 2007 01:42 PM

      Clancy's
      or Herbsaint has a fresh scene to it.

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        cor Oct 22, 2007 01:16 PM

        I vote Clancy's as well. Mr. B's & Herbsaint are pretty good, but not the best of what New Orleans has to offer. I find GW Fins to be a bit generic for New Orleans standards.

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          Shiloh Oct 22, 2007 01:07 PM

          i vote for clancy's too. ate at GW Fins for the first time saturday night. it was very good. but not as good as clancy's, in terms of food and atmosphere and overall experience.

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            Blumie Oct 22, 2007 08:15 AM

            Among those four, my vote would be Clancy's. Any reason, though, that you've narrowed your choices to these four?

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              pianogirl Oct 22, 2007 07:51 PM

              Thanks for your help. My student son wants to be in the FQ on saturday night but the rest of us just want a great eating experience. We have already eaten at Bayona, Red fish Grill, Lilette, acme, upperline, brightsens and NOLA. Loved Upperline the best.
              We are open to other ideas for the FQ or elsewhere.

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