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looking for casual lunch near the Mint

Carrolltonsnob Oct 31, 2007 01:19 PM

Any suggestions for "ladies who lunch"? Looking for nice atmosphere, preferably with outdoor seating or a nice view. I was thinking Tomatillos, but the menu just does't look that good. Not Port of Call or Buffa's- something a little nicer and lighter.

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    JGrey RE: Carrolltonsnob Oct 31, 2007 01:25 PM

    Cafe Amelie? I haven't been there, but the courtyard sounds lovely. Bayona has reasonable lunches.

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      philmaur RE: JGrey Oct 31, 2007 03:45 PM

      I agree. Cafe Amelie's courtyard is perfect for a "ladies outdoor lunch" (W-S 1100-1600). Bayona is also a fine choice (W-S 1130-1430) but further away from the Mint. Can't go wrong with either of these two establishments.

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        Shiloh RE: JGrey Nov 1, 2007 11:40 AM

        agree on cafe amelie. it's exactly what you're looking for.

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        Hungry Celeste RE: Carrolltonsnob Oct 31, 2007 02:48 PM

        Tujague's serves lunch! (or at least they used to, before the "thing". You might want to double-check).

        1. sirvelvet RE: Carrolltonsnob Nov 1, 2007 06:02 AM

          Tomatillo's is fairly decent for 'Mexican' and they have a great outdoor patio. Also, you may want to consider Praline Connection on Frenchman. No outdoors but you can get a streetside seat.

          1. uptownlibrarian RE: Carrolltonsnob Nov 1, 2007 07:27 AM

            If you are in the mood for Mexican, El Gato Negro on French Market Place is good. I think they have a table or two on the sidewalk. It faces the French Market flea market section and is next to that artist co-op. They also have good margaritas, I had a carrot one recently that was interesting and tasty.

            El Gato Negro Mexican Rstrnt
            81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116

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              cor RE: Carrolltonsnob Nov 1, 2007 12:17 PM

              Marigny Brasserie around there has great lunch.

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