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Meauxbar Bistro

christina_hunnicutt Nov 28, 2007 12:55 PM

I have heard a few good things about Meauxbar Bistro on N. Rampart- fresh salad dressings, innovative cuisine- and wanted to know your thoughts on the restaurant. Would you choose Meauxbar? Is it safe to walk to N. Rampart at night (my party is three women)? If not Meauxbar, where would you go for a French bistro setting and quality food?

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    Tonto RE: christina_hunnicutt Nov 28, 2007 01:09 PM

    Haven't been to Meauxbar, but have heard good things as have you.

    I would never walk there at night.

    Lillette on Magazine has a great atmosphere and french inspired.

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      christina_hunnicutt RE: Tonto Nov 28, 2007 01:13 PM

      Thanks for the Lilette rec., I'll check it out. Would it be safe to walk Magazine in the evening (say, from a bus stop)? What areas would you consider not safe in the evening? For example, we're interested in going to the Celebration in the Oaks in City Park either by cab or by bus. Are buses safe?

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        Tonto RE: christina_hunnicutt Nov 28, 2007 06:15 PM

        Yes to Magazine and City Park. Buses are very safe so is the street car. I don't want to scare you but to err on the side of caution would be my recommendation what ever city you are visiting.

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          christina_hunnicutt RE: Tonto Nov 28, 2007 08:42 PM

          Thanks, Tonto!

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          JGrey RE: christina_hunnicutt Nov 28, 2007 06:21 PM

          If you're going to City Park, I'd go to Cafe Degas on Esplanade for french bistro. Too far/not safe to walk there from the quarter, but it's safe right around the restaurant.

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            christina_hunnicutt RE: JGrey Nov 28, 2007 08:44 PM

            Thanks for the Degas rec; their hanger steak and frites looks delish!

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              kimmiethebeadwench RE: christina_hunnicutt Nov 29, 2007 04:39 AM

              We have eaten at MeauxBar bistro recently.. the food was wonderful, service great.. a tad slow when it came to our time to leave though... If it's early enough in the evening I wouldn't worry if you're with a group... but I would opt for something either uptown or closer to the park.. Degas is a good option

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                cor RE: christina_hunnicutt Nov 29, 2007 06:20 AM

                The steak/frites meal at Degas is fabulous, as are their cheeseboard, french onion soup, and desserts.

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                  christina_hunnicutt RE: cor Nov 29, 2007 11:48 AM

                  Would you recommend reservations at Degas, or can one go without res?

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                    cor RE: christina_hunnicutt Nov 29, 2007 12:30 PM

                    I'd go ahead and reserve a table, because you'll prob end up waiting if you don't.

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                  michparent RE: christina_hunnicutt Dec 2, 2007 02:35 PM

                  The hanger steak and frites are great. The frites were perfect. Go there website - www.cafedegas.com and print a coupon for up to $12.00 off. Buy one entre get one or appetizer etc. The Hanger Steak and frites are also on their brunch menu. It is a terrific restaurant.

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            kmnola RE: christina_hunnicutt Dec 1, 2007 02:41 PM

            We had a very nice dinner there shortly after the restaurant opened, and I'm surprised I haven't heard more about it on this board. The food was delightful, especially the appetizers (I had an outstanding tomato gazpacho) and the service was good. I wouldn't be worried walking around that location at night--just be aware of your surroundings and be safe as you would in any other city.

            I will add another "yes!" to Cafe Degas. It is simply delightful. The Flaming Torch, right off Magazine, is also another good option for French fare.

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