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Best Place for New Year's Eve?

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Howdy all!

I'll be in New Orleans (French Quarter) for New Year's Eve with my fiance (assuming she says yes that day) and would like to celebrate with a nice dinner to celebrate. I'd like to keep my budget around $40 per person before drinks, gratuity and taxes if possible. I'd love to hear your suggestions!

Thanks so much!


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  1. Thats a low budget for anything festive.
    If you want view with the fireworks - Bella Luna - you could go a little over budget tho...check their prices on the site www.bellalunarestaurant.com
    Marigny Brasserie could be an option - Frenchmen is the place to be on NY's

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    1. re: jamielynn

      Well, I just called "The Foundry", which is Bella Luna's event planning section and learned that Bella Luna didn't open back up after Katrina. Stupid Hurricaine.

      For the budget, I'm figuring a split appetizer and a split dessert with 2 entrees. Looking around, I'll probably have to go over budget, but I'd like to keep it as low as possible (poor college student for the next year and a half).

      1. re: peterman99

        oops...so sorry...was thinking about the view.
        If you want to be by the action and all the amazing music give Marigny Brasserie a try. Its nice but low key.

        Also Tip's always has a good show on New Years...you could do Dick & Jenny's right there.
        Another could be Carmelo's - the food is pretty basic italian but they have a balcony that will allow you to view the fireworks.

        1. re: jamielynn

          There are fireworks on NY's eve?? (New in town.) I'm going to coat-tail on this request--I'd like to find a nice not too formal restaurant anywhere in town with entrees up to the mid twenties range for an early dinner on NY's ev (7pmish). Is this a really bad nite to try to go out to dinner in NOLA?

        2. re: peterman99

          If you do not mind heading Uptown, I think Martinique Bistro could be good. My friend just proposed at Adolfo's on Frenchman and he got the answer he was looking for. Brigtsens may put you a tad bit over budget but is REALLY good.