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Jan 13, 2008 07:43 PM

Brunch/Lunch in FQ on Saturday?

We are hosting family in May for graduation weekend and I need suggestions for an early lunch or brunch place in the French Quarter or CBD before graduation that day at 4pm. I already am planning on Commander's Palace for another day. I was thinking Court of Two Sisters since some family members have never been to New Orleans. Does anyone know the cost of the Jazz Brunch Buffet? Is it still around $28 per person?

Does anyone else have suggestions for lunch or brunch in the FQ for a party of 6-7 people? I would like to do something more Creole/Cajun rather than just sandwiches or burgers. Thank you!

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  1. Try to Palace Cafe on Canal Street. 4 PM is really an early dinner. They were having an early bird special if you are are seated before 7PM. The eary dinner begins at 5:30 PM.

    Palace Café re-introduces its Dinner before Seven, three-course menu starting at $25. The menu is available nightly, when seated by 7:00 pm.

    Chef Darin Nesbit’s menu will change monthly. Enjoy signature dishes along with contemporary Creole dishes with Dinner before Seven.

    Dinner before Seven
    Entrée Price Includes 3 courses

    Available 5:30-7:00pm Nightly


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    1. re: dcata25

      pitterpat7 is looking for lunch, brunch not dinner. I would suggest Mr. B's, Galatoire's, I like the brunch at the Rib Room

      1. re: bronwen

        Bronwen - 4PM is not lunch nor brunch time to me . . . early dinner.

        1. re: dcata25

          I'm sorry, I should have been more clear. I should have said we're going to brunch or lunch at 11am.

    2. Bayona, 430 Dauphine in the FQ, would be perfect. Saturday lunch hours are 11:30am-2:30pm. Enjoy!

      1. I'd take them to Galatoire's. Mid-afternoon is the perfect time to go and I think it is the quintessential New Orleans Creole dining experience. If you don't drink a bunch of alcohol, ot won't set you back too much.

        1. Just to clarify, we're eating at 11am, not 4pm! I already have a dinner place picked out so I was looking for early lunchtime suggestions in the FQ. Thank you all!

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          1. re: pitterpat7

            pitterpat7, You made yourself perfectly clear (to most of us anyway) in your initial posting. No apology necessary.

          2. Yikes, sorry pitterpat. I saw the 4pm time and thought that was the time you were looking to eat. Sometimes postings are read in a hurry when one is at work . . . when they are supposed to be working . . . LOL.

            You could also try Bacco on Chartes Streeet for an early lunch. They open at 11:30 am. Or Muriel's in Jackson Square. They also open at 11:30.