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Clancy's, La Petite Grocery, or Mat n'Naddies?

david2393 Jan 29, 2008 12:49 PM

We're going to be a party of 6 - maybe 7 - and are trying to decide between these three places. Dick and Jenny's is probably a good example of the atmosphere we're looking for - don't want somewhere too quiet or somewhere too rambunctious. And of course, great food is the number one thing. Much thanks for any suggestions/advice.

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    mikek Jan 29, 2008 12:56 PM

    Clancy's is very good food and pretty relaxed vibe.

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      kmnola Jan 29, 2008 03:29 PM

      Hardly as casual as Mat & Naddie's, I would say.

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        mikek Jan 30, 2008 07:35 AM

        Yes, but I would also say Mat & Naddie's food hardly holds a candle to Clancy's.

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          Hungry Celeste Jan 30, 2008 10:23 AM

          Agreed. I'd go to Clancy's, of that list. Incidentally, I've walked by La Petite Grocerie at lunch twice in the past two weeks and it was utterly empty at noon.

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      pitterpat7 Jan 29, 2008 06:41 PM

      La Petite Grocery is fancier than Dick & Jenny's, but I think it's good for a nice night out with the size of party you have in mind. My husband and I went for a romantic night out there and realized that the larger parties kind of dominate the atmosphere, so it's louder than we anticipated. So it'd be a nice place for you! The food is very good.

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        jeffchow Jan 30, 2008 06:15 AM

        Clancy's for sure.

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        cereed007 Jan 30, 2008 07:06 AM

        I would suggest Clancy's. Mat and Naddie's did not impress me at all.

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          david2393 Jan 30, 2008 09:03 AM

          Thanks for all the replies so far. If two of the members of the party are vegetarians, does that change things at all?

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            cor Jan 30, 2008 10:37 AM

            I would also say Clancy's - Le Petite just didn't do it for me for how expensive it is, and the service was subpar for a place like that. Never been to Mat & Naddies.

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              jeffchow Jan 30, 2008 01:27 PM

              Agreed. It is very pretty, which seems to be a characteristic of all of J Dondis' places (Sucre, Grand Isle), but I wish the food and service matched the ambiance.

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