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Feb 11, 2008 08:56 PM

Any recommended BYOB places in New Orleans?

Or in the alternate, any restos with low corkage fees?

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  1. Eats, on Dauphine in the 800 block. A kind of home cooking place in the Quarter. They don't have a liquor license.

    1. In addition to Eat, which I think is a great casual place (especially for Sunday brunch), try Mona's, Lola, Bennachin, Mona Lisa, and Lebanon.

      1. Lebanon's Cafe on Carrolton. One of several Mediterranean style restaurants with owners whose religion does not permit them to sell alcohol, but you can bring it. I'm 90% sure theres no corkage fee.

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        1. St. James Cheese Company is BYOB with a very low corkage of $3 or $4. With the Wine Seller next door it couldn't be easier to have a glass of wine with your cheese board. They also do a BYOB 5 course prix fixe dinner every Thursday night.

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            1. re: Rae82

              I went to one in September and it was great. I don't remember all the courses, but it's an appetizer, a salad/soup, a choice between two entrees, a cheese board, and a dessert. I have looked at a few menus since then and the format is the same every week. Corbin Evans, formerly of LuLu's, LuLu's in the Garden, and Savvy Gourmet is the chef. It's advertised as "localvore" and I think Corbin gets all the ingredients from local suppliers and farmer's markets. It's $40 and they take reservations.

          1. Lola's on Esplanade. Delicious Spanish food, great paellas and other dishes.