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Any recommended BYOB places in New Orleans?

jessierandall Feb 11, 2008 08:56 PM

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

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  1. Panama Hat RE: jessierandall Feb 12, 2008 02:30 AM

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

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      pilaf RE: jessierandall Feb 12, 2008 06:03 AM

      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.

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        Rae82 RE: jessierandall Feb 12, 2008 06:04 AM

        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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          jessierandall RE: Rae82 Feb 12, 2008 06:45 AM

          Thank you!!

        2. uptownlibrarian RE: jessierandall Feb 12, 2008 06:54 AM

          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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            Rae82 RE: uptownlibrarian Feb 12, 2008 08:00 AM

            Have you been to that? How is it?

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              uptownlibrarian RE: Rae82 Feb 12, 2008 08:29 AM

              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.

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            mikek RE: jessierandall Feb 12, 2008 09:42 AM

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

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              nolawinelover RE: jessierandall Feb 19, 2008 09:53 AM

              I love to BYOB at St James Cheese Co on Prytania and Lola's on Esplande. Bring two bottles for Lola's, since they don't take reservations and could get busy (though you can drink on the sidewalk there...)

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                uptownlibrarian RE: nolawinelover Feb 19, 2008 11:09 AM

                The last two times I've been to Lola's the hostess has asked that guests not open their bottles on the sidewalk. She explained the change in policy but I don't remember what she said.

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