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Best Choice on Magazine?

MoonpieLover Feb 18, 2008 10:24 PM

I'll be squiring relatives who are visiting N.O. for the first time. We have a few meals planned, varying between the grand dames (Commander's, Galatoire), neighborhood joints (Parkway, Liuzza's) and one or two notable newer, semi-adventurous restaurants. One of the days will include shopping and strolling along Magazine, and it's likely we'll end up having either lunch or dinner there. I need some advice on choosing between Lillette, La Petite Grocery, Iris, Martinique, Table One, or anywhere else (along these lines) that's recommended. What say ye, eaters?

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    ZydecoPlayer Feb 19, 2008 03:02 AM

    Well, Table One no longer exists -- so eliminates one option.

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      JGrey Feb 19, 2008 05:01 AM

      Iris is not on Magazine, but well worth the short trip. I'd order them Iris, Martinique, Lilette, La Petite.

      1. Lyonola Feb 19, 2008 06:59 AM

        Think it depends on which part of Magazine you will be strolling and shopping down. If it is a nice early Spring day in New Orleans, Martinique has a nice outdoor patio, Iris, I am almost positive, is not open for lunch and I would check on La Petite's hours as well. Iris is small and cozy, in my opinion a table bigger than 4 people is a little tight. May also want to consider Bistro Daisy for dinner. I have eaten lunch at Lilette and thought it was terrific. I had the Skirt Steak with a Chimichurri sauce and potatoes fried in Duck Fat. Of course, walking is more difficult following that.

        1. 0gre Feb 19, 2008 08:30 AM

          If you don't mind getting a little closer to Lee Circle and don't care about the casual atmosphere, I highly recommend Surrey's Juice Bar. Great casual dining.

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            david2393 Feb 19, 2008 08:39 AM

            I don't think it's open yet, but Vizzard's will be opening up soon on Magazine b/t Napoleon and Jefferson. IMO, Ignatius is also a good option.

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              cor Feb 19, 2008 11:37 AM

              Vizard's is open - I saw a bunch of people eating there last week. In my opinion, I think Martinique and Le Petite are pretty overrated. I've never been to Lilette.

              Good places to stop on Magazine:
              Savvy Gourmet
              Cafe Rani

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              nolawinelover Feb 19, 2008 09:07 AM

              I would try Daisy Bistro or Lilette...Chef Anton Schulte left La Petite Grocery and opened Daisy Bistro last fall and my dinner group loved it!

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