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FQ dinner for 50 - 60 in May

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Looking for a place in the FQ that will host a sit down dinner for 50 - 60 people. Trying to keep the costs on the lower side, so not looking for anything too extravagant. (no more than $45/$50 a person). I've already called Tujague's and they aren't available for the weekend I need. It's part of a conference with mostly out-of-town folks, so a dinner that's more New Orleans cuisine is preferred over say steak or baked chicken.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

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  1. i went to a wedding rehearsal dinner upstairs at acme oyster house. it was a very casual thing, buffet style, but it was a cool atmosphere--a fairly large room opening out onto a big balcony over iberville. food was what you'd expect--raw and fried oysters, fried catfish and shrimp, jambalaya, coleslaw, red beans and rice, bread pudding--and very good. you specified "sit down dinner," so i'm not sure if this qualifies, as people would have to get up and serve themselves, but i'm pretty sure it would be within your price range.

    1. Similar posts have same Napoleon House...I've heard mixed things (at least about the muffaletas). I'm a huge Acme fan!

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      1. re: ZestyZ

        The muffs at Napoleon House are fine, and lately seem to be one-upping the muffs at Central Grocery! Not that muffs are the only food option at Napoleon house:

        http://napoleonhouse.com/reception1.html

        Alternately, you might want to rent the space, and hire an independent caterer. Napoleon House is a beautiful and historic building, and feels intensely New Orleans.

        Another great interior (albeit Uptown) is the Columns Hotel:

        http://thecolumns.com/catering.htm

        Start a new thread here about event caterers, and find out who the locals use. You might also want to open a thread at New Orleans.com:

        http://tinyurl.com/37hzmk

        Good luck!