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Brigtsens,Stella,or Gautreaus

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brucewein May 2, 2008 09:45 AM

PLEASE RANK---Thanks

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    coolfoodie May 16, 2008 06:55 PM

    Went to Gautreau's last week. Great meal! I was impressed with the delicious celery soup - very silky. Also, shrimp salad was terrific. New - (ish?) chef. I understand she is about to be named to Food & Wine's top new chefs this year. Room can be a bit noisy - it must have been the table with all the Spur's coaches...

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      mjpd May 11, 2008 12:12 PM

      I had absolutely one of the best meals of my life last week at Stella. Our party of four had the tasting menu with the wine parings. Simply outstanding!

      I ate at Brigtsens a year ago and was not soo impressed.

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        noladude May 11, 2008 04:44 PM

        I've been to both places during the past 6 months. I have to agree with jfood...two very different experiences two unbelievable meals. Too close to call!

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        Blumie May 6, 2008 10:04 AM

        Brigtsen's and Stella are both great but offer VERY different experiences. For visitors looking for a uniquely New Orleans experience, I would rank Brigtsen's over Stella. For those who want the most creative push-the-envelope experience, Stella wins out. I've only been to Gautreaus once, and it was lovely, but comes in third for me.

        1. jfood May 4, 2008 06:01 PM

          Jfood reviewed 2 of the three from his visit last week.

          Brigtsen Review
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/514462
          Stella Review
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/514461

          And let's not forget Commanders
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/514772

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