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Restaurant Ideas for Bachelor Party Weekend

Brian L Aug 3, 2008 09:08 PM

I'm having my bachelor party in NOLA next month, and would love to get feedback from the local experts as to the "must-do" restaurants. I want the full NOLA culinary experience, so ideas for brunch / lunch (let's be honest....we're not getting up before 11am), and dinner are appreciated.

At least one nice dinner is in order (steakhouse perhaps?), but the 7 of us will likely be a bit boisterous so we should stay clear of anything stuffy. Budgets are a bit tight for most of the group .... hopefully y'all can recommend a few places that won't break the bank.

We're staying in the FQ, Hotel Monteleone, if that makes any difference.

Good bar suggestions are appreciated as well.....


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  1. edible complex RE: Brian L Aug 4, 2008 06:34 AM

    La Boca

    1. sirvelvet RE: Brian L Aug 4, 2008 12:40 PM

      I recently had a great bachelor party dinner at Mr. Bs. Of course the food was fantastic, but the best part was that I was with a group of very drunk, very rowdy guys and we still got excellent service. It is so close to the Monteleone you should have no trouble walking there. Other places to eat while in town include Mandina's (on Canal, you can take the streetcar), Cochon (already mentioned), or Luke.

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        CheeburgerCheeburger RE: sirvelvet Aug 4, 2008 01:10 PM

        Mr. B's would be perfect for either brunch/lunch or dinner. As far as steak goes, Mr. John's is definitely my favorite, but Crescent City Steakhouse might provide better ambiance for a bachelor's party.

      2. southernwayfarer RE: Brian L Aug 4, 2008 02:04 PM

        +1 for Cochon for dinner.

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          mikek RE: Brian L Aug 5, 2008 01:58 PM

          Cochon would be a good one, but one place to get boistrous and that is always a LOT of fun is Jacques-Imos. My friend went back and led a bachelor party last year (we went to Tulane, his friends did not), and they brought out two bottles of Patron on the house.

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            Suzy Wong RE: mikek Aug 5, 2008 03:57 PM

            What about Bon Ton on Magazine off of Poydras....

            Galatoire's gets pretty loud, you shouldn;t have a problem there....
            Skip Mr B's it just average if that, IMO. You can get much better tasting food for the same price or less.....

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            mcegielski RE: Brian L Aug 5, 2008 07:37 PM

            Galatoire's hands down all the way. it is 50% cocktail party. 50% dinner. great place for a bunch of guys lookin to throwdown. you must wear a coat though and wait to sit downstairs no matter what. if there is a wait theu have anice bar upstairs and will get you when table is ready, this place is the ultimate new orleans experience. visit their website for more info.

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