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swampsue Sep 11, 2008 06:11 AM

It used to be my mother's all-time favorite restaurant when I was a kid, a fair many moons ago. I've actually never been. Would you go here or to Patois? (never been there, either).

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    Hungry Celeste RE: swampsue Sep 11, 2008 08:36 AM

    Sue Zemanick of Gautreau's was named Best New Chef by Food & Wine mag. I'd choose it over Patois (but others may disagree).

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      phyllisstein RE: swampsue Sep 11, 2008 09:53 AM

      I would go to Gautreau's over Patois 10 out of 10 times.

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        nolalawyer RE: swampsue Sep 12, 2008 09:13 AM

        recently had a great dinner at Gautreau's, the atmosphere is a little loud for older people, but the food was amazing. Also, the service was impeccable and the place was packed.

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          mikemill RE: nolalawyer Sep 13, 2008 07:35 AM

          Agree with everything thing that's been said.

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          swampsue RE: swampsue Sep 14, 2008 06:27 PM

          Ok, it was a great meal. The corn soup special was a standout, my bf's snapper with gnocci looked gorgeous (he said it was). Solid, salads, liked the macademia nuts in the bib, friend had the sweetbreads, very happy, and the duck, ditto. I had the wild mushroom perogies, and they were great. And the desserts, my oh my. I'm running out of exclamations. All superlative (except perhaps the special, a flan stuffed with cream cheese and served with strawberries and balsamic, that one seemed a bit much), but my wild berry cobbler with pecan ice cream, was absolutely delicious, the whole table agreed it was the star. (had a time of it keeping any for myself with the rest diving in) Friendly service, fine wine. Thanks for the reccs, it was definitely worth going.

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