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Oct 10, 2008 09:52 AM


I have not been to Lilette since before Katrina. How is it? Any recommendations? Thinking of going there for a special anniversary. Thanks!

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  1. Still excellent. My last meal there I had the gnocchi, veal cheek salad and hangar steak. Awesome!

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    1. re: BayouTeche

      I second BayouTeche. They have a poached pear dessert that is worth the trip all by itself.

    2. lunch was perfection:
      Braised veal cheeks with mixed greens and horseradish vinaigrette

      Braised pork belly with tomato-cucumber-basil salad and garlic bread

      Coq au vin with mushrooms, red wine, bacon and croutons

      Quenelles of goats cheese crème fraiche with poached pears, pistachios, and lavender honey

      1. I have had dreams about the mushroom toast

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        1. re: gyppielou

          I just went for the first time and the food was excellent. We had the mussels,heirloom tomato salad, trout special, tuna, and hangar steak. Ask for a booth.

        2. Haven't been there in one year (on my last trip to New Orleans), but we had an excellent meal, and plan on returning next month.

          1. The only real knock I've heard about Lilette is that the restaurant's menu hasn't really changed since before Katrina. Not 100% accurate, but there's some justification. The thing is, the menu as it exists is popular for a reason. There's not really a weak link.

            I dig the place, personally, but I do wish he'd throw a few curves at some point.

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            1. re: Robert Peyton

              I sort of feel like (food-wise) there's no reason to go to Lilette when Iris exists. I like Lilette enough, and the atmosphere is very different, but at the price point and for French-Italian style food (with maybe a few Asian hints), I'm sticking with Iris all the way.