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Dick and Jenny's

Hungry4Good Nov 2, 2008 10:04 AM

I took my group to Dick and Jenny's a year or so ago. We like the food a lot but, unfortunately, the feeling that you're eating in somebody's garage took the food down with it. I know it strives for the cutesy aspect, but does anyone else agree that the level of good food here needs an equally nice environment in which to enjoy it?

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    adamshoe Nov 2, 2008 05:08 PM

    Where did they seat you? We ate in the front dining room which I found to be quite charming. I agree, though, that when you enter on the side it does seem a bit garage-like. Maybe the size of your party necessitated that? For me it's about the food and the feeling there that trumps the atmosphere. In the spirit of disclosure I will say I only ate there for the first time three weeks ago (as a CA tourist...) but the 4 of us were very happy witht the food and the service. As a bonus, it's around the corner from Tipitina's, so if you wan't to extend the Bon-Temps, it's a stumble away. Adam

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      JazzyB Nov 3, 2008 04:43 AM

      You have to get there prior to opening to be seated in the plate (front room). Sitting in the back is an entirely different dining experience which, I don't care for either. Unfortunately later diners are seated where ever tables have turned. It's luck of the draw or wait a bit longer for better seating.

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        Hungry4Good Nov 3, 2008 10:25 AM

        Thanks, Jazzy, I see... yes, it was a corner table in the back, by the kitchen (we were a large group.) Too bad that was our first impression. I'm trying to convince my group that the food is worth another trip but it'll be a hard sell.

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        Honore Melmoth Nov 7, 2008 02:13 PM

        Yes, I agree. But you and I are in a minority. In New Orleans, a restaurant's comfort and design are not serious considerations for the vast majority of people -- locals and visitors alike. Even when a restaurant owner spends a lot of money on decor, it's often off the mark.

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