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Dec 8, 2008 10:11 AM

Found Where to Eat- now WHAT TO EAT- recs?

Anyone up for the challenge? Any suggestions, help would be appreciated. With all the wondeful things to eat in NO, I want to do MY best to choose the best of the best when dining...Thank you! Please include drinks, apps, anything

Dominiques Dinner
August Dinner

Galatoire's lunch or brunch
Commanders lunch or brunch
Blue Plate cafe breakfast
Petunias breakfast
Luke lunch

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  1. FYI--Dominique has left Dominique's--

    Galatoire's--Be sure to start with Crabmeat Maison and Oysters en brochette.

    Bayona's duck & cashew butter sandwich at luch is very tasty.

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    1. re: Crabby Clara

      Thanks crabby. He couldnt have left after we ate there, huh!!! So, now Im wondering if we should stick with Dominiques for Christmas day which we planned or change to the Rib Room possibly. Thanks again for the fyi and the food suggestions

      1. re: secondsplz

        Have you considered the Windsor Court for xmas day? That's what we decided on after looking at what was available. Sounds like a nice menu.

    2. At Brigtsen's the Roast Duck with Cornbread Dressing & Honey Pecan Gravy is not to be missed. Shrimp Remoulade with Deviled Egg, Guacamole & Mirliton Corn Relish is a great appetizer. The sleeper appetizer on the menu is Mustard & Corn Meal Fried Des Allemands Catfish with Tomato, Vidalia Onion & Roasted Jalapeno Tartar Sauce.

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      1. re: ddavis

        The shrimp and butternut bisque at Brigtsens is amazing too.

      2. Luke
        start w/ some P&J's oysters, pâté of Louisiana rabbit and duck livers, and moules et frites

        finish w/the choucroute maison of housemade sausages and slow cooked Berkshire
        pork belly, cochon de lait, and knuckles

        and if you want a burger; made of local Charolais beef, Allen Benton’s bacon,
        onions and Emmenthaler cheese with housemade fries

        or depending on which day, check out the daily specials.

        1. At Restaurant August, you must have the gnocchi appetizer - divine. Bit expensive for the amount you get, but worth every penny!!!

          Irene's - get chicken rosemarino. I never order chicken out but get it every time we go. If you like veal ossco buco, this is great too. This is one of her Thursday night specials. Also, do not miss her Creole cheesecake. Make reservations at Irene's so you won't have to wait too long in the holding room. We tend to go here early around 6PM so we don't miss out on the specials which has happened.

          We go to August and Irene's every time we go to New Orleans which is 4 times a year.


          We will be back on 1/18 for a week. I am counting the days . . .

          1. We've had everything on Brigtsen's menu except the salads. He shines on the apps. Consider an all app. dinner. He tends to rotate the apps and merely change up the sauces on some entrees. Crawfish shortcake, quail and shrimp remoulade are a few of my favorites. Hands down the best softshell (when available). I don't care for the bisque. Way too thick .My entree preference is the tuna. Irene's (reserve the front room) has an excellent crabcake special which runs quite often. The mussels are excellent (app) as well. Buster crab app. at August. Gnocchi is also good. Gal's does a nice turtle soup. Any fresh fish (ask your waiter) with meuniere and crabmeat is a can't miss. Simple and done very well. Martinis come with a bowl of olives. Avoid the dry cassoulet at Luke. Corn/crab bisque is also disappointing. Burger is huge and comes with handcut fries. Commander's for lunch rather than brunch (M-F). Reserve the garden room. 25 cent martinis and excellent Bloody Marys. Best turtle soup in town. We've had many lunches sampling various entrees. Menu items change. The only one to avoid would be the blackened redfish cakes.. I am not a fan of either Delmonico or Bayona, so no help there.