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GreenLakeDave Dec 17, 2008 10:56 AM

My wife and I are going to Dick & Jenny's next week for the first time.
Anything we should definitely order, or know before hand?

Thanks,
Dave

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    adamshoe Dec 17, 2008 04:55 PM

    Try to get a table in the "front" room where the bar is. Otherwise, it's like eating in someone's car-port or garage bay. Everything we ate there was good. Can't remember specifics because we went directly to Tipitina's after dinner to see The Radiators and got a wee bit hammered!!! Adam

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      JazzyB Dec 18, 2008 04:32 AM

      Ditto the front room. The only way to "guarantee" you'll be seated there is to arrive about 15 min. prior to opening. Sounds crazy but there is a down spout/drain pipe on the side of the building. If your spot in line is behind it, you probably won't be seated in the front room. We've always had good (never outstanding) meals there.

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        GreenLakeDave Dec 18, 2008 08:08 AM

        Thanks for the tip about the front room!

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        Blumie Dec 19, 2008 08:08 PM

        I don't mind the back room at all.

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        GreenLakeDave Dec 18, 2008 10:09 AM

        Dang! I just found out they'll be closed on the 23rd. Anybody have suggestions for something similar that'll be open?

        We've been to the usual suspects in the FQ, we were looking for something different.

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          roro1831 Dec 19, 2008 04:14 AM

          Dante's Kitchen

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            edible complex Dec 19, 2008 04:17 AM

            Mat & Naddie's

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              sirvelvet Dec 19, 2008 04:59 AM

              Cafe Atchafalaya on Louisiana, near Tchoupitoulas. The food is good and has a similar feel.

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              Ross B Dec 18, 2008 12:44 PM

              They don't take reservations at Dick & Jenny's, but I don't mind waiting because there is a good little neighborhood bar (45 Tchoup) right next door.

              Pascal's Manale isn't too far away up Napolean. Not too similar, but good and in the neighborhood.

              1. hamsandwich Dec 19, 2008 09:31 AM

                they put out a new menu a couple weeks ago and everything I tried was excellent. Charcuterie plate, savory cheesecake app, a soup with brie in it, lamb shank...all wonderful.

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