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Last minute trip this weekend - upscale and casual suggestions needed!

travelnurse74 Dec 28, 2008 10:32 PM

Hello all,

Husband and I are heading to NOLA for a last minute extended weekend getaway for our anniversary. We met there 9 years ago and it is the first time back for both of us. We are in our mid 30's.

We are looking for a romantic upscale restaurant one night, a brunch another day and really just any suggestions for some good food - casual and/or upscale. This is last minute so I am unsure of the availability in reservations, so please take that into consideration.

We are definite foodies. Husband loves sushi, we both love seafood, steaks and all the typical NOLA food. We both LOVE wine and lots of it.

Also, we both want to watch the 2 wild card games on Sunday - any suggestions on some good fun places to watch the games and drink/eat some good casual food would be great!


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  1. nikinik RE: travelnurse74 Dec 29, 2008 07:46 AM

    Tommy's in the Warehouse District. Tommy's wine bar is next door. You won't be disappointed!

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      travelnurse74 RE: nikinik Dec 30, 2008 08:14 AM

      Is Tommy's upscale or casual? What type of food.

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      lawstudent RE: travelnurse74 Dec 29, 2008 09:12 AM

      Try Dante's (uptown) or Eat (FQ) for brunch.

      I am on an eternal quest for the perfect place to watch a football game but still have not found it. I'm planning on watching the LSU game on NYE at the bar at the Ritz but have no idea if they even have TV's.

      1. edible complex RE: travelnurse74 Dec 29, 2008 12:06 PM

        down by Harrah's are Gordon Biersch, Ruth's Chris, Ernst Cafe, Lucy's, and Vic's Kangaroo, most of which should have a TV at the bar with some good eats.

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          travelnurse74 RE: edible complex Dec 30, 2008 08:14 AM

          We have a GB's by us but will look into the other places. We are staying at Harrah's so that is convenient. Thanks!

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            edible complex RE: travelnurse74 Dec 30, 2008 08:56 AM

            all of those places are within walking distance. you can check out their online menus and see what is appetizing to you or graze thru all of them.

            to answer your question above, Tommy's Cuisine (ex-Irene's) is more upscale than casual. I prefer Irene's Cuisine for both food and atmosphere. both are Italian with similar menus;

        2. edible complex RE: travelnurse74 Dec 29, 2008 12:10 PM

          in the Warehouse District, you can grab a bite and possibly catch a game at Gordon Biersch, Ernst Cafe, Ruth's Chris, Lucy's, and Vic's Kangaroo Bar.

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            nola17 RE: travelnurse74 Dec 30, 2008 09:04 AM

            You could watch the games at Cooter Brown's uptown, then go get dinner at Jacques Imos or Dantes Kitchen. Jacques Imos doesn't take reservations for less than 5 people anyway. You can also get decent, cheap oysters at Cooter Browns during the games.

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