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Linda513 Mar 21, 2009 01:03 PM

DC foodie here - married to extremely picky eater who sticks to steak and baked potatoes, with a 16 year old daughter who likes plain pasta and grilled chicken. I like to try new things. We'll be in New Orleans for one night. Are there any restaurants that can please all three of us?

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    JazzyB Mar 25, 2009 07:16 AM

    Herbsaint. The gnocchi is excellent. Lightly "sauced" with olive oil, lemon, parm. and a bit of diced tomato. Never had their grilled chicken.The ribeye is very good. It comes sliced rather than a whole steak. Short rib app. is excellent. My fav. entree is the pork belly. Duck confit is good as well.

    1. edible complex Mar 21, 2009 02:10 PM

      you'd be surprised how many places have the steak and chicken thing on menus that will also allow you to try new things:
      Clancy's, Vizard's, Galatoire's, Mr. B's, Irene's, Muriel's
      for steakhouses w/local variety: Dickie Brennan's, Ruth's Chris

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      1. re: edible complex
        N.O.Food Mar 21, 2009 03:24 PM

        Add La Boca for steaks.

        1. re: edible complex
          Linda513 Mar 21, 2009 03:24 PM

          Thanks, I'll check those out. My husband LOVES Ruth's Chris here, but I didn't realize they had local food on the menu as well.

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            N.O.Food Mar 25, 2009 09:34 AM

            If you've got a Ruth's where you live, I beg you not to go to the one here. And I can't be certain, but I doubt the menu is any different here than it is there. Even though Ruth's started here, I don't consider it local anymore.

          2. re: edible complex
            Bill Hunt Mar 25, 2009 08:27 PM

            I'd add Delmonico, just up the street from the Marriott (about 11 blocks, but there is a streetcar line between the two). I think that one could get all that you require. If you make reservations, talk about your daughter's choices, to make sure that similar is on the menu that night.



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            Isabella Mar 21, 2009 01:39 PM

            When will you be here, where will you be staying, will you have a car, and is taking a taxi out of the question?

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            1. re: Isabella
              Linda513 Mar 21, 2009 03:24 PM

              We will be there the first week in April, staying at Marriot on St. Charles, no car, and we can take a taxi.

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