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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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        N.O.Food Mar 21, 2009 03:24 PM

        Add La Boca for steaks.

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          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.

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            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.

            Enjoy,

            Hunt

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            Isabella Mar 21, 2009 01:39 PM

            Questions:
            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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              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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