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Brunch - EAT or Cafe Amelie?

kim e Apr 9, 2009 08:52 AM

If you could only choose one, which one would you pick and why? We care about ambiance, but food is more important.

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    ScarlettNola Apr 9, 2009 09:07 AM

    If you care about food more than ambience go with EAT. Their brunch menu offers a ton of variety. It is a fairly simple menu but there are creative touches to the menu such the tortes. It is comfort food with a modern twist. Cafe Amelie's courtyard is beautiful, but it is a bit hit or miss in terms of food quality and service. Even in choosing based on ambience, EAT is airy, bright w clean modern lines and a little bit "hip". It all depends on your preference. But for food I would certainly choose EAT.

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    1. re: ScarlettNola
      nikinik Apr 9, 2009 09:25 AM

      I couldn't have said it better. ScarlettNola hit it right on the mark.

      Also as a plus...EAT is BYOB so if you like mimosas or bloody mary's, you'll save a fortune going with EAT. And their fresh squeezed OJ is incredible.

    2. nikinik Apr 9, 2009 09:26 AM

      Also...you'll probably have less of a wait at EAT..if any at all. It stil seems to be a hidden gem though the word is getting out quick.

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      1. re: nikinik
        lawstudent Apr 9, 2009 06:55 PM

        We need to stop talking about it! This is my go to FQ dinner when friends come to town. I love this place and do not want it overrun with tourists. Love y'all though.

        1. re: lawstudent
          ScarlettNola Apr 10, 2009 09:24 AM

          As long as they leave their fanny packs at home we may spill the beans. We should add EAT and Lolas to the list of places we avoid recommending : )

          1. re: ScarlettNola
            kim e Apr 13, 2009 10:10 AM

            we're from manhattan, so #1, I don't like tourists invading my local spots...thank god 90% of the ones that visit NY have no clue where to eat, and #2, I would rather be dead than be caught wearing a fannypack. i promise i won't wear one to EAT.

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              nikinik Apr 13, 2009 11:30 AM


              1. re: kim e
                ScarlettNola Apr 13, 2009 12:35 PM

                Kim e: After I read what I posted I hope you don't take it offensively I NEVER NEVER meant to come across as offensive and only making a joke. I promise to never wear my fanny pack when I come to Manhattan, but I am sure you know the type. Again sorry and hope you have an awesome time and let us know how it was. Have a great time in NOLA!

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