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May 8, 2009 01:41 PM

Early Night/Small Plates/Drinks

The hubby and I are looking for something to do between 5 and 7 this evening. We'll take the ferry over from Algiers Point. Looking for a place that has some good happy hour drink specials and really tasty small plates? Let the recommendations flow!

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  1. The Delachaise is great for a cheese board or frites and a sazerac.

    Delmonico has an intimate bar happy hour and some great bar food and house charcuterie.

    Both are on the streetcar line.

    Delmonico Restaurant & Bar
    1300 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

    3442 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

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    1. re: TulaneJeff

      Has anyone been to Delachaise since the chef left?

      Other options: rambla, boucherie.

      1. re: N.O.Food

        I go about once a week, but I really can't compare the current chefs to Chris DeBarr since I didn't dine there under his tenure. However one recent special was a manchego fried grit cake with butter pouched shrimp. Really delicious. The duck fat frites are as good as ever.

        1. re: TulaneJeff

          How is the new Chef? I loved Chris DeBarr's menu there and have not been in a while.

        2. re: N.O.Food

          didn't they open a second location on or near Rampart around Armstrong Park?
          believe it is under a different name though.

          1. re: edible complex

            Yes, Tonique-I don't think they serve food, but the drinks and atmosphere are great

      2. Rambla may be the ticket -- billed as spainish/creole tapas in the CBD, short walk from the ferry.

        217 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. La Petite Grocery. but you'll need a cab.

          1. I know you tried RioMar, but next time take the streetcar up to Cafe Granada on Carrollton.

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              1. re: nikinik

                and even if you make your way thru all the tapas, save room for the paella w/seafood, chicken and chorizo. the mango margaritas are mighty tasty for dessert too.

            1. Baru! Nothing beats it in my opinion.