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Early Night/Small Plates/Drinks

nikinik May 8, 2009 01:41 PM

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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    TulaneJeff May 8, 2009 02:30 PM

    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
      N.O.Food May 8, 2009 02:34 PM

      Has anyone been to Delachaise since the chef left?

      Other options: rambla, boucherie.

      1. re: N.O.Food
        TulaneJeff May 8, 2009 02:40 PM

        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
          ScarlettNola May 8, 2009 09:01 PM

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

        2. re: N.O.Food
          edible complex May 9, 2009 02:36 PM

          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
            mecmec May 10, 2009 08:44 AM

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

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        kibbles May 9, 2009 07:50 AM

        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

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          JazzyB May 9, 2009 09:19 AM

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

          1. edible complex May 11, 2009 04:02 PM

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

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            1. re: edible complex
              nikinik May 12, 2009 08:11 AM

              We'll definitely give that a shot!

              1. re: nikinik
                edible complex May 12, 2009 08:17 AM

                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.

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              25dollars May 12, 2009 10:46 AM

              Baru! Nothing beats it in my opinion.

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