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May 30, 2009 06:14 PM

Cochon last night was good-Bright ideas please?

Non touristy low key good food ? Thanks.

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  1. Non-touristy . . . low key . . . sounds like Dante's Kitchen to me. I had a really nice meal there on Monday night.

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    1. re: BRB

      Never made it to Dante's cuz Brigtsen's is right down the street. That's always my first choice.

      1. re: GroovinGourmet

        I know I am in the minority here, but I enjoyed Dante's Kitchen as much as Brigsten's. Dante's Kitchen does not require reservations and is not as cramped on the inside to me. The food was just as good. I enjoyed Brigsten's but had an uncomfortable experience there. I was seated facing another single diner and I had to wait 27 minutes between finishing my appetizer and receiving my entre. I travel the U.S. alone and eat in restaurants by myself. I do not like to eat at a bar because I do not drink and do not like to sit on bar stools. I am sure if I go to Brigsten's again I will like it, but it was not as great to me as the hype I see on this board.

        Bigray in Ok

    2. You might try Meauxbar Bistro on N. Rampart, which many locals and Quarterites frequent and has consistently very good food, excellent cocktails, low-key New Orleans ambience. The one thing I've had there that I wouldn't recommend is duck confit (skin was flaccid and not at all crisp, and I noted this on others' plates on several occasions).