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Jun 21, 2009 06:45 PM

cochon, dick & jennys, or gautreaus? for our 2nd dinner in NOLA.

I've heard so many good things about all 3 and realize they are all very different, but I honestly can't decide! Please Help!!! Our other meals are: Mr. B's for lunch, Brigtsen's for dinner, Camellia Grill for breakfast/lunch.

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  1. I would pick Dick and Jenny's simply as it is my preference over the other two. I have heard both wonderful and not so wonderful things about Gautreaus, and as I have not been there in a Looooooong time I cannot say. I like Cochon, but prefer lunch and not dinner.

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    1. re: ScarlettNola

      thank you so much for your input! i was slightly leaning towards d&j's anyway.... i'll def report back after our trip!

      1. re: ScarlettNola

        Ditto scarlett Nola. We had our worst ever fine dining meal at Gautreaus. Bland , poorly composed plates.

      2. Funny...I would have said 1) Gautreaus, 2) Cochon, and 3) Dick and Jenny's.

        Were the bad Gautreaus meals recent? I wonder if it was before their current chef came aboard. I've been to all three places and Gautreaus is definitely my favorite.

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        1. re: flojindamesa

          I would pick Dick & Jenny's as well. I didn't like Cochon much at all - Herbsaint is much better. Gautreaus has great food, very intimate, but I find it to be a little stuffy sometimes.

          1. re: flojindamesa

            Bad Gautreaus meal was with the current chef.

            1. re: JazzyB

              FWIW, I also had a bad meal at Gautreau's with the current chef. I'd put my money on D & J.

              1. re: BayouTeche

                We have dined at Gautreau's four times over the last couple of years. Wonderful place, but, for the money, you can have a better meal at numerous other "fine" dining places. Not bad meals, just b or b- for new Orleans. We keep trying to like it, but have given up.

          2. We just got back and loved Cochon, although we haven't done the other two. We found a great local neighborhood breakfast place too - Commerce Restaurant on Camp St. just a block from Canal St. and Magazine (if you're staying in that area).

            1. I want to say Cochon, but for dinner I'd go D&J. Maybe try to go to Cochon for lunch? (It's my favorite on your list, but it's really better for lunch IMO.)