Quiet place for (potentially long) conversation
Where's a good place that I could meet a friend to catch up over dinner? Somewhere that wont rush us in and out, and that's not too expensive. Everything's game!
If it's mid-week or an off night you could try the back room at Napoleon House. Not the courtyard, but the room with windows facing Chartres. After a VERY stressful day we found ourselves all alone in there. We just kicked back, enjoyed Pimms Cups and just chilled for a loooong time. It was the perfect remedy to a tough day.
I can think of a few-just depending on when you are going (weeknight v. weekend) Try Delachaise on St. Charles, Ralph's on The Park (they have a special currently running that is 30.00 per person and includes three appetizers and a glass of wine) Sara's is a great place to try(eclectic Creole/Asian) phenomenal food and a warm and unrushed atmosphere, At Muriel's you can enjoy dinner and retire to the Seance Room for conversation and cocktails, or a window seat at Vizards. Hope this helps.
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Martinique Bistro has a lovely courtyard and a stellar menu.
If you do hold a table on a busy weekend night, pls tip accordingly.
Also a sidewalk table at Cafe Granada, where you can linger over dinner.