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Oct 12, 2009 09:04 AM


I plan to be in NOLA on business at the end of the month. I have been on several previous occasions but always on holiday with my wife. This time solo.
Recommendations please??

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  1. My husband and I often dine in restaurants and eat at the bar....great fun because you get to meet lots of interesting people and talk to the bartenders. Some of our favorite restaurants to eat at the bar are Emeril's, and Lilette, and for a casual option, Camelia Grill (all bar service).

    Emeril's Restaurant
    800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

    3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

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    1. re: Liz Gober

      I too recommend eating at a bar. My husband and I love ONE in the Riverbend. You can sit at the bar and actually watch the chefs prepare the food.

      One Restaurant & Lounge
      8132 Hampson St, New Orleans, LA 70118

    2. People dine at the bar at Coquette. And at Bourbon House. But lots of, indeed most, places will happily accommodate a lone diner at a small table. I personally wouldn't want to dine solo at big festive places like Commander's or Galatoire's. But I'd definitely feel comfortable at Herbsaint or Luke, along w/those mentioned by Liz G.

      1. I would recommend Clancy's for a great solo dining experience. Sit at the bar and join in the exuberant and almost "party like" atmosphere. The food is great to boot.

        1. Many thanks to all for these excellent comments and recommendations!

          1. If you've not been to Brigtsen's it would definitely be worth a trip. While they do not have a bar, I'm sure you'll be treated quite well at a 2-top. Finest Modern Louisiana cuisine anywhere, IMNSHO.

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            1. re: GroovinGourmet

              I concur. Brigsten's Roast Duck with mashed potatoes and tart cherry sauce is one of the best things I have ever eaten not to mention the Strawberry shortcake made with what else but fresh Ponchatoula strawberrries.