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5 days, my choices: iris, herbsaint, August, Dick and Jennys, Bristro Daiseys, Dantes kitchen, Galatroirs, Geautreas, and or Mr.Bs

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alex70 Jan 16, 2010 04:11 PM

Which should I eliminate and what should I add. Help!!

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    joedontexan RE: alex70 Jan 17, 2010 05:36 AM

    you have got all winners dont eliminate any. add maybe commanders palace for lunch and the pelican club.

    1. kittykatkid RE: alex70 Jan 17, 2010 06:10 AM

      Bistro Daisy I went with a group everyone loved it. August the food is fantastic, it is expensive, I would go for lunch unless money is not an issue. Herbsaint, I loved their gumbo, it was awesome. All of the choices you made are solid. I haven't been to Dante's Kitchen..I am pondering going when I am down there the end of the month. Enjoy!!! Go Saints

      1. texasredtop RE: alex70 Jan 17, 2010 06:35 AM

        Do not eliminate Mr. B's and get the bbq shrimp!!!! They are a must. They are in my top 3 favorite dishes in NOLA.

        I liked Dick and Jenny's, it's very heavy rich food. I wouldn't eat there at night again because I liked to have never gotten to sleep.

        1. edible complex RE: alex70 Jan 17, 2010 06:44 AM

          all good, but consider adding Patois, Coquette and Boucherie.

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          Patois
          6078 Laurel St., New Orleans, LA 70118

          Coquette
          2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

          Boucherie
          8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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            texasredtop RE: edible complex Jan 17, 2010 07:23 AM

            I second Boucherie!!! Yum!!!

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              alex70 RE: texasredtop Jan 17, 2010 03:44 PM

              Thanks all!! When I go in April I'll report back

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                Suzy Wong RE: alex70 Jan 17, 2010 04:34 PM

                ELIMINATE Mr B's, add Stella! and/or Bon Ton....

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            califkatie RE: alex70 Jan 17, 2010 10:15 PM

            i would eliminate gautreau's. it is very nice, but the food is similar to menus in any large city. not very new orleans unique.

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              uhockey RE: califkatie Jan 18, 2010 04:37 AM

              Glad to see someone mention this - I've been making reservations for my trip and thought the exact same thing..........then again, I felt the same about Stella's menu options which seem to rely heavily on fishes and crustaceans from the Pacific Northwest.

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                califkatie RE: uhockey Jan 18, 2010 08:26 AM

                one other problem i had with gautreau's was the atmosphere was a little somber,uptown elite. we felt uncomfortable, like we couldn't even laugh out-loud for fear someone would look down their nose at us.

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                  califkatie RE: uhockey Jan 18, 2010 06:40 PM

                  exactly. i like to eat speckled trout when in new orleans, that is not a fish i see elsewhere.

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                    alex70 RE: califkatie Jan 18, 2010 07:30 PM

                    ok I'm taking gautreau's off my list. Thanks all!!

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                JazzyB RE: alex70 Jan 19, 2010 06:01 AM

                Add: Le Foret, a notch above all on your list. Destined to be #1 in NOLA.

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