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Jan 16, 2010 04:11 PM

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

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

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

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

          6078 Laurel St., New Orleans, LA 70118

          2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

          8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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            1. re: texasredtop

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

              1. re: alex70

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

          1. 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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            1. re: califkatie

              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.

              1. re: uhockey

                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.

                1. re: uhockey

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

                  1. re: califkatie

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