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Jan 24, 2010 01:52 PM

Where to eat coming into town for three days only please help.

I have read alot of the posts and replys here and have good Idea of which restaurants I would like to visit. Saturday night is a special night and would like a romantic and tasty treat so please I will take any and all suggestions you all might have. I am a NY foodie who loves NOLA.

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  1. Romantic and tasty - I'd say Brigsten's or Boucherie. Both of them are in old homes and very nicely done. I find Brigsten's a bit of a squeeze though, the tables are pretty close together so you can't talk dirty to each other unless you want your neighbor to hear too. You will have to get reservations there for sure.

    Also Pascal's Manale and Mr. B's for real New Orleans flavor that extends way past the food. Galatoires would be good. While I just don't LOVE Commander's Palace food anymore, their place is beautiful and you will be well taken care of there. Their service is very impressive. Mind you the food is good, I just like so many other things better.

    1. Emeril's is a lovely setting with stellar service, and it's quite romantic.

      1. lunch - Mr B's - BBQ shrimp
        lunch or brunch - Commander's
        lunch or brunch - Lil Dizzy's in Treme

        dinner - K Paul's
        dinner - Pelican Club

        Remember, when making reservations for your special night, let them know. They will do a little something extra special. NOLA restaurants still know how to treat you right!

        1. For that "special occasion," I'd look into Restaurant August, or the Grill Room at the Windsor Court Hotel. One is in the CBD, while the other is on the edge.

          When you make your reservations, be sure to state the occasion.



          3 Replies
          1. re: Bill Hunt

            Bill, they are across the street from each other.
            Agree on August and will add a window table at the Rib Room overlooking Royal St. or the corner booth at Lilette or the courtyard of either Bayona or Martinique Bistro.
            for great food, check our Iris, Patois, Boucherie, and Coquette.

            Restaurant August
            301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

            430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

            3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

            6078 Laurel St., New Orleans, LA 70118

            Martinique Restaurant Bistro
            5908 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

            Rib Room Rotisserie Extrrdnr
            621 Saint Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70140

            2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

            321 North Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

            8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

            1. re: edible complex

              Another vote for August. It's just outside the quarter and very easy to get to. But if you're looking for a Great New Orleans experience, then I'd recommend Galatoire's.
              Ask to be seated in the main dining room. While August is fantastic, it isn't really a New Orleans specific experience. It is one fine restaurant though.

              Arnaud's is another great New Orleans establisment, but DO NOT sit in the Jazz Bar. Eat in the main dining room.

              1. re: FoodChic

                Just there over Xmas----Bayona and Herbsaint should do very nicely as well as those listed above


          2. Back in the day, Feelings was tops for romance. I think Meuxbar has something of a romantic feeling.