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looking for good brunch spot in FQ with alfresco dining?

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tashmeem Mar 4, 2010 07:28 AM

how is cafe amelie?

  1. nomadchowwoman Mar 4, 2010 11:05 AM

    It's lovely, and the food is very good, but they don't usually serve the dishes typically associated w/New Orleans brunch (although it seems they did in the beginning). I've had the BLT and the cochon de lait sandwiches as well as the crabcake at brunch; my husband has had a very tasty roast beef sandwich, and we've both enjoyed the salads. Someone told me they have a great lamb sandwich. I love their signature drink, the Amelie, basically a mojito w/vodka instead of rum.

    On a beautiful day, the gorgeous courtyard is just a fabulous place to dine (or have a couple of drinks).

    1. nikinik Mar 4, 2010 11:42 AM

      Their courtyard, hands down, is the most beautiful in the city IMHO.

      1. edible complex Mar 4, 2010 11:56 AM

        if you're willing to go Uptown, try Martinique Bistro or Dante's.
        in Qtr., check out Bayona.
        not sure if you're looking for a Sat/Sun brunch or just any day.

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        1. re: edible complex
          Shrinkrap Mar 8, 2010 06:05 AM

          Love your screen name!

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          rubyslippersnola Mar 8, 2010 03:05 PM

          The food is good, the ambiance is awesome.

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            CharlieH Mar 9, 2010 01:09 PM

            If the weather is iffy, the bistro at maison de ville has a patio with a tent, food would be better there. And Bayona has a small patio, not sure if the do brunch though. ch

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