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Pre-theatre/opera/etc dinner?

Slimpyslim Mar 7, 2010 10:17 PM

Hello, I have a fairly specific question. I am attending the opera fairly soon and as such I am looking for a place for a pre-opera dinner. This means that we'll be all dressed up in formal wear. I know that it is definitely more unusual to dress down than dress up in Nola to go out to eat, but I wanna make sure I'm not too out of place. What I'm looking for is something in the mid to low twenties in entree range, maybe in the CBD but doesn't have to be. I would say that Coquette (in uptown, I know) or Herbsaint would be a great example of something like what I'm looking for (with reasonable prices and diners that like to wear jackets), but I've already eaten at both of those places. Any help?

  1. edible complex Mar 11, 2010 09:15 AM

    I've been seen at Camellia Grill in a ballgown...I digress.
    if you don't mind the Fr. Qtr., head to Muriel's for their pre-theatre dinner, nice menu.

    if you go to Vizard's, get the roast chicken! sublime!

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      savory south Mar 9, 2010 07:41 AM

      If you're looking for the latest in the CBD, it's Vicki Bailey's & Mike Fennelly's
      new place at the Lafayette Hotel. It is in the same space where they had
      Mike on the Avenue in the 80's. Would be a good "new" place to try. And if you just hate the menu you can cross the street to Herbsaint.....or walk down Poydras to Luke.

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      1. re: savory south
        Brfoodie Mar 9, 2010 10:46 AM

        Would recommend Vizards. Wasn't too thrilled by Upperline. LIke Patois and Lilette a lot as well

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        Shiloh Mar 9, 2010 06:08 AM


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          rubyslippersnola Mar 8, 2010 03:04 PM

          Add Iris to your list..

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          1. re: rubyslippersnola
            Slimpyslim Mar 8, 2010 08:59 PM

            Yeah Iris is great, I've eaten there though and was wanting to try something new

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            Slimpyslim Mar 7, 2010 10:22 PM

            As an addendum, I've eaten at a ton of places, and kinda want to try a new place. So if my question was too specific, how about these places? yay or nay?

            Le Foret (price range?)
            Le Meritage
            Bistro Daisy
            Le Petit Grocery

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            1. re: Slimpyslim
              BayouTeche Mar 8, 2010 07:48 AM

              Le Foret (price range?) - haven't been.....going Saturday night
              Le Meritage - haven't been
              One - yay
              Bistro Daisy - yay
              Vizard's - haven't been
              Upperline - yay (but not a strong yay)
              Le Petit Grocery - yay....eating there this weekend as well
              Gautreau's - nay.....not a fan

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