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brucewein Mar 30, 2010 12:36 PM

we are going to brigstens------Please rate my other possible choices(have one more nite)

Bayona
August
Cuvee
Stella
Cochon
Galatoires
Herbsaint

Thanks!!!

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Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Bayona
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Cuvee Restaurant
322 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Herbsaint
701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. BayouTeche RE: brucewein Mar 30, 2010 12:49 PM

    Cochon isn't in the same league as the others......the others being among my favorites.

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    Cochon
    930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

    1. nomadchowwoman RE: brucewein Mar 30, 2010 01:51 PM

      If I were deciding, I would go to either Restaurant August or Herbsaint.
      I like Cochon, but BT is right: it does not fall into the fine dining category as the others do.

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      Cochon
      930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

      Herbsaint
      701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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        figndate RE: brucewein Mar 30, 2010 02:29 PM

        +1 Herbsaint. Bayona and Stella! are also wonderful.

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        Bayona
        430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

        Herbsaint
        701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. Bill Hunt RE: brucewein Mar 30, 2010 08:11 PM

          If you have only one more night, I would choose Galatoire's, providing that you have not dined there.

          If you have, then it would be between August and Stella!. As ;per another thread, that would be a bit of a toss-up, but since we've done Stella! more often, August would win.

          Most of all, enjoy,

          Hunt

          PS - this is not meant to reflect negatively on the other very good restaurants, but given only one more choice, one has to eliminate the others.

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          Galatoire's Restaurant
          209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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            JazzyB RE: brucewein Mar 31, 2010 07:11 AM

            August, for their tasting menu w/wine pairing. Herbsaint can be wonderful. Unfortunately, I've found it to be inconsistent. We haven't been to Cuvee lately, but meals there were always good. IMO, both Cochon and Stella are overrated. Galatoires only if you are seeking a great NOLA experience with just ok food. While nearly everything I've made from Susan Spicer's cookbook has been delightful, the food at Bayona just doesn't sing.

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            Cochon
            930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

            Bayona
            430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

            Galatoire's Restaurant
            209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

            Cuvee Restaurant
            322 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

            Herbsaint
            701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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            1. re: JazzyB
              FoodChic RE: JazzyB Mar 31, 2010 07:48 AM

              I think it was Hazelhurst that wrote the post about experiencing Galatoire's. It is without a doubt one of the best postings I've ever read. I think those that have never been to Galatoire's, and are conptemplating it, should read her post first to make their decision. The post perfectly paints a picture of what Galatoire's is and why it is so New Orleans.

              I'll see if I can dig it up.

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              Galatoire's Restaurant
              209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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                FoodChic RE: FoodChic Mar 31, 2010 08:05 AM

                Here it is! A must read!

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/617600

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                  JazzyB RE: FoodChic Mar 31, 2010 09:14 AM

                  Eloquent and spot on.

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                  Galatoire's Restaurant
                  209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

                  1. re: FoodChic
                    Suzy Wong RE: FoodChic Mar 31, 2010 01:33 PM

                    as an fyi, Hazelhurst is a man...

                    Even though both are very different from each other, I think Galatoire's food and experience is well worth a visit, as is Stella! (JazzyB is the first person I've heard something semi negative from re Stella! and totally disagree).

                    (Of courset everyone has their own tastes and preferences no one person being right or wrong)

                    1. re: Suzy Wong
                      FoodChic RE: Suzy Wong Mar 31, 2010 01:36 PM

                      Thanks I knew that, but momentarily forgot.
                      Sorry, Hazelhurst.

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                        Bill Hunt RE: Suzy Wong Mar 31, 2010 09:44 PM

                        Suzy,

                        I have every reason to believe that you are correct on Hazelhurst's gender.

                        I also have every reason to believe that if any living writer could capture the "magic" of Galatoire's, Hazlehurst is that writer. Were I doing a hardbound, coffee table book on "dining in NOLA," I'd hire Hazelhurst to do the Galatoire's section.

                        Hunt

                        PS - other than the "three-button jackets," I almost never disagree. [Grin]

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                        Galatoire's Restaurant
                        209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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                          collardman RE: Suzy Wong Apr 5, 2010 03:02 PM

                          I don't agree with JazzyB on several restaurants, especially NOLA, but I agree with her views on Couchon. And Stella was on my must visit list based on the rave reviews, until I learned the details of the menu. Cutting edge fusion has never interested me which is strange because I'll go into hole in the wall ethnic retaurants and order what I don't recognize to expand my tastes.

                          Go figure. Maybe I'll pay $10 for nicely done "unusual" but not $40.

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                      Liz Gober RE: brucewein Apr 2, 2010 06:36 AM

                      I love Stella and have been there often...I just wish they would change up their menu a little more often....Scott Boswell is such a good chef and innovator, I'd like to see him do some new things.

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