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If I Liked ....., Where Should I Go for My "Last Supper?"

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Have been in and out of NO a few times over the last few months for work and really enjoying the food (based in FQ / CBD each time). I'm nearing my last visit this coming week, and want to make sure I hit the remaining "must-do's" with my final two dinners (and one final lunch). I'll be a solo diner.

Love love loved Herbsaint on my last visit. (Tried a fried lamb's neck special that was out of this world.)

I've really enjoyed the po' boy at Stanley for my last couple trips, nice relaxed vibe there too. Also have enjoyed the po' boy at Mother's.

Was underwhelmed by Luke on my last visit (felt generic, food was solid but not exceptional). Enjoyed Commander's for the scene and again had a very good-but-not-great meal, had a nice pecan-crusted seafood meal at Brennan's. Hit NOLA one night as it was close to my hotel and had a perfectly good meal at the bar (though not wow'ed).

Some places I'm considering, but would also love to hear recommendations on other must-do's:
- Cochon
- Coquette
- MiLA
- August

In sum... something inventive, something very New Orleans, something I'll miss when my near-monthly trips come to an end... I want a Last Supper!

Thanks in advance.

930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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    Irene's Cuisine
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    1. With any of the four you list, you can't go wrong: August, imo, is is in a class of its own. I love Coquette and MiLa. Ialso like Cochon, a lot (but it is what I would call upscale rustic, not the kind of fine dining the others are--and it's not so much New Orleans cuisine as it is Cajun.)

      930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

      1. nomad...... has it on the nose. I'd try Coquette, and'd consider One (Hampson st. -Riverbend). August is, indeed, up a tier from the others. All good choices

        1. In my opinion, nothing comes close to Brigtsen's. If I had only one dinner, and I have had that happen a few times, I would choose it every time.

          Brigtsen's Restaurant
          723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

          1. I'm a huge fan of MiLa. The food is always thougtfully prepared and wonderful. Iris would be another good choice in my opinion.

            1. I would not miss Coquette. You can't go wrong with the others. I personally would choose MiLa. I'm not a huge fan of August (although it has been awhile since I last ate there). I think it's just a personal taste issue. The restaurant is beautiful and most everyone else loves it. I don't know whether you will be here during the week/weekend, but most, if not all, of these places are open for lunch also, which means you can try 3/4 if you go to one for lunch. As a solo diner, I think Coquette and Cochon will be the most comfortable to dine at alone .

              930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130