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Solo lunch on Saturday in CBD or French Quarter?

heathera Jul 13, 2010 06:51 PM

I am looking for a great restaurant to send my husband to this Saturday for a solo lunch in the Central Business District or French Quarter. He is not particularly looking for authentic Cajun food, just somewhere with excellent quality, fresh ingredients and where one feels comfortable dining at the bar or table alone. Thanks so much for your suggestions!

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  1. bourbonstjoe RE: heathera Jul 13, 2010 07:10 PM

    Stanley is a good choice in the FQ, I would recommend the Eggs Benedict po-boy and a Bloody Mary. Might be a bit of a wait but the line tends to move fast and it's usually shorter than they initially advise you.

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      Littleman RE: heathera Jul 13, 2010 07:37 PM

      Send him to the Bistro at Maison De Ville. He will be happy there.

      Bistro at Maison De Ville @ 727 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 528 - 9206.

      1. nomadchowwoman RE: heathera Jul 14, 2010 07:54 AM

        Cochon Butcher: it's a sandwich shop, usually crowded, but OMG, are those ever delicious sandwiches.
        If he wants more of a restaurant experience, he can have a terrific (albeit Italian) meal at Domenica, at the bar or at a small table in the bar. Luke is another option; he can sit at the bar there. (Both are John Besh restaurants.)

        Cochon Butcher
        930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

        123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

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          hazelhurst RE: nomadchowwoman Jul 14, 2010 08:30 AM

          I'd vote for Domenica as a great spot to eat alone...and he can toddle down to teh Sazerac afterward--of before---for a cocktail. Plus there is the absolutely First Rate airconditioning in there..some engineer really did a good job.

          123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

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          CharlieH RE: heathera Jul 14, 2010 08:28 AM

          The other options would be Bayona, Luke, Mr. B's, or the Rib Room.

          430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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            heathera RE: heathera Jul 14, 2010 09:27 AM

            bourbonstjoe, littleman, nomadchowwamn, and CharlieH -- Thank you so much! Really appreciate your suggestions.

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              Littleman RE: heathera Jul 14, 2010 10:07 AM

              I'm with Hazelhurst. I think Domenica might be the best. It may be too warm but he could go to The Rooftop Bar for drinks also. The Roosevelt is really gorgeous and Domenica is very nice. Good luck.

              123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

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                latasche RE: Littleman Jul 14, 2010 02:18 PM

                Have you been to the rooftop bar at the Roosevelt, Littleman? Wondering what the scene is like.

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              kibbles RE: heathera Jul 14, 2010 12:52 PM

              there isnt much authentic cajun in the quarter, so youre in luck. most new orleans restaurants lean toward creole cooking.

              what sort of price range? formal level? im a fan of the Besh restaurants, from casual american at The American Sector, to bistro dining at Luke, to formal at Restaurant August. all very different experiences and prices.

              Restaurant August
              301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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