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Solo lunch on Saturday in CBD or French Quarter?

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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. 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.

    1. 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.
      http://www.hotelmaisondeville.com/din...

      1. 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.)

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        Cochon Butcher
        930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

        Domenica
        123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

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        1. re: nomadchowwoman

          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.

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          Domenica
          123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

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

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          Bayona
          430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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

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            1. re: heathera

              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.

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              Domenica
              123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

              1. re: Littleman

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

            2. 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.

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              Restaurant August
              301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130