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jediyam Jul 24, 2010 04:45 AM

I'm staying on st. charles for my anniversary and we're looking for a fancy, romantic fine dining place for our dinner. We want a true New Orleans place w/New Orleans food, we're spurging for the anniversary and this is a once in a lifetime kind of a thing, the one place in New Orleans we must dine at (even though I know it's hard to pick one in New Orleans). Any recs?

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    Bocuse NOLA Aug 3, 2010 09:54 PM

    August, Stella, Bistro Daisy, Gautreau's, and Lilette


    3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

    Gautreau's Restaurant
    1728 Soniat St, New Orleans, LA 70115

    Bistro Daisy
    5831 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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    1. re: Bocuse NOLA
      paz5559 Aug 6, 2010 06:38 PM


      1. re: paz5559
        JazzyB Aug 9, 2010 12:43 PM

        August. I find Galatoire's too exuberant to be romantic.

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

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      latasche Jul 26, 2010 06:59 AM

      August is probably the most romantic and most "splurge" restaurant with new orleans food. Stella! is very romantic, but the food isn't so much classic new orleans. While Bayona is lovely, the food doesn't impress me much. I might also suggest Clancy's. It can be very romantic, the food is classic new orleans, it's upscale and has excellent service.

      1. Bill Hunt Jul 25, 2010 08:26 PM

        For a special occasion, and within a street car ride and short walk, I'd recommend:

        The Grill Room at the Windsor Court
        Rib Room

        And, in about that order.

        If you add a cab ride, then CP would be in the mix, though down a bit, as they have failed to impress me on the last half-dozen trips. They WERE our go-to for special occasions, and my wife celebrated about 20 birthdays there, even after we had long since moved away. Over the last 10 years, they have failed to impress us, hence the lower ranking in this list.

        Most of all, enjoy,


        430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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

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          mikek Jul 24, 2010 12:52 PM

          Commander's or Bayona. Bayona, to me, is the most beautiful and romantic restaurant in town.

          430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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          1. re: mikek
            gourmondo Jul 25, 2010 06:06 AM

            Stella and Cuvee are a couple of other nice options for an anniversary.

            Cuvee Restaurant
            322 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

          2. Suzy Wong Jul 24, 2010 12:29 PM

            Romantic, New Orleans cuisine: The Rib Room in the Royal Orleans, Restaurant August, Delmonico...To name a few...

            Restaurant August
            301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

            Delmonico Restaurant & Bar
            1300 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

            Rib Room Rotisserie Extrrdnr
            621 Saint Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70140

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            1. re: Suzy Wong
              Littleman Jul 24, 2010 01:45 PM

              Suzy........I love Delmonico's but it's rarely mentioned here. If you go soon give the general manager Saleem Nowaz my best wishes. He's a tall handsome young man from Syria who has worked for Emeril for quite some time. Tell him Henry McCaslin said hello from Mississippi Delta. Thanks.

              Emeril's Restaurant
              800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

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              Littleman Jul 24, 2010 09:46 AM

              Where are you staying on SC? Will you have a car? If not are you willing to catch a cab to FQ or Uptown restaurants. How long will you be in NOLA? Do you need more recommendations for lunch or dinner.

              If all you need is one recommendation for your anniversary I would suggest Commander's Palace for dinner in their Garden Room. My second choice would be Emeri's. Good luck. Thanks.

              Commander's Palace Restaurant
              1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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              1. re: Littleman
                jediyam Jul 24, 2010 08:29 PM

                we will have a car, but we're hoping to be able just use the streetcar, and we're willing to walk, too. so uptown, cbd, fq... we're focusing on one really fancy dinner, we will be getting another dinner and a couple lunches, but cheap.

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