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Debbie Jul 30, 2010 05:22 PM

I have liked Cuvee in the past but have noted that there may have been a change in chefs. I have also read a few poor reviews online of late. Can anyone who has been there recently adivse me further? I am looking for an upscale atmosphere for 9 people who are just meeting for the first time. Price is not an object but we would probably do best with a varied menu. Love August but think it may be a bit too much. Will Stella accommodate large groups? Thanks in advance....!

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Cuvee Restaurant
322 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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    shanefink Jul 31, 2010 07:35 AM

    Try Le Meritage. The food is exceptional and they surely can accommodate a party of your size. Their small plate options could make things more interesting if your party hits it off.

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    Le Meritage
    1001 Toulouse, New Orleans, LA 70112

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      Hungry4Good Sep 30, 2010 11:20 AM

      Like yourself, we had an exceptionally wonderful meal at Le Meritage last December, so much so that I booked it for myself and 7 visitors for New Year's Eve. To my disbelief and disappointment, the meal was a semi-disaster on several service and food levels. More disappointing, I took time out to write a thoughtful letter to the chef explaining this challenging evening, saying I expected nothing in return but I just thought he should know. I never even got the courtesy of a reply, even after confirming that he received it. I consider this rude enough for us not to return. I'll miss it.

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      kibbles Aug 10, 2010 08:42 AM

      went to Cuvee a few weeks ago, had the $25 3-course lunch and .25 cent martinis. excellent. the french onion soup was very good, as were the generous scallops on polenta.

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      Cuvee Restaurant
      322 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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        jenn2083 Aug 12, 2010 04:50 AM

        Cuvee has a Groupon offer today. Is the restaurant worth it?

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        Cuvee Restaurant
        322 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          kibbles Aug 12, 2010 09:41 AM

          by all means. just picked it up, thanks

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            ck1234 Aug 12, 2010 09:48 AM

            I've bought two groupons for New Orleans so far...Oceana (I'll use it for breakfast before my plantation tour) and The Bistro at Maison de Ville which I'll use for dinner. I wish I had more days to try this Cuvee one but no time left or shuffling to do at all! Here's the info for Cuvee: $30 for $60 Worth of Upscale, Contemporary Creole Fare and Drinks at Cuvée http://www.groupon.com/new-orleans/de...

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          sheilah Aug 12, 2010 09:55 AM

          This is not a rating - I haven't been there yet, but today only go to groupon.com in New Orleans and get a half price certificate.

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          Cuvee Restaurant
          322 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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            Debbie Aug 14, 2010 03:38 PM

            Still wondering if there has been a recent change in chefs at Cuvee.

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            Cuvee Restaurant
            322 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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              kibbles Aug 15, 2010 07:11 AM

              yes, there was a change in chefs. the old chef transitioned with the new chef. it was very good on our last recent visit. scallops, French onion soup both excellent, and the cornbread w/ molasses the best I've had.

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                JazzyB Aug 15, 2010 09:13 AM

                kibbles, Have you been for dinner lately? I was wondering if the menu has remained the same with the chef changes. They used to have a good tasting menu as well, but it's been awhile since I've been. I've had a $100 gc for about 1 1/2 yrs that I should probably use.

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                  kibbles Aug 16, 2010 11:21 AM

                  my visits have been lunch-only. but i plan to use this groupon for dinner sometime soonish.

                  yes the last time we did dinner it was the tasting menu, which we really enjoyed, as did our friends. the water was a new york native and he was really great as well (especially when he pointed out that he was "forgetting" the wine pairing bottle on the table but would return in several minutes...he knew how to work it!)

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                  Hungry4Good Sep 30, 2010 10:38 AM

                  Does anyone have any info on the new chef? I haven't been since Bob left and can't decide whether to return soon, not having heard super-compelling reasons to, IMO.

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                    kibbles Sep 30, 2010 01:02 PM

                    lunch was good. why not go and check it out?

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                      Hungry4Good Sep 30, 2010 07:43 PM

                      Good to know. I will! Thanks. I don't think they used to be open for lunch...

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                        kibbles Oct 1, 2010 09:07 AM

                        its not super busy at lunch, but it was good; from what i had id say its definitely worth a visit for dinner.

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