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HELP! Mr. B's or K-Paul's Kitchen? (Bachelorette Party)

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lexicon82 Sep 15, 2010 07:55 AM

Hey everyone. I'm looking for a place to go to dinner for my bachelorette party. There will be 7 of us total. I don't want something super fancy as we'll be going out on Bourbon afterwards (so dressed pretty casually), but I do want really good food. We're staying at the Royal Sonesta and I'd like somewhere close (although most things are close in the FQ). At this point, I've narrowed it down to Mr. B's or K-Paul. Another complication is that one of my party is in a wheelchair. I haven't been to either place so am not sure if they really are accessible or not. So, any input from anyone would be GREATLY appreciated. Do you think Mr. B's or K-Paul's would work? If not, any other suggestions?

Oh...and since it is a bachelorette party - a place kind of upbeat (as opposed to quiet) would be preferable. Thanks for your help!!!

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    JazzyB Sep 15, 2010 11:02 AM

    My choice would be K-Paul's. Start with a variety of apps to pass around.

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      powderhound Sep 15, 2010 11:21 AM

      Definitely K-Paul's. I love starting an evening there! The vivacious atmosphere sets a spectacular tone for the evening and the food is always en pointe. Request downstairs dining room and laissez le bon temp roulette.

      1. BayouTeche Sep 15, 2010 12:29 PM

        I know you have it narrowed down to two, but I'd go to GW Fins. Fits your criteria....stumbling distance (literally) to Bourbon and your hotel, casual enough, festive atmosphere, busy bar area and awesome food (prefer it over your other choices). Don't know about wheelchair accessibility. Give 'em a call.

        http://www.gwfins.com/nola/

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          Bigrayok Sep 15, 2010 09:02 PM

          All three places mentioned so far are good choices. I am partial to K-Paul's because I have had fun experiences there. It seems a little more casual than Mr. B's but you can't go wrong with Mr. B's either. I have not eaten at GW Finns although it is on my list for my next New Orleans trip whenever that may be. It looks really good to me.

          Bigray in Ok

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            JazzyB Sep 16, 2010 04:56 AM

            I would describe Fins as more sedate than festive.

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            ackisner Sep 16, 2010 10:07 AM

            We are going to be in town for a Bachlorette trip this weekend also and were intersted in something fairly casual b/c we will hit the bars afterwards also. I think we have decided on Mr. B's. I am dying to try their BBQ Shrimp, plus the menu is diverse enough for the picky eaters. I am curious as to HOW CASUAL business casual is considered???

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            1. re: ackisner
              bourbonstjoe Sep 18, 2010 02:41 PM

              I spent my entire trip in NOLA in a good pair of blue denim jeans, button up short sleeves shirts, running shoes and a hat. I had NO issues what-so-ever in any of the restaurants that the GF and I ate at and yes I was actually complimented on the fact that I had enough decorum to remove my hat upon entering Bayona. If you can see my profile pic attached to this reply ackisner that's pretty much what I wore the whole time. If you wanna know where I dined check out a Canucknulehead in Nola :)

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              Bayona
              430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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              Ben NOLA Feb 18, 2011 07:31 AM

              Definitely K-Paul's. They are both handicap accessible, so no worry there. Mr. B's is extremely quite, and a little stuffy feeling, I don't think it would suit the mood. Also, their drinks are through the roof! I once stopped in for a cocktail, I ordered Blanton's bourbon ($50/bottle at the store) one drink cost $20 with tip!

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              1. re: Ben NOLA
                kukubura Feb 18, 2011 10:18 AM

                This is a zombie thread but I will point out that Mr. B's has a lunch cocktail menu with lovely $1.50 drinks. Not quite a 25c martini but still a great deal to wash down those bbq shrimps!

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                jenniferpdc Feb 18, 2011 10:10 AM

                I also have to vote for K-Paul's, I went with a rather large, boisterous group once and it was a great time. I agree Mr. B's is also a little on the stuffy side, and despite the ever fabulous BBQ shrimp, I've never been really impressed by the rest of the food there. I went to GW Fins the last time I was in town, and maybe because it was the end of our stay and we had probably eaten ourselves to the max at that point, I won't be returning. Not that the food wasn't good, but there are just so many other places I prefer. I don't think the ambiance is quite what you're looking for either unless maybe they have a private room.

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