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La Petit Grocery versus Herbsaint for dinner Saturday night

I'm going to be in New Orleans the first weekend in October with family. The only night out to dinner without my 3-year old daughter will be Saturday. Friday night we were going to try Herbsaint with my daughter, but thought better of it and will go to either Cochon or Dick and Jenny's instead. Saturday night my wife and I are going to dinner with my brother and his girlfriend. We have a reservation at La Petiti Grocery, but I wonder whether we should do Herbsaint instead. I don't care that we might be at Cochon the night before, as they are quite different restaurants. The question is which will have the more memorable food.

Thanks for your thoughts!

Brett

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Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Herbsaint
701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. Dick and Jenny's only takes reservations for 5 or more. Less than 5 you will have a wait which could be fairly long if you go on a busy night. You may qualify for 5 with your brother, his GF and your daughter. Call and see. If you qualify for a reservation then go to LPG just the two of you on Saturday night.

    I guess you will have a car. Dick and Jenny's is 20 minutes by car from FQ. You should consider Clancy's, Coquette or Patois all Uptown near D&J's. They take reservations. Cochon is a great restaurant but quite different from classic creole cuisine.

    Dick & Jenny's @ 4501 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 894 - 9880.
    http://dickandjennys.com/

    Clancy's @ 6100 Annunciation St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 895 - 1111.

    Coquette @ 2800 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 265 - 0421.
    http://www.coquette-nola.com/index.html

    Patois @ 6078 Laurel St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 895 - 9441.
    http://www.patoisnola.com/

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    Dick & Jenny's
    4501 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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    1. re: Littleman

      Thanks, Littleman! I appreciate the input. We do qualify for a reservation , since we'll be six people Friday night (my folks are coming and my brother's girlfriend doesn't arrive until Saturday). But alas, we managed today to get a reservation for Friday at Cochon, which my wife loves.

      I can't tell if you are endorsing La Petiit Grocery versus Herbsaint for Saturday--are you? We've been to Patois and liked it but want to try a place we haven't been. Coquette sounds a bit too close to something I can already find in Manhattan. I have heard Clancy's is Uptown's answer to Galatoire's, but haven't been. I'm still leaning toward Herbsaint for Saturday, though.

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      Cochon
      930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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

      Herbsaint
      701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

      1. re: bmoskowitz

        Coquette is the Manning Family's favorite NOLA restaurant.

        Clancy's is one of NOLA's great restaurants. Their menu is nothing like Galatoire's.

        Between LPG and Herbsaint I would go to LPG. I like the atmosphere, neighborhood and cuisine. I like rabbit and dumplings but I get that at home. I go to NOLA for shrimp, oysters, crab and fresh fish.

        1. re: Littleman

          Herbsaint wins for the wine and the specials, IMHO.

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          Herbsaint
          701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

          1. re: Littleman

            er, Manning family? are they foodies or are we just selling the celebrity angle here?

      2. Do Herbsaint vs LPG. The food is better. LPG is nice and the food is good, but I think you will enjoy Herbsaint more.

        1. I vote Herbsaint. Food is just stronger there. It's a great restaurant and has nothing to do with Cochon...okay of course it does...but totally different food. Le Petit is good -- not great.

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          Herbsaint
          701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          1. re: anneson

            Thanks, all. I am still hashing this out with my wife. I'll let you know what we decide, but other opinions are welcome!

            Brett

            1. re: bmoskowitz

              We made a reservation at Herbsaint for Saturday night.

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              Herbsaint
              701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

          2. How was Dante's kitchen for Sunday night dinner? I am thinking of going out sunday night and wondered, do the tables have candlelight? I know the food is good I have read good recs on it.

            1. No contest...go to Herbsaint!

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              Herbsaint
              701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130