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Best Place to Have Dinner on NYE

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yanks26dmb Nov 11, 2010 06:26 AM

Looking for a nice place for dinner. My girlfriend and I are both in our mid 20s and will probably want to go to a nice dinner around 9ish, then be out to watch fireworks/be in bars for the remainder of the evening, so something around the FQ would be ideal. Hoping to spend no more than 60 per person with about 1 glass of wine/drink each. Many thanks!

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    CharlieH RE: yanks26dmb Nov 11, 2010 08:00 AM

    The Pelican Club is nice.

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    Pelican Club Restaurant & Bar
    312 Exchange Alley, New Orleans, LA 70130

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      Littleman RE: yanks26dmb Nov 11, 2010 08:25 AM

      NOLA is a lot of fun. Bayona is a fine place also. And Galatoire's is outstanding. Mr. B's is a fun place. I assume they will be open on NYE.

      Nola Restaurant @ 534 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 522 - 6652.
      http://www.emerils.com/restaurant/2/N...
      Bayona @ 430 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 525 - 4455.
      http://www.bayona.com/
      Galatoire's @ 209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 2021.
      http://www.galatoires.com/
      Mr. B's Bistro @ 201 Royal St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 523 - 2078.
      http://www.mrbsbistro.com/index2.php

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

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        collardman RE: Littleman Nov 11, 2010 11:16 AM

        NOLA, if open, will be very convenient to the midnight action at Jax Brewery and river fireworks.

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          yanks26dmb RE: collardman Nov 11, 2010 11:29 AM

          As of now...I have reservations for 8 pm at Galatoires...thoughts?

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        jav308 RE: yanks26dmb Nov 15, 2010 01:29 PM

        Bumping this thread up...I'm looking for a good place for New Years dinner as well, and didn't want to bother you guys with a new thread. Basically the same criteria, though if anyone can give suggestions for slightly less expensive, but still nice restaurants?

        Though Mr. B's Bistro seems like it may be a good match for us.

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          edible complex RE: jav308 Nov 15, 2010 02:32 PM

          just be sure to ask if the restaurant is doing pre fixe that night. you can easily get caught into a menu that is more than you want to spend on items that you might not have ordered.

          all good suggestions above, and I'll add the Rib Room and Muriel's.

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

          Muriel's Jackson Square
          801 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

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            jav308 RE: edible complex Nov 16, 2010 04:17 PM

            Thanks! I ended up making a reservation at Muriel's. Is it super touristy? I know it's on Jackson Square.

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              edible complex RE: jav308 Nov 17, 2010 09:21 AM

              I know a lot of locals who have their NYE's there.

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