Suggestion for intimate Rehearsal Dinner?
We are having a destination wedding in NOLA at the end of December. Our reception will be a Arnaud's. For our rehearsal dinner we are looking for a restaurant that a) has great food b) is reasonably priced (~$30/pp) and c) can accommodate our group of 20. We don't need/want to have a private room for the dinner.
We were thinking Red Fish Grill but the restaurant is unavailable on Dec. 28th due to a buyout. We were thinking Boucherie but they weren't sure they could accommodate our sized group.
We will be staying in the FQ so we're looking for a restaurant either in the FQ or along the streetcar line. We won't have cars and would prefer to take public transportation if possible.
Any suggestions would be more than welcome.
Thanks in advance!
Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Check out EAT on the corner of Dauphine and Dumaine
It is BYOL, so that will help you stick to your budget.
or one of the other Brennan restaurants: Mr. B's or Bacco in the FQ
Take the streetcar to The Columns on St. Charles Avenue
or OAK Wine Bar on Oak Street one block off of Carrollton/St. Charles Street Car
Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
310 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Thanks for the suggestions and the link. I'll check them out.
We're having creole for our reception so I'd like our guests to experience another type of cuisine if possible.
I wouldn't worry about whether seafood is offered. In fact, when it comes to large groups I almost always lean towards the non seafood offerings, as they just tend to come out better, something like duck just holds better than fish.
I must say, seems like there have been a number of these small rehearsal dinner type requests and they really are inherently challenging. Twenty is just a difficult number, what's the plan one big table, two ten tops? Not many restaurants are set up to handle that easily. And once you start splitting things up, then you sort of get pulled into the restaurant as a whole. I really think the better play is just get a private room, do some toasting and enjoy yourself, otherwise its just a big group at a restaurant. One option I have recommended in the past is the Italian Barrel. Its a tiny little restaurant that can't seat more than twenty, its a bit pricey for what they serve, but I have enjoyed several meals there. Might be worth a look. Its a very cute spot, and its only a short walk over to Frenchmen Street from there.
The Italian Barrel
430 Barracks Street, New Orleans, LA 70116