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Hubby & I were there 3 mo. ago & asked for gumbo recs and you guys did such a phenomenal job that I am asking for your help again. Coming in this Friday(Dec3rd) and leaving Sun. around noonish. Husband is enamored with Cochon(after the shrimp gumbo w/deviled egg), so I figure we will go there Fri. night, then am thinking about Parkway bakery for poboys for lunch Sat. Question about where to go Sat night Green Goddess???Boucherie? Meeting his cousins from Baton Rouge so we don't want to get too fancy but just GREAT FOOD. They are good cajun folks and we want to give them a good meal, but not overly pricey like August. We ALL love good food, so I am depending on y'all to help us as to where to go. Hubby loves great gumbo!!!!!!!!!!Last trip we went to Cafe Adelaide, Bon Ton, Mr. B's, Mothers, Brightsens, Herbsaint, Cochon, August, and one other I can't remember the name. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Herbsaint
701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Cafe Adelaide
300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. I would just take them to Cochon, it's a great place for a slightly bigger group, Boucherie works better for a small group. Or maybe go to one of the many successful bistro's uptown, Coquette, Lillette, Patois, or Martinique.

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    Cochon
    930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

    Boucherie
    8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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    1. re: CharlieH

      My vote is for Patois, food is outstanding...if you can get a reservation at this late date.

    2. Patois is the other one we went to when we were there in August. What do you think about Saturday night? and then Sunday breakfast??? We are both foodies and would like to go somewhere we haven't been?/? Is Green Goddess good?what kind of food?

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      Green Goddess
      307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

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      1. re: gumbeauxlaya

        Are you staying in the FQ? Try EAT on Dauphine and Dumaine for breakfast, it is BYOL. Great egg dishes and fabulous OJ tastes like it is fresh squeezed, but comes in a carton. Have to stop by and see what that is.

      2. Since the cousins presumably have access to great Cajun food and perhaps some decent Creole food as well, I suggest trying something a bit offbeat. How about Cafe Minh? The chef and owner, MInh Bui, cooked at Commander's Palace before he developed his own take on Vietnamese/Creole cuisine. Green Goddess is certainly offbeat also, and I am a big Chris DeBarr fan, but my enthusiasm for GG has waned. The miniscule dining area is an issue. I may be shouted down for this, but I preferred Chris's work at his previous perch, Delachaise. Perhaps it was just the shock of finding gourmet bar food. Upperline is also something of an offbeat treasure. Not the menu so much - though it has some innovations and surprises - as the ambience.

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        Delachaise
        3442 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

        Commander's Palace Restaurant
        1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

        Upperline Restaurant
        1413 Upperline St, New Orleans, LA

        Cafe Minh
        4139 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

        Green Goddess
        307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!where is Bill Hunt, and all the regulars???????????I am the entertainment(food) chairman for this weekend and I need your help-great cocktails, what to do Sat afternoon-drago's for oysters? most of our entertainment revolves around food & drink(since we are from La.)Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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          1. re: gumbeauxlaya

            No one mentioned MAndina's which is always fun even if the physical plant is still jarring in its present, post-K incarnation. Also Domenica would be a good spot...you could have a drink in teh sazerac and then continue your liquifaction in the restaurant itself. While on the subject of Uber-star john besh, I did get two recent thumbs-downs (and these were only mild) about American Sector at the WWII museum.

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            Domenica
            123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

            1. re: hazelhurst

              Is Domenica John Besh??? Haven't been to Mandina's in years! Thanks hazelhurst!

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              Mandina's Restaurant
              3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

              Domenica
              123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

          2. Dinner with good food, good cocktails and space for all- I recommend Coquette (Magazine at Washington). Or Tracey's (Magazine at Third) for po'boys and beer. Or Coquette for dinner and then Tracey's afterward!

            Sunday breakfast: if you don't want to do the Commander's Palace jazz brunch route, then good local breakfast places would be: Surrey's in the Lower Garden District (on Magazine), Slim Goodie's, also on Magazine Street up by Louisiana; The Ruby Slipper Cafe, which is just down S. Cortez from Mandina's in Mid-City; Huevos, in Mid City on Broad Street.

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            Mandina's Restaurant
            3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

            Commander's Palace Restaurant
            1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

            Huevos
            4408 Banks St, New Orleans, LA

            Ruby Slipper Cafe
            139 S Cortez St, New Orleans, LA 70119