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sanglier Dec 13, 2010 05:47 PM

Another board has a thread saying Cuvee isn't answering their phone, that there are "kitchen problems" that will keep them closed for the time being...blah blah. Anyone have any hard news on Cuvee's status?

Cuvee Restaurant
322 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. Hershey Bomar RE: sanglier Dec 13, 2010 08:45 PM

    They called me today and canceled my NYE reservation. They also said that they will be closed for the duration of the Christmas holiday due to kitchen and staffing troubles.

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      CharlieH RE: Hershey Bomar Dec 14, 2010 06:17 AM

      I thought the Groupon offering was unusual.

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        FoodChic RE: CharlieH Dec 14, 2010 09:17 AM

        You're right. Makes perfect sense now.

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          noradeirdre RE: CharlieH Dec 14, 2010 03:34 PM

          What, did they offer to refund the Groupon? We used ours back in October...

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            CharlieH RE: noradeirdre Dec 15, 2010 05:33 AM

            Have you seen any other high end restaurants willing to give away dinners at half price?

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              BayouTeche RE: CharlieH Dec 15, 2010 05:44 AM

              The only one I can think of is Bistro at Maison de Ville.

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                noradeirdre RE: CharlieH Dec 16, 2010 05:21 PM

                Heh, we didn't pay half price. We got $30 off our meal, which was a relatively insignificant portion of the final bill. It got us into the place, they got a pretty good amount of money out of us once we got there, and I really liked it.

                I think it was a win for them!

                So, yeah, we also got the Bistro at the Maison de Ville. Does that mean it's in trouble too?

                Dock & Jenny's done a couple deals as well. (set a record for most Living Social Deals sold, IIRC) I dunno how that works on your theory.

                Oh yeah, also Eiffel Society.

                There are so many places here, I don't see why it's an automatic ding or death knoll for a place for providing an incentive to check out an establishment.

                <shrug> but what do I know.

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          rabeezbabee RE: sanglier Dec 14, 2010 03:43 PM

          Out of curiosity, what was the original board that mentioned this?

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            jenn2083 RE: sanglier Dec 14, 2010 04:47 PM

            it's been on tom fitzmorris' talk food board for several days

            1. N.O.Food RE: sanglier Jan 13, 2011 05:48 PM

              Apparently, they're closing. Bummer.


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                JazzyB RE: N.O.Food Jan 14, 2011 05:56 AM

                Should open a Dakota New Orleans in the space.

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                  kibbles RE: N.O.Food Jan 14, 2011 07:51 AM

                  yeah bummer is right. i call Dakota to see what was up, they said they havent decided what to do w/ the space yet, may open something else there.

                  man, lots of nasty critters on the nola.com story. wonder whats up w/ them...

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                    Bill Hunt RE: N.O.Food Jan 16, 2011 07:03 PM

                    It WILL be interesting to see what goes in there. It seems to be both a good location, and a great venue. Our one visit was marred by some mis-steps, and the kitchen just could not quite make good. Everything that was good, was very good, but then the mis-steps kept coming. Only one trip, so it could have just been a bad night?

                    Hope that someone does reopen the space, and does a nice job.


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