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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?

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Cuvee Restaurant
322 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

  1. Hershey Bomar 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 Dec 14, 2010 06:17 AM

      I thought the Groupon offering was unusual.

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        FoodChic Dec 14, 2010 09:17 AM

        You're right. Makes perfect sense now.

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          noradeirdre 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 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 Dec 15, 2010 05:44 AM

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

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                noradeirdre 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 Dec 14, 2010 03:43 PM

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

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            jenn2083 Dec 14, 2010 04:47 PM

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

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

              Apparently, they're closing. Bummer.

              http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/...

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                JazzyB Jan 14, 2011 05:56 AM

                Should open a Dakota New Orleans in the space.

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                  kibbles 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...

                  1. re: N.O.Food
                    Bill Hunt 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.

                    Hunt

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