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ocdgirl Mar 1, 2011 09:06 AM

My boyfriend and I are going to visit my son for a weekend later this month. We've been to NOLA a few times in the past & have eaten at some of the major tourist places. This time I'm thinking about Brigtsens for Fri. night dinner & August for Sat. night. I was also reading about Mila, Stella, Bayona, Herbsaint and am VERY confused. Went to Luke's last time for brunch and would love some brunch and lunch recs. Thanks for your help.

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Bayona
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Brigtsen's Restaurant
723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Herbsaint
701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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    Littleman RE: ocdgirl Mar 1, 2011 12:09 PM

    I would go to August for lunch and get their prix fixe lunch special. I would go to Stella or Bayona for dinner. Coquette has a great brunch as well as Cafe Atchafalaya. Good luck.

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    Bayona
    430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

    Cafe Atchafalaya
    901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

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      ocdgirl RE: Littleman Mar 3, 2011 06:41 AM

      How do you feel about Ralph's on the Park for brunch? Right now I have res. for Mr. B's.

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        Littleman RE: ocdgirl Mar 3, 2011 07:16 AM

        I like Ralph's but you will have to drive or take a cab. If you are staying in the FQ I would go to Mr. B's. Mr. B's has great food but it's kind of dark there. Ralph's is nice and bright. There's also outdoor dining on their 2nd floor porch. If you don't mind a short drive to City Park then Ralph's is nice. There's a nice view from the porch. I would include Emeril's in your plans in place of August or Brightsen's for dinner. Go to August for lunch. Brightsen's is nice but it's a 15/20 minute drive also. You can walk to Emeril's.

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        Emeril's Restaurant
        800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          ocdgirl RE: Littleman Mar 3, 2011 07:46 AM

          Sorry to drive you crazy, but I have been reading mixed reviews about August and I don't think we want anything that formal. I could cancel both Brigtsens & August & do Emeril's, Bayonna, Patois, Lilette or Coquette. Your thoughts?

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          Emeril's Restaurant
          800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

          Brigtsen's Restaurant
          723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

          Lilette
          3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

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            silverlakebodhisattva RE: ocdgirl Mar 3, 2011 12:01 PM

            I've eaten at Emeril's. So has the Woman In The Hat. ...and still, every time we're in NOLA, we go to Brigtsen's.

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            Emeril's Restaurant
            800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

            Brigtsen's Restaurant
            723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

    2. Bill Hunt RE: ocdgirl Mar 3, 2011 05:19 PM

      Given those choices, mine would be Brigtsen's and Restaurant August.

      Now, we love Stella!, and have had very good meals at Mila, but the first two are a bit above, though are different. Give me two more nights, and Stella! and MiLa would figure into the mix.

      Have not dined at Luke yet. Bayona is great, and Herbsaint was, though long ago. OK, give me four more nights! [Grin]

      Enjoy,

      Hunt

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      Restaurant August
      301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Bayona
      430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

      Brigtsen's Restaurant
      723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

      Herbsaint
      701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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