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I'm planning for a small wedding celebration meal TOMORROW and had planned to go to Galatoire's but one of the very few guests would prefer not to be required to wear a jacket; so I'm trying to book a back-up just in case he can't be talked down.

We need to be in the Bywater at 7PM so most good restaurants are out (the Emeril's places, Bayona, etc all stop seating mid-day between lunch and dinner). Can anyone think of a great a restaurant in the quarter or CBD that serves through the day?

Thanks in advance for being my last minute advisers.

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Bayona
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. Some of the hotel restaurants might stay open between meals. I know Domenica does. I'm not sure about others though.

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    Domenica
    123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

    1. Not sure if it's fancy enough for your purposes, but Cochon is the only thing that comes to mind.

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      Cochon
      930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

      1. I have been told that jackets are no longer required by Galatoire's at lunch (what a pity, IMHO). Call and verify.

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        1. re: TaTee

          Unfortunately you are right--after five is now the rule and who knows how long that will last?

        2. I do not get guests, who do not wish to wear jackets, to dine at a fine-dining restaurant, but that does seem to be the popular consensus.

          I'd still do lunch at Galatoire's, as jackets will not be required then. Still, most gentlemen will have them on, or on the back of their chairs (another pet peeve of mine, but will not go there). Only the tourists will be wearing tank tops and flip-flops.

          Enjoy,

          Hunt

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          Galatoire's Restaurant
          209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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          1. re: Bill Hunt

            Actually, I think Galatoire's relaxed dress at lunch excludes tank tops and shorts. Flip-flops, not so sure. lol

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            Galatoire's Restaurant
            209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130