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trying to narrow it down for 2 dinners, 1 b'fast or lunch, 1 Sunday brunch.....

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Have dinner res. at August & Brigtsens's & Sunday Brunch res. at Mr.B's.
However- I'm reconsidering because I've gotten mixed reviews on all and August may be more formal than I'd like. Now considering the following-

dinner- Bayona, Emerill's, Patois, Herbsaint, Coquette, Lilette,

brunch- Ralph's on the Park, Coquette, Cafe Atchafalaya or stick with Mr. B's?

B'fast- Stanley

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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

Lilette
3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

Cafe Atchafalaya
901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

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  1. I like the fact that you are open about your disorder. The problem is, you need to decide what you want. All the restaurants you mention are quite good, at the same time they are all different. Stay longer next time.

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    1. re: CharlieH

      Keep the reservation at August. It is a little dressy but unpretensious; it is worth it and it is reasonably priced for the quality of food you get. The tasting menu w/ wine pairings has never let me down. Brigsten's is good but I personally prefer Herbsaint compared to all the other restaurants named. They are all good though with the exception of Lilette which I was not a fan of and I haven't been to Coquette so I can't really give my opinion.

      The only brunch I've been to from your list is Mr. B's and I would order the same thing for brunch as I would for any other meal there... BBQ shrimp. I know it's not on your list but I think Commander's jazz brunch is the quintessential new orleans culinary experience. You've probably been but I figured I would throw it out there.

      Personally I think Stanley is a little overrated but it's good for a quick bite.

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      Herbsaint
      701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Lilette
      3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

      1. re: klebb

        Thanks Charlie, I'll keep August & consider Herbsaint. You're right, I have been to Commander's for brunch, so I was looking for something a little different.

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        Herbsaint
        701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

    2. I think that the brunch and breakfast choices are excellent, at least in my experiences.

      For dinner, I also agree with the addition of Restaurant August into the mix.

      I've not been to all of your choices, so can only rank Bayona (great), Emeril's (great) and Herbasaint (too long ago to be worthwhile now). Still, considering my experiences, I would definitely add Restaurant August for the big meal.

      Enjoy,

      Hunt

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      Restaurant August
      301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Bayona
      430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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