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Family w/ 2 kids (8,5) seek dress up dinner

I promise I searched the board first, but "romantic" is about as close as I could find. My two girls are very civilized (in public), and I'm looking for a place wear I can wear a suit and tie and they can get dressed up for a dinner. My first thought was Galatoire's, but I thought you all could point us in the right direction. We'll be eating at any number of great places during our 5 days in town, so it's as much for the experience of a "fancy" dinner as it is about the food. Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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

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  1. I think a very cizilized meal is the Sunday Brunch and Comanders Palace. I would ask for the upstairs dining room overlloking the patio. I think it is directly over the kitchen. Brennons would also be good.

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    Commander's Palace Restaurant
    1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

    1. I would go to Stella if you want to dress up. Le Foret is also very romantic. I would also dress up and go to Commander's Palace for dinner. Get a table in the Garden Room.

      Stella Restaurant @ 1032 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 587 - 0091.
      http://www.restaurantstella.com/
      Le Foret @ 129 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 553 - 6738.
      http://www.dmillanleforet.com/

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      Commander's Palace Restaurant
      1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Le Foret
      Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      1. Galatoire's would be nice, and the servers will just fawn over your daughters.

        Stella!, mentioned above, would be a great choice, and a bit less lively, plus with smaller crowds, that could be a bit intimidating.

        The Grill Room at the Windsor Court would fit very well, into your dining trip, and the young ladies would love it.

        Commander's could well be a dream for them, and there is much to see.

        Most of all, enjoy, and allow them to enjoy, as well,

        Hunt

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

        1. I think the Grill Room at the Windsor Court still wins the most elegant restaurant award without much difficulty. High tea is over the top as well.

          1. I have been bringing my 11-year-old to nicer NOLA restaurants her entire life -- I can recall dinners at Bayona, Stella, Brigtsen's, Emeril's, Delmonico, August, Cuvee (now gone), the Grill Room, among others -- and I've yet to find one that didn't work well. That said, Dick & Jenny's, while not on the highest rung of the "fancy" latter, is a nice place where one can (but does not need to) dress up, and where, if nothing on the menu appeals to the kids, they have a nice kids menu. Hotel restaurants, like the Grill Room, also seem to do especially well with kids.