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If we loved these places, what should we try this time?

livetotravel Mar 29, 2011 11:07 AM

Hi all - this Board has allowed us to eat very well in NOLA during past visits, and we hope it does so again.

Experiences that stay with us are Cochon, Herbsaint, Bayona and August, as well as Commanders Palace.

If we loved those, what restaurants for dinner would you recommend now? One's we've been looking at are Luke, Brigsten's, Emiril's and Le Foret.

Also, for more casual grazing we loved Coops, Mrs. B's for lunch, Johnny's, Parkway Bakery and Domilese's for po-boys. Anything you recommend like them?

Thanks so much. We can't wait to get back to NOLA.

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Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Bayona
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Herbsaint
701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Le Foret
129 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

  1. livetotravel Apr 4, 2011 12:27 PM

    Thanks all!

    1. FoodChic Mar 29, 2011 02:27 PM

      Definitely try Lilette!

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      Lilette
      3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

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        JazzyB Mar 29, 2011 03:08 PM

        Based on your previous likes, your choices are what I would have suggested (with the exception of Luke). Luke is best for $.50 oysters, 1/2 price libations at the daily 3-6 happy hour.

        Certainly don't skip Emeril's. Consistently excellent food and service.

        I'd go with all appetizers at Brigtsen's. You get to sample more, plus many of their entrees come with standard plate fillers of sauteed veggies/mashed potatatoes, which can be had anywhere. Although foodwise Brigtsen's can not be faulted, I find the restaurant somewhat gloomy and depressing. I much prefer:

        Lilette. Go with an array of appetizers. They will serve it in courses. They offer around 14, all decidedly better than their entrees. Do not miss the truffled parm toast w/marrow, demi glace. Possibly the best bite(s) of food in town.

        Coquette. The menu changes daily. No matter. It's hard to find a loser here. My preference is the tasting menu, whatever it may be. . Go on Thursday when the creative specialty cocktails are 1/2 off. Order a couple or four to swap.

        Patois is another terrific option.
        Enjoy!

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

        Lilette
        3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

        1. re: JazzyB
          k
          kibbles Mar 29, 2011 03:11 PM

          actually the Coquette cocktails are $5 on thursdays, which is better than 1/2 off on many of them.

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            JazzyB Mar 30, 2011 08:48 AM

            But only CURRENT SPECIALTY cocktails. I ordered a Kahlo, a prior specialty, not on the evening's menu. Our waiter had to see if the ingredients were still available (a close approximation was made). We paid full price for that as well as another "off" menu cocktail. Not a problem, just want folks to be aware.

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              k
              kibbles Mar 30, 2011 04:16 PM

              yep, its $5 for the cocktails on the cocktail menu, which does change (as does their daily food menu). theres always something good one it tho.

      2. Monch Mar 29, 2011 01:38 PM

        The setting is casual, but the food is upscale: Green Goddess has become a MUST for us, for lunches.

        We went twice in four days, on our last trip.

        I have to plug Brigtsen's...not to be missed.

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        Green Goddess
        307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. Pam in NJ Mar 29, 2011 12:07 PM

          As far as the restaurants that you are looking at now, I can only comment on Emeril's and Brigtsen's - - both are musts! imho.

          Also look at Patois, Coquette, & Clancy's..

          Happy to hear that you enjoyed Cochon - will be dining there for the first time in June. Love-Love-LOVE Bayona!

          Enjoy!!

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          Cochon
          930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

          Bayona
          430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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

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

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          1. re: Pam in NJ
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            kevin25 Apr 4, 2011 05:09 PM

            can you tell me more about Patois? thanks

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            piglet3000 Mar 29, 2011 11:41 AM

            Along the casual Coop's type of dining, I would highly recommend Liuzza's in Mid City on Bienville. Very casual, large menu, consistently the best Gumbo. Also great Red Beans & Rice. So reasonable, so delicious ! And don't miss Angelo Brocato's nearby up on Carrollton for great coffee & desert ! Both places are easy to get to in a cab, or take the Canal streetcar up.

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            Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar
            3636 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

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