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Any suggestions. I tried a whole bunch of places and could not get a good time. Thankfully we have reservations at Bayona and Coquette on the other days.

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Bayona
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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  1. Have you tried opentable.com?

    If you continue not to have luck, there's nothing wrong (and a lot right) with eating at the bar at Coop's. There will be a wait, but the line moves along pretty well.

    1. jaques- Imo's doesnt take reservation so if you are willing to wait for a table its an option, although I imagine it will be a long wait during jazzfest.

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      1. re: twyst

        Jacques imos takes revs. For 5 or more however, it would not be my choice.

      2. How many? What time do you plan to leave the Fair Grounds? I assume--perhaps wrongly--that you would be going back to the hotel and cleaning up? If it is only a couple of people then getting in even at Commander's should not be a problem. Lots of people have reservations and get too burned or drunk or become too tired to make it and I've seen people walk in at 7:00 without much if any waiting. Just judging by Bayona on your list it seems you are not averse to making an effort.

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        Bayona
        430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

        1. If you are staying in the CQ or CBD dress nicely and hit some places. Some are used to taking walk ins. NO is a city where picking a restaurant at random has a very high chance of getting you a good meal although it may not be your first choice of meal.

          1. If you are staying in the FQ, you can go back to your hotel, get cleaned up and walk over to Roux on Orleans, in between Royal and Bourbon streets. Restaurant is in the Bourbon Orleans hotel. Quiet good and virtually unknown.
            Good for breakfast and dinner....have not tried their lunch.

            1. Thanks everyone. Will mull it over. have as many as 6 in our group, but may pair off. Will probably stay and eat some at the Jazzfest and then head out and do the walking thing since we are in the FQ. Mostly stay sober at the jazzfest but can make an exception and we usually stay until we get tired. I guess sometimes the best plan is not to have one. Roux and Coop sound interesting. Have been to CP a few times, appreciate the suggestion but will probably see how it goes nearby

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              1. re: samanh

                If you do a search on opentable.com, you'll see decent availability post-Fest for a party of 4. Less good, but still some, for a party of 6. Might as well make a reservation so you've got a guaranteed option.

              2. Thanks everyone
                Bayona, Green Goddess(food good but service bad even by NO standards) and Brigstens were great. We ended up skipping out on a day of JF to eat and buy art, We also went to the Verti Mart and got a All That Jazz and a grilled shrimp sandwich which were amazing. Did end up at the Palace after one JF night and I don't recommend it. Jeremy Davenport's lounge was also mediocre for food or drinks. Overall a great trip.

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                Bayona
                430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112