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  • ncara May 8, 2011 01:06 PM
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I have 2 days open for lunches. Deciding between August, Herbsaint and Coquette. Any thoughts?

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Herbsaint
701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. We loved our lunch at Coquette - the best drink I had in New Orleans was the Coquette Collins, plus the beignets were fabulous. The shrimp & grits were amazing as well. (I'd like to be able to replicate that recipe at home.) I'd go back anytime.

    But I'm a 'novice' when it's comes to New Orleans. I'm sure others have more opinions.

    1. I've eaten at all three, and in order, would do Coquette, August, then Herbsaint. But if you have a Friday lunch consider Patois. Patois and Coquette are my current favorite NOLA restos, and they both get lots of love on this board.

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      Herbsaint
      701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

      1. Those were our 3 swanky lunch spots a couple of weeks ago. LOVED Herbsaint and Coquette. It was our third time eating at August and I finally decided I didn't need to go back again. It's a little too precious and stuffy for my liking. The gumbo at Herbsaint was absolutely amazing and I had the shaved beef salad with rare roast beef which was delicious. Coconut cream pie for dessert.

        I think my favorite is Coquette though; and an incredible bargain if you go for the $20 lunch. I've had the Shrimp and Grits twice now and the Oyster Roast for appetizer and of course the Beignets. Plan ahead because lunch is only on Weds/Thurs/Fri, with your bargain wine on Wed. and bargain fancy drinks on Thurs. It is an amazing deal and one of the best meals you will have !!!

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        Herbsaint
        701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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        1. re: piglet3000

          Coquette does lunch on Saturday, too, I believe, and agree, it's probably the best deal in town.

          1. re: Niki in Dayton

            Antoines had a $20.11 lunch for three courses with .25 martinis. Commander's Palace has a $30 lunch and .25 martinis. How can that be beat?

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

            1. re: ilikeNOLA

              Coquette, August and Herbsaint will all deliver food wise, however lunch in Commander's garden room will give you a fun, memorable time you won't soon forget. It should be "required dining" for every visitor.

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              Herbsaint
              701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130