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ncara May 8, 2011 01:06 PM

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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    SusanB RE: ncara May 8, 2011 02:31 PM

    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. Niki in Dayton RE: ncara May 9, 2011 09:26 AM

      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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        piglet3000 RE: ncara May 10, 2011 12:10 PM

        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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          Niki in Dayton RE: piglet3000 May 10, 2011 12:46 PM

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

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            ilikeNOLA RE: Niki in Dayton May 10, 2011 11:34 PM

            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

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              JazzyB RE: ilikeNOLA May 11, 2011 05:45 AM

              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

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