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Jumbeauxlaya Jun 3, 2011 10:55 AM

New to the area (live in metairie but answers can be related to GNO) and I'm looking for a good casual place for two mid-twenties to go grab a drink, think first date - get to know each other type thing, on a friday night.. any suggestions would be much appreciated


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    fat harry Jun 9, 2011 11:16 AM

    Winston's on Metairie Road.

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      hungry hungry hip paw Jun 8, 2011 09:28 PM

      I second the delachaise, has a very romantic feel, food and good libations

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        shanefink Jun 8, 2011 04:01 PM

        How bout the Delachaise? They now have outdoor seating on St. Charles Ave. It's a bar with great food if you want a cheese plate or some small plates.

        3442 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

        1. Hershey Bomar Jun 8, 2011 01:00 PM

          My GF and I went on a date to Feelings in the Marigny. The place is funky and feels five hundred years old -- oh, wait it is.

          The bartender was quirky, OK everybody was. My sazerac was amazing. The courtyard is opulently verdant.

          The walk back to the quarter was romantic too -- nice neighborhood.


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          1. re: Hershey Bomar
            princsoreo Jun 9, 2011 11:00 AM

            Wow, I've never heard of this place, but it sounds fun. I'll have to add it to my to-check-out list!

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              collardman Jun 9, 2011 03:14 PM

              I had thought of Feelings, but more for a nice dinner date than a drink spot. Your discription really pegged it. Great!

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              izzy23 Jun 6, 2011 01:14 PM

              Loa inside the international hotel. It's pretty and romantic. Great place for a 1st date or even Bouligny Tavern on magazine uptown.

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                collardman Jun 3, 2011 11:40 AM

                Just drinks, or also food?

                The problem with Metairie casual is that it can also be crowded and noisy. My thought for a first meeting would be one of the N.O. hotel bars or restaurant related bars, like Hermes or French 75 or Carousel. Hermes has a great happy hour. The Columns might be a great compromise

                One possibility in the complete opposite direction is the casual and funky Rivershack.

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                1. re: collardman
                  Jumbeauxlaya Jun 3, 2011 11:52 AM

                  probably not food - as it will be later in the evening around 9 or 10

                  and I'm fine with going to New orleans, i think she live on that side anyhow.

                  Some friends have suggested Lucy's, the bulldog, vics, or finn's - thoughts?

                  1. re: Jumbeauxlaya
                    BayouTeche Jun 3, 2011 12:23 PM

                    Lucy's, the bulldog, vics, or finn's? All cool bars....not exactly what I think of for a first date. collardman has some good suggestions. A few more upscale, but still casual bars: Uptown....Cure, Bouligny Tavern. Quarter....Tonique, Sylvain.

                    1. re: BayouTeche
                      FoodChic Jun 6, 2011 03:07 PM

                      +1 on Cure!

                  2. re: collardman
                    Bill Hunt Jun 3, 2011 05:33 PM

                    You stole my thoughts. Though it's been decades (and decades), since I was on a first date, I would definitely choose a quieter place, with good, attentive, but not intrusive service. I would want plenty of time to listen to my date, and get to know her, outside of an area with over-stimulation.

                    To the OP, enjoy,


                    1. re: collardman
                      kukubura Jun 7, 2011 06:20 AM

                      I'm a big fan of the Carousel Bar.

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