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Dinner for Six Girls in Uptown

flany Jul 27, 2011 02:25 PM

We have a group of early 30 somethings going to New Orleans. We'd love to venture uptown for dinner...something delicious with great service. It does not have to be the fanciest of fancy, just good wine and a nice atmosphere. We will be there end of August.

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    J3107 Aug 12, 2011 12:00 PM

    I've not been to Bouligny but have only heard good things same goes for Lillette next door and gautreau's

    I second the recommendation for Coquette, the menu is small and changes frequently but is always excellent as is the housemade bread and creative cocktails. The wine list is quite good with a number by the glass (Wednesday all wines by the glass are $5) (Thursdays all signature cocktails are $5).

    Its too bad that Boucherie is on vacation, it is superb food yet unpretentious. Dante's kitchen would make a good substitute. Particularly good if you are looking for well made farm to table dishes much of it sourced locally. I don't remember the wine list being particularly long but it had some good options.

    Your post said you were looking for great service. Uptown has a few wine bars with food but these are a bit casual on the service side. I have been to Oak two or three times and was not terribly impressed. The wine list is very good and unique, but the acoustics of the place make it deafeningly loud and I did not find the food well executed but I've only had a small sampling of the menu. However it does seem to be a popular girls night out destination. As wine bars with food go I would take the Delachaise over Oak. I would rank Salu on Magazine St. about the same as Oak.


    And I'd be happy to join you ladies for a night out if you need a guy in his late 20s to guide you around our fair city.

    3442 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

    8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

    3 Replies
    1. re: J3107
      sanglier Aug 12, 2011 09:24 PM

      C'mon dude, I got in first way back when!!!

      1. re: sanglier
        J3107 Aug 15, 2011 06:37 AM

        Fair enough, but I had to go for it.

        1. re: J3107
          sanglier Aug 15, 2011 12:28 PM

          Hah! Have at it, bro, wishful thinking on my part!

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      foodophyle Aug 5, 2011 02:19 PM

      I love the atmosphere of Coquette on Magazine St. The bar is lovely and the pressed tin ceiling is quaint.
      Chef's homemade bread is worth the trip alone.

      1. Gastro Travels Jul 31, 2011 10:37 AM

        Boucherie is what I'd consider casual gourmet - great service and creative dishes. Seemed pretty popular with the younger crowd when I was there.


        8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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        1. re: Gastro Travels
          ClevelandRandy Aug 2, 2011 07:10 PM

          Boucherie's website says they're on vacation from 8/1 - 9/6.

          8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

        2. TaTee Jul 29, 2011 03:32 PM

          Missed the wine reference in the first reading. Try Oak Wine Bar on Oak Street...live music, tapas and a great wine selection. It was featured in the TP Lagniappe bar guide.

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            sanglier Jul 27, 2011 07:06 PM

            Have cocktails at Bouligny Tavern on Magazine, then go next door to the beautiful and fun bistro, Lilette. Both owned by the same person, chef John Harris. You'll be happy happy! Another option is Gautreau's on Soniat, where JH got his start. Both are festive on weekends with good food, service, and interesting wine lists. And to make sure everything goes fine, I'll be happy to come along...

            3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

            Gautreau's Restaurant
            1728 Soniat St, New Orleans, LA 70115

            1. TaTee Jul 27, 2011 03:07 PM

              Lots of good restaurants to choose from: Commander's Palace, The Upperline, Clancy's, Patois, Brigtsen's, to name a few. What is your price point?

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

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

              Upperline Restaurant
              1413 Upperline St, New Orleans, LA

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