Dinner for Six Girls in Uptown
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.
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
723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118
1413 Upperline St, New Orleans, LA
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
1728 Soniat St, New Orleans, LA 70115
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.
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