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Looking for a romantic Friday night dinner for two

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Hi all -

I'm hoping to take my girlfriend out this Friday night and I'm looking for a romantic-ish (doesn't have to be super intimate or anything, but nowhere loud or rowdy) place to get dinner. I know many New Orleans restaurants are more expensive, but I'd like to keep entrees in the $15-20 range rather than the $20-30 range -- money is really tight for both of us these days, which she understands. I'm open to any suggestions, but I do want to be full at the end of it -- I know some fancier restaurants' portions are rather small, so I want to try to avoid that. Above all, I just want to have great food. Any ideas?

Thanks!

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  1. If you want something in the FQ, how about Grapevine on Orleans?

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    1. re: rouxdauphine

      I'm not opposed to the French Quarter, but certainly not limiting myself to it, either. We live here and are familiar with most/all areas of town.

      1. re: nowigotworry

        Cafe Degas, Ciro's Cote Sud, Dante's Kitchen, Rue 127

        1. re: paz5559

          +1 on Rue 127!

    2. Feelings has the atmosphere and decent prices. I haven't eaten there recently but remember some positive comments posted here in the past year.

      1. COOLinary menus are still in effect. http://www.nomcvb.com/restaurants//li...

        Ought to be able to find something that will fit the bill.

        1. Sara's in the Riverbend has a great private room where you sit on the floor on pillows.

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          1. re: edible complex

            But Sara's takes an extended summer vacation in August every year - double-check to make sure they're open! I like Crepe Nanou for low-cost date nights, as well.

          2. How about Cafe Atchafalaya uptown?

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            Cafe Atchafalaya
            901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115