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Aug 21, 2011 05:11 PM

Looking for a romantic Friday night dinner for two

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?


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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

    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.

        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?

            Cafe Atchafalaya
            901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115