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Aug 25, 2011 08:43 AM

Restaurants with good cocktail menus.

I love to have cocktails, but I'd like to have them in the same place I stop for dinner! I like well crafted cocktails like found at Cure and Loa Bar (in the International House). Does anyone know great places in the city that serves a great meal and great cocktails?

I'm a fan of La Crepe Nanou and LA Thai, but I'm looking for new places. I recently found out about Coquette and I'll probably try there first.

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  1. Great drinks from the Swizzle Bar, adjacent to Cafe Adelaide in the Lowe's Hotel.

    Cafe Adelaide
    300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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    1. re: TaTee

      IMO, Cafe Adelqide is no great shakes. Stick to the bar menu with your cocktails at Swizzle Stick. Coquette's food and cocktails are really good. Domenica has interesting cocktails, great lasagna (normally not a fan), pizza, squash blossoms.

      You'll do bettert ordering an all app meal at Lilette with a bottle of proseco (or sparkling cocktail) rather than small plates at Bouilgny Tavern.

      3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

      123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

    2. Park at the Pierre Marquet, get your drinks at their Bar Uncommon and eat at MiLa.

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      1. re: collardman

        Sam at Mila is one of the best kept secrets in New Orleans. Sit at the bar, have him create a drink for you, and eat dinner there.

        1. re: Hschultz00

          yeah he is definitely amazing. our new favorite bartender in the city.

          1. re: kibbles

            Any suggestion on a good day to go? Or when to catch 'Sam'?

            1. re: caperio

              He is usually there for evening dinner service, Tues-Sat 5 til close, almost always.

        1. Oops, just saw you got that one, didn't you? There is also the Bouligny Tavern next to LIlette (same owner). Small plates and adjacent to LIlette, so I would guess they might share cocktails (only a guess)

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          1. re: swampsue

            the bombay club in the prince conti hotel

          2. Iris and Boucherie

            8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118