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Boucherie, Rue 127, or La Crepe Nanou?

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nowigotworry Sep 5, 2011 10:33 AM

If ONLY eating at one of the above-listed restaurants, which would you choose for two people who eat seafood (oysters, shrimp, crab, etc.) but NO chicken or red meat? We don't mind having a limited menu (i.e. having just two or three dishes and a couple appetizers to choose from is fine), but if the pork or chicken dish is the ONLY item that makes one of these restaurants worth attending, then it probably wouldn't be worth it for us to go. What would you suggest?

Edit: I meant to list Jacques-Imos on here too but forgot! Although I've heard some varying opinions on the quality of their food...

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La Crepe Nanou
1410 Robert St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Boucherie
8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

  1. texasredtop Sep 5, 2011 01:53 PM

    Le Crepe Nanou. I haven't been there in several years but their crab crepes were really good. Afterwards you can walk over to Creole Creamery :-)

    Boucherie doesn't offer much seafood I don't think. The only time I remember having any there was a bbq shrimp poboy and it was not good.

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    Creole Creamery
    4924 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115

    Boucherie
    8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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      JazzyB Sep 6, 2011 06:38 AM

      You will wait on line for awhile at Jacques unless you get there when they open. Your reward will be mediocre food. Rue 127 has a mussels app and as I recall, one fish entree. That's it for seafood. Boucherie has a lot of creatively plated bbq.

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      Boucherie
      8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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        fat harry Sep 6, 2011 07:29 AM

        None of those are particularly noteworthy seafood restaurants. Boucherie is one of my favorite places but not seafood-centric. Never been to Rue 127. Le Crepe Nanou is a classic French bistro and certainly has some seafood but that is not the primary focus. If you are constrained to those 4, I would unfortunately have to submit Jacques-Imo's.

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        Jacques-Imo's Cafe
        8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118

        Boucherie
        8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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          nowigotworry Sep 6, 2011 09:59 AM

          Fat Harry - in that case, do you have any particular similarly-minded restaurants with great seafood or veggie dishes?

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          Fat Harry's
          4330 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

          1. TaTee Sep 6, 2011 10:20 AM

            You seem to want to stay in the uptown area, so here is a list of Uptown restaurants:
            http://www.nomenu.com/joomla1/index.p...

            Check out the menus at Pascal Manale's, Patois, Upperline, Martinique, Clancy's, Atchafalaya

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            Pascal Manale's Restaurant
            1838 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

            Upperline Restaurant
            1413 Upperline St, New Orleans, LA

            1. sirvelvet Sep 6, 2011 02:43 PM

              Of these three, your best choice is La Crepe Nanou. They have a daily fish special, mussels appetizers, the already-mentioned crawfish crepes, and some very nice appetizers such as french onion soup, salade tropicale, and cheese plates.

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              La Crepe Nanou
              1410 Robert St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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                AmuseWord Sep 6, 2011 05:47 PM

                I am perplexed; Boucherie is a phenomenal restaurant that features a number of seafood/fish options. There is always an innovative smoked scallop; vegetarian; and, I believe, a fish option for entrees. All of these dishes offer a care in preparation, attention to seasonal ingredients, and experimentation that I have not found in the other originally mentioned restaurants, which I would identify as “good.” Nathaniel Zimet, the chef/owner at Boucherie, also offers some notable references to New Orleans cuisine. The small plates provide a number of options for vegetarian/seafood dishes. Vegan friends have found the restaurant to be willing to prepare things for them, which is often an option. I have often enjoyed their hamachi small plate. I love their shrimp and grit cake appetizer but that has a bacon vinaigrette. Last I looked, they were also offering a stellar mussels dish. I find their cocktails to be equally innovative.

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                Boucherie
                8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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                1. re: AmuseWord
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                  shanefink Sep 8, 2011 04:35 PM

                  Is Chef Zimet back to work?

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                    AmuseWord Sep 8, 2011 08:10 PM

                    That is a great question about Chef Zimet. Given the following announcement about the Que Crawl truck, (typos not mine), I would assume that he is back at Boucherie. And after my meal there tonight, I would highly recommend the crispy duck confit with fall vegetable cornbread panzanella and roasted muscadine. I especially loved the different preparations and textures of the cornbread.

                    “The Que Crawl @ The Wolf Den! Boucheire's food truck inspiored menu at The Howlin' Wolf's! - The Wolf Den
                    September 11th, 2011 from 12:00 pm till close
                    Menu / Extra Info:
                    Chef Nathanial Zimet & James Denio will be cooking Sunday evenings at The Howlin' Wolf's Wolf Den Starting Sunday September 11th. Kitchen opens at noon, and we cook till the doors close after the Hot 8 wrap up their show!
                    http://www.thehowlinwolf.com/new-orle...

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                    Boucherie
                    8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

                    1. re: AmuseWord
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                      JazzyB Sep 9, 2011 03:30 AM

                      Do you have an affiliation with Boucherieri/Zimet? If so, you should proffer a disclaimer.

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                        AmuseWord Sep 9, 2011 08:15 AM

                        I posted something from their website (which was also on their blackboard). As I noted, I like their food and had dinner there last night. I don't work in the food/entertainment industry.

                  2. re: AmuseWord
                    noradeirdre Sep 8, 2011 06:04 PM

                    Oh my god, that hamachi is awesome. I always recommend Boucherie.

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                    Boucherie
                    8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

                    1. re: AmuseWord
                      texasredtop Sep 9, 2011 02:10 PM

                      Boucherie is not as good as it was. I ate there in the first week they opened, purple truck still sitting in the drive. It was wonderful for a couple of years. Last year I noticed it wasn't quite as good as it had been. No raving from me about it anymore. And the bbq shrimp poboy I had there was not good at all. Tasted like shrimp boiled in water then put on bread. Very disappointing. It came off our list last year. But there were still huge lines and long waits so I'm sure they won't miss us :-) I wish them all the success in the world but it seems the crowds have forced them to do things faster with less thought.

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                      Boucherie
                      8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

                      1. re: texasredtop
                        paz5559 Sep 11, 2011 08:06 AM

                        The consensus is typically Boucherie when it is included in this sort of mix. I have never been a big fan. Roue 127 is inventive and ecclectic. Crepe Nanou is classic French.

                        Personally, I would opt for Rue 127.

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                        Boucherie
                        8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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