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Lunch in the Quarter - not too formal

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mbooth Sep 13, 2011 02:58 PM

I'm looking for suggestions for a lunch gathering (November) in the Quarter near the Marriott. Not too formal since several people are somewhat "inexperienced". Some drinking involved. New Orleans flavor with full service dining.

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  1. TaTee RE: mbooth Sep 13, 2011 03:39 PM

    Brennan's Palace Cafe is just down the street. Bon Ton is across Canal on Magazine...weekdays only.

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    Palace Cafe
    605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Bon Ton Cafe
    401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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      collardman RE: TaTee Sep 13, 2011 11:16 PM

      Mr. B's and Domenica might also fit in addition to the two above.

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      Domenica
      123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

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        JazzyB RE: TaTee Sep 14, 2011 03:12 AM

        No,no,no to Palace Cafe. NOLA flavor: Mr. B's, NOLA, Galatoire's ( quinessential NOLA experience, no shorts, jacket NOT required for lunch, but you will want one if you go on Fri.).

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          kibbles RE: JazzyB Sep 14, 2011 08:53 AM

          i really have no major problem w/ Palace Cafe, other than the often green service. the Crab Cheesecake savory app is a perfect New Orleans-only dish, and the space is classy. Mark at the bar is a solid bartender.

          Mr. B's and Galatoire's both sound more formal than what the OP had requested.

      2. marthasway RE: mbooth Sep 14, 2011 06:06 AM

        What is the size of your group? Budget? What do you mean by "inexperienced"? Deanie's in the Quarter or K-Paul's might be a good match.

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          Delucacheesemonger RE: marthasway Sep 14, 2011 09:11 AM

          K-Paul's for a late lunch is quiet and l have enjoyed in the past.

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            mbooth RE: marthasway Sep 14, 2011 05:05 PM

            Good suggestions! This is a group of young adult professionals, but not experienced with New Orleans or the South. Probably about 8. I was considering NOLA or Bayona. ??? I'm figuring it ain't going to be cheap. But I don't want the formality of Commanders or Arnaud's. Does this help?

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            Bayona
            430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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              Monch RE: mbooth Sep 16, 2011 07:03 AM

              It probably won't fit the bill of "full service dining", but we had lunch (twice in one visit) at The Green Goddess and loved it.

              Please do NOT consider it if you need the convenience of reservations, but it may be worth throwing into your mix. It's a little cramped, but has great food and fantastic cocktails.

              Good luck.

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              Green Goddess
              307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

          2. marthasway RE: mbooth Sep 16, 2011 09:44 PM

            Bourbon House or Redfish Grill might fit the bill. I thought of this thread as I was meeting a friend this evening in game weekend traffic. I've never visited either, but they are attractive from the outside.

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            Bourbon House
            144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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              texasredtop RE: marthasway Sep 17, 2011 05:45 AM

              Bourbon House is ok but not something I would return to unless I was in a pinch.

              For lunch Mr. B's is not near as formal as Galatoire's and they will take a reservation and if the guests eat shrimp, they will be wowed by the bbq shrimp. Service has always been really good for me.

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              Galatoire's Restaurant
              209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

              Bourbon House
              144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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