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Patois or herbsaint?

captainm7 Oct 3, 2011 03:41 PM

need some help guys....

I agonize over restaurants when I go to a great culinary city. Any help on this would be appreciated. I have a reservation at both, but cannot decide.

Or, if you think there is something I should do instead, lay it on me. I love French bistro type fair, but can be persuaded to go outside if nature calls. There will be six of us and are looking for somewhere with great food, great wine and cocktails and a fun atmosphere.

I was thinking about lemforet, but seems too stuffy....


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    sanglier RE: captainm7 Oct 3, 2011 04:33 PM

    Captain, you can't go wrong with either, really. But for me, if I had to choose only one restaurant to eat in before moving away from New Orleans, it'd be Herbsaint: menu, service, vibe and wine list converge for the quintessential N.O. dining experience. Patois is very good too but its service can waver. Enjoy your visit!

    701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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      JazzyB RE: sanglier Oct 4, 2011 04:25 AM

      Herbsaint. Patois is good, however, my preference for bistro fare is Coquette. Lilette is excellemt as well. Make a meal of their appetizers (14 or so on the menu). They are delicious, especially the truffled parmesean toast with marrow (possibly the best bite of food in town).

      701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

      3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

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      richardhorner RE: captainm7 Oct 12, 2011 12:10 AM

      I have had varied experiences at Herbsaint, so of the two, I would recommend Patois. However, I would recommend Coquette over either of them. Great food and cocktails as well as a great wine list.

      701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

      2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

      1. nomadchowwoman RE: captainm7 Oct 12, 2011 08:50 PM

        I love both those restaurants,but am like others here, a great fan of Coquette. You can't go wrong in any of these, imo.

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