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Any great restaurants open Sunday for a romantic dinner?

We're a late 20s-early 30s married couple from New York visiting New Orleans for a wedding. Very excited, as neither of us has been for a very long time. We extended our trip through Monday hoping to have a nice dinner on our own Sunday night after the wedding crowds are gone.

We looked into Herbsaint/Cochon, Patois, La Petite Grocery and Bayona, agonizing over how to choose among so many talented chefs and great menus. And then we saw that EVERY LAST ONE is closed on Sunday. The thread below was no help, as we're not interested in Emeril. (True, the outgoing NYT critic and the Times-Picayune critic who might be the incoming NYT critic say the food is good. But we want an intimate atmosphere, not a TV chef palace.)

So we're seeking something along the lines of the 5 above that are taking Sunday off. They're not exactly alike, of course, but taken together, that's generally what we're looking for in terms of cuisine, atmosphere and price.

Are we out of luck? Or is there cozy place with New Orleans cuisine (in the broadest sense - I'm not the expert and don't want to step into a definitional minefield) that would be right for us Sunday night? If it exists, I trust the NOLA Hounds will know.

Thanks for any tips you can offer - we're greatly looking forward to being back in your fine city.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/768965

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Bayona
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Emeril's Restaurant
800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

La Petite Grocery
4238 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. I looked at Tom Fitzmorris' site- nomenu.com. he has a list of what's open sunday night. off that list, i chose these restaurants which are not exactly like the one's you chose but close. August, Upperline, Stella!, Pelican Club, Bistro at Maison de Ville, and Bombay Club. Check out their menus and see what you like.all are in or near the French Quarter. Except Upperline which uptown.

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    Pelican Club Restaurant & Bar
    312 Exchange Alley, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Upperline Restaurant
    1413 Upperline St, New Orleans, LA

    1. Galatoire's

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

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      1. re: N.O.Food

        The Galvez just might be what your looking for. It has hands down the best view in the city upstairs overlooking the mississippi river quite a sight. galvezrestaurant.com

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        Galvez Restaurant
        914 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116

        1. re: joedontexan

          Galvez is undeniably romantic with a terrific view (only if you have a window table). Unfortunately the food leaves a lot to be desired.

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          Galvez Restaurant
          914 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116

      2. Coquette is also open Sunday night. It fits your criteria and is very good.

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        Coquette
        2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

        1. There have been some good suggestions but a few, in my opinion, don't fall into the romantic category, like Pelican Club and possibly Bombay Club. But Herbsaint is not really that cozy and Emeril's is a quiet retreat compared to Cochon.

          Then there is what some might consider opposites in romantic, Friends, and the Grill Room at the Windsor Court.

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          Cochon
          930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

          Emeril's Restaurant
          800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

          Herbsaint
          701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

          Pelican Club Restaurant & Bar
          312 Exchange Alley, New Orleans, LA 70130

          1. the courtyard here is very romantic: http://martiniquebistro.com/

            a window seat overlooking Royal St. here is also very romantic: http://www.ribroomneworleans.com/

            1. Have not seen this restaurant mentioned yet, but The Grill Room at the Windsor Court Hotel is one of the more romantic venues in the city, and they are open on Sunday: http://www.grillroomneworleans.com/si...

              They are more "formal" than some others, but rate very high on my "romantic w/ great food" list.

              Enjoy,

              Hunt

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              Windsor Court Hotel
              300 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

              1. Thanks for all the great suggestions. After further research on the boards and elsewhere, August, Bistro at Maison de Ville and Rib Room are the finalists. Can't wait!

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                1. re: aviated

                  Oops, scratch Bistro - seems to closed for renovation. Leaning toward August, though swayed by edible complex tip on the choice tables at Rib Room. Two very different experiences to choose from - should be interesting either way.

                2. Coquette is open for dinner 7days.