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Marriage/Thanksgiving in the Big Easy

Monkey1127 Nov 1, 2011 09:58 AM

Hi! I'm new to the boards but a long time CHOW reader. My bride-to-be and I are heading to NOLA to elope the day before Thanksgiving, and we're looking for a good recommendation or two. We'll be staying in the French Quarter.

I'd really like to have some Turducken for Thanksgiving, and we'd love a nice intimate spot for dinner the night before. We're not super loaded, so any tips leaning towards moderately priced would be awesome. Thanks all!

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    collardman RE: Monkey1127 Nov 1, 2011 11:37 AM

    Enter romantic in the search feature and you will get a number of opinions. For romantic where you might be able to control costs I suggest Friends and Bayona, the latter being more expensive but better.

    430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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      califkatie RE: Monkey1127 Nov 3, 2011 10:07 AM

      I see Turducken on Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St. for Thanksgiving Day. I am not sure about their food, but for a romantic drink, i recommend the Bombay Club, 830 Conti. Check some past posts for "romantic" dinners to get some ideas.

      Bourbon House
      144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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        montuori RE: Monkey1127 Nov 3, 2011 11:38 AM

        We had turducken last year at Luke on Thanksgiving; no idea if they'll be repeating that this year. Prices were very reasonable and the service at the bar excellent (I've read mixed reviews about the service but the bar has always been a-ok for us).

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          JazzyB RE: Monkey1127 Nov 7, 2011 07:08 AM

          Not in the quarter, but romantic and reasonably priced. The food is excellent, cocktails are creative. Request the two top, upstairs by the window. Take a cab, or the St. Charles streetcar. Get off at Washington, walk about 6blocks toward the river...corner of Washington and Magazine.

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            brucec RE: JazzyB Nov 7, 2011 08:44 AM

            .....and it's called Coquette.

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              JazzyB RE: brucec Nov 7, 2011 09:46 AM

              Ha! Thanks.

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