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Best restaurants for a group of male golfers?

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Might seem like a strange title for the topic but it goes like this ... trying to book for a large group of men who enjoy GOOD food and wine, a 'lively' atmosphere and want to be within a decent walking radius of the French Quarter. I've checked out a lot of the Chowhound postings, researched on TripAdvisor and other sites and have honed in on Stella!, GW Fins and either Mr. B's Bistro, Prudhommes or Muriels (need 3 in total). Discounted August as I sense it might be a tad snooty for our crowd (we'll be 16-20) and portions may be too small. Discounted Brigstens and Commanders as not being in easy walking distance and trying to avoid the 5 cab harangue. So, would welcome any comments or suggestions on choices that 'fit' a group this size, guys who will want to "chow down" and not be left hungry and aren't afraid to pay for quality. Much appreciated.

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  1. I think Mr. B's and GW Fins are both great choices. Bourbon House on Bourbon street is lively as it is all glass and sits on Bourbon street also with a full oyster bar. The food is hearty and maybe not my favorite but good service and atmosphere make up for it.

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    Bourbon House
    144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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    1. re: nolatummy

      Yes, Mr. B's, GW Fins and Bourbon House are all good. I would also suggest: DIckie Brennan's Steakhouse, Red Fish Grill, Palace Cafe, Rib Room and the Bon Ton Cafe.

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

      Red Fish Grill
      115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Bourbon House
      144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      1. re: bronwen

        Thanks for this ! I've checked out your suggestions and have added Bon Ton to the list -- looks great !

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

        1. re: Briguy

          Just note that Bon Ton is closed on the weekend

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

    2. I'd check out Restaurant August's "Wine Room," as it should be just about right for 20. Also, they have some rooms upstairs, but I have never used them, so do not know anything about them. While there is some formality with August, I'd not think of them as snooty.

      G W Fins has a room, but from just gazing around it, 20 might be a tad cramped. However their director of sales can give you the dimensions and seating. It is a bit more laid back, and the food a tad more straight forward.

      I have dined at Stella!, and love every experience, but a party of 8 was the max there. Love the food.

      Enjoy,

      Hunt

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      Restaurant August
      301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

      1. Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse.

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        Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
        716 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. August fits better than Stella. Stella doesn't fit at all IMO.

          Maybe Antoine's or Arnaud's might fit for the private room and experience with a group like yours.

          1. You don't necessarily have to sit all together, since you'll be with each other all day long. maybe you could book 2 tables of 8 or 9 and go to any restaurant you want. After a few drinks you'll all be visiting with each other anyway. Check out the scene at Galitoires on a friday afternoon.