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Places for a reunion dinner for 5 guys

mkleinbart64 Jan 1, 2012 02:51 PM

Four high school friends and I are meeting for our 30th reunion in May. I'm looking for somewhere to have a special dinner that is fun and has good food. Shouldn't be stuffy but should be nice. Would like somewhere with good drinks and should not be a chain. I was thinking Commander's or Cochon would am open to suggestions. I have been to NOLA several times and have been to Commander's, Cochon, Herbsaint and Brigsten's. We are going to be at Jazz Fest, so don't need lunch.

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  1. N.O.Food RE: mkleinbart64 Jan 2, 2012 09:27 AM

    All the places you named would be good. Clancy's, Domenica, Emeril's, or Galatoire's might work, too. You can get a res at the first three or just show up and wait at Gal's. You can get a res to sit upstairs at Gal's, but I would just show up and try to sit downstairs.

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      kukubura RE: N.O.Food Jan 2, 2012 09:51 AM

      Cochon wouldn't work. Just not the right vibe (and I'm not a big fan.) But if I were doing what you're doing (and I might at some point) I'd probably choose Commander's or Galatoire's. Because it would make it more of an event.

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      collardman RE: mkleinbart64 Jan 2, 2012 12:17 PM

      Cochon doesn't fit your plan. Possibly think of GW Fins.

      The food is good and last time we were there an adjacent table had a bachelor party and they were enjoying themselves. When we left they were on their third round of shots and each round had a different brown hue!

      1. TaTee RE: mkleinbart64 Jan 2, 2012 01:08 PM

        Mr. John's Steakhouse, Garden District on St. Charles Avenue, would be perfect for you.

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        Mr John's Steakhouse
        2111 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. TaTee RE: mkleinbart64 Jan 2, 2012 01:11 PM

          Mr. John's has the male vibe you are looking for, plus great food. It is located uptown/garden district on St. Charles Avenue.

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          Mr John's Steakhouse
          2111 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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            cornflake10 RE: TaTee Jan 2, 2012 03:57 PM

            I agree with the recommendation of Mr John's. The steaks are outstanding and they know how to run a restaurant.

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              uptownlibrarian RE: TaTee Jan 3, 2012 07:30 AM

              I also agree with Mr. John's. Also Coquette or Patois are nice but not stuffy, and have great cocktails. Whatever you do, make reservations early as Jazz Fest is a crazy time for many restaurants.

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