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casual but delicious dinner near Roosevelt Hotel?

akorein Feb 10, 2012 03:11 PM

Looking for a place to eat the night we get into New Orleans. We're staying at the Roosevelt and would like something somewhat casual. Thanks!

  1. r
    roro1831 Feb 10, 2012 03:22 PM

    I went to Domenica (in the Roosevelt) last weekend and ate at the bar, no problems and it was very good. I was not dressed up at all, khakis and a collared shirt. What time are you getting in?

    1. l
      Littleman Feb 10, 2012 03:54 PM

      Mila would be my choice. Stop by Bar Uncommon for drinks.


      1. Bill Hunt Feb 10, 2012 06:47 PM

        Based on my experiences, I would second both recs. above. MiLa is very good (review from a year, or so ago, on this board), and Dominica was great for us (review on this board too).

        They are different, but each is worth the effort.

        The Sazarac Bar (restaurant) was a horrible disappointment, and I would never go back for food (review on this board).


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        1. re: Bill Hunt
          kukubura Feb 13, 2012 10:37 AM

          We enjoyed the Sazerac Bar as a BAR - very lively - but the restaurant portion looked like a funeral home when we peeked in.

          1. re: Bill Hunt
            kibbles Feb 13, 2012 11:42 AM

            the Sazerac restaurant is indeed dead most of the time...however the two times we braved it we were not disappointed -- the food was very good. once for lunch, once for dinner. have never had so much truly jumbo lump crabmeat on my fish. good apps, sides, dessert, everything. we loved it. just dead.

            they just need a decor intervention.

            1. re: kibbles
              hazelhurst Feb 13, 2012 12:05 PM

              "decor intervention"...A-MEN

              1. re: hazelhurst
                kibbles Feb 14, 2012 03:02 PM

                the weird thing is -- the Saz-bar is a slam dunk. and Domenica in the same building does gangbusters business. and the Saz-restaurant chef & team are talented (imo). so...what more data does management need to realize they need to change something up? study why no one is eating there....if the food is good, and the bar is good, and there are warm bodies in the building willing to exchange currency for food....then perhaps, possibly-maybe, the atmosphere sucks!?! c'mon!

                heh. heres crossing my fingers for 'em.

                1. re: hazelhurst
                  Monch Feb 14, 2012 03:10 PM

                  +1 on the decor intervention. Felt like an "upscale Denny's" the one time we saw no other alternative but to eat breakfast there.

            2. FoodChic Feb 14, 2012 03:41 PM

              I always recommend Domenica, as it's wonderful. But Coquette's new place Sweet Olive just opened across the street. I'm definately trying it next week. If it's from the Coquette team...it will be fabulous!

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