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abby88 Feb 27, 2012 08:38 PM

Which one for a Saturday night birthday dinner??

  1. Bill Hunt Feb 28, 2012 08:08 PM

    I have only sampled Le Meritage during an event, in the courtyard. However, and with that said, I spent a few hours talking, and tasting, and Le Meritage said, and did the right things. I was impressed, at least for not actually dining there.

    OTOH, I like Mr. B's, though do have a few other restaurants, where I like the BBQ Shrimp better. They ARE a good restaurant, and I have dined there several times.

    Tough call. For me, it would be Le Meritage, but that is mostly because we have not dined there. After such an experience, I might change that tune.

    Good luck, and the "locals" will have enough input to really help you.

    Enjoy!

    Hunt

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      expatorleanian Feb 29, 2012 04:23 AM

      Bill, where do you like the BBQ shrimp better than Mr B's?

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        Bill Hunt Feb 29, 2012 07:22 PM

        The best that we have had, were at Emeril's NOLA, and then at Ralph Brennan's Ralph's on the Park.

        However, that is just our tastes, and others might feel differently.

        Hunt

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          peachacid Mar 4, 2012 05:42 PM

          I had shrimp and grits at NOLA -- with BBQ sauce on them -- and I have dreams about them. Like...DREAMS. My mouth is watering.

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      JazzyB Feb 28, 2012 07:30 AM

      Haven't been to Le Meritage, but would not be happy if my hubby choose either of the other two for my bd. Consider August, Herbsint, Coquette, Patois, Lilette or Commander's garden room on Fri. for a birthday lunch. Just my 2cents.

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        abby88 Feb 28, 2012 08:03 AM

        Hi Jazzy B - are there fun bars/ jazz clubs in walking distance from HerbSaint, Coquette or Lilette?
        They all look great, just trying to save on so many cab rides!

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          TaTee Feb 28, 2012 09:20 AM

          Galatoires or Commanders are my B'Day celebration spots. Le Meritage is very good and you can walk (safer on Royal Stree) to the Marigny afterwards from either LM or Gals...just be sure to take a cab home...safety first.

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

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            JazzyB Feb 28, 2012 02:03 PM

            Take a cab to Marigny for bars/music. You can ride the streetcar/walk to Coquette. Get off at Washington Ave., walk 5 blocks up Washington to Magazine. Coquette is on the R corner across Magazine.

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              BayouTeche Feb 28, 2012 03:07 PM

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                BayouTeche Feb 28, 2012 03:07 PM

                You could do Stella! It's at the lower end of the Quarter. Frenchman's only a short walk to hit the bars & clubs afterwards.

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