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One dinner, one person: what would you recommend?

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I will be in NOLA for 12 hours on Thursday. I get to have dinner out by myself, otherwise other meals are provided for me. I also plan to get a few sandwiches from Cochon Butcher to go, so not there. I need to be seated by 6, in a cab to the airport by 8, so Green Goddess seems like a bad idea. I'd be particularly interested in places that have opened in the last year, as I went to many of the traditional standbys in September. Thanks so much!

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  1. We really enjoyed Cafe Atchafalaya if you haven't been there yet.

    1. Sit and eat at the bar at Coquette. Thursday will be $5 specialty cocktail night, and I love hanging out and eating at the bar there.

      1. Actually, for new places I'd recommend the High Hat on Freret and Maurepas in the Bywater.

        Edited to add: And Sylvain! Yum.

        Edited again: I haven't tried Sweet Olive on Canal (run by the same chef as Coquette) or Tamarind in the Hotel Modern at Lee Circle (which would be very near I-10 for a quick getaway) but I've heard good things and they are on my list of places to try.

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        1. re: noradeirdre

          Thank you so much! I love the idea of sitting at the bar at Coquette or a similar experience. I'll check out menus at all these places. Thanks!!!

        2. I had dinner at the bar at Root in December and service was excellent.

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          1. re: Enfielder

            Agree about Root, although Maurepas is new and really good too. Root is just a couple of blocks, well maybe three and a half, from Cochon Butcher, so it would be convenient to pick up the sandwiches.