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Tuesday Lunch in the Quarter

I have some friends coming in town next week and the only day we have to spend in the Quarter is Tuesday. It is a first trip for one and I would like to take them to an upscale place for lunch but I am finding that most are closed for lunch on Tuesday. I haven't lived here long myself so I am not sure if I am going about looking the right way. Any suggestions?

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  1. Have you looked into Galatoire's. Though I have not checked in sometime, I think that they are open on Tuesdays for lunch, opening at 11:30AM.

    Good luck, and enjoy,

    Hunt

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    1. re: Bill Hunt

      11:30 is right..noon on Sunday.

      1. re: Bill Hunt

        I had thought about Galatoire's. I have only been on Friday when it is an all day affair. Will there be huge lines on a Tuesday? We can't get down to the quarter till around 11.

        1. re: alyson0622

          Shouldn't be a problem at all.

          1. re: alyson0622

            It might depend on THE Tuesday, but agree with Hazelhurst - should not be an issue.

            Enjoy,

            Hunt

        2. Galatoire's would be great, there won't be a line on Tuesday at all. I was trying to think of places with patios since the weather should be nice, but Bayona and Green Goddess are closed on Tuesday (as you probably discovered in your research) and nothing else is coming to me. The Hermes Bar at Antoine's is a nice, bright room and they usually keep the doors/windows open when it's nice. There's always Mr. B's, which I very much enjoy for lunch with friends when we have a little occasion to celebrate, but I'd choose Galatoire's over Mr. B's most any day.

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          1. re: uptownlibrarian

            This is a very good list including the views. The only other addition I can think of is NOLA. I would have put Bayona first if it had been open as the atmosphere and menu might have fit your party a bit better than Galatoire's.

            1. re: uptownlibrarian

              Brennan's has a nice patio. It is not as romantic, as the one at Bayona, but nice. They ARE open on Tuesdays, at 9:00AM.

              Hunt

            2. Thank you everyone for your input. I will run these by the group and see what everyone thinks. I think NOLA is closed on Tuesday for lunch. I could be wrong but I think that is one I checked that was closed. Bayona was high on my list of places to try but they are closed on Tuesday for lunch as someone else mentioned.

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              1. re: alyson0622

                If you are looking for a view, how about Muriel's on Jackson Square. Great food, ask for a table overlooking the square. For an appetizer, I always get the Gorgonzola tart. It is devine.

                1. re: TaTee

                  Muriel's is wonderful. The view is just as good as the food.

                2. re: alyson0622

                  Sorry about NOLA. I thought I had lunch there earlier in the week but see it's only Thur-Sun.
                  Muriel's is a good site and the food is good but in my opinion not as good as the other choices. If atmosphere is weighed heavier, then it competes well.

                  1. re: collardman

                    I do agree, that if "atmosphere" is the biggest factor, then it does pass muster.

                    Hunt

                3. K-Paul's does lunch Tuesday. It's certainly not the more upscale service you would experience there at dinner, but the food is still great.

                  1. Coquette's sister restaurant Sweet Olive is open Monday-Friday and offer a three course menu with options for $25. They open at 11:30.

                    1. Just last Thursday I had a fantastic lunch at Galatoire's, and I don't think you'd have trouble getting in on a Tuesday.

                      Although just outside the FQ, Restaurant August is supposed to have a great 3-course lunch for $20. The food is always good and it is certainly considered "upscale." But I can't say enough about Galatoire's so I'd make that first choice.