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Aug 18, 2012 04:47 AM

Please critique!!

We will be in NO for 4 1/2 days....
Dinners planned- GW Finns, R'evolution, Dantes and either Coquette or ?
Lunches- Parkway, Cochon Butcher, Cassamentos and either Coquette or ?

We also like to wander and have raw oysters during the day.

Any thoughts or suggestions???

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  1. It’s perfect. I might throw in a breakfast/brunch instead of one of the lunches though. We have some awesomly decadent brunch food. Nothing like a pain perdu or a eggs sardou to start your day. Cafe Atchafalaye, Dantes, Old Coffee Pot, Surry’s are some of my favorites. Also, if you’ve never been, Commander’s Palace would be a nice addition to your list. You don’t have any of the old-school traditional restaurants.

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    1. re: shanefink

      We have been to NO before so have eaten at some of the old-school ones...were thinking of adding Herbsaint to the list???

      1. re: ncara

        I'd replace Dante's wih Herbsaint and keep Coquette. Or put it this way, I'd find a place for Herbsaint, but only at dinner.

        1. re: sanglier

          Agreed. Or do Coquette’s 3-course $20 lunch and keep everything else the same. It’s a really strong lineup. The raw oysters should be part of your Casementos trip.

    2. Herbsaint for dinner.
      Commander's for lunch (m-f), a must do. Reserve the garden room. When will you be here? Casamentos will not reopen till sometime in Sept. 11.

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      1. re: JazzyB

        have been to commanders....not going till middle of september..

        1. re: ncara

          oystes 1/2 shell:

          Luke 3-6 daily HH. 50 cent oysters, 1/2 price libations. order all your dozens at once. Service is sloooow.

          Superior Seafood 4-6:50 daily. 50 cent oysters, 2 for 1 frozen mojitos, 1/2 off house wine bottles, $3 draft. Take streetcar to Napoleon . Corner Napoleon/St. Charles.

          FWIW, lunch at Commander's is better than dinner. 25 cent martinis make for a festive time in the garden room. August offers 3 courses $20.12. Lunch m-f.
          While Coquette is very good, it's still a poor man's August.

          1. re: JazzyB

            We had reservations for lunch at August, but they called to say they would be closed for some sort of renovation or something during our stay. So, even though we have been to Commanders and not to Herbsaint or you think we should do Commanders for lunch? Only thing...what is the dress code....husband will not have a jacket with him and we are not planning for any jacket restaurants....

            1. re: ncara

              I, too, had reservations at August and I was informed that they are going to be closed mid-September! Sadness!

              1. re: fieryepicurean

                I know...I was so disappointed..It was one place I was looking forward to for their lunch special.

              2. re: ncara

                A jacket for men in not required for lunch at CP, although many men will be in jackets and some in business suits. Business casual is ok.

                1. re: Gizmo56

                  I much prefer Cp for lunch in the garden room. The lasttime II went for dinner, I was appalled to see them allow a "gentleman" wearing a white V neck undershirt.