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Three Dinners- R'evolution, Root and ??

The Chowfather Sep 2, 2012 08:09 PM

I've been going to New Orleans for the past 20 or so years but have not been back since 2007. I'm very familiar with the traditional/classic spots and have decided to try new places this go round. Thus, I'm set on R'evolution and Root and excited to try both. I still need one more spot for dinner which will be my first meal and on a weeknight (not that it matters).

I've narrowed the lost down to the following:

Patois
Coquette
Herbsaint
Bistro Daisy
La Petit Grocery

Which one gets the nod? Great food is most important. Service/setting secondary.
If close, how would you rank them?
Missing any I should seriously consider?

Thanks for your help.

  1. The Chowfather Oct 20, 2012 05:42 PM

    Thanks for the input and advice. I ended up doing Patois, Root and R'evolution for dinner. And SoBou, Cochon and Maurepas Food for lunch with Casamentos mixed in too. I'll do a fun recap in a new thread but my nutshell rankings would be

    Dinner- R'evolution, Patois and Root.

    Lunch- Cochon (crazy good), Maurepas Food and SoBou. Casamentos is a classic and the oyster loaf and chargrilled oysters rock. They are 1A if you are an oyster fan like me.

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      kate7047 Sep 8, 2012 03:01 PM

      I agree with Patois. It is also in a completely different part of New Orleans. Excellent cocktails, food and service. Probably my favorite restaurant in Nola. They have a pickle martini that I love. It tastes exactly like it sounds, (and is possibly an acquired taste!) but I love the combination of flavors. Patois gets my nomination for best gumbo in the city with their smoked rabbit and andouille gumbo. Also love Coquette and have had several excellent meals there. Agree with GDPhalp about Coquette for a (leisurely) lunch, especially if its a rainy afternoon.

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        milloy17 Sep 10, 2012 07:52 AM

        Perfect timing - heading back to New Orleans for the first time in about 6 years. I will be there with 3 other women - we are all in our early 30s and love food. I definitely want to try Patois, but what would you suggest for the other two evenings out of this list (or not on this list)? Food is a top priority, but if you need a tie breaker, fun atmosphere/good location for drinks afterward would be great. Thanks!

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          JazzyB Sep 10, 2012 04:02 PM

          Foodwise, a no brainer; August and R'evolution. Just down the street from R'evolution is Arnaud's French 75 for cocktails.

      2. N.O.Food Sep 5, 2012 04:47 PM

        I wouldn't consider Bistro Daisy. Other choices are all fine. Look at sample menus and go with the one you like best. Or just flip a coin.

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        1. re: N.O.Food
          The Chowfather Sep 6, 2012 04:02 AM

          Patois was my initial gut call and I'm leaning heavily toward doing that the first night and then shooting over to Cure for a drink or two.

          Thanks guys for your input. Wish I had time for more meals.

        2. BayouTeche Sep 5, 2012 12:58 PM

          All of your choices are very good....can't really go wrong. But I gotta say, La Petite's been rockin' it lately.

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            foodeye Sep 4, 2012 01:54 PM

            A couple of additional casual/modern/funky spots are Green Goddess or Maurepas Foods were great, though it is 6 months or since I have been to NOLA.

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              GDPhalp Sep 4, 2012 06:26 AM

              As this request is for dinner, I would, too, suggest Patois - were this a request for lunch, I would lean toward Coquette, but each of these are nice choices

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                Littleman Sep 3, 2012 02:20 PM

                You can't go wrong with either of your 5 choices. I would choose Patois. It's down the street from Clancy's which is one of my favorites if you want to consider them. Enjoy your visit.

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