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Galatoire's is closed tonight- replacement rec?

txinchicago Nov 19, 2012 01:31 PM

In town with my parents for the night, we were hoping to go to Galatoires but just found out they're closed on Monday. What's the best spot for classic, upscale New Orleans dinner?

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  1. FoodChic RE: txinchicago Nov 19, 2012 01:36 PM

    Clancy's, Commander's, August, or Restaurant Revolution.

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      hazelhurst RE: FoodChic Nov 19, 2012 01:49 PM

      I can't speak to Restaurant Revolution but I agree with teh other three for sure. Coquette also crossed my mind.

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        Bill Hunt RE: hazelhurst Nov 20, 2012 08:34 PM

        R'evolution, while not quite "up to speed," on our visit, was very good. I feel that they are now great.

        However, I am a day late (and a dollar short), as usual.


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      Mountaindog RE: txinchicago Nov 19, 2012 03:29 PM

      The man wants classic. CP yes, but in the quarter it's Antoine's or Arnaud's.........with certain objection from a lot of Chowhound foodies...

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        FoodChic RE: Mountaindog Nov 19, 2012 05:30 PM

        I wouldn't send anyone to Antoines or Araud's if you paid me.

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          Mountaindog RE: FoodChic Nov 19, 2012 06:15 PM

          I know, i know....

          The person is not from NO, and is eating with his parents. If you are not a cutting edge foodie, and if you care about surroundings, history, having a waiter in a tux that has worked in the restaurant for 40 years, and classic, old school dishes served in the old school manner, then these two places are viable. August is wonderful, but hardly classic. How can R'evolution be classic....it has been open for less than a year. Antoines and Arnaud's are "old' New Orleans dining....with all the pluses and minuses that brings...

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            FoodChic RE: Mountaindog Nov 19, 2012 08:36 PM

            If you ask that question about Revolution, you've never been there and know next to nothing about the chefs/owners. John Folse is legendary.

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          Bill Hunt RE: Mountaindog Nov 20, 2012 08:35 PM

          We have had some wonderful meals at Arnaud's, and though I cannot say the same for Antoine's, it has been too long to review, and I hear great things about how they have changed. Something that I want to hear, but just cannot comment, as we have not dined there recently.


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