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Nov 19, 2012 01:31 PM

Galatoire's is closed tonight- replacement rec?

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

    2 Replies
    1. re: FoodChic

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

      1. re: hazelhurst

        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.


    2. 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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      1. re: Mountaindog

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

        1. re: FoodChic

          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 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...

          1. re: Mountaindog

            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.

        2. re: Mountaindog

          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.