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Boucherie or Ye Olde College Inn?

burton Jan 4, 2013 01:42 PM

Following an evening arrival I was hoping to grab a quick meal at one of the above spots on the way in. Have never been to Boucherie and have not been to Y.O.C.I. in ages (pre-Katrina). I know they're very different but remain interested in both. Have seen some mixed reports. Any words of wisdom on their respective qualities and strengths?

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    midcity RE: burton Jan 5, 2013 03:56 PM

    Never been to YOCI but went to Boucherie a few months ago and it was amazing and very reasonably priced. Really no weaknesses, except it can be quite loud and a little cramped.

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      collardman RE: burton Jan 6, 2013 08:28 AM

      Been to YOCI but not Boucherie (except the bar/grill of the same name in the 60s/70s FQ). College Inn is worth going to but not in the league of the normal 20-30 N.O.fine dining places.

      It is more of the decent neighborhood restaurant type but differs from the Mandina's/Liuzza's as the atmosphere and food is a bit more upscale and a bit more non traditional.

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        CharlieH RE: burton Jan 9, 2013 06:55 AM

        College Inn is doing its best to present as a chef driven restaurant but its just not there yet.

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          burton RE: CharlieH Jan 9, 2013 10:24 AM

          Very helpful. Thanks to all!

        2. paz5559 RE: burton Jan 19, 2013 07:54 PM

          Boucherie. Not even close

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