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stylistdiva Feb 8, 2013 06:34 AM

have moved from La.. to Birmingham & am bringing 3 women to eat in Uptown/Garden District. Am expected to WOW these friends-where to eat-what to do? Will be there from Feb 19th-21st Have a reserv at Lilette for one night but that is all so far! They are expecting GREAT food. Want to stay Uptown-any ideas???????? Please help-thanks!

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    Gizmo56 Feb 8, 2013 12:39 PM

    Why not Commander's Palace? The Garden Room is beautiful, the service is exemplary, and the food is great. Your server will gladly take your party out through the kitchen at the end of the meal, upon request. Many prefer CP for a leisurely afternoon lunch, and you will be right across the street from the Lafayette Cemetery, in case you feel like taking a stroll before or after the meal, and soaking in the atmosphere. Lunch specials are very affordable.

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      stylistdiva Feb 8, 2013 01:12 PM

      great suggestions! did a photoshoot with Ti & Lali a few years ago and it would be good to see them again! thanks!!!!!!!

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        stylistdiva Feb 14, 2013 06:40 AM

        ok-I think I have settled on La petite Grocery, August, Lilette and maybe another casual lunch place. How does this sound? Cochon used to be one of our favs but were disappointed last couple of times. Since we will be uptown trying to stay there(except for August) otherwise we might try Domenica. Any sugg for casual lunch Uptown?

    2. Niki in Dayton Feb 8, 2013 12:38 PM

      Do Coquette for one of your meals - maybe lunch. Last time we had lunch there, my husband sat next to actor Jesse Eisenberg. But go for the food - it's fabulous!

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        burton Feb 8, 2013 08:46 AM

        I'd go with Boucherie and Casamentos. Entirely different from one another - Boucherie is informal but comfortable and ambitious while Casamentos is a simple neighborhood spot - but both are excellent and highly enjoyable in a very characteristic NO manner. Plenty of options in the neighborhood but I'll vouch you'll be very pleased with these two.

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          stylistdiva Feb 8, 2013 08:56 AM

          I've heard about Casamentos for years but peeked in there when I was there at Christmas & it looked pretty "funky" these friends are pretty upscale-how would Gautreau's or Cocquette rank? thanks

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            stylistdiva Feb 8, 2013 09:53 AM

            Looking at La Petite Grocery, Coquette, Lilette, Patois, Gautreau's, Herbsaint(know it's not in Uptown) we have a car! we've got 2 nights & 2 1/2 days. What are top picks-maybe need cocktail place uptown also? I'm stumped! thanks for help with this one!

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              hazelhurst Feb 8, 2013 10:09 AM

              If your friends are the deb-set hostesses in Birmingham then take them to Clancy's (webster and Annuciation) where at least SOME uptown regulars will be dressed as your friend would find comforting and the general ambiance is delightful. It could not exist elsewhere and does the New Orleans classics comme il faut and there are the obligatory "twists" in some thing.

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                stylistdiva Feb 8, 2013 10:53 AM

                haha-the deb set hostesses-never thought about that term-they are older(60's) and since I am from La. they are expecting KILLER cajun/creole food & ambiance reservations that I have made! Lots of pressure! Thanks, hazelhurst-have been following you & Hunt for a long time! Your suggestions are usually spot-on!

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                  stylistdiva Feb 8, 2013 11:04 AM

                  just looked at the menu for Clancy's and it sounds sooooooooogood & New Orleansy to boot! I'm putting it on the list!!Thank you! Never been there but heard for years about it! Should it be lunc or dinner???

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                    hazelhurst Feb 8, 2013 02:09 PM

                    Dinner..go .when they open and have a couple of drinks at the abr and get to know folks

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                      stylistdiva Feb 8, 2013 05:47 PM

                      ok-sounds like a great idea! will let you know how it goes!

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