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Help! Taking the boss out for dinner and drinks in New Orleans

NOLA Hounds I need a few suggestions for an upscale dinner and then places for after dinner drinks. We will be staying in the CBD and and can taxi around if needed. Dinner doesn't need to be over the top upscale but should be high quality (price not a huge issue). This is his first time in New Orleans so a little local flare, chefs and cuisines, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help!

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  1. Galatoires for dinner and afterwards the monteleone hotels carousel bar dont miss it.

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    1. re: joedontexan

      Totally agree! I love the Carousel Bar! Classic pairing.

      1. re: grampart

        Perfect, except I do it in reverse. Carousel for two drinks and Galatoires after for one more drink and dinner

    2. We were recently at a Mano, and couldn't've been more pleased--service, quality of preparation and presentation, wine selections----all winners.

      1. Herbsaint for Dinner!!!!

        1. Starting point should be what does boss like to eat, or dislikes.

          That will help us point you. There are some people who feel the only reason to eat in a restaurant is to get steak. Or he may have a seafood allergy.

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          1. re: collardman

            This is my first having dinner with him so I'm flying in the dark a little. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

          2. I would start with Herbsaint. You can’t go wrong there. Then walk to the Little Gem Saloon for a drink on Poydras Street. Head over to the Sazerac Bar in the Roosevelt Hotel. From there, walk to the French Quarter and end your evening at the Monteleone.

            1. Thanks everyone for the recommendations! I'm leaning towards Herbsaint and then working our way back towards the FQ.

              Any places in the warehouse district we should check out on our 2nd (last) night?

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              1. re: mobtownhound

                When it comes to the Warehouse District and/or CBD I think any of the "white table cloth" restaurants would satisfy. It is almost easier to list a lower tier than the upper tier. Among the good choices Emeril's, Cuchon, A Mano, Rio Mar, August, Grill Room (Windsor Court Hotel)

                1. You should add the Davenport Lounge at the Ritz, as well as Polo Club Lounge at the Windsor Court as possible after dinner venues

                  1. If it were me trying to impress someone CP's or Emeril's. Then the Caroussel Bar at the Monteleone. The Monteleone hosts the Tale of the Cocktail each year and they do cocktails right.