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

mobtownhound May 15, 2013 06:42 PM

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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    joedontexan May 15, 2013 08:08 PM

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

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      grampart May 16, 2013 09:44 AM

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

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        srqmike May 19, 2013 04:23 PM

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

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      brucec May 16, 2013 09:31 AM

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

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        jnab121 May 16, 2013 09:55 AM

        Herbsaint for Dinner!!!!

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          collardman May 16, 2013 01:30 PM

          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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            mobtownhound May 17, 2013 07:38 AM

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

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            shanefink May 16, 2013 02:59 PM

            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.

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              mobtownhound May 17, 2013 08:19 AM

              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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                collardman May 17, 2013 02:17 PM

                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)

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                pbk2755 May 17, 2013 09:58 AM


                1. paz5559 May 19, 2013 09:47 AM

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

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                    ilikeNOLA May 19, 2013 01:58 PM

                    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.

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