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Which NOLA Steakhouse

iamloco724 Mar 29, 2014 12:10 PM

Coming into town this week, i can only go to one of these places so looking for opinions

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse
La Boca
Mr Johns

I like a tender piece of steak not chewy not too fatty, la boca stands out but looking for other opinions for people that have tried more than one of them and also what would you recommend on that menu

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    sanglier RE: iamloco724 Mar 29, 2014 01:23 PM

    Of those 4 I prefer La Boca. To complicate things, consider Doris Metropolitan on Chartres near Jackson Square. Really nice addition to the steak-centric landscape.

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      shanefink RE: iamloco724 Mar 29, 2014 03:02 PM

      Mr. John’s hands down. It also has more New Orleans atmosphere than La Boca or Chophouse.

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        sanglier RE: shanefink Mar 29, 2014 09:19 PM

        Hands down if you mean "New Orleans steakhouse". Not hands down for overall dining experience, no.

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          kibbles RE: shanefink Apr 7, 2014 04:32 PM

          i like Mr. John's as my go-to steakhouse, but i dont think their atmosphere is too special...i prefer Chophouse's as its dark and old, but it's much more expensive.

        2. TaTee RE: iamloco724 Mar 30, 2014 06:20 AM

          Mr. John's or Desi Vegas in the CBD...same operation, two locations. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse...any location.

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            kibbles RE: TaTee Apr 7, 2014 04:35 PM

            MJ and DV are not quite the same. different chefs, different recipes for many of their dishes, and the decor is completely different. i prefer both the recipes and decor of MJ's.

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            DBinNOLA RE: iamloco724 Mar 30, 2014 06:40 AM

            Mr. Johns for all you are looking for!

            1. sirvelvet RE: iamloco724 Mar 31, 2014 12:55 PM

              +1 for Mr. John's. Currently the best steakhouse in town. However, I have yet to go to Doris and am very intrigued.

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                sanglier RE: iamloco724 Mar 31, 2014 08:33 PM

                I can't wait to hear where you chose. Let me make a final distinction: if you want onion rings, potatoes au gratin, creamed spinach, 24 ozs of beast, lobster...Zoe's, go where the others said. If you want a wholly different list of menu items, go to Boca or Doris.

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                  montuori RE: sanglier Mar 31, 2014 09:02 PM

                  Mr. S. ... Where's Zoe's?

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                    Gizmo56 RE: montuori Apr 1, 2014 12:44 AM


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                      sanglier RE: montuori Apr 1, 2014 06:10 AM

                      I was wondering what you meant, just read my post. I either had a flash of an old girlfriend while I was typing or auto-correct kicked in! Guess it was the latter, sorry, don't know where Zoe came from!

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                        montuori RE: sanglier Apr 1, 2014 09:40 AM

                        Aha! Technology making our lives easier.

                        I didn't think you were referring to the place in the W but there was a chance that behind the $14 "New Orleans" Manhattans (made with Chambord no less!) there was something non-obvious lurking.

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