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Apr 11, 2014 02:26 PM

Late Dinner upon Arrival

I will be arriving by air at 7:40pm on a Wednesday night. Staying in the FQ, but was toying with the idea of getting a cab directly to a restaurant uptown and then taking the streetcar or cab to Canal. Travelling relatively light (small suitcase and briefcase). Was thinking about Boucherie or Gautreau's (since I've not been to either and have been wanting to try them). Does this seem realistic or impractical? In the event my flight is late, how late might I be able to do this?

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  1. In my experience, Boucherie is pretty hopping late into their service. I can't imagine a 9 PM reservation could go too awry -- and if it does, well, it's not the end of the world exactly, nothing a sheepish phone call can't make right. I do suggest a reservation though.

    I can't speak to Gautreau's.

    1. It's doable, but with many good new late night options in the Quarter, why not do that upon arrival and save the uptown restaurants for another night?

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      1. re: Blumie

        If I land on time, it won't really be late night (though we all know that's a big "if"). Suggestions for new places in the Quarter would be appreciated. Staying @ Prince Conti. Have eaten at many of the well-known places (though have never tried Bombay Club, which is right in the hotel).

        1. re: ClevelandRandy

          You are very near many good spots, with the Bombay Club bieng one of them. Across the street is the newly renovated and managed Broussards, which I am hearing good things about. Red Fish Grill is also close and delicious. Galatoires, Antoine's, Kingfish, Doris, Muriels, are all in walking distance. Check out their closing times and have a great time.

          Agree with Blumie, save the cab ride for another day/night.

          1. re: TaTee

            Have never been to either Muriel's or Broussard's, so those both sound promising. I also have Friday lunch open before. I have been to Galatoire's, Antoine's and Kingfish (and am trying to get to places I haven't been before going back for repeats). Doris sounds interesting too, though I'm not much of a steak eater.