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    May 25, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 3, 2014
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Peche Seafood Grill. In French, "pêché" means "catch." Inspired by trips to Spain and Uruguay, Peche will focus on seafood cooked over an open wood fire. Diners can watch as the seafood, along with meats and vegetables, cooks over the flames. The dishes, though, will still be rooted in Louisiana. The restaurant is a partnership between chefs Donald Link (Herbsaint, Cochon), Stephen Stryjewski (Cochon) and Ryan Prewitt, although Prewitt will have primary authority over the new kitchen.<br> Housed in a restored 19th-century building, Peche will share the modern aesthetic of Cochon. According to the Link Restaurant Group, the restaurant will have "high, pickled-wood ceilings; large, soaring windows; a thick-topped Cypress bar; and a marble top oyster bar."
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Located in the Garden District of New Orleans, Coquette offers innovative southern cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced product. Featuring an accessible international wine list, classic and creative New Orleans cocktails and a well-traveled beer list.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"As always Coquette came through with an excellent meal. Thanks!"
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
As good as it gets!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Tommy's food is Italian, Creole/New Orleans, Italian/Creole and just plain good. You will not find a restaurant with better service. The Godchaux salad although not on the menu is always great. Ask them to make it."
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Just steps from the end of historic St. Charles Avenue in uptown's Riverbend neighborhood is Carrollton Market, a modern Southern restaurant from Chef Jason Goodenough. Focusing on the bounty of ingredients that Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico have to offer, Carrollton Market serves exceptional progressive New Orleans' cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed and charming setting. Located half a block from the St. Charles trolley line, Carrollton Market is easily accessible from the hotels of the French Quarter, CBD and Warehouse District and makes for a memorable end to a beautiful evening voyage on the street car.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good but ...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food was very good. The chicken and dumplings are excellent. The bar was unable to make a bloody mary. When we arrived for an early dinner there was only one table of patrons. The next table of four was seated so close to us that the waiter could hardly pass between their table and ours. I was just curious why they were seated at this table in a largely empty restaurant which was that way when we left. If the other people requested that table why they didn't seat us at another table."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2007
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Betony, named after an herb in the mint family known for its healing qualities, is a Modern American restaurant overseen by Executive Chef Bryce Shuman (the former Executive Sous Chef of Eleven Madison Park) and General Manager Eamon Rockey (formerly of Eleven Madison Park, Atera, and Aska ). The restaurant, which is located a block off of Fifth Avenue, features soaring ceilings, contemporary photos of New York City street scenes, a 35-seat bar and lounge and 85-seat dining room.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Ingredients
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was outstanding. The marinated scallops appetizer was probably the best dish. My wife ordered two hor d'oeuvres and an appetizer . I ordered a salad and a main course. We asked that her courses be spaced out and served with my courses but that couldn't be done. The hor d'oeuvres had to be served immediately and the appetizer served with my salad so she had no courses when I was eating my main course. Overall the food is very well prepared with top ingredients."
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Sushi Nakazawa serves the omakase of Chef Daisuke Nakazawa. Within the twenty-course meal lies Chef Nakazawa’s passion for sushi. With ingredients sourced both domestically and internationally, the chef crafts a very special tasting menu within the style of Edomae sushi. Chef Nakazawa is a strong believer in the food he serves representing the waters he is surrounded by, so only the best and freshest find its way to your plate.<br /><br><br><br />Both sushi bar seats and tables in our dining room are made available 30 calender days in advance.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Interesting experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The sushi was very good. That is all you get except for a very good desert at the end. Ginga Kogen was one of the best beers I have ever tasted but it was $15 for a 10.1 ounce bottle. All ingredients are top notch. Approximately 24 hours before our reservation we received an e mail that the main chef does not work on Saturdays so if you are paying the $30 extra to be at the sushi bar you should be aware."
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2007
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
0points
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French inspired cuisine with heavy influence on local fresh ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/27/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/27/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 7/27/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Peche Seafood Grill. In French, "pêché" means "catch." Inspired by trips to Spain and Uruguay, Peche will focus on seafood cooked over an open wood fire. Diners can watch as the seafood, along with meats and vegetables, cooks over the flames. The dishes, though, will still be rooted in Louisiana. The restaurant is a partnership between chefs Donald Link (Herbsaint, Cochon), Stephen Stryjewski (Cochon) and Ryan Prewitt, although Prewitt will have primary authority over the new kitchen.<br> Housed in a restored 19th-century building, Peche will share the modern aesthetic of Cochon. According to the Link Restaurant Group, the restaurant will have "high, pickled-wood ceilings; large, soaring windows; a thick-topped Cypress bar; and a marble top oyster bar."
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Lives up to its rep
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had the ceviche and the tuna appetizer special and they were wonderful. The simple house salad was perfectly prepared. Then we both had the crab and chillies with cappellini which was outstanding. Place was packed at 6:30 PM in late July in New Orleans which tells you they are doing things right."
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Occupying a late 1800&#39;s corner drugstore in the heart of the Magazine Street Antique &amp; shopping district, Lilette balances bistro &amp; fine dining with contemporary French &amp; Italian fare. Beautiful banquettes &amp; blood-red walls create a romantic ambience for you to enjoy the culinary styles of Food &amp; Wine&#39;s &#39;Best New Chef&#39;, John Harris
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Superior
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"As good as the hangar steak is I had the salmon entree and it was superb. The sizzling shrimp is a wonderful appetizer. Can't get there enough."
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2007
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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Opened in October 2001 with native John Besh at the helm, Restaurant August is the only restaurant to be awarded a perfect "5 Bean" score from <i>The Times-Picayune</i> in the past two years. <i>Food & Wine</i> bestowed Besh with the honor of "Best New Chef" in 1998. <i>Gourmet</i> magazine's Guide to America's Best Restaurants listed August in its top five picks in New Orleans.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went to August for their Friday lunch. When I first saw the price 20.14 I thought they were dating the menu. The price for a three course lunch was $20.14. What a value! They sure don't skimp on quality. All of the entrees on the regular lunch menu were more expensive than the three course lunch. The Pate Campagne appetizer was a generous portion with an excellent taste. The entrees were wonderful and the desserts were big. Don't let this pass."
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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