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Too many choices, not enough meals. Suggestions and comments on our short itinerary, please!

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Too many choices, not enough meals. Suggestions and comments on our short itinerary, please!

Ponder99 | Oct 8, 2013 01:38 PM

Going to New Orleans next month for a conference and we want to make the most of it. We like modern cuisine over traditional and lean toward fine dining over casual when we're traveling. However, deliciousness is the most important trait of all...

Day 1 (Sat)
Dinner: GW Fins vs Root

Day 2
Brunch: Commander's palace
Dinner: August

Day 3
Lunch: Cochon Butcher
Dinner: R'evolution vs Stella!

I realize GW Fins and Root are extremely different and difficult to compare. The consensus seems to be that GW FIns is reliably good and Root can be uneven. I'm drawn toward the innovation of Root, but the Scalibut dish at GW Fins sounds like a "can't miss."

Day 2 is set and can't be rescheduled. These are the 2 restaurants that are at the top of our list anyway.

Lunch on Day 3 needs to be convenient to the convention center. Was thinking of putting Root here, but they will be closed for renovations on that day. Everything I've read says that the sandwiches at Cochon Butcher are amazing. Is it take-out only? If we have lunch at Cochon proper, is it possible to order off the Butcher menu?

R'evolution vs Stella! seems more of an even comparison as far as dining style. I'm leaning more toward R'evolution since it seems more representative of local flavors, whereas the Stella! menu looks like it could be served in any big city in the world.

Is there anything else we should consider? I wish we had more time. Thanks for any advice in advance!

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