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Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Defence21 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:43 am

My wife surprised me yesterday with reservations for the Westin-Convention Center for the first weekend in November. It'll be a nice opportunity for the two of us to get away and not have to worry about our daughter. The wife really wants to spend significant time at the Rivers, but we also want to eat out somewhere nice, but not too too fancy/expensive. We're both simple people and don't go for overly fancy food, but we're also not interested in eating a chain restaurant, either. Any suggestions?
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby newarenanow on Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:47 am

Get the buffet at the Rivers.

If you don't want that, go to Wingharts in Station Square. I heard they have good burgers.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Fire0nice228 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:54 am

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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:56 am

NOLA in Market Square is really good, and not that expensive. New Diamond Cafe is pretty good too.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Pitt87 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:57 am

Based on your preference, I think I would suggest is dinner at Six Penn, drinks after at Sharp Edge on Liberty... honestly, even dinner at Sharp Edge is great. If you are interested in a show, I think Stomp is here that weekend also.

Enjoy!
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:02 pm

Pitt87 wrote:Based on your preference, I think I would suggest is dinner at Six Penn, drinks after at Sharp Edge on Liberty... honestly, even dinner at Sharp Edge is great. If you are interested in a show, I think Stomp is here that weekend also.

Enjoy!


I'd take Six Penn over Sharp Edge for dinner. Sharp Edge's food is meh. But nothing beats the beer selection at Sharp Edge
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby eddysnake on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:04 pm

llipgh2 wrote:NOLA in Market Square is really good, and not that expensive. New Diamond Cafe is pretty good too.


I second NOLA, thought it was terrific, great music on weekends too
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:05 pm

That downtown sharp edge isn't worth going to unless it's happy hour and you want to drink belgiums.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:12 pm

too bad the penguins arent home that weekend.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:34 pm

i find the food at habitat in the fairmont to be significantly better than that of six penn. also in the similar price range is sonoma grill (same owners as nola) that has one of if not the best wine lists in the city. food is solid. meat and potatoes used to be one of my top places, the last 2 times i have been there the service has been deplorable however. elements is either hit or miss for me. some of their soups are incredible. braddock in the reniassance is okay. tavern 245 is a bar near the corner of fourth and wood that recently changed management and the last burger i had there was quite good - they have restaurant seating up on the 2nd floor, bar is smokey. i very much enjoy penn ave fish market and it is byob but seating is limited.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:36 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote: elements is either hit or miss for me.


elements is a miss, because it is no longer there.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:40 pm

oh really? wow didnt know that. is anything there now?
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Shyster on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:47 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:oh really? wow didnt know that. is anything there now?

No, not yet. I’m sure Gateway Center’s building management is looking for a new tenant. Elements had a really eclectic menu when it first opened, and I think it drove away the business-lunch crowd because that demographic didn’t want to deal with “weird” food. While they did revamp their menu to include more conventional fare (pizzas, sandwiches, pasta dishes), I don’t think they ever recovered.

Some good places downtown IMO:

Six Penn
NOLA
Sonoma Grille
Nine on Nine
Las Velas Mexican Restaurant
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby blackjack68 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:48 pm

Shepherds Pie at Harp & Fiddle in the Strip District.
Could really go for that now.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:55 pm

Shyster wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:oh really? wow didnt know that. is anything there now?

No, not yet. I’m sure Gateway Center’s building management is looking for a new tenant. Elements had a really eclectic menu when it first opened, and I think it drove away the business-lunch crowd because that demographic didn’t want to deal with “weird” food. While they did revamp their menu to include more conventional fare (pizzas, sandwiches, pasta dishes), I don’t think they ever recovered.

Some good places downtown IMO:

Six Penn
NOLA
Sonoma Grille
Nine on Nine
Las Velas Mexican Restaurant


i dont think 9on9 is really in the same price bracket although it is one of my favorite restaurants downtown
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:04 pm

Shyster wrote:
Some good places downtown IMO:

Six Penn
NOLA
Sonoma Grille
Nine on Nine
Las Velas Mexican Restaurant


I really like Las Velas. I forgot to mention them.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:06 pm

Where is las Velasquez?
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:08 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:Where is las Velasquez?


Don't know where that is...but Las Velas is in Market Square. :lol:

It's above the New Diamond Cafe.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Kraftster on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:08 pm

It used to be in market square by Oyster House, but I think that location had a bad fire?
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:09 pm

Kraftster wrote:It used to be in market square by Oyster House, but I think that location had a bad fire?


They rebuilt in the same place.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:13 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:Where is las Velasquez?


Don't know where that is...but Las Velas is in Market Square. :lol:

It's above the New Diamond Cafe.


Damned autocorrect
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Kraftster on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:15 pm

Oh, nice. Yeah I had something there one time that had me crying pretty badly. Habanero something.

Edit: Diabla Carne is what I had, I think.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:14 pm

Kraftster wrote:Oh, nice. Yeah I had something there one time that had me crying pretty badly. Habanero something.

Edit: Diabla Carne is what I had, I think.


Translation - Meat (of the) Devil (feminine, with the a). :scared:

Or Devil Meat...

Either way, sounds very, very hot... :twisted:
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:58 pm

do you speak spanish?
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Shyster on Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:05 pm

llipgh2 wrote:They rebuilt in the same place.

Yeah, they were closed for months for the rebuild. It's good Mexican food, and their prices would be lower than I think every other place I mentioned. Portion sizes are big too.
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