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Bleed P&G
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Which is better, Clancy's or Gautreau's?

I have a some friends coming into town and they want to eat at one of the two, but I have not been to either. Which of these two is the better restaurant?


Neauxla
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re: Which is better, Clancy's or Gautreau's?
completely different atmospheres IMO. What kind of atmosphere do you want?


BlackenedOut
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re: Which is better, Clancy's or Gautreau's?
Straight cooking? Its better at Gautreau's.

Overall restaurant experience? Tie.


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Bleed P&G
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re: Which is better, Clancy's or Gautreau's?
How are the atmospheres different? My friends will probably enjoy a more upscale type atmosphere. I am mostly interested in which restaurant has the better food, rather than the complete restaurant experience.


Neauxla
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re: Which is better, Clancy's or Gautreau's?
Gautreau's has more upscale/fine dining service whereas Clancy's has quality old school neighborhood restaurant service. Both have good food. Downstairs at Clancy's is more lively IMO.


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Gris Gris
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re: Which is better, Clancy's or Gautreau's?
The food is good at both. Not the same type of food, but all good. I think Clancy's is louder and livelier in atmosphere. Both can be very busy especially on weekends, so your answer could be where you can get the reservation.


Count Chocula
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re: Which is better, Clancy's or Gautreau's?
Have never been to either.... how should I answer the OP?


Neauxla
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re: Which is better, Clancy's or Gautreau's?
I haven't been to Clancy's in 6 years.

I went to Gautreau's 2 weeks ago.


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threeputt
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re: Which is better, Clancy's or Gautreau's?
I'd vote for Clancy's and say its not really that close.


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Which is better, Clancy's or Gautreau's?
I wish Clancy's would put something besides that nasty rec-room carpet in the downstairs dining room.

I like their smoked soft shells, though.

As others have alluded, Gautreaus is much quieter and a bit more culinarily ambitious overall.


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VOR
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re: Which is better, Clancy's or Gautreau's?
Gautreau's is a safer bet, IMO. Both are good but G's can be fantastic g
This post was edited on 6/3 at 1:19 pm


hungryone
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re: Which is better, Clancy's or Gautreau's?
Gautreau's. More reserved/restrained, but not quite so clubby as Clancy's, and clearly better food. I think she's the best chef in town who isn't getting crazy national press.


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