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Fun Bunch
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Ridiculous. The place does great business. They're opening up another as a result.

Old school New Orleans has taken a significant back seat in recent years to the new places that are killing it. I love it.






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VOR
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The place is doing well, and, yes, he's opening a second location (may not be exactly the same menu).

It's an adventurous restaurant, and I enjoyed it the one time I've been. Had no problems with service. Going back soon.






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Fun Bunch
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Square Root is a tasting menu only. Will only seat a few people on the first floor for that and will change constantly. The 2nd floor is like a lounge with cocktails and small plates. It's opening soon on Magazine.





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Oenophile Brah
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Square Root is a tasting menu only. Will only seat a few people on the first floor for that and will change constantly. The 2nd floor is like a lounge with cocktails and small plates. It's opening soon on Magazine


I can't wait. I live a couple of blocks of the future sight. Still haven't been to Root yet, but will soon. I keep passing over it.

Doing La Petit tonight. Will report back tomorrow. Spoiler alert. It's gonna be good.






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ruzil
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quote:

Ridiculous. The place does great business. They're opening up another as a result.

Old school New Orleans has taken a significant back seat in recent years to the new places that are killing it. I love it.




Reading comprehension much? I said I hope it continues to THRIVE.

One of my favorite restaurants in town is Coquette, and they opened a second location Sweet Olive.................

I hope the new places continue to thrive in New Orleans.







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lilwineman
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Wasn't sweet olive the name of the restaurant in the saint hotel at one time? A guy I went to school with is the exec at "tempt" which took its place, but was the chef there before the name change.





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Powerman
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Wasn't sweet olive the name of the restaurant in the saint hotel at one time?

Yeah, I believe so.






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VOR
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Square Root is a tasting menu only. Will only seat a few people on the first floor for that and will change constantly. The 2nd floor is like a lounge with cocktails and small plates.


Sounds good to me. Near Felicity, right? Across from The Cat Practice?






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ruzil
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Darkened your door last night, but you weren't there.

Had a delicious meal with a service hiccupp. Even ordered your special wine pick, Garage Cab Franc.






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lilwineman
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I'll have to do some research. Ill be featuring their carignane this week which is amazing and elegant. Next time make sure to message me or shoot me an email @yahoo. Ill get you taken care of. Glad to hear the food was spot on.





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Citizen Kane
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Any body been? It was


I've been for lunch not dinner. I had the veal pastrami sandwich which wasn't that good. the charcuterie was pretty tasty. i heard dinner is good. Barcadia ftw






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ruzil
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I'll have to do some research. Ill be featuring their carignane this week which is amazing and elegant. Next time make sure to message me or shoot me an email @yahoo. Ill get you taken care of. Glad to hear the food was spot on.



Last week we ate at Galatoire's Bistro, I know it's still a bit early, but the food was very disappointing. The quality of the meal I had last night at Mansur's blew the doors off that other restaurant. The old lady pianist really adds a nice touch.

I'll give you a heads up next time.






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jsquardjj
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We ate here last week and had a great experience. It was about 9:30 on a Wednesday night. The restaurant was about 1/3 full.

We started with the charcuterie of juniper cured duck prosciutto. It was a nice setup with some homemade spreads and pickled vegetables.
We also had the pickled shrimp and deviled egg app, which had an awesome presentation and tasted great.

For the main course we split the fish of the day which was head on and was so big it barely fit on the plate. It was good but not great. Served over amazing celery root puree.

Also had some kind of homemade cocoa puff and york patty desert. The york patties were delicious.

Nice laid back atmosphere and our service was great. Presentation and uniqueness is enough to give it a try.






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Oenophile Brah
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Bump.
I'm finally trying Root out this weekend.

Has anyone been recently? Any suggestions?

TIA!






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Fun Bunch
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Grand Charcuterie.

Multiple appetizers. I haven't been in awhile, but in the past I've liked:

Menage a Foie (for sure)
Szechuan Beef Tendon
Deviled Eggs
Compressed Watermelon Salad
Korean Chicken Wings






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Rohan2Reed
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been half a dozen times over the past year. it keeps getting progressively better in both quality of service and the creativity and execution of the food. It is certainly worth at least giving a shot. and dont' play it safe if you eat there .. get the more exotic menu items. no use going to place like that and ordering standard dishes you find elsewhere. if the have the lamb heart.. get it!





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Fun Bunch
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been half a dozen times over the past year. it keeps getting progressively better in both quality of service and the creativity and execution of the food. It is certainly worth at least giving a shot. and dont' play it safe if you eat there .. get the more exotic menu items. no use going to place like that and ordering standard dishes you find elsewhere. if the have the lamb heart.. get it!




I do agree, although its been about 3 months or so since I've been. I need to go back. Truly one of the best in the city right now.

Anyone have word on Square Root?






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Oenophile Brah
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Thanks for the recs, I plan on ordering aggressively.

Just curious on favorites. I'll pass on the scallops.

Lamb heart sounds good. I will report with pics if I can remember.

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Anyone have word on Square Root?

Haven't heard an update in a while.






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Rohan2Reed
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I'll pass on the scallops.


please do. they're nothing that special and you can get scallops lots of places.

didn't read the whole thread but certainly get some of the charcuterie .. the tongue is great and they have some really good sausages. some of the waiters are really really helpful and a couple are just okay, hopefully you luck out as far as service goes. decent old fashioned over there too, btw.

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Lamb heart sounds good. I will report with pics if I can remember.


of your date?

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Haven't heard an update in a while.


drove by yesterday and it looked like it was still under heavy construction. I'd guess another month at least.






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Oenophile Brah
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Bump. My Root from Saturday.
First off. We had a lovely night Saturday. I had 8:00 rezzies but was running late from walking in the quarter all day. I called in advance and they accommodated us 20 minutes later.
We sat down and ordered a few cocktails, I had a Compton Classic( gin w/grapefruit and rosemary syrup) very refreshing.
Lady friend had a St Peters Burro(vodka w/ strawberry, line and a syrup). Good but my gin drink was the better of the 2.

We started by ordering something off the Charcuterie and sausage menu.
1 "CBD" chicken, beef, duck Ballotine. Full of flavor and a delicious crisp skin holding it together.
1 Filipino style Longanisa. Not my all time favorite but good. Was the servers rec, I would have preferred a Merguez.


Next, we ordered an Heirloom Tomato Salad with different melons, Lemon fish, edible flowers and a amazing Moscatel Vinaigrette.


Next we ordered a small plate that was served with our entree.
1 small plate of Carrot Eggplant Curry. So powerful, it could easily serve as an entree. The fried tofu really gave it a welcomed texture contrast and the curry sauce made it difficult to stop eating.


Our Entree was the Black Lacquered Duck with wild mushrooms, snap beans, a rutabaga Sardalaise and pan jous. First the Duck was perfectly cooked. Both cuts of the duck were meaty and the coating was amazing. The lacquer gave it a nice crisp bite to the skin while maintaining the juice in the duck meat.


I did order a nice light Pinot with my entree. Forget the name.

I had a great meal at Root, our server was first rate with his recs while leaving us alone to enjoy ourselves.

I did inquire about square root and they expect to be up and running around Sept.

I would like to try Root again before SR opens but we shall see.






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