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Rohan2Reed
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re: Anyone been to Coquette recently?


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I am sorry I ordered poorly...but what I ordered besides the dessert was not very good. Since I am not a regular on this board you make the assumption that I am not very adventurous when dining out. I looked at the menu that night, and nothing really stuck out to me, so I just played it safe with my entree.


thanks for making my point for me

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I wanted to order the blind tasting, but the wife was in the mood for scallops, and tasted just fine. The apps and my fish stood out in my experience, and not in a good way.

By the way, if the fish (it wasn't drum or catfish, ) is so basic, I would hope that they could execute it properly. It was a pretty forgettable experience, and I have had better meals at Upperline and Patois in the past month.


what fish was it? just curious. also was the sauce served on top? i rarely see them do anything but serve the protein on top of the sauce.

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Maybe it was an off night (good restaurants have these), but I just can't see myself giving it another shot in the next couple months. Though when I do, I'll make sure I get your approval of what to order first.


okay smartass.






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Oenophile Brah
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re: Anyone been to Coquette recently?


R2R, weak analogy.
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so I just played it safe with my entree

Don't recall if you said you have been before or often, but most wouldn't order a fish of the day when dining at a nicer place. IMO
Nothing particularly wrong with that, but hard to be surprised it wasn't a homerun.

My last experience at Coquette wasn't amazing either, but the good experiences have far outweighed the bad.

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and I have had better meals at Upperline

Glad to hear they're still putting out good food. I haven't been in 2-3 chef's, and need to get over there soon.



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JMTIGER85
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thanks for making my point for me


My point was that I normally don't do this, but the entrees on this particular night didn't really seem to hit a cord. And I agree, it would be hard to be blown away by this dish. But my point remains, it just wasn't good.

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what fish was it?


I think it was either flounder of snapper. It was about a month or so ago, so my recolection is a bit fuzzy. The reason I said this is because I never order catfish or drum/redfish at a place like Coquette.

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also was the sauce served on top? i rarely see them do anything but serve the protein on top of the sauce.


I am not really sure, but it was served with an overpowering sauce, and some greens.

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okay smartass.


You come after me like I am some joe blow who eats out at Applebee's on the reg. I was just giving my opinion on this place based off of my first experience. Again, I wasn't a huge fan of the menu the night I went, and that played a big part in the way I ordered.






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Fun Bunch
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re: Anyone been to Coquette recently?


Go back. It is simply one of the best restaurants in the city. Maybe you got a bad night, I don't know. But I can tell you that it is consistently wonderful, so I would give it another go.

My advice would be whatever DOESN'T strike a cord with you...order that.

And you can always try their lunch instead. 3 courses, 20 bucks. Minimizes your bill and you get to try a few things. We go on a Saturday about once a month for it. And their cocktails are awesome.






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pnut53088
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Not to hijack, but has anyone been to Coquette for a rehearsal dinner?





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Oenophile Brah
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try a few things

This is one of the best ways to eat at Coquette. I often order several apps, and split an entree.






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Rohan2Reed
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I think it was either flounder of snapper. It was about a month or so ago, so my recolection is a bit fuzzy. The reason I said this is because I never order catfish or drum/redfish at a place like Coquette.


See this was my point in the first place.

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I am not really sure, but it was served with an overpowering sauce, and some greens.


That's no good.

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You come after me like I am some joe blow who eats out at Applebee's on the reg


Pretty sure I did nothing of the sort. Hell I wasn't even the first person to say you ordered poorly.






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Gris Gris
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I don't think there's anything wrong with what you ordered FWIW. I love fish and frequently order fresh fish of the day offerings. I'd expect a fish dish at Coquette to be very good.





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Fun Bunch
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This is one of the best ways to eat at Coquette. I often order several apps, and split an entree.



Same here. Usually get a bunch of apps for dinner. Last time I was there I didn't even order an entree. Boudin balls, heart tartar, etc etc.






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TigerSpy
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o to Clancy's order them. If you don't like them, you don't like them. But I bet you will.
Bayona used to do a bangup job on them too.






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JMTIGER85
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Pretty sure I did nothing of the sort. Hell I wasn't even the first person to say you ordered poorly


No you did not, but to just say I ordered poorly pissed me off. The way I ordered was more a product of the night's menu. There really wasn't that great of a selection. In my opinion of course.

I just don't think people getting on my food selection have a case here, because they were not dinning there that night. Just like I can't say the place is overrated based on one meal there. Next time I hope to do the 7 course blind tasting to really see what the chef can do.

Look, it wasn't a terrible meal, it was just a forgettable one, and a let down to what I was expecting. My order of the fish did not help the wow factor, but 3 of the 5 plates we ordered just weren't very good. Too much salt, the overpowering sauce, and the "it could be any fried food sweetbreads" are not a product of my ordering.

At places like this I do like to go app heavy, and either split or skip the entree all together. So I'll concede that I did not give this place a high percentage to live up to my high expectations, but it would have fell short regardless.

The dessert again was great. I really was amazed at how the tastes and textures came together. It is just hard for me to go back so quickly when I want to hit places I haven't been in a while, and others that I still want to try.

I'll chalk this one up to Coquette having a bad night, and my experience is in the minority.





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JMTIGER85
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double post...


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Rohan2Reed
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Good stuff man I hope you get back over there soon to give it another shot.

btw did y'all order any cocktails or wine? curious your thoughts on those if so.






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Winkface
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most wouldn't order a fish of the day when dining at a nicer place.
What? Why?



Add me to the list of people that gets annoyed when somebody says you "ordered wrong." Seriously?






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JMTIGER85
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We ordered a bottle of red. It was good, and the price was on par with other restaurants.

I was thinking about getting a cocktail before hand, but it was Thursday, and once I get started its hard to stop me...






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nikinik
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I wanted to order the blind tasting, but the wife was in the mood for scallops, and tasted just fine.


When I did the blind tasting, they asked us if there was anything in particular on the menu that we really wanted to have. We said the sweetbreads and the scallops.

If anyone is skerd of trying sweetbreads, go get them at La Boca!






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Tiger Authority
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Not to hijack, but has anyone been to Coquette for a rehearsal dinner?




No, but I've been for a fairly large gathering before. Didn't rent out the entire upstairs or anything but it was a large group. Seems like it would be a great rehearsal dinner location but I wonder if they would let you.

Also, I had the sweetbreads as well and they were just okay. Sweetbreads at Patois are a lot better. But overall the meal was great. I love the restaurant and I just like how the restaurant is set-up.






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pnut53088
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No, but I've been for a fairly large gathering before. Didn't rent out the entire upstairs or anything but it was a large group


How was the food? Did they offer multiple choices for each course? I'm worried about the majority of the others that may not want sweetbreads

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Seems like it would be a great rehearsal dinner location but I wonder if they would let you.


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Coquette's upstairs dining room is available for private functions, with seating for 50 and reception space for 80.With floor to ceiling windows, optional full bar, and original William Hemmerling artwork the space is ideal for social or corporate parties.


Quote above is from their website so I'd imagine it would be fine, especially with a smaller group.






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Tiger Authority
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The menu was three courses. 3 appetizer options. 3 entree options. 3 dessert options. Not me, because I didn't set it up, but a friend of mine picked the options.

And like I said, I wouldn't go the sweetbread option there. But go to Patois and order them there because they're great.






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