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  • Originally posted by BB Chgo View Post

    In regards to Peche, do you think dining at the bar would be a possible option Sunday May 8th after the fest? It will only be 2 of us and we stay in the CBD. It is about a 10 minute walk from Peche, however there are no available reservations beyond 6:00pm. At this point, we are wondering if there is any value of just "showing up" with hopes of getting in. It would be a great place to round out trip/Fest weekend.

    I feel like finding a decent restaurant open past 9:00 is challenging. If you feel Peche may be a bust on Sunday, any other recommendations in the area? We've done Herb Saint, Cochon and Meril's. We obviously do not want to leave the fest early on Sunday and as always, the challenge is getting back to the area in a reasonable amount of time to stop in the room, freshen up, then head back out for a dinner. Pending on the place, we could go directly to dinner from the fest, however "fest attire" is not always preferred at some establishments.

    You also mentioned Clancy's. That has been on our radar for a long time. We arrive in town Tuesday May 3rd, and we are going there for our anniversary dinner, looking forward to it.
    You should have no problem getting 2 seats at the bar at Peche although you may have to wait a bit. Did you try making a reservation?

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    • Originally posted by jjazznj View Post

      You should have no problem getting 2 seats at the bar at Peche although you may have to wait a bit. Did you try making a reservation?
      Yes, I called and all tables are booked from 6:00 to close. I did ask about bar seating and the hostess said it is first come, 1st served and there may be a wait. I think we may just show up and try for a seat at the bar.

      So far this is our dinner roster:
      Tuesday: Clancy's
      Wednesday: Jacques-Imos
      Thursday: Meril
      Friday: ??? May just wing-it, see where we can just walk in
      Saturday: Apolline
      Sunday: Peche

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      • Originally posted by BB Chgo View Post

        In regards to Peche, do you think dining at the bar would be a possible option Sunday May 8th after the fest? It will only be 2 of us and we stay in the CBD. It is about a 10 minute walk from Peche, however there are no available reservations beyond 6:00pm. At this point, we are wondering if there is any value of just "showing up" with hopes of getting in. It would be a great place to round out trip/Fest weekend.
        If you can't get into Peche, Donald Link has a new spot in the Four Seasons hotel, Chemin a la Mer, that seems to have open reservations that Sunday till 10 pm.. I haven't been, but I've read that it's very good (but pricey).
        Visit my Jazzfest advice site: http://jazzfest.swagland.com/

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        • Any opinions on Trenasse, in the InterContinental, somewhat conflicting reviews online. I didn't have anything booked for Sunday so grabbed a reservation here. Please advise if I should find some place else.


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          • Originally posted by swag View Post

            If you can't get into Peche, Donald Link has a new spot in the Four Seasons hotel, Chemin a la Mer, that seems to have open reservations that Sunday till 10 pm.. I haven't been, but I've read that it's very good (but pricey).
            Thank you Swag, much appreciated!

            I was sold when I saw the Foie Gras and Tartare on the menu, so I booked it. I'll report back when we return home.

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            • Originally posted by halley8 View Post
              Any opinions on Trenasse, in the InterContinental, somewhat conflicting reviews online. I didn't have anything booked for Sunday so grabbed a reservation here. Please advise if I should find some place else.

              We stayed there in 2017. To be fair, we only did appetizers. From what I recall, it was not bad and did the trick for a late evening snack. As for full entrees, can't really say, sorry.

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              • Same experience. We stayed and met our crew at the bar before heading out. Ordered apps and they were all good including grilled oysters.

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                • I've got a girl that I just started dating and want to impress at Sunday Brunch
                  Weeks ago, I was able to get a reservation at Arnaud's.
                  Commander's was impossible to get into.
                  Lo and behold, this morning I got one at Commander's for this Sunday.

                  Which one do I keep??
                  Arnaud's or Commander's???

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                  • Commanders! The service there is probably the best in the city. They will make your date feel like a $1 million bucks!

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                    • Originally posted by Lit View Post
                      Tom Fitzmorris:
                      https://nomenu.com/about
                      Great resource! Thank you. The glowing review of Miss River has me thinking maybe we should add a second Alon Shaya restaurant to our current reservations, in addition to Saba.

                      Originally posted by Blumie View Post
                      Two of the best pieces I’ve ever read about eating in Louisiana were written by Calvin Trillin, a New Yorker, for New Yorker magazine.

                      Here’s his piece on Mosca’s:
                      https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...y-specials/amp

                      Here’s his piece on boudin:
                      https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...sing-links/amp
                      Thank you! Very enjoyable reading. Mosca's is definitely on my New Orleans bucket list.


                      For all of you who dine regularly in the city, what would you say is the single best addition to the food scene in the last three to four years?

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                      • Originally posted by swag View Post

                        If you can't get into Peche, Donald Link has a new spot in the Four Seasons hotel, Chemin a la Mer, that seems to have open reservations that Sunday till 10 pm.. I haven't been, but I've read that it's very good (but pricey).
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                        Swag, we ended up getting a reservation for lunch at Peche on Wednesday, well worth it and it will be a repeat.

                        We did go to Chemin a la Mar on Sunday...WOW!!!! What a way to round out our trip. It worked out great, even though our anniversary was Tuesday and we wanted to go to Clancy's, we ended up canceling Clancy's because we were having so much fun at the Patry. We opted for the Cote De Boeuf, which is basically a rib eye large enough for two, carved table side. We also had a variety of oysters, the Foie Gras, bottle of wine, and some sides.

                        Service and food was absolutely outstanding; have to say, the best steak we've ever had!!! And we do have our fair share of great steak houses here in Chicago. We will be back, for sure!

                        Thanks again for the recommendation, much appreciated!
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