August, NOLA, is possibly America's finest...

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Post #1  Postby Glenn L e v i n e » January 30th 2011, 4:48am

No Corkage restaurant. That is all.
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Post #2  Postby C G Nieto » January 30th 2011, 7:59am

We wil be in NO in a couple of weeks and we have lined up NOLA and Commander's Palace. I probably should add August.

How was the food?
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Post #3  Postby Steve Gautier » January 30th 2011, 8:42am

Never knew that NOLA allowed BYOB yet alone no corkage. It has been a few years since I have been there since NO is no longer part of my territory but this has always been one of my favorite restaurants.


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Post #4  Postby Barry L i p t o n » January 30th 2011, 1:32pm

I would normally assume that "no corkage" = BYO not allowed. But from the context, I would think you meant "free corkage" Very timely, as I had just went through the BYO forum and couldn't find a N.O. thread.

Any other top New Orleans restaurant allow corkage?

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Post #5  Postby Glenn L e v i n e » January 30th 2011, 2:05pm

Definitely NO CORKAGE and the degustacion menu was superb.
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Post #6  Postby Barry L i p t o n » January 30th 2011, 2:12pm

Hmmm, don't understand.

Does no corkage = BYO not allowed or does no corkage = BYO allowed, no corkage fee.
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Post #7  Postby Glenn L e v i n e » January 30th 2011, 4:38pm

BYOB is super cool.
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Post #8  Postby john holdredge » January 30th 2011, 5:46pm

A nice twist on that was eating dinner at Luke, and having them run the wine list from August down, and then bring us burg after burg from the list...financially very painful, but a great meal, and a lot of fun...
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Post #9  Postby Glenn L e v i n e » January 30th 2011, 9:10pm

Barry L i p t o n wrote:Hmmm, don't understand.

Does no corkage = BYO not allowed or does no corkage = BYO allowed, no corkage fee.


I mean free corkage Barry, go and enjoy!
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Post #10  Postby Robert.Fleming » January 31st 2011, 7:04am

Barry L i p t o n wrote:I would normally assume that "no corkage" = BYO not allowed. But from the context, I would think you meant "free corkage"
Interesting semantic twist.

Random House Dictionary defines corkage as "a fee charged, as in a restaurant, for serving wine or liquor brought in by the patron. " Collins English Dictionary says it's "a charge made at a restaurant for serving wine, etc, bought off the premises." If no charge is made, isn't that "no corkage" instead of "free corkage"?

I have always considered the question of corkage (how much?) to be distinct from the question of BYO (is it allowed?).
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Post #11  Postby Barry L i p t o n » January 31st 2011, 10:32pm

I have heard

"we don't allow corkage"

many times in response to

"what is your corkage policy".

While I appreciate the dictionary definitions, I don't think the BYO is allowed for free is implied by the rules of logic when you say no corkage.
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Post #12  Postby Barry L i p t o n » January 31st 2011, 10:41pm

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
Barry L i p t o n wrote:Hmmm, don't understand.

Does no corkage = BYO not allowed or does no corkage = BYO allowed, no corkage fee.


I mean free corkage Barry, go and enjoy!


Hooray!

Thanks for this most valuable post!

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Post #13  Postby F.Daner » March 6th 2011, 9:03am

Have brought wine to Stella! a few times. Don't remember if they charge. One of our favorite all time restaurants.
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Post #14  Postby Barry L i p t o n » March 6th 2011, 10:16am

After much agonizing, I"ve come up with this for my trip later this month:

Herbsaint
Stella
Bayona
August

for a Saturday night through Tuesday night foray. Po-boys during the day. Still might swap Stella for Galatoire's, but not keen on a line and didn't care for upstairs (where they take reservations) last time.

Also hard to leave off Brigtsten's, another favorite. I actually didn't think much of Bayona when I last went, but that was many year's ago, so I'm giving it another try based on accolades.
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Post #15  Postby F.Daner » March 6th 2011, 10:48am

outstanding line up. Keep Stella and go to an early lunch at Gallatoire's for all the classics.

Barry L i p t o n wrote:After much agonizing, I"ve come up with this for my trip later this month:

Herbsaint
Stella
Bayona
August

for a Saturday night through Tuesday night foray. Po-boys during the day. Still might swap Stella for Galatoire's, but not keen on a line and didn't care for upstairs (where they take reservations) last time.

Also hard to leave off Brigtsten's, another favorite. I actually didn't think much of Bayona when I last went, but that was many year's ago, so I'm giving it another try based on accolades.
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Post #16  Postby Barry L i p t o n » March 12th 2011, 9:57am

No BYO allowed at Bayona (although they allowed hope by saying if it was a special bottle, we could see if the manager would allow by special arrangement).

$25 per bottle at Herbsaint.

August is free! WHOOPEEE!

Not sure about Stella's policy yet.

If I decide to nix Bayona (wasn't wild about it when I went pre flood), anyone have another top food suggestion that allows BYO?
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Post #17  Postby F.Daner » March 12th 2011, 2:08pm

I've brought wine to Stella twice. I think it was $ 20 ?? They also have some very nice wines paired by the glass that pair well with the menu.

Check out Coquette. One of our finds from our last trip. Great little place. Chef/Owner is an August Alum...


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Barry L i p t o n wrote:No BYO allowed at Bayona (although they allowed hope by saying if it was a special bottle, we could see if the manager would allow by special arrangement).

$25 per bottle at Herbsaint.

August is free! WHOOPEEE!

Not sure about Stella's policy yet.

If I decide to nix Bayona (wasn't wild about it when I went pre flood), anyone have another top food suggestion that allows BYO?
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Post #18  Postby Barry L i p t o n » March 12th 2011, 7:35pm

Thanks for the tip.

Anyone been to Gautreau's? They allow BYO, James Beard nominee in 2010 in the kitchen.
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Post #19  Postby Chris S p i k e s » March 17th 2011, 8:07am

Any general thoughts on styles of wines to bring (and it won't be Burgundy for me)? I know it depends on what you order, but I'm just looking for some general thoughts on what to take and what to leave home.

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Post #20  Postby Barry L i p t o n » March 23rd 2011, 10:54pm

I bought two vintages of Pegau reserve (late release 99, and 2000), and it was fun .
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Post #21  Postby Michael S. Monie » May 22nd 2013, 7:28pm

John Besh has 6 restaurants in New Orleans: Restaurant August, Luke, Domenica, Borgne, American Sector, and Besh's Steakhouse inside of Harrah's Casino. The very generous Chef Besh allows outside wine to be brought in, sans corkage at all 6.
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Post #22  Postby F.Daner » May 23rd 2013, 3:17am

have heard good things about Borgne, Really need to get back for a visit.
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Post #23  Postby S. Reynolds » September 22nd 2013, 8:54pm

So what are the best and geekiest WINE SHOPS in New Orleans for those of us who want to take advantage of these excellent restaurants but don't want to schlep our cellar with us?
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Post #24  Postby F.Daner » September 24th 2013, 3:01am

Perhaps Michael can weigh in as he is local.

Martins in Metairie or Uptown might be the best overall shop. W.I.N.O downtown is a fun place to taste and purchase and worth a visit- Wine Institute of New Orleans. I read about a new shop that opened Downtown but can't remember the name.
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Post #25  Postby Glenn L e v i n e » September 24th 2013, 7:20am

Vieux Carre' Wine & Spirits on Chartres is a quality shop. Couldn't find a website to link.
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Post #26  Postby Marshall Gelb » September 25th 2013, 4:51pm

Just made a rezzie and will be bringing some bottles along!

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Post #27  Postby S. Reynolds » October 2nd 2013, 11:30am

F.Daner wrote:Perhaps Michael can weigh in as he is local.

Martins in Metairie or Uptown might be the best overall shop. W.I.N.O downtown is a fun place to taste and purchase and worth a visit- Wine Institute of New Orleans. I read about a new shop that opened Downtown but can't remember the name.


Thanks. I like WINO and thought it was a great concept the few times I've been there. I just wish people hadn't been wearing so much perfume/cologne. It was impossible to smell anything else, wine or otherwise.
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Post #28  Postby Robert.Fleming » December 3rd 2013, 6:57am

August didn't make the Times-Picayune top 10 list for 2013.

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Post #29  Postby Glenn L e v i n e » December 3rd 2013, 9:02am

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Post #30  Postby rick d. » January 17th 2014, 10:44pm

If you go to vieux carre make sure you see the back room, lots of suprises and hard to find wines ,they stash the good stuff
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Post #31  Postby rick d. » January 17th 2014, 10:48pm

I've also had great meals at Nola , as you will at all of emerils places,Delmonicos is fantastic as well as his flag ship , still hits it out,try to get seats at the kitchen counter,it's a ballet you will be mesmerized ,
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