I am still thinking about this meal!!!! We had the wonderful luck of choosing the hotel next door to this restaurant, Place d' Armes, for a quick stop through NOLA on a road trip. We took a quick spin around the quarter before deciding that Muriel's looked to be the superior choice for dinner, and the pre fixe advertised in the window assured us we would be in a price range we were comfortable with. The atmosphere is perfect, combining French chic with New Orleans charm - dim lighting, intriguing paintings and antiques, simple elegance. My husband and I savored every bite, from the rustic bread and rich butter, to the oyster eggplant soup, seafood bouillabaisse, and butterscotch oreo praline dessert. My son was accommodated as a vegetarian with a simple pasta that he enjoyed. The service was excellent; we were clearly the last table seated before closing, and our food and drink waiters were attentive and professional throughout. We topped off our dinner with a moonlit swim in the gorgeous courtyard back at the hotel. Muriel's will be a must on any future visit to New Orleans!
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