We visted N.O. last weekend and in addition to visiting a number of the places commonly mentioned here, we also had dinner at the Upperline. It was a special treat. Great service, great food, and a friendly owner and staff. It will definitely be on my list for our next trip.
I know everyone seems to think the Acme is the place for oysters, but I must say the tiny oyster bar at Pascal Manale had better oysters. You pay the bartender and get a colored poker chip whiich you give to the guy behind the oyster bar. If you are up that way, stop in.