Wow, this site is great. It's been so helpful to pin down places to go. I'm very much looking forward to my visit to NO. 7 on Fulton takes reservations until 2PM and and since most of us can make it there by 2- 2:15 we'll give it a shot. Thanks for the suggestion!
How is the food and entertainment at Harrah's? I'm thinking about it for Friday evening when we arrive and do not wish to travel far from the hotel area.
I see there is "off-hours" dining in the bar at Cafe Adelaide (inside the Loew's hotel). The only place I can think of that's open all afternoon is Galatoire's, but that'll be about a 10 block hike from the convention center.
One more that I wasn't able to get hours for was Anatole (600 St. Charles Avenue, 504-274-0105). It's new. It's in a hotel which is often promising for odd hours.
And there's always the casino.
Don't eat--repeat, DO NOT EAT--inside the convention center. It is uniformly awful, institutional food. My personal favorites in the immediate walking area are closed on Sundays altogether, or closed for lunch (Rio Mar, La Boca, Cochon. Tommy's). 7 on Fulton is open for lunch on Sundays, but only until 2pm.