Seeking A Gracious and Special Dinner for my Parents
Please forgive my ignorance- this is probably a highly redundant post. However, I have never had the pleasure of making it out to New Orleans, so I haven't been reading this message board.
My parents are heading down next week for a visit with a few of their friends. They are only going to have one night away from the group, and they asked me to do some research on where they can go for a special, romantic, and relaxing meal.
They are in their 60's, and while they are somewhat adventurous eaters, they appreciate good, accomodating service. They are from New York, so are used to a certain kind of restaurant- something particularly New Orleans in spirit would be a nice change. Seasonal, local, humane food would be a plus.
Thanks in advance for any advice you may have, and my apologies for the wordy post!
Gautreau's or Cuvee. I haven't been to Gautreau's since they just reopened, but they sort of define "gracious" in my mind. Cuvee has a fairly quiet atmosphere, and the food is excellent.
I agree with Stella and August, also.
My three suggestions are; Brigtsen's (cottage style, excellent creole style food and attentive service), Clancy's (The ultimate "old school" New Orl. dining experience) and of course Stella being arguably the best restarant in town these days.
In addition to the other recommendations, Commander's Palace has reopemed after Katrina repairs. Definitely one of New Orleans' finest.