Dinner in New Orleans - suggestions?
We're going down to New Orleans (1st time down there for all of us) from Montréal next week for a conference, and I would like to treat 2 coworkers who helped me out big time for a nice weekday dinner. I'm looking for something that would be unique, preferably with local ingredients, and a casual atmosphere. My budget is up to about $100/person after wine, tax and tip.
Some ideas I was playing with:
I'd be happy to hear your comments on these choices or others I might be overlooking...
While it is my favorite restaurant in the city, I have confirmed several times recently that its difficult to come in under $100/person at Stella, if you order wine.
In addition to Herbsaint, which I think does a wonderful job in terms of local ingredients, I would add Commanders, although I wouldn't call it casual (same with Cuvee and Stella). I had an excellent meal there last week, and their $39 three course dinner has plenty of local variety, which helps offset their ridiculously priced wine list.