Wednesday night late dinner in the CBD
Also making an annual trek to my favorite city for Jazz Fest and have been perusing the board for dinner recommendations. We are alone for the first two nights before being joined on Friday by family and friends who are not as willing to spend on the fine food that New Orleans has to offer so will have to tone things down a bit after they arrive. So we arrive into MSY at 7 PM on Wednesday and will be staying at the Hilton St Charles so am looking for recommendations for a late dinner in the immediate area. From what I have read it looks like August, Conchon, Herbsaint or Luke (which would be very convenient since we are staying in the hotel). Thursday I think we are going to go out the Brigsten's based on all of the great reviews here on the board.
Thoughts or recommendations for Wednesday? I assume that advance reservations would be necessary, but no sure about timing based on the airport arrival.
The airport is about a 20 minute cab ride to the CBD, although with the traffice it could be much larger. August takes reservations until 10 or 1030, so that may be a good option for you. Stella (FQ)also takes fairly late dining reservations, but I am unsure about the rest. I would try www.opentable.com for availability, but if you do not see a time that works you may want to contact the restaurant directly and in a lot of case they will be able to accomodate you. I believe that August, Cochon, Herbsaint and Luke all book throught open table.