Upscale yet Laid Back New Orleans Dinner
Hello all N.O. Hounds.
I am looking for a good place that I can go by myself while I am here on business for a nice seafood meal that is definitely high quality but also not stuffy. I would like to relax at a bar, have some quality (ideally craft) beer, and some top notch seafood.
I have been to Delmonico's with a group here (okay), Avenue Pub (outstanding.. but limited menu), and the rest have been group dinners. I have one more night and I really want to enjoy something that fits this mold- is it Acme Oyster House, Cochon, Rambla??
Im trying to do research but am coming up a bit empty in making a clear decision.
Thanks a whole lot.
No doubt someone will come up with the ideal match...the beer issue is one I cannot speak to...but I suggest Clancy's. The food is good and it is a reloaxed place. There will be suits but also slacks and open-neck shirst. You can sit at the bar which is a bt tight but lots of fun. It is my go-to place when I don't have the time or inclination to go downtown and have a nice 3+ hour dinner.
I recommend Restaurant One on Hampson or Coquette on Magazine. At One, you can sit at the food bar and watch the chefs at work, and Coquette has a lovely New Orleans atmosphere with high tin pressed ceiling tiles. Both have a luscious crab cake appetizer that is almost all crab and no fillers - only flavor enhancers.