One dinner, one person: what would you recommend?
I will be in NOLA for 12 hours on Thursday. I get to have dinner out by myself, otherwise other meals are provided for me. I also plan to get a few sandwiches from Cochon Butcher to go, so not there. I need to be seated by 6, in a cab to the airport by 8, so Green Goddess seems like a bad idea. I'd be particularly interested in places that have opened in the last year, as I went to many of the traditional standbys in September. Thanks so much!
Sit and eat at the bar at Coquette. Thursday will be $5 specialty cocktail night, and I love hanging out and eating at the bar there.
Actually, for new places I'd recommend the High Hat on Freret and Maurepas in the Bywater.
Edited to add: And Sylvain! Yum.
Edited again: I haven't tried Sweet Olive on Canal (run by the same chef as Coquette) or Tamarind in the Hotel Modern at Lee Circle (which would be very near I-10 for a quick getaway) but I've heard good things and they are on my list of places to try.