Dec 4-7. Done the big ones...new recs.
Coming for 3 nights to NOLA. Staying in the French Quarter. We've already done some of the greats on previous trips: Acme, Galatoire's, Commander's Palace, NOLA.
Love the local cooking, but am fairly open. Looking for great meals, don't have to be pricey and don't have to be in FQ. Just want amazing meals.
Some other choices:
Brigtsen's (mentioned above) and a streetcar ride from the FQ, but well worth it.
G W Fins - local seafood, with local recipes, and in the FQ
Restaurant August - into the CBD, but short walk, and well worth each step
Stella! - also in the FQ, and an interesting dining experience. The chef has changed things, since we were there, but I hear good things.
Restaurant R'evolution - in the FQ, and looking great. We dined there, just after opening, and there were some rough edges, but I hear they have been sorted out.
Grill Room - again, just into the CBD in the Windsor Court Hotel, and fine-dining, but they do it right. Not inexpensive, but worth the effort.
Most of all, enjoy!
I'd also suggest:
Boucherie - another streetcar ride
Elizabeths's in the Bywater for breakfast - try the praline bacon
And I'll second Casamentos