Haven't been to NO for several years, going for a big conference. Saying at Hotel Monteleone
Have reservations at Brigsten's for Saturday night (have been there twice, loved it).
Looked at what I can book on OpenTable for the other two, so far I've booked NOLA for Sunday night (went 10 yrs or so ago, wife was too trashed by the time we got there to eat)
August for Monday night (John Besh fan, have only been to his restaurant here in San Antonio)
Any suggestions? We love flavorful NO food, budget not really an issue, but don't want all meals to be formal or expensive.