Hi, folks - I am trying to decide between 3 restaurants for a small group dinner (6 people), none of which I've been to...I'm hoping some folks on here have been to these spots very recently and can weigh in on which seems to be offering up the best food right now. I am taking some out of town visitors who I want to impress, so I'd love some guidance! Parameters are:
- Great food with some creative and some familiar options for the less adventurous. My guests are coming from central Louisiana. 2 of them I've never met. I don't know that they are particularly adventurous eaters.
- Not too loud, but a sociable atmosphere. My partner and I are in our 30s, and our guests are a generation older.
Pretty simple. So would you choose: Louro, Marc Forgione, or Perilla?
If not for price or location, we'd probably go to Craft or North End Grill. (Those are admittedly not the most creative, but we always have really great meals there.) Tocqueville might be a little too quiet. The price factor comes in because while my partner and I want to host, I suspect our guests will insist on paying, and in that case I wouldn't want the bill to as high as Craft (for multiple courses and drinks).
Thanks in advance!