I'm trying to convince my wife to take a trip to NO for new years eve but she's got it in her head that it is all a bunch of drunk college students flashing each other. Neither of us has ever been but I feel confident that there is a little more to it than that. I would appreciate recommendations on nice restaurants and upscale bars. I'm assuming that we'd stay in the french quarter but if there is a part of the city to stay in that is a little more laid back we might be up for that as well.
Thanks in advance for suggestions.