Overwhelming doing research here for eats in this amazing foodie extravaganza of a town. My husband and I will be coming from another more modest foodie destination (Portland, Maine) for a week during Thanksgiving. On one, possibly two nights - before the family obligations kick in, we'd like to enjoy a lovely dinner or two. We are staying at the Marriott near the convention center and really would prefer to walk from the hotel to our dining destination. We are not interested in the French Quarter. We love farm to table locally sourced restaurants very much, but what we like more is good, no great, food. Obviously, this is not mutually exclusive but let me know if you disagree. I'm not sure if we can do two expensive meals. If we can only do one, I'm leaning towards Herbsaint. But, I've made a reservation at Emerils. I can't decide!!! Or, perhaps there is another restaurant in the area, I haven't explored yet. Food is our principle interest, but ambience is important too. We are casual folks, and unpretentious. If we have pretentious staff, it will harsh our mellow. What do you think? Also, ideas for cheap eats in the area will be appreciated, too! Thanks folks. Looking forward to revisiting your town.