I know that most posts to this site are looking for comments on the upper end restaurants in New Orleans. We are a group of four men who eat out every Tuesday night. We've been to most of the well known places in NO and a lot of the neighborhood ones also and would like comments from locals on new (or not so new) smaller places that are worth going to. Places like Fury's, Liuzza's, etc.
I'll mention some that we've found worthwhile:
Chateau du Lac
R & O
We are lifelong New Orleanians who would like to tap into the gold mine of great smaller places that would probably not satisfy the total needs of visitors looking, understandably, to "say they went to *********."
Another factor, to be honest, is price. When you are not a visitor, for example, $36 for redfish (the price at Alberta's) is insulting. We can afford the cost but prices are getting out of hand. This is one of the reasons that many French Quarter places are complaining that locals are not supporting them.
Our cost per person, with a couple of drinks and wine, runs $100 at the top places. We want to find some good spots in the $60 - $75 or even lower category - sacrificing glamor but not necessarily taste. I hope other locals will appreciate the list that hopefully will develop.