We only have one night to eat out in New Orleans and was looking for some guidance. First off, let me tell you about our party. We are varied but all love great food! We are 3 fishermen and a chef. We are used to fine dinning in Charleston, SC so we know what goodd food is. The guy who buys us dinner loves fine food and wine but can not have garlic and does not like overly loud places. I know some places will not leave garlic out of their menu items and others are more likely to please their customers. The place can be loud just not extremely loud. Our "Sugardaddy" also likes lots of personal attention from the server. He is a big old flirt if you know what I mean. We love redfish and trout but eat it all the time so there is no interest there for us. We plan on going to dinner on Mon 12/3 so it should not be that busy, I think.
We had planned on Rest August because it was rated #1 on Trip Advisor three weeks ago. Now it is #66 and the recent reviews are not good so we want some other options. One of our group lives outside of New Orleans says that he loves August, Herbsaint, and Clancy's but does not want to make the decision as to where we go because he may have to drop out at the last minute. I like the menu at Brigten's but have never heard anything about the food. We want somewhere that is classy but not too classy (no Commanders, etc) with great food and a great wine list. I know this a lot to ask but I'm sure some of you can help. Thanks.