I'm going to be in New Orleans with 8 friends this weekend, and I'm looking for a restaurant with a private room for dinner. Here's the catch: we'd like to keep our spending to ~$60-70/person, and the places I've called have all had room minimums of $900-1400. That would be fine if we had more people, and I certainly understand not wanting to rent out a room for 16 and not make money on it... but that leaves me without ideas.
It's a bachelor party dinner, and we were looking for a private room to be able to do a little roasting of the groom, telling embarrassing stories, etc. I suppose the stories would be even more embarrassing if they were shared with our fellow diners, but I'd rather not be the annoying group that makes everyone's dinner that much less fun. So, any ideas for private rooms, or for dining rooms that are either spacious enough, or loud/casual enough that no one will bat an eye? (We're not going to be a bunch of stumbling drunks, just merry and, assuming our jokes are good, laughing a lot.)
Thanks very much for your help!