We are heading to New Orleans on Friday, and I would like to take my husband to a great Italian restaurant for his birthday. I am torn between Giovannis and Irene's Cuisine. Both look great, but both also had questionable reviews on different websites. Can anyone point me to the perfect combo of great food and wine with good atmosphere? We will not have a car, but do not mind taxis, public transport or walking. We will be in NO for 5 days so other restaurant suggestions would be great, we like everything!!
Also, we like to be a bit off the beaten path, any suggestions for great hole in the wall places to eat lunch or dinner. I like the look of Snug Harbor, but also thought the Old Point Bar looked fun, as does the Saturn Bar, but I don't know if it is still open.
How is Ugelsich's? Le Crepe Naniou? We will definitely be checking out Dooky Chase's.