I am heading to New Orleans from Chicago for a short break as family all over country in various sporting activites. Staying at Ritz Carlton and want to try the fabulous restaurants that New Orleans is known for but where will I be comfortable as a single woman. I prefer to sit at a bar area within a restaurant rather than solo at a table. Where are the fun, loud, in spots where I can blend with great food! I assume most of the top restaurants have a bar area that you can order the full menu. Any suggestions for nightlife - I am late 30's. Also looking for a cozy coffee spot for a great am coffee maybe in French quarter.