Thank you for all this great information on this terrific message board. Certainly a fabulous commentary about how much New Orleans people love New Orleans. Our son is in Tulane Law School; a great instution. We live in Ketchum, Idaho; never been to NO. Looking forward to a food adventure in NO, for three days. Most critical component of visit is a Son's birthday which is on Weekend (Sun) of our visit. Many restaurants are closed on Sunday. Want to make this day a memorable occassion. Tempted to do a Brennan's/Gallitoire/Delmonico type committment. So many controversial criticisms that these restaurants are tainted by revelling Mardi Gras tourist/convention participants. And that the food level and historical relevence is not matched by high price tags. I used to enjoy 21 in New York, and although very commercial, and one could be placed in "Siberia", it was still fun and worthwhile. The Krendler's(owners) could be strict disciplinarians as well, if people did not behave respectively. Here is my question: If I am willing to take cost risk of an historically enjoyable, fine restaurant in NO, what would be best, sure spot to not have a tourist-like tainted experience. Thank you.