My husband and I will be celebrating our anniversary in the midst of Essence Fest. We live here. We really have enjoyed meals at Emeril's, K-Paul's, NOLA, Brigsten's, Bayona. Stella didn't knock me out, and the menu at Marisol's always seems a bit too cute to me, but we haven't been. I won't go back to La Petite G., though the food's good. We'd like to go someplace new, someplace with terrific food, coat not required (It's HOT then!), dressy casual, and we also want to go someplace where we can talk. Music in the background is fine. A choice of dinner at X, after dinner drinks at Y, would be cool too. We live in the Bywater, but that's not a critical issue.
(I picked on you two, because I've liked what you have to say about places I've been)