Hi everyone, so I have a return visit to New Orleans in November. I lived there for five years but it will be my girlfriends first visit. I have picked everyone's minds about dining in the city lately before, and am trying to finalize my reservations. Our first night we will be going to Brigtsens, my favorite restaurant in the city. The Saturday night dinner will be for the seven course meal at Stella with my friend and his girlfriend. Sunday night we will go to either Emeril's or Lola's, depending on how we feel at the end of the weekend. Friday night we originally had reservations at Jacques, but decided that as much fun as it is, we would rather not go to such a heavy meal before going out and rather just go to Crabby Jacks to get the fried chicken/fish tacos for lunch on Friday. It will be a group of roughly 8 aged 24-27. We will be drinking and enjoying ourselves, so the volume level compared to the rest of Bayona certainly has me somewhat concerned. I do not remember the ambiance/noise level at Herbsaint too well. I did a group dinner there while at Tulane and it went very well. I have also heard that Herbsaint has really stepped it up a couple of notches since reopening after Katrina. What do you all think? We could also always do the Saturday lunch at Bayona. Is Herbsaint definitely the play considering all factors? Thank you for your help.