I have a friend coming in from New York for the Saints home opener in a few weeks. He has been to New Orleans before, but I don't think eaten here extensively. I am trying to brainstorm places that will be both delicious, but also have a festive atmosphere. Since it will likely be just he and I after the game, I want to make sure the restaurant has enough energy on its own to keep the party going. Anywhere downtown or uptown would work. Thanks for your suggestions!