We're having two business dinners in the next week, and need to select the restaurants. A few caveats for each:
1. A four person dinner. The out-of-towner we'll be hosting would prefer something fairly healthy. This will be on a Monday night.
2. A Tuesday night dinner for 10-12 diners from NYC. Apparently, nothing too "frou-frou" would be best (but at the same time, nothing too grandma-ish).
Money is not really a problem. Noise level is a factor, especially with the larger group.
For both dinners, assume that they've already been to the old line classics (Galatoire's, Commanders, Antoine's, etc).
Finally, some place where conversations would not be so blatantly overheard by nearby tables (some confidential matters might be discussed).
And if the above limitations weren't enough, someplace outside of the CBD would be best.