I'm going to be visiting the Big Easy in January for just a weekend (arrive late Thursday and leave early Sunday)and wonder where I should go for a couple of great dinners.
Things I need to consider:
While price is not really an issue, I don't want to break the bank. I don't mind spending $25-35 for entrees, but I want it to be worth it. On the other hand, if it is worth it, I'll open up the wallet even further.
I'd like at least one meal to be a real NOLA experience, but I can do without the tourist/convention crowd. I will of course be going to the quarter, but I have no need to limit myself to that area. (I'll be staying at the Intercontinental)
If possible I want a place with a good, but reasonably priced wine list and good wine service. On the other hand, someplace that permits corkage will also be good since I will of course be bringing a couple of bottles of good wine with me (who in his right mind doesn't travel with decent wine)
We will have our 15 y.o. son with us (he looks much older) and he is just as much a foodie as I am. However he also loves good music and was very disappointed last time when he was told he could not go into most of the places that had live jazz in the evenings because he was under 21.
I prefer someplace where I can make reservations, since I am getting too old to enjoy spending time in the bar. I prefer my drinking to be wine with dinner, not drinks beforehand.
I plan to enjoy myself, and any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm considering Galatoire's, Peristyle, Bayonna and August and Clancy's has been suggested. Any comments?