Please help, N.O. chowhounders! We had plans to have a long lunch (3-4 hours) at Gataloire's before our plane ride back to reality on the East Coast. But, alas, it is closed for a week for vacance!
Please suggest any old school, not-too-touristy place for a long, traditional lunch in the Quarter (I know that limits things severely, but all our bags are in the Quarter and it makes things much easier getting out).
It's OK if there's a jacket-and-tie requirement. We just want a place to have a long, luxurious lunch -- someplace where N.O. business folks go to do business for a few hours.
Many thanks, and I eagerly await any and all suggestions!!