My wife and I are going to be in New Orleans from Manhattan for 4-5 days just after Thanskgiving. I've been numerous times in the past. My wife has a very light appetite so I would like to orient our dining towards some lighter, appetizer-type meals and places with good fish dishes that are lighter (ceviche, grilled tuna, etc rather than jambalaya-risotto-shrimp-stuffed redfish or fried oysters); she also likes to eat at the bar. We're pretty informal and, while in the right circumstances, I like places like Commander's, I'm looking for less "traditional" places. Lilette is basically the style of place I'm looking for, but I could see slotting in Herbsaint or even Cochon (probably heavier than desired, but right type of setting/atmosphere). Maybe August? Patois? Cuvee sounds interesting, maybe too heavy. Doesn't have to be Creole or Cajun-inspired, for that matter. Also, location isn't critical.
Thanks in advance.