Firstly ,thanks as this board has been a great resource in he past and am hoping for a little help on the following question.
Four mid to late thirties guys have a yearly trip away from families and land in an American city for a music festival, eating and drinking. Did New Orleans last year and had such a great time we've decided to return in October for Voodoo / Halloween weekend.
Question - of the great New Orleans restaurants which would be more appropriate for a lively, well lubricated group of gentlemen to have a great meal without being too much of a bother to surrounding dinners? Now we are all adults so not suggesting it's an appearance of a group of falling over frat boys but we are also unlikely to be looked upon fondly in a room filled with couples having a quiet romantic dinner either.
Last year we did Galatoire's for dinner and August for lunch, both of which we really enjoyed. We've already booked CP for lunch this year and are trying to determine our Thursday night big dinner. As we are all from cities with strong and varied dining options we only want to eat somewhere that the menu is if not quintisential New Orleans is at least heavily influenced by New Orleans or Louisiana traditions (crole/cajun).
Price is not a concern nor is dress code as we will have suits in tow if needed.
Any advice is much appreciated