My husband and I will be visiting New Orleans for the first time in July and I'm looking for suggestions for really tasty food at various price points. We'll be there for five days and are pretty adventurous in terms of trying food. I'd like to go to a few (probably not more than three) higher end places; the rest of the dining probably needs to be closer to a price point of $25-$40 for the both of us per meal.
After looking at some of the previous threads, it looks some good options might be: Cochon, Peche, Commander's Palace, Cochon Butcher, Sylvain, and Coquette could be options.
Which should we put at the top of the list? I haven't looked most of these up yet so don't know the price points but I'd appreciate some less expensive recommendations as well. Is CP better for lunch or the jazz brunch?
I'm looking forward to hearing opinions!