Just got back to Berkeley last last night from a five day/four night trip to New Orleans. Detailed reviews will follow, but I thought I'd post a quick summary now.
Best meal of the trip: Patois, hands down!
Most disappointing meal: MiLa -- but, no doubt, this was due to in part our own high expectations; the meal itself was quite good.
Most surprising meal: Commander's Palace -- but this may have been due to our own LACK of expectations.
Other meals were at Acme, Cafe du Monde (for the obligatory café au lait & beignets), Galatoire's, Herbsaint, Iris, and (don't ask) Brew-Bachers in Gonzales, Louisiana . . . .