I have done a search which was helpful, but quite honestly it is also a bit overwhelming!
We will be 12 guys (it's a bachelor party), looking for a good place for dinner on Saturday night. We had settled on Jacques-Imo's but when I called to make a reservation, was told that it was graduation weekend for Tulane and they couldn't seat us before 10pm. So now I am back to the drawing board and looking for help.
We are staying in the Quarter, but would be willing to cab it somewhere within a reasonable distance. Looking for a casual/fun atmosphere, nobody will be bringing nice clothes. Not more expensive than $20/plate (though with drinks and apps, we expect the end result to be much higher!). Some place that takes reservations (at least for large groups). And we're not just looking for good food, but food with local flavor. I can get a steak anywhere.
I see a lot of the fancier restaurants discussed all the time in my searches, but they seem too expensive and/or require a certain level of dress that we don't plan on bringing.
Thanks in advance!