I'm coming back to NOLA in late March with my wife, daughter, and parents to celebrate my birthday. I visit often but one thing I haven't done is try the Vietnamese food. I live in New York, so I can get it here, but I understand NOLA has some excellent authentic restaurants. We'll probably rent a car so don't mind going over to New Orleans East or Gretna. So I'd love to know which restaurants have the best food and atmosphere and weather you would recommend lunch vs dinner.
By the way, I'm planning to try Dooky Chase, Tracy's, and Pascale's Manale--I haven't been to any of them.