Monday is the last night in my 3 night New Orleans trip, and consequently my night to pick a restaurant for dinner. My original choice was Stella! based on the originality of the menu, and the reputation of Scott Boswell. But after reading over some comments here and on Yelp, I get the since that while the food often hits the mark, the service and overall atmosphere is quite stuffy, and possibly unnecessarily formal. WIth my folks fitting the bill, this sort of atmosphere is not to their liking, and could result in a less than pleasurable experience.
And not to start a debate on Stella!'s service, or formal vs. informal service; I'm simply looking for a great 'modern' New Orleans restaurant for my pick. I had a nice tasting menu about August last year, but would like to try somewhere else.
Some thoughts I had: Coquette, Herbsaint, MiLa. Any other recs would be great. Thanks again!!
701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130