I'll be returning (for my annual trip) to New Orleans at the end of October with some friends. We will be staying in the FQ, but would take a taxi to get a worthwhile meal in another area of the city. We would like to do one Big Night Out and are considering the following: Gerard's, Lilette, Upperline, & Cuvee. It's possible that we would 'do lunch' at one or two of the others if we don't hit them for dinner. I just need to know which reservations to make soon.
Any thoughts as to which would offer the best quality meal/atmosphere to properly enjoy one luxurious evening? Which would be better luncheon selections?
Also, where might I locate a menu for Cuvee? There is not much online reference for this place. Is it a newer restaurant?
We'll be staying with the 'cheap eats' for the rest of our trip. From what I've read on this board, there are lots of great places to choose from.
Thanks for any help! (Other restaurant suggestions welcome, too.)