Ellen P wrote:Bayona
This. It was one of the best of New Orleans' more modern style both before Katrina and after.
For old school, a good friend who came from New Orleans and whose family still lives there swears by Galatoire's, and I'm inclined to agree.
And Brightsen's is also good - run by a guy who learned from Paul Prudhomme and then, by some accounts, went on beyond him.
Actually, Prudhomme's K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen still gets good reviews, even if he does seem like yesterday's news.
And either Acme or Felix's for an old-style oyster bar. Some argue for one or the other. I'll take either one.
We haven't been back to New Orleans post-Katrina, so take all this with a somewhat stale grain of salt. But since my friend goes back there often, is a foodie and loves to talk about thest things, I'd be pretty comfortable with any of them.