I have been to New Orleans many times and have our favorites. We dined here with friends who live in N.O. and recommended it. We were hesitant at first, but it was right next to our hotel The Place D'Armes ( do NOT recommend) so how could we say no. The restaurant was lively, upscale and fun. The food and the service were outstanding. Everyone enjoyed their food. We were there the Friday night of Superbowl weekend and it was very busy but our reservation was honored on time and with a smile -- the way it should be! The complete opposite of our hotel experience next door (see my review).