Clancy's - it just never disappoints me. Such excellent service, setting, booze and food.
I had the pork loin shown on @TheCookie 's post http://foodtalkcentral.com/t/help-with-big-dinner-in-nola/4101/91. Gumbos were amazing too.
Seaworthy - an excellent new CBD (Central Business District) district place http://www.seaworthynola.com/
Smallish places, excellent oysters, clams, ceviches etc. This whole fish was excellent, but I do not recall the name of it
Shaya - cannot say enough great things about Shaya, so I won't. Had a wonderful lunch there. Heavenly. No pics. No more description. Just go, if you can.
My best meal in NOLA this Holiday was, a bit strangely, in Baton Rouge. At the Galatoire's outpost there. Fantastic gumbo, duck crepe and the most fantastic Gulf Fish Special:
Speckled Trout [Gulf Fish Meunière Amandine 25 - Crispy fried Gulf fish with toasted almonds and meunière sauce]
The poboys - Roast Beef and Firecracker Shrimp at Parasol Bar in Irish Channel where also things of utter beauty.
Last one - Double Soft Shell Crab PoBoy at Galvez Seafood. Don't miss it if you are out that way.
40306 LA-42, Prairieville, LA 70769