No experince with them.
It is hard to think of a more NOLA place than Clancy's -- and on Christmas Eve, I think it will be delightful.
I know most folks love it. And I am sure I also would, if it was in any other another city. But to me it doesn't SCREAM New Orleans like the other places I listed. And that is what I want when I am there. August presents overly fussy preparations, truffle on too many things, etc. For example, on the current menu:
ginger, fermented pepper
local satsuma, anise, blue crab, fennel pollen
Who needs that ginger and fermented pepper? If I am eating Shrimp Etouffee in the home of Shrimp Etouffee that's all I want and need. Don't gussy it up with a bunch of bullshit. And satsuma, and anise and fennel pollen with pompano? No thanks. A bit of crab meat on top is a classic New Orleans prep, but the other stuff is not, and is not helpful, IMHO. But I think that flamboyance is what gets so many visitors all hyped-up, and others, obviously, like it a lot more than I do. I am sure there's no such bells and whistles on the menu at Clancy's - and for a good fucking reason.