I got back from New Orleans last Saturday and was completely worn out. The 2 1/2 days that my wife were down there, we really only ate one thing that clearly stood out and that was NOLA (one of Emeril's resturants). The food, the service and the atmosphere was fantastic. I would HIGHLY recommend this place. The prices were reasonable and we throughly enjoyed it. My wife had the shrimp and grits (with lots of bacon and cream!) and I had the buttermilk fried chicken with country cream gravy over sweet potato mash.
I did hit the HUGE ASS BEERS a time too many and ended up with a very serious hangover the next day. I will also say that New Orleans will make you want to do some very dirty things!!
I bet lots of babies are conceived there on a daily basis. Our hotel was on the corner of Canal and Bourbon--so you can imagine where we spent a majority of our time!