I recently realized steak tartare might be my favorite food. I don't think I've ever not ordered it when seen on a menu, for at least the past thirty years. I would try to tell you where you can get the best in New Orleans, except, it's a tie for first: they all get 10s.
Where do you think they serve the best Steak Tartare?
The American Sector, a John Besh restaurant in the WW2 museum, seems tailor made for the needs of the older gentleman. Unfortunately, most dishes are fairly bland for my personal taste.
It is my mother's 70th birthday on Christmas Day this year and I am looking for a great dining experience. The majority of us are coming from out of town - any help will be appreciated.
I think she would definately enjoy a french style restaurant over a steakhouse, though we are open to most cuisines. Sushi is out. Fish is great, though she generally does not prefer anything else from the water (shrimp, scallops, etc).
I'm pretty sure her favorite protein is lamb. Does that send us to a steakhouse? If so, which one cooks lamb the best? Which non-steakhouse does a great lamb?
We are not looking for a quiet restaurant per se, however, a loud dining room is right out.
Ultra-modern decor and any kind of new hipness factor would probably be lost on us ...
So to summarize, we are looking for great food, great service, great wine, and a great place for conversation at a table of 8 (ish).
EDIT: Haha. Per the suggestion below - LAS VEGAS.
Went to Cajun Claws in Abbeville last year and found out I'd never "really" eaten crawfish before. Am currently jonesin' to get some more - but wouldn't mind skipping the 3 hour drive ... any hidden gems worth hitting this weekend?