Although my husband is battling a serious illness, he's between treatments, and he looks and feels terrific, so we're trying to make the most of the time. We just made spur-of-the-moment reservations to stay at The Roosevelt. (He'd been there before on business and loved the Sazerac Bar.) We're in our 50s.
Can anyone recommend restaurants? Would love something one night on the river, if that's possible, and one night somewhere famous (but also good), one night more casual. We're sort of foodies, and my husband loves an interesting cocktail. I love good wine. Atmosphere-- beautiful, romantic-- is paramount. Music is not (I know that's sacrilege in New Orleans, but we want to talk). I don't feel wedded to the French Quarter every single night, although being able to walk is a plus.
I'm also looking for things to do in the three full days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) that we have. We like to walk and my husband is fully able. We love history, literature, architecture. Also happy to sit somewhere beautiful and watch the world go by. Nice shops-- (antiques, art) also good. Should we consider a private tour of any kind?
Thanks so very much for any and all advice.