With so many people laughing and carrying on, it’s never quiet at Tommy’s Cuisine. Make reservations early, because the restaurant is packed every night of the week. The homey pottery hanging from the walls, the handsome wood bar, and the brusquely gregarious waiters turn this converted warehouse space into an Old World charmer. The menu is half expertly executed Creole-Italian – heavy on sauces, butter, and local seafood (oysters, soft-shell crabs) with a few local Creole dishes like oysters Rockefeller – whilst the other half is favourites from Galatoire’s, where the chef worked for many years. Tommy’s is the ideal place to bring a crowd looking for both a good time and an excellent meal.