In New Orleans, a city that lives and breathes on its tourism and group business, restaurants that can handle a crowd are an important part of the dining landscape. Figuring out where to take your gang involves first deciding what kind of an experience you want them to have. If you're planning an event on the corporate side, you may need a private dining room that can accommodate business travelers intent on networking and impressing clients. Or you may want a more casual vibe, allowing for mingling and fun without breaking the budget. Whether your crowd is business or leisure oriented, it might be a classic New Orleans dining experience that you want to deliver. For parties more festive than the typical business affair, the ideal setting should put the emphasis on fun, personal attention and atmosphere that can set the stage for a milestone birthday or life event. But whatever the size or nature of your group, the bottom line is to deliver a memorable experience with fabulous food at its center. These 10 restaurants won't disappoint, each has a solid culinary reputation and an ambiance that will please the right crowd. In some cases, an inhouse group manager is available to help you coordinate all details.