Mr. John's Steakhouse

Spoiling for a steak in NOLA? Bypass the obvious options, namely Morton's and Ruth's Chris, and head straight instead for this Nawlins staple. "Great ambiance, great setting, great wine list, phenomenal steaks, and the freshest seafood," says Brees. "When you walk in, you get the feeling of an old-school, 1940s Italian joint. There's old mosaic tile floors and pictures on the wall with all the famous people that have come in." OpenTable booked solid for Saturday night? Brees has the insider's tip. "Ask for Desi. He'll take good care of you." After Brees finishes the turtle soup, cowboy steak, and shrimp remoulade, he plays the part of spectator at dessert. "I can't eat dairy, but I watch whoever is at my table eat the creme brulee," he says. "Desi's daughter gets it going with a blowtorch – right in front of you."