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2013 Summer Restaurant Guide: C

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CC'S COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUSE
Citywide; www.communitycoffee.com
Mochassippi is a creamy frozen espresso drink topped with whipped cream. Many locations serve chocolate croissants. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Credit cards. $

CADDYSHACK CAFE & BAR
3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-1799
Shrimp-stuffed peppers are served with a vegetable. Grilled chicken breast is served with spinach, artichoke, the vegetable of the day and bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE ADELAIDE AND SWIZZLE STICK BAR
Loews New Orleans Hotel, 300 Poydras St., (504) 595-3305; www.cafeadelaide.com
The shrimp and tasso corn dog features skewered jumbo shrimp dipped in tasso batter and fried, then served with pickled okra and pepper jelly. The Commander's turtle soup features local turtle and dark roux. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE AMELIE
912 Royal St., (504) 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com
Seared rare ahi tuna is served over wilted greens with a sauce of honey sesame, soy and ginger. The oven-roasted, bone-in pork chop is served with creamy grits and corn and andouille maque choux. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE AT THE SQUARE
500 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-7831; www.cafeatthesquare.com
Chicken Lafayette features a breast topped with Cajun cream sauce, onions, peppers, mushrooms and mozzarella; it comes with a potato of the day and vegetable of the day. Handmade crab cakes come with salad. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE B
2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com
Creole crab dip features Lake Pontchartrain lump crabmeat, house-made Creole cream cheese, scallions, toasted chevre and brioche. Grilled puppy drum is served with wild mushroom confit, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onions, balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE BEIGNET
311 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2611; 334 B Royal St., (504) 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com
The Royal croissant features Louisiana ham, white cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and honey mustard on a toasted croissant. Gumbo brims with chicken and sausage and is served with rice and French bread. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

CAFE D'CAPPUCCINO
4041 Williams Blvd., Suite B8, Kenner, (504) 443-2299; www.cafedcappuccino.com
The Texas barbecue smoky chicken wrap special combines barbecued chicken, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato in a tortilla. The grilled chicken Caesar wrap is marinated grilled chicken, lettuce, Caesar dressing and Parmesan cheese in a wheat tortilla. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE DAUPHINE
5229 Dauphine St., (504) 309-6391; www.cafedauphinenola.com
Lizardi rolls are egg rolls filled with cabbage, crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish, seasoned with a mixture of Cajun and Asian spices and served with sweet chili sauce. Char-grilled redfish has a white wine cream sauce, spinach, crawfish and sauteed red onions. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE DEGAS
3127 Esplanade Ave., (504) 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com
Roasted partially-deboned Texas quail is served over baby arugula with Louisiana strawberries, carrots, goat cheese, toasted walnuts and raspberry-balsamic vinaigrette. Jumbo soft-shell crab is served over toasted orzo pasta salad with baby mizuna, roasted corn, okra, cherry tomatoes and red onion. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE DITALI'S
1650 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, (504) 361-0058; www.ditalis.com
Spicy shrimp and penne pasta is topped with a blend of Alfredo and marinara sauces. The Get Fit salad combines spinach, grilled chicken, cranberries, blue cheese, pecans and house-made citrus vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE DU MONDE
Citywide; www.cafedumonde.com
Cafe du Monde serves its signature beignets topped with powdered sugar and cafe au lait. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

CAFE EAST
4628 Rye St., Metairie, (504) 888-0078; www.cafeeastnola.com
Thai red snapper is pan-roasted and served with artichokes and potatoes in green curry sauce. The Cafe East Trio is a stir-fry combining shrimp, beef, chicken, mushrooms and okra, served in spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE EQUATOR
2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4772; www.cafeequator.com
The Adaman Hunter is a combination of sauteed shrimp, scallops and calamari topped with fried tilapia. Lava beef features sauteed beef slices in Thai sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE FLEUR-DE-LIS
307 Chartres St., (504) 529-9641
Eggs Benedict features a large biscuit topped with sliced ham, poached eggs and hollandaise and comes with hash browns. The Fleur-de-lis omelet combines crawfish tails, pepper Jack cheese, bell peppers and onions topped with Cajun crawfish sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE FRERET
7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com
The Black and Blue Voodoo burger is a half-pound beef patty topped with melted blue cheese, bacon, sauteed mushrooms and onions, tomato, pickles and garlic mayonnaise on a toasted ciabatta bun. Brunch's Crabby Benedict features two poached eggs and house-made crab cakes on an English muffin topped with hollandaise and served with grits or hash browns. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.- Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CAFE GIOVANNI
117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni.com
Chef Duke LoCicero's spaghetti and meatballs includes two veal, pork and beef meatballs and spaghetti marinara. Shrimp and duck Decatur features grilled shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices and served with spicy tasso and mushroom sauce with vegetable orzo. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE GRANADA
1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1612; www.cafegranadanola.com
Seafood paella combines shrimp, mussels, clams, chicken, calamari and chorizo. Pulpo Galiciano is grilled Gulf octopus served with lemon, garlic, parsley and extra-virgin olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE LUNA
802 1/2 Nashville Ave., (504) 333-6833
The Cure salad combines baby spinach, lox, tomatoes, cucumbers, purple onions and house-made lemon-caper aioli. The ham and Swiss sandwich features Black Forest ham and melted Swiss on a croissant. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE LYNN
3051 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-9007; www.cafelynn.com
Partially-deboned quail is pan-roasted and served with lemon, herbs and brown sauce. The fish of the day is topped with crabmeat and brown butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE MASPERO
601 Decatur St., (504) 523-6250; www.cafemaspero.com
The grilled alligator sausage po-boy comes with a side of fries. The seafood platter includes fried catfish, shrimp, oysters and calamari and salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE MINH
4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266; www.cafeminh.com
Seafood ceviche is served atop gazpacho. Pan-seared baby black drum fillet is topped with cornmeal-fried oysters and served with vegetables and jasmine rice. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAFE NAVARRE
800 Navarre Ave., (504) 483-8828; www.cafenavarre.com
The Cuban sandwich is made with pulled pork, sliced ham, mustard, mayonnaise, pickles and Swiss on pressed Leidenheimer French bread. The spinach and artichoke panino features feta, tomatoes and mozzarella on sourdough bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CAFE NOMA
New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma.com
Flatbread pizza is topped with manchego cheese, roasted garlic, sweet peppers and caramelized onions. The Cafe NOMA grilled cheese sandwich combines smoked Gouda, aged cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and scallions on ciabatta. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CAFE PONTALBA
546 St. Peter St., (504) 522-1180
The crawfish combination includes crawfish pie, crawfish Caesar salad and crawfish etouffee. The Cajun combination features red beans and rice with smoked sausage, jambalaya and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE OPERA
541 Bourbon St., (504) 648-2331; www.fourpointsfrenchquarter.com
Barbecue shrimp are simmered in spicy broth with peppers, garlic and butter. Crawfish beignets are served with corn maque choux and Cajun dipping sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE RECONCILE
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 568-1157; www.cafereconcile.org
White beans and shrimp are cooked with tasso and served over rice with salad. The fried catfish fillet is served with two sides. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE ROMA
1901 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 524-2419; www.caferomauptown.com
The Roma sandwich is an Italian loaf filled with pepperoni, salami, ham, cheese, black olives and mushrooms. Chicken Caesar salad is tossed with house-made Caesar dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE ROSE NICAUD
632 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-3300; www.caferosenicaud.com
Pulled-pork banh mi is served on French bread. Rose Benedict features two sunny-side-up eggs over a biscuit with caramelized onions, alligator sausage, arugula, avocado slices, balsamic vinaigrette and rosemary cheese grits. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ROYALE
3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8438; www.caferoyale.vpweb.com
The Philly Gentilly panino features ham, roast beef, onions and mushrooms with a choice of dressing. Thai chicken salad combines chicken, romaine, sliced tomatoes, almonds, ginger-sesame dressing and spicy peanut sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat.. Credit cards. $

CAFE SOULE
720 St. Louis St., (504) 304-4636; www.cafesoule.com
Fried green tomatoes are topped with shrimp and house-made remoulade. Crepes are topped with tart raspberry. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFFE! CAFFE!
3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com
The avocado salad sandwich comes on seven-grain wheat bread. Avocado salad is topped with mango vinaigrette. No reservations. Clearview Parkway: Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. N. Hullen Street: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFFE LATTE DA
5860 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 818-0051; www.caffelatteda.com
A hot Reuben sandwich combines corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread, and it comes with a side. The California turkey wrap fills a sun-dried tomato tortilla with avocado, spring mix greens and tomatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAJUN GRILL & BAR
2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, Metairie, (504) 831-0095
The Super seafood platter combines catfish, shrimp, oysters, a soft-shell crab, stuffed shrimp, fries, salad and a vegetable. There's also a New Orleans sampler with shrimp Creole, fried catfish, gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAJUN MIKE'S PUB
116 Baronne St., (504) 566-0055
The cochon de lait po-boy is topped with gravy, pickles and lettuce and served with fries. The gumbo of the day is served with French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CAMELLIA CAFE
525 Hwy. 190 W. Slidell, (985) 649-6211; 69455 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com
The seafood platter includes fried catfish, shrimp and oysters, stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, hushpuppies, toast, a side and salad. The chef's salad is topped with turkey, cheese, tomatoes and bacon. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAMELLIA GRILL
540 Chartres St., (504) 522-1800; 626 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-2679
The muffuletta is filled with corned beef, ham, Swiss cheese and olive dressing. The Hickmens burger is a 6-ounce patty topped with melted Swiss and sauteed mushrooms and onions. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAMPBELL'S COFFEE & TEA
516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992; www.campbellscoffee.com
Daily specials include apple chai bread on Tuesday and mocha java scones on Friday. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

CANAL STREET BISTRO
3903 Canal St., (504) 482-1225; www.canalstreetbistro.com
The smoked pork chop is served with sauerkraut and mustard. Coconut cheesecake is topped with a port reduction. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CANAL STREET GRILL
JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal St., (504) 586-7211
Pork belly sliders feature fried pork belly, aioli, arugula and tomato chow-chow on locally baked sesame seed buns. Braised short rib osso buco is served with buttery mashed potatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CANSECO'S MARKET
1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-5979; 3135 Esplanade Ave., (504) 322-2595; 5217 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 218-8426; www.cansecosmarkets.com
The pressed Cuban sandwich is filled with marinated pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. Garlic roast beef is cooked in house and served hot on French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAPDEVILLE
520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com
Shrimp and chorizo tacos are topped with sauteed peppers and onions, cilantro and poblano pepper coulis and served with purple potato chips. Pickled shrimp are served with roasted red and gold beets tossed in tzatziki. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CARMELO RISTORANTE
1901 Hwy.190, Mandeville, (985) 624-4844; www.carmeloristorante.com
Carpaccio features thin-sliced beef tenderloin topped with Parmesan cheese, capers, lemon juice, arugula and extra-virgin olive oil. Pizza bianca combines mozzarella, arugula, prosciutto and balsamic with fresh basil. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun.-Mon. and Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CARMO
527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132; www.cafecarmo.com
The rico is a grilled plantain patty topped with melted panela cheese, spicy pork, salsa fresca, avocado and tangy sweet rico sauce. Esmeralda salad features quinoa, black beans, corn, peppers and cilantro tossed with coconut-chili-lime vinaigrette and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds and Cotija cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAROUSEL BAR AND LOUNGE
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com
The Yardbird pistolette features chicken with Buffalo sauce on French bread. Carousel's Cuban Sammy is a tapas-size dish of braised pork, shaved ham, dill pickles and brown mustard. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

CATE STREET SEAFOOD STATION
308 S. Cate St., Hammond, (985) 340-3891; www.catestreet308.com
Wednesday night at Cate Street features an all-you-can-eat catfish dinner special. The Cate Street roll combines tuna, salmon, yellowtail, snow crab, avocado, asparagus and seaweed in soy paper and is topped with eel sauce, the chef's special sauce and a spicy sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri. Credit cards. $$

CENTRAL GROCERY
923 Decatur St., (504) 523-1620; www.centralgroceryneworleans.com
This Italian grocery is known for its muffuletta, available in whole or half rounds. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The seafood Napoleon at Chad’s Bistro’s features fried eggplant medallions with shrimp au gratin sauce over pasta. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • The seafood Napoleon at Chad’s Bistro’s features fried eggplant medallions with shrimp au gratin sauce over pasta.

CHAD'S BISTRO
3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; www.chadsbistro.com
The seafood Napoleon features eggplant medallions and crabmeat over pasta with shrimp au gratin sauce. Chad's Super Seafood platter combines fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, stuffed shrimp and stuffed crab, side dishes and hot buttered toast. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHARCOAL'S GOURMET BURGER BAR
2200 Magazine St., (504) 644-4311; www.charcoalgourmetburgerbar.com
The House burger is dressed with yellow cheddar, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard and served with house-made chips. The Cobb salad features romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, avocado, tomato, onion, applewood-smoked bacon, blue cheese, croutons and buttermilk ranch or honey-mustard dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHARLIE'S STEAK HOUSE
4510 Dryades St., (504) 895-9323; www.charliessteakhousenola.com
The wedge salad features iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, shaved onions and house blue cheese dressing. The Charlie is a 32-ounce thick-cut T-bone served on a sizzling hot platter. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CHARTRES HOUSE
601 Chartres St., (504) 586-8383; www.chartreshouse.com
A Louisiana catfish fillet is stuffed with crawfish dressing, topped with lemon butter and served with steamed vegetables and Cajun potatoes. The Chartres burger is a grilled half-pound Angus beef patty topped with a hot sausage patty, provolone cheese and garlic mayonnaise on a jalapeno-cheddar bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

CHATEAU CAFE
139 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 286-1777; 701 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 461-9819; 3501 Chateau Blvd., Suite E4, Kenner, (504) 465-9444; www.chateaucafe.com
The Southwestern barbecue shrimp wrap features sauteed Gulf shrimp dressed with lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise in a garlic-herb wrap. The Chateau burger is a grilled 8-ounce lean beef patty dressed and served on an onion bun. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHATEAU DU LAC BISTRO
2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-3773; www.chateaudulacbistro.com
Escargots bourguignons is served with garlic and parsley butter. Duck leg confit is served with duck-fat potatoes and frisee salad with honey-mustard vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

CHECKERED PARROT
132 Royal St., (504) 592-1270; www.checkeredparrot.com
Steak or chicken fajitas come with sauteed onions and green peppers, tomato, lettuce and flour tortillas. The shrimp po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomato and pickles and served with a side. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE
501 Esplanade Ave., (504) 281-4847
The half-pound Charlie burger comes dressed with lettuce, tomato and onion. For a snack or side, french fries are loaded with melted cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

CHEESEBURGER EDDIE'S
4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www.austinsno.com
The Better Than Breakfast burger is made with an over-easy egg, bacon, cheddar cheese and hash browns. Mr. Ed's "famous fried chicken" plate includes half a fried chicken, french fries and toast. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHEESESTEAK BISTRO
528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; www.thecheesesteakbistro.com
The cheese steak features sliced sirloin steak, grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms and Provolone cheese on a soft-seeded French roll. Bistro eggs Benedict features poached eggs atop grilled English muffins or French bread with ham and hollandaise served with grits or hash-brown casserole. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHEF RON'S GUMBO STOP
2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; www.gumbostop.com
Seafood gumbo brims with shrimp, crawfish, crab, okra and diced tomatoes. Bayou scampi is a variation on New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp with an olive oil, garlic and white wine sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHIBA
8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola.com
The strawberry Satsuma roll features yellowtail, mango and jalapeno rolled with crunchy flakes topped with scallops, strawberries and satsuma ponzu sauce. Octopus ceviche is made with octopus, shrimp, crab, avocado, green and white onions, tobiko and citrus juice. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Mon.-Sun., late-night Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CHICKEN SUE'S
203 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 371-5546; www.chickensues.com
The West Harrison sandwich is layered with hot ham, turkey and roast beef with a choice of melted cheese. Saturday's barbecue chicken special comes with your choice of two sides from dishes including baked macaroni and mashed potatoes with turkey gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINA DOLL
830 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 366-1111
Empress lo mein combines sauteed roast pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, snow peas and bean sprouts with Chinese egg noodles in light sauce. Kung bo beef ding features beef, cauliflower, baby corn, peppers and cashews in spicy brown sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

CHINA ORCHID
702-704 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com
Sizzling black pepper beef is sauteed in brown sauce with onions and red and green peppers and served over rice. Lightly battered fried fish is topped with sweet-and-spicy sauce and served with steamed broccoli and shrimp fried rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHINA ROSE
3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 887-3295
The China Rose special is a marinated half duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. Spicy Mongolian beef is served in hot garlic sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS
322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; www.chophousenola.com
Center-cut filet mignon is prepared Pittsburgh-style with a charred exterior and served with creamed spinach lightly spiced with nutmeg. Carpaccio is thinly sliced, raw beef tenderloin topped with balsamic reduction, horseradish aioli, Parmesan, arugula and capers. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CHRISTOPHER'S ON CAREY
2228 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-4501; www.christophersoncarey.com
Pan-seared scallops are served over parsnip puree with truffled bacon and cherry tomato vinaigrette. The thick-cut, bone-in veal chop is served with mushrooms, spinach and fingerling potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CHURROS CAFE
3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, (504) 885-6516
The Cuban sandwich includes house-cooked, hand-sliced pork, glazed ham, Swiss cheese, butter, pickles and mustard pressed on locally baked bread. The ropa vieja features shredded beef simmered in a red gravy and served with black beans and rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CIBUGNU
709 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-8986
Ravioli filled with sweet corn mousse, charred corn kernel and mascarpone are served with roasted garlic cream, warm blueberries, scallions, olio verde and Pecorino Romano. Calamari is stuffed with Italian sausage and served over chickpea polenta with gremolata. Reservations accepted. Wed.-Fri. Lunch, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ 

CIRO'S COTE SUD
7918 Maple St., (504) 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com
Cotes d'Agneau grillees aux herbs de Provence is a grilled rack of lamb with Provencal herbs and vegetables. Les moules frites is a large bowl of steamed mussels served with pommes frites and a choice of marinieres, curry, Provencal or blue cheese sauce. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Cash and checks. $$

CITY DINER
3116 S. I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, (504) 831-1030; 5708 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 309-7614; www.citydiner.biz
The Bottom of the Bowl is a mixture of crawfish, crabmeat and shrimp in cream sauce topped with mixed cheeses served in a bread bowl. The Cajun burger features a hot sausage and ground beef patty. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CLANCY'S
6100 Annunciation St., (504) 895-1111; www.clancysneworleans.com
Smoked soft-shell crab is served with sauteed lump crabmeat in lemon-Worcestershire brown butter sauce with fresh parsley. The grilled veal chop is served with roasted tomato demi-glace and served with spaetzle and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CLOVER GRILL
900 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1010; www.clovergrill.com
Chicken-fried steak comes with two eggs, toast and hash browns or grits. The open-face biscuit comes smothered in country gravy. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

COCHON
930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com
The Louisiana cochon plate combines pork, turnips, cabbage and cracklings. Fried alligator is served with chili-garlic aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

COFFEE RANI
234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; 3517 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-0560; www.coffeerani.com
The black bean burger features a bean and corn patty on a wheat bun dressed with grilled zucchini and eggplant, roasted red peppers, red onions, avocado, three cheeses and chipotle mayonnaise. Spinach and artichoke dip is served with warm pita chips. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

COLD STONE CREAMERY
624 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 218-8900; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite F, Harahan, (504) 736-5037; 70380 Hwy. 21, Suite 3, Covington (985) 871-1470; www.coldstonecreamery.com
The Pie Who Loved Me features cheesecake ice cream with Oreo cookies, fudge and a graham-cracker crust. Watermelon is a refreshing sorbet flavor. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE COLUMNS HOTEL
3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com
Pan-seared shrimp balls are served in Creole tomato sauce with horseradish cream. Fried soft-shell crab Benedict features a puff pastry topped with poached eggs and Meyer lemon hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

COMMANDER'S PALACE
1403 Washington Ave., (504) 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com
Brown butter-roasted Gulf fish is served with crab-boiled artichokes, smoked tomatoes, crispy capers and tarragon butter. Crackling-crusted soft-shell crab is served with crawfish and vegetable stone-ground grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

COMMON GROUNDS
335 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 227-2200
Crab cake Benedict features poached eggs over a crab cake with hollandaise. The seafood platter combines fried shrimp, oysters, catfish and fries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

THE COMPANY BURGER
4600 Freret St., (504) 267-0320; www.thecompanyburger.com
The namesake Company Burger includes two patties, bread-and-butter pickles, American cheese and red onions. The lamb burger features house-ground lamb, local feta, arugula and chili-mint glaze on a toasted bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $

COOP'S PLACE
1109 Decatur St., (504) 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net
Rabbit and sausage jambalaya is kicked up to "supreme" with the addition of shrimp, tasso and crawfish tails. Smoked duck quesadillas are topped with orange marmalade. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

COOTER BROWN'S TAVERN
509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com
The Radiators special sandwich includes shrimp, oysters and a combination of cheeses on French bread. The Bayou Philly combines alligator sausage, shrimp, peppers, onions and pepper Jack and American cheeses on open-face French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COPELAND'S CHEESECAKE BISTRO
2001 St. Charles Ave., (504) 593-9955; 4517 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504) 454-7620; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com
Blackened shrimp fettuccine Alfredo is served in an herb-cheese pizza bowl and topped with shaved Parmesan. Baked crab and crawfish dip comes with garlic bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

COPELAND'S OF NEW ORLEANS
Citywide; www.copelandsofneworleans.com
Crab cakes and shrimp Alfredo features two crab cakes topped with shrimp Alfredo sauce over angel hair pasta. The eggplant pirogue smothers fried eggplant slices with shrimp and crab claws in au gratin sauce over angel hair pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

COPPER MONKEY BAR & GRILL
725 Conti St., (504) 527-0869The peanut butter burger is a half-pound sirloin patty served with french fries. The filet mignon comes with mashed potatoes or fries and house or Caesar salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

COQUETTE
2800 Magazine St., (504) 265-0421; www.coquette-nola.com
The market vegetable salad combines 10 types of blanched seasonal vegetables in satsuma vinagrette and tops them with cashew puree and an olive praline. Braised pork cheeks are served on risotto-style stone-cut oats and come with mushrooms and roasted baby carrots. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CORKY'S RIBS & BAR-B-Q
4243 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-5000; www.corkysbarbq.com
Pulled pork shoulder is slow-smoked for 12 to 14 hours and topped with Corky's special sauce. Memphis-style ribs come wet (slathered in barbecue sauce), dry (topped with Corky's dry shake) or both. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CORNER CAFE
3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 454-1008
The seafood platter for two comes with two cups of gumbo, two salads, stuffed jalapeno poppers, onion rings, crab balls, hush puppies, shrimp, oysters and catfish, stuffed shrimp, two baby soft-shell crabs and popcorn shrimp. A whole catfish fillet is stuffed with crabmeat dressing and topped with shrimp. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CORNER OYSTER HOUSE
500 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2999; www.corneroysterhouse.com
Alligator sauce piquante features alligator stewed in Creole-seasoned tomato sauce and served with rice. The crawfish and chicken Homerun features a marinated grilled chicken breast topped with a thick sauce of crawfish, peppers and mushrooms. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

COSCINO'S ITALIAN GRILL
1809 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-4984; www.coscinospizza.com
The appetizer sampler includes chicken wings and strips, eggplant and mozzarella sticks and garlic bread. House-made lasagna features Italian sausage, ground beef, ricotta and whole milk mozzarella. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE COUNTRY CLUB
634 Louisa St., (504) 945-0742; www.thecountryclubneworleans.com
A Brazilian pork and corn-grits stew called canjiquinha is a house specialty. For brunch, shrimp and andouille is served over stone-ground grits with mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and red onion. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

COUNTRY FLAME
620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138
The ropa vieja is a traditional Cuban version of stewed shredded beef served over rice. The Cuban pressed sandwich is filled with ham, roasted pork and cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COURT OF TWO SISTERS
613 Royal St., (504) 522-7261; www.courtoftwosisters.com
Veal Oscar comes with asparagus, sauteed lump crabmeat, tasso hollandaise and mashed new potatoes. Fried oysters Rockefeller feature cornmeal-breaded Louisiana oysters over baked Herbsaint creamed spinach with bacon and bearnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$

COURTYARD GRILL
4430 Magazine St., (504) 875-4165; www.courtyardgrillnola.com
Iskender kebab is a combination of slow-cooked beef and lamb served on bread with warm tomato-butter sauce, yogurt and rice. Hunkar beyendi features a lamb kebab over roasted eggplant with tomato sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

COWBELL
8801 Oak St., (504) 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com
Gulf fish marinated in olive oil and lemon zest is grilled and served with house-made roasted jalapeno tartar sauce, garlic-sauteed local greens and spicy crab-boil potatoes. Organic chicken breast is marinated in lime-cilantro vinaigrette and served with smoky borlotti beans, guacamole and grilled flour tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

COYOTE BLUES
4860 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-3848; www.coyotebluesfreshmex.com
Fajitas are cooked on a wood-burning grill and served with onions, bell peppers, poblano rice, charro beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheddar cheese, fresh pico de gallo, garlic butter and flour, wheat or corn tortillas. Nuevo crab enchiladas feature two roasted corn crepes filled with crab and cheese topped with mango and red pepper salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CRABBY JACK'S
428 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 833-2722; www.crabbyjacksnola.com
Remoulade tops the fried green tomato po-boy served on Gendusa's French bread. Slow-roasted duck po-boys are dressed with jalapeno gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CRAZY JOHNNIE'S STEAKHOUSE
3520 18th St., Metairie, (504) 887-6641; www.crazyjohnnies.net
Filet mignon is topped with garlic butter and served with "crazy" potatoes. "Giant dippin' shrimp" is New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp served with French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE CREOLE CREAMERY
4924 Prytania St., (504) 894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., (504) 482-2924; www.creolecreamery.com
Creole Creamery makes original flavors like nectar cream sherbet. The Skyscraper sundae features scoops of chocolate, vanilla and cookies and cream ice cream with fudge, caramel and Oreos on top. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

THE CREOLE GRILLE & BAR
5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-7992
Grilled pompano is served with white-wine lemon butter sauce and grilled vegetables. The fried shrimp platter comes with french fries or potato salad. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CREPES A LA CART
1039 Broadway St., (504) 866-2362; www.crepecaterer.com
The rum raisin ice cream crepe is filled with rum Chantilly cream, raisins, coconut, ice cream and whipped cream. Le Club is made with turkey, bacon, baby spinach, tomatoes and mozzarella. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE
527 Decatur St., (504) 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com
Smoked pork ribs are served with sweet potato fries and creamy coleslaw. A fried crab cake made with green onions, jalapenos, garlic, mayonnaise and Asiago cheese is served on a fried green tomato and topped with mirliton-shrimp cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CRESCENT CITY STEAK HOUSE
1001 N. Broad St., (504) 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com
The 10-ounce bacon-wrapped filet mignon arrives sizzling with butter. Shrimp cocktail features Gulf shrimp dressed with house-made cocktail sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CRESCENT PIE AND SAUSAGE COMPANY
4400 Banks St., (504) 482-2426; www.crescentpieandsausage.com
The Mid-City Slammer pizza is loaded with andouille sausage, grilled chicken, house-smoked coppa, red sauce and cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. The Deutsche plate features bratwurst, sauerkraut and potato salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CRIOLLO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola.com
Chilled shrimp and blue crab are served over guacamole and drizzled with spicy tomato coulis. Perdido Pass snapper is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, drizzled with ancho-lime butter and accompanied by orange and fennel slaw and roasted sweet peppers. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CROISSANT D'OR
617 Ursulines Ave., (504) 524-4663; www.croissantdornola.com
Almond croissants are buttery, flaky pastries filled with almond paste and topped with almond slices. The broccoli and ham bechamel is a warm sandwich with bechamel sauce and melted cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

CRYSTAL ROOM AT LE PAVILLON
833 Poydras St., (504) 620-8899; www.lepavillon.com
Rack of lamb is accented with almond-mint pesto and served with a vegetable and starch. Herbsaint oysters are fried and served with tasso and spinach cream atop grilled tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CUCOS
2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 393-7766; 5048 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-5005; www.cucosmex.com
The El Presidente includes beef and cheese enchiladas, beans and rice, chimi pequitos and a beef taco. The chimichanga is a deep-fried beef or chicken burrito served with beans and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CURE
4905 Freret St., (504) 302-2357; www.curenola.com
The short-rib debris sandwich is dressed with Gruyere cheese and red-onion jam on multigrain bread. Truffled cauliflower comes with green pea pesto crostini. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$




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