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N'TINI'S
2891 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566; www.ntinis.com
The brie and shrimp appetizer features a blackened wedge of aged brie served over blueberry compote with grilled jumbo shrimp, Creole remoulade and crostini. Wasabi tuna is Sriracha mayonnaise-drizzled, wasabi pea-crusted ahi tuna served over wakame seaweed salad and edamame. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

NACHO MAMA'S MEXICAN GRILL
1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite 1016, Harahan, (504) 736-1188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com
Chicken club nachos are fried chips topped with Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, bacon, grilled chicken, lettuce, pico de gallo and chipotle ranch. Fried pork taquitos are served with ranchero sauce, lettuce, pickled vegetables, crema and Cotija cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NAKED PIZZA
701 Metairie Road, Suite 2A105, Metairie, (504) 835-0066; 6307 S. Miro St., (504) 865-0244; www.nakedpizza.biz
The Superbiotic pizza is topped with artichoke, spinach, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, red onion and cilantro. The Greenhouse pizza is loaded with red onion, tomato, bell pepper, black olives and mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NAPOLEON HOUSE BAR & CAFE
500 Chartres St., (504) 524-9752; www.napoleonhouse.com
Shrimp remoulade salad features half an avocado filled with shrimp remoulade. The house specialty is the muffuletta made with ham, Genoa salami, pastrami, olive salad, Swiss and provolone cheeses and served warm. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NATHAN'S RESTAURANT
36440 Old Bayou Liberty Road, Slidell, (985) 643-0443; www.nathansrestaurant.net
Blackened tuna is served on a bed of tasso and potato hash with Creole honey-butter. Charbroiled Louisiana oysters are topped with garlic butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

NEW ORLEANS BREAKFAST AND PANCAKE HOUSE
101 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 394-7272
Chicken and waffles features a fried half-chicken. Char-broiled oysters are served with French bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

NEW ORLEANS CAKE CAFE & BAKERY
2440 Chartres St., (504) 943-0010; www.nolacakes.com
The lox and bagel plate comes with red onion, tomato, cream cheese and capers. French toast is made with fresh challah and comes with house-made pecan syrup. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO.
Citywide; www.nohsc.com
The catfish plate features fried thin-cut catfish, Mardi Gras coleslaw, hushpuppies and garlic-herb fries. The Shrimpzilla is a shrimp po-boy topped with Swiss cheese, roast beef debris gravy and shredded cabbage with Creole mustard sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEW YORK PIZZA
4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376
The Big Apple pizza is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, mushrooms, olives, onions, green peppers, Italian sausage and garlic (anchovies and jalapenos on request). The traditional calzone is stuffed with ricotta cheese, Genoa salami and tomato sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

NEYOW'S CREOLE CAFE
3340 Bienville St., (504) 827-5474
Char-grilled oysters are topped with butter and cheese sauce. The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters and fish, a stuffed crab and two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE
4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797; www.insidenirvana.com
Lamb rogan josh features pieces of lamb simmered with onions, yogurt, tomatoes and oil. The flag of India features buttered chicken, saag paneer and chicken malai kebab – orange, green and white foods to match the national flag. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

NOLA BEANS
762 Harrison Ave., (504) 267-0783; www.nolabeans.com
The Spanish Fort salad combines grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, avocado, pico de gallo, corn, black beans and avocado ranch dressing. The Argonne features roasted turkey, Havarti cheese, sprouts, avocado and tomatoes and is available as a sandwich or wrap. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

NOLA RESTAURANT
534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/nola-restaurant
Garlic-crusted drum is cooked in a wood-burning and served with brabant potatoes, crimini mushrooms, bacon and beurre rouge. Creekstone beef carpaccio is served with baby arugula, baby cress, capers and shallots and drizzled with Dijon aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

NONNA MIA
3125 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-1717; www.nonnamia.net
The Prima calzone is filled with spinach, artichoke hearts, Roma tomatoes, caramelized onions, tomato sauce and ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. Lobster ravioli are served with vodka cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NONNA RANDAZZO ITALIAN BAKERY & CAFE
2033 N. Hwy. 190, Suite 5, Covington, (985) 893-1488; www.nonnarandazzo.com
Turtles and almond macaroons are two of the bakery's specialties. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

NOR-JOE IMPORT COMPANY
505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9240; www.norjoe.com
The muffuletta features Italian meats, cheeses and olive salad piled high on Sicilian sesame bread. Buffalo mozzarella is imported from Italy. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

NOSH
219 Dauphine St., (504) 581-6674; www.nolanosh.com
The grilled Cuban sandwich features ham, pulled pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard and house-made mayonnaise and comes with house-made kettle-cooked chips. For breakfast, grilled boudin is served on toasted French bread with bacon, fried egg and cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE NUTRITION COMPANY
4350 Hwy. 22, Suite H, Mandeville, (985) 727-3482; www.vitalityblends.com
The free-range Buffalo burger is served on a toasted organic-sprouted grain bun. The Blast sandwich is made with free-range turkey, bacon, lettuce, avocado and soy Swiss served on grilled bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

NUVOLARI'S
246 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 626-5619; www.nuvolaris.com
Pork osso buco is served with butternut squash risotto, roasted mushrooms and braising jus. Genoa shrimp is penne pasta tossed with Gulf shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes and candied pecans in basil-pesto cream. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$




Prices
Dollar signs indicate the average price of a dinner entree.

$ = $1-$10
$$ = $11-$20
$$$ = $21-up


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