Located across Esplanade Avenue from the French Quarter, Buffa's has live music in the back room Wednesday through Sunday, including acts such as Aurora Nealand and Tom McDermott on Thursday and a traditional jazz brunch with Some Like It Hot! on Sunday. Open daily. Smoking allowed in front bar. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 a.m.-6 a.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.
The menu includes chicken wings, salads, deli sandwiches, burgers, pasta dishes, omelets and a few entrees. Bratwurst jambalaya is made with beer-soaked Johnsonville brats. The patty melt combines a ground-beef patty, sauteed onions and Swiss cheese on toasted rye bread. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$