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AUDUBON CLUBHOUSE CAFE
6500 Magazine St., 212-5282; www.auduboninstitute.org
The Oak Grove fried green tomato BLT has bacon, lettuce and fried green tomatoes on toasted white or wheat bread and is served with fries, chips or onion rings. The double bogey breakfast includes two eggs, toast and two pieces of bacon or sausage. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

BABYLON CAFE
7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www.babyloncafe.biz
The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BARCELONA TAPAS
720 Dublin St., 861-9696 The avocado tropical is a mixture of shrimp, capers and onions topped with tomato aioli vinaigrette and served in a half avocado. The chorizo casserole is topped with sherry sauce. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BASIL LEAF
1438 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-9001; www.basilleafthai.com
The massaman curry has chicken, potatoes, pineapple and peanuts in it and is served with jasmine rice. The pad thai tops rice noodles with sauteed chicken and shrimp, sprouts, eggs and crushed peanuts. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BAYOU HOT WINGS
6221 S. Claiborne Ave., 865-9464; www.bayouhotwings.com
Sauces ranging from the spicy Bayou Beast to buttery garlic Parmesan coat wings and a lot more here. There also are frog legs, shrimp, gator and chicken strips. The hottest of hot sauces is reserved for the "Beast Challenge," an eating contest for the brave. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BOUCHERIE
8115 Jeannette St., 862-5514; www.boucherie-nola.com
Chef Nathanial Zimet opened this cozy restaurant following the success of his gourmet food truck, Que-Crawl, aka the Purple Truck. The smoked beef brisket comes with garlic Parmesan fries. Mussels are cooked with the pot likker from collard greens and are served over them. They are accompanied by crackers made from fried grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

BRIGTSEN'S RESTAURANT723 Dante St., 861-7610; www.brigtsens.com
Chef Frank Brigtsen serves contemporary Creole dishes at his namesake restaurant. Blackened yellowfin tuna is topped with smoked corn sauce and red bean salsa and served with vegetables and mashed potatoes. The roast duck is served with cornbread dressing and tart dried cherry sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BRUNO'S TAVERN 7538 Maple St., 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com
The Ponchatoula salad features grilled chicken over a bed of spring mix tossed in poppy seed dressing with blue cheese, sugared and spiced pecans, red onions and strawberries. The blackjack chicken club features blackened chicken topped with pepper Jack cheese and onion rings. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE FRERET
7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com
The voodoo burger is a half-pound patty topped with provolone, bacon, sauteed mushrooms and onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles and Creole mayonnaise on a toasted ciabatta bun. The muffuletta features layers of mortadella, ham, provolone, Genoa salami and house-made olive salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.-Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE GRANADA
1506 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1612; www.cafegranadanola.com
The sea scallop brochetta features flame-grilled scallops, cherry tomatoes, onions and bell peppers on a rosemary skewer. Fried goat cheese puffs are served over mango-ginger sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAMELLIA GRILL
626 S. Carrollton Ave., 309-2679; www.camelliagrill.net
Take a seat at the counter and enjoy diner food and service New Orleans-style. The chili-cheese omelet is a popular breakfast item. Order a slice of pecan pie warmed on the grill. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ 

CHINA ORCHID RESTAURANT
704 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com
The mango shrimp features Gulf shrimp and mango sauteed with broccoli, bell peppers and onion in spicy brown sauce. Empress chow mein tops crispy thin noodles with scallops, shrimp, chicken, beef and vegetables in brown sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CIRO'S COTE SUD
7918 Maple St., 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com
Blanquette de veau is braised veal simmered in broth with carrots, pearl onions and mushrooms and served with wild rice. Moules Provencale is a large bowl of steamed mussels served with pommes frites. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Checks. $$

COLD STONE CREAMERY
624 S. Carrollton Ave., 218-8900; www.coldstonecreamery.com
The Strawberry Blonde sundae is strawberry ice cream in a graham cracker pie crust with strawberries, caramel and whipped topping. A Cheesecake Named Desire combines yellow cake, cheesecake ice cream and raspberry filling. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COOTER BROWN'S TAVERN
509 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com
The tavern serves raw oysters and a wide array of domestic and imported beers. The Radiators special sandwich includes shrimp, oysters and a combination of cheeses on French bread. Breaded mozzarella sticks are served with marinara sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COWBELL
8801 Oak St., 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com
Chef Brack May serves gourmet comfort food at Cowbell. Grilled skirt steak is served with black bean sauce, roasted plantains and Fidel's mango salsa. The organic grilled chicken is marinated in lime and served with avocado salsa, fresh flower tortillas and El Chingon beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

CREPES A LA CART
1039 Broadway St., 866-2362; www.crepecaterer.com
The chicken cordon bleu crepe is filled with chicken, ham, Swiss cheese, white asparagus and hollandaise. The raspberry melba crepe combines raspberries, angel food cake, orange marmalade and cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

DANTE'S KITCHEN
736 Dante St., 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com
House-made boudin rouge is served with a roasted garlic cracker, sauteed bell pepper, pickled watermelon and black pepper bourbon mustard. Chicken roasted under a brick is maple-glazed, topped with a fried farm egg and served on a potato and bacon hash cake. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

DOORS UPTOWN PIZZA
7537 Maple St., 861-0040; www.doorsuptownpizza.com
The Carnivore pizza is topped with pepperoni, bacon, alligator sausage, ham and Italian sausage. Baked chicken wings are smothered in spicy barbecue sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

THE DOUGH BOWL
1039 Broadway St., 861-2200 The Greek Freak pizza is topped with white garlic sauce, spinach, tomatoes, Greek olives and feta. The People's burger smothers a half-pound of Angus beef beneath provolone and Swiss cheese, bacon and sauteed mushrooms and onions. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

DUNBAR'S CREOLE COOKING
Loyola University, Broadway Activities Center, 501 Pine St., 861-5451 Order fried chicken with sides like smothered greens, red beans, corn bread or potato salad. The dark-roux gumbo is loaded with sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., early dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

FAT HEN GROCERY
7457 St. Charles Ave., 266-2921 www.fathengrill.com
See Fat Hen Grill in Harahan section for restaurant description.

FELIPE'S TAQUERIA
6215 S. Miro St., 309-2776; www.felipestaqueria.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

FRESCO CAFE AND PIZZERIA
7625 Maple St., 862-6363; www.frescocafe.us
The chicken portobello roll combines grilled chicken, portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, mozzarella, spinach and feta in creamy red pepper sauce. The cranberry walnut chicken salad is served in a pita wrap or on a bed of greens. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

HAAGEN-DAZS
Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., phone n.a.; www.haagen-dazs.com
See Warehouse District section for restaurant description.

HANA JAPANESE RESTAURANT
8116 Hampson St., 865-1634 Tuna tataki presents seared rare tuna with vinaigrette, tobiko and vegetables. The escolar special roll features crawfish wrapped with seared white tuna, green onions and fish roe, topped with eel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JACQUES-IMO'S CAFE
8324 Oak St., 861-0886; www.jacquesimoscafe.com
Chef/proprietor Jacques Leonardi's cafe offers creative takes on Creole dishes, a boisterous bar and colorful folk-artsy decor. "Godzilla" is a fried soft-shell crab mounted on top of fried green tomatoes and eggplant and served with remoulade. The carpetbagger steak is a 10-oz. filet topped with poached oysters and tasso hollandaise. Reservations required for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

JAMILA'S MEDITERRANEAN TUNISIAN CUISINE
7808 Maple St., 866-4366 Tagine of lamb is baked in a terracotta dish and served with saffron basmati rice. The whole red snapper with garlic and onion chutney is served over vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAZMINE CAFE
614 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9301; www.jazminecafe.com
Vietnamese shrimp salad is served with a side of fish sauce vinaigrette. The baked sesame plate features grilled sirloin cubes served with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, pickles and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

KUPCAKE FACTORY
6233 S. Claiborne Ave., 267-3328; www.thekupcakefactory.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

LA DIVINA GELATERIA
Loyola University, Carrollton Residence Hall, 258-2115; www.ladivinagelateria.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

LA MACARENA PUPUSERIA AND LATIN CAFE
8120 Hampson St., 862-5252; www.pupusasneworleans.com
La Macarena serves Salvadoran pupusas and an array of Latin dishes. The house guacamole is made with organic avocados and lime juice and served with corn chips. Flounder Manny features pan-seared Mayan-spiced Nordic flounder topped with Spanish garlic shrimp and served with yellow rice and tropical salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LA MADELEINE
601 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8662; www.lamadeleine.com
The chicken Parisian sandwich combines bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and mayo and is served with chips, pasta or a Caesar salad. Chicken pesto bowtie pasta is topped with tomato, Parmesan cheese and pesto cream sauce and served with a breadstick. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LEBANON'S CAFE
1500 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-6200; www.lebanonscafe.com
Lebanon's Cafe serves Middle Eastern dishes in a casual atmosphere. Grilled rosemary lamb chops are served with hummus and salad. Chicken shawarma comes with hummus and rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LITTLE TOKYO SMALL PLATES & NOODLE BAR
1340 S. Carrollton Ave, 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com
Focusing on small plates and a casual karaoke-friendly ambience, this tavern serves an array of Japanese favorites, including sushi and sashimi. The ton kotsu ramen can be customized with toppings and the level of spicy heat. Pan-fried gyoza dumplings are filled with vegetables and pork. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN UPTOWN
615 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-5900; www.lpkuptown.com
The shrimp wrap features grilled or fried shrimp and mixed greens, chili aioli and Roma tomatoes. The brownie pie includes a brownie, vanilla ice cream, pecans and chocolate syrup. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

MAPLE STREET CAFE
7623 Maple St. 314-9003; www.maplestreetcafenola.com
Soft-shell crab is served with linguini pasta and is covered in crawfish cream. Veal shank osso buco comes with vegetables and angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MAPLE STREET PATISSERIE
7638 Maple St., 304-1526This quaint cafe bakes its own pastries and offers a small lunch menu. Specialty cakes include a black and white cake with buttercream and ganache. Belgian waffles and a variety of breads are made from scratch every day. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MONA'S CAFE
1120 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8175See Faubourg Marigny section for restaurant description.

NAKED PIZZA
6307 S. Miro St., 865-0244; www.nakedpizza.biz
The Super Biotic pizza features Naked Pizza's probiotic crust topped with artichoke, spinach, bell pepper, mushroom, garlic, onion and cilantro. The Smokehouse is topped with hickory-smoked barbecue sauce, onions and chicken. All pizzas are available with gluten-free crust. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEW YORK DELI & PO-BOY
1200 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-9033 Formerly Curry Corner, this eatery serves Indian dishes and deli sandwiches. Thai green curry with vegetables is prepared with coconut cream. The chicken panini features sauteed chicken breast, fresh cut provolone, pesto and red onion. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Whether your dining party wants ribs, burgers or salads, everyone will find something they love at O'Henry's Food & Spirits. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Whether your dining party wants ribs, burgers or salads, everyone will find something they love at O'Henry's Food & Spirits.

O'HENRY'S FOOD & SPIRITS
632 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9741; www.ohenrys.com
The grilled New York "birthday" strip steak comes with your choice of two sides. Crawfish Monica pasta features sauteed crawfish tails tossed in penne pasta with cream sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

OAK
8118 Oak St., 302-1485; www.oaknola.com
Corn tortillas cradle Gulf shrimp, pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

OAK STREET CAFE
8140 Oak St., 866-8710; www.oakstreetcafe.com
The Florentine scramble combines three eggs, spinach, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, mushrooms, mozzarella and feta and is served with grits or potatoes and a biscuit or toast. The crawfish Boudreau Benedict rests poached eggs atop a country biscuit with Roma tomatoes, grilled bell peppers and white onions with hollandaise and Louisiana crawfish tails and is served with grits or smothered potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www.one-sl.com
 Cochon de lait is roasted in-house and served with stone-ground grits, sweet red cabbage and pork cracklings. Char-grilled oysters are topped with Roquefort cheese and red wine vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Ursuline Academy students look to Pepperoni's Cafe for brain food —a fully loaded pizza and a salad. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Ursuline Academy students look to Pepperoni's Cafe for brain food —a fully loaded pizza and a salad.

PEPPERONI'S CAFE
8123 Hampson St., 865-0336; www.pepperoniscafe.com
Bananas Foster sauce fills crusty, puffy bread in an original version of French toast. The huevos rancheros features two fried eggs served over corn torillas and topped with black beans, sour cream, Spanish guacamole and ranchera sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PURE YOGURT CULTURE
 8108 Hampson St., 864-8108Original Pure Tart is a custom blend of non-fat, all-natural, kosher-certified yogurt that tastes like Creole cream cheese. The Who Dat "mystery" flavor is a custom blend with freshly ground taro root. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

REFUEL COFFEE AND NOSH
8124 Hampson St., 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com
Huevos rancheros feature a corn tortilla with melted cheese, black beans, two eggs over-easy; avocado, crema and pico de gallo. A BLT includes goat cheese, bacon, spinach and tomato on seven-grain bread and is grilled and served hot. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

RICCOBONO'S PANOLA STREET CAFE
7801 Panola St., 314-1810The Mediterranean omelet is made with sauteed onions, tomatoes, creamed spinach and artichoke hearts and topped with melted mozzarella and feta cheese. The eggs Benedict can be reworked with crab cakes or served Pontchartrain-style with crawfish. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

ROMAN PIZZA
7329 Cohn St., 866-1166The spinach pizza features a garlic butter-brushed pie with mozzarella, feta, spinach and vegetables. The Roman is topped with pepperoni, salami, ham, black olives and onions. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

RUE DE LA COURSE
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-4343The coffeeshop serves an array of specialty coffee drinks, baked goods and sandwiches. The Mediterranean sandwich features tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese and prosciutto with balsamic vinaigrette. The Sicilian salad combines baby greens, prosciutto, mortadella, Genoa salami, provolone cheese, croutons, olive salad, Parmesan and vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

SALTWATER GRILL
710 S. Carrollton Ave., 324-6640; www.saltwatergrillnola.com
The Saltwater Grill serves seafood platters of shrimp, oysters or catfish with cocktail sauce, tartar sauce and a choice of two side items. Riverbend chicken features marinated and grilled chicken breast topped with sauteed portobello mushrooms and crawfish tails, with garlic mashed potatoes on the side. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SARA'S RESTAURANT
724 Dublin St., 861-0565; www.sarasrestaurant.com
Sara's combines Creole and Asian cuisines. Seared scallops are topped with honey glaze. Crab and cream salsa accompany the grilled pepper-crusted pork chop. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

SQUEAL BAR-B-Q
8400 Oak St., 302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com
Black-eyed peas, bacon and andouille sausage fill egg rolls. Smoked pork cakes are porcine takes on crab cakes, with lightly breaded pulled pork topped with chili sour cream and salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TARTINE
7217 Perrier St., 866-4860; www.tartineneworleans.com
This quaint French-style neighborhood cafe serves pork rillette with a toasted baguette, onion marmalade and cornichons. Tuna nicoise salad is topped with olives, potatoes, boiled eggs, hearts of palm, roasted tomatoes, anchovies and vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TED'S FROSTOP
3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615The Lotto burger is a 5-oz. patty served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and Frostop's secret sauce. Try the house-made root beer with an order of waffle fries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

VINCENT'S ITALIAN CUISINE
7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com
This traditional restaurant serves Italian and Creole favorites. Veal canneloni with pureed spinach is the house specialty at this restaurant. Other favorite dishes include the corn and crabmeat bisque and the osso buco. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Z'OTZ COFFEEHOUSE
8210 Oak St., 861-2224; www.zotzcafe.com
This bohemian coffeehouse serves chai and organic fair trade coffees as well as a wide variety of teas. The cafe's light fare includes croissants and vegan pastries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $




BYWATER | CBD | CARROLLTON/UNIVERSITY | CITYWIDE
EASTERN NEW ORLEANS/CHALMETTE | FAUBOURG MARIGNY | FRENCH QUARTER
GENTILLY/LAKEFRONT | HARAHAN/JEFFERSON/RIVER RIDGE | KENNER
LAKEVIEW | METAIRIE | MID-CITY/TREME | NORTHSHORE
UPTOWN | WAREHOUSE DISTRICT | WESTBANK

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