A pioneer of New Orleans' craft cocktail movement, Cure is still one of the best places to try something new. Dress up — even if it's just a little bit — and you'll fit in; it's a lively but not college-raucous crowd. Try a classic cocktail or let one of the skilled bartenders make something tailored to your palate. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sun.
The craft cocktail lounge offers a small menu including roasted asparagus salad with shiitake mushrooms, a farm egg and micro greens. Goat cheese ravioli are served with sunflower pesto, Parmesan and grape tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$