A tin ceiling and black-and-white checkered floors are holdovers in a newly renovated space with a new contemporary bar, high-boy tables and a char-grill station for oysters. The hurricane is the most popular drink, and here it's made with fresh passion fruit juice. The food menu also received a facelift and standards like Desire's shrimp and grits and gumbo are joined by new dishes such as crawfish cheesecake with red pepper aioli. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Firecracker oysters come with chili cream, corn maque choux and green tomato chow-chow. Bayou Benedict features poached eggs, fried green tomatoes and crawfish hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$