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Fall Restaurant Guide 2012: French Quarter

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5FIFTY5
New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., (504) 553-5638; www.555canal.com
Lightly fried crab cakes are topped with succotash and charred tomato vinaigrette. The 20-ounce cowboy rib-eye is grilled, drizzled with house barbecue sauce and served with caramelized onion and goat cheese polenta. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ACME OYSTER & SEAFOOD HOUSE
724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; www.acmeoysterhouse.com
The New Orleans medley includes samples of gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and grilled smoked sausage. The Peacemaker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with Tabasco-infused mayo. Reservation policy varies by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ALIBI BAR AND GRILL
811 Iberville St., (504) 522-9187; www.alibineworleans.com
Alibi Killer Fries top a pound of fries with chili, cheddar, mozzarella, jalapenos, onions, salsa and sour cream. The shrimp plate features fried jumbo shrimp served with fries and toast points. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ANGELI ON DECATUR
1141 Decatur St., (504) 566-0077; www.angelirestaurant.webs.com
Mystical pizza is made with garlic herb sauce, mozzarella, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, roasted red peppers and bacon. The Italian Feast sandwich is served with salad, potato chips or pasta salad and contains mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, genoa salami, red onions, lettuce and tomato. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ANTOINE'S ANNEX
513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com
The roasted turkey on pistolette combines oven-roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, Creole tomato, cucumbers, romaine and garlic aioli. Chicken salad is made with roasted chicken, Fuji apples, celery, Creole mustard and mayonnaise, dressed with butter lettuce and Creole tomato and served on a croissant. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ANTOINE'S RESTAURANT
713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www.antoines.com
A French-Creole fine dining institution since it opened in 1840, Antoine's kitchen created such classic dishes as oysters Rockefeller, featuring baked oysters on the half shell topped with chopped greens. Antoine's also is the birthplace of eggs Sardou, poached eggs over steamed artichoke bottoms with hollandaise. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ARNAUD'S RESTAURANT
813 Bienville St., (504) 523-5433; www.arnaudsrestaurant.com
Shrimp Arnaud features Gulf shrimp coated with the restaurant's signature tangy remoulade. Duck breasts are served medium-rare with blueberry-infused port wine sauce and marinated blueberries. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ATTIKI BAR & GRILL
230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com
Tomato Buffala tops baked tomatoes and mozzarella with basil and olive oil and is a popular dish at this hookah and martini lounge. Filet mignon is grilled, topped with creamy mushroom sauce and served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

BAYONA
430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www.bayona.com
Chef Susan Spicer's flagship restaurant incorporates many global dishes and accents. Pastrami-spiced Kobe beef comes with fingerling potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts and smoked onion jam. Veal sweetbreads are served with sherry mustard or lemon-caper butter. Reservations required. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BENNACHIN
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-1230; www.bennachinrestaurant.com
The restaurant's namesake dish is a plate of African jambalaya or jollof rice (chicken and rice) served with sauteed spinach. Kone ni Makondo is a stew made with black-eyed peas, onions and tomatoes and comes with sides of fried plantains and coconut rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BISTREAUX
1001 Toulouse St., (504) 522-8800; www.bistroneworleans.com
Italian macaroni is tossed in a Monterey jack, smoked Gouda and Parmesan cheese sauce and drizzled with truffle oil. Gumbo brims with chicken and andouille and is served with Jazzmen rice. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BOMBAY CLUB
830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com
The Bombay filet features a center-cut filet drizzled with English Stilton glacage on chive mashed potatoes with red-wine reduction. Flash-fried Asian calamari is tossed in sweet chili sauce and served with sambal-lime sour cream. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BOURBON HOUSE
144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com
The plateaux de fruits de mer is a platter featuring a selection of raw oysters on the half-shell, boiled Gulf shrimp, mussels, marinated crab fingers, seasonal seafood salads and local caviar. Redfish on the half-shell is served with new potatoes and glazed red onions and topped with lemon butter. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BRENNAN'S RESTAURANT
417 Royal St., (504) 525-9711; www.brennansneworleans.com
Veal Shawn is sauteed baby veal topped with poached eggs and hollandaise. Trout Nancy is topped with lump crabmeat, capers and lemon-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BROUSSARD'S RESTAURANT
819 Conti St., (504) 581-3866; www.broussards.com
The charcuterie plate includes house-made pates, terrines, sausages, cured meats, mango-apple chutney, Dijon mustard and garlic croutons. A 10-ounce Berkshire pork chop is rubbed with caraway and ancho chili spice and grilled and served with Calvados-flamed apples, smoked red pepper sauce, Louisiana molasses and horseradish-mustard sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO
.429 Decatur St., (504) 522-5800; www.bubbagump.com
Hush pups are deep-fried seafood cakes made with shrimp, mahi-mahi, rice and corn and come with remoulade. Shrimp New Orleans are shrimp broiled in butter garlic and spices and served over rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE 91
91 French Market Place, (504) 596-2022 Chicken Parmesan features Italian-seasoned chicken over pasta with red gravy. Potatoes and peppers is a popular side item. Delivery available. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

CAFE AMELIE912 Royal St., (504) 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com

Jumbo Gulf shrimp and grits is served with corn and local andouille maque choux. The spiced lamb shank from Two Run Farms is slow-cooked and served with local root vegetables and lamb jus over Old Mill grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE BEIGNET
311 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2611; 334 B Royal St., (504) 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com
Gumbo brims with chicken and sausage and is served with rice and French bread. The Royal Croissant layers Louisiana ham and white cheddar on a toasted croissant dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and honey mustard. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

CAFE ENVIE
1241 Decatur St., (504) 524-3689; www.cafeenvienola.com
 The spinach and feta wrap bundles a two-egg omelet with sauteed mushrooms, onions and spinach in a tomato tortilla. Breakfast in a go-cup combines two scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, grits, sausage and gravy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE FLEUR-DE-LIS
307 Chartres St., (504) 529-9641The fleur de lis omelet combines crawfish tails, pepper Jack cheese, bell peppers and onions and is topped with Cajun crawfish sauce. Eggs Benedict features a large biscuit topped with sliced ham, poached eggs and hollandaise with a side of hash browns. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE GIOVANNI
117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni.com
Spaghetti carbonara is served with peas, pancetta and caramelized onions in three-cheese cream sauce. Shrimp and duck Decatur features grilled shrimp and marinated Cajun duck breast in a spicy tasso and mushroom sauce served with vegetable orzo. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE MASPERO 
601 Decatur St., (504) 523-6250; www.cafemaspero.com
 This casual eatery serves many Creole favorites. Red beans and rice come with sausage. The muffuletta features layers of ham, salami, pastrami, Swiss cheese and olive salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Chef Phillippe Andreani serves lobster ravioli at Cafe Opera.
  • Chef Phillippe Andreani serves lobster ravioli at Cafe Opera.

CAFE OPERA
541 Bourbon St., (504) 648-2331; www.innonbourbon.com
New Orleans bouillabaisse combines crawfish, sea scallops, oysters and shrimp in spicy Cajun broth and comes with rouille croutons and steamed potatoes. Roasted lamb chops are coated with goat cheese and persillade crumbs and served with rosemary reduction, potato gratin and ratatouille. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE PONTALBA
 546 St. Peter St., (504) 522-1180The Cajun combination features red beans and rice with smoked sausage, jambalaya and a cup of gumbo. Ragin' Cajun pasta includes shrimp, crawfish and andouille in spicy cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE SOULE
720 St. Louis St., (504) 304-4636; www.cafesoule.com
Salad crevette features sauteed Louisiana shrimp, carrots, red onions and julienne peppers on spring greens. The crepe de fraises et creme is filled with sliced strawberries and creme anglaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

CAMELLIA GRILL 
540 Chartres St., (504) 522-1800See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

CENTRAL GROCERY
 923 Decatur St., (504) 523-1620; www.centralgroceryneworleans.com
This Italian grocery serves its famous muffuletta on a half or whole loaf. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHECKERED  PARROT
 132 Royal St., (504) 592-1270; www.checkeredparrot.com
 Steak or chicken fajitas come with sauteed onions and green peppers, tomato, lettuce and flour tortillas. Po-boy options include oysters, shrimp, roast beef or turkey. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CLOVER GRILL 
900 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1010; www.clovergrill.com
This retro-styled diner serves a lively crowd late into the night. The open-faced biscuit comes smothered in country gravy. Battered chicken-fried steak comes with two eggs, toast and hash browns or grits. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

COOP'S PLACE 
1109 Decatur St., (504) 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net
 Hearty rabbit and sausage jambalaya is kicked up to "supreme" with the addition of shrimp, tasso and crawfish tails. Smoked duck quesadillas are topped with orange marmalade. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

COPPER MONKEY BAR & GRILL
725 Conti St., (504) 527-0869 The peanut butter burger is a half-pound sirloin patty served with a side of fries. The filet mignon comes with mashed potatoes or fries and a house or Caesar salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

CORNER OYSTER BAR
500 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2999; www.corneroysterhouse.com
The crawfish and chicken Homerun is a chicken breast topped with crawfish, mushrooms and peppers and comes over rice. Crawfish and crab cake Pontchartrain features crab cakes and crawfish topped with crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce served over pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

COUNTRY FLAME
620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138The ropa viejo is a traditional Cuban version of stewed shredded beef over rice. The classic Cuban pressed sandwich features ham, roasted pork and cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COURT OF TWO SISTERS
613 Royal St., (504) 522-7261; www.courtoftwosisters.com
 Fried oysters Rockefeller features corn-fried Louisiana oysters served over baked Herbsaint creamed spinach with chopped bacon and bearnaise. The veal Oscar tops veal cutlets with asparagus, sauteed lump crabmeat and tasso hollandaise and comes with mashed new potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$

CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE
527 Decatur St., (504) 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com
The seafood cheesecake is made with crawfish, shrimp and imported cheeses and topped with Louisiana crabmeat, jumbo shrimp and roasted red pepper mayo. Gulf grouper is served with naan bread, avocado, tomato, carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, cabbage, poblano peppers, mango mayo and sweet potato fries. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

At the Hotel Monteleone, Criollo Restaurant serves swordfish with coconut crustacean sauce and saffron asparagus risotto.
  • At the Hotel Monteleone, Criollo Restaurant serves swordfish with coconut crustacean sauce and saffron asparagus risotto.

CRIOLLO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola.com
The menu includes chilled Gulf shrimp, blue crab and avocado with spicy tomato coulis and herb oil. Perdido Pass snapper is served with orange and fennel slaw and topped with jumbo lump crabmeat. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CROISSANT D'OR
617 Ursulines Ave., (504) 524-4663; www.croissantdornola.com
Almond croissants are buttery, flaky pastries filled with almond paste and topped with almond slices. The broccoli and ham bechamel is a warm sandwich with bechamel sauce and melted cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

DAISY DUKES 
121 Chartres St., (504) 561-5171; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com
 The New Orleans sampler includes etouffee, a cup of gumbo, red beans and rice, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. The Cajun omelet combines cheese, hot sausage, tomatoes, onion, parsley, paprika and cracked pepper and is served with hash browns or grits and toast or a biscuit. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

DEANIE'S SEAFOOD 
841 Iberville St., (504) 581-1316; www.deanies.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DEJA VU  RESTAURANT & BAR
 400 Dauphine St., (504) 523-1931; www.dejavunola.com
 The seafood platter features fried catfish, shrimp, oysters and crawfish. Half-pound char-grilled burgers are topped with two strips of bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

DESIRE BISTRO & OYSTER BAR
300 Bourbon St., (504) 586-0300; www.sonesta.-com/royalneworleansShrimp and grits are made with tasso and topped with spicy cream sauce. The restaurant's signature oysters Desire are char-broiled with garlic butter and Parmesan. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DICKIE BRENNAN'S STEAKHOUSE
716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467; www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com
The house filet is an 8-ounce steak served with creamed spinach, Pontalba potatoes, fried oysters and bearnaise. The 14-ounce barbecued rib-eye is grilled over an open flame, topped with Abita beer barbecue shrimp and served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

EAT NEW ORLEANS
900 Dumaine St., (504) 522-7222; www.eatnola.com
 Chicken and dumplings fills a cast-iron pan with three biscuits in vegetable cream sauce with chicken. The hogshead cheese appetizer comes with house-made hot sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat., lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

EL GATO NEGRO
81 French Market Place, (504) 525-9752; www.elgatonegronola.com
Guacamole is prepared tableside with two avocados, pico de gallo, lime and sea salt, and jalapeno peppers are optional. The mixed grill is a Mexican surf-and-turf platter combining New York strip, jumbo shrimp, pork loin, mixed vegetables and chimichurri. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FELIPE'S TAQUERIA
301 N. Peters St., (504) 267-4406; www.felipestaqueria.com
The chimichanga is a deep-fried burrito filled with a choice of meat, beans, rice, pico de gallo and vegetables and is topped with queso dip. Fish tacos are double corn tortillas filled with fried fish, pickled cabbage, pico de gallo and seafood sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FELIX'S RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR
739 Iberville St., (504) 522-4440; www.felixs.com
The bayou platter sampler features red beans, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. The eggplant Napoleon features sliced eggplant layered with shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FIORELLA'S CAFE
1136 Decatur St., (504) 553-2155This casual eatery off the French Market is known for chicken fried to order. The red beans and rice come with smoked sausage or a fried or grilled pork chop. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

FRANK'S RESTAURANT
933 Decatur St., (504) 525-1602; www.franks- restaurantneworleans.com
Shrimp and crawfish Gagliano features seafood tossed with garlic, green onions and fresh basil over angel hair pasta. The veal Marsala is veal sauteed with mushrooms and wine and served with pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH MARKET RESTAURANT
1001 Decatur St., (504) 525-7879; www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com
Char-broiled oysters are topped with white wine-garlic-butter sauce. Traditional New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp is a favorite. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GW FINS
808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467; www.gwfins.com
Parmesan-crusted flounder is served with jumbo lump crabmeat and asparagus. Lobster dumplings are served with fennel and tomato concasse and lobster butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

GALATOIRE'S RESTAURANT
209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021; www.galatoires.com
Poisson meuniere amandine is a crispy fried Gulf fish topped with toasted almonds and meuniere butter. The Galatoire goute is a cold seafood sampler featuring signature items like shrimp remoulade, crabmeat maison and oysters en brochette. Jackets required at dinner and on Sunday. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

GALVEZ RESTAURANT
914 N. Peters St., (504) 595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant.com
Bouillabaise de mariscos Espanol is a seafood stew made with clams, mussels, scallops, fish, shrimp and calamari in seafood and tomato broth with fried leeks on top. Paella Valenciana features saffron arborio rice cooked with mussels, shrimp, chorizo, chicken and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE GREEN GODDESS
307 Exchange Alley, (504) 301-3347; www.greengoddessnola.com
An arborio and black rice cake is topped with cold sweet chili Lafitte crab salad and surrounded by duck broth. The Green Goddess' sno-ball lineup features an absinthe and lime juice sno-ball. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

GUMBO SHOP
630 St. Peter St., (504) 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com
Chicken espagnole features a half chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic and is served over rice with a side of vegetables. Crawfish etouffee is made with crawfish tails simmered in a spicy sauce of onions, bell peppers, celery, garlic and wine. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GUSTO
The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, (504) 581-5400; www.thetheatres.com
The chef's platter includes zucchini agrodolce, marinated olives, hummus, tzatziki and herbed feta. The Spanish muffaletta is made with serrano ham, chorizo and manchego cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HAAGEN-DAZS
Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., (504) 378-2624; www.haagendazs.com
The vanilla bean espresso sundae features espresso-swirled vanilla ice cream topped with espresso syrup and whipped cream. The brownies a la mode sundae is topped with hot fudge and caramel. No reservations. Open daily. Credit cards. $

HARD ROCK CAFE
418 N. Peters St., (504) 529-5617; www.hardrock.com
The Legendary burger is a 10-ounce patty topped with bacon, cheddar, an onion ring, lettuce, tomato and pickles. The Haystack chicken salad combines mixed greens, carrots, corn, pico de gallo, pecans and shredded cheddar topped with fried chicken and ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HOTEL MOTELEONE CAROUSEL BAR AND LOUNGE
214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com
The Meanie Paninis are a trio of small sandwiches featuring proscuitto, Parma ham and olive tapenade. Crawfish beignets are topped with remoulade. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

HOUSE OF BLUES
225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com
The Voodoo shrimp features jumbo shrimp simmered in amber beer reduction served on jalapeno corn bread. Shrimp and grits features pan-seared jumbo shrimp in chipotle-garlic cream sauce over a crispy fried grit cake with teardrop tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

IRENE'S CUISINE
539 St. Philip St., (504) 529-8811 The signature baked oysters Irene are topped with Italian cheeses and pancetta. The lamb a la Provence features seared chops with rosemary-wine demi-glace. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Chef Ian Schnoebelen and Laurie Casabonne serve bruschetta at Iris.
  • Chef Ian Schnoebelen and Laurie Casabonne serve bruschetta at Iris.

IRIS
321 N. Peters St., (504) 299-3944; www.irisneworleans.com
Butternut squash soup is made with red pepper coulis. A grilled half chicken is served with smashed red potatoes, roasted peppers, preserved lemon and garlic-herb sofrito. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ITALIAN BARREL
430 Barracks St., (504) 569-0198; www.italianbarrel.com
Porcini and truffle ravioli are served with white wine cream sauce and a drizzle of truffled olive oil. The osso buco is a baked 16-ounce veal shank served with red sauce and polenta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$

JAGER HAUS GERMAN RESTAURANT & BAR
833 Conti St., (504) 525-9200; www.jager-haus.com
Sauteed veal cutlets in porcini mushroom and veal demi-glace come with spaetzle dumplings and lingonberry sauce. Oktoberfest meatloaf is made from ground beef, pork, applewood-smoked bacon and pork belly, topped with mushroom demi-glace and served with a choice of potato salad, spaetzle, red cabbage or sauerkraut. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JOHNNY'S PO-BOYS
511 St. Louis St., (504) 525-8037; www.johnnyspoboys.com
Johnny's offers a long list of classic and original po-boys. The seafood muffuletta includes fried catfish, shrimp and oysters. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

K-PAUL'S LOUISIANA KITCHEN
416 Chartres St., (504) 596-2530; www.kpauls.com
Fried oysters Pernod are deep-fried Gulf oysters with Pernod cream sauce and jalapeno toast points. Pork chops are stuffed with ricotta, Asiago, mozzarella and basil, then blackened in the familiar K-Paul's style and finished with marchands de vin. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

KILLER POBOYS
811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys.com
Located inside the Erin Rose bar, Killer Poboys serves a short and changing list of gourmet po-boys. Dark and Stormy pork is made with pork shoulder slowly braised in ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with garlic mayo and lime cabbage slaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $

LA BOUCHERIE COFFEEHOUSE & CAFE
335 Chartres St., (504) 324-6656Traditional Cobb salad features tomatoes, egg, avocado and chicken. Oven-roasted turkey and hummus are topped with spinach, tomatoes, avocado and ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

LA DIVINA GELATERIA
621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

LANDRY'S
400 N. Peters St., (504) 558-0038; www.landrysseafood.com
Acadiana green tomatoes are fried and topped with crawfish and andouille cream sauce. Pimento cheese grits and asparagus accompany broiled crab cakes drizzled with Creole mustard sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

LE BAYOU RESTAURANT
208 Bourbon St., (504) 525-4755; www.lebayourestaurant.com
Alligator meat is marinated and deep-fried and served in a po-boy. The shrimp and grits Napoleon adds fried green tomatoes and creamy bourbon sauce to the traditional dish. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

LOUISIANA BISTRO
337 Dauphine St., (504) 525-3335; www.louisianabistro.net
For an appetizer, Louisiana blue crab is served with asparagus and lemon-pepper aioli. The seafood courtbouillon is a traditional Louisiana seafood stew. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN
95 French Market Place, (504) 522-9500; www.louisianapizzakitchen.com
Lobster ravioli are served with spinach, Parmesan, grilled asparagus and cream sauce. The Pig is a sandwich of cochon de lait, ham, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Creole mayo on house-made focaccia bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MAGNOLIA GRILL
1122 Decatur St., (504) 566-6003; www.magnoliagrillofnola.com
The seafood omelet is filled with crawfish, shrimp, onions and tomatoes. Grilled sirloin is served with garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed green beans. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE MARKET CAFE
1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com
The muffuletta combines ham, salami, mortadella, provolone and olive salad and is served warm. The Taste of New Orleans platter includes gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MAXIMO'S ITALIAN GRILL
1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www.maximosgrill.com
Osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. The fish of the day is pan-sauteed in habanero-infused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MEALS FROM THE HEART CAFE
1100 N. Peters St., Suite 13, (504) 525-1953; www.mealsfromtheheartllc.com
Black bean soup with avocado and brown rice is organic, vegan and gluten free. Crab cakes are served over spring mix or they can fill a po-boy. Credit cards. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

MEAUXBAR BISTRO
942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com
Sauteed Louisiana frogs' legs Provencale are served over saffron and fennel slaw with garlic beurre blanc. Classic bouillabaisse is loaded with sea bass, jumbo lump crabmeat, shrimp and mussels and served with rouille sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MENA'S PALACE RESTAURANT
200 Chartres St., (504) 525-0217; www.menaspalace.com
The house-made smoked tasso is featured in gumbo and red beans as well as an omelet at breakfast. The muffuletta combines ham, salami, mozzarella, Swiss cheese and house-made olive salad on French bread and is served warm. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MR. B'S BISTRO
201 Royal St., (504) 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com
The bacon-wrapped shrimp and grits entree features applewood-smoked bacon and jumbo Gulf shrimp with stone-ground yellow grits and red-eye gravy. Gumbo ya ya is made with chicken, andouille sausage and dark roux. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MONA LISA RESTAURANT
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-6746 The Mardi Gras linguine features andouille sausage, shrimp, and tomato cream sauce. Paneed eggplant Parmesan is topped with mozzarella, provolone and Parmesan cheeses and Creole red sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MONTREL'S BISTRO
1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747Louisiana crab cakes are served with crawfish cream sauce. The restaurant offers traditional-style crawfish etouffee. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MORTON'S THE STEAKHOUSE
1 Canal Place, 365 Canal St., (504) 566-0221; www.mortons.com/neworleans
Patrons can order center-cut filet mignon in 6-, 8-, or 12-ounce cuts. For dessert, Morton's Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake has a warm chocolate filling. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MURIEL'S JACKSON SQUARE
801 Chartres St., (504) 568-1885; www.muriels.com
Pecan-crusted puppy drum is served with roasted pecan and jumbo lump crabmeat relish and lemon-butter sauce. The double-cut pork chop is wood-grilled and topped with Louisiana sugar cane-apple glaze. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

NAPOLEON HOUSE BAR & CAFE
500 Chartres St., (504) 524-9752; www.napoleonhouse.com
Shrimp remoulade fills an avocado at the center of one salad. 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. $$

NOLA RESTAURANT
534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/nola-restaurant
Crispy smoked duck and mushroom boudin balls are served with tomato-bacon jam and Creole mustard aioli. The grilled pork chop is served with brown sugar glazed sweet potatoes, toasted pecans and caramelized onion reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

NOSH
219 Dauphine St., (504) 581-6674; www.nolanosh.com
The corned beef hash features house-cooked corned beef, hash browns and two eggs any style. Biscuits can be ordered with country-style sausage gravy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

OCEANA GRILL
739 Conti St., (504) 525-6002; www.oceanagrill.com
Eggs Melanzana feature fried eggplant rounds topped with ham, poached eggs, grilled tomato and hollandaise. Deep-fried crab cakes are served with crawfish cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

OLIVIER'S CREOLE RESTAURANT
204 Decatur St., (504) 525-7734; www.olivierscreole.com
The traditional Creole menu at Olivier's includes braised Creole rabbit with sage-oyster dressing. The eggplant Olivier appetizer features crawfish tails and andouille in basil-garlic sauce atop flash-fried eggplant slices. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE ORIGINAL PIERRE MASPERO'S
440 Chartres St., (504) 524-8990; www.pierremasperosrestaurant.com
Blackened chicken tops fettuccini with corn maque choux made with corn, peppers and tasso. Seafood-stuffed pistolettes feature creamy shrimp, crab and crawfish stuffing in Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ORLEANS GRAPEVINE WINE BAR AND BISTRO
720 Orleans Ave., (504) 523-1930; www.orleansgrapevine.com
Stuffed flounder is filled with Pontchartrain blue crabmeat and topped with crawfish tasso cream sauce. Herb-scented rack of lamb is served with brandy peppercorn demi-glace and truffled mashed potatoes. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

PALACE CAFE
 605 Canal St., (504) 523-1661; www.palacecafe.com
 Crabmeat cheesecake is baked in a pecan crust and topped with wild mushroom sauce and Creole meuniere. Andouille-crusted fish is pan roasted and served with Crystal beurre-blanc, chive aioli, rissole potatoes and a vegetable. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE
1204 Decatur St., (504) 525-0200; www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com
Oysters Bordelaise features fried oysters and either chasseur or green peppercorn sauce. For crawfish Nantua, crawfish tails are flamed in brandy cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

PERE ANTOINE
741 Royal St., (504) 581-4478; www.pereantoine.com
The peel-and-eat barbecue shrimp are served with house barbecue sauce. Oyster and artichoke soup is popular. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

PERESTROIKA AT PRAVDA
1113 Decatur St., (504) 581-1112Pravda prepares eastern European food such as borscht, served cold with sour cream, and sweet and savory house-made pickles. No reservations. Lunch Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PORT OF CALL
838 Esplanade Ave., (504) 523-0120; www.portofcallnola.com
Half-pound burgers are served with a baked potato. The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a baked potato, salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily and late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

QUARTER MASTER DELI
1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; www.quartermasterdeli.net
Thinly sliced, slow-roasted beef with gravy is served on French bread. House barbecue sauce coats the slow-cooked pork ribs. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

RALPH & KACOO'S
519 Toulouse St., (504) 522-5226; www.ralphandkacoos.com
The crabmeat Louie salad combines iceberg and romaine lettuces, hardboiled egg, red peppers, olives, purple onions and house-made seafood dressing. Catfish Cocodrie is a grilled or fried fillet topped with crawfish etouffee. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

RED FISH GRILL
115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com
Hickory-grilled redfish is served with tasso and wild mushroom Pontalba potatoes, sauteed Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce. The barbecue oysters feature six or 12 flash-fried P&J oysters tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce with house-made blue cheese dressing on the side. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

RESTAURANT R'EVOLTION
777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola.com
Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto's menu includes meat, seafood, house-made salumi, caviar tastings, terrines, pasta dishes and more. Death by Gumbo features andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail finished tableside with a ladle of gumbo on top. Gulf shrimp and grits "Villages de l'Est" tops stone-ground cheese grits with shrimp stir-fried with chilis and ginger. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RIB ROOM
621 St. Louis St., (504) 529-7046; www.ribroomneworleans.com
Prime rib (offered in 18-, 12- and 8-ounce cuts) is seasoned with sea salt, roasted with herbs and served au jus with salad and a baked potato. Chappapeela duck is served with duck jus and a choice of side dish. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ROUX ON ORLEANS
Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com/roux-on-orleans
A fried seafood platter includes catfish, shrimp and soft-shell crab, edamame salad, a baked potato and coleslaw. Crawfish fettuccine is topped with rich Champagne sauce. Roux's red beans and rice is served with alligator sausage. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ROYAL BLEND COFFEE & TEA HOUSE
621 Royal St., (504) 523-2716; www.royalblendcoffee.com
The Harvest salad combines dried cranberries, onion, feta cheese, pecans, tomatoes, roasted corn and honey-balsamic vinaigrette. The Executive club sandwich features turkey, ham, bacon, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, lettuce, tomato and honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SALT 'N' PEPPER
403 Iberville St., (504) 561-6070 Samosas are potato and vegetable fritters that come with salad and raita. Chicken tikka masala is spiced chicken in a mild creamy tomato sauce. Pepperoni pizza is available by the slice or whole pie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SEKISUI SAMURAI
239 Decatur St., (504) 525-9595; www.sekisuiusa.com
The Decatur roll is filled with crawfish, crunchy bits and cilantro and is topped with seared white tuna and garlic. The Ocean Pyramid features layers of avocado, tuna, salmon, yellowtail and various roe molded into a pyramid. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOBOU
310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095; www.sobounola.com
SoBou's creative dishes include duck debris and butternut squash beignets with foie gras fondue and chicory coffee ganache. The foie gras burger features seared Hudson Valley foie gras, a sunny side up yard egg, duck bacon and foie gras mayo on a caramelized onion brioche bun and it comes with a small Abita root beer and foie gras ice cream float. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOMETHIN' ELSE CAFE
620 Conti St., (504) 373-6439; www.somethinelsecafe.com
The shrimp burger is a patty of ground Gulf shrimp topped with pepper Jack cheese, avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato and house sauce and comes with Zapp's potato chips. The Vice po-boy features four fried boudin balls and is dressed with lettuce, tomato and house sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

STANLEY
547 St. Ann St., (504) 587-0093; www.stanleyrestaurant.com
Eggs Stanley features cornmeal-crusted oysters, poached eggs, Canadian bacon and Creole hollandaise on a toasted English muffin. The Korean barbecue roast beef po-boy features marinated roast beef, sweet and tangy Korean barbecue sauce, spicy Napa cabbage slaw and fresh cilantro on toasted French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

STAR STEAK & LOBSTER HOUSE
237 Decatur St., (504) 525-6151; www.starsteak.com
The Cajun filet mignon is an 8-ounce filet stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish tails and topped with red wine mushroom sauce. Redfish Amer is a blackened fillet topped with crawfish and mushroom cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ
Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 586-8777; www.steamboatnatchez.com
Blackened Paddlewheel pork loin is served with either Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter infused with Steen's cane syrup. Corn maque choux combines roasted corn with tomatoes, Creole spices, peppers and celery. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$

STELLA!
1032 Chartres St., (504) 587-0091; www.restaurantstella.com
Spanish octopus features pimenton aioli, jamon iberico de bellota, pine nuts and shaved radishes. Bone marrow-crusted beef tenderloin is made with black garlic, charcoal-roasted carrots, king oyster mushrooms and pommes Dauphine. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TUJAGUE' S RESTAURANT
823 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676; www.tujagues.com
Tujague's serves a traditional prixe fixe dinner menu and one of the entree options is its signature chicken bonne femme, which is pan-fried, seasoned with garlic and parsley and served with potatoes. Boiled brisket is served with Creole horseradish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

VACHERIE
Hotel Ste. Marie, 827 Toulouse St., (504) 207-4532; www.vacherierestaurant.com
A deep-fried Cornish hen is stuffed with boudin and served with braised collard greens. A pan-fried pimento cheese grits cake tops smothered greens seasoned with smoked pork belly. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$


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