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Fall Restaurant Guide 2013: Carrollton/Universities

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Babylon Cafe
7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; www.babyloncafe.biz
The turlu vegetable plate features mixed vegetables sauteed in olive oil, topped with melted feta and mozzarella cheese and served over rice. The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, kibbeh, hummus and rice served with either a kebab or chicken shawarma. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Basil Leaf
1438 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-9001; www.basilleafthai.com
Tempura-fried red snapper is served over Thai rice noodles with shrimp and vegetables in spicy cashew pesto sauce. A pair of fried soft-shell crabs is served over jasmine rice with red curry sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bayou Hot Wings
6221 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 865-9464; www.bayouhotwings.com
Fried Louisiana gator bites are made with seasoned alligator meat. Chipotle barbecue wings are seasoned, fried and tossed in smoked jalapeno sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Boucherie
8115 Jeannette St., (504) 862-5514; www.boucherie-nola.com
The blackened shrimp and grit cake is served with warm house-made bacon vinaigrette. Applewood-smoked scallops come with roasted baby squash, tarragon-roasted potatoes and sauce gribiche (cold egg sauce). Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Breads On Oak
8640 Oak St., (504) 324-8271; www.breadsonoak.com
The roasted eggplant sandwich is made with tomatoes, red peppers, local arugula and house-made walnut pesto on organic ciabatta. Herb pie is made with cashew "ricotta," sauteed onions and oven-roasted tomatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Brigtsen's Restaurant
723 Dante St., (504) 861-7610; www.brigtsens.com
Chef Frank Brigtsen offers contemporary Creole dishes. Paneed veal Parmesan is served with mozzarella and marinara over spaghetti bordelaise. Braised Two Run Farm free-range lamb shank is served with a lentil cake, rosemary mint jus, Asiago cheese grits and ratatouille. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Bruno's Tavern
7538 Maple St., (504) 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com
Fries are dusted with Creole seasoning and smothered in roast beef debris, pepper Jack and cheddar cheeses and horseradish cream sauce. The Black Jack chicken club features blackened chicken breast, bacon, pepper Jack cheese and fried onion rings on a toasted bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Freret
7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com
The Black and Blue Voodoo burger is a half-pound beef patty topped with melted blue cheese, bacon, sauteed mushrooms and onions, tomato, pickles and garlic mayonnaise on a toasted ciabatta bun. Brunch's Crabby Benedict features two poached eggs and house-made crab cakes on an English muffin topped with hollandaise and served with grits or hash browns. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.- Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Cafe Granada
1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1612; www.cafegranadanola.com
Seafood paella combines shrimp, mussels, clams, chicken, calamari and chorizo. Pulpo Galiciano is grilled Gulf octopus served with lemon, garlic, parsley and extra-virgin olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Camellia Grill
626 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-2679
The muffuletta is filled with corned beef, ham, Swiss cheese and olive salad. The Hickman's burger is a 6-ounce patty topped with melted Swiss and sauteed mushrooms and onions. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Chiba
8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola.com
The strawberry Satsuma roll features yellowtail, mango and jalapeno rolled with crunchy flakes and topped with scallops, strawberries and satsuma ponzu sauce and wasabi tobiko. Octopus ceviche is made with octopus, shrimp, crab, avocado, green and red onions, tobiko and citrus juice. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

China Orchid
702-704 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com
Sizzling black pepper beef is sauteed in brown sauce with onions and red and green peppers and served over rice. Lightly battered fried fish is topped with sweet-and-spicy sauce and served with steamed broccoli and shrimp fried rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Ciro's Cote Sud
7918 Maple St., (504) 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com
Cotes d'agneau grillees aux herbs de Provence is a grilled rack of lamb with Provencal herbs and vegetables. Les moules frites is a large bowl of steamed mussels served with fries and a choice of marinieres, curry, Provencal or blue cheese sauce. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Cash and checks. $$

Cold Stone Creamery
624 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 218-8900; www.coldstonecreamery.com
All Lovin' No Oven is cake batter ice cream with cookie dough, fudge and whipped cream. Watermelon is a refreshing sorbet flavor. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cooter Brown's Tavern
509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com
The Radiators special sandwich includes shrimp, oysters and a combination of cheeses on French bread. The Bayou Philly combines alligator sausage, shrimp, peppers, onions and pepper Jack and American cheeses on open-face French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cowbell
8801 Oak St., (504) 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com
The organic grilled chicken and malted waffle comes with house-made sausage gravy, maple syrup and locally grown country greens. The Uncle Warren burger is a free-range Cowbell burger topped with hot pastrami, Jarlsberg cheese, creamy slaw and hand-cut fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

Crepes A La Cart
1039 Broadway St., (504) 866-2362; www.crepecaterer.com
The rum raisin ice cream crepe is filled with rum, Chantilly cream, raisins, coconut, ice cream and whipped cream. Le Club is made with turkey, bacon, baby spinach, tomatoes and mozzarella. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

d'Juice
Patchworks Market, 8237 Oak St., (504) 324-9933; www.d-juice.com
It's Not Easy Being Green juice is a medley of kale, spinach, cucumber, green apple and bell pepper with frozen mango, peaches and bananas. Antioxidants Juice blends kale, spinach, beet, apple, carrot, orange and ginger. No reservations. Lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante St., (504) 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com
Whole roasted fish is prepared Myanmar style and paired with ginger, lemon grass, sugarcane broth and shiso-cilantro salad. At brunch, debris, poached eggs and demi-glace hollandaise top a buttermilk biscuit. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Dough Bowl
1039 Broadway St., (504) 861-2200
The supreme pizza is topped with green bell peppers, pepperoni, meatballs, mushrooms and red onion. New to the menu are barbecue items such as pulled pork and brisket served with house-made coleslaw on a brioche bun. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Felipe's Taqueria
6215 S. Miro St., (504) 309-2776; www.felipestaqueria.com
Nachos feature corn tortilla chips topped with melted Monterey Jack cheese, beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and lettuce. The chimichanga is a deep-fried burrito filled with a choice of meat, beans, rice, pico de gallo and vegetables and topped with queso. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Fresco Cafe & Pizzeria
7625 Maple St., (504) 862-6363; www.frescocafe.us
The Mediterranean burger is topped with mozzarella, feta, lettuce, tomato, red peppers, hummus and sun-dried tomato mayonnaise. The Fresco special pizza features mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions and house-made tomato sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

G.B.'S Patio Bar & Grill
8117 Maple St., (504) 861-0067
Grilled tuna can be ordered over salad or as an entree that comes with greens and a choice of side. The G.B. burger is an 8-ounce beef patty topped with bacon, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, barbecue sauce and jalapenos. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Hana Japanese Restaurant
8116 Hampson St., (504) 865-1634
Hana offers sushi, sashimi and an array of Japanese dishes. Gyoza are crescent-shaped pot-stickers stuffed with pork, vegetables and ginger, and shumai are round dumplings filled with shrimp and vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Jacques-Imo's Cafe
8324 Oak St., (504) 861-0886; www.jacques-imos.com
Blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat chili hollandaise and served with salad and a choice of two sides. Deep-fried eggplant is stuffed with P&J oysters, mussels, shrimp, salmon and redfish in Parmesan cream sauce and served with salad and two sides. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Jamila's Mediterranean Tunisian Cuisine
7808 Maple St., (504) 866-4366
Grilled lamb chops are served with merlot and port wine reduction, steamed asparagus and potatoes lyonnaise. Sauteed shrimp and mussels are made with fresh tarragon and seafood reduction over linguine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Jazmine Cafe
614 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9301
Spicy mango salad is made with julienne mango, jicama, cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, peanuts, fried shallots and sesame vinaigrette. Tamarind soup comes with a choice of shrimp, fish or tofu in tangy lemon grass broth with celery, pineapple, okra and tomato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux
7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www.kakkoii-nola.com
The crab Rangoon roll features crab, masago, scallions and cream cheese rolled together, tempura fried and served with Thai chili dipping sauce. The Big Easy roll is stuffed with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, snow crab, avocado and asparagus with wasabi roe on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun., late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Kupcake Factory
6233 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 267-3328; www.thekupcakefactory.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

La Divina Gelateria
Loyola University, Carrollton Residence Hall, (504) 258-2115; www.ladivinagelateria.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

La Macarena Pupuseria and Latin Cafe
8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; www.pupusasneworleans.com
This casual eatery specializes in El Salvadoran pupusas and offers dishes from an array of Latin cuisines. Stewed chicken and vegetables are served in Mayan red sauce and served over Saffron rice with salad. Tamales are filled with chicken, pork, vegetables or sweet corn. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Cash only. $$

La Madeleine
601 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8662; www.lamadeleine.com
Caesar salad comes with garlic croutons and can be topped with balsamic chicken. The traditional French croque monsieur is a hot sandwich combining ham, cheese and garlic cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Lebanon's Cafe
1500 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-6200; www.lebanonscafe.com
The lamb chop plate features six chops, hummus and salad. The chicken shawarma is marinated for two days in Middle Eastern spices, baked and served with hummus and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar
1340 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com
Egg noodles are simmered in pork bone soup and served with chopped green onions, bean sprouts, boiled egg, pork and a fish cake. Pork and onions features thin sliced pork cooked in ginger sauce and served over rice with a cup of miso soup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown
615 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-5900; www.louisianapizzakitchenuptown.com
Butternut squash ravioli are served with shrimp, scallions, red bell peppers, herb-butter cream sauce and Parmesan cheese. Cuban pizza is topped with pulled pork, coleslaw, barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese and pickles. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Maple Street Cafe
7623 Maple St., (504) 314-9003; www.maplestreetcafenola.com
Oysters amandine are fried oysters topped with almonds and white wine butter sauce. Duck Jameel is a boneless pepper-crusted duck breast served with blueberry Cognac sauce and comes with a side of vegetables and potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Maple Street Patisserie
7638 Maple St., (504) 304-1526; www.maplestreetpatisserie.com
This bakery makes breads, pastries, croissants and custom cakes. An apple strudel puff pastry is made with walnuts, raisins and fresh apple. The selection of European breads includes traditional Jewish rye. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mat & Naddie's
937 Leonidas St., (504) 861-9600; www.matandnaddies.com
Seared red snapper is served with asparagus, sweet potato pearls and grapefruit beurre blanc. The P&J fried oyster salad features baby greens tossed in green onion remoulade and topped with apple-smoked bacon, pickled fennel and onion. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mellow Mushroom
8827 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www.mellowmushroom.com
The Enlightened spinach salad has spinach, dried cherries, apples, house-made candied pecans and feta. Holy Shiitake pie is made with shiitake and portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, mozzarella and Montamore cheeses and drizzled with garlic aioli and black truffle oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Milk Bar
710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310
The Yam I Am vegetarian sandwich features pesto, roasted sweet potato, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion and spring mix tossed in balsamic vinaigrette on ciabatta. The Mediterranean lamb salad combines romaine lettuce, roasted red peppers, roasted eggplant, kalamata olives, feta, red onion, Roma tomatoes and warm lamb drizzled with mint vinaigrette. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Mona's Cafe
1120 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8175
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

Naked Pizza
6307 S. Miro St., (504) 865-0244; www.nakedpizza.biz
This pizzeria offers probiotic crusts. Glazed cinnamon rolls are made without added sugar. Choose from four different fillings for calzones which are served with two sauces. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

O'Henry's Food & Spirits
634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; www.ohenrys.com
The grilled alligator sausage po-boy is served on Dong Phuong French bread and dressed with mayo, lettuce, tomato and pickles. Catfish Lafitte is a fried catfish fillet topped with sauteed crawfish tails and Monica cream sauce and served with red beans and jambalaya. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $$

Oak
8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; www.oaknola.com
Roasted bone marrow is served with fried oysters, arugula and preserved lemon vinaigrette. Grilled Gulf shrimp are served with fried fingerling potatoes, red chili flakes and sabayon. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Oak Street Cafe
8140 Oak St., (504) 866-8710; www.oakstreetcafe.com
The croissant breakfast sandwich fills a flaky croissant with two scrambled eggs, Swiss cheese, smoked bacon with orange marmalade pepper jelly. Smoked salmon Benedict is smoked Nova salmon served with poached eggs atop two English muffin halves, covered in zesty hollandaise and garnished with capers. It comes with grits or smothered potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

One Restaurant & Lounge
8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; www.onerestaurantnola.com
Louisiana crabmeat cakes are served with mirliton fries and roasted garlic aiolio. Grilled beef tenderloin is served with warm beef shoulder rillete, Stilton cheese glaçage, Dauphinoise potatoes and sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pepperoni's Cafe
8123 Hampson St., (504) 865-0336; www.pepperoniscafe.com
The chicken Caprese panino is grilled chicken breast with spinach, fresh tomatoes, pesto aioli and mozzarella cheese. Seafood pasta combines crawfish, crabmeat, mushrooms and vegetables in lemon-dill cream sauce over a bed of fettuccine pasta and comes with breadsticks. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pure Yogurt Culture
8108 Hampson St., (504) 864-8108; www.pureyocult.com
The selection of yogurts changes often and pure tart is a popular regular flavor. Recent flavors include salted caramel, kiwi and peanut butter, and Who Dat is a mystery flavor. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Pyramids Cafe
3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602; www.pyramidscafeneworleans.com
The lamb chops are marinated with olive oil, herbs and spices, grilled and served with hummus and salad. The vegetarian plate features hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh and falafel. All plates come with white or whole wheat pita. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Refuel Cafe
8124 Hampson St., (504) 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com
Nutella French toast is topped with whipped cream and powdered sugar. The breakfast burrito is stuffed with potatoes, cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs and andouille sausage and served with grits. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe
7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810; www.riccobonos.com
Crab cakes Benedict features two poached eggs atop crab cakes with hollandaise and potatoes. The Sausalito omelet is filled with sauteed spinach, mushrooms, onions and garlic and topped with mozzarella cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Rue de la Course
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343; www.facebook.com/ruedelacourse
The coffeeshop offers a selection of bagels (plain, sesame, everything, honey whole wheat or cinnamon-raisin) from Artz Bagelz. The Downtown sandwich includes turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, tomato, lettuce, sprouts and mayonnaise on a choice of bagel and comes with chips, potato salad or coleslaw. The Lakeview features chicken or tuna salad dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on a bagel and comes with a side. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

Satsuma Cafe
7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5557; www.satsumacafe.com
See Bywater section for restaurant description. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Squeal Bar-B-Q
8400 Oak St., (504) 302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com
Black-eyed pea egg rolls are stuffed with black-eyed peas, bacon and andouille and served with ranch dipping sauce. Barbecued pork tacos are grilled corn tortillas filled with pulled pork shoulder topped with horseradish coleslaw, cilantro and chipotle sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Tartine
7217 Perrier St., (504) 866-4860; www.tartineneworleans.com
The breakfast menu includes daily quiche selections, scones, bagels and baked eggs in brioche. Popular lunch items include the tuna nicoise salad, with olives, potatoes, boiled eggs and hearts of palm. The grilled steak sandwich is dressed with pistou, pickled carrots, shallots and spicy aioli on ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Ted's Frostop
3100 Calhoun St., (504) 861-3615; www.tedsfrostop.com
The Loto burger combo features a hamburger dressed with lettuce, tomato and onions served with french fries and a mug of Frostop root beer. The draft-style root beer also fills old-fashioned floats. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Truburger
8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416; www.truburgernola.com
The menu includes build-your-own burgers made with 100 percent Creekstone Angus beef, patties hand-cut french fries, Zweigle's hot dogs and milkshakes. A traditional patty melt includes Swiss cheese, grilled onions and Tru sauce on an inside-out bun. The Deep South burger features a fried green tomato, pimiento cheese, lettuce and onion. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Vincent's Italian Cuisine
7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com
House-made tagliatelle pasta is topped with Louisiana shrimp, grilled artichokes and light cream sauce. The double-cut pork chop is stuffed with seafood dressing and served with pineapple demi-glace. Reservations accepted. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Z'otz
8210 Oak St., (504) 861-2224; www.facebook.com/zotzcafe
Z'otz serves Cajun meat pies and flaky croissants stuffed with spinach and feta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night


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