PONTCHARTRAIN POINT CAFÉ
8536 Pontchartrain Blvd. 282-4233
Familiar sandwiches and po-boys stand along with the chef's signature entrees, including the Shrimp and Tasso Louise, served with a spicy cream sauce over linguini. The Creole crab cakes are a local favorite, served with penne pasta and garnished with a remoulade aioli. Or try the blackened blue fin tuna salad, served atop a bed of mixed greens with a balsamic vinaigrette. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Fri-Sat. Credit cards. $$
RUSSELL'S MARINA GRILL
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd. 282-9980
Russell's serves up breakfast items, like eggs Benedict with a housemade hollandaise, all day. But if you're in the mood for lunch at lunch, try the seared ahi tuna entr e, which comes in a light, sweet-and-spicy plum sauce with a side of sweet potato fries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $
5080 Pontchartrain Blvd. 486-5581; www.semolinas.com
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- Tracie Morris Schaefer
- Camellia Caf in Abita Springs offers a thick slice of bread pudding for dessert.