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ANGELO BROCATO
214 N. Carrollton Ave., 486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com
Sfogliatelle is an Italian pastry filled with ricotta and orange zest. Brocato's also is known for house-made cannolis and Italian lemon ice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

BAYOU BEER GARDEN
326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357 Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL
4905 Canal St., 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com
The 10-oz. hickory cheddar burger is topped with house hickory sauce and sharp cheddar and dressed to order. The grilled tuna steak is cooked to order and served in a sandwich or on a salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

THE BEAN GALLERY
637 N. Carrollton Ave., 324-8176; www.thebeangallery.net
The smoked turkey sandwich features roasted turkey topped with red onion, roasted red peppers and spinach on a sesame roll. The vegetarian panino fills tomato-rosemary bread with portobello mushrooms, asparagus and goat cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

BETSY'S PANCAKE HOUSE
2542 Canal St., 822-0213 This old-school diner serves Southern favorites for breakfast and lunch. Pecan pancakes are buttermilk pancakes stuffed with pecans. Blueberry pancakes are topped with whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

BLUE DOT DONUTS
4301 Canal St., 218-4866; www.bluedotdonuts.com
Blue Dot serves a long list of original donuts with sweet toppings. The maple bacon donut is a maple-glazed long John with bacon sprinkled on top. The peanut butter and jelly cake donut is also popular. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Lee Mouton temps customers waiting to order at Boo Koo BBQ with a plate of barbecued ribs, french fries and coleslaw. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Lee Mouton temps customers waiting to order at Boo Koo BBQ with a plate of barbecued ribs, french fries and coleslaw.

BOO KOO BBQ
3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq.com
Appetizers include deep-fried truffle mac-and-cheese balls. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrots, pickled radish and Sriracha chili aioli. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sun., and late-night Thu.-Sat. Cash only. $

BOSWELL'S JAMAICAN GRILL
3521 Tulane Ave., 482-6600The Ital plate comes with callaloo, rice and peas, plantains, salad and bread. Stir-fried shrimp are served with a side of rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

THE BULLDOG
5135 Canal Blvd., 488-4191; www.draftfreak.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

CAFE DEGAS
3127 Esplanade Ave., 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com
This sunny and casual cafe serves refined French cuisine. Classical dishes include French onion soup, escargots, and mussels steamed with white wine, fennel and herbs. Seared hanger steak is served with pommes frites. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE MINH
4139 Canal St., 482-6266; www.cafeminh.com
Appetizers include jumbo lump crabmeat with watermelon salsa served with shrimp chips. Pan-seared scallops are drizzled with sweet chili-soy sauce and served with grilled Japanese eggplant. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE NOMA
New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, 482-1264; www.cafenoma.com
Cafe Noma serves sandwiches and items like flatbread pizza topped with manchego, sweet peppers, roasted garlic and caramelized onions. Panino choices include Boar's Head turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, mayo and tarragon-Dijon mustard on ciabatta bread. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CANSECO' S MARKET
3135 Esplanade Ave., 322-2594; www.cansecosmarkets.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

CHICKIE WAH WAH
2828 Canal St., 304-4714; www.chickiewahwah.com
The kitchen inside this music club is run by Taceaux Loceaux. Get gourmet tacos filled with beef brisket or Korean-style barbecue pork and pickled red onions. Roasted pork shoulder with pineapple is an occasional special. No reservations. Dinner daily. Cash only. $

CRESCENT CITY STEAK HOUSE
1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com
Head to this traditional steakhouse for porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three to share. The bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CRESCENT PIE AND SAUSAGE COMPANY
4400 Banks St., 482-2426; www.crescentpieandsausage.com
House-made sausages star at this neighborhood eatery. The pecan-smoked turkey muffuletta is served with fig spread, lettuce, tomato and spicy mustard on ciabatta bread. Bart's black jambalaya includes braised pork, chicken, sausage and black-eyed peas. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

DOOKY CHASE RESTAURANT
2301 Orleans Ave., 821-0535 Chef Leah Chase's restaurant is a Creole dining institution. The seafood gumbo is a staple of New Orleans Creole comfort food. The fried chicken is crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

DOSON NOODLE HOUSE
135 N. Carrollton Ave., 309-7283 Doson serves Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. Lemongrass tofu features grilled tofu, onions, carrots, celery and bean sprouts over rice or noodles. There is a large selection of pho filled with noodles, herbs and a choice of meat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

ECO CAFE & BISTRO
3903 Canal St., 561-6585; www.ecocafeno.com
Eco Cafe serves sandwiches like the veggie club, layered with Swiss cheese, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, spinach and baby pickles. Freshly squeezed juices also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FAIR GRINDS COFFEEHOUSE
3133 Ponce de Leon St., 913-9072; www.fairgrinds.com
Grab a seat inside or on the patio and enjoy the selection of coffee and baked goods. Vegan strawberry cupcakes are made with fresh strawberries. The chocolate mint cookies are studded with pieces of chopped Andes mints. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Checks. $

FELLINI'S CAFE
900 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-2155; www.fellinisneworleans.com
The chicken lavash roll is filled with grilled chicken, portobello mushrooms, spinach, mozzarella, feta and spicy red pepper sauce. The shrimp kebab platter includes hummus, pita, and a mixed greens salad. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Five Happiness line cook Fen Zoy Ziong shows finesse with his stir-fry technique. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

FIVE HAPPINESS
3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935; www.fivehappiness.com
The pu-pu platter is a sampler with egg rolls, barbecued ribs, crab Rangoon, shrimp toast and beef teriyaki. Kung pao chicken is stir-fried with chiles, peanuts and brown sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

J'ANITA'S AT THE RENDON INN
4501 Eve St., 826-5605 The St. Chuck duck sandwich combines Cabernet-simmered duck, cheddar and blue cheeses, Granny Smith apples and currant tapenade. The over-the-top "quintuple bypass nachos" are topped with your choice of meat: pork, brisket, bacon, chicken, crawfish or duck. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

JUAN'S FLYING BURRITO
4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 486-9950; www.juansflyingburrito.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

KATIE'S RESTAURANT & BAR
3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com
Katie's "barge" is a French loaf loaded with oysters, shrimp and catfish. Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, roasted garlic, fresh spinach, scallions and garlic-butter sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

KJEAN SEAFOOD
236 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-7503This seafood market offers raw seafood, boiled seafood and a menu of sandwiches and platters. Fried soft-shell crabs come on a plate or in a po-boy. Seafood gumbo is served with potato salad. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

LAZARO'S PIZZA & POBOYS
4413 Banks St., 483-8609; www.lazaropizza.com
Get wings with ranch, blue cheese or honey-mustard dipping sauce. The T-Bird pizza is loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, herb-roasted chicken, roasted red peppers and asparagus. No reservations. Lunch Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

LI'L DIZZY'S CAFE
1500 Esplanade Ave., 569-8997Trout Baquet is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon butter sauce and served with salad and a side item. Southern fried chicken is served with red beans, greens or potato salad. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LIBERTY'S KITCHEN
422 1/2 S. Broad St., 822-4011; www.libertyskitchen.org
The Cobb salad tops chopped romaine lettuce with blackened shrimp, smoked sausage, avocado, grape tomatoes, pickled onions, egg and blue cheese dressing. The breakfast croissant is filled with scrambled eggs, white cheddar and a choice of smoked sausage, ham, turkey or mushrooms and comes with fruit. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LITTLE TOKYO JAPANESE RESTAURANT
310 N. Carrollton Ave., 485-5658; www.littletokyonola.com
The FEMA roll has spicy tuna on top and salmon, avocado, snow crab and spicy sauce inside. The Bye-Bye Katrina roll bundles shrimp tempura, avocado and cucumber and has snow crab and eel sauce on top. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LIUZZA'S BY THE TRACK
1518 N. Lopez St., 218-7888The corner bar's kitchen offers a menu of seafood plates, po-boys, burgers and salads. Roast beef dripping with gravy fills a po-boy. Barbecue shrimp and its peppery sauce fill a hollowed-out pistolette. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LIUZZA'S RESTAURANT AND BAR
3636 Bienville St., 482-9120; www.liuzzas.com
This neighborhood favorite serves a mix of casual Creole and Italian dishes. The Frenchuletta is a muffuletta served warm on French bread. Fried green tomatoes is a popular dish. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$

LOLA'S
3312 Esplanade Ave., 488-6946; www.lolasneworleans.com
Lola's offers traditional Spanish dishes including paella. Pork loin is served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. There are several varieties of paella incorporating seafood, meat and vegetables. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MANDINA'S RESTAURANT
3800 Canal St., 482-9179; www.mandinasrestaurant.com
This traditional neighborhood restaurant serves Creole cuisine with some Italian influences. Trout meuniere or amandine comes with fries. For an appetizer, try shrimp remoulade or fried eggplant sticks with marinara dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MIKIMOTO JAPANESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR
3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com
Poke salad includes tuna, cucumbers, squid salad, wakama, avocado and house special sauce. Geaux Saints maki includes spicy crawfish and tuna, snow crab, avocado inside soy paper topped with tobiko, fresh salmon and escolar. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MONA'S CAFE
3901 Banks St., 482-7743See Faubourg Marigny section for restaurant description.

NEYOW'S CREOLE CAFE
3340 Bienville St., 827-5474Pasta on the Bayou combines sauteed shrimp and crawfish in cheesy cream sauce. Crispy Southern-fried chicken is a signature dish. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NONNA MIA
 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717; www.nonnamia.net
There's plenty of outdoor seating on the patio and balcony of this pizzeria and Italian eatery. The Divine portobello appetizer combines mushrooms, grilled chicken and spinach in creamy, spicy red pepper sauce. Lobster ravioli are served with vodka cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

OLIVE BRANCH CAFE
American Can Company, 3700 Orleans Ave., 302-1220; www.olivebranchcafe.com
 New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp top a grilled 8-oz. rib-eye, served with French fries and coleslaw. Chicken and sausage jambalaya is stuffed inside a grilled bell pepper and topped with spicy sauce. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

PARKWAY BAKERY & TAVERN
 538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047; www.parkwaybakeryandtavernnola.com
The Reuben boasts corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. Parkway's surf and turf po-boy combines roast beef and fried shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

PIZZICARE
3001 Tulane Ave., 301-4823; www.pizzicare.com
The crew behind Mid-City's Crescent Pie & Sausage Co. opened this New York-style pizzeria. Specialty pizzas with house-made meats, like the charcuterie pie, or local vegetables, like the NOLA roots garden pie, are served whole or by the slice. The menu also includes salads, calzones and stromboli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

RALPH'S ON THE PARK
900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com
The crabmeat ravigote Napoleon features layers of Israeli couscous, roasted corn, jumbo lump crabmeat ravigote, tomatoes, English cucumbers and salsa verde. The Disgruntled Shrimp features tempura shrimp teriyaki with spicy chile-garlic creme fraiche. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

REDEMPTION
3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; www.redemption-nola.com
The prawn del Lago is flash-fried jumbo shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and topped with remoulade. The trout meuniere is a pecan-crusted trout served with wild mushroom risotto and roasted baby vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ROCK 'N' BOWL
3016 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-1700; www.rockandbowl.com
Shrimp remoulade is placed over fried green tomatoes, and fried bread pudding is served in a po-boy. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE RUBY SLIPPER CAFE
139 S. Cortez St., 309-5531; www.therubyslippercafe.net
Eggs cochon features an open-face buttermilk biscuit topped with pork debris, two poached eggs and Creole hollandaise. The barbecue shrimp and grits is prepared with an Abita Amber and rosemary reduction. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

RUE 127
127 N. Carrollton Ave., 483-1571; www.rue127.com
For an appetizer, try cauliflower and Parmesan risotto with crispy florets, capers and extra-virgin olive oil. The char-grilled double-cut pork chop is served with roasted pepper jus, Jack Daniels and roasted corn cush-cush and crispy shallots. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

SANTA FE
3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077; www.santafenola.com
Grilled pepper-crusted rib-eye with wild mushroom bordelaise is served with yuca fries and fresh vegetables. Fried green tomatoes are served with grilled jumbo shrimp, roasted chili remoulade and capers. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Checks and credit cards. $$

SHAMROCK BAR 'N' GRILL
4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938; www.shamrockparty.com
Shamrock bills itself as the biggest neighborhood bar in town, and its cavernous space holds plenty of pool tables and games. Shrimp cocktail features shrimp served on a bed of lettuce with crackers, sourdough bread and two sauces. Barbecue shrimp is prepared with a sauce of bacon, garlic, white wine and butter. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

THEO'S PIZZA
4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza.com
The Expert pizza includes olive oil, garlic, spinach, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, purple onions and bacon. Or try the West Bank Special pie featuring tomato sauce, chicken, mozzarella, crumbled bacon, roasted red peppers, jalapenos and pineapple. Other menu options include sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

VENEZIA RESTAURANT
134 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-7991; www.venezianeworleans.com
Venezia's classic Italian dishes include pasta, pizza, steak and seafood entrees such as the creamy eggplant Vatican. Pizzas are cooked in a stone oven and toppings include pepperoni, peppers, sausage, breaded veal and meatballs. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

WILLIE MAE'S SCOTCH HOUSE
2401 St. Ann St., 822-9503Fried chicken is wet-battered and cooked according to an old family recipe. Green beans come with rice and gravy. Order bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

WIT'S INN
141 N. Carrollton Ave., 888-4004 This Mid-City bar and restaurant offers pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

YE OLDE COLLEGE INN
3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-3683; www.collegeinn1933.com
Artichoke bread pudding is made with Herbsaint poached oysters and house-made bacon. Braised lamb shank is served with whole grain mustard-lamb reduction, stone-ground cheese grits and root vegetables. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

YUMMY YUMMY
220 N. Carrollton Ave., 483-9122The buffet includes dishes like chow mein, lo mein, roast pork, rib tip and kung pao chicken. Popular starters include wonton soup, egg drop soup, and hot-and-sour soup. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $




BYWATER | CBD | CARROLLTON/UNIVERSITY | CITYWIDE
EASTERN NEW ORLEANS/CHALMETTE | FAUBOURG MARIGNY | FRENCH QUARTER
GENTILLY/LAKEFRONT | HARAHAN/JEFFERSON/RIVER RIDGE | KENNER
LAKEVIEW | METAIRIE | MID-CITY/TREME | NORTHSHORE
UPTOWN | WAREHOUSE DISTRICT | WESTBANK

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