Crabmeat cheesecake has a pecan crust and is topped with Creole meuniere and sauteed mushrooms. Pepper-crusted duck comes with parsnip mashed potatoes, citrus-duck confit salad, sauce au poivre and seared foie gras. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
A classic New Orleans restaurant that serves contemporary Creole cuisine, The Palace Cafe is a beloved institution with an upstairs bar and lounge area. The bar menu focuses on rum cocktails, though many other classic and contemporary cocktails are available. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.