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O'BRIEN'S GRILLE
2020 Belle Chasse Hwy., Terrytown, (504) 391-7229; www.obriensgrille.com
Pan-seared scallops with a Plaquemines Parish honey glaze are served with braised pork belly and baby arugula. The 22-ounce bone-in rib eye is served with a house salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

O'HENRY'S FOOD & SPIRITS
634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com
Crawfish pasta features penne pasta with sauteed crawfish tails in cream sauce. The Cajun burger is a spicy beef and sausage patty on a jalapeno cheddar bun, topped with zydeco sauce and American cheese and served with fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

OAK
8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; www.oaknola.com
Hanger steak bruschetta features melted manchego cheese and romesco sauce. Crispy duck rillette is served with twice-fried plantains, avocado and tamarind-orange glaze. 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
Crawfish Boudreau features two poached eggs atop a split biscuit with Roma tomatoes, crawfish and hollandaise. Eggs Bombay is a three-egg scramble made with coconut milk, lime juice, ginger, green peppers, onions, mushrooms and cilantro served with black beans, grits or smothered potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

OCEANA GRILL
739 Conti St., (504) 525-6002; www.oceanagrill.com
Eggs Melanzana features 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. $$

THE OLIVE BRANCH CAFE
1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 348-2008; 5145 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, (504) 393-1107; www.olivebranchcafe.com
A savory spinach cannoli appetizer has super-thin dough and is packed with vegetables. The taco pizza has ground beef, taco seasonings, black olives and is topped with a sour cream sauce and green onions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

OLIVIER'S CREOLE RESTAURANT
204 Decatur St., (504) 525-7734; www.olivierscreole.com
Eggplant Olivier features crawfish tails and andouille in basil-garlic sauce over flash-fried eggplant slices. Braised Creole rabbit comes with sage-oyster dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.- Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Strawberry shortcake is one of the attractive desserts at One Restaurant & Lounge. - PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photos by Cheryl Gerber
  • Strawberry shortcake is one of the attractive desserts at One Restaurant & Lounge.

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; www.onerestaurantnola.com
The char-grilled oysters are topped with Roquefort cheese, red wine vinaigrette, lemon, honey, garlic and green onions. Louisiana crab cakes are served with mirliton fries and roasted garlic aioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ORANGE COUCH
2339 Royal St., (504) 267-7327; www.theorangecouchcoffee.com
The mocha Masala latte is made with espresso, dark chocolate and house-ground masala spice. A popular dessert is Japanese mochi ice cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ORIGAMI
5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532; www.sushinola.com
The margarita roll is filled with crawfish or spicy tuna and has tuna, salmon and spicy guacamole on top. The Burning Man roll contains spicy tuna and crunchy tempura on the inside, pepper tuna and guacamole on the outside and is drizzled with eel and ponzu sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE ORIGINAL PIERRE MASPERO'S
440 Chartres St., (504) 524-8990; www.pierremasperosrestaurant.com
Andouille sausage and eggs features two eggs baked on top of diced andouille, green onions and tomato topped with cheddar cheese and served with hash browns, grits or fruit salad. The crab cake Maspero features crab cakes on a bed of sauteed spinach, potatoes, mushrooms and artichoke topped with spicy aioli. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ORLEANS GRAPEVINE WINE BAR AND BISTRO
720 Orleans Ave., (504) 523-1930; www.orleansgrapevine.com
Rack of lamb comes with truffled light-garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Stuffed flounder is filled with Pontchartrain blue crabmeat and topped with crawfish tasso cream sauce and served over popcorn rice with almonds. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

OSCAR'S RESTAURANT & BAR
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540
House-made meatballs are served in red sauce with French bread. The handmade half-pound burger comes with an overstuffed baked potato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $


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