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SAFFRON NOLA
505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 6, Gretna, (504) 363-2174; www.saffronnola.com
Salted lamb chops are crusted in Indian spices and served with rogan josh sauce. The goat curry is a slow-cooked goat masala served with basmati rice. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

ST. CHARLES TAVERN
1433 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9823; www.stcharlestavern.com
The corned beef and cheese sandwich is piled high with corned beef, coleslaw and french fries on Italian bread. The seafood plate features catfish, shrimp, crab cakes and fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

ST. JAMES CHEESE COMPANY
5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com
The Hook cheddar features house-smoked turkey, Hook's white cheddar, avocado, tomato, basil and mayo on ciabatta. The Gruyere sandwich melts the cheese with onion confit between two slices of multigrain bread and is served with salad or chips. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Ste. Marie offers French-influenced contemporary cooking and a large selection of Champagnes at the bar. - PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photos by Cheryl Gerber
  • Ste. Marie offers French-influenced contemporary cooking and a large selection of Champagnes at the bar.

STE. MARIE
930 Poydras St., Suite 101, (504) 304-6988; www.stemarienola.com
Lamb ribs are brushed with Creole tomato-Thai chili glaze and served with Southern slaw. A ginger-braised pork belly salad includes fried Brussels sprouts, pickled vegetables and mirin vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SAINTS AND SINNERS
627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola.com
Channing Tatum's Storyville-themed eatery offers craft cocktails and a diverse menu. The Politician's special includes jambalaya, gumbo and a crawfish pie topped with crawfish etouffee. Hamburgers are dressed with the house sauce and available with a variety of toppings. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SAKE CAFE
817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-8829; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite A, (504) 733-8879; Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 779-7253; www.sakecafela.com
Sake Cafe serves soups, rice and noodle dishes, salads and a large selection of sushi and sashimi. The Rice Paper roll combines salmon, tuna, snow crab and avocado and is topped with cucumber and hot chili and ponzu sauce. The Tiger roll is a tuna and salmon roll topped with tuna, salmon, barbecued eel, crunchy flakes, scallions, smelt roe and eel sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SAKE CAFE UPTOWN
2830 Magazine St., (504) 894-0033; www.sakecafeuptown.us
The kuruma shrimp is jumbo shrimp stuffed with snow crab and served with peanut-wasabi sauce. The po-boy roll has shrimp tempura, soft-shell crab, crawfish and lettuce wrapped with sesame soy paper. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SAL & JUDY'S
27491 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-9443; www.salandjudysrestaurant.com
Trout Nicholas is pan-fried trout topped with lump crabmeat, shrimp and mushrooms in lemon-butter cream sauce. Marinated crab claws are served with white wine cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and early dinner Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SALSAS II
1325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-7742
Mole enchiladas are traditional chicken enchiladas topped with sweet and spicy mole. Fish tacos are topped with house-made tartar sauce and any of the restaurant's 12 salsas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SALT 'N' PEPPER
403 Iberville St., (504) 561-6070
Paneer tikka masala mixes Indian cottage cheese, sauteed spinach, tomato and spiced gravy.Chicken tikka masala is spiced chicken in mild creamy tomato sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SALU3
226 Magazine St., (504) 371-5809; www.salurestaurant.com
The truffled BLT flatbread is made with smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, roasted tomato and house-made mozzarella with truffled mayo. Fra diavolo mussels come with roasted tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, crushed red peppers and basil. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SALVO'S SEAFOOD
7742 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, (504) 393-7303; www.salvosseafood.com
A trio of blackened catfish fillets is served with corn on the cob, sauteed potatoes, salad and French bread. The combo plate includes shrimp, oysters and stuffed crab. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

SAMMY'S FOOD SERVICE & DELI
3000 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 947-0675; www.sammysfood.com
Smothered beef short ribs are extra thick and cooked till they're fall-apart-tender, then slathered in brown gravy and topped with grilled onions. A seafood-stuffed tomato is drizzled in house-made remoulade. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SAMMY'S PO-BOYS AND CATERING
901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com
Creole seafood gumbo is loaded with crab, shrimp and okra. The Flickaletta is Sammy's version of the muffuletta and it includes ham, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SANDRO'S TRATTORIA
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7784; www.sandrostrattoria.com
Seafood cannelloni is a house-made, crawfish- and crabmeat-stuffed crepe atop a bed of angel hair pasta and topped with seafood Alfredo sauce. The pan-seared speckled trout is served over angel hair pasta and topped with crabmeat and mushroom Alfredo sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SANTA FE RESTAURANT
3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077; www.santafenola.com
Prince Edward Island mussels are steamed in a tomato, chorizo, cilantro and fennel and white wine broth, and served with crostini. Carne asada Alexander is an 8-ounce sirloin drizzled with Creole sauce and served with rice, beans, mixed vegetables and guacamole. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SANTA FE TAPAS
1327 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-9915
Santa Fe ceviche features fish, jumbo shrimp, calamari, greens, avocado, red onion, radish, tomato and cilantro. Tequila-cured salmon comes with sweet corn jalapeno pancakes, citrus cream and caviar. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., dinner Sun., brunch Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

SARA'S BISTRO & BAR
724 Dublin St., (504) 861-0565; www.sarasbistro.com
Cajun-fried Cornish hen is served with cranberry sauce. Short ribs are cooked sous vide (vacuum sealed and cooked slowly) with spicy hoisin and chili demi-glace and served with whipped potatoes and seasonal greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SASSAFRAS CREOLE & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
2501 Leon C. Simon Drive, (504) 288-3939; www.sassafrasnola.com
Stuffed bell peppers are filled with beef, shrimp and crabmeat and served with baked macaroni, green beans and salad. The crabellini features fried crab cakes on capellini smothered in pesto sauce with sauteed crawfish tails and mushrooms. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SATSUMA CAFE
3218 Dauphine St., (504) 304-5962; 7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5557; www.satsumacafe.com
Satsuma's roasted pear and brie melt is dressed with caramelized onions, walnut spread and balsamic glaze on sourdough or wheat bread. Quinoa salad features roasted local zucchini, quinoa, feta cheese, arugula, mint, almonds and orange-jalapeno vinaigrette. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

SAUCY'S
4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www.saucysnola.com
This barbecue joint offers three-pound racks of St. Louis ribs served with a choice of sauce. The cochon blue sandwich features slow-smoked pulled pork topped with blue cheese dressing and mozzarella on a toasted sesame seed egg bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE SAZERAC RESTAURANT
Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., (504) 648-1200; www.therooseveltneworleans.com
The deconstructed version of the restaurant's duck Wellington comes with foie gras, turnip puree, cipollini onions and pickled cherry chutney. The lamb flatbread appetizer features sliced lamb atop goat cheese, tomato and oregano. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

SCHIRO'S CAFE
2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; www.schiroscafe.com
Tandoori chicken barbecue features marinated chicken breast and a leg quarter served with naan, basmati rice, salad and tamarind and yogurt sauces. The lentil seafood platter has battered and fried seafood and comes with hush puppies, potato salad, assorted vegetables, buttered French bread and lemon and tartar sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE SCOTT'S COFFEE & TAPAS BAR OF OLD MANDEVILLE
201 Carroll St., Mandeville, (985) 231-7632; www.thescottscoffeebar.com
The grilled beef brisket tamale features aged cheddar cheese and salsa roja. The Scott's deviled eggs come with fresh Louisiana crab. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner and late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SEITHER'S SEAFOOD
279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116
The oyster, bacon, mozzarella Monster is a po-boy combining fried oysters, bacon, melted mozzarella and green onions. The boiled seafood platter comes with blue crab, shrimp and crawfish potatoes and corn. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SEKISUI SAMURAI
239 Decatur St., (504) 525-9595; www.samuraineworleans.com
The Decatur roll is filled with crawfish, crunchy bits and cilantro and is topped with seared white tuna and garlic. The Ocean Pyramid features layers of avocado, tuna, salmon, yellowtail and fish roe molded into a pyramid. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SEMOLINA
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-7930; www.semolina.com
Crawfish au gratin features sauteed crawfish tails in sherry wine cream sauce with sauteed mushrooms topped with fontina and provolone cheeses, breadcrumbs and parsley. Crawfish Napoleon layers three eggplant medallions with creamy crawfish mix and Gouda cheese with green onions on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SERENDIPITY
3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 407-0818; www.serendipitynola.com
Chris DeBarr's truffled goat cheese "ravioli" dish features slices of golden beets in place of pasta. "Shrimp in a grass skirt" is the chef's version of New Orleans barbecue shrimp and features phyllo strands. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SEYMOUR'S RESTAURANT AND BAR
2216 Hickory Ave., River Ridge, (504) 737-3148The Crab-on-Crab features a soft-shell crab on top of crabmeat fettuccine served with salad. The Chill Down salad combines shrimp remoulade, shrimp cocktail, shrimp salad and potato salad. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

SHAKE SUGARY
3600 St. Claude Ave., (504) 355-9345; www.shakesugary.com
The variety of vegan and gluten-free options from this custom cake maker's cafe include tarts in flavors such as banana and house-made hazelnut spread. The Key lime pie has a graham cracker crust and is topped with whipped cream and Key lime slices. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

SHAMROCK
4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938; www.shamrockparty.com
The 10-ounce Angus rib-eye steak comes with salad and french fries or mashed potatoes. Burgers feature half-pound patties and come with fries, chips or slaw. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SHANE'S RIB SHACK
1855 Barataria Blvd., Suite E, Marrero, (504) 341-2226; www.shanesribshack.com
The Shack sampler includes a quarter-rack of ribs, two chicken tenders and either a half-pound of pork or barbecued chicken, plus two sides and Texas toast. Ribs are available by the half or full rack and come with two sides and Texas toast. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE SHIMMY SHACK
1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442; www.theshimmyshack.net
Bavarian skirt steak comes with Vidalia onion coulis and sauerkraut scalloped potatoes. Free-range chicken is rubbed in Jamaican spices and comes with a side of ginger black bean salad and plantains. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SHOGUN
2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7477; www.shogunneworleans.com
Teishoku lunches are Japanese "businessman's lunch" specials that come with a choice of entree (mackerel, salmon, chicken, beef, tempura, sushi and more), an appetizer, sashimi, egg custard, miso soup, pickles and steamed rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SHORT STOP PO-BOYS
119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboys.com
A popular po-boy features roast beef debris cooked in-house with garlic, onions and Worcestershire sauce. Short Stop's gumbo blends hot, smoked and andouille sausage and chicken in seasoned roux. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SHULA'S STEAK HOUSE
JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal St., (504) 586-7211; www.shulas.com
Blackened sea scallops are served with pineapple and mango salsa sweetened with agave nectar. The steak Marianne entree features two 5-ounce filets topped with cognac-peppercorn sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SIDELINES BAR & GRILL
1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-4002Sidelines sliders are house-made mini-burgers with cheddar cheese, grilled onions and Creole mustard sauce. The brioche brisket is house-made smokehouse brisket with pepper Jack cheese, red onions, pickles and barbecue sauce on a warm brioche bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SLICE PIZZERIA
1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com
Bacon, basil and ravioli comes in a combination sauce of pesto cream and red gravy sprinkled with bacon and Italian cheeses. The PGA pizza gets its name from its toppings of prosciutto, Gorgonzola and organic arugula. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SLIM GOODIES DINER
3322 Magazine St., (504) 891-3447; www.facebook.com/slimgoodiesnola
The Guatemalan breakfast combo includes eggs, black beans, plantains and warm tortillas. The Italian Stallion burger is topped with mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and melted provolone cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Checks. $

SMASHBURGER
3300 Magazine St., (504) 342-2653; www.smashburger.com
The NOLA burger is topped with Creole mustard sauce, shredded lettuce, fried green tomatoes, mayo and Swiss cheese. The andouille sausage sandwich features chef Paul Prudhomme's andouille with grilled onions and Creole mustard. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SMILIE' S RESTAURANT
5725 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 733-3000; www.smiliesrestaurant.com
Crab cakes Lafitte are house-made with jumbo lump crabmeat and come topped with Lafitte sauce and served with potatoes and vegetables. Fresh shrimp and avocado salad features house-made remoulade garnished with tomato, apple and orange. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SMITTY'S SEAFOOD
2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-1647The Hamper is packed with seasonal boiled seafood including shrimp and crabs, plus potatoes, corn, mushrooms, sausage and garlic. Seafood artichoke pasta features penne pasta, fried seafood and artichoke hearts in dill cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO
626 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-0696; www.snugjazz.com
Fish Marigny is a fried fillet topped with Gulf shrimp in Creole cream sauce. Spicy barbecue shrimp feature shell-on shrimp sauteed in butter, garlic, rosemary and cayenne pepper. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOBOU
310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095; www.sobounola.com
The foie gras burger features seared Hudson Valley foie gras, a sunny side-up yard egg, duck bacon and foie gras mayonnaise on a caramelized onion brioche bun and a small Abita root beer and foie gras ice cream float. Duck debris and butternut squash beignets come with foie gras fondue and chicory coffee ganache. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SOMETHIN' ELSE CAFE
620 Conti St., (504) 373-6439; www.somethinelsecafe.com
The shrimp burger is a patty of ground Gulf shrimp topped with pepper Jack cheese, avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato and house sauce and Zapp's potato chips. The Vice po-boy features four fried boudin balls dressed with lettuce, tomato and house sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SOUTH SEAS ASIAN CUISINE
1714 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 646-1205
Steak teriyaki comes with onions and mixed vegetables. The California roll combines crab, cucumbers and avocado. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOUTHSIDE CAF
E3154 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-6133; www.southsidecafe.net
The Peacemaker combines a dozen fried oysters, two eggs cooked to order, American cheese and applewood-smoked bacon on Leidenheimer French bread. The strawberry blue salad is made with fresh spinach or romaine, crumbled applewood-smoked bacon, boiled egg, blue cheese, Louisiana strawberries and house-made strawberry vinaigrette, and grilled chicken or shrimp are optional additions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SPECIAL TEA CAFE
4337 Banks St., (504) 982-0922; www.specialteanola.com
The addition of 40 tea varieties has expanded the selections to include rare blends such as a white tea and Pu-Erh, an Asian tea with peppermint clove and licorice root. The curry chicken wrap features spicy, curried chicken, melted cheese and tangy sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SPECIALTY ITALIAN BISTRO
2330 Belle Chasse Hwy., Terrytown, (504) 391-1090; www.specialtyitalianbistro.com
Shrimp scampi features shrimp sauteed in garlic, white wine and lemon butter served over linguine. Mushrooms Vienna is of a trio of large mushroom caps sauteed in Creole meuniere sauce and stuffed with crabmeat dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SPITALE'S DELI
2408 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 837-9912; www.spitalesdeli.com
The Dirty Turkey piles grilled turkey, onions, mozzarella cheese and brown gravy on French bread. The heart healthy menu offers grilled tuna, chicken or shrimp sandwiches dressed with fresh vegetables on a whole wheat bun. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

SPUDLY'S SUPER SPUDS
2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-3250; www.spudlys.com
The Super Duper baked potato is topped with crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish and cheese sauce, shredded cheddar and chives. The Dunk-a-Hunk sandwich features roast beef on French bread served au jus with wedge fries or a baked potato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SQUEAL BAR-B-Q
8400 Oak St., (504) 302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com
Smoked pork cakes made with onions, peppers and cream cheese are panko-crusted and fried then topped with sour cream-based white barbecue sauce and pico de gallo. The oven-baked Squeal pie features pulled pork and Squeal sauce layered with corn macque choux and andouille mashed potatoes topped with cheddar cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

STANLEY
547 St. Ann St., (504) 587-0093; www.stanleyrestaurant.com
Eggs Stanley features cornmeal-crusted oysters, poached eggs, Canadian bacon and Creole hollandaise on a toasted English muffin. The soft-shell crab po-boy comes dressed with coleslaw, remoulade and cocktail sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE STEAK KNIFE RESTAURANT & BAR
888 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-8981; www.steakkniferestaurant.com
Surf and Turf features grilled filet mignon topped with Louisiana lump crabmeat, blue cheese and bordelaise sauce. Gulf fish Robert is topped with lump crabmeat, white mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms and beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ
Toulouse Street Wharf, 400 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8777; www.steamboatnatchez.com
A choice of Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter infused with Steen's cane syrup accompanies blackened Paddlewheel pork loin. Creole creamed spinach is flavored with Cajun spice. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

STEIN'S MARKET & DELI
2207 Magazine St., (504) 527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net
The Sam sandwich is made with hot pastrami, imported Swiss cheese, coleslaw and house-made Russian dressing on Jewish rye. House-made mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, aged balsamic vinegar and basil oil is topped with sliced-to-order proscuitto di Parma on a 12-inch Amoroso hoagie roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

STELLA!
1032 Chartres St., (504) 587-0091; www.restaurantstella.com
Louisiana flounder is poached and served with blue crab, green beans, Cajun caviar, brown butter glacage and leek dashi. North Star caviar, Perigord truffles, Champagne gelee and creme fraiche accent deviled eggs. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

STEPBROTHERS BAR & GRILL
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856The Super Club is layered with ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato on white or wheat bread. The Not-So-Step-Child fries are smothered in gravy, sour cream, chives, bacon and cheddar. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

STEVE'S DINER
Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 210, (504) 522-8198; www.steves-diner.com
The Southwest chicken wrap is filled with spiced, grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, black beans and pepper Jack cheese and served with house-made salsa-ranch dip. The Southern fried catfish features thin strips of catfish and house-made Tabasco tartar sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

STILL PERKIN'
The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 899-0335; www.stillperkinneworleans.com
Still Perkin' offers an assortment of baked goods such as breakfast pastries, brioche buns and bagels. Specialty coffee drinks include chicory coffee. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE STORE
814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com
Fried shrimp and greens po-boy features fried shrimp in New Orleans-style barbecue sauce dressed with collard greens. Asian shrimp and avocado salad features boiled Gulf shrimp, avocado, tomato, julienne carrots, wontons and black sesame seeds tossed in soy vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

STREETCAR CAFE
110 Carondelet St., (504) 523-6614The alligator omelet includes sauteed onions and peppers with Creole mustard sauce. The Streetcar po-boy is filled with house-cooked roast beef, ham, Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SUGAR PARK
3054 St. Claude Ave., (504) 942-2047; www.sugarparknola.com
The Who's Your Mama! pizza is a combination of shrimp, corn, pineapple and spicy adobo sauce. The White Witch pasta features spinach, mushrooms and Roma tomatoes tossed with Alfredo sauce and fettuccine. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

SUIS GENERIS
3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850; www.suisgeneris.com
The restaurant's constantly changing menu may include dishes like house-made cilantro ravioli filled with artichoke hearts, shiitake mushrooms, smoked mozzarella and shallots, served with grilled asparagus and roasted red pepper-cucumber-sambal oelek sauce. Wake Up Duck is a duck breast brined in coffee, star anise, garlic and orange, pan-seared and served with black rice and Brussels sprouts. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Wed.-Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SUKHO THAI
1913 Royal St., (504) 948-9309; 4519 Magazine St., (504) 373-6471; www.sukhothai-nola.com
Tamarind duck is a crispy fried boneless half duck smothered in tamarind sauce and served with tempura or blanched vegetables and a tamarind dipping sauce. Pineapple seafood curry features shrimp, scallops, mussels and fish cooked in spicy red coconut sauce with pineapple, bell peppers, sweet basil, broccoli and zucchini. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SUPERIOR GRILL
3636 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-4200; www.superiorgrill.com
The seafood combo platter includes fish tacos, a crawfish enchilada and grilled shrimp on a brochette. The fish of the day is mesquite grilled and comes with grilled vegetables, rice and a choice of tortilla or black bean soup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SUPERIOR SEAFOOD
4338 St. Charles Ave., (504) 293-3474; www.superiorseafoodnola.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, herbs, butter and Parmesan and Romano cheeses. The restaurant also serves boiled crawfish by the pound with potatoes and corn. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

SURREY'S CAFE & JUICE BAR
1418 Magazine St., (504) 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., (504) 895-5757; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com
Bananas Foster French toast features bread stuffed with banana cream cheese and topped with brown sugar-butter sauce. The smoked chicken breast sandwich is dressed with avocado slices, sprouts, tomato, mixed greens and mango spread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. Cash only. $

SUSHI BROTHERS
1612 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-4449; www.sushibrothers.net
The Black and Gold roll comes with coconut shrimp and cream cheese on the inside and mango and avocado on the outside. The LSU roll has shrimp tempura and cream cheese on the inside and snow crab, tuna and avocado drizzled with eel sauce outside. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SWEET DADDY'S BBQ
420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166; www.sweetdaddysbarbq.com
Pecan-smoked pork comes with two side items. The two-meat combo platter includes a choice of two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SWEET NOLA CUPCAKE
S7901 Earhart Blvd., (504) 309-7109German chocolate cupcakes are topped with coconut-pecan frosting. Popular cake flavors include vanilla, almond and chocolate. Birthday cakes with butter cream frosting can be custom decorated. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE SWEET PALATE
519 St. Louis St., (504) 522-5150; www.thesweetpalate.com
Hazelnut pralines infused with Pop Rocks are coated in dark chocolate. House-made pistachio gelato is served in a handmade cone. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SYLVAIN
625 Chartres St., (504) 265-8123; www.sylvainnola.com
Pan-fried pork shoulder is served with Coosa Valley grits, braised greens and mustard jus. Braised beef cheeks are served with potato puree, sweet onions, field peas and natural jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$


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