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TACO DEL MAR
514 City Park Ave., (504) 272-0557; 925 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 302-2805; www.tacodelmar.com
Diners can choose chicken, beef, steak, fish, carnitas or vegetables to top bowls filled with rice, beans and pico de gallo. Quesadillas also feature a choice of meat and a selection of spinach, flour, whole wheat and tomato tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TAG'S MEAT MARKET & DEL
I 1207 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 277-6594
Po-boys feature a variety of house-made sausages including hot sausage, Italian sausage and green onion and jalapeno. A gumbo-inspired hog's head cheese is loaded with shrimp, smoked sausage and spices. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TAJ MAHAL
923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, (504) 836-6859
Chicken tikka masala is roasted chicken breast with bell peppers in spicy cream sauce served over basmati rice. Masala dosas are rice crepes stuffed with potatoes, onions, tomatoes, cilantro and mustard seeds. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TAN DINH
1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 361-8008
Tan Dinh offers a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes. Goat curry is served over rice or noodles. Marinated and roasted quail is served with noodles. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

TANDOORI CHICKEN RESTAURANT
2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7880; www.tandoorichickennola.com
Palak paneer is fresh spinach cooked with house-made paneer cheese and Indian spices. Chicken tikka masala is cooked in tomato cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

TAQUERIA CORONA
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-6722; 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5088; 5932 Magazine St., (504) 897-3974; www.taqueriacorona.com
Avocado salad features sliced avocado over lettuce and tomatoes with tangy dressing. The shrimp quesadilla is filled with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and shrimp and served with guacamole and salsa. Credit cards. $

TARTINE
7217 Perrier St., (504) 866-4860; www.tartineneworleans.com
Tuna nicoise salad includes olives, potatoes, boiled eggs, hearts of palm, roasted tomatoes, anchovies and vinaigrette. Pork rillette tops a toasted baguette with onion marmalade and cornichons. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

TASTE OF TOKYO
10160 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-0688; www.tasteoftokyorr.com
The Big Easy roll features tuna, salmon, mayo and rice wrapped in soy paper and topped with green onions. The honey-pecan shrimp features honey-glazed shrimp with roasted pecans. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TENNOU SUSHI BAR
1818 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 11, Harvey, (504) 366-3898; www.tennousushi.com
The Tsunami roll features shrimp tempura, crawfish, white tuna, mayonnaise, cream cheese and is baked. The Hawaii roll features tempura shrimp, snow crab, mango, crunchy tempura flakes and is topped with eel sauce and spicy mayo. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TERRAZU
Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 129, (504) 287-0877; www.terrazu.net
The BBLTA sandwich layers brie, bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on whole wheat toast. For a salad, grilled chicken tops a bed of baby spinach, cranberries, toasted pecans, avocado and blue cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

THANH THANH RESTAURANT
131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678; www.t2restaurant.com
Pad thai includes flat rice noodles stir-fried with onions, garlic, bean sprouts, peanuts and spicy sauce. Vietnamese crepes are filled with chicken, bean sprouts and shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THAT'S A WRA
P4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-0009; www.thatsawrapnola.com
The Southwest chipotle chicken wrap features roasted chicken, cheddar cheese, spicy chipotle mayo, bacon, tomato and romaine lettuce. The Tuscan turkey features roast turkey, Swiss cheese, tomato, romaine and spring mix and creamy pesto vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THEO'S PIZZA
1212 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, (504) 733-3803; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; www.theospizza.com
The Meathead pizza features pepperoni, sausage, bacon, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, hamburger and mozzarella on tomato sauce. The Eccentric is an olive-oil based pie with garlic, spinach, feta, pepper Jack, mozzarella, chicken, jalapenos, yellow squash, spicy tomatoes and Anaheim peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THREE MUSES
536 Frenchmen St., (504) 252-4801; www.thethreemuses.com
Mussels are steamed in red curry and coconut sauce and served with bok choy and fried wontons. The Steak and Cake combo features grilled Harris Ranch hanger steak and a crab cake drizzled with bearnaise. No reservations. Dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Proprietor Sergio Cabrera serves a variety of Mexican dishes at Tijuana’s Mexican Bar & Grill. - PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photos by Cheryl Gerber
  • Proprietor Sergio Cabrera serves a variety of Mexican dishes at Tijuana’s Mexican Bar & Grill.

TIJUANA'S MEXICAN BAR & GRILL
533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; www.tijuanasmexicanbargrillnola.com
This cantina serves nachos, flautas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas and more. Fritanga features traditional carne asada with grilled pork, cabbage salad, fried plantains, fried cream cheese, black beans and rice. Tenderloin steak is served with chimichurri. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE TIMES GRILL
1827 Front St., Slidell, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161; www.timesgrill.com
The Sweet Heat bacon cheeseburger is topped with melted cheddar, hickory barbecue sauce and hickory-smoked bacon. Catfish Tchefuncte is a fried catfish fillet topped with creamy crawfish sauce served over seasoned rice with salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TIVOLI & LEE
The Hotel Modern, 2 Lee Circle, (504) 962-0909; www.tivoliandlee.com
The deviled egg sandwich is made with house-made remoulade, local radishes and crispy chicken crackling on brioche. The fried catfish and chips are served with fries, local cabbage slaw and curried aioli. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TOMAS BISTRO
755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942; www.tomasbistro.com
Pan-seared, pecan-crusted drum is topped with jumbo lump crab relish and lemon-butter sauce. Roasted rack of Colorado lamb is served with chardonnay, Dijon and oregano sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TOMMY'S CUISINE
746 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-1103; www.tommysneworleans.com
Fish Capri is made with jumbo lump crabmeat, crawfish, capers and artichokes in beurre blanc. Lightly battered and fried soft-shell crabs are served over linguine with fresh basil, Roma tomatoes and Reggiano-crawfish sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TOMMY'S WINE BAR
752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790; www.tommysneworleans.com
The veal piccata is topped with crabmeat and served with green beans and garlic mashed potatoes. A sauteed fish fillet is topped with grilled shrimp, roasted red peppers and beurre blanc and served with corn maque choux and julienne sweet potatoes. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TONY ANGELLO'S RESTAURANT
6262 Fleur de Lis Drive, (504) 488-0888
Eggplant Tina features thinly sliced eggplant that's breaded, fried and layered with light marinara sauce and Romano cheese. Tony Angello's "Feed Me" dinner features appetizer-sized portions of popular dishes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

TOUPS' MEATERY
845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999; www.toupsmeatery.com
Lamb neck is served with mint chow chow and black-eyed pea salad. The Meatery Board features a selection of house-cured meats and condiments. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

TOUT DE SUITE CAFE
347 Verret St., (504) 362-2264
Atchafalaya is a grilled buttermilk biscuit topped with crawfish etouffee, poached eggs and sauce piquant. A quinoa and goat cheese patty is served with roasted red pepper sauce and roasted vegetables or spring salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TRACEY'S
2604 Magazine St., (504) 899-2054; www.traceysnola.com
The hamburger steak po-boy comes with grilled onions, Swiss cheese and gravy. Top a mixed green salad of cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and croutons with your choice of chicken or shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TREASURE ISLAND BUFFET
5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www.treasurechest.com
The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites as well as dishes from a variety of other cuisines. Prime rib and fried catfish are two popular dishes. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Chef Tommy Wong prepares a variety of Chinese regional dishes at Trey Yuen Cuisine of China. - PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photos by Cheryl Gerber
  • Chef Tommy Wong prepares a variety of Chinese regional dishes at Trey Yuen Cuisine of China.

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA
600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.treyyuen.com
Cantonese-inspired seafood and eggplant includes shrimp, scallops and crawfish stir-fried with Chinese eggplant in bean sauce. Honey-glazed pecan shrimp features Gulf shrimp in sweet cream sauce served with honey-roasted pecans and sesame seeds. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

TRU BURGER
8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416; www.truburgernola.com
The Uptown burger — with a choice of ground Angus, turkey or vegetable patty — is dressed with arugula, goat cheese, roasted tomatoes and garlic mayonnaise. The Truth burger is an Angus patty ground in-house and topped with Swiss cheese, fried thin-sliced onions and house Tru sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

TUJAGUE' S RESTAURANT
823 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676; www.tujagues.com
Tujague's prix fixe dinner menu includes entree options such as the signature chicken bonne femme, prepared pan-fried and seasoned with garlic and parsley. Boiled brisket is accompanied by Creole horseradish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TWO TONYS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-0801; www.two-tonys.com
The broiled seafood au gratin combines shrimp, crabmeat and Maine lobster in cheese sauce topped with shredded cheddar and Romano breadcrumbs. The Montalbano features chicken or veal topped with mozzarella cheese and Creole mushroom meuniere sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$


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