The long bar at The Delachaise offers dozens of wines by the bottle or glass, imported beers and cocktails — with daily offerings scribbled on chalkboards overhead. An outdoor patio is decorated with twinkling lights and overlooks the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, making the bar an intimate perch for people-watching and sharing a cheese plate. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
Mussels are steamed with Thai chili and kaffir lime leaf. Chicken mofongo features plantains stuffed with stewed chicken. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$