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2013 Summer Restaurant Guide: E


900 Dumaine St., (504) 522-7222;
The house-made hog's head cheese is served with hot sauce and saltines. Chicken and dumplings feature chicken and vegetable cream over three biscuits in a cast-iron pan. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

81 French Market Place, (504) 525-9752; 300 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-0107;
Guacamole is prepared tableside with two avocados, pico de gallo, lime and sea salt, with optional jalapeno peppers. Oaxaca eggplant is a half eggplant seared and topped with Mexican panela cheese, shrimp, chicken, sauteed garlic, mushrooms, pico de gallo and mezcal cream salsa. No reservations. French Market Place: Lunch and dinner daily. Harrison Avenue: Lunch and dinner Tues.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

1179 Annunciation St., (504) 299-1179;
Milanese-style osso buco is served with pappardelle pasta. Jumbo Gulf shrimp are cooked with rosemary, olive oil, bay leaves, white wine and cracked black pepper. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

601 Gallier St., (504) 944-9272;
Baked oysters are topped with truffle foie gras mayonnaise. "Crabby Eggs" top crab cakes with poached eggs and hollandaise. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

1300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-4937;
Louisiana crawfish gnocchi are served with house-made andouille, sweet corn, mushrooms and grape tomatoes in crab boil butter. Chicken Clemenceau feastures roasted Springer Mountain chicken breast, Chisesi ham, roasted royal trumpet mushrooms, sugar snap peas, brabant potatoes and bearnaise. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393;
Fettuccine Nero features Gulf shrimp and mussels topped with charred sweet corn, Covey Rise Farms tomatoes, pancetta and urchin-scampi fondue. The grilled double-cut pork chop is tamarind glazed and served with caramelized sweet potatoes and green chili mole. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

734 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 898-3988;
Windsor high tea includes a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, mini-quiches, two mini-cakes, a chocolate-dipped strawberry and scones served with clotted cream, lemon curd and preserves. The Coronation chicken salad features chicken, grapes, apples and walnuts in mild curry dressing and can be ordered on a salad or in a sandwich. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

600 S. Peters St., (504) 525-8544;
The Ernster po-boy features fried oysters topped with roast beef debris. Shrimp Creole features a savory tomato sauce and is served over white rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 116, (504) 524-5115
The breakfast burrito is a wheat or white tortilla filled with eggs, cheese, bacon, sausage and salsa. The Monterey chicken wrap features roasted chicken breast, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, Monterey Jack cheese and ranch dressing in a grilled white or wheat tortilla. No reservations.Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Dollar signs indicate the average price of a dinner entree.

$ = $1-$10
$$ = $11-$20
$$$ = $21-up

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