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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide: New Orleans Music and Food Restaurants


Checkpoint Charlie
501 Esplanade Ave., (504) 281-4847 The half-pound Charlie burger comes dressed with lettuce, pickles and onion. For a snack or side, french fries are loaded with melted cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Dmac's Bar & Grill
542 S. Jefferson Davis Hwy., (504) 304-5757;
The Monday red beans and rice special can be topped with a grilled pork chop. The Thursday special is chicken-fried steak served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Hard Rock Cafe
125 Bourbon St., (504) 529-5617;
The Twisted Mac, Chicken & Cheese combines cavatappi (corkscrew) pasta, grilled chicken breast, three-cheese sauce, garlic, roasted red peppers and Romano-parsley breadcrumbs. West Tennessee-style hickory-smoked ribs are dry-rubbed, slow cooked and basted with hickory barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted online. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855;
At the back of the music club, the kitchen offers Eastern European comfort food. Pierogis are Polish potato and cheese dumplings served with sour cream and sweet onions. The Polboy features a Polish sausage, spicy cabbage and savory fried onions with mustard and pickles on French bread. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Cash only for food. $

508 Frenchmen St., (504) 371-5543;
Apple rum-spiced bread pudding is drizzled with Sailor Jerry rum sauce. Jamaican pulled pork is slow cooked in ginger beer, drizzled with barbecue sauce and served with coleslaw and mixed vegetables. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485;
Roasted bone marrow is served with fried oysters, arugula and preserved lemon vinaigrette. Grilled Gulf shrimp are served with fried fingerling potatoes, red chili flakes and sabayon. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur St., (504) 525-0200;
Creole beef Indienne is simmered with tomatos, peppers, mushrooms, garlic, onions and spices and served with mango chutney and rice. Chicken Ambrosia is a sauteed chicken breast served with fennel-Pernod cream sauce and spinach fettuccine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Rock 'N' Bowl
3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700;
The house burger features house-ground, grass-fed beef from Straight Stick Ranch and comes with fries. Fried pickles are served with Crystal hot sauce-based Boss Sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
626 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-0696;
Fish Marigny features a fried fillet topped with Gulf shrimp and Creole cream sauce. Spicy barbecue shrimp features shell-on shrimp sauteed with butter, garlic, rosemary and cayenne pepper. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Steamboat Natchez
Toulouse Street Wharf, 400 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8777;
Creole creamed spinach comes with braised onions, cream cheese, Parmesan and feta cheese. Frittata del giorno is an Italian-style crustless quiche made with eggs, vegetables, cheeses, herbs and spices and served with cured ham. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue | Brewpub

Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban | Chinese

Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole | Deli | Diner | Fondue

French | German | Greek | Indian/Pakistani | Irish | Italian

Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American | Louisiana Contemporary

Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican/Southwest | Music & Food

Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-Boys | Seafood

Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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