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2015 Spring Restaurant Guide: W


610 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 324-8000;
The fruit and cheese plate includes two cheeses, grapes and sliced apple. Sweet items include Debbie Does Doberge chocolate-covered red velvet cake balls. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Waffles on Maple
7712 Maple St., (504) 304-2662;
The Waking in New Orleans waffle is topped with crushed pralines, whipped cream, chocolate shavings and rum caramel sauce. The Better Than Feta waffle is topped with marinated sun-dried tomatoes, ricotta, feta and fresh basil. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Walk-on's Bistreaux and Bar
1009 Poydras St., (504) 309-6530;
The sports bar offers plenty of noshing items and some tables are equipped with beer taps. Cajundillas are quesadillas filled with chicken, boudin, pepper Jack cheese, grilled onions, andouille and rice. Seasoned waffle fries are topped with melted Monterey Jack and sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, banana peppers, scallions and chipotle ranch. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Warehouse Grille
869 Magazine St., (504) 322-2188;
The pork rib-eye comes with cornbread stuffing, asparagus and raspberries. Tuna St. Julian is grilled tuna served with julienned vegetables, Crystal butter and roasted poblano rouille. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

900 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 267-3263;
The Assassin roll combines snow crab, avocado and tuna and is topped with spicy tuna, barbecue eel sauce and wasabi. The Yellow Dragon roll has snow crab, avocado and cucumber inside and is topped with salmon, lemon and scallions. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Water Street Bistro
804 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-3855;
Roasted duck is served in port wine reduction, fig compote, scallions and toasted pecans. Louisiana crawfish egg rolls are drizzled with smoked tasso tartar sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

4510 Freret St., (504) 309-0069;
The Knuckle sandwich features roast beef, pickled red onion, shoestring potatoes, horseradish aioli and arugula on a pretzel bun. Pulled chicken Dijon is served on ciabatta with basil puree, Dijon vinaigrette, tomato confit, Kalamata olives, house-made bread and butter pickles, arugula, shaved red onion and Dijon mustard. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse & Restaurant
769 W. Fifth St., LaPlace, (985) 652-9990;
House-made andouille is used to make the andouille burger, andouille chips, gumbo and more. Plantation veal is fried and served over pasta with shrimp, artichoke and mushroom-basil cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 593-6955;
The Workout smoothie packs 32 grams of protein with almond milk, vanilla, almond butter, mixed berries and whey protein. The Immune smoothie blends coconut water, honey, mango, banana, mixed berries, probiotics and prebiotics and Vitamin C. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Welty's Deli and Catering
336 Camp St., (504) 592-0223;
The Napa salad features mixed greens, wine-soaked cranberries, hardwood-smoked bacon, toasted walnuts, apples, blue cheese and sugarcane pepper jelly vinaigrette. The French dip sandwich layers medium-rare roast beef and aged provolone cheese on French bread served au jus. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Who Dat Coffee Cafe
2401 Burgundy St., (504) 872-0360;
The Marigny sandwich features crab and shrimp salad in remoulade served open-faced on ciabatta. Not Yo Mama's corn cakes feature jalapeno corn cakes topped with creamy egg sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon and scallions. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Whole Foods Market
300 N. Broad St., Suite 103, (504) 434-3364; 3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., (504) 899-9119;
These markets offer sandwiches, pizza, baked goods, salad bars and prepared dishes. Root vegetable gratin is topped with breadcrumbs and cheese. Smoked mozzarella pasta salad combines smoked mozzarella, Parmesan, basil and penne pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Willie Mae's Scotch House
2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503; 7457 St. Charles Ave. (504) 417-5424
Willie Mae's is known for fried chicken and Creole soul food. Other dishes include a fish and shrimp platter. No reservations. St. Ann Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Wit's Inn
141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600;
The menu includes salads, pizza, calzones and sandwiches. Creole Italian pizza has red sauce topped with spicy shrimp, Roma tomatoes, feta, mozzarella, red onions and pesto sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

WOW Cafe
The Shanghai shrimp po-boy features fried shrimp topped with Asian slaw, cilantro and house ranch and Shanghai sauce. Santa Fe chicken tacos are filled with grilled or fried chicken, mixed cheeses, lettuce, tomato and Santa Fe sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

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