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2016 Fall Restaurant Guide: Gentilly/ Lakefront


Cafe Gentilly
5325 Franklin Ave., (504) 281-4220:
Louisiana crawfish, creamed spinach and Swiss cheese fill an omelet. A soft-shell crab tops eggs Benedict. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Canseco's Market
5217 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 218-8426;
Deli sandwiches include a pressed Cuban filled with marinated pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. Ramen options include tonkatsu, miso and shoyu ramen. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

The Fud Bar
1522 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 309-3284;
Pan-seared drum meuniere amandine is served with green rice, creamed spinach and kale and sauteed vegetables for a special on Thursdays and Fridays. Thursday through Sunday, garlic, paprika and brown sugar-rubbed Angus beef brisket is served with creamed corn, a twice-baked potato and sauteed vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Juju Bag Cafe
5363 Franklin Ave., (504) 872-0969
Red beans are seasoned with smoked turkey and served over rice with Jamaican jerk chicken. The Louisiana catfish plate comes with baked macaroni and cheese, sweet potato souffle, greens and potato salad. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri., late-night Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Messina's Runway Cafe
6001 Stars & Stripes Blvd., Suite 126, (504) 241-5300;
The breakfast menu includes boudin patties topped with fried eggs and hollandaise, served with potatoes. Jimmy Wedell pasta features shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish in basil cream sauce over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Sammy's Deli
3000 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 947-0675;
Black Jack chicken includes blackened chicken, chipotle Gouda and applewood-smoked bacon. The roast beef sandwich features slow-cooked garlic-stuffed roast beef with house-made gravy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Sassafras Creole & Seafood Restaurant
2501 Leon C. Simon Blvd., (504) 288-3939;
Smothered okra includes shrimp and smoked sausage in Creole tomato sauce served over rice with salad. St. Roch seafood pasta features sauteed crawfish tails and Gulf shrimp over angel hair pasta with cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Zimmer's Seafood
4915 St. Anthony Ave., (504) 282-7150;
The combination seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, french fries, bread and salad or coleslaw. Marinated crab salad features crab tossed with celery, bell peppers and onions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit card. $

Arabi/Chalmette/ New Orleans East
Bywater | CBD | Carrollton/University
Citywide | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter
Gentilly/Lakefront | Harahan/Jefferson/ River Ridge
Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview | Metairie | Mid-City/Treme
Uptown | Warehouse District

Abita Springs | Covington | Madisonville
Mandeville | Outskirts | Slidell

West Bank
Algiers | Gretna | Harvey
Marrero | Other

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