desireoysterbar Louisiana crab cakes are served with coleslaw and red pepper aioli. Desire's Creole Trio includes Creole gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice with smoked sausage. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
A tin ceiling and black-and-white checkered floors are holdovers in a recently renovated space with a new contemporary bar, highboy tables and a char-grill station for oysters. The hurricane is the most popular drink, and here it's made with fresh passion fruit juice. The food menu includes shrimp and grits, gumbo, crawfish and blackened catfish Lafitte. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m.