Fall Restaurant Guide 2013: Faubourg Marigny


517 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-1345;
Vegan sesame tofu salad is served on multigrain bread. Chili cheese tater tachos are potato tots covered with cheddar, vegan chili, red onions and sour cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

611 Frenchmen St., (504) 948-3800 House-made crabmeat and corn cannelloni is drenched in spicy cream sauce. Rack of lamb comes with pasta or salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Cash only. $$

Kajuns Pub, 2256 St. Claude Ave., (504)-267-6108;
borrachonola Located in Kajun's Pub, Borracho offers locally sourced chicken wings marinated in buttermilk and spices, fried and topped with celery and watermelon slaw. Spicy lamb merguez is made with Two Run Farm ground lamb, roasted red peppers and cumin and served with mint chimichurri and preserved lemon tzatziki. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit Cards. $

1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038;
Bratwurst jambalaya is made with beer-soaked Johnsonville brats. The patty melt combines a ground-beef patty, sauteed onions and Swiss cheese on toasted rye bread. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Rose Nicaud
632 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-3300;
The portobello mushroom sandwich on ciabatta bread is dressed with provolone cheese, arugula and balsamic vinaigrette. Rose Benedict features two sunny-side-up eggs over a biscuit with caramelized onions, alligator sausage, arugula, avocado, balsamic vinaigrette and rosemary cheese grits. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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. $

New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 371-5074;
Moussaka features layers of grilled vegetables with tomato and bechamel sauce and is available in lamb, beef and vegetarian varieties. Lamb shank is cooked in spicy tomato sauce and served with rice, salad and grilled eggplant. Meats are kosher, locally raised, free-range and free of growth hormones. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Feelings Cafe
2600 Chartres St., (504) 945-2222;
Gulf fish Nicholas features a grilled fillet brushed with Dijon mustard and served with grilled shrimp, creamed spinach and new potatoes. Duck bigarade is half a roasted Long Island duck glazed with Grand Marnier orange sauce and served with pecan rice and asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. 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. $

La Peniche Restaurant
1940 Dauphine St., (504) 943-1460
The deep-fried pork chop comes with a choice of potato side. Eggs Benedict features poached eggs served on top of an English muffin, Canadian bacon and grilled tomatoes, served with Hollandaise. No reservations. Open 24 hours Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Lost Love Lounge
2529 Dauphine St., (504) 949-2009;
Traditional pho features Vietnamese meatballs in spicy beef broth. Shrimp spring rolls are filled with shrimp, vermicelli, cucumbers and lettuce and served with peanut sauce. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

508 Frenchmen St., (504) 371-5543;
Apple rum-spiced bread pudding is drizzled with a house-made 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. $$

Mardi Gras Zone
2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787;
Wood-fired pizzas include the Eden Vegan pie topped with avocado, zucchini, spinach, green bell pepper, shiitake mushrooms, fresh basil, Daiya vegan cheese and basil pesto. The deli counter offers chicken salad made with green onions, mayonnaise, sweet relish and eggs. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Marigny Brasserie
640 Frenchmen St., (504) 945-4472;
Grilled tuna tops a salad of spring mix greens, candied oranges, tomatoes, mushrooms and toasted sunflower seeds drizzled with garlic teriyaki. Pan-seared scallops are served with Parmesan risotto and fennel, shallot and white wine sauce. Reservations accepted. Credit cards. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Mimi's in the Marigny
2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868;
Mimi's serves a selection of hot and cold Spanish tapas. Goat cheese croquetas are fried goat cheese puffs served with caramelized onions and honey. Almond-stuffed dates are made with figs, honey and blue cheese and served with seasonal fruit. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill
437 Esplanade Ave., (504) 252-4800;
Skewers of jerk chicken are served with blackberry brandy sauce. Lechon asado is citrus-marinated, roasted pork belly served with rice, beans and mojo criollo. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mona's Cafe
504 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-4115
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

New Orleans Cake Cafe & Bakery
2440 Chartres St., (504) 943-0010;
Locally raised beef is slow-roasted for 18 hours and served in a po-boy on house-baked bread. Cupcakes come in an array of flavors; chocolate, red velvet and wedding cake are the most popular. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

The Orange Couch
2339 Royal St., (504) 267-7327;
The mocha masala latte is made with espresso, dark chocolate and house-ground masala spices. The affogato is a scoop of ice cream with a single shot of espresso poured on top. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Praline Connection
542 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-3934;
File gumbo is made with shrimp, crab and smoked sausage. Crawfish etouffee is crawfish tails smothered in a tomato based seasoned gravy and served with rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Ruby Slipper Cafe
2001 Burgundy St., (504) 525-9355;
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

Schiro's Cafe & Julie's Little Indian Kitchen
2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666;
The tandoori chicken tikka is a grilled marinated boneless chicken kebab that comes with basmati rice, house-made bread and raita and tamarind sauce. The curry comes with a choice of chicken, lamb or shrimp, sauteed in olive oil, onion, garlic, ginger and curry sauce and topped with green onions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner 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. $$

1913 Royal St., (504) 948-9309;
The vegan papaya salad is made with carrots, green beans, cherry tomatoes and roasted peanuts and is tossed with lime juice, palm sugar and Thai chilis. The Caribbean pirate dish features wok-fried mussels, scallops, Gulf shrimp, calamari and vegetables in kaffir lime Panang curry made with ginger and lemon grass. It comes with brown or white jasmine rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

900 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-9433;
The Marigny roll features chopped spicy tuna, ginger, snow crab and crunchy flakes wrapped in rice paper. The firecracker roll combines tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, snow crab, jalapenos, cucumber and smelt roe and is served with spicy mayonnaise. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Who Dat Coffee Cafe
2401 Burgundy St., (504) 872-0360;
Not Yo Mama's cornbread features jalapeno cornbread topped with creamy egg sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions. The Marigny sandwich is an open-face ciabatta covered with crab and shrimp salad in house remoulade. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Yuki Izakaya
525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122
This Japanese tavern offers a mix of small plates including hot items and raw tuna preparations. Karaage is chicken marinated in ginger sauce and fried. Grilled beef tongue is lightly seasoned with salt and pepper. No reservations. Dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Bywater | Carrollton/University | CBD | Citywide | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter

Gentilly/Lakefront | Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge | Kenner | Lakeview | Metairie

Mid-City/Treme | New Orleans East/Chalmette | Northshore | Uptown | Warehouse District | West Bank

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