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Fall Restaurant Guide 2014: Carrollton/University

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Ale
8124 Oak St., (504) 324-6558; www.facebook.com/aleonoak
The beer hall's eclectic menu includes fried pickles, soft pretzels with beer-cheese fondue, poutine, wings and fried tofu tacos. Two Run Farm lamb sliders are topped with feta and mint chimichurri. The Mexican Coke-braised brisket sandwich is dressed with coleslaw and roasted garlic aioli. No reservations. Dinner Wed.-Mon., late-night Wed.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Babylon Cafe
7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; www.babyloncafe.biz
The rosemary lamb chop platter includes eight grilled chops cooked in rosemary and olive oil, served with sauteed vegetables. The vegetarian plate comes with tabbouleh, hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel and a choice of bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Barcelona Tapas
720 Dublin St., (504) 861-9696; www.barcelonanola.com
Paella Valencia features saffron rice, chicken, andouille, shrimp, calamari, mussels and vegetables. The chef's pasta special combines sauteed shrimp, Kalamata olives, capers, tomatoes, crushed red pepper, onions, garlic and Mediterranean sauce over linguine. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bayou Hot Wings
6221 S. Claiborne Ave., Suite 104, (504) 865-9464; www.bayouhotwings.com
Chicken tenders are hand-battered, fried and served with a choice of sauce. Hot wings come with a choice of sauces as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Boucherie
8115 Jeannette St., (504) 862-5514; www.boucherie-nola.com
Applewood-smoked scallops and scallop sausage are served with crab-boiled potatoes, roasted garlic and celery remoulade. Pan-seared duck breast comes with crispy pea and vegetable succotash and dried peach and almond pesto. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Breads On Oak
8640 Oak St., (504) 324-8271; www.breadsonoak.com
The menu includes croissants, cinnamon rolls, fruit muffins, pecan brownies, cookies, cakes and artisanal breads. Many items are vegan. For lunch, there are smoked salmon and chevre sandwiches as well as quiches, tarts and salads. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Brigtsen's Restaurant
723 Dante St., (504) 861-7610; www.brigtsens.com
Cochon du lait is served on top of cornbread stuffing with mashed sweet potatoes, cracklings and pan gravy. The seafood platter includes grilled drum amandine, shrimp cornbread with jalapeno-smoked butter, baked oysters Leruth, shrimp and Napa cabbage slaw, artichoke baked oysters and sea scallops with roasted cauliflower. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Bruno's Tavern
7538 Maple St., (504) 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com
Fried chicken tenders are served over a bed of waffle fries with house-made dipping sauce. The One-Eyed Jack burger is topped with bacon, onion rings, pepper Jack cheese and a fried egg. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily and late-night Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

Cafe Freret
7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com
The Voodoo burger is topped with bacon, sauteed onions and mushrooms, provolone, lettuce, tomato, pickles and Creole mayonnaise on a toasted ciabatta bun. The muffuletta combines mortadella, ham, provolone, Genoa salami and house-made olive salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.-Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Camellia Grill
626 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-2679
The 10-inch deli roast beef po-boy is dressed with gravy. Rano's egg white omelet is stuffed with baby spinach, Swiss cheese and white onions and served with french fries, hash browns or grits. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Carrollton Market
8132 Hampson St., (504) 252-9928; www.carrolltonmarket.com
Gulf yellowfin tuna "hot oil" is raw fish seared in a heated blend of oil which becomes a vinaigrette when it mixes with citrus on the plate. Chicken and dumplings is a gourmet twist on the Southern classic, featuring potato gnocchi, country ham, tarragon and creme fraiche. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Chiba
8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola.com
Tuna ceviche is presented in a martini glass with green apple, red onion, avocado and blood orange. New York steak is grilled with soy and mirin glaze and served over marbled potatoes with tasso and spicy Thai basil aioli. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

China Orchid Restaurant
704 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com
Sizzling beef is sauteed with broccoli, spinach and mushrooms in hot chili sauce. Lightly battered and fried spicy fish is served with tofu, onions, carrots, corn and red bell peppers. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Ciro's Cote Sud Restaurant
7918 Maple St., (504) 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com
Cotes d'agneau grillees aux herbes de Provence is a grilled rack of lamb served with vegetables. Les moules frites is a bowl of steamed mussels served with fries and a choice of marinieres, curry, Provencale or blue cheese sauce. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Cash and checks. $$

Cold Stone Creamery
624 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 218-8900; www.coldstonecreamery.com
Midnight Delight features layers of devil's food cake and chocolate fudge ice cream with chocolate shavings wrapped in chocolate ganache. Ice cream sandwiches are set between chocolate chip cookies. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Cooter Brown's Tavern
509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com
The tavern serves raw oysters, sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs. The Uptown Philly fills French bread with smoked turkey, sauteed onions, bell peppers and provolone. The Cooter dog is a large beef frank topped with chili, cheese and sauerkraut. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Cowbell
8801 Oak St., (504) 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com
Pork tenderloin schnitzel is topped with shrimp gravy and sits atop a bed of herbed mashed potatoes. Carpetbagger steak features a skirt steak with fried oysters and bearnaise over country mashed potatoes. Desserts include sweet potato pecan pie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

Crepes a la Cart
1039 Broadway St., (504) 866-2362; www.crepecaterer.com
The salmon Benedict crepe is filled with smoked salmon, eggs, hollandaise and a choice of cheese. The Blue Lagoon crepe features Nutella, blueberries, Irish cream and brown sugar. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

d'Juice
8237 Oak St., (504) 202-6720; www.d-juice.com
The It's Not Easy Being Green smoothie features kale, spinach, cucumber, green apple and bell pepper juices blended with mangos, peaches and bananas. Grape lemonade features grapes, lemons, apples, pears and honeydew. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante St., (504) 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com
Crispy confit pork steak is served over collard greens and hoe cake with apple compote. Redfish is grilled skin-on and topped with lump crabmeat, citrus and herb salad. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Dough Bowl
1039 Broadway St., (504) 861-2200
The California chicken sandwich features chicken breast topped with bacon, Swiss cheese and avocado. The pulled pork sandwich is served on a brioche bun and is accompanied by house-made coleslaw and fries. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Felipe's Taqueria
6215 S. Miro St., (504) 288-8226; www.felipestaqueria.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

Fresco Cafe & Pizzeria
7625 Maple St., (504) 862-6363; www.frescocafe.us
The menu includes pizza, strombolis, sandwiches, pita wraps, salads and more. The Fresco special pie is topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, caramelized onions and roasted red peppers. The Italian Feast sandwich is filled with Genoa salami, ham, pepperoni, mozzarella, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and Creole mustard. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

GB's Patio Bar & Grill
8117 Maple St., (504) 861-0067.
The menu includes chili-cheese fries, nachos, Angus beef burgers, hot dogs and chicken. An 8-ounce Allen Brothers filet mignon is served with salad and a side such as a baked potato, onion rings, french fries or sweet potato fries. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Hana Japanese Restaurant
8116 Hampson St., (504) 865-1634
The lobster roll combines breaded lobster tail, fresh salmon, tuna, smelt roe and spring greens in soy paper. The No Name roll bundles tuna, salmon, eel, tamago, snow crab and smelt roe in soy paper topped with smelt roe, crunchy flakes, eel sauce and Hana sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Jacques-Imo's Cafe
8324 Oak St., (504) 861-0886; www.jacques-imos.com
Chef Jacques Leonardi serves updated Creole dishes. Blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat and chili hollandaise and served with salad and two sides. Fried chicken plates feature white or dark meat or mixed platters with parsley, garlic and pickles on top. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Jamila's Mediterranean Tunisian Cuisine
7808 Maple St., (504) 866-4366
Couscous Royal is served with stewed chicken and lamb, grilled house-made merguez sausage and vegetables. Sauteed shrimp and mussels are served with tarragon seafood reduction over linguine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Jazmine Cafe
614 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9301; www.jazminecafe.com
Spicy mango salad is made with julienned mango, fresh tuna, jicama, cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, peanuts, fried shallots and sesame vinaigrette. Fresh salmon is an optional addition. The Volcano spring roll is made with shrimp, pork and lettuce topped with spicy snow crab. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

The Kupcake Factory
6233 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 464-8884; www.thekupcakefactory.com
Going Bananas is a fresh banana cupcake with walnuts and is topped with a banana cream cheese frosting. The Wedding Cake is made with white almond-flavored cake with white almond-buttercream frosting. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

La Divina Gelateria
Loyola University, 501 Pine St., (504) 865-2011; www.ladivinagelateria.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe
8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; www.pupusasneworleans.com
The NOLA Special breakfast burrito is stuffed with hot sausage, organic eggs, refried black beans, hash browns and American cheese. Carne asada is marinated and grilled beef tenderloin served with saffron rice and tropical salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Mon. Cash only. $$

La Madeleine
601 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8662; www.lamadeleine.com
The hot chicken Parisien features balsamic chicken, bacon, lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomato and mayonnaise on a sourdough roll and is served with chips or pasta salad. Strawberry spinach salad is tossed with strawberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Lebanon's Cafe
1500 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-6200; www.lebanonscafe.com
Grilled rosemary lamb chops are served with vegetables, hummus and salad. The sauteed vegetable plate includes broccoli, bell pepper, onions and mushrooms topped with cheese and served over basmati rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo
7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www.facebook.com/eatkakkoii
The LSU roll features shrimp tempura and cream cheese topped with snow crab, tuna, avocado and eel sauce. The Po-boy roll includes soft-shell crab, crawfish and shrimp tempura and is wrapped with soy paper and served with eel sauce and spicy mayo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar
1340 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com
Tonkotsu ramen is a soup topped with pork, green onion, bean sprouts and bamboo shoots and is available in spicy or mild versions. The shrimp Mermaid is a fried wonton stuffed with shrimp and cream cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Live Oak Cafe
8140 Oak St., (504) 265-0050; www.liveoakcafenola.com
Huevos rancheros features house-made chorizo and avocado. Creamy cheese grits are topped with shrimp, bacon, parsley, lemon, chilies and paprika. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown
615 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-5900; www.louisianapizzakitchenuptown.com
Shrimp and andouille macaroni and cheese combines penne pasta and cheddar Alfredo sauce sprinkled with scallions. Cuban pizza is topped with pulled pork, coleslaw, barbecue sauce, mozzarella and pickles. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards.  $$

Maple Street Cafe
7623 Maple St., (504) 314-9003; www.maplestreetcafenola.com
Oysters amandine are fried oysters topped with almonds and white wine-butter sauce. Duck Jameel is a boneless pepper-crusted duck breast served with blueberry cognac sauce, vegetables and potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Maple Street Patisserie
7638 Maple St., (504) 304-1526; www.facebook.com/maplestpatisserie
Baked goods include muffins, turnovers, brownies, cupcakes, croissants and breads such as ciabatta, sourdough and whole wheat. Sandwiches such as turkey with Havarti cheese are available on house breads or croissants. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mat & Naddie's
937 Leonidas St., (504) 861-9600; www.matandnaddies.com
Gravlax and walnut beet cake is topped with creme fraiche and a house-made cucumber pickle. Roasted pepper and four-cheese cannelloni comes with pine nuts, spinach and spicy tomato broth. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mellow Mushroom
8227 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www.mellowmushroom.com
The Holy Shiitake pie is made with shiitake and portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, mozzarella and Montamore cheeses and drizzled with garlic aioli and black truffle oil. The Righteous Portobello Reuben combines portobello mushrooms, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on a rye roll. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Milk Bar
710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Mona's Cafe
1120 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8175; www.monascafeanddeli.com
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

Naked Pizza
6307 S. Miro St., (504) 865-0244; www.nakedpizza.biz
The Sonoran pie tops a probiotic crust with chicken, mushrooms, red onion and roasted red peppers. The Superbiotic pizza is made with artichoke, spinach, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, red onion and cilantro. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

O'Henry's Food & Spirits
632 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; www.ohenrys.com
The Health Nut turkey sandwich combines house-roasted turkey, cucumber, avocado, tomato, provolone and baby spinach on toasted wheat bread. The Cajun burger features a house-made sausage and ground beef patty topped with American cheese and zydeco sauce on a jalapeno-cheddar bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Oak
8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; www.oaknola.com
Shrimp tacos are served on house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, guacamole and Sriracha sauce. The grilled flatbread is served with buratta cheese, roasted Hollygrove tomatoes, basil pistou and roasted pine nuts. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pepperoni's Cafe
8123 Hampson St., (504) 865-0336; www.pepperoniscafe.com
Strawberry Field salad features mixed greens, tomatoes, walnuts, onions, feta cheese, strawberries and balsamic vinaigrette. The chicken Caprese panino features grilled chicken breast, spinach, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and pesto aioli. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pyramids Cafe
3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602; www.pyramidscafeneworleans.com
Lamb chops are marinated with olive oil, herbs and spices, grilled and served with hummus and salad. The vegetarian plate features hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh and falafel. All plates come with white or whole wheat pita. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Refuel Cafe
8124 Hampson St., (504) 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com
Nutella French toast is topped with whipped cream and powdered sugar. The breakfast burrito is stuffed with potatoes, cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs and andouille and served with grits. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe
7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810; www.riccobonos.com
Crab cakes Benedict features two poached eggs atop crab cakes with hollandaise and brabant potatoes, grits or fruit. The Mediterranean omelet is filled with creamed spinach and artichoke, tomato and onion, topped with feta and mozzarella cheeses and served with potatoes or grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Rue de la Course
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343; www.facebook.com/ruedelacourse
The breakfast sandwich is made with eggs, bacon and cheese and served on a choice of bagel. The Downtown sandwich features turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, tomato, lettuce, sprouts and mayonnaise on a choice of bagel and comes with chips, potato salad or coleslaw. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

The Sammich
7708 Maple St., (504) 866-6222; www.thesammich.com
Mini burgers made of house-ground brisket, leg of lamb and pork shoulder and topping combinations include smoked Gouda cheese and bone marrow mayonnaise. Fried oysters en brouchette are served with bacon, brie and meuniere sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Satsuma Cafe
7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5557; www.satsumacafe.com
See Bywater section for restaurant description.

Squeal Bar-B-Q
8400 Oak St., (504) 302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com
Smoked pork cakes feature seasoned pulled pork, lightly breaded and topped with chili sour cream and salsa. Pork grillades features barbecued pulled pork served over creamy roasted corn cheese grits. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Tartine
7217 Perrier St., (504) 866-4860; www.tartineneworleans.com
Tuna nicoise salad features tuna, hearts of palm, egg, anchovies, new potatoes, olives, haricots vert, piquillo peppers, roasted tomatoes and house vinaigrette. Salmon rilletes are served with capers, egg, onion marmalade and toasted baguette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Ted's Frostop
3100 Calhoun St., (504) 861-3615; www.tedsfrostop.com
The Loto burger combo features a hamburger dressed with lettuce, tomato and onions, french fries and a mug of Frostop root beer. There is a daily all-you-can-eat pancake buffet. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Thai Mint
1438 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-9001; www.thaimintrestaurant.com
Savage fish is breaded tilapia served with sauteed shrimp, yellow squash, basil, onions and bell peppers. An entree of soft-shell crab is served over sauteed scallops and calamari, spicy shrimp, long beans and sweet basil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

TruBurger
8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416; www.truburgernola.com
The Deep South burger is topped with a fried green tomato, lettuce, onion and house-made pimiento cheese. The Bacon Blues burger is topped with sauteed mushrooms, bacon and blue cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Vincent's Italian Cuisine
7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Waffles on Maple
7712 Maple St., (504) 304-2662; www.wafflesonmaple.com
The Heart Attack waffle is topped with two fried eggs, Muenster, mozzarella, cheddar, caramelized onions, mushrooms and jalapenos. The Monkey Madness waffle is loaded with bananas, sliced almonds, whipped cream and chocolate ganache. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Z'otz
8210 Oak St., (504) 861-2224; www.zotzcafe.com
The menu includes a roast beef and pepper sandwich and a ham, turkey and Swiss sandwich. The vegan muffuletta features tempeh and olive salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $


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

Northshore: Abita Springs | Covington | Madisonville | Mandeville | Outskirts | Slidell

West Bank: Algiers | Gretna | Harvey | Marrero | Outskirts

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