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Fall Restaurant Guide 2014: Faubourg Marigny


13 Monaghan
517 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-1345;
The barbecue tofu sandwich combines tofu, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, barbecue sauce, butter pickles and mayonnaise on French bread. The sesame chicken salad sandwich features pickled daikon carrots and seasoned almonds on multigrain bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Arabella Casa Di Pasta
2258 St. Claude Ave., (504) 267-6108;
Diners can assemble an entree by choosing from lists of house-made pastas, sauces and extras such as roasted peppers or sausage. Arabella's spicy meatballs are made with beef, pork and andouille and served with pomodoro sauce. John Belu-Cheese is rigatoni tossed with chicken, green onions, blue cheese, cracklings and Jack Daniel's sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

514 Frenchmen St., (504) 944-8461;
Fried green tomatoes are topped with sauteed shrimp and green remoulade. The menu includes salads, burgers, sandwiches and po-boys, including 32-inch versions. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Buffa's Lounge
1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038;
Bratwurst jambalaya is made with beer-soaked Johnsonville brats. Buffa's burger is a half-pound ground beef patty dressed with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Rose Nicaud
632 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-3300;
The roasted butternut squash pecan salad contains kale, red onions, roasted squash, goat cheese and spiced pecans. Rose Benedict features sunny-side-up eggs over rosemary cheese grits, caramelized onions, portobello mushrooms, avocado, tomato, arugula and Asiago cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Checkpoint Charlie
501 Esplanade Ave., (504) 281-4847
The Cajun-seasoned half-pound burger is topped with hot sauce and bacon. For a snack or side, french fries or tater tots are loaded with melted cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Dat Dog
601 Frenchmen St., (504) 309-3362;
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 371-5074;
The falafel sandwich features fried chickpeas, parsley, garlic and spices in house-made Turkish bread. Moussaka features layers of grilled vegetables with tomato and bechamel and is available in lamb, beef and vegetarian varieties. 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. Seafood-baked eggplant is a casserole with shrimp, crawfish, dirty rice, sausage and stewed eggplant served on a fried eggplant medallion with hollandaise. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Franklin
2600 Dauphine St., (504) 267-0640;
The changing selection of small plates includes dishes such as tempura-fried avocado with crabmeat and pork loin in pastry with pear and dried apricot chutney. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards.  $$

1940 Dauphine St., (504) 459-4676A sweet potato waffle is served with spicy chicken wings. Barbecue shrimp and grits features Louisiana shrimp in Abita Turbodog-based sauce over stone-ground grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Tue., dinner Thu.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

2315 St. Claude Ave., (504) 383-4328;
The gyro kebab is a traditional doner sandwich filled with sliced pork shoulder, tzatziki, skhug sauce, pickled green cabbage, red onions and cucumbers. The German doner kebab features house-made bread, free-range chicken, garlic aioli, hot sauce, pickled cabbage, red onions and cucumbers. No reservations. Late lunch, dinner and late-night Fri.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855;
Pierogis are Polish potato and cheese dumplings served with sour cream and sweet onions. The Pol-boy 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. $

Lost Love Lounge
2529 Dauphine St., (504) 949-2009;
Kung pao tofu banh mi is dressed with jalapenos, pickled carrots, daikon and cilantro on buttered Dong Phuong French bread. Southern-style Vietnamese rare beef pho features broth seasoned with ginger, anise and cinammon. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Marigny Brasserie
640 Frenchmen St., (504) 945-4472;
Fried green tomatoes are topped with shrimp remoulade. Pork belly is braised in a pineapple and agave reduction and served in tacos. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Melba's Old School Po-boys
1525 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 267-7765;
The shrimp po-boy is loaded with fried Louisiana shrimp. The menu also includes its signature 9th Ward gumbo, hot sausage and French fry po-boys, chicken wing and dark-meat chicken platters and bread pudding. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Mimi's in the Marigny
2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868
Hot and cold Spanish tapas are available from the bar's upstairs kitchen. Goat cheese croquetas are fried goat cheese puffs served with caramelized onions and honey. Mushroom manchego toast features creamy sauteed mushrooms atop sliced bread and cheese. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. 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;
The crab sandwich features local crabmeat, bacon, melted brie and sauteed spinach on a choice of bread. Boudin and eggs features a boudin patty, two eggs, stone-ground grits and a biscuit. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

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

The Praline Connection
542 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-3934;
The Creole-soul food spot serves file gumbo made with shrimp, crab and smoked sausage. Crawfish etouffee features crawfish tails smothered in tomato gravy with rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Ruby Slipper Cafe
2001 Burgundy St., (504) 525-9355;
Catfish St. Peter features pan-seared Mississippi farm-raised catfish over cheese grit cakes topped with poached eggs, a skewer of grilled shrimp, spinach and Creole mustard hollandaise. House-smoked salmon Benedict combines salmon, poached eggs, red onion, capers and dill hollandaise on a buttermilk biscuit. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
626 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-0696;
The menu includes Creole dishes, seafood and steaks. Fish Marigny features a fried fillet topped with Gulf shrimp and Creole cream sauce. The burger features an Angus beef patty and comes with a baked potato. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

1913 Royal St., (504) 948-9309;
Combination pad thai features shrimp, chicken and beef served with pan-fried rice noodles in tamarind sauce with bean sprouts, green onion and egg. Drunken noodles is a spicy combination of thick rice noodles, choice of meat, seafood or tofu, broccoli, cabbage, eggs and basil. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

900 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-9433;
The Yellow Dragon roll has snow crab, avocado and cucumber and is topped with salmon, lemon and green onion. The Firecracker roll features tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, snow crab, jalapenos, cucumber and smelt roe with spicy mayonnaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. 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 cornbread features jalapeno cornbread topped with creamy egg sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Yuki Izakaya
525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122
This Japanese-style tavern serves an array of traditional Japanese dishes and most of them are small plates suitable for sharing. Karaage is chicken marinated in ginger sauce and fried. Spicy onigiri are traditional seaweed-wrapped rice balls filled with spicy roe. No reservations. Dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. 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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