Gambit's 2012 Winter Restaurant Guide: Brewpub


ABITA BREW PUB 72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; Baby back ribs are marinated in Abita Purple Haze and served dripping with house-made sauce and a side of fries. The menu offers big burgers like the California, which is topped with avocado, sprouts and feta cheese. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE 527 Decatur St., 522-0571; The brewpub serves flash-fried calamari tossed with pepperoncini peppers, kalamata olives and roasted garlic, and drizzled with red pepper aioli. Gulf grouper is served with naan bread, avocado, tomato, carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, cabbage, poblano peppers, mango mayo and sweet potato fries. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GORDON BIERSCH 200 Poydras St., 552-2739; This brewpub pours a selection of hand-crafted brews and features an eclectic menu. Barbecued salmon is brushed with Asian barbecue sauce and served with grilled balsamic red onions, spinach and sweet ginger rice. Teriyaki flatiron steak is served with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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