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Gambit's 2017 spring restaurant guide: F


Fat Boy Pantry
1302 Magazine St., (504) 239-9514;
The Havana sandwich features roasted pork, Serrano ham, Gruyere cheese, pickles and black garlic mustard. The U'z in Philly cheese steak comes with rib-eye steak, American cheese, Cheez Whiz, onions and side of hand-cut fries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Fat Harry's
4330 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9582
Buffalo wings are served with house-made Buffalo sauce and come with blue cheese or ranch and celery. The spicy Korean chicken sandwich features a grilled or fried chicken breast served with chips. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Fausto's Bistro
530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7121;
Parmesan-crusted Gulf fish is topped with crushed tomatoes, white wine-butter sauce and lump crabmeat and served with wilted spinach and rosemary potatoes. Italian sausage sauteed with bell peppers, onions, garlic and Italian herbs is tossed with marinara and served over angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Fazzio's Restaurant
1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704;
A large meatball tops angel hair pasta in tomato sauce. Filet Fazzio is a filet mignon topped with sauteed shrimp, red and yellow peppers, mushrooms and olives in light cream sauce and served with pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Felipe's Taqueria
176 Town Center Parkway, Slidell, (985) 288-1210; 301 N. Peters St., (504) 288-8226; 411 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 288-8226; 6215 S. Miro St., (504) 288-8226;
Burrito fillings include a choice of chicken, steak, pork, shrimp or chorizo, plus rice, pinto beans, pico de gallo and Mexican crema. Taco fillings include chicken tinga, grilled chicken, al pastor, carnitas, steak, chorizo, fried fish and vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar
739 Iberville St., (504) 522-4440;
Oysters are available raw, baked, char-grilled or fried and are served on platters or in po-boys. Buffalo oysters are served with hot sauce. The menu also includes fried shrimp, catfish and soft-shell crab platters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

2540 Banks St., (504) 324-6090;
Blackened catfish is served on a hoagie roll with Crystal aioli, lettuce, tomato and giardiniera pickle relish and comes with fries. The grilled shrimp chimichurri sandwich is dressed with horseradish mayonnaise, tomato and slaw on a hoagie roll and served with fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Finn McCool's Irish Pub
3701 Banks St., (504) 486-9080;
Chicken wings are served with red pepper Buffalo sauce, Captain Porkenheimer barbecue sauce or Asian-style fish sauce. Pimiento cheese is served with bacon marmalade and toasted rye bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Burgers and hot dogs are served with a choice of toppings such as cheese, bacon, jalapenos, grilled onions, mushrooms, pickles and barbecue sauce. The menu also includes grilled cheese and BLT sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Five Happiness
3605 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935;
The extensive menu includes dishes from many Chinese regional cuisines. The deluxe sweet and sour platter includes chicken, pork and shrimp. Moo shu beef is served with crepes and plum sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Fogo de Chao
JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal St., (504) 412-8900;
The Brazilian churrasco-style buffet dinner is built around grilled meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken, and there is a selection of salads and side dishes. Forbidden black rice salad is seasoned with sea salt and garlic and mixed with mango and mint. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Fong's Chinese & Cantonese Restaurant
2101 Williams Blvd., Suite G, Kenner, (504) 467-9928
Fong's Triple Treat is a stir-fry of shrimp, roasted pork, chicken and vegetables. Mandarin chicken is white meat chicken served with brown sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Frank's Restaurant
933 Decatur St., (504) 525-1602
Veal marsala features fresh veal cuts sauteed in mushrooms and a house-made Marsala wine sauce served over pasta. New Orleans-style barbecue jumbo Gulf shrimp are served with hot bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Frankie and Johnny's Restaurant
321 Arabella St., (504) 243-1234;
Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, Parmesan and butter. The menu includes seafood gumbo, chicken Parmesan, fried bell pepper rings, po-boys and more. Boiled crawfish are available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Franklin
2600 Dauphine St., (504) 267-0640;
Lamb ribs are served with fig barbecue sauce, cucumber and mint. Sauteed drum is served with tarragon meuniere, grapefruit supremes and grilled asparagus. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

French Press Coffeehouse
2120 David Drive, Metairie, (504) 456-7835; 3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-0276; 3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 598-5274;
The chicken wrap features grilled chicken, red peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, Swiss cheese and pesto in a wheat tortilla. Pesto chicken salad includes grilled chicken, spinach, lettuce, Parmesan, tomatoes, cucumber and creamy pesto-Parmesan dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

French Truck Cafe
4536 Dryades St., (504) 298-1115;
The BLT&P sandwich on rye features bacon, lettuce, tomato and pimiento cheese served with choice of soup, salad or chips. The croissant sandwich features egg, cheddar cheese, bacon and tomato jam. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Freret Beer Room
5018 Freret St., (504) 298-7468;
Chicken breast is breaded and pan-fried and served on a brioche bun with fermented slaw and "comeback" sauce. Prince Edward Island mussels are cooked in white wine and tomato aioli and served with grilled bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Fresco Cafe and Pizzeria
7625 Maple St., (504) 862-6363;
Grilled chicken breast, portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese and house-made roasted red pepper sauce are rolled into lavash bread and baked. Grilled chicken or shrimp top penne pasta in a creamy pesto sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Fresh Bar
6101 Magazine St., (504) 309-9513;
The Louisiana Fav salad features avocado, strawberries, blue cheese, pecans, dried cranberries, spring greens and a choice of dressing. Diners can build their own salads with selections including avocado, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumber, egg, sprouts, garbanzo beans, mushrooms, broccoli, red onions, oranges, edamame, hearts of palm and more. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Frey Smoked Meat Co.
4141 Bienville St., Suite 110, (504) 488-7427;
Chef Ray Gruezke's barbecue restaurant serves brisket, pulled pork, beef ribs, pork ribs, sausages, smoked chicken and more. Sides include spicy charred cabbage coleslaw, pimiento macaroni and cheese, french fries and baked beans with bacon. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Frosty's Cafe
2800 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 361-9099; 3400 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-9600
Grilled chicken tops a salad with mango and avocado. Grilled marinated chicken is served with shrimp fried rice and an egg roll. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Füd Bar
1522 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 309-3284;
Pan-seared drum is topped with brown butter amandine and served with creamed spinach and kale, green rice and vegetables. The Cuban sandwich features pork carnitas, sliced Chisesi ham, pickles, Swiss cheese and mustard on pressed Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Fulton Alley
600 Fulton St., (504) 208-5569;
This bowling alley's kitchen turns out snacks, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Andouille tots are large potato tots stuffed with cheddar, rolled in andouille crumbs, fried and served with ranch dressing. Chocolate and raisin bread pudding beignets are served with vanilla ice cream and lemon-bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Fury's Restaurant
724 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, (504) 834-5646;
Stuffed peppers are filled with crabmeat, shrimp and eggplant and served with pasta marinara, salad and vegetables. Trout Carrie is a fillet topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, scallions and butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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