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SWEGS Kitchen
Citywide; www.swegskitchen.com
A chopped Asian salad includes seared tuna, mixed greens, broccoli, carrots, cucumber, almonds, avocado, mango and Asian vinaigrette. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Saffron NOLA
505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 6, Gretna, (504) 363-2174; www.saffronnola.com
Curried seafood gumbo is an Indian take on the local dish. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Saigon Noodle House
925 Behrman Highway, Suite 9, Gretna, (504) 393-8883
Bun bo hue
is a spicy beef and pork noodle soup. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

St. Cecilia
91 French Market Place, (504) 522-5851
The Gorgonzola bacon burger features an Angus beef patty, applewood-smoked bacon and blue cheese on a seeded bun with hand-cut fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

St. Charles Tavern
1433 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9823
The seafood plate features fried catfish, fried shrimp, a crab cake, french fries and coleslaw. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

St. James Cheese Company
641 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 304-1485; 5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737; www.stjames- cheese.com
The Smoky Blues sandwich features rare roast beef with house-made smoked blue cheese, tomatoes, mixed greens and Worcestershire mayonnaise on Wild Flour multi-grain toast. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

St. Lawrence
219 N. Peters St., (504) 525-4111; www.saintlawrencenola.com
Three pieces of fried chicken are served with collard greens, mashed potatoes and chicken and tasso gravy. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Saints & Sinners
627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola.com
The crawfish platter includes one-and-a-half pounds of Louisiana crawfish, two Double D sausage links, two pieces of corn on the cob and two red potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Sake Cafe
817 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite B, Kenner, (504) 468-8829; 1130 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite A, Harahan, (504) 733-8879; 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite A4, Metairie, (504) 779-7253; www.sakecafela.com
The Tropical roll is salmon, tuna, yellowtail, snowcrab and avocado wrapped in soy paper and topped with sweet chili mango sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sake Cafe Uptown
2830 Magazine St., (504) 894-0033; www.sakecafeonmagazine.com
The New Orleans roll is stuffed with crawfish and avocado, topped with snow crab and spicy tuna and served with wasabi tobiko and eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

At Sala, pasta fra diavolo features shrimp and calamari.
  • At Sala, pasta fra diavolo features shrimp and calamari.

Sala
124 Lake Marina Ave., (504) 513-2670; www.salanola.com
Pasta fra diavolo features shrimp and calamari in spicy red pepper and tomato sauce over linguine. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Salon Restaurant by Sucre
622 Conti St., second floor, (504) 267-7098; www.restaurantsalon.com
A lamb burger is dressed with tzatziki and served with Mediterranean salad. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Salvo's Seafood
7742 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, (504) 393-7303; www.salvosseafood.com
The butterflied shrimp plate features a dozen shrimp, salad and fries, potato salad or coleslaw. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Sammy's Deli
3000 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 947-0675; www.sammysfood.com
The Ray Ray sandwich features fried chicken topped with ham and Swiss cheese on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Sandro's Trattoria
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7784; www.sandrostrattoria.com
Seafood cannelloni are stuffed with crawfish and crabmeat and served over angel hair pasta with seafood Alfredo sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Sassafras Restaurant
2501 Leon C. Simon Blvd., (504) 288-3939; www.sassafrascreolekitchen.com
Smothered shrimp and okra is made with smoked sausage in Creole tomato sauce and served over rice with salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Satsuma Cafe
3218 Dauphine St., (504) 304-5962; 7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5557; www.satsumacafe.com
The Mexican breakfast features two eggs, black beans, avocado, pico de gallo, cheddar cheese and corn tortillas. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Saucy's
4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www.saucysnola.com
The two-meat combo plate includes a choice of meats (beef brisket, ribs, pulled pork, alligator sausage, boudin or grilled chicken), sides (goat cheese and macaroni, smoked beans, potato salad, coleslaw or grilled asparagus) and house Fantasy sauce or other sauces. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Seaworthy
630 Carondelet St., (504) 930-3071; www.seaworthynola.com
Blue crab toast features crabmeat in sherry-infused cream with roasted shiitake mushrooms, asparagus, shaved radishes and manchego cheese. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$

The Second Line Co.
4345 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 466-4069; www.facebook.com/secondlineco
A 10-ounce beef patty burger is served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Seed
1330 Prytania St., (504) 302-2599; www.seedyourhealth.com
Sweet-corn polenta combines house-made grilled corn polenta, garlic mushrooms and spinach and is topped with mushrooms, onions and red wine agrodolce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Seersucker
938 Hancock St., Gretna, (504) 702-8040; www.seersuckercatering.com
The Three Little Pigs po-boy features hot sausage, bacon, Black Forest ham and American cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Seither's Seafood
279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116; www.seithersseafood.com
Cajun tuna poke includes boiled shrimp, avocado, pineapple, jalapeno, tuna and snow crab over tortilla chips. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Semolina
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 37, Metairie, (504) 454-7930; www.semolina.com
Pasta jambalaya includes chicken, andouille, smoked Gouda cheese, Creole sauce, penne pasta and green onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Shack
1204 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 888-6288; www.theshackcovington.com
Braised brisket machaca features brisket rubbed with coffee, cinnamon and ancho chilies and served with smoked tomato, creamed chilies and house-made tortillas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Shake Sugary
3304 St. Claude Ave., (504) 355-9345; www.shakesugary.com
Vegan biscuits and gravy features gluten-free biscuits topped with mushroom gravy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Shamrock
4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938; www.shamrockparty.com
The Angus rib-eye is served with salad and fries. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Shank Charcuterie
2352 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5281; www.shankcharcuterie.com
A pair of house-made boudin links are served with Creole mustard dipping sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat., early dinner Sun. Credit cards. $

Shawarma on the Go
3720 Magazine St., (504) 269-6427
The fried eggplant sandwich has tomatoes, feta and mozzarella cheeses and garlic mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Shaya
4213 Magazine St., (504) 891-4213; www.shayarestaurant.com
Lutenitsa features roasted tomatoes, peppers and eggplant served with house-baked pita. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Shimmy Shack
1855 Dock St., Hara- han, (504) 729-4442; www.shimmyshack.net
Blueberry-barbecue pork sliders are topped with melted provolone. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Short Stop Po-Boys
119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboysno.com
Lake Pontchartrain soft-shell crab is breaded with seasoned corn flour, fried and served on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Shyan's Kitchen
3320 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 302-9901; www.eatshyans.com
Chicken tikka masala is served over rice with raita. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Silk Road
2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; www.silkroadnola.com
Thai green curry is made with green chilies, coconut cream and Thai basil and comes with chicken, shrimp or vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Silver Whistle Cafe
Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St. Charles Ave., (504) 323-1455; www.silverwhistlecafe.com
The breakfast po-boy features scrambled eggs, white cheddar cheese, andouille and Sriracha hollandaise on toasted French bread, and it comes with hash browns. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Simone's Market
8207 Oak St., (504) 273-7706; www.simonesmarket.com
The Market Veggie sandwich features seared shiitake mushrooms, wilted rainbow chard and kale, Muenster cheese, green tomato chow chow and garlic aioli on Wild Flour multigrain bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Slice Pizzeria
1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; Loyola University, Carrollton Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; www.slicepizzeria.com
The Sportsman's Paradise pie features Gulf shrimp, Cajun-Italian sausage, caramelized onions, green bell peppers, diced tomatoes and onions. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Slim Goodies Diner
3322 Magazine St., (504) 891-3447; www.slimgoodiesdiner.com
The Orleans Slammer includes hash browns, house-made chili, two strips of hickory-smoked bacon, two eggs and melted cheddar over toast or a biscuit. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Smashburger
3300 Magazine St., (504) 342-2653; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7906; www.smashburger.com
The Smash burger is topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, Smash sauce and ketchup on an egg bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Smitty's Seafood
2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-1647
Smitty's seafood boat features fried shrimp, fish and oysters, stuffed crab, french fries and French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Smoke BBQ
1005 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 302-5307; www.smokebbqcovington.com
The Smokewich combines house-made smoked brisket, house-made smoked sausage and pimiento cheese on a bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
626 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-0696; www.snugjazz.com
Fish Marigny features a fried fillet topped with Gulf shrimp in Creole cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SoBou
310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095; www.sobounola.com
Creole panzanella chicken salad features grilled chicken thighs, baby arugula, marinated and charred peppers, pickled mirliton, Leidenheimer black pepper croutons and ajillo vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

South Market Pub & Grill
735 St. Joseph St., (504) 522-4934; www.southmarketpub.com
Cheeseburgers are dressed with tomato, lettuce and onions and served with fries. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Southside Cafe
3154 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-6133; www.southsidecafe.net
The Peacemaker po-boy includes a dozen fried oysters, American cheese, applewood-smoked bacon and fried eggs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Specialty Italian Bistro
2330 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, (504) 391-1090; www.specialtyitalianbistro.com
Chicken piccata is a paneed chicken breast topped with lemon-caper piccata sauce served over angel hair pasta with garlic cheese bread and salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Spitale's Deli
2408 N. Arnault Road, Metairie, (504) 837-9912; www.spitalesdeli.com
The Dirty Turkey po-boy is smothered in brown gravy, mozzarella and grilled onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

The Jam burger features two Angus beef patties, bacon jam, onion jam and bacon aioli and is served with Parmesan fries at Spotted Cat Food & Spirits.
  • The Jam burger features two Angus beef patties, bacon jam, onion jam and bacon aioli and is served with Parmesan fries at Spotted Cat Food & Spirits.

Spotted Cat Food & Spirits
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 371-5074; www.spottedcatfoodspirits.com
Poor Boy Robert features roast beef, sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, horseradish cream cheese, arugula and pickled onions and is served with Parmesan fries. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Tue., dinner Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Standard
4206 Magazine St., (504) 509-7306; www.thestandardnola.com
The crab melt is a crabmeat burger with grilled tomato and chipotle remoulade and served with hand-cut fries or chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Station 6
Seafood & Oyster Bar105 Metairie-Hammond Highway, Metairie, (504) 345-2936; www.station6nola.com
Pompano is served with curry brown butter, toasted cashews and roasted asparagus. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Steak Knife Restaurant & Bar
888 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-8981; www.steakkniferestaurant.com
The 24-ounce porterhouse steak for two is served with steak sauce, and lump crabmeat is an optional addition. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Steamboat Natchez
Toulouse Street Wharf, 400 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8777; www.steamboatnatchez.com
The Steamboat round is roast wagyu beef served with jus, horseradish cream and truffle mustard. Reservations required. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Stein's Market and Deli
2207 Magazine St., (504) 527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net
The Sam sandwich includes pastrami, Swiss cheese, house-made coleslaw and Russian dressing on Jewish rye bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., early dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

Step Brothers Bar & Grill
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856; www.stepbrothersbar.com
The Step's burger features an 8-ounce patty dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and mayonnaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Steve's Diner
Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., (504) 522-8198; www.stevesdiner.net
The chicken-bacon melt features sliced grilled chicken breast, applewood-smoked bacon, melted Swiss cheese and buttermilk ranch served open-faced on toasted French bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

The Store
814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com
Shrimp nicoise salad features boiled Gulf shrimp, feta cheese, green beans, Kalamata olives, diced tomatoes, boiled egg, shaved red onions, mixed greens, croutons and Creole mustard vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

The Stuffed Crab
3431 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 510-5444; www.thestuffedcrab.com
Lump crab salad includes lettuce, bacon, cheese, avocado, red onion and remoulade dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Sucre
622 Conti St., (504) 267-7098; 3025 Magazine St., (504) 520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-2277; www.shopsucre.com
Build-your-own sundaes include a choice of gelato, toppings and sauces and comes in a sundae glass or waffle cone. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Sugar Park
3054 St. Claude Ave., (504) 942-2047; www.sugarparknola.com
The Brooklyn Bridge pie features spinach, mushrooms and garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Wed.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Suis Generis
3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850; www.suisgeneris.com
Porter-braised beef short ribs come with smashed cauliflower-chickpea tahini gratin and local herb tabbouleh. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SukhoThai
2200 Royal St., (504) 948-9309; 4519 Magazine St., (504) 373-6471; www.sukhothai-nola.com
Drunken duck breast is stir-fried with roasted chili paste, onions, carrots, broccoli, zucchini, bell peppers, egg, basil and wild rice noodles. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Sun Ray Grill
2600 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, (504) 391-0053; www.sunraygrill.com
Plaquemines oyster bread features sauteed local oysters, artichokes, spinach and tomatoes in garlic cream sauce topped with fried oysters. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Superior Grill
3636 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-4200; www.neworleans.superiorgrill.com
The El Paso platter includes a chicken enchilada, a chile relleno, a taco, a tamale and a cheese enchilada topped with chili con carne. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar
4338 St. Charles Ave., (504) 293-3474; www.superiorseafoodnola.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, herbs, butter and Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Surrey's Cafe & Juice Bar
1418 Magazine St., (504) 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., (504) 895-5757; www.surreysnola.com
Shrimp and grits features Gulf shrimp atop a bowl of grits with New Orleans-style barbecue sauce, bacon, scallions and French bread croutons. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Sweet Daddy's BBQ
420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166; www.sweetdaddysbarbq.com
Black Angus beef brisket is smoked over pecan wood for 14 hours and served with a choice of two sides, such as jambalaya, macaroni and cheese, baked beans and fried okra. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Sweet Things & Grill
301 N. Broad St., (504) 218-7544; 806 Conti St., (504) 510-4069; 1011 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-1845; 6617 W. Judge Perez Drive, Arabi, (504) 309-6009; www.sweetthingsdonuts.com
The Big Breakfast includes two eggs, bacon or sausage, grits or hash browns and toast or a biscuit. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Sylvain
625 Chartres St., (504) 265-8123; www.sylvainnola.com
House-made pappardelle noodles are topped with grated Grana Padano and bolognese made with ground pork, beef, tomato, milk, garlic, celery, onions and carrots. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$




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