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Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide: Creole


Antoine's Restaurant
713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422;
The 175-year-old Creole institution serves signature dishes such as oysters Rockefeller topped with pureed greens and seasoned breadcrumbs. Oysters Foch are served over toast with pate and Colbert sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Arnaud's Restaurant
813 Bienville St., (504) 523-5433;
Pan-seared potato-crusted Gulf fish is served with sauteed fennel and Herbsaint butter. Mirliton is stuffed with squash and eggplant tapenade and served with vegetables, field peas and roasted red pepper coulis. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Reconcile
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 568-1157;
Fried catfish comes with two sides such as garlic mashed potatoes and baked macaroni and cheese; crawfish sauce is an optional addition. Bananas Foster bread pudding is served for dessert. Delivery available for large orders. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe Sbisa
1011 Decatur St., (504) 522-5565;
Trout Eugene is topped with Gulf shrimp, craw- fish tails and crab fingers in Champagne cream sauce. Traditional courtbouillon features fish, shrimp, mussels and jumbo lump crabmeat in a spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

6100 Annunciation St., (504) 895-1111;
Veal and ricotta meatballs are served with basil pesto and Parmesan broth. Sauteed gnocchi comes with crabmeat, wild mushrooms, fried Brussels sprouts and herb-vermouth cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

The Court Of Two Sisters
613 Royal St., (504) 522-7261;
Veal Oscar comes with baby white veal cutlets, new potato mash, jumbo lump crabmeat, tasso hollandaise and steamed asparagus. Crawfish Napoleon features crawfish tails in Creole cream reduction served with an andouille grit cake and fried green tomato. Reservations recommended. Brunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Creole House Restaurant & Oyster Bar
509 Canal St., (504) 323-2109;
Canal Street redfish is a panko-crusted fillet served with Cajun garlic sauce, sauteed shrimp and sauteed vegetables. Louisiana Benedict features poached eggs, fried oysters and applewood-smoked bacon on French bread topped with blackened hollandaise and diced tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Dooky Chase's Restaurant
2301 Orleans Ave., (504) 821-0600;
Redfish Orleans is topped with crabmeat and served with eggplant rice. The seafood platter features fried fish, oysters, shrimp, stuffed crab and french fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021;
Classic Creole fried trout meuniere amandine is a fillet topped with almonds and meuniere sauce. Galatoire Goute is a seafood sampler that includes items such as shrimp remoulade, crabmeat maison and oysters en brochette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Gumbo Shop
630 St. Peter St., (504) 525-1486;
Seafood and okra gumbo is made with shrimp, crab, onion, bell pepper and tomato and is served over rice. Chicken espagnole is half a chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic and served over rice with vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Li'l Dizzy's Cafe
1500 Esplanade Ave., (504) 569-8997;
Creole file gumbo features Gulf shrimp, crab, hot sausage, smoked sausage and smoked ham in spicy broth served with rice. The hot sausage po-boy is served on toasted French bread. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MeMe's Bar & Grille
712 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 644-4992;
Grilled oysters are cooked four ways including Rockefeller, Bangkok, char-grilled and topped with blue cheese and bacon. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are served over stone-ground Carolina grits with Creole sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mother's Restaurant
401 Poydras St., (504) 523-9656;
The Ferdi po-boy is loaded with roast beef debris, baked ham, shredded cabbage, pickles, mayonnaise and yellow and Creole mustards. Entrees include chicken and sausage jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, red beans and rice, seafood gumbo and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

New Orleans Creole Cookery
508 Toulouse St., (504) 524-9632;
Pan-seared snapper Pontchartrain is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and hollandaise and served with green beans and garlic roasted potatoes. Duck Lafitte is duck breast topped with raspberry compote and served with Creole risotto and grilled asparagus. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Neyow's Creole Cafe
3340 Bienville St., (504) 827-5474
The 10-ounce rib-eye comes with parsley potatoes and vegetables. Pasta Bienville is grilled chicken with cream sauce over penne pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Praline Connection
542 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-3934;
Fried chicken livers are served with sweet hot pepper jelly. Jambalaya is seasoned with ham, sausage and vegetables and comes with stewed greens and a choice of cornbread, beans, macaroni and cheese or potato salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Upperline Restaurant
1413 Upperline St., (504) 891-9822;
The menu of original and classic Creole dishes includes fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade. Slow-roasted duck and andouille etouffee is served with jalapeno cornbread and pepper jelly. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Willie Mae's Scotch House
2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503; Willie Mae's Grocery & Deli, 7457 St. Charles Ave., (504) 417-5424;
Willie Mae's is known for its fried chicken. Vegan and vegetarian sides include red beans and rice, mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. Bread pudding is served with chocolate rum sauce. No reservations. St. Ann Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue
Brewpub | Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban
Chinese | Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole
Deli | Diner | Fondue | French | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican
Music & Food | Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys
Seafood | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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