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M Bistro
The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal St., (504) 262-5048; www.ritzcarlton.com
A Taste of New Orleans is a three-course meal that includes seafood and andouille gumbo, blackened redfish topped with shrimp etouffee and fried okra and cinnamon bread pudding with Nutella ice cream. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Ma Momma's House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles
5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 244-0021; www.mamommashouse.com
A waffle is served with syrup and three fried chicken wings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

Magazine Pizza
1068 Magazine St., (504) 568-0211; www.magazinpizza.com
Mediterranean pizza is topped with gyro meat, mozzarella and feta cheeses, black olives, tomato and oregano on a garlic-herb butter crust. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Magazine Po-Boy Shop
2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107; www.magazinepoboyshop.com
Fried oyster po-boys can be dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mayonnaise and American, Swiss or provolone cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. $

Mahony's Original Po-Boys & Seafood
3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com
The shrimp Remi po-boy features grilled or fried jumbo shrimp, fried green tomatoes, lettuce and remoulade. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

Mais Arepas
1200 Carondelet St., (504) 523-6247; www.facebook.com/maisarepas
A pollo griliao arepa is a Colombian-style white cornmeal cake filled with grilled chicken, caramelized onions, aji valluno salsa and mozzarella and is served with fried plantain chips. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St., (504) 482-9179; Azalea Shopping Center, 4240 Highway 22, Mandeville, (985) 674-9883; www.mandinasrestaurant.com
The fried seafood platter includes fish, shrimp, oysters, a crab ball and french fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Mangu
2112 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite 7, Gretna, (504) 324-9870; www.facebook.com/letsmangu
Yaroa features french fries or fried plantains topped with roasted pork and cheese. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Manning's Eat-Drink-Cheer
519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8072; www.facebook.com/manningsnola
The Strikeout burger includes three patties, bacon, American cheese, lettuce and tomato and is served with chili cheese fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Mano's Po-Boys
6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-0922; www.manospoboys.com
The Mano's special po-boy is filled with Cajun-seasoned turkey breast, Chisesi ham, roast beef, American and Swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Fri.-Sat. $ 

Maple Street Patisserie
7638 Maple St., (504) 304-1526; www.cargocollective.com/maplestreet-
patisserieThe crudite platter features seasonal vegetables, dried fruit and seasonal dip. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. $

Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar
715 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-6333; www.marcelloscafe.com
Linguine tritone features lobster, shrimp, crabmeat, mushrooms and spinach in sherry cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily $$$

Mardi Gras Zone
2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com
Grilled barbecued beef ribs are served with fries or a baked potato. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

Marjie's Grill
320 S. Broad St., (504) 603-2234; www.marjiesgrill.com
At lunch, Asian spice-rubbed grilled Gulf fish is served with herb sauce and two sides. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Mark Twain's Pizza Landing
2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainpizza.com
Mysterious Stranger pizza includes spinach, feta cheese, Canadian bacon or hot sausage and a choice of vegetable. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

The Market Cafe
1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com
Crawfish beignets are deep-fried crawfish fritters topped with crawfish sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$

Martin Wine Cellar
714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081; 3827 Baronne St., (504) 894-7411; www.martinwinecellar.com
A Californian sandwich features roasted turkey, Havarti cheese, avocado, sprouts, cucumber, tomato, Creole mustard and mayonnaise on wheat bread or pita. No reservations. Lunch daily, brunch Sun. Mandeville location: lunch Mon.-Sat. $

The Mason Jar American Kitchen
4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 323-2115
The chicken Cuban features roasted chicken, shaved ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on pressed bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $

Max Well New Orleans
6101 Magazine St., (504) 301-0510; www.maxwellneworleans.com
The NOLA bowl includes red beans, brown rice, candied pecan sweet potatoes, Cajun coleslaw and a jalapeno millet muffin over spinach and lettuces with plum vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Fri. and Sun.-Mon. $

Mayas Restaurant
2027 Magazine St., (504) 309-3401; www.mayasrestaurantnola.com
Grilled or lightly breaded mahi-mahi is topped with sauteed jumbo Gulf shrimp in a yellow or red curry coconut sauce served over jasmine rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

Maypop
611 O'Keefe Ave., (504) 518-6345; www.maypoprestaurant.com
Crispy-skinned red snapper is served over sunchoke puree and topped with crawfish. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Meauxbar
942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com
Roasted chicken breast comes with black lentils, bacon lardon and sweet-and-sour prunes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Checks accepted. $$$

Melba's Old School Po-Boys
1525 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 267-7765; www.eatatmelbas.com
Platters of fried chicken wings or tenders are served with sides such as cabbage, cornbread, grits, fries, jambalaya or macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. $ 

Melius Bar & Grill
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
The Melius Melt is a grilled sirloin patty or chicken breast topped with Swiss and American cheeses and grilled onions on Texas toast. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. $

Mellow Mushroom
1645 Highway 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4155; 8227 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www.mellowmushroom.com
Great White pizza has a garlic and olive oil-brushed crust topped with sun-dried tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, onions, basil and provolone, ricotta, mozzarella and feta cheeses. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Melt
2549 Banks St., (504) 812-0102; www.melt-nola.com
Kush's Melt features crab-boiled shrimp, pimiento cheese and basil aioli on French bread and is served with salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

The Melting Pot
1820 St. Charles Ave., Suite 120, (504) 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com/new-orleans-la
The Steak Lovers fondue includes filet mignon, teriyaki-marinated sirloin and Angus beef sirloin. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. $$$ 

MeMe's Bar & Grille
712 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 644-4992; www.memesbarandgrille.com
Baked oyster options include Rockefeller, Bangkok-style and bacon and blue cheese. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Checks accepted. $$

Mena's Palace
200 Chartres St., (504) 525-0217; www.menaspalace.com
Shrimp remoulade salad includes mixed greens and fried tomatoes. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. $$ 

Meribo
326 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 302-5533; www.meribopizza.com
Pasta carbonara is black pepper tagliolini with Parmesan and a cured egg yolk. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. $$ 

Meril
 424 Girod St., (504) 526-3745;  www.emerilsrestaurants.com/meril
Buttermilk biscuits are served with foie gras butter and blackberry preserves. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Messina's Runway Cafe
New Orleans Lakefront Airport Terminal, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., (504) 241-5300; www.messinasrunwaycafe.com
Claire Chennault pasta has shrimp, artichokes, spinach and tomato over angel hair in white wine sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. $$

Mid City Pizza
4400 Banks St., (504) 483-8609; www.midcitypizza.com
T-Bird pizza is topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, herb-roasted chicken, asparagus and roasted red peppers. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

Mid City Yacht Club
440 S. St. Patrick St., (504) 483-2517; www.midcityyachtclub.com
Yachtchos feature black beans, jalapenos, habanero crema, pico de gallo and green onions on house-fried tortillas. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $

Middendorf's
30160 Highway 51 S., Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com
Thin-sliced, cornmeal-crusted fried catfish is served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. $$

Midway Pizza
4725 Freret St., (504) 322-2815; www.midwaypizzanola.com
The Uptown Meatdown pizza is loaded with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, Chisesi ham and applewood-smoked bacon. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Mike Serio's Po-Boys & Deli
133 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-2668; www.seriospoboys.com
The muffuletta includes ham, mortadella, Italian salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. $

Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com
The Deluxe roll features tempura shrimp, rice and cream cheese in seaweed paper topped with snow crab, tuna, salmon, avocado, tempura batter and barbecued eel sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. $$

Milano Pizzeria
3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 780-7500; www.ordermilanosmetairie.com
Primo pizza is topped with pepperoni, ground beef, Italian sausage, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, black olives, mozzarella and tomato sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. $$

The Milk Bar
710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310
The Wolf Me Down sandwich is filled with roasted lamb, tomato, red onions, sauteed spinach, hummus and mozzarella. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $ 

Mimi's in the Marigny
2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868; www.mimismarigny.com
The tapas menu's mushroom manchego toast features mushrooms sauteed in a sherry cream sauce. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

Mint
5100 Freret St., (504) 218-5534; www.mintmodernbistro.com
Combo Mint pho is topped with New York strip, brisket and meatballs and served with herbs and jalapenos. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $

Mr. B's Bistro
201 Royal St., (504) 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com
Barbecue Gulf shrimp are served in their shells with butter and Worcestershire sauce and French bread. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$$ 

Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House
301 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 872-9975; 512 Bienville St., (504) 309-4848; 1327 St. Charles Ave., (504) 267-0169; 3117 21st St., Metairie,  (504) 833-6310; www.mredsrestaurants.com/oyster-bar
The Fish House seafood platter for two includes butterflied jumbo shrimp, Gulf oysters, Des Allemands catfish, a crab cake, onion rings and a choice of jambalaya or french fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. 21st Street: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Mr. Ed's Seafood & Italian Restaurant
910 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie,  (504) 838-0022; www.mredsrestaurants.com/mr-eds
The super seafood platter includes oysters, shrimp, catfish, a stuffed crab, french fries and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Mister Gregory's
806 N. Rampart St., (504) 407-3780; www.mistergregorys.com
Parisian eggs are served with Black Forest ham. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. $

Mr. John's Steakhouse
2111 St. Charles Ave., (504) 679-7697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com
Gulf shrimp and a lobster tail are sauteed with white wine, lemon, dried red pepper and butter and served over pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. $$$

Mr. Poor Boy Restaurant
10202 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-1170
Roast beef in gravy fills a po-boy served on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. $

Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steak House
1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.miyakonola.com
The 15-piece Louisiana roll is filled with fried crawfish, avocado, cucumber and jalapeno, topped with snow crab and boiled shrimp and served with spicy mayonnaise and Cajun seasonings. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily.  $$

Mo's Pizza
1112 Avenue H, Westwego, (504) 341-9650; www.mospizzanola.com
A supreme pizza turnover is filled with pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, meat sauce, cheese, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and black olives. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $

Moe's Original Bar B Que
3150 Calhoun St., (504) 301-3790; www.moesoriginalbbq.com/lo/nola
A pulled pork sandwich is topped with tangy barbecue sauce on a toasted bun and served with a drink and two sides such as baked beans, marinated coleslaw, potato salad or macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Momo Ramen + Poke
632 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 218-5248; www.facebook.com/momoramenpoke
Pork belly tonkotsu ramen features a choice of noodles in broth made from pork bones, leeks, onions, ginger and sesame. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Mona Lisa
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-6746; www.monalisaneworleans.com
The Mona Lisa combo pizza is topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, mushrooms, bell peppers and black olives. No reservations. Dinner daily. $$

Mona's Cafe
504 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-4115; 3901 Banks St., (504) 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., (504) 894-9800; www.monascafeanddeli.com
The gyro plate comes with tahini, hummus, salad and pita. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Mondo
900 Harrison Ave., (504) 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com
Slow-roasted pork shoulder is served with black beans, plantains and tomatillo salsa. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Monkey Board
Troubadour Hotel, 1111 Gravier St., (504) 518-5600; www.monkeyboardnola.com
A fried chicken sandwich is dressed with pickles and Comeback sauce on a toasted bun. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $

Monkey Monkey Coffee and Tea
4641 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 324-4899; www.monkey- monkeynola.com
The peppercorn BLT includes bacon, romaine lettuce, beefsteak tomatoes and pepper-Parmesan aioli on sourdough bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. $

MoPho
514 City Park Ave., (504) 482-6845; www.mophonola.com
Spring rolls are available with fried shrimp, grilled pork, marinated tofu or Brussels sprouts and come with peanut sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$ 

Morning Call
3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; City Park, Timken Center, 56 Dreyfous Drive, (504) 300-1157
Signature beignets are hand-rolled and served with powdered sugar. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $ 

Morton's The Steakhouse
The Shops at Canal Place, 365 Canal St., (504) 566-0221; www.mortons.com/neworleans
Filets mignons are available in 6-, 8- and 12-ounce cuts and a la carte sauces include bourbon au poivre, blue cheese butter and foie gras-cognac butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. $$$ 

Mosca's Restaurant
4137 Highway 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www.moscasrestaurant.com
Oysters Mosca is baked oysters with Italian seasoning and breadcrumbs. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$

Mother's Restaurant
401 Poydras St., (504) 523-9656; www.mothersrestaurant.net
The Famous Ferdi po-boy features ham, roast beef debris, shredded cabbage and pickles. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$

Mulate's
201 Julia St., (504) 522-1492; www.mulates.com
Catfish Mulate's is grilled catfish topped with crawfish etouffee and served with jambalaya, coleslaw and a twice-baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$ 

The Munch Factory
1901 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 324-5372; www.themunchfactory.net
Hawaiian tuna salad features seared tuna over mixed greens, carrots, cucumbers, avocado, fried wonton strips, cilantro, sesame seeds and Hawaiian dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$

Muriel's Jackson Square
801 Chartres St., (504) 568-1885; www.muriels.com
A wood-grilled double-cut pork chop is topped with Louisiana sugar cane-apple glaze and served with candied pecan sweet potatoes and greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun. $$$



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