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Gambit's 2018 winter restaurant guide: Cajun


Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine St., (504) 524-3386;
Red Fish Bon Ton is a grilled black drum fillet topped with lemon butter and jumbo lump crabmeat. Reservations accepted for dinner. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. $$$

930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123;
Pork cheeks are served with sweet potato gratin. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Galliano Restaurant
200 Julia St., (504) 218-5753;
Pork Chop Laplace is a double-cut, bone-in pork chop stuffed with andouille and served with ham hock cornbread dressing, red beans and fried pickled red onion rings. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Jan's Cajun Restaurant
4831 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, (504) 689-2748;
Cajun-style shrimp and andouille gumbo has a dark roux and is served over rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

201 Julia St., (504) 522-1492;
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. $$

Restaurant Rebirth
857 Fulton St., (504) 522-6863;
Chicken and mirliton Rochambeau includes cold-smoked confit chicken leg quarter, paneed mirliton, pan-roasted chicken breast, tasso, bearnaise and marchand de vin. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$

Toups' Meatery
845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999;
The Meatery Board is a changing charcuterie spread of house-made items such as sausages, hog's head cheese, pate, pork belly rillons, boudin balls, pickles, onions, cracklings, mustard and bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$$

Tres Bon Cajun Meats
10316 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 405-5355;
The Tres Bon salad combines romaine lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, tomato, black olives, cracklings and pepper jelly vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $

Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse & Restaurant
769 A W. Fifth St., LaPlace, (985) 652-9990;
The Smokehouse platter includes slow-smoked chicken, brisket, ribs, sausage, house-made barbecue sauce and tasso-cheddar grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. $$

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

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