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Gambit's 2018 winter restaurant guide: French

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Cafe Degas
3127 Esplanade Ave., (504) 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com
Fried soft-shell crab is served with a salad of local baby mizuna, English cucumber, Creole tomato, roasted corn, feta cheese, heart of palm, smoked Vidalia onion and bacon vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

Ciro's Cote Sud Restaurant
7918 Maple St., (504) 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com
Napolitana pizza is topped with Italian sausage, mushrooms, black olives, tomatoes, garlic and mozzarella. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Checks accepted. $$

Crepes a la Cart
1039 Broadway St., (504) 866-2362; www.crepecaterer.com
The Boss' Favorite crepe is filled with smoked Atlantic salmon and Swiss and cheddar cheeses and topped with a fried egg, mushrooms, red onions and barbecue and hot sauces. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

La Crepe Nanou
1410 Robert St., (504) 899-2670; www.lacrepenanou.com
Grilled lamb chops come with a cognac reduction, pommes frites and haricots verts. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$

La Provence
25020 Highway 190, Lacombe, (985) 626-7662; www.laprovencerestaurant.com
A slow-roasted lamb shank is served with ratatouille, crowder peas, charred eggplant puree and herbs. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri.-Sun., brunch Sun. $$$

Lilette
3637 Magazine St., (504) 895-1636; www.liletterestaurant.com
Duck leg confit is served over escarole salad in red wine vinaigrette with duck fat-roasted potatoes and fried veal marrow. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$



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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