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Gambit's 2018 winter restaurant guide: Seafood

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Acme Oyster House
Harrah's New Orleans, 8 Canal St., (504) 708-2409; 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www.acmeoyster.com
The Peace Maker po-boy includes fried shrimp, oysters and Tabasco-infused mayonnaise on French bread. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Annunciation Restaurant
1016 Annunciation St., (504) 568-0245; www.annunciationrestaurant.com
Pan-roasted chicken bonne femme is served with ham, mushrooms and brabant potatoes. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. $$$

Baja Nola
2325 N. Hullen St., (504) 533-9920; www.bajanola.com
Mexican "charoysters" are char-broiled oysters topped with Oaxaca, Chihuahua and asadero cheeses and pico de gallo and served with tortillas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

Basin Seafood & Spirits
3222 Magazine St., (504) 302-7391; www.basinseafoodnola.com
Whole grilled fish is topped with roasted jalapeno chimichurri and served with grilled corn on the cob and grilled scallions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

Bevi Seafood Co.
236 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-7503; 4701 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-5003; www.beviseafoodco.com
The Smoky oyster po-boy features fried Louisiana oysters, smoked Gouda cheese and pastrami bacon. No reservations. Airline Drive: lunch Wed.-Sun., early dinner Fri. N. Carrollton Avenue: breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Tue.-Sat. $

The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar
7900 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 284-2898; www.thebluecrabnola.com
Shrimp and grits is served with a cheese biscuit. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

Bonefish Grill
4848 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite B, Metairie, (504) 780-9964; www.bonefishgrill.com
Bang Bang shrimp tacos are topped with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$

Borgne
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3860; www.borgnerestaurant.com
Fried soft-shell crab is served with bamboo rice, ginger caramel and napa cabbage salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Bourbon House
144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com
Oysters on the half shell are served with local caviar. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Brisbi's Lakefront Restaurant & Bar
7400 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 304-4125; www.brisbisrestaurant.com
Jumbo lump crab cakes are served with remoulade, roasted potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted for parties of five or more. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. $$

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
429 Decatur St., (504) 522-5800; www.bubbagump.com
Forrest's Seafood Feast includes fried shrimp, battered fish and chips, seafood hushpuppies, fries and remoulade, tartar and cocktail sauces. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Cate Street Seafood Station
308 S. Cate St., Hammond, (985) 340-3891; www.catestreet308.com
An 8-ounce tuna steak is crusted with crushed wasabi peas and topped with wasabi mayonnaise, citrus soy and teriyaki sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Charles Seafood
8311 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 405-5263; www.charlesseafood14.com
Charles' crawfish Acadiana features crawfish, crab or shrimp in Acadiana sauce over capellini or penne pasta with salad or coleslaw. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Corner Oyster House
500 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2999
Char-grilled oysters are topped with Parmesan and served with French bread. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

The Crazy Lobster
500 Port of New Orleans Place, Suite 83, (504) 569-3380; www.thecrazylobster.com
For an appetizer, fried Firecracker shrimp are served with sweet and spicy chili sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Deanie's Seafood
841 Iberville St., (504) 581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-4141; www.deanies.com
Jumbo lump crabmeat is baked with a blend of four cheeses and seasonings and served with salad and French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Desire Oyster Bar
Royal Sonesta New Orleans, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2281; www.sonesta.com/desireoysterbar
New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are served over rice with French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$

Don's Seafood
126 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-7111; 1915 S. Morrison Road, Hammond, (985) 345-8550; 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-1550; www.donsseafoodonline.com
Jacked Up shrimp are topped with bacon, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Drago's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., (504) 584-3911; 3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 888-9254; www.dragosrestaurant.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with butter, garlic, herbs and Parmesan. No reservations. N. Arnoult Road: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Poydras Street: lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Elysian Seafood
St. Roch Market, 2381 St. Claude Ave., (504) 323-9123; www.elysianseafood.com
Pan-roasted Gulf fish is served with a tomato, chorizo and white wine sauce, roasted poblano aioli and garlic crostini. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$

Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar
739 Iberville St., (504) 522-4440; www.felixs.com
A fried shrimp and oyster platter comes with fries, hushpuppies and coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

GW Fins
808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467; www.gwfins.com
Parmesan-crusted sheepshead is served with jumbo lump crabmeat, asparagus, fried capers and brown butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. $$$

The Galley Seafood Restaurant
2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955; www.thegalleyseafood.net
Fried catfish is topped with etouffee and served with two sides. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Harbor Seafood & Oyster Bar
3203 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-6454; www.fishermanscoveseafood.com
The stuffed eggplant pirogue is fried eggplant stuffed with eggplant crabmeat dressing, topped with crawfish cream sauce and served with vegetables or potatoes, salad and French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily.$$

Heads & Tails Seafood & Oyster Bar
1820 Dickory Ave., Suite A, Harahan, (504) 533-9515; www.headsandtailsrestaurant.com
A boudin-stuffed pork chop is served with sweet potato casserole and broccolini. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$

Jack Dempsey's Restaurant
738 Poland Ave., (504) 943-9914; www.jackdempseys.net
The Jack Dempsey platter for two features gumbo, shrimp, catfish, crab balls, redfish, crawfish pies and two sides. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. $$

Jaeger's Seafood & Oyster House
901 S. Clearview Parkway, Jefferson, (504) 818-2200; www.jaegersseafood.com
The King's platter includes snow crab, Maine lobster and boiled shrimp, jambalaya, boiled potatoes, corn, garlic bread and salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

Kenner Seafood
3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, (504) 466-4701; www.kennerseafood.net
The seafood boat includes fried shrimp, oysters, fish and french fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Landry's Seafood House
8000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 283-1010; www.landrysseafood.com
Smoked bacon-crusted scallops are served with pimiento cheese grits and lemon butter. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

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. $$

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, fries and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Oceana Grill
739 Conti St., (504) 525-6002; www.oceanagrill.com
Crawfish fettuccine features crawfish tails tossed with Alfredo sauce, bell peppers and onions. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

The Original French Market Restaurant & Bar
1001 Decatur St., (504) 525-7879; www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com
Crab cakes feature deep fried patties of lump crabmeat, bell pepper, onion and celery topped with crawfish cream sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Pascal's Manale Restaurant
1838 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-4877; www.pascalsmanale.com
Signature New Orleans barbecue shrimp features head-on Gulf shrimp in tangy butter sauce served with French bread. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$

Peche Seafood Grill
800 Magazine St., (504) 522-1744; www.pecherestaurant.com
Baked drum is served with ginger-coconut broth. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Pier 424 Seafood Market
424 Bourbon St., (504) 309-1574; www.pier424seafoodmarket.com
Spicy crawfish lettuce wraps are filled with Louisiana crawfish tails tossed in Cajun cream sauce with herbs, cucumber, carrot, avocado and tempura flakes. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Poke Loa
701 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 605-4184; 3341 Magazine St., (504) 309-9993; www.eatpokeloa.com
The build-your-own poke bowl offers choices of fish (tuna, salmon, yellowtail, octopus) or tofu, toppings (crabmeat, cilantro, wontons, fried onions), a base (greens, white or brown rice) and sauces (tamari, wasabi aioli, lemon miso). No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Porter & Luke's Restaurant
1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 875-4555; www.porterandlukes.com
Fried soft-shell crab Pontchartrain is served over angel hair pasta with Louisiana crawfish tails and Gulf shrimp cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Quarter View Restaurant
613 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, (504) 887-3456; www.quarterview.net
Trout is stuffed with crabmeat and served with Cajun cream sauce over angel hair pasta. No reservations. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com
Flash-fried oysters are tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Royal House Oyster Bar
441 Royal St., (504) 528-2601; www.royalhouserestaurant.com
An oyster duo includes three grilled oysters Rockefeller topped with sauteed spinach, bacon and sambuca and three Royale oysters topped with seafood dressing. No reservations. Breakfast Fri.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

Saints & Sinners
627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinners- nola.com
Crawfish pie features crawfish, cheese and risotto-style rice in puff pastry. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

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

Sassafras Restaurant
2501 Leon C. Simon Blvd., (504) 288-3939; www.sassafrascreolekitchen.com
St. Roch seafood pasta features sauteed crawfish tails and Gulf shrimp over angel hair pasta with cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$

Seaworthy
630 Carondelet St., (504) 930-3071; www.seaworthynola.com
The changing selection of raw oysters includes Aunt Dotty oysters from Massachusetts, Fanny Bay oysters from British Columbia and Gulf oysters. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

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 Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

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. $$

Station 6 Seafood & Oyster Bar
105 Metairie-Hammond Highway, Metairie, (504) 345-2936; www.station6nola.com
The fried oyster BLT includes pickles and house sauce and is served with fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

The Stuffed Crab
3431 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 510-5444; www.thestuffedcrab.com
Catfish Nathan is a fried or sauteed catfish fillet topped with shrimp in Cajun cream sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

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. $$$

Voleo's Seafood Restaurant
5134 Nunez St., Lafitte, (504) 689-2482
The Big Boy seafood platter for two features fish, shrimp, oysters, stuffed crabs, crab claws, stuffed shrimp, frog legs, crawfish tails and soft-shell crab. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat. $$

Zimmer's Seafood
4915 St. Anthony Ave., (504) 282-7150; www.facebook.com/zimmersseafood
The fried shrimp plate comes with fries, garlic bread and coleslaw or salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $



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