Music and FoodGambit's 2012 Winter Restaurant Guide:


THE BEACH HOUSE BAR & RESTAURANT 2401 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, 456-7470; Local crabmeat is used in crab cakes served with crawfish Julie sauce. The hand-cut 16-oz. rib-eye steak comes with salad and a side dish. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

MAISON 508 Frenchmen St., 371-5543; This music club offers a full menu of po-boys, sandwiches, salads, entrees and appetizer platters for large groups to share. Crawfish tails are tossed with penne pasta and Parmesan in spicy cream sauce and served with toasted French bread. Ginger-beer marinated pulled-pork gets a spicy kick from Tabasco and is drizzled with barbecue sauce and served with coleslaw and a vegetable. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE 1204 Decatur St., 525-0200; Pork chops marinated in Dijon mustard and herbs are served in white wine sauce. Grilled red snapper comes in a light cream and coconut sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ROCK 'N' BOWL 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-1700; Rock 'N' Bowl's late-night menu includes hamburgers and hot dogs made from Straight Stick Ranch Burger Co.'s grass-fed Louisiana beef. The Rock 'N' Bowl burger is topped with house-cut bacon, cheese, crispy thin onion rings and house-made barbecue sauce. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SIBERIA 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855 The Bad Ass burger is an Angus beef patty topped with blue cheese and foie gras and served on a pretzel bun with fries on the side. Fish and chips are beer battered and come with malt vinegar for dipping. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO 626 Frenchmen St., 949-0696; The restaurant attached to the jazz club offers a menu of steaks and local seafood dishes. The fish Marigny is a fried drum fillet topped with Gulf shrimp and Creole cream sauce. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features shrimp sauteed in their shells in a spicy sauce of butter, garlic, rosemary and cayenne pepper. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

THREE MUSES 536 Frenchmen St., 252-4801; www.thethree- This bustling Frenchmen Street spot offers creative small plates, craft cocktails and live music. The steak and cake combo includes grilled hanger steak and a crab cake with bearnaise. Lamb sliders are topped with tomato chutney. No reservations. Dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

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