Summer Restaurant Guide 2014: H


Haifa Turkish Cuisine & Hookah Bar
4740 Canal St., (504) 309-7719;
Pistachio kebab features ground beef and lamb prepared with pistachios, parsley, garlic and bell peppers and served with rice or bulgur, salad and bread. The Turkish panino combines spicy Turkish sujuk sausage, mozzarella and tomatoes on white or wheat bread and is served with salad or french fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Hana Japanese Restaurant
8116 Hampson St., (504) 865-1634
The lobster roll combines breaded lobster tail with fresh salmon, tuna, smelt roe and spring greens in soy paper. The No Name roll bundles tuna, salmon, eel, tamago, snow crab and smelt roe in soy paper topped with smelt roe, crunchy flakes, eel sauce and Hana sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Handsome Willy's Patio Bar & Lounge
218 S. Robertson St., (504) 525-0377;
The Wolf Man burrito is filled with slow-cooked pork, pulled chicken, ground beef and black beans. The Flying Pig is stuffed with pulled pork, bacon and cheddar. No reservations. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Happy Italian Pizzeria
7105 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 305-4666;
Ziti is tossed with pancetta in creamy garlic sauce, topped with black walnuts and Gorgonzola and baked. The Classic pizza is made with butternut squash sauce, mozzarella and provolone cheeses, duck confit, caramelized onions, crimini mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Harbor Bar & Grill
3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 832-4117;
The filet special features an 8-ounce steak, potatoes and string beans. The Harbor burger, served on po-boy bread or a bun, tops a 12-ounce patty with melted cheddar. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Hard Rock Cafe
125 Bourbon St., (504) 529-5617;
The jumbo combo is a sampler including Santa Fe spring rolls, hickory-smoked wings, onion rings, potato skins and chicken tenders. The Legendary burger is topped with bacon, cheddar, an onion ring, lettuce, tomato and pickles. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Herbsaint Bar and Restaurant
701 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-4114;
Muscovy duck leg confit is served with dirty rice and citrus gastrique. Louisiana shrimp are served with Calasparra rice, artichokes and maitake mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$$

Heritage Grill
111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900;
Louisiana crawfish are topped with fontina and white cheddar cheeses on grilled seven-grain bread and served with spicy potato salad. Sumac-seared ahi tuna salad is made with greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, edamame and ponzu vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Hey! Cafe
4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682;
The baked tofu and herb sandwich is dressed with vegan mayonnaise on whole wheat bread. House-made hummus is served on a bagel or pita. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

Hickory Cafe & Grill
1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 737-0033
The Blue burger features a house-ground chuck and brisket patty topped with Danish blue cheese, caramelized onion and hickory-smoked bacon. Blackened redfish fills a po-boy dressed with tomatoes, lettuce, pickles and mayonnaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

High Hat Cafe
4500 Freret St., (504) 754-1336;
Watermelon and crabmeat salad is tossed with shaved red onion, mint and lime vinaigrette. For a mid-week lunch special, the lamb BLT features house-smoked lamb belly on sourdough bread with dried-tomato mayonnaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Hillbilly Bar-B-Q
2317 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1508;
House-made alligator sausage, boudin and dry-rubbed pork spare ribs are smoked over Kentucky hickory wood. Loaded baked potatoes are topped with pork, beef, chicken or Hillbilly chili and cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Hoa Hong/9 Roses
1100 Stephens St., Gretna, (504) 366-7665;
Hot-and-sour soup features a choice of fish, shrimp or chicken in tangy broth with tomatoes, pineapple and okra. Diners can grill marinated beef at their tables and wrap it in lettuce or rice paper with herbs and pickled carrots. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Hobnobber Cafe
5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 734-8448;
The Hobnobber po-boy features hot roast beef, ham and Swiss cheese. Monday's red beans special comes with smoked sausage or a breaded pork chop. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

920 Poydras St., (504) 561-8914
The sashimi plate features tuna, salmon, red snapper, yellowtail, scallops, octopus and squid. A half dozen oysters on the half shell are topped with green onion, red radish, spicy sauce and ponzu sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Horn's Eatery
1940 Dauphine St., (504) 459-4676
A sweet potato waffle is served with spicy chicken wings. Barbecue shrimp and grits features Louisiana shrimp in Abita Turbodog-based sauce over stone-ground grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Tue., dinner Thu.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

House Of Blues
225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999;
neworleansVoodoo shrimp features jumbo shrimp simmered in amber beer reduction served on top of house-made jalapeno cornbread. Spicy, breaded chicken breast is served on penne pasta in a spicy cream sauce made with Tabasco, diced tomatoes and Asiago cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Houston's Restaurant
1755 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-1578; 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-2301;
Cedar plank salmon comes with Creole mustard sauce, coleslaw and vine-ripened tomatoes. Shrimp Louie salad combines jumbo poached shrimp, avocado, teardrop tomatoes and herbs over a lettuce wedge. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$$

Huey P's Pizzeria
139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 366-1818;
Huey P's pizza tops a New York-style thin crust with sausage, pepperoni, chicken, mushrooms, onions, black olives, bell peppers and tomatoes. Fried chicken wings come with celery, blue cheese and ranch dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Dollar signs indicate the average price of an entree.

$ = $1-$10
$$ = $11-$20
$$$ = $21 and up

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