Summer Restaurant Guide 2014: O


O'Briens Grille
2020 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 391-7229;
Parmesan-crusted grouper is served with whipped potatoes, sauteed baby spinach, jumbo lump crabmeat and beurre blanc. Sliced tomatoes, avocado and Louisiana lump crabmeat top mixed greens with basil vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

O'Henry's Food & Spirits
632 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 461-9840;
The Health Nut turkey sandwich features house-roasted turkey, cucumber, avocado, tomato, provolone and baby spinach on toasted wheat bread. The Cajun burger is a house-made sausage and ground beef patty topped with American cheese and zydeco sauce on a jalapeno cheddar bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485;
Pork belly banh mi features sweet and savory pork belly, grilled scallions, radishes, pickled carrots and fresh herbs. Louisiana crab fritters are served with Meyer lemon dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Oak Line Grocery
7457 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-6136 Crawfish Ava features crawfish tossed in cream sauce over rotini with garlic bread. The smoked salmon cobb salad includes romaine lettuce, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, blue cheese and a choice of dressing. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Oceana Grill
739 Conti St., (504) 525-6002;
Redfish Oceana is topped with mushroom crawfish cream sauce and served with vegetables and roasted garlic potatoes. Cajun jambalaya pasta features shrimp, alligator sausage and bell peppers in Creole sauce tossed with fettuccine. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Ohana Modern Fusion Sushi Bar
3559 18th St., Metairie, (504) 888-4568;
Chicken and shrimp are stir-fried with vegetables and mango in a spicy red sauce. The Thunder roll is made with lobster salad, tempura shrimp, avocado, caviar and soybean paper and served with eel sauce and the chef's sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$

Ohm Lounge Barcadia
601 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 335-1760;
O.M.G. shrimp is served with sweet chile aioli and toasted coconut. Chicken karaage is brined chicken lightly fried and served with ginger-garlic vinaigrette and fresh herbs. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Old Rail Brewing Company
639 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 612-1828;
Beer barbecue shrimp are head-on shrimp cooked with rosemary, lemon and house-brewed ESB beer and served over polenta. Chicken and alligator sauce piquant features spicy Creole tomato sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Olive Branch Cafe
1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 348-2008; 5145 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, (504) 393-1107;
. The portobello pizza includes mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, pesto sauce and baby spinach. The turkey pita is dressed with sun-dried tomatoes, baby spinach and garlic aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Olivier's Creole Restaurant
204 Decatur St., (504) 525-7734;
Eggplant Olivier features flash-fried eggplant medallions served with shrimp, chicken, andouille and crawfish tails in garlic, basil and brandy sauce. Braised Creole rabbit is served with Creole gravy, oyster dressing and rice pilaf. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Orange Couch
2339 Royal St., (504) 267-7327
Mocha masala latte is made with espresso, dark chocolate and house-ground masala spices. Affogato is a scoop of ice cream topped with a shot of espresso. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Origami Sushi
5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532;
The soft-shell crab special appetizer is a whole soft-shell crab served on top of fried sushi rice with curry sauce and red onion. White fish carpaccio is served on a bed of red onions and cucumber with sea salt, red pepper, olive oil, basil, green onions and capers. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Original Pierre Maspero's
440 Chartres St., (504) 524-8990;
French onion soup features a dark broth with smothered onions and a Swiss and provolone cheese crouton. Grilled chicken Caesar salad features marinated grilled chicken, romaine and seasoned croutons topped with Parmesan. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro
720 Orleans Ave., (504) 523-1930;
Black mussels are steamed in saffron tomato broth with jumbo lump crabmeat, applewood-smoked bacon and basil aioli. Herb-scented rack of lamb is served with truffled mashed potatoes, baby vegetables and brandy-peppercorn demi-glace. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Oscar's Restaurant & Bar
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540;
The house burger features a hand-formed half-pound patty and comes with a stuffed baked potato. The meatball po-boy fills French bread with house-made meatballs and red gravy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

3162 Dauphine St., (504) 267-4776;
Korean bo ssam features pork belly, mushrooms or shrimp served with popcorn rice and kimchi on butter lettuce. The Oxalis burger is topped with pickled shallots, tomato, lettuce and aioli and cheese, bacon and marrow are optional additions. No reservations. 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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