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Summer Restaurant Guide 2015: O


O'Brien's Grille
2020 Belle Chasse Highway, Terrytown, (504) 391-7229;
Fried green tomatoes are topped with Louisiana crawfish tails, remoulade, lemon oil and balsamic glaze. Crawfish boil risotto is creamy risotto topped with crawfish, potato, corn, onions, andouille sausage and garlic. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

O'Henry's Food & Spirits
634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 461-9840;
Catfish Lafitte is a fried whole catfish fillet topped with Monica sauce and crawfish tails and served with red beans and rice and jambalaya. Shrimp and grits features grilled shrimp topped with etouffee sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485;
Chickpea pasta features Two Run Farm lamb, basil, tomato and mushrooms. Grilled broccoli salad comes with orange, husked farro and sesame dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. 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, fettuccine and bell peppers in Creole sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Old Arabi Eats
7005 St. Claude Ave., (504) 563-0131;
Grilled pork chops are served with black-eyed peas, creamed spinach and sweet potato fritters. Pan-roasted fish is served with porcini gnocchi, sauteed corn and tatsoi microgreens. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Old Rail Brewing Company
639 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 612-1828;
The June burger of the month is a pork burger served with red cabbage slaw and blood orange beer barbecue sauce. Braised pork belly is served with deviled eggs, truffle toast and chipotle salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Olive Branch Cafe
1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero; (504) 348-2008; 5145 General De Gaulle Drive, (504) 393-1107;
Becky's pasta includes sauteed shrimp, red onions and mushrooms in cream sauce over angel hair pasta topped with Parmesan and breaded eggplant. The Cajun trio features sauteed crawfish, smoked sausage and chicken with Cajun tomato cream sauce over penne pasta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Original Pierre Maspero's
440 Chartres St., (504) 524-8990;
Two pan-fried crab cakes come on a bed of sauteed spinach, heirloom tomatoes, mushrooms and onions and is topped with tangy sauce. Chicken and waffles features a Southern-fried chicken breast atop a Belgian waffle with honey-Tabasco glaze. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro
720 Orleans Ave., (504) 523-1930;
Pan-seared duck breast is served on a salad of mixed baby greens, blueberries, Maytag blue cheese and blueberry-balsamic vinaigrette. Gulf fish amandine comes with Gulf blue crabmeat, vegetables and Louisiana popcorn rice. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Oscar's Lounge & Restaurant
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540;
Slow-roasted pulled pork fills a po-boy. A grilled salmon chef's salad comes topped with cherry tomatoes, shredded cabbage and carrots, hard-boiled eggs and mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

3162 Dauphine St., (504) 267-4776;
Fritto misto–style fried okra is served with fresh herbs, pickled fennel and preserved lemon aioli. Top neck clams are served with chorizo, corn and pickled sweet peppers. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Oxlot 9
428 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 400-5663;
Royal red ceviche features royal red shrimp marinated in lime and yuzu with shaved red pear, jalapeno, avocado and herbs. It is served with crispy plantains. A changing whole fish dish features roasted mojo-brushed fish served with fried chili plantains and pickled celery, radish and onion salad in Thai chili vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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