Gulf puppy drum Pontchartrain is topped with Gulf shrimp, artichokes and jumbo lump crabmeat beurre blanc and served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. Gulf shrimp are served over stone-ground grits with New Orleans-style barbecue sauce made with Abita Amber. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
The grasshopper, a classic cocktail combining green and white cremes de menthe, crème de cocoa, heavy cream and brandy, is a popular choice, and there are new takes on classics such as the bourbon flaming, a mix of Henry Mckenna bourbon, lemon, apricot brandy and ginger ale. The bar is attached to a restaurant founded in 1856 that offers traditional New Orleans cuisine including gumbo, barbecue shrimp and grits and Gulf fish Pontchartrain. Open daily. Full restaurant menu (not available between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily).