House-rolled gnocchi are topped with Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat and wild mushroom cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$
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).