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Winter Restaurant Guide 2016: American


8 Block Kitchen & Bar
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3850;
The breakfast buffet features a build-your-own-omelet station with cage-free eggs. For lunch, there is a make-your-own salad or sandwich station. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Abita Roasting Company
504 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 246-3340; 1001 Village Walk, Covington, (985) 246-3345;
The Cowboy omelet is made with smoked sausage, bacon, bell pepper, mushrooms and tomatoes. The Cuban panino includes marinated pork, ham, pickles, Swiss cheese and Creole mayonnaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily at both locations, dinner Thu.-Sat. at Covington location. Credit cards and checks. $

Backspace Bar & Kitchen
139 Chartres St., (504) 322-2245; www.back-
The Whitman roast beef sandwich combines roasted tenderloin tips, fried oysters, Swiss cheese and gravy on a ciabatta roll. A hot meatloaf sandwich is dressed with cheese on a sweet brioche bun and served with chips and a pickle. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

514 Frenchmen St., (504) 944-8461;
The shrimp boat is an open-faced po-boy. The peanut butter bacon burger is served on a brioche bun with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Bayou Hot Wings
6221 S. Claiborne Ave., Suite 104, (504) 865-9464;
Hot wings and chicken tenders come with a choice of sauces such as garlic butter-Parmesan, chipotle barbecue, pepper jelly and spicy pepper with varying levels of heat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Bayou Market Buffet
Boomtown Casino New Orleans, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, (504) 366-7711; dining/bayou- market-buffet
The buffet includes carving stations, local seafood and New Orleans favorites such as shrimp and grits. The brunch menu includes eggs Benedict, made-to-order waffles and crepes with berry compote. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Brothers Ole New Orleans Cafe
1502 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, (504) 366-1073;
Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp and oysters and served with garlic bread. The half-pound Who Dat burger is topped with cheddar, bacon, red onions, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise and served with steak fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Bulldog
3236 Magazine St., (504) 891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-4191;
Tex-Mex egg rolls are stuffed with grilled chicken, cheeses, black beans and roasted corn and peppers and served with raspberry-chipotle sauce. Crawfish banditos are flour tortillas filled with crawfish, cheeses, sauteed onions, green peppers and chopped garlic, served with avocado sour cream. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe at the Square
500 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-7831;
Chicken and waffles features hand-battered chicken tenders, waffles, two eggs and sausage gravy. House-made macaroni and cheese includes three cheeses, heavy cream and a changing selection of pastas. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Camellia Grill
540 Chartres St., (504) 835-8332; 626 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-2679
The grilled Reuben includes corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread. The Mexican omelet is made with ground beef, bell pepper, onions, American and Swiss cheeses, jalapenos and picante sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

3401 N. Hullen St., (504) 456-5596; www.cellos-
Cello's Special is a pressed Cuban-style sandwich featuring ham, turkey, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard and mayonnaise. The Lisa Special includes turkey, provolone and olive salad on pressed French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Colonial Bowling Lanes
6601 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 737-2400;
The Reuben features smoked pastrami, Creole pickled cabbage, melted Swiss cheese and house-made Thousand Island dressing on rye bread. The Angry Bird sandwich is a toasted croissant filled with turkey, applewood-smoked bacon and smoked habanero mayonnaise. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Fazzio's Restaurant
1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704;
The Black-N-Bleu is a Caesar salad topped with blackened sirloin and blue cheese. Da' Faaz shrimp are lightly breaded fried shrimp tossed in a signature glaze. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Fiorella's Cafe
1136 Decatur St., (504) 553-2155;
Signature fried chicken is served with french fries, mashed potatoes and gravy or red beans and rice. Fried green tomatoes are topped with sauteed shrimp and white wine reduction. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar
11 Westbank Expressway, Gretna, (504) 367-9512; 3124 David Drive, Metairie, (504) 454-9449;
The grilled shrimp platter includes three skewers of marinated and grilled shrimp with two sides. Hamburger steak is a 10-ounce ground chuck patty served with brown gravy, salad and mushrooms or grilled onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Hard Rock Cafe
125 Bourbon St., (504) 529-5617;
Twisted macaroni chicken is grilled chicken over three-cheese cavatappi pasta with roasted red peppers and Parmesan-parsley breadcrumbs. Salmon is wrapped in cedar paper, grilled and drizzled with sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Hickory Cafe & Grill
1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 737-0033;
The Uptown sandwich includes blackened chicken, brie, bacon, spinach and tomatoes on a toasted bun. The fried chicken club salad mixes crispy chicken, bacon, eggs, cherry tomatoes, cheddar and romaine. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

The breakfast menu includes pancakes, waffles, omelets and combinations such as the breakfast sampler featuring two eggs, two strips of bacon, two pork sausage links, ham, hash browns and two buttermilk pancakes. The blue cheese bacon burger is served with fries, onion rings, hash browns or fruit. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Lakeview Harbor
911 Harrison Ave., (504) 486-4887;
The cheeseburger features an 8-ounce ground beef patty and is served with a loaded baked potato. The fried shrimp plate comes with salad and a baked potato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Manning's Eat — Drink — Cheer
519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8072;
The Archie burger features a patty made with ground Louisiana beef and brisket dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and red onions and is served with fries. Southern nachos are yellow and blue corn chips topped with machaca (shredded beef), pico de gallo, cheese sauce, jalapenos and sour cream. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Co.
The Shrimpzilla po-boy has fried shrimp, roast beef debris gravy, Swiss cheese, shredded cabbage and Creole mustard sauce and is served with garlic-herb fries. Some locations serve chocolate beignets by New Orleans Coffee and Beignet Company. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

P&G Restaurant & Bar
345 Baronne St., (504) 525-9678
The menu includes po-boys, sandwiches, salads and daily specials. The fried shrimp plate comes with potato salad or french fries. Buttermilk pancakes are served with buttermilk biscuits, hash browns and sausage, ham or bacon. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Parrot Pete's
Fountain Park Centre, 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 362-9780;
The Dirty burger includes sauteed onions and mushrooms, pepper Jack cheese and ranch dressing. The overstuffed BLT sandwich contains bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on white or wheat bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Pier 4 Bar & Grille
Boomtown Casino New Orleans, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, (504) 366-7711;
The menu includes ribs, steaks, lobster and more. Wednesday's prime rib special includes a loaded baked potato, cauliflower gratin, creamy horseradish sauce and beef jus. Fried crab claws are served with Mississippi mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
The restaurant offers fried chicken tenders in various combo meals with tangy Cane's sauce, french fries, Texas toast and coleslaw. Fresh-squeezed lemonade is served over crushed ice. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Russell's Marina Grill
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-9980;
Eggs Gentilly features an English muffin topped with sauteed spinach, fried oysters, a poached egg, bacon bits and hollandaise. The Mr. America special includese two multigrain pancakes stuffed with bananas, blueberries, oatmeal and pecans and comes with five scrambled egg whites and a grilled chicken breast. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 37, Metairie, (504) 454-7930;
Pasta Primo Veggie includes onions, zucchini, garlic, mushrooms and fresh spinach atop bowtie pasta with pesto sauce, marinara and Parmesan. Chicken enchilada pasta includes sauteed chicken, onions, bell peppers, black beans and tortilla cheese sauce over penne pasta with cheddar, jalapenos and ancho adobe crema on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Shimmy Shack
1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442;
Sweet breads are served over red cabbage with fennel au jus and Creole mascarpone. A half chicken infused with chimichurri butter is served over roasted garlic and ancho. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $S

Southside Cafe
3154 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-6133;
The French dip features thinly shaved grilled rib-eye steak with Swiss cheese on po-boy bread au jus. Killa fries are topped with chili, melted cheddar cheese, chopped onions and jalapenos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar
1009 Poydras St., (504) 309-6530;
The sports bar offers noshing items, burgers and more and there are beer taps at some tables. Cajundillas are tortillas filled with chicken, boudin, pepper Jack cheese, grilled onions, andouille and rice. Waffle fries are topped with melted Monterey Jack and sharp cheddar cheeses, bacon, banana peppers, scallions and chipotle ranch. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue | Brewpub
Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban | Chinese
Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole | Deli | Diner
Filipino | Fondue | French | Greek | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican/Southwestern
Music and Food | Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys
Seafood | Soul Food | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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