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2012 Spring Restaurant Guide - F 

F&M PATIO BAR
4841 Tchoupitoulas St., 895-6784; www.fandmpatiobar.com
Head to the grill at the back of this large bar for waffle fries smothered with a blend of three cheeses and green onions. The burger is a quarter-pound patty topped with a choice of shredded cheese, bacon, mushrooms, chili, jalapenos or grilled onions and peppers. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

FAIR GRINDS COFFEEHOUSE
3133 Ponce de Leon St., 913-9072; www.fairgrinds.com
Grab a seat inside or on the patio and enjoy the selection of coffees, teas, juices and baked goods, such as the maple bacon sweet potato biscuit. The honey ham and Brie sandwich is dressed with slices of pear. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

FAT HARRY'S
4330 St. Charles Ave., 895-9582; www.fatharrysneworleans.com
Buffalo wings and drumettes are fried and dipped in Fat Harry's house wing sauce. The Jazz burger features a ground beef and hot sausage patty topped with barbecue sauce and cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. It comes with fries. Grilled shrimp topped with remoulade are made into a po-boy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

FAT HEN GROCERY
7457 St. Charles Ave., 266-2921; www.fathengrill.com
Barbecue is a specialty at chef Shane Pritchett's casual cafe. Order barbecued pulled pork, Texas-style brisket or St. Louis ribs. There also are burgers, entrees, creative sides, and breakfast is available all day. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FAT MOLLY'S PIZZA & BEER
2400 21st St., Kenner, 305-1017; www.fatmollyspizza.com
Skinny Molly pizza is topped with bell peppers, onion, artichoke, mushrooms, sliced tomato and spinach. The Cajun pizza combines boudin, red onion, green peppers, jalapenos and mozzarella with an olive oil-garlic sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FATOUSH
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 371-5074; www.fatoushrestaurantnola.com
Moussaka, available in lamb and vegan varieties, features layers of grilled vegetables with tomato and bechamel sauce. The imam bayildi is a medley of herbed and fried eggplant, pepper, tomato and onion. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FAUSTO'S BISTRO
530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-7121; www.faustosbistro.com
Fettuccine Carciofo features shrimp and artichoke hearts sauteed with black olives, fresh Italian herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil and is served with fettuccine pasta. Parmesan-crusted Gulf fish is topped with crabmeat, tomato, and white wine butter sauce over wilted spinach and rosemary potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FAZZIO'S RESTAURANT
1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704; www.fazziosrestaurant.com
Chef Jimbob's specialty is shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and served over pasta with crabmeat cream sauce. The 16-ounce rib-eye Good Lovin' is topped with fried oysters and bordelaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FEELINGS CAFE
2600 Chartres St., 945-2222; www.feelingscafe.com
Gulf fish Nicholas is a grilled fillet brushed with Dijon mustard and served with grilled shrimp, creamed spinach and new potatoes. A 6-ounce steak is topped with blue cheese and mushrooms, and served with new potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Dinner Thu.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

FELIPE'S TAQUERIA
301 N. Peters St., 267-4406; 6215 S. Miro St., 309-2776; www.felipestaqueria.com
These Mexican cantinas serve burritos, quesadillas, tacos and more. The chimichanga is a deep-fried burrito filled with beans, rice, pico de gallo and a choice of meat or vegetables and is topped with queso dip. Fish tacos are double corn tortillas filled with fried fish, pickled cabbage, pico de gallo and seafood sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FELIX'S RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR
739 Iberville St., 522-4440; www.felixs.com
The oyster bar serves oysters raw on the half shell or char-broiled on the grill. The bayou platter sampler features red beans, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. The eggplant Napoleon features eggplant slices layered with shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FELLINI'S CAFE
900 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-2155; www.fellinisneworleans.com
The pesto tortellini is filled with cheese, topped with Alfredo and pesto, and served with salad. Bell peppers are stuffed with ground beef, shrimp and spices and served with pasta. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FIORELLA'S CAFE
1136 Decatur St., 553-2155
This casual eatery off the French Market is known for chicken fried to order. House-made meatballs are served over angel hair pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FIVE HAPPINESS
3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935; www.fivehappiness.com
Choose from a la carte items including house baked duck or crispy jumbo ginger shrimp. General Tso's chicken is a popular lunch special. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 

FLAMING TORCH RESTAURANT
737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com
Moules frites features mussels sauteed with bacon, garlic and cream, and served with fried potatoes. Redfish Oscar combines pan-seared redfish with jumbo lump crabmeat, grilled asparagus and Creole lemon beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

FLORA GALLERY & COFFEE SHOP
2600 Royal St., 947-8358
The lamb and beef gyro sandwich fills a pita and is dressed with tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. The breakfast special includes three eggs, a choice of meat, potatoes and toast. Fresh juices and house-made vegan and vegetarian soups are available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

FONG'S CHINESE AND CANTONESE RESTAURANT
2101 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-8216
The triple treat is a stir-fried medley of roast pork, shrimp, chicken and vegetables. General Fong's chicken features white meat chicken in slightly spicy sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

FOX AND HOUND
1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 731-6000; www.foxandhound.com
Fox and Hound offers more than 100 bottled beers and 36 on draft. The Play-Action appetizer platter includes wings, pretzels, potato skins and breaded mozzarella sticks. The spicy jalapeno burger tops an 8-ounce patty with hot sauce and pepper Jack cheese. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

FRANK'S RESTAURANT
933 Decatur St., 525-1602; www.franksrestaurantneworleans.com
Shrimp and crawfish Gagliano features seafood tossed with garlic, green onions and fresh basil over angel hair pasta. The veal Marsala is veal sauteed with mushrooms and Marsala wine and served with pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRANKY & JOHNNY'S
321 Arabella St., 899-9146; www.frankyandjohnnys.com
This casual neighborhood spot serves Creole and Italian favorites. Fried bell pepper rings are coated with Italian breadcrumbs. Seafood gumbo and fried seafood po-boys and platters and boiled crawfish also are popular. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

FRENCH MARKET RESTAURANT
1001 Decatur St., 525-7879; www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com
Char-broiled oysters are topped with white wine and garlic-butter sauce. The restaurant also serves boiled seafood and traditional New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH PRESS COFFEEHOUSE
3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 305-0276; 3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, 598-5274; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.com
French Press serves hot and cold beverages including the Southern pecan La Freeze blend of frozen coffee. The turkey and avocado sandwich is topped with bacon, lettuce and tomato. Reservations for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FRERET STREET PO-BOYS & DONUTS
4701 Freret St., 872-9676; www.freretstreetpoboys.com
The roast beef po-boy features garlic-stuffed roast beef that has been slow-cooked in gravy. The restaurant makes its own apple fritters, honey buns and donuts. Popular varieties include chocolate glazed twist and Bavarian cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRESCO CAFE AND PIZZERIA
7625 Maple St., 862-6363; www.frescocafe.us
The shrimp Italiano features shrimp sauteed with garlic, butter and marinara over fettuccine. The chicken portobello roll combines grilled chicken, portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, mozzarella, spinach and feta in creamy red pepper sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FRIENDS COASTAL RESTAURANT
407 St. Tammany St., Madisonville, (985) 845-7303; www.friendscoastal.com
The Water Street barbecue shrimp features shrimp sauteed in rosemary and beer-butter sauce served over a corn grit cake with flash-fried spinach. Blackened catfish is topped with bronzed shrimp and crabmeat in Key lime beurre blanc. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

FROSTBITE FROZEN YOGURT AND TREATS
4700 Freret St., 265-8604; www.frostbiteonfreret.com
Frostbite offers a 50-item toppings bar to complement signature flavors like Tahitian vanilla and tropical sorbet swirl. Red velvet cake is a popular new flavor. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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