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2012 Spring Restaurant Guide - H 

HAAGEN-DAZS
Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., 378-2624; Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., 523-3566; Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., phone n.a.; www.haagen-dazs.com
Signature "dazzler" frozen desserts layer three scoops of ice cream and three toppings. The brownies a la mode sundae is topped with hot fudge and caramel. No reservations. Open daily. Credit cards. $

HANA JAPANESE RESTAURANT
8116 Hampson St., 865-1634
Tuna tataki presents seared rare tuna topped with vinaigrette, tobiko and vegetables. The Who Dat roll combines spicy tuna, shrimp tempura and snow crab inside, and is topped with salmon, tuna, avocado and crunchy tempura flakes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

HANDSOME WILLY'S PATIO BAR
218 S. Robertson St., 460-7365; www.handsomewillys.com
Bargain bar food includes pulled pork, tacos, nachos, sandwiches and Friday crawfish boils. Thursday's $1 tacos come with toppings like pico de gallo, shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce and Mexican slaw. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

HARBOR BAR & GRILL
3024 17th St., Metairie, 835-6111
The Harbor burger boasts a 12-ounce patty topped with shredded cheddar. The blackened tuna steak is served with French-style green beans and red new potatoes. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

HARD ROCK CAFE
418 N. Peters St., 529-5617; www.hardrock.com
The Legendary burger is a 10-ounce patty topped with bacon, cheddar, an onion ring, lettuce, tomato and pickles. The Haystack chicken salad combines mixed greens, carrots, corn, pico de gallo and shredded cheddar topped with fried chicken, ranch dressing and pecans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HAYDEL'S BAKERY
4037 Jefferson Hwy., (800) 442-1342; www.haydelbakery.com
Haydel's specializes in king cakes, but it also serves other types of cakes, Danishes, cookies and pralines. Cajunnoli are canolli shells filled with praline cream cheese and covered in pecans. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

HERBSAINT BAR AND RESTAURANT
701 St. Charles Ave., 524-4114; www.herbsaint.com
Chef Donald Link's restaurant combines refined and rustic French and Louisiana cuisine. The house-made spaghetti features guanciale and a fried poached farm egg. The olive-oil seared Louisiana jumbo shrimp is served with ham and cauliflower gratin. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

HERITAGE GRILL
111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com
The menu at Ralph Brennan's Heritage Grill features savory local favorites such as dark roux duck and andouille gumbo. Bronzed redfish is served with sauteed smoked corn and crawfish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

HEY! CAFE
4332 Magazine St., 891-8682; www.heycafe.biz
Order a bagel with lox, dill and cream cheese or try house-made vegan hummus. There also are baked goods. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and late-night Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

HICKORY CAFE AND GRILL
1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 737-0033; www.hickorycafe.com
The Cuban sandwich combines slow-roasted pork loin, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and Creole mayo on grilled French bread. The Uptown chicken sandwich is topped with melted Brie, bacon, spinach and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

HIGH HAT CAFE
4500 Freret St., 754-1336; www.highhatcafe.com
This corner cafe serves fried farm-raised catfish with fresh-cut fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Spicy Gulf fish is served with potato and shrimp hash. There's a kid's menu as well. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HILLBILLY BAR-B-Q
2317 Hickory Ave, Harahan, 738-1508; www.hillbillybbq.com
This casual eatery specializes in barbecued brisket, pork and ribs, and it also serves burgers. The pork and beef combo platter includes pork shoulder, beef brisket and two side items. For sides, there are hand-shredded coleslaw and potato salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

HOA HONG/9 ROSES
1100 Stephens St., Gretna, 366-7665 Vietnamese and Chinese dishes share the menu at Hoa Hong. Hot-and-sour fish features catfish with tomatoes, pineapple and okra in tangy broth. Grill marinated sliced beef at your table and wrap it in lettuce or rice paper with herbs and pickled carrots. Brown rice is available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

HOBNOBBER CAFE
5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 734-8448; www.hobnobbercafe.com
The crawfish and corn bisque is served with French bread and is a popular starter. The grilled chicken breast is paired with grilled tomatoes and broccoli and served with salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

HORINOYA
920 Poydras St., 561-8914
The seafood salad combines seared tuna, salmon, white fish and crawfish with cucumber, avocado and baby radishes in house dressing. The bluefin toro, or fatty tuna, is a Japanese delicacy served as sashimi or in sushi. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

HOSHUN RESTAURANT
1601 St. Charles Ave., 302-9716; www.hoshunrestaurant.com
The pepper beef consists of beef tenderloin marinated in salt, pepper and cognac and stir fried with chopped onions, jalapenos, green onions and garlic. Spicy fish is a tilapia or catfish fillet stir fried with Chinese cabbage, garlic and spicy sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

HOTEL MONTELEONE CAROUSEL BAR AND LOUNGE
214 Royal St., 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com
There's a small menu of noshing items at the bar in the Carousel Bar and Lounge. The Bayou Charcuterie is an assortment of Creole sausages served with hot Steen's potato salad, and the Three Meanie Panini is a trio of small sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

HOUSE OF BLUES
225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com
Meatball sliders feature slow-braised beef short rib simmered in fresh tomato sauce, topped with Cotija cheese and served on potato buns. The lobster mac and cheese is a gourmet twist on a comfort food favorite. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

HOUSTON'S RESTAURANT
1755 St. Charles Ave., 524-1578; 4241
Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-2301; www.hillstone.com
The grilled chicken salad is served atop mixed greens with honey-lime vinaigrette and peanut sauce. Rotisserie chicken is slow roasted and served with dirty rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

HUEY P'S PIZZERIA
139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 366-1818
The Who Dat is topped with ground beef, prosciutto, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, pepperoncini, cheddar and mozzarella. The bruschetta is topped with diced tomato, basil, garlic and olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HUEY'S 24/7 DINER
620 Decatur St., Suite B100, 267-0244; www.hueysneworleans.com
The diner serves burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and blue plate specials. The Cajun omelet combines andouille, ham, crawfish, onion and Monterey Jack cheese and is topped with dill hollandaise and served with grits and toast. The Kingfish burger stacks two patties with cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and onion rings. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

HURRICANE BBQ & SEAFOOD CO.
4011 Airline Drive, Metairie, 315-4227; www.hurricanebbq.com
This barbecue joint prepares slow-cooked beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken and ribs. Side items include fries, sweet potato fries, baked beans, jambalaya, mac and cheese and more. Hot boiled crawfish to go is available Friday through Sunday. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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