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O'BRIEN'S GRILLE
2020 Belle Chasse Hwy., Terrytown, (504) 391-7229; www.obriensgrille.com
The mushroom and crab gnocchi appetizer features house-made gnocchi with crimini mushrooms, jumbo lump crabmeat and spring peas topped with truffle oil and shaved Parmesan. Skin-on striped bass is served with grilled asparagus, mirliton and corn salsa topped with crawfish tails and Creole beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

O'HENRY'S FOOD & SPIRITS
634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com
Crawfish pasta features penne pasta with sauteed crawfish tails in cream sauce. The Cajun burger is a spicy beef and sausage patty topped with zydeco sauce and American cheese on a jalapeno-cheddar bun and served with fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

OAK
8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; www.oaknola.com
Fried Brussels sprouts come with hollandaise and country ham. Amberjack is served with marinated daikon, pea shoots and nuoc cham. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

OAK STREET CAFE
8140 Oak St., (504) 866-8710; www.oakstreetcafe.com
Crawfish Boudreaux features two poached eggs atop a split biscuit with Roma tomatoes, crawfish and hollandaise. Eggs Bombay is a three-egg scramble made with coconut milk, lime juice, ginger, green peppers, onions, mushrooms and cilantro served with black beans, grits or smothered potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

OCEANA GRILL
739 Conti St., (504) 525-6002; www.oceanagrill.com
Deep-fried crab cakes are served with crawfish cream sauce. Eggs Melanzana features fried eggplant rounds topped with ham, poached eggs, grilled tomato and hollandaise. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

THE OLIVE BRANCH CAFE
1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 348-2008; 5145 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, (504) 393-1107; www.olivebranchcafe.com
One pasta dish combines smoked sausage, crawfish and chicken and tops it with marinara, Alfredo sauce and Parmesan cheese. The citrus chicken wrap is served with a side of pasta salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

OLIVIER'S CREOLE RESTAURANT
204 Decatur St., (504) 525-7734; www.olivierscreole.com
Braised Creole rabbit is served with sage-oyster dressing. Eggplant Olivier features crawfish tails and andouille in basil-garlic sauce over flash-fried eggplant slices. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; www.onerestaurantnola.com
Pan-seared sea scallops are served with foie gras and blueberry jam. Gulf fish is simmered in shrimp, coconut and lime broth and served with mushroom and basmati rice pilaf and baby bok choy. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ORANGE COUCH
2339 Royal St., (504) 267-7327; www.theorangecouchcoffee.com
Vietnamese-style iced coffee is a blend of strong slow-dripped coffee and condensed milk. Mochi ice cream is a concoction coating ice cream with a Japanese rice cake shell. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ORIGAMI
5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532; www.sushinola.com
The margarita roll is filled with spicy tuna and has tuna, salmon and spicy guacamole on top. The Burning Man roll contains spicy tuna and crunchy tempura on the inside, pepper tuna and guacamole on the outside and is drizzled with eel and ponzu sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE ORIGINAL PIERRE MASPERO'S
440 Chartres St., (504) 524-8990; www.pierremasperosrestaurant.com
Andouille sausage and eggs features two eggs on top of diced andouille, green onions and tomato topped with cheddar cheese and served with hash browns, grits or fruit salad. Crab cake Maspero features crab cakes on a bed of sauteed spinach, potatoes, mushrooms and artichoke topped with spicy aioli. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ORLEANS GRAPEVINE WINE BAR AND BISTRO
720 Orleans Ave., (504) 523-1930; www.orleansgrapevine.com
The double-cut pork chop comes with tasso, sweet potato hash and orange-bell pepper glaze. Stuffed flounder is filled with Pontchartrain blue crabmeat and topped with crawfish tasso cream sauce and served over popcorn rice with almonds. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

OSCAR'S RESTAURANT & BAR
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540
The house burger features a hand-formed half-pound patty and comes with an overstuffed baked potato. The meatball po-boy fills French bread with house-made meatballs. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $




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$ = $1-$10
$$ = $11-$20
$$$ = $21-up


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