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2013 Winter Restaurant Guide: Music and Food 

Music and Food

600 Poland Ave., (504) 948-9111;
The wine bar's kitchen offers entrees such as the roasted pork shank with barley, shiitake mushroom, pancetta and dried-cherry mosterda. There's also a selection of cheeses served with grilled bread, olives and caperberries. No reservations. Dinner daily. Cash only for food. $$

501 Esplanade Ave., (504) 281-4847
The grilled chicken breast sandwich is served on a bun. The garden burger is seasoned with Cajun spices and comes with fries or potato tots. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999;
The Voodoo shrimp are shrimp simmered in Amber beer reduction served on jalapeno corn bread. Shrimp and grits features pan-seared jumbo shrimp in chipotle-garlic cream sauce over a crispy fried grit cake with teardrop tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504)265-8855;
The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

508 Frenchmen St., (504) 371-5543;
Gigantic Gulf shrimp are wrapped in bacon with a sliver of jalapeno and drizzled with a balsamic reduction and served with potatoes and a vegetable. The pork chop Creole is a grilled 10-ounce pork chop with a bourbon-honey glaze served with sweet potato fries and the vegetable du jour. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

1204 Decatur St., (504) 525-0200;
Oysters Bordelaise features fried oysters and either chasseur or green peppercorn sauce. For crawfish Nantua, crawfish tails are flamed in brandy cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938;
House-smoked pork shank is braised and served atop rustic mashed potatoes drizzled with barbecue jus. Breaded veal cutlets lay on a bed of trottole pasta tossed with Absinthe, spinach and artichoke and are topped with flash-fried oysters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, and late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

3016 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700;
House-made Boss sauce (Crystal hot sauce-infused mayonnaise) accents the grass-fed Straight Stick Ranch cheeseburger, served on a Maple Street Patisserie bun. Meat pies also feature grass-fed beef and come with Boss sauce and pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

536 Frenchmen St., (504) 252-4801;
Louisiana strawberry and barbecue shrimp features Gulf shrimp bathed in strawberry-barbecue sauce and served with a rosemary buttermilk biscuit. Horseradish and herb-crusted Scottish salmon is served over a salad of beets, blood oranges and arugula with hibiscus quinoa. No reservations. Dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

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