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2015 Fall Restaurant Guide: Bywater 

600 Poland Ave., (504) 948-9111;
The wine shop offers cheese and charcuterie plates and there's a full menu from the kitchen. Roasted pork belly is served with butternut squash puree and agrodolce sauce. For dessert, olive oil cake is topped with brown sugar, apples and lebna cream. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Bao & Noodle
2700 Chartres St., (504) 272-0004;
Fried and steamed bao dumplings are available with a choice of fillings. Spicy cumin-braised lamb is served with hand-pulled biang biang noodles, carrots, radishes and cilantro. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Booty's Street Food
800 Louisa St., (504) 266-2887;
Shrimp and mango salad includes poached Gulf shrimp, fresh mango, shredded coconut, pickled red onions, roasted peanuts and cilantro. Fish and chips feature malt vinegar-battered white fish served with hand-cut, doubled-dipped french fries, house-made pickles, tartar sauce and curry ketchup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Dauphine
5229 Dauphine St., (504) 309-6391; www.cafedauphine-
Fried bell peppers are stuffed with crabmeat and shrimp dressing. Lizardi rolls are egg rolls filled with cabbage, crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish and topped with sweet chili sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Country Club
634 Louisa St., (504) 945-0742; www.thecountryclubnew
The fried green tomato Napoleon is layered with mozza- rella, pesto and balsamic. Buttermilk-fried chicken breast is served with steamed broccoli, mashed potatoes and gravy. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner, late-night and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$

601 Gallier St., (504) 944-9272;
Elizabeth's is known for its candied praline bacon. Shrimp- and rice-stuffed pork loin is served with bourbon pan gravy. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Jack Dempsey's Restaurant
738 Poland Ave., (504) 943-9914;
The namesake Jack Dempsey platter for two includes gumbo, shrimp, catfish, crab balls, redfish, crawfish pies and two sides. The menu also includes po-boys and an array of broiled or fried seafood items. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Joint
701 Mazant St., (504) 949-3232;
Barbecue options include brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken and sausage. The brisket sandwich is served with a side such as baked beans, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese or stone-ground grits made from smoked corn. The pulled pork plate comes with a choice of two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

3021 St. Claude Ave., (504) 272-0205;
The railroad-themed eatery offers gourmet burgers and a large selection of craft beers. The Central Vermont burger is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, white cheddar, grilled apple and creamy maple sauce. The Crescent City burger is topped with fried green tomato, greens and remoulade. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Mardi Gras Zone
2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787;
Pepperoni pizza includes ricotta, basil and fresh tomatoes on a hand-tossed crust baked in a wood-burning oven. The muffuletta features Italian cold cuts, cheese and olive salad. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

2900 Chartres St., (504) 598-5700;
Vegetable lasagna is made with spinach pasta, squash, eggplant, roasted tomatoes, basil, house-made ricotta, mozzarella and roasted garlic white sauce. Short ribs braised in red wine and beef stock are served with rigatoni, sofrito, roasted garlic, baby shiitake mushrooms and pecorino fiore cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

3162 Dauphine St., (504) 267-4776;
Cauliflower "steak" is roasted cauliflower, Piave cheese, quinoa and yellow squash. Top Neck clams are served with ciabatta and a sauce made with Hefeweizen, chorizo, corn and tarragon. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Pizza Delicious
617 Piety St., (504) 676-8482;
Menu mainstays include garlic knots, pepperoni pies and margherita pizza topped with fresh mozzarella, Parmesan, basil and a drizzle of garlic- and thyme-infused olive oil. Bucatini carbonara is tossed with pancetta, peas, an egg and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Press Street Station
5 Press St., (504) 249-5622;
Sweet potato pan perdu features house-baked sweet potato brioche soaked in custard, pan sauteed and served with fruit compote and sweet and spicy pecans. Prince Edward Island mussels are steamed in white wine, shallot butter and thyme and served with New Orleans-style barbecue sauce and house-cut fries. Reservations for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Red's Chinese
3048 St. Claude Ave., (504) 304-6030;
"Craw rangoons" are deep-fried wontons filled with Creole cream cheese and crawfish tails and served with honey-ginger sauce and salted jalapenos. Royal ribs features a half rack of pork spare ribs served with wuxi barbecue sauce, white bread and pickles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Satsuma Cafe
3218 Dauphine St., (504) 304-5962;
A tofu scramble features local tofu, black beans, kale, sweet potatoes, coconut milk, cilantro and choice of toast; a vegan version also is available. The roasted eggplant sandwich includes oven-roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic spread, roasted eggplant, spinach, basil, toasted walnuts and lemon vinaigrette on ciabatta and is served with salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Shake Sugary
3304 St. Claude Ave., (504) 355-9345;
The cafe and bakery serves casserole-style baked huevos rancheros made with beans, tortillas, salsa ranchero and cilantro crema. Biscuits and gravy can be ordered with a sweet-potato biscuit or in a vegan and gluten-free version topped with mushroom gravy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

Sugar Park
3054 St. Claude Ave., (504) 942-2047;
Bayou St. John fettuccine features grilled shrimp, andouille and Alfredo sauce. The Astoria pizza includes feta, artichokes and black olives. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Suis Generis
3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850;
The changing menu features dishes like fire-grilled New York strip steak served with green beans and wasabi mashed potatoes. For brunch, the shakshuka features minced and spiced vegetables topped with poached eggs, feta and toasted pita bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Wed.-Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Abita Springs | Algiers | Bywater | Carrollton/University | CBD | Chalmette/New Orleans East
Citywide | Covington | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter | Gentilly/Lakefront | Gretna
Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge | Harvey | Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview
Madisonville | Mandeville | Marrero | Metairie | Mid-City/Treme
Other | Outskirts | Slidell | Uptown | Warehouse District

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