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2015 Fall Restaurant Guide: Metairie 

Acme Oyster House
3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www.acmeoyster.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

Acropolis Cuisine
3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-9046
Gyro platters come with gyro meat, pita bread, tzatziki, Caesar salad and a side. Moussaka features layers of ground veal, eggplant, zucchini and potatoes baked in cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant
3501 Severn Ave., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8441; www.albashabr.com
The chicken shawarma platter comes with feta salad, hummus and rice. The combination kebab plate includes meat choices such as kafta, beef tenderloin or chicken. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Andrea's Restaurant
3100 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com
Braised veal shank osso buco is served with saffron risotto or angel hair pasta. House-made ravioli are stuffed with crabmeat and topped with light crabmeat cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Andy's Bistro
3322 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie, (504) 455-7363; www.andybistro.com
Wood-fired oysters are topped with Louisiana crab claw meat, Parmigiano-Reggiano and peppercorns. Pan-seared jumbo scallops are served with beets grilled over a wood fire, roasted red pepper butter and fried capers. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$$

Anna Mae's Restaurant
2708 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 509-7801; www.anna- maesrestaurant.com
The Canal Street pork chop is a French-cut chop served with bourbon-orange demi-glace, smoked andouille, pecan Grand Marnier carrots and Cajun mashed potatoes. Panned Oyster Florentine features Italian breaded oysters over angel hair pasta with spinach and artichoke cream. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Atomic Burger
3934 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-7474; www.theatomicburger.com
The burger shack serves burgers (including turkey or portobello patties), hot dogs, fries and milkshakes. The signature Jamburger is topped with bacon-onion jam. Atomic Burger milkshakes feature flash-frozen, house-made ice cream in flavors such as Nutella-marshmallow. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Austin's Seafood and Steakhouse
5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno.com
Two grilled filet medallions are served with barbecue shrimp and garlic mashed potatoes. Redfish is cooked in parchment paper with shrimp, crawfish, crabmeat, caramelized onions and lobster butter. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Bear's Poboys at Gennaro's
3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226; www.bears- poboys.com
The roast beef po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise. The NOLA burger is topped with roast beef debris and melted Swiss cheese. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Bevi Seafood Co.
4701 Airline Drive, Metairie; 236 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 885-5003; www.beviseafoodco.com
The surf and turf Peacemaker po-boy includes fried shrimp, roast beef debris and Swiss cheese. The Smokey Oyster fills po-boy bread with fried oysters, smoked Gouda and bacon. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

Bistro Orleans
3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 304-1469; www.bistroorleansmetairie.com
The Des Allemands catfish platter features thin-cut, wild-caught Des Allemands catfish, french fries, coleslaw and French bread. Raw oysters are served on the half shell. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Blue Line Sandwich Co.
2023 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-3773; www.bluelinesandwichco.com
The Duck-Duck-Goose waffle is a Belgian waffle topped with confit duck and sweet potato hash, foie gras butter, a fried duck egg, powdered sugar and cane syrup. The St. Patty's Day Massacre is a sandwich combining house-made corned beef, duck pastrami, Abita beer-braised cabbage and remoulade on marbled rye. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon
4101 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 324-6841; www.bobbyheberts.com
Blackened redfish is served on a bed of mashed potatoes and topped with crawfish cream sauce and fried crawfish tails. The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, fried fish and crab cakes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Bonefish Grill
4848 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9964; www.bonefishgrill.com
Bang Bang shrimp features crispy fried shrimp with spicy cream sauce. Wood-grilled sea bass is topped with sweet mango salsa. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bravo! Cucina Italiana
3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-8828; www.bravoitalian.com
Chicken scaloppine features sauteed chicken, roasted portobello mushrooms, provolone, feta, tomatoes and lemon-caper butter sauce over herb linguine. Crispy Romano-breaded eggplant is topped with sauteed crawfish in fra diavolo sauce and served over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Brooklyn Pizzeria
4301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-1288; www.eatbrooklyn.net
Godfather pizza is topped with anchovies, minced garlic, garlic sausage and feta. The Philly steak and cheese sandwich features sliced steak, onions and bell peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Byblos
1501 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 834-9773; www.byblosrestaurants.com
Drunken halloumi is cheese sauteed in ouzo and olive oil and served with tomatoes and garlic sauce. Lamb kebabs are served with two sides such as hummus or basmati rice pilaf. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Byblos Market
2020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 837-9777; www.byblosrestaurants.com
Grilled chicken salad features feta, black olives, tomato, cucumber and Greek dressing and comes with hummus, pita bread and basmati rice pilaf. The combo kebab plate includes chicken, lamb meatballs, a beef kebab, hummus, salad, rice, pita and tzatziki. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Cafe B
2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com
Grilled mahi mahi is served with roasted spaghetti squash, mushrooms and charred Vidalia onions and drizzled with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Hanger steak comes with roasted Brussels sprouts, bearnaise and garlic frites. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe East
4628 Rye St., Metairie, (504) 888-0078; wwwcafeeast- nola.com
General Tso's chicken is chopped chicken breast served with spicy sauce. Honey-walnut shrimp are tossed with bell peppers in ginger-honey-soy glaze. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$

Cafe Equator
2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4772; www.cafeequator.com
Spicy basil eggplant is sauteed Asian eggplant served with onions, basil, bell pepper and pork, beef, chicken or shrimp. Fried tilapia with ginger features a fried fillet with sauteed young ginger, onion, carrots, squash and shiitake mushrooms in ginger sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Royale
3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8438; www.caferoyale.vpweb.com
Feta Fiesta salad features grilled chicken, spinach, feta, avocado, sun-dried cranberries, glazed walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. The spinach artichoke panino is filled with grilled chicken, spinach, artichoke, provolone and Roma tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Caffe! Caffe!
3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, (504) 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com
The egg white spinach wrap comes with spinach, tomato and provolone cheese. Asian grilled chicken salad features sliced chicken breast, edamame, crispy wonton strips, roasted almonds, carrots and red cabbage atop mixed greens, served with spicy peanut-lime dressing. No reservations. Clearview Parkway: Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. N. Hullen Street: Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Caffe Fresca
4445 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-2010
Shrimp Marsala pasta fea-tures sauteed mushrooms tossed with angel hair pasta. Tuna St. Julian is an 8-ounce seared tuna fillet with po- blano rouille, Crystal butter, asparagus and mashed potatoes. Lunch delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cajun Grill & Bar
2325 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 831-0095
The New Orleans sampler plate includes gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp Creole, red beans and rice and bread. The super seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, fish, soft-shell crab, a stuffed crab, fries and salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Canseco's Market
1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-5979; www.cansecos.com
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

Carrabba's Italian Grill
4641 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 779-2252: www.carrabbas.com
Chicken Bryan is topped with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and butter sauce. Fettuccine Weesie is fettuccine Alfredo topped with sauteed shrimp, garlic and mushrooms in white wine lemon butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Carreta's Grill
2320 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 837-6696; www.carretasgrillrestaurant.com
El Primeron is grilled marinated pork served with potatoes and refried beans. The Julio Caesar wrap features a choice of grilled chicken, steak, grilled shrimp or portobello mushroom with romaine lettuce, Parmesan, croutons and Caesar dressing in a chipotle or spinach tortilla. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge left to right: Janet Gutierrez, Octavio Garcia, Adelia Romero and Gina Quezada serve chimichangas and Mexican fare at Casa Garcia in Metairie.
  • left to right: Janet Gutierrez, Octavio Garcia, Adelia Romero and Gina Quezada serve chimichangas and Mexican fare at Casa Garcia in Metairie.

Casa Garcia
8814 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 464-0354; www.casa-garcia.com
The Mexican sampler includes mini flautas with guacamole, mini chimichangas with sour cream, a ground beef taco, a mini chalupa, a tamale with ancho chili sauce, rice and beans. Beef, chicken, pork or shrimp fajitas are served with caramelized onions, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, charro beans and flour tortillas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Chateau du Lac Bistro
2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-3773; www.chateaudulacbistro.com
Saumon grille et des crevettes is grilled salmon with shrimp and three-peppercorn sauce. The endive salad combines walnuts, grapes, blue cheese and brown sugar-Dijon vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Cheeseburger Eddie's
4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www.austinsno.com/cheeseburger-eddies.htmlThe Better Than Breakfast burger features an over-easy egg, bacon, cheddar cheese and hash browns. The Smokehouse cheddar burger is made with shredded cheese, crispy onion strings and barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop
2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; www.gumbostop.comStuffed gumbo features a hand-battered and fried catfish fillet atop chicken, sausage, shrimp and crabmeat gumbo. Fried chicken is cooked to order. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

China Rose
3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 887-3295; www.chinaroseno.com
The China Rose special is a marinated half duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. Spicy Mongolian beef is topped with hot garlic sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Churros Cafe
3100 Kingman St., Metairie, (504) 885-6516
Shredded beef is simmered in red gravy and served with black beans and rice. Pork is marinated with orange bitters, garlic, onions and herbs, slow roasted and served with black beans, rice and yuca. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Corner Cafe
3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 454-1008
The seafood platter for two includes two cups of gumbo, stuffed jalapeno poppers, onion rings, crab balls, stuffed shrimp, baby soft-shell crabs, popcorn shrimp, fried shrimp, fried oysters, fried catfish, salad and hushpuppies. The seafood platter po-boy is filled with shrimp, catfish, oysters and crab balls and served with french fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Daisy Dukes
5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 883-5513; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

Dat Dog
Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie; www.datdognola.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Deanie's Seafood
1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-4141; www.deanies.com
The giant seafood platter includes shrimp, catfish, oysters, stuffed crabs and crawfish croquettes. Barbecue shrimp comes with a baguette and salad. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Don's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-1550; www.donsseafoodonline.com
Zydeco shrimp features fried shrimp on a bed of cabbage topped with sweet and spicy pepper jelly sauce. Don's Original Jacked Up Oysters are char-broiled with bacon, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese on top. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Dorignac's Food Center
710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com
Corn and crab soup is a cream-based soup with basil and oregano. On Mondays, red beans and rice are served with smoked sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Drago's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 888-9254; www.dragosrestaurant.com
Drago's signature char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. Lobster Empire is a whole Maine lobster stuffed with oysters and mushrooms in onion cream sauce and served with pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Drip 'n Sip
701 David Drive, Metairie, (504) 733-3747; www.dripnsip.com
The turkey, bacon and avocado croissant is dressed with hickory-smoked bacon, avocado, lettuce, sliced tomato, mayonnaise and Creole mustard on a toasted croissant and served with chips. Monday's red beans and rice special features smoky red beans cooked with sausage, rice, grilled chicken or a grilled center-cut pork chop, Italian salad and garlic bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Fausto's Bistro
530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7121; www.faustosbistro.com
Pesce Siciliana
is a fish fillet sauteed with herbs, white wine and lemon and topped with shrimp, capers and Italian herbs. Veal scaloppine Rolando features veal medallions sauteed with extra virgin olive oil, mushrooms and artichoke hearts. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

French Press Coffeehouse
3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 598-5274; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.com
See Kenner section for restaurant description.

Frosty's Caffe
3400 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-9600
Shaken beef is a stir-fry of beef, vegetables and special sauce. Pho ga is chicken soup served with rice noodles, bean sprouts, cilantro, basil, lime and jalapenos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Fury's Restaurant
724 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, (504) 834-5646; www.furysrestaurant.comVeal Parmesan is served with pasta and vegetables. Trout Carrie is a fillet topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, scallions and butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$$

The Galley Seafood Restaurant
2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955; www.thegalleyseafood.com
Fried chicken is served with salad and a side. The menu includes char-broiled oysters, seafood platters, po-boys, crawfish etouffee and more. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Gambino's Bakery 4821
Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-7500; www.gambinos.com
Doberge cake is a six-layer butter cake with chocolate, lemon or caramel custard filling. Red velvet cake is a four-layer cake with cream cheese filling and frosting. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Giorlando's Restaurant
741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-8593; www.giorlandosrestaurant.com
Mama G's eggplant features lightly battered fried eggplant medallions over angel hair pasta with shrimp au gratin sauce. Sauteed chicken, shrimp and sausage are tossed with penne pasta in tomato-basil sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Guillory's Deli & Tamales
3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, (504) 833-1390; www.guillorysdeliandtamales.com
The Cuban sandwich includes pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on French bread. The hot tamale po-boy features tamales, chili and cheese on French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

The Harbor Bar & Grill
3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 832-4117; www.theharborbarandgrill.com
The filet special is a 10-ounce steak served with a choice of sides. The Harbor burger is a 12-ounce patty topped with melted cheddar on po-boy bread or a bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Heritage Grill
111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com
The prime sirloin burger is topped with sharp cheddar, house-made ketchup, tomatoes, lettuce and grilled red onions on a house-made pain de mie roll and served with fries. Seared ahi tuna is served with mixed greens, Napa cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, edamame and ponzu vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Hobnobber Cafe
5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 734-8448; www.hobnobbercafe.com
Daily specials include chicken and sausage gumbo. Monday's red beans special comes with smoked sausage or a breaded pork chop. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Impastato's Restaurant
3400 16th St., Metairie, (504) 455-1545; www.impastatos.com
Two soft-shell crabs are topped with crabmeat, shrimp and lemon butter. A 10-ounce filet mignon is smoked over pecan wood and broiled. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Jeff's Creole Grille
5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-7992; www.jeffscreolegrille.com
Grilled redfish is served with white wine lemon butter and grilled vegetables. Grilled shrimp and avocado salad includes roasted corn, red onions, mixed greens and a choice of dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Jigger's Bar and Grill
1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555; www.facebook.com/jbgmetairie
The half-pound Hangover burger is topped with hash browns, bacon, cheddar, hot sausage and a fried egg and served with a choice of french fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings or loaded baked potato. The 10-inch barbecue chicken flatbread pizza is topped with marinara, mozzarella, green onions, chicken and barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Kanno California Sushi Bar
3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 455-5730; www.kannosushi.com
The Elvis roll combines salmon, avocado and snow crab and has blue crab on top. The Godzilla roll features shrimp tempura, cream cheese and snow crab and is topped with spicy tuna, crunchy flakes and eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Knuckleheads Eatery
3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858
The Knuckle sandwich is a burger topped with blue cheese and bacon and served with fries. Nudillocabeza chicken salad features grilled chicken, black beans, tomatoes, cheddar, tortilla strips and pepper jelly dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Korea House
3547 18th St., Metairie, (504) 888-0654
Diners can cook Korean-style barbecue on tabletop grills. Spicy dubu kimchi features stir-fried pork and poached tofu with kimchi. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery
3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; www.koshercajun.com
The J&N Special is corned beef, pastrami, horseradish, mustard and coleslaw on rye and is served hot. The Rachel features turkey breast, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on toasted rye bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

The Kupcake Factory
911 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 570-6420; www.thekupcakefactory.com
The lemon blueberry cupcake is blueberry buttermilk cake topped with lemon cream cheese frosting. The raspberry lemonade cupcake is lemon cake with raspberry filling and a swirl of lemon-raspberry frosting. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

La Madeleine
3300 Severn Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, (504) 456-1624; www.lamadeleine.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

Lager's International Ale House
3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923; www.lagersmetairie.draftfreak.com
Spinach and goat cheese top flatbread. The California grilled chicken sandwich is dressed with guacamole and applewood-smoked bacon. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Langenstein's
800 Metairie Road, Suite G, Metairie, (504) 831-6682; www.langensteins.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Legacy Kitchen
759 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-5231; www.legacykitchen.com
See Warehouse District section for restaurant listing.

Little Tokyo Restaurant
2300 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-6788; www.littletokyonola.com
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

Mano's Po-Boys
6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-0922; www.manospoboys.com
Mano's special po-boy features Cajun-seasoned turkey breast, Chisesi ham, roast beef and Swiss and American cheeses on Leidenheimer French bread and is served hot. Grilled shrimp are tossed with house-made remoulade and served atop fried green tomatoes on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mark Twain's Pizza Landing
2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainpizza.com
The Innocents Abroad pizza is topped with Genoa salami, Italian sausage, Peruvian artichokes, Roma tomatoes and basil. The Mysterious Stranger pizza includes organic baby spinach, feta and choices of vegetables and Canadian bacon or spicy charisse sausage. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Martin Wine Cellar
714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Melius Bar & Grill
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
The jalapeno burger is a half-pound sirloin patty topped with jalapenos and Swiss cheese. The Buffalo chicken wrap features fried or grilled chicken breast tossed in house Buffalo sauce and dressed with lettuce, tomatoes and cheddar. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mellow Mushroom
3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4155; www.mellowmushroom.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

Milano's Pizzeria
3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 780-7500; www.ordermilanosmetairie.comArtichoke pizza is topped with garlic sauce, mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, mozzarella and feta. Grilled chicken breast tops a salad of lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, red onions, mozzarella and honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House
3117 21st St., Metairie, (504) 833-6310; www.mredsoysterbar.com
The Fish House seafood platter for two includes butterflied shrimp, Gulf oysters, Des Allemands catfish, stuffed crab and onion rings. Whole flounder is broiled with lemon butter and served with potatoes and vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Ed's Seafood and Italian Restaurant
1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.austinsno.com
See Kenner section for restaurant description.

Mr. Gyros Greek Restaurant
3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9228; www.mrgyros.org
Moussaka features layers of eggplant, potatoes, bechamel and meat sauces. The gyro plate includes rotisserie cooked lamb and beef, roasted potatoes, tzatziki and pita bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Morning Call
3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; www.morningcallcoffeestand.com
Beignets are made with the same recipe Morning Call has used since the original coffee stand opened in the French Market in 1870. The short menu of Creole dishes includes red beans and rice. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

Nor-Joe Import Company
505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9240; www.facebook.com/norjoeomport
The muffuletta features Italian meats, cheeses and olive salad on Sicilian sesame bread. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

O'Henry's Food & Spirits
8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

The Original City Diner
3116 S. I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, (504) 831-1030; www.originalcitydiner.com
The Cajun omelet features crawfish, shrimp and Cajun cream sauce. The breakfast items also include omelets, French toast, hash browns loaded with assorted toppings and a giant, pizza-sized pancake. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Oscar's Lounge & Restaurant
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540; www.oscarsoldmetairie.com
Slow-roasted pulled pork fills a po-boy. A grilled salmon chef's salad is topped with cherry tomatoes, shredded cabbage, carrots, hard-boiled egg and mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Paradise Cafe
3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-4141; www.paradisecafeandgifts.com
The grilled shrimp wrap includes lettuce, cheddar, tomato and black olives. Chicken salad fills an avocado served on a bed of lettuce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Parran's Po-Boys & Restaurant
3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www.parranspoboys.com
The seafood muffuletta includes fried shrimp, catfish and oysters dressed with Cajun mayonnaise. House-cooked roast beef fills a po-boy on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pelican Cafe
3901 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 510-4367; www.pelicancafenola.com
The menu includes burgers, po-boys, sandwiches, wraps, fried seafood platters and salads. The Pelican's Roost salad features boiled shrimp in crab boil mayonnaise on romaine lettuce with warm smoked sausage "croutons." The Cajun shrimp omelet is made with sauteed shrimp, smoked sausage, cheddar cheese and green onions. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Perry's Sports Bar & Grill
5252 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 456-9234; www.perryssportsbarandgrill.com
The house burger is a 10-ounce patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. There are $5 daily lunch specials such as a grilled or fried pork chop served with green beans or fries or chicken wings served with a choice of dipping sauces. No reservations. Breakfast Fri.-Sat., lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ 

Phil's Grill
3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 324-9080; www.phils-grill.com
House-made fried meat pies are filled with ground beef and pork, charred corn and spices. The Philet burger is available with choices of toppings, sauces, bun and a side item. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 

Pho NOLA
3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com
The Saigon Crepe is a Vietnamese-style pan-fried crepe made from rice flour and coconut milk, stuffed with shrimp, pork and bean sprouts and served with lettuce, cucumbers, herbs and fish sauce. Shrimp, beef or chicken pad thai features stir-fried rice noodles in sauce with peanuts, cilantro and pepper flakes. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Pho Orchid
1401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 301-3368; 3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 457-4188; www.pho-orchid.com
Pho can be topped with eye-round steak, meatballs and more. Bo tom muc nuong vi features marinated sliced beef, shrimp and squid served on a hot plate with lettuce, cucumber, pickled carrots, rice paper and sauce. Reservations accepted at Houma Boulevard location only. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Phoenicia Restaurant
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-9950; www.phoenicianola.com
The Middle Eastern menu includes combination shawarma platters served with hummus, rice and Greek salad. Shrimp or salmon kebabs come with a choice of two sides: sauteed vegetables, rice or salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pizza Florence
4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7888; www.pizzaflorence.net
Spicy shrimp pasta features jalapenos, red onions and Alfredo sauce over penne pasta. Mediterranean salad includes chicken or shrimp, romaine and spring greens, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, red onions and feta cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Porter & Luke's
1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 875-4555; www.porterandlukes.com
Meatball sliders are served on pretzel buns with gravy and mozzarella and come with eggplant fries. The oyster club slider comes on French bread with applewood-smoked bacon, Crystal hot sauce aioli and fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Qwik Chek Deli & Catering
2018 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, (504) 456-6362; www.qwikchekdeliandcatering.com
House-cooked roast beef fills a po-boy dressed with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and gravy on French bread. For a weekly special, house-made meatballs and spaghetti are served with red gravy and Italian green beans. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Roast beef po-boys are dressed with gravy and cheese at R&O's Restaurant in Metairie.
  • Roast beef po-boys are dressed with gravy and cheese at R&O's Restaurant in Metairie.

R&O's Restaurant
216 Hammond Highway, Metairie, (504) 831-1248
The roast beef po-boy is served on a toasted sesame loaf with cheese and brown or red gravy. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crawfish, crabs and oysters. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Radosta's Restaurant & Deli
249 Aris Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-1537
Don's special sandwich features house-made Italian sausage dressed with olive salad and melted provolone cheese. The shrimp Parmesan po-boy includes fried shrimp, red gravy and Parmesan cheese. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Restaurant Cypress
4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-6885; www.restaurantcypress.com Slow-roasted duck comes with huckleberry sauce and andouille and cornbread dressing. The fish of the day is pan-seared and served with asparagus and crabmeat butter. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Revival Bar & Grill
4612 Quincy St., Metairie, (504) 373-6728; www.facebook.com/revivalbarandgrillThe Classic Rock burger features a char-grilled half-pound patty dressed with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles and is served with fries. Hand-cut onion rings are double dipped in batter and fried. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Riccobono's Peppermill
3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-2266; www.riccobonospeppermill.com
Eggplant Madelaine features pan-fried eggplant medallions topped with stewed Roma tomatoes and Pecorino Romano cheese and is served with spaghetti. Jumbo lump crab cakes are topped with poached eggs and hollandaise and served with potatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Rolls-N-Bowls
605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; www.rollsnbowlsnola.com
The Rockin' beef plate features char-grilled beef over jasmine rice with fried egg, lettuce, tomato and mustard sauce. Combination pho includes steak, Vietnamese meatballs, brisket and rice noodles in beef broth, plus a basket with bean sprouts, cilantro, basil, jalapenos and lime. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Royal Blend Coffee & Tea
204 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-7779; www.royalblendcoffee.com
The Metairie Ridge panino includes smoked turkey breast, roasted red bell pepper, provolone, spring greens, tomatoes and chipotle mayonnaise. The Old Metairie features chicken salad with bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Ruth's Chris Steak House
3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-3600; www.ruthschris.com
Steaks such as the signature filet mignon are seared in an 1,800-degree broiler and served with sizzling butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features shrimp sauteed in white wine, butter and garlic and served over garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Sandro's Trattoria
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7784; www.sandrostrattoria.com
Seafood cannelloni are stuffed with crawfish and crabmeat and served over angel hair pasta with seafood Alfredo sauce. House-made crab cakes are served over angel hair primavera with garlic-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Semolina
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 37, Metairie, (504) 454-7930; www.semolina.com
Pasta Primo Veggie includes onions, zucchini, garlic, mushrooms and fresh spinach atop bowtie pasta with pesto sauce, marinara and Parmesan. Chicken enchilada pasta includes chicken sauteed with onions, bell peppers, black beans and tortilla cheese sauce over penne with cheddar, jalapenos and ancho adobe crema on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Short Stop Po-Boys
119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboysno.com
The roast beef po-boy features beef slow-cooked in its own juices and served on French bread. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crabmeat and okra. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Siamese Thai Cuisine
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-8752; www.siamesecuisine.com
Honey duckling is deep-fried marinated duck served with honey sauce. Pineapple fried rice features shrimp, chicken, egg and cashews served in a pineapple shell. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Sidelines Bar & Grill
1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-4002
The house burger is a 10-ounce patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. There are $5 daily lunch specials such as a grilled or fried pork chop served with green beans or fries or chicken wings served with a choice of dipping sauces. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Soho Asian Cuisine
601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-2266; www.sohoasiancuisinemetairie.comWalnut shrimp is served in brown sauce with walnuts and white rice. Peking pork comes with onions and sweet and sour sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Stepbrothers Bar & Grill
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856
Hot tamales are served by the dozen and come with saltine crackers. The super club sandwich combines ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on three slices of Texas toast. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Sucre
Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-2277; www.shopsucre.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

click to enlarge Spicy Indian-style shrimp are served at Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine in Metairie.
  • Spicy Indian-style shrimp are served at Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine in Metairie.

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine
923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, (504) 836-6859; www.facebook.com/tajnola
Chicken vindaloo features boneless chicken in spicy curry sauce. Masala dosa is a large rice and lentil crepe stuffed with potatoes cooked with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Tandoori Chicken
2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7880; www.tandoorichickennola.com
Specialties include chicken tikka masala, or roasted chicken in spicy sauce, and vegetarian palak paneer, Indian cheese with spinach sauce. The menu also includes curries, spicy vindaloo dishes, biryani rice dishes, tandoori breads and more. A buffet is available for lunch. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Taqueria Corona
3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5088; www.taqueriacorona.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Vega Tapas Cafe
2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com
Fideua is a pasta version of paella served with combinations of meat, vegetables and seafood. Barbacoas are jumbo Gulf shrimp in chorizo cream over toasted bread medallions. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Vincent's Italian Cuisine
4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

The Vintage Garden Kitchen
925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie, (504) 620-2495; www.vintagegardenkitchen.org
Roasted butternut squash soup includes roasted beets, onions, carrots, celery, coconut milk and orange zest. Ratatouille features tomatoes, eggplant, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, zucchini, eggplant, peppers and garlic. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

Well
Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Suite 138, Metairie, (504) 593-6955; www.wellcompany.com
The pumpkin spice smoothie combines pumpkin, vanilla, chia seeds and banana. The apple pie smoothie has apple, vanilla, pumpkin spice, chia seeds, cinnamon, almond butter, banana, avocado and dates. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

World of Beer
4100 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 266-2689; www.worldofbeer.com
See Warehouse District section for restaurant description.




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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