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2015 Spring Restaurant Guide: G 

G's Pizza
4840 Bienville St., (504) 483-6464;
Margherita pizza features house-made dough topped with garlic butter sauce, mozzarella, oregano and fresh tomatoes. The NOLA Greenroots pie features house-made sauce, mozzarella, black olives, mushrooms, onions, organic spinach, bell peppers, roasted red peppers, artichokes and roasted garlic. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

GB's Patio Bar & Grill
8117 Maple St., (504) 861-0067
The GB burger is an 8-ounce Angus beef patty topped with melted cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, bacon, jalapenos, barbecue sauce, lettuce and tomato and served with a side. An 8-ounce filet mignon is served with salad and a baked potato, steamed broccoli, onion rings, french fries or sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

GG'S Dine-O-Rama
3100 Magazine St., (504) 373-6579;
Breakfast tacos and tots feature two flour tortillas loaded with house-made chorizo, scrambled eggs, cheddar, pico de gallo, arugula and cilantro crema served with a side of potato tots. The Mac'n On Magazine is a seven-cheese macaroni concoction topped with toasted truffle-buttered breadcrumbs and shaved Parmesan. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

GW Fins
808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467;
Chef Tenney Flynn prepares seafood from around the globe. Scalibut includes halibut, sea scallops, sugar snap peas, lobster risotto and pea shoot butter. The No. 1 yellowfin tuna comes with sticky rice, Asian vegetables and sweet soy butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

33 Bar and Steak215 Bourbon St., (504) 335-3932;
The steakhouse offers an a la carte selection of steaks, including a 16-ounce New York strip that's been aged for 28 days. Lobster chop salad features Maine lobster meat over mixed greens, roasted beets, avocado and tarragon dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021;
The Creole restaurant is known for classic dishes such as fried or broiled trout meuniere amandine. Galatoire goute is a seafood sampler that includes items such as shrimp remoulade, crabmeat maison and oysters en brochette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Gallagher's Grill
509 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 892-9992;
Oysters Pablo is a spicy take on oysters Rockefeller made with creamy cheese and tasso. A grilled 14-ounce, center-cut pork chop is served with Steen's cane syrup glaze. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

The Galley Seafood Restaurant
2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955;
The menu includes fried seafood po-boys and platters. Crawfish hushpuppies are a popular appetizer. Fried soft-shell crab comes with salad and a side. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Galvez Restaurant
914 N. Peters St., (504) 595-3400;
Ceviche de carmarones features Gulf shrimp marinated with fresh tomatoes, red onions, cilantro and citrus juices and is served with fried cassava. Pargo Estilo Galvez is pan-seared red snapper served with avocado and white beans and topped with cherry tomato and green olive salad. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Gambino's Bakery
300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-7500;
Signature doberge cakes feature six layers of butter cake with cooked custard filling. The bakery also offers praline pecan pie, almond cakes and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Gattuso's Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant
435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-1114;
The oyster club sandwich is made with fried oysters, provolone, bacon, spinach, red onions, tomatoes and remoulade and served with fries. Firecracker shrimp salad features fried shrimp tossed in house Firecracker sauce, cheddar, mozzarella, spinach, red onions, tomatoes and a choice of dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Gautreau's Restaurant
1728 Soniat St., (504) 899-7397;
An appetizer of crawfish and potato pierogi is served with charred green onions and creme fraiche. Braised pork cheeks are served with truffle demi-glace, pappardelle, oyster mushrooms, baby carrots and sugar snap peas. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Gazebo Cafe
1016 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899;
The menu features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daiquiris. The New Orleans sampler includes jambalaya, gumbo and red beans and rice. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Gio's Villa Vancheri
2890 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2597;
Osso buco Milanese is a veal shank slow-cooked with herbs and served with risotto or pasta. Orecchio di elefante is a 16-ounce veal chop pounded thin, breaded and served with lemon butter sauce and pasta marinara. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Giorlando's Restaurant
741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-8593;
Mama G's eggplant features lightly battered 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. Hand-cut french fries are fried to order. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

Gracious Bakery + Cafe
1000 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., Suite 100, (504) 301-3709;
The imported tuna salad features organic spinach, brined olives and cherry tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette. Pretzel croissants come coated with coarse sea salt. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Grand Isle
575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530;
Confit pork cheek and clams is served with popcorn rice pilaf, escarole and carrot salad and green tomato gastrique. Deep-fried crab and mascarpone ravioli are served with baby greens and pepper jelly. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, (504) 301-3347;
The boudin and duck sausage charcuterie plate features a crispy local boudin patty, duck sausage, pickles, bread, Creole mustard and pepper jelly. Bruleed wasabi tofu is grilled local lemon grass tofu with bruleed wasabi on top served with sweet soy sauce, roasted Brussels sprouts and sesame-mirliton salad topped with crispy shallots. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Green Tea
1116 Louisiana Ave., (504) 899-8005;
Chicken with garlic sauce is white meat chicken sauteed with broccoli, carrots, snow peas, mushrooms, celery and zucchini in spicy garlic sauce. Singapore mai fun features thin rice noodles sauteed in spicy curry sauce with chicken, shrimp, pork, scallions, egg and Chinese cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Grill
540 Chartres St., (504) 522-1800
The Hickman burger is topped with Swiss cheese, mushrooms and grilled onions. Rano's omelet is an egg white omelet mixed with spinach, Swiss cheese and onions. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Grill Room
Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., (504) 522-1992;
Chef Daniel Causgrove's blue crab gratin features lump crabmeat in sherry cream with caviar, braised radishes, asparagus and manchego. Hijiki blackened grouper comes with smothered greens, boiled peanuts and smoked tomato consomme. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Grocery
2854 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9524;
The Avenue special features chicken salad, avocado, Swiss cheese and bacon on pressed rye bread. The sausage melt is pork and alligator sausage, provolone, roasted peppers, sauteed onions and horseradish mayonnaise on pressed French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar
The grilled shrimp platter includes three skewers of grilled marinated shrimp and two sides. Hamburger steak is a 10-ounce ground chuck patty served with brown gravy, salad and mushrooms or grilled onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

Gumbo Shop
630 St. Peter St., (504) 525-1486;
Menu mainstays include chicken and sausage gumbo, seafood gumbo and crawfish etouffee. Chicken Espagnole is a half chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic served over rice with vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Guy's Po Boys
5259 Magazine St., (504) 891-5025
This corner po-boy shop serves classics such as fried shrimp or catfish on Leidenheimer bread. The breaded pork chop po-boy can be dressed with cheddar and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $

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