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2016 Fall Restaurant Guide: Bywater 

click to enlarge Diners share a bloody mary and fried cheese curds at The Cheezy Cajun in Bywater.

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Diners share a bloody mary and fried cheese curds at The Cheezy Cajun in Bywater.

Bacchanal Wine
600 Poland Ave., (504) 948-9111; www.bacchanalwine.com
The wine shop offers cheese and charcuterie and there's a full restaurant menu. Seared beef tongue is served with salsa verde, heirloom tomatoes and arugula. Beet-cured salmon is served with cucumber, aioli and mustard seeds. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Bar Redux
801 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083; www.barredux.com
The Redux burger is topped with pepper Jack cheese, Creole mustard, horseradish and jalapenos. Red beans are served with hot sausage patties. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Dauphine
5229 Dauphine St., (504) 309-6391; www.cafedauphine.ixsite.com/
Lizardi rolls are egg rolls filled with cabbage, crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish seasoned with Asian and Cajun spices and served with sweet chili sauce. Deep-fried bell peppers are stuffed with crabmeat and shrimp dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Henri
800 Louisa St., (504) 302-2357; www.henri.cafe
Buttered soba noodles are served with Louisiana lump crab and Champagne butter sauce. The Henri burger is topped with house-made pickles, lettuce and Russian dressing; and salad, blue cheese or cheddar cheese are optional additions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Cheezy Cajun
3325 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-0045; www.thecheezycajun.com
The fried chicken biscuit is topped with pimiento cheese and bread and butter pickles. The Cheezy Cajun burger includes two 8-ounce beef patties, two types of Wisconsin cheese and a choice of vegetable topping. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Country Club
634 Louisa St., (504) 945-0742; www.thecountryclubneworleans.com
Fried Louisiana oysters are served with rosti potatoes, pickled mustard seed and fontina cream. Dill-cured Atlantic salmon is served with a bagel, cream cheese, capers and onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Elizabeth's
601 Gallier St., (504) 944-9272; www.elizabethsrestaurantnola.com
Redneck eggs feature fried green tomatoes topped with poached eggs and hollandaise served with hash browns or grits. A whole fried chicken comes with two sides. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Jack Dempsey's Restaurant
738 Poland Ave., (504) 943-9914; www.jackdempseys.net
The Jack Dempsey platter for two includes gumbo, shrimp, catfish, crab balls, redfish, crawfish pies and two sides. The Half & Half po-boy includes two choices of shrimp, oysters or catfish. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Joint
701 Mazant St., (504) 949-3232; www.alwayssmokin.com
The barbecue spot offers brisket, pulled pork, baby back ribs, sausage and chicken. House-made pastrami is dressed with spicy mustard and coleslaw and served on rye bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Junction
3021 St. Claude Ave., (504) 272-0205; www.junctionnola.com
The Hawaii Consolidated burger features a hormone-free, grass-fed beef patty topped with sweet and spicy teriyaki sauce, Canadian bacon, Monterey Jack cheese and house-made pineapple jam on a brioche bun. Braised and fried Tijuana chicken wings are seasoned with lemon and garlic and served with Caesar dressing for dipping. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Kayla's Restaurant
3036 St. Claude Ave., (504) 949-3477
The Trinity burger features a patty combining house-ground beef, onion, celery and bell pepper. An order of four deep-fried chicken wings comes with sides such as smothered potatoes in Creole seasonings. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Mariza
2900 Chartres St., (504) 598-5700; www.marizaneworleans.com
Chef Ian Schnoebelen's menu includes raw oysters and contemporary Louisiana and Italian-inspired dishes. House-made burrata cheese is served on top of crostini with basil pesto, sprouts, shoots and tomatoes. The whole fish of the day is served over fennel salad with lemon vinaigrette. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

N7
1117 Montegut St.
The café and bar offers a small menu of French dishes and imported canned seafood such as smoked oysters, mussels and calamari in spicy tomato sauce. Tempura-fried escargot are served with garlic cream sauce. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Oxalis
3162 Dauphine St., (504) 267-4776; www.oxalisbywater.com
Beef tongue pastrami is served on toast with horseradish cream, beet, sauerkraut and herbs. Trout is served with squid ink gnocchi, romesco, Castelvetrano olives, cauliflower and herbs. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Paladar 511
511 Marigny St., (504) 509-6782; www.paladar511.com
Ensalata tre colori is dressed with lemon, anchovy, Parmesan and Olio Verde. Pan-seared snapper is served with saffron broth, Israeli couscous, field peas and caramelized fennel. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Pizza Delicious
617 Piety St., (504) 676-8482; www.pizzadelicious.com
Margherita pizza is topped with 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; www.pressstreetstation.com
A roasted half chicken is served with lyonnaise potatoes, mint and preserved lemon. Fried eggs and cochon de lait are served atop grits. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat-.Sun. Credit cards. $

Red's Chinese
3048 St. Claude Ave., (504) 304-6030; www.redschinese.com
"Craw" rangoons are deep-fried wontons filled with Creole cream cheese and crawfish tails and served with salted jalapenos. Kung pao pastrami features smoked brisket, bell peppers, onions and celery. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Satsuma Cafe
3218 Dauphine St., (504) 304-5962; www.satsumacafe.com
The coffeeshop serves coffee drinks, freshly squeezed juices, baked goods and more. The bacon, cheese and egg breakfast sandwich is available on a croissant, bagel or toast. The special BLT includes bacon, tomato, arugula, goat cheese and avocado on sourdough or wheat bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Shake Sugary
3304 St. Claude Ave., (504) 355-9345; www.shakesugary.com
Vegan biscuits and gravy features gluten-free biscuits topped with mushroom gravy. Vegan banana-chocolate chip tea bread is made with fresh bananas and baked daily. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Shank Charcuterie
2352 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5281; www.shankcharcuterie.com
The charcuterie board includes a selection of meats such as salami, head cheese, sausages, cheese and accoutrements. Pulled pork sliders are made with Carolina-style pulled pork with white barbecue sauce and Hawaiian bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Sugar Park
3054 St. Claude Ave., (504) 942-2047; www.sugarparknola.com
The Brooklyn Bridge pie features spinach, mushrooms and fresh garlic. Fried Sriracha chicken is served atop bacon waffles with syrup. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $



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Bywater | CBD | Carrollton/University
Citywide | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter
Gentilly/Lakefront | Harahan/Jefferson/ River Ridge
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Abita Springs | Covington | Madisonville
Mandeville | Outskirts | Slidell

West Bank
Algiers | Gretna | Harvey
Marrero | Other
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