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2016 Fall Restaurant Guide: Gretna 

click to enlarge Shrimp and vegetables over crispy noodles, egg rolls and shrimp spring rolls are among the Vietnamese dishes at Saigon Noodle House in Gretna.

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Shrimp and vegetables over crispy noodles, egg rolls and shrimp spring rolls are among the Vietnamese dishes at Saigon Noodle House in Gretna.

Banana Blossom
2112 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite 10, Gretna, (504) 392-7530
The menu of Thai dishes includes Chiang Mai noodles, which features egg noodles, red onions, cilantro, curry sauce and crispy fried egg noodles on top. Lamb curry includes braised lamb, Panang curry, broccoli, carrots and jasmine rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Beef Connection Steak House
501 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 366-3275
A la carte steaks such as the Angus beef filet mignon are topped with hot drawn butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are served in pepper sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

De-No Seafood
505 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 362-4608; www.de-noseafood.com
Grilled redfish De-No is topped with crab stuffing and Alfredo sauce. The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.- Sat. Credit cards. $$

DiMartino's Famous New Orleans Muffulettas
1788 Carol Sue Ave., Gretna, (504) 392-7589; www.dimartinos.com
The jumbo butterfly shrimp platter comes with a choice of two sides. Eggplant parmigiana is served with spaghetti. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Gambino's Bakery
300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 391-0600; www.gambinos.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Gattuso's Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant
435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-1114; www.gattusos.net
Blackened salmon tops a salad of spinach, pecans, red onions, blue cheese and raisins with a choice of dressing. Po-boys feature fried shrimp, roast beef or other fillings on toasted French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar
11 Westbank Expressway, Gretna, (504) 367-9512; www.groundpati.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Huey P's Pizzeria
139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 366-1818; www.hueyps.com
Who Dat pizza is topped with prosciutto, ground beef, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and pepperoncini. Barbecue shrimp are served with cheese grits and a grilled biscuit. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Island Paradise
635 Kepler St., Gretna; (504) 227-5544
The restaurant serves dishes from Trinidad and Tobago and other Caribbean islands. Dhalpuri roti is flatbread topped with garlic and split peas. Braised oxtail stew is made with peppers, green onions, garlic, cilantro and thyme. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Live Oak Bar & Grille
Timberlane Country Club, 1 Timberlane Drive, Gretna, (504) 361-3612; www.timberlanecc.com
The Italian Deli flatbread is topped with salami, ham, mozzarella and olive tapenade. Braised, boneless beef short ribs are served with veal demi-glace, mashed potatoes and green beans. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Nine Roses
1100 Stephens St., Gretna, (504) 366-7665; www.ninerosesrestaurant.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

O'Brien's Grille
2020 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, (504) 391-7229; www.obriensgrille.com
Crawfish boil risotto features crawfish, potatoes, corn, garlic, andouille and onions. Slow-roasted prime rib is served au jus with horseradish. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

The Red Maple
1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 367-0935; www.theredmaple.com
A crabmeat-stuffed mushroom cap is served with lemon beurre blanc. Grilled Gulf fish Pontchartrain is topped with crabmeat and mushroom sherry sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

The Rivershack Gretna
714 First St., Gretna, (504) 325-5530; www.facebook.com/rivershackgretna
Buffalo chicken tenders top a salad of greens, tomatoes, bell peppers, cheese and ranch or blue cheese dressing. The Usual Suspects po-boy features corned beef, pastrami, roast beef and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Saffron NOLA
505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 6, Gretna, (504) 363-2174; www.saffronnola.com
Curried seafood gumbo is an Indian take on the classic Louisiana dish. Raarha masala goat is yogurt-marinated bone-in goat. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Saigon Noodle House
925 Behrman Highway, Suite 9, Gretna, (504) 393-8883
Bun mang vit
includes steamed duck and cabbage and a bowl of bamboo noodle soup. Pho filet mignon features slices of rare beef. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Specialty Italian Bistro
2330 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, (504) 391-1090; www.specialtyitalianbistro.com
Shrimp scampi features shrimp sauteed in garlic, white wine, herbs and lemon butter over linguine with a choice of salad and garlic cheese bread. Deep-fried, pecan-crusted catfish is topped with pecan-maple sauce and served with sweet potato fries, salad and garlic cheese bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sun Ray Grill
2600 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite A, Gretna, (504) 391-0053; www.sunraygrill.com
The Orleans features a choice of pan-seared fish served with brown butter, green onions, mushrooms, jumbo lump crabmeat, spinach and tasso dressing. Plaquemines oyster bread features sauteed local oysters, artichokes, spinach and tomatoes in garlic cream sauce topped with fried oysters. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Thanh Thanh Restaurant
131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678; www.t2restaurant.com
Vietnamese crepes are stuffed with pork, shrimp, bean sprouts and onions and served with lettuce, fresh herbs and fish sauce. Wok-fried scallops are served with vegetables and house sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Tony Mandina's Restaurant
1915 Pratt St., Gretna, (504) 362-2010; www.tonymandinas.com
Kolette Mandina's turtle soup is made with snapping turtle meat, dark roux and sherry. Grilled redfish Alia is topped with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, capers, green onions, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon white wine butter sauce and served over linguine. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$



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