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2016 Fall Restaurant Guide: Lakeview 

click to enlarge New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp is served at The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar in Lakeview.

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New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp is served at The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar in Lakeview.

The Backyard
244 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 309-8767;
Smoked chicken wings are tossed in Crystal hot sauce reduction and served with blue cheese dressing. Marinated chicken breast is dressed with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and pickles on a white bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar
7900 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 284-2898;
Sauteed Louisiana crab claws are served with cream sauce and a cheese biscuit. Basin barbecue shrimp are Louisiana jumbo shrimp sauteed with garlic, rosemary and butter and served with a cheese biscuit. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Brisbi's Lakefront Restaurant & Bar
7400 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 304-4125;
Tuna tartare nachos are chips with yellowfin tuna, sweet pepper jelly vinaigrette and Champagne-wasabi aioli. Fish tacos are topped with cilantro-lime pico de gallo, feta and horseradish cream sauce and served with sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted for parties of five or more. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Navarre
800 Navarre Ave., (504) 483-8828;
The grilled chicken pesto panino is dressed with red onion, tomato, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and Caesar dressing on sourdough bread. It's served with chips or fries. Eggs cochon features poached eggs, pulled pork and hollandaise on an English muffin and comes with potatoes or grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Chap's Chicken Restaurant and Catering
203 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 371-5546;
Chicken is fried to order and served with a side such as macaroni and cheese, potato salad, fries, mashed potatoes, red beans, coleslaw or jambalaya. Chicken and waffles features three waffles topped with chicken tenders. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

El Gato Negro
300 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-0107;
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

515 Harrison Ave., (504) 484-0841;
Red beans and rice with fried chicken is a Monday and Wednesday special. The roast beef po-boy features house-cooked roast beef dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on John Gendusa Bakery bread. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe
5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001;
Poached eggs and pork debris are served on toast with hollandaise and green onions. The chef's salad features mesquite-smoked turkey, honey-maple ham, applewood-smoked bacon, egg, cherry tomatoes and cheddar cheese on romaine lettuce with a choice of dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Lakeview Burgers and Seafood Market
872 Harrison Ave., (504) 289-1032;
Burgers feature 8-ounce ground chuck and brisket patties topped with lettuce and pickles. The Cuban sandwich includes pulled pork, ham, Genoa salami, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Lakeview Grocery
801 Harrison Ave., (504) 293-1201;
The deli counter serves hot roast beef debris po-boys dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise, mustard or ketchup. Roast beef debris fries are topped with sour cream and green onions. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Lakeview Harbor
911 Harrison Ave., (504) 486-4887;
The cheeseburger features an 8-ounce ground beef patty and is served with a baked potato. The fried shrimp plate comes with salad, potato salad and a side. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

900 Harrison Ave., (504) 224-2633;
House-smoked brisket tops roasted jalapeno beer bread and is served with creamy coleslaw and Abita beer-battered onion rings. Grilled Springer Mountain Farms chicken breast is served with spanakorizo, roasted sweet peppers and whipped feta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

NOLA Beans
762 Harrison Ave., (504) 267-0783;
The organic Argonne turkey sandwich features organic avocado, tomatoes, sprouts and Havarti cheese on sprouted grain rye bread with an organic pickle on the side. Stuffed avocado salad features half an avocado filled with chicken, tuna or egg salad over romaine lettuce with a choice of dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Pizza NOLA
141 W. Harrison Ave., Suite A, (504) 872-0731;
The Fleur de Lis pizza has a garlic and olive oil base and is topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, bacon and blue cheese. The California club sandwich combines house-roasted turkey, avocado, bacon, tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise on house-baked bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Fri.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Russell's Marina Grill
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-9980;
Leroy's eggs are poached eggs over andouille on a sage grit cake and topped with bechamel. The Texicali omelet has chicken, avocado, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos and cheddar cheese and is topped with salsa. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Steak Knife Restaurant & Bar
888 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-8981;
Shrimp bordelaise features jumbo Gulf shrimp sauteed with mushrooms, white wine and garlic butter and flamed with brandy. Pepper-crusted yellowfin tuna steak is served with lemon-caper butter. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Tony Angello's Ristorante
6262 Fleur De Lis Drive, (504) 488-0888;
The "feed me" dinner includes sample portions of dishes such as the lobster cup, rosemary chicken and cannelloni. Eggplant Tina is fried eggplant medallions topped with red gravy and Romano cheese. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Two Tony's Restaurant
8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-0801;
Shrimp and crabmeat top mixed greens tossed in citrus vinaigrette. The seafood platter features grilled, blackened or fried fish, shrimp, crab cakes, oysters, soup and a side dish. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Velvet Cactus
6300 Argonne Blvd., (504) 301-2083;
Chilies rellenos features fried poblano peppers stuffed with mushrooms, charred corn and chorizo and topped with queso and ranchero sauce. Jumbo shrimp and chipotle cheese grits are served with warm tortillas. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 267-3263;
See Faubourg Marigny section for restaurant description. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Arabi/Chalmette/ New Orleans East
Bywater | CBD | Carrollton/University
Citywide | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter
Gentilly/Lakefront | Harahan/Jefferson/ River Ridge
Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview | Metairie | Mid-City/Treme
Uptown | Warehouse District

Abita Springs | Covington | Madisonville
Mandeville | Outskirts | Slidell

West Bank
Algiers | Gretna | Harvey
Marrero | Other
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