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2016 Fall Restaurant Guide: Mid-City/Treme 

click to enlarge Fried tofu, spring rolls and pho are among the Vietnamese dishes at Doson Noodle House.

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Fried tofu, spring rolls and pho are among the Vietnamese dishes at Doson Noodle House.

1000 Figs
3141 Ponce de Leon St., Suite 1, (504) 301-0848; www.1000figs.com
Roasted carrot is made with walnuts and served with house-made flatbread. The mezze feast features carrot dip, beet and pecan yogurt, tabbouleh, olive salad, tomato and mozzarella salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Angelo Brocato
214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-0078; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com
Sicilian cannoli are fried cinnamon pastry shells with ricotta filling, chocolate and pistachios. Stracciatella is an Italian version of chocolate chip gelato. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Avery's on Tulane
2510 Tulane Ave., (504) 821-4110; www.averysontulane.com
Cornmeal-fried pickle chips are served with horseradish cream. The Pearl River po-boy features fried oysters and roast beef gravy topped with bacon, lettuce and mayonnaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Bayou Beer Garden
326 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, (504) 302-9357; www.bayoubeergarden.com
Disco fries are french fries topped with house-made beef debris, gravy and cheddar cheese. The house burger is a 10-ounce beef patty served on a sesame seed bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Bayou Wine Garden
315 N. Rendon St., (504) 826-2925; www.bayouwinegarden.com
Diners can assemble their own cheese and charcuterie platters from menus of house-cured meats and imported cheeses. The bacon and brie sandwich features cane syrup-laced bacon, brie and blueberry-black pepper compote on brioche. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Beachcorner Bar & Grill
4905 Canal St., (504) 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com
The 10-ounce Hot & Spicy burger is topped with hot sauce, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. A grilled 8-ounce tuna steak is served in a sandwich or on a salad with tuna sauce on the side. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Bean Gallery
637 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 324-8176; www.thebeangallery.net
The Healthy bagel comes with avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and Swiss cheese. The Mid-City sandwich features turkey or roast beef with Swiss cheese, red onions, roasted red peppers, spinach and mustard on ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Betsy's Pancake House
2542 Canal St., (504) 822-0214
The breakfast special features two eggs, bacon, grits and pancakes or toast. Monday's red beans and rice special comes with smoked sausage, a pork chop or a ham shank. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Bevi Seafood Co.
236 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-7503; www.beviseafoodco.com
The Peacemaker po-boy includes fried shrimp, roast beef debris and Swiss cheese. The Smokey Oyster fills French bread with fried oysters, smoked Gouda and pastrami bacon. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

The Big Cheezy
422 1/2 S. Broad St., (504) 302-2598; www.thebigcheezy.com
The Mac N' Cheezy is a grilled cheese sandwich made with four-cheese macaroni. The Juice is a grilled cheese sandwich with roast beef debris, caramelized onions and grilled green peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Biscuits & Buns on Banks
4337 Banks St., (504) 273-4600; www.biscuitsandbunsonbanks.com
A waffle is topped with triple cream brie and blueberry compote. Chicken tenders are served with andouille and chorizo sausage gravy. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Blue Dot Donuts
4301 Canal St., (504) 218-4866; www.bluedotdonuts.com
Original doughnut flavors include banana cream, orange cream, peanut butter and jelly, blueberry, wedding cake and chocolate coconut. There also are maple-glazed long Johns, doughnut holes, buttermilk drops, bear claws and more. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Blue Oak BBQ
900 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 822-2583; www.blueoakbbq.com
The Packer beef brisket sandwich is dressed with coleslaw on a Laurel Street Bakery bun and served with chips or a side. Barbecue nachos feature a half-pound of pulled pork, barbecue sauce, pico de gallo and jalapenos over corn chips. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Boswell's Jamaican Grill
3521 Tulane Ave., (504) 482-6600
Oxtail stew is served with broad beans and plantains. Jerk chicken comes with plantains and two sides. Lunch is served buffet style. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar
231 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite C, (504) 609-3871; www.brownbutterrestaurant.com
Vinegar-braised grilled beef short ribs are served over stone-ground yellow grits with arugula and boiled peanut salad. At brunch, the fried chicken and waffle sandwich includes white cheddar and ham served with Steen's syrup. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Bulldog
5135 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-4191; www.draftfreak.com
Tex-Mex egg rolls are stuffed with grilled chicken, cheeses, black beans and roasted corn and peppers and served with raspberry-chipotle sauce. Crawfish banditos are flour tortillas filled with crawfish, cheeses, sauteed onions, green peppers and chopped garlic and served with avocado sour cream. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Degas
3127 Esplanade Ave., (504) 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com
Flash-fried Louisiana oysters come with Dijon celeriac remoulade, capers, lemon, chives and Meyer lemon beurre blanc. Louisiana soft-shell crab is served with a salad of local baby greens, roasted corn, red onions, cherry tomatoes, English cucumbers and house vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe NOMA
New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma.com
The turkey bacon panino features Boar's Head turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise and tarragon Dijon on ciabatta. Chipotle Caesar salad combines spicy Gulf shrimp, romaine lettuce, radishes, Parmesan, cherry tomatoes, chipotle Caesar dressing and cheddar cornbread croutons. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Canal Street Bistro
3903 Canal St., (504) 482-1225; www.canalstreetbistro.com
The chicken and waffle Benedict features a Belgian waffle, grilled chicken, griddled ham and poached eggs topped with hollandaise and green onions. The grilled vegetable napoleon features balsamic marinated grilled eggplant, tomato and red onion stacked on a bed of organic mixed greens and roasted red peppers. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Canseco's Market
3135 Esplanade Ave., (504) 322-2594; www.cansecos.com
Deli sandwiches include a pressed Cuban filled with marinated pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. Ramen options include tonkatsu, miso and shoyu ramen. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Crescent City Steakhouse
1001 N. Broad St., (504) 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com
The traditional steakhouse serves large porterhouse steaks for two or three people to share. Bread pudding includes raisins and peaches and is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Dmac's Bar & Grill
542 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, (504) 304-5757; www.dmacsbarandgrill.com
The Angus burger is a half-pound patty dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise and served with french fries. Drunken pizza features chicken, beef, pepperoni, peppers, grilled onions, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

Dooky Chase's Restaurant
2301 Orleans Ave., (504) 821-0600; www.dookychaserestaurant.com
Redfish Orleans is topped with crabmeat and served over eggplant rice. The seafood platter features fried fish, oysters, shrimp, stuffed crab and french fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Doson Noodle House
135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283
Bun bo
is lemon grass beef served over rice or vermicelli. Signature rau xao Doson is features stir-fried Vietnamese seasonal vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Felipe's Taqueria
411 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 288-8226; www.felipestaqueria.com
Burritos include chicken, steak, pork, shrimp or chorizo, plus rice, pinto beans, pico de gallo, salsa and Mexican crema. Baja tacos are soft corn tortillas filled with shrimp or fish, cabbage, pico de gallo and Baja sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Fharmacy
2540 Banks St., (504) 324-6090; www.fharmacynola.com
Steak frites salad features sliced hanger steak over arugula and frisee lettuce, shoestring fries, cherry tomatoes, bacon and blue cheese dressing. The Vietnamese sausage sandwich is dressed with pickled carrots, jalapeno, cucumber, cilantro and aioli on a hoagie roll. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Finn McCool's Irish Pub
3701 Banks St., (504) 486-9080; www.finnmccools.com
Chicken wings are served with red pepper Buffalo sauce, Captain Porkenheimer barbecue sauce or Asian-style fish sauce. Pimiento cheese is served with bacon marmalade and toasted rye bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Five Happiness
3605 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935; www.fivehappiness.com
The extensive menu includes dishes from many Chinese regional cuisines. Fried tilapia is served with vegetables and ginger, garlic and scallion sauce. Shrimp and eggplant are sauteed with basil. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

G's Pizza
4840 Bienville St., (504) 483-6464; www.gspizzas.com
Margherita pizza features house-made dough topped with garlic-butter sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan, oregano and tomatoes. The NOLA Green Roots 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. $

Gracious Bakery & Cafe
1000 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, Suite 100, (504) 301-3709; www.graciousbakery.com
Tarragon chicken salad is served on house-made green onion bread and dressed with pickled red onion. French canele is a small pastry with a caramelized crust and custard filling. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill
3101 Esplanade Ave., (504) 298-0504; www.halfshellneworleans.com
The menu includes raw and baked oysters, fried seafood, po-boys, burgers and more. Oysters harvested in Hopedale in St. Bernard Parish are shucked to order and served on the half shell. Seafood gumbo features Gulf shrimp and crab. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Juan's Flying Burrito
4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-9950; www.juansflyingburrito.com
The signature Flying Burrito combines skirt steak, Gulf shrimp, Creole chicken, sour cream, guacamole, yellow rice, black beans, salsa la fonda and Juan's hot sauce in a Hola Nola flour, whole wheat, spinach or cayenne tortilla. Red chili and chicken quesadillas include adobo sauce, spinach and goat cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Katie's Restaurant & Bar
3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com
The Legend sandwich features slow-smoked pulled pork tossed with barbecue shrimp on Gendusa French bread. The St. Louie sandwich includes fried Louisiana oysters topped with provolone and applewood-smoked bacon. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Kin
4600 Washington Ave., (504) 304-8557; www.facebook.com/kinfordindin
Chicken shio ramen features marinated chicken breast, bamboo and wood ear mushrooms in clear chicken broth. For lunch, pork belly tonkotsu is served with pickles, a soft-boiled egg, spring onions, cauliflower and mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Laurel Street Bakery
2701 S. Broad St., (504) 897-0576; www.laurelstreetbakery.com
The California breakfast sandwich features scrambled egg, cheese, tomato, avocado and shallot cream cheese on a bagel or croissant. Cobb salad is made with chopped honey-maple turkey, ham, bacon, hard-boiled egg, white cheddar cheese, tomato, avocado, mixed greens and apple cider vinaigrette and served with toasted ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Li'l Dizzy's Cafe
1500 Esplanade Ave., (504) 569-8997; www.lildizzyscafe.net
Creole file gumbo features Gulf shrimp, crab, hot sausage, smoked sausage and smoked ham in spicy broth served with rice. The jambalaya omelet is stuffed with shrimp, ham, sausage, tomato and cheese. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo Restaurant
310 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 485-5658; www.littletokyonola.com
Cucumber seafood salad includes tuna, salmon, yellowtail, octopus, crab stick and ponzu sauce. The Buddha roll features barbecue eel, cream cheese, crab stick, salmon, smelt roe and avocado wrapped in cucumber and seaweed. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Liuzza's by the Track
1518 N. Lopez St., (504) 218-7888; www.liuzzasnola.com
The sandwich special includes half a po-boy and gumbo, turtle soup or crawfish etouffee. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp come with Creole butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Liuzza's Restaurant and Bar
3636 Bienville St., (504) 482-9120; www.liuzzas.com
The neighborhood spot serves Creole and Italian dishes. House-made meatballs are served with pasta, red gravy and eggplant casserole. The Frenchuletta is a muffuletta made with house-made olive salad served hot on French bread. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Lola's
3312 Esplanade Ave., (504) 488-6946; www.lolasneworleans.com
Gazpacho is a chilled blend of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, olive oil and garlic. Seafood paella combines shrimp, fish, calamari, scallops, mussels, vegetables, garlic, saffron, herbs and arborio rice. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St., (504) 482-9179; www.mandinasrestaurant.com
The menu includes Creole and Italian dishes. Gulf fish amandine — a sauce of lemon, butter and slivered almonds — is served with french fries. Traditional turtle soup is topped with sherry. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mid City Pizza
4400 Banks St., (504) 483-8609; www.midcitypizza.com
The meatball sandwich features house-made meatballs, marinara, mozzarella, Parmesan and fresh basil on Amoroso Italian bread. The shrimp remoulade pie includes roasted shrimp, spinach, red onion, green onions, garlic, basil, garlic oil and remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mid City Yacht Club
440 S. St. Patrick St., (504) 483-2517; www.midcityyachtclub.com
The Costa Rican Breakfast is a flour tortilla topped with rice, vegetarian black beans, two eggs and habanero cream. Pork Green Chili features pork shoulder, onion, red pepper, tomato and fire-roasted green chili. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House
301 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 872-9975; www.mredsrestaurants.com/oyster-bar
Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic butter and Parmesan and served with toasted French bread. The Fish House seafood platter for two includes butterflied jumbo shrimp, Gulf oysters, Des Allemands catfish, crab cakes, onion rings and jambalaya, french fries or potato salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards $$

Mizado Cocina
5080 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 885-5555; www.mizadococina.com
Tamale ranchero features house-made Duroc chorizo, black beans, mozzarella, salsa roja, fried eggs, a masa cake, cilantro and corn tortilla strips. Shrimp ceviche includes tomato, grapefruit, cucumber, avocado, red onion, cilantro and lime. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mona's Cafe
3901 Banks St., (504) 482-7743; www.monascafeanddeli.com
The menu of Mediterranean favorites includes hummus, baba ghanoush, kibbeh, falafel, shawarma, kebabs and more. Gyro plates come with tahini, hummus, salad and pita. Za'atar bread is a small flatbread topped with olive oil, oregano, sumac and sesame seeds. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

MoPho
514 City Park Ave., (504) 482-6845; www.mophonola.com
Chef Michael Gulotta's menu includes ramen, spring rolls, rice and vermicelli bowls, chicken wings and more. Pork pho consists of pork belly and a poached egg in smoked pork hock broth. Fried P&J oysters are served with pickled blue cheese, radishes and mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Morning Call
City Park, Timken Center, 56 Dreyfous Drive, (504) 300-1157; www.morningcallcoffeestand.com
Signature beignets are hand-rolled and served with powdered sugar. The limited menu includes jambalaya. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

Namese
4077 Tulane Ave., (504) 483-8899; www.namese.net
The Vietnamese restaurant serves rice and noodle dishes, curries, spring rolls, bao and more. Shrimp spring rolls include vermicelli, cilantro, mint, cucumber and bean sprouts with peanut sauce on the side. The Ducky Cuban is a pressed sandwich filled with braised duck, bacon, cheese, pickled vegetables and hoisin aioli. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Neyow's Creole Cafe
3340 Bienville St., (504) 827-5474
The 10-ounce rib-eye comes with parsley potatoes and vegetables. Pasta Bienville is grilled chicken with cream sauce over penne pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Nonna Mia Cafe & Pizzeria
3125 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-1717; www.nonnamia.net
The Italian panino combines pepperoni, salami and prosciutto dressed with mixed greens, fresh mozzarella and balsamic aioli. Lobster ravioli is served with vodka-tomato cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Parkway Bakery & Tavern
538 Hagan Ave., (504) 482-3047; www.parkwaypoorboys.com
The Surf-and-Turf po-boy tops fried shrimp with roast beef gravy. The Parkway Caprese features sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Pho Tau Bay
1565 Tulane Ave., (504) 368-9846; www.photaubayrestaurant.com
The menu of Vietnamese favorites includes spring rolls, pho, banh mi, vermicelli bowls and more. Seafood noodle soup includes shrimp, squid, fishballs and imitation crab and a choice of noodles. Banh mi tom nuong features grilled shrimp, julienne carrots, onions, cucumbers, hot peppers and mayonnaise on a roll. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Pirogues
2565 Bayou Road, (504) 948-6349; www.piroguesnola.com
The falafel burger is topped with avocado, arugula, tomato and tahini dressing. Bar bites include grit fritters with aioli, empanadas and potato tots or nachos with a variety of toppings. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Ralph's On The Park
900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com
Barbecue shrimp are served in a New Orleans-style barbecue sauce with shiitake mushrooms and brown-buttered baguette. Oyster Rockefeller risotto is made with flash-fried oysters, Herbsaint, spinach, parsley, tarragon, preserved Meyer lemon, Parmesan and toasted breadcrumbs. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Revel Cafe & Bar
133 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-6122; www.facebook.com/revelcafeandbar
The pulled pork sandwich is dressed with coleslaw and pickles and served with fries. Crawfish grilled cheese is dressed with onions, peppers and herbs on brioche. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Ruby Slipper
139 S. Cortez St., (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net
Cochon Benedict features slow-cooked pork, eggs and hollandaise on a biscuit. Gulf Fish St. Peter is served with skewered shrimp, sauteed grape tomatoes and spinach, dill hollandaise and a fried cheesy grit cake. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Rue 127
127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571; www.rue127.com
Cornmeal-fried oysters are served with Thai barbecue sauce, basil, coconut milk and pickled carrot salad. Diver scallops come with cauliflower puree, bacon, almonds, capers, shiitake mushrooms and caviar. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Shamrock
4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938; www.shamrockparty.com
A 10-ounce Angus rib-eye comes with salad and mashed potatoes, fries or chips, and grilled onions and mushrooms are optional additions. The Philly cheese steak is served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Tana at Treo
3835 Tulane Ave., (504) 304-4878; www.treonola.com
Spaghetti is served with Florida clams, hot sausage, Calabrian chilies, roasted garlic and spicy shellfish pangrattato. Pan-roasted branzino is served with heirloom carrot salad and new potatoes tossed with a harissa and carrot-top chermoula marinade. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Theo's Neighborhood Pizza
4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www.theospizza.com
The Local Pro is an olive oil-brushed crust topped with tomatoes, zucchini, black pepper, mozzarella, feta and fresh basil. Spicy Mexican pizza is topped with chicken, white onions, tomatoes, Anaheim peppers and mozzarella, cheddar and feta cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Toups' Meatery
845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999; www.toupsmeatery.com
Chef Isaac Toups prepares rustic Cajun-inspired dishes. A double-cut pork chop is served with dirty rice and finished with cane syrup gastrique and green onions. Braised lamb neck is served with black-eyed pea ragout and shaved pickled fennel. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

click to enlarge Pasta and classic Italian dishes are the draw at Venezia in Mid-City.
  • Pasta and classic Italian dishes are the draw at Venezia in Mid-City.

Venezia Restaurant
134 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-7991; www.venezianeworleans.net
The menu includes pizza, pasta and Italian dishes. Breaded veal Pontchartrain is topped with crabmeat, artichokes, mushrooms, green onions and lemon butter. Blackened drum is topped with grilled shrimp and citrus beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Vessel NOLA
3835 Iberville St., (504) 603-2775; www.vesselnola.com
Cast iron-seared octopus is served with tomato, lemon, bonito flakes and risotto-style black-eyed peas prepared with octopus stock. Two Run Farm lamb is served on a lavash flatbread with bell peppers, tomato, red onions and micro greens. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Wakin' Bakin'
4408 Banks St., (504) 252-0343; www.wakinbakin.com
Biscuits and gravy features house-made biscuits, sausage gravy, eggs and bacon. The breakfast club includes chicken, ham, bacon, a fried egg, tomato, Swiss and cheddar on house-baked country white bread with a side of grits, hash browns, fruit or black beans. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Whole Foods Market
300 N. Broad St., (504) 434-3364; www.wfm.com
Prepared food options include pizza, baked goods, sandwiches, a salad bar and more. Smoked mozzarella pasta salad includes penne, spinach, roasted red peppers, smoked mozzarella, Parmesan and parsley. Salmon is available grilled or roasted. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Willie Mae's Scotch House
2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503; www.williemaesnola.com
Willie Mae's is known for its fried chicken and has a selection of vegan sides. Bread pudding is served with chocolate rum sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Wit's Inn
141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600; www.witsinn.com
Creole-Italian pizza features shrimp, Roma tomatoes, red onions, feta, mozzarella, house-made pesto and red sauce. For weekday lunch specials, there are small pizzas such as pepperoni, chicken combo pies and the salad pie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $



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