Chicory coffee-lacquered quail is served with fire-roasted chili, cochon de lait boudin, smoky bacon wilted greens with Tabasco pepper jelly and espresso pecan crust. Signature shrimp and tasso Henican features Louisiana white shrimp, tasso, pickled okra, sweet onions, five-pepper jelly and Crystal hot sauce beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
The menu features creative twists on Cajun and Creole dishes. Sauteed shrimp and tasso pasta is tossed with Parmesan and cream sauce. Boiled shrimp and crabmeat remoulade salad includes mixed greens, Roma tomatoes, celery and white remoulade dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
The tavern serves raw oysters and a menu of sandwiches, burgers and fried items. The jalapeno burger is a half-pound Angus beef patty topped with fried jalapeno rings, pepper Jack cheese, caramelized onions, jalapeno aioli and house-made hot sauce. Fried shrimp po-boys are dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $
The old-style bar is located in the historic Court of Two Sisters restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter and offers signature drinks such as the chilled Two Sisters Toddy and the Bayou Bash, which mixes Southern Comfort, fruit juices and red wine (the cocktail won an award from Culinary Concierge Magazine). A menu of small plates is available beginning at 5 p.m. Open daily. Food available.
Spicy basil eggplant is sauteed Asian eggplant served with onions, basil, bell pepper and pork, beef, chicken or shrimp. Fried tilapia with ginger features a fried fillet with sauteed young ginger, onion, carrots, squash and shiitake mushrooms in ginger sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
General Tso’s chicken is chopped chicken breast served with spicy sauce. Honey-walnut shrimp are tossed with bell peppers in ginger-honey-soy glaze. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Cafe au lait and beignets made Cafe du Monde world famous. While the original Decatur Street location remains a French Quarter landmark, satellite shops can be found scattered throughout the metro area. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $
The menu doesn't include much more than thick burgers, steaks and baked potatoes, but they draw a regular crowd to this casual, nautical-themed tavern. The bar is known for its Monsoon, a big rum and fruit juice cocktail. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.