Chef Tory McPhail crafts contemporary Creole dishes at this Brennan family flagship. Pecan- and sugarcane-lacquered quail is served with cornbread dressing, bacon-braised cabbage, Southern greens and spiced pepper jelly. Shrimp and tasso Henican features Louisiana 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. $$$
Crab cakes and shrimp Alfredo features two crab cakes topped with shrimp Alfredo sauce over angel hair pasta. The eggplant pirogue smothers fried eggplant slices with shrimp and crab claws in au gratin sauce over angel hair pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
The only thing outnumbering the large HD TVs lining the walls here are the available beers. Cooter Brown's invites all to take a "trip around the world" in sampling its array of brews, all of which pair perfectly with raw oysters or burgers. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-close Tue.
Veal Oscar comes with asparagus, sauteed lump crabmeat, tasso hollandaise and mashed new potatoes. Fried oysters Rockefeller feature cornmeal-breaded Louisiana oysters over baked Herbsaint creamed spinach with bacon and bearnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$
The Adaman Hunter is a combination of sauteed shrimp, scallops and calamari topped with fried tilapia. Lava beef features sauteed beef slices in Thai sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Thai red snapper is pan-roasted and served with artichokes and potatoes in green curry sauce. The Cafe East Trio is a stir-fry combining shrimp, beef, chicken, mushrooms and okra in spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Cafe au lait and beignets made Cafe du Monde world famous. While the original Decatur Street location remains a French Quarter landmark, satellite shops can be found scattered throughout the metro area. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $
Live music is scheduled on Friday and Saturday nights, with acts ranging from national touring bands to local rock, metal and cover bands. DJs also perform. There are drink specials during live music. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.
The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a baked potato, salad and bread. Half-pound burgers are served with a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$