A sultry spot located at Lee Circle, Bellocq invokes the dark glamour of E.J. Bellocq's famous Storyville photography. While absinthe, fortified wines and refreshing port cobblers are available, patrons also can try the lounge's take on classic concoctions like Death in the Afternoon. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Veal sweetbreads are served with lemon-caper sauce or sherry-mustard butter. Peppered lamb loin is served with goat cheese and zinfandel sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
The historic Southern Railway Station on Basin Street offers free Travel Counseling, Local Museum Exhibits, Murals, Art, Music, Introductory New Orleans Film, free of charge. Gift Shop & Refreshments Available. The Mahogany Room venue is available for meetings & gatherings. Located next to St. Louis Cemetery No.1
Thai Mint fried rice includes a choice of meat stir fried with jasmine rice, egg, basil, onions, bell peppers, cashews and carrots. "Soft rolls" are rice paper spring rolls filled with crab stick, rice noodles, romaine lettuce, carrots, cucumber, mint and cilantro and served with plum and peanut sauces. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Children can see (and sometimes touch) animals indigenous to Louisiana as well as exotic breeds from all over the world. The zoo has a miniature railroad that runs through the property, a splash park (admission is extra), innovative natural habitats for the animals, special education programs, the Monkey Hill play area, a dinosaur exhibit and more. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Barbecue Gulf shrimp are served with goat cheese grits, charred chilies and French bread. A smoked pork chop is served with confit fingerling potatoes, haricots verts and white barbecue sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Sun.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
The etouffee omelet includes crawfish, tasso, bell peppers and Parmesan. Pan-seared swordfish is served with peanut-ancho chili glaze, sweet potatoes, okra, crawfish tails and Caribbean green curry. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$$
Pan-seared potato-crusted Gulf fish is served with sauteed fennel and Herbsaint butter. Mirliton is stuffed with squash and eggplant tapenade and served with vegetables, field peas and roasted red pepper coulis. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
The 175-year-old Creole institution serves signature dishes such as oysters Rockefeller topped with pureed greens and seasoned breadcrumbs. Oysters Foch are served over toast with pate and Colbert sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
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. $
The Divine Portobello appetizer features portobello mushrooms, grilled chicken and spinach in roasted red pepper cream sauce. The Lucifer's Special pizza features red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, red onions and roasted red peppers. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Chicken fried steak is served with baked macaroni and cheese, greens, grits and gravy. Gulf shrimp are served over smoked Gouda grits with roasted tomatoes and tasso. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$