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.
Goat cheese croutons are topped with mushrooms and Madeira glaze. Veal sweetbreads are served in lemon-caper sauce or sherry-mustard butter. 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. $$$
Sauteed drum is served with Gulf shrimp, clams, jumbo lump crabmeat, braised fennel, oyster mushrooms and cioppino broth with a toasted baguette. Pan-seared Gulf swordfish is served with peanut-ancho chili glaze, sweet potatoes, okra, crawfish tails and Caribbean-style green curry. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$$
Shrimp Arnaud features Gulf shrimp in a signature tangy Creole remoulade. Potato-crusted Gulf fish is a pan-seared fillet served with sauteed fennel and Herbsaint butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$
Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller topped with pureed greens and seasoned breadcrumbs. Alaska Antoine is baked Alaska: ice cream wrapped in pound cake and crowned with a toasted meringue shell and hot fudge. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
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. $
The restaurant and bar at the National World War II Museum is outfitted with 1940s Americana in a modern setting. There's lots of seating at the bar or on the spacious outdoor patio. The menu is American. The cocktail menu plays on the World War II theme with spins on classics like the Midway mule and American Sector lemonade. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.