The restaurant attached to the jazz club offers a menu of steaks, seafood, burgers and sandwiches. The fish Marigny is a fried drum fillet topped with Gulf shrimp and Creole cream sauce. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features shrimp sauteed in their shells in a spicy sauce of butter, garlic, rosemary and cayenne pepper. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Blue Nile was the first bar to offer live music on Frenchmen Street, and is a staple of the block. Grab a drink, relax and listen to the tunes of regular players Kermit Ruffins, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Micah McKee and Gravity A. Open Tue.-Sun. Smoking allowed. No food.
In addition to a regular and rotating roster of local musicians performing early and late sets, d.b.a.'s extensive offerings range from regional and imported craft beers, ports and whiskeys. Open daily. No smoking. No food.
You no longer have to choose between a night on the town or a hair appointment; R Bar offers $10 haircuts in an antique barber chair (along with a complimentary shot) on Mondays. There’s a jukebox and DJs for music lovers and Friday night food specials. If you can’t drive home, book a room at the Royal Street Inn upstairs. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Pool table, TV sports.
The Apple Barrel is one of the smallest barrooms on the Frenchmen Street strip, but that doesn’t prevent it from scheduling two bands per night. The bar is low on frills but easy on comfort, with a handful of barstools and tables offering a view of Frenchmen through the storefront picture windows. Happy hour 2 p.m to 7 p.m. features $2 domestic beers and discounted well drinks. Open daily. Smoking: yes.
Crabmeat and corn cannelloni is drenched in spicy pink sauce. The fish Ocean gives diners a choice of five types of fish, which is pan-fried and topped with shrimp, crawfish or crabmeat. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Cash only. $$
Located in the building where Abita's beers were brewed until 1994, the restaurant and bar offers Abita's lagers, ales and root beer as well as some brews available only at the brew pub. Every week, patrons can sample a featured beer from breweries around the world. The restaurant menu offers salads, sandwiches, pasta and more, some made with Abita beer. Open Tue.-Sun. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.