The menu includes pizza, pasta and Italian dishes. Breaded veal Pontchartrain is topped with crabmeat, artichokes, mushrooms, green onions and lemon butter. Blackened drum is topped with grilled shrimp and citrus beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
Jumbo lump crabmeat is baked with a blend of four cheeses and seasonings and served with salad and French bread. The Creole spinach salad includes crumbled bacon, hard-boiled egg, red onion, Louisiana oysters and Creole honey mustard dressing. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$
Drago’s signature char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. Lobster Marco is a Maine lobster stuffed with sauteed shrimp and mushrooms in cream sauce over angel hair pasta. No reservations. N. Arnoult Road: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Poydras Street: Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
These brightly colored, tropical-themed bars are known for the Hand Grenade cocktail, served in a green plastic cup shaped like a hand grenade at the bottom. The bars host rock bands. Complimentary snacks are offered during happy hour. Open daily. No food. Happy hour opening-8 p.m.
This Italian grocery is known for its muffulettas, available on whole or half loaves. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
Round up some mates and drink like a (historically accurate) pirate at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, billed as one of the oldest bars in the country. Named after privateer Jean Lafitte, the bar draws locals and tourists to the quieter end of Bourbon Street for classic cocktails, "Frozen Voodoo Juice" and rustic ambience. Open daily. No food.