Sucre’s macarons are light almond meringue cookies filled with house-made creams, ganaches or mousellines in flavors such as salted caramel and pistachio. The All Things NOLA sundae is made with brown-butter pecan gelato, bread pudding pieces, bananas Foster sauce, whipped cream and pecans. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $
Breaux Bridge Benedict features house-made boudin, smoked ham, American cheese, poached eggs and hollandaise on French bread. The fried oyster po-boy comes dressed with coleslaw, remoulade and cocktail sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Il Mostro is a cold cut sandwich with rosemary ham, salami rosa, capicola, provolone, pickled red onion, greens, tomato and herb mayonnaise on ciabatta. Cheesemonger’s mac and cheese features chef’s choice of cheese with baked macaroni. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $
Bacon, basil and chicken ravioli are served with pesto cream sauce, red gravy and mozzarella and pecorino cheeses. A top pizza choice is the PGA, a pie topped with prosciutto, Gorgonzola and organic arugula. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
The Guatemalan breakfast combo includes eggs, black beans, plantains and warm tortillas. The one-eyed bacon cheeseburger is topped with a fried egg, lettuce, tomato and pickles. The diner also serves house-made chai tea and espresso drinks. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Fri. Checks. $
The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a baked potato, salad and bread. Half-pound burgers are served with a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Mr. B’s barbecued shrimp comes with French bread to dip in the peppery butter sauce. Gumbo Ya Ya is a dark-roux gumbo made with chicken and andouille sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
The lamb chop plate features six chops, hummus and salad. The chicken shawarma is marinated for two days in Middle Eastern spices, baked and served with hummus and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat chili hollandaise and served with salad and a choice of two sides. Deep-fried eggplant is stuffed with P&J oysters, mussels, shrimp, salmon and redfish in Parmesan cream sauce and served with salad and two sides. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
The Pacifico sandwich features Italian tuna salad, lemon, fresh thyme, tomato, red onion and extra-virgin olive oil on multi-grain bread. The Milano panino is made with sopressata, fontina tomatoes and balsamic vinegar on pressed ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Bartenders mix craft cocktails at the bar of this restaurant, from a classic Sazerac to Champagne cocktails. Traditional absinthe is prepared with a slotted spoon, a sugar cube and a cold water drip. A full menu of Chef Donald Link's upscale Southern cuisine is available at the bar. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
The specialty cocktails at this restaurant bar change seasonally, but the most popular drinks are the Champagne Tchouptail, Buffalo Soldier and Patio Sipper, which you can consume on the patio of the mid-19th century bargeboard building. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, and the menu is American regional with some twists. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Whole roasted fish is prepared Myanmar style and paired with ginger, lemon grass, sugarcane broth and shiso-cilantro salad. At brunch, debris, poached eggs and demi-glace hollandaise top a buttermilk biscuit. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Chef Tory McPhail crafts contemporary Creole dishes at this Brennan family flagship. Pecan- and sugarcane-lacquered quail is served with cornbread dressing, bacon-braised cabbage, Southern greens and spiced pepper jelly. Shrimp and tasso Henican features Louisiana shrimp, tasso, pickled okra, sweet onions, five-pepper jelly and Crystal hot sauce beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
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. $