This Irish Channel mainstay celebrated its 60th birthday last year. Wash down its signature po-boys with a full line of Irish brews, from Guinness and Harp to Beamish and Smithwick's. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu.
The New Orleans sampler includes red beans and rice, etouffee, a cup of gumbo, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. The Cajun omelet is made with cheese, hot sausage, tomatoes, onion, parsley and paprika and served with hash browns or grits and toast or a biscuit. The breakfast menu is available all day. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $
If you consider yourself an oenophile, you can take wine classes here for fun — or for certification. Aficionados can sample wines by the ounce — there's more than 120 choices — before buying a bottle, or try one of the bar's cocktails. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.
Alligator bites are lightly breaded, deep fried and served with two sauces. The soft-shell crab po-boy features a deep-fried crab on crusty French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
Mr. B’s barbecued shrimp comes with French bread to dip in the peppery butter sauce. Gumbo Ya Ya is a dark-roux gumbo made with chicken and andouille sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Lobster can be ordered char-broiled, stuffed, boiled or Marco style — stuffed and served with pasta and shrimp, mushroom and onion cream sauce. Drago’s signature char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
This Italian grocery is known for its muffuletta, available in whole or half rounds. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Take a seat at the counter and enjoy diner food and service New Orleans-style. Muffulettas and fried catfish are two of the grill’s special sandwiches. Order a slice of pecan pie warmed on the grill. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $
Chef Frank Brigtsen offers contemporary Creole dishes. Paneed veal Parmesan is served with mozzarella and marinara over spaghetti bordelaise. Braised Two Run Farm free-range lamb shank is served with a lentil cake, rosemary mint jus, Asiago cheese grits and ratatouille. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
There are more than 100 martinis and other craft cocktails at the Bombay Club, with some as creative as the Meat and Potato martini, which is Chopin potato vodka and an andouille sausage garnish. The bar offers live music nightly. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Located in a niche at the front of this trendy eatery, 7 on Fulton's bar features different drink specials every day, $10 buckets of beer and $20 pizza specials during New Orleans Saints games. The restaurant's menu of New Orleans contemporary cuisine can be ordered at the bar. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-10 p.m. daily.
This pan-Asian restaurant inside Harrah’s New Orleans features a full sushi bar and Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Specialties include Cantonese barbecued duck and wok-fried lobster tail with ginger. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Le grand plateau de fruits de mer is a combination of P&J oysters, chilled clams, mussels, Louisiana shrimp, whole Maine lobster and ceviche with remoulade, horseradish, cocktail and mignonette sauces. Choucroute garnie maison consists of bratwurst sausage, crispy pork belly and a smoked pork shank served with house-made sauerkraut and sweet mustard. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
This casual cafe serves Spanish cuisine and specializes in paellas. Caldereta is a lamb stew made with paprika, hot peppers, onions, garlic, carrots and red wine. For an appetizer, jumbo shrimp are simmered in garlic, olive oil and spices. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$
Veranda’s Sunday brunch draws a crowd for live jazz, flowing bubbly, carving stations, made-to-order omelets and desserts like Miss Dorothy’s famous bread pudding. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style. Reservations recommended. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$