This Irish Channel mainstay celebrated its 60th birthday last year. It draws locals and tourists for its signature po-boys and its selection of Irish brews, including Guinness, Harp, Beamish and Smithwick's. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu.
Po-boys include catfish, alligator, hot sausage, hot roast beef and oysters. Crawfish, shrimp, tomatoes and mushrooms fill an omelet topped with cheese. Delivery available from Carondelet Street location. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
W. I. N. O. uses unique technology to offer its patrons 120 wines "on tap," with wine pours perfect for sampling. There are free wine tastings, classes and appraisal services available. Opus One and Dom Perignon by the glass are some of W.I.N.O.'s most popular offerings. 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. $$
Barbecue Gulf shrimp are served shells-on with butter and Worcestershire sauce and French bread for dipping. Gumbo ya ya is a country-style gumbo with chicken and sausage. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
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. $$$
This Italian grocery is known for its muffulettas, available on whole or half loaves. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
The Hickman burger is topped with Swiss cheese, mushrooms and grilled onions. Rano’s omelet is an egg white omelet with spinach, Swiss cheese and onions. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner and late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $
Shrimp remoulade is served with deviled egg, guacamole and mirliton corn relish. The Brigtsen’s seafood platter includes grilled fish, shrimp cornbread, baked oysters with crabmeat, shrimp and Napa cabbage slaw, and baked sea scallops with asparagus, spinach, bacon and leeks. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
Formerly called Richard Fiske's Martini Bar and Restaurant, RF's has an old-school clubby ambience, with rich woods, intimate spaces and live music nightly. Martinis and craft cocktails are the specialties here, and native chef Jeremy Wells offers a menu of Creole dishes. Open daily. Full restaurant menu available. Happy hour noon-7 p.m. daily.
On top of a kitchen offering a menu with Parisian flavors and a New Orleans-style Sunday jazz brunch (played by Treme trumpeter Kid Merv), Fulton bills itself as the city's only "gin-centric" bar, boasting classic cocktails like Ramos gin fizz, 17 artisan gins and select tonics. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. weekdays.
This pan-Asian restaurant inside Harrah’s New Orleans features a full sushi bar and Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Specialties include Cantonese barbecued duck and wok-fried lobster tail with ginger. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Chef John Besh’s seafood restaurant is inspired by the French and German cuisines of the Alsace region. P&J oysters are stuffed with Gulf shrimp and blue crab. Grilled swordfish is served with kale, butternut squash and caper butter. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
Garlic mushrooms are seasoned with red pepper, finished with sherry and served sizzling in a skillet. Crabmeat tropical features half of an avocado topped with crabmeat salad. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$
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. $$$