The deli counter offers a wide variety of po-boys, salads and entree specials. The Skillet is a breakfast sandwich featuring ham, eggs, bell peppers, tomatoes, fried potatoes, cheese and house “wow” sauce. The Royal Feast includes roast beef, ham and turkey with hot pepper cheese, grilled onions, black olives and “wow” sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $
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. $$
Evoking New Orleans’ famed Storyville with its decor, this music club books blues and jazz bands nightly, including regulars Brian Lee and Rooster and the Chickenhawks. Get three-for-one cocktails 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Open 5 p.m. daily. Smoking: yes.
Creole beef Indienne is simmered with tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, garlic, onions and spices and served with mango chutney and rice. Chicken Ambrosia is a sauteed chicken breast served with fennel-Pernod cream sauce and spinach fettuccine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
With bass-pumping speakers, epileptic fit-inducing light shows, a top-notch roster of celebrated drag queens and other performing acts and a jumpin’ dance floor, Oz sets the bar for gay dance clubs (or straight ones, for that matter). Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m-8 p.m. daily.
The grand gallette features crispy potato hash browns made with Parmesan cheese and herbs and topped with two fried eggs, grilled tomatoes and applewood-smoked bacon. The French Quarter duck is duck and sausage jambalaya topped with a lightly smoked duck breast glazed with a raspberry and orange sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The Old Coffee Pot is known for calas — Creole fried rice cakes sprinkled with sugar. The menus offers classics like gumbo, crawfish etouffee and shrimp Creole. The Fleur-de-Lis chicken is paired with grilled Gulf shrimp, and comes topped with crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish dressing on a bed of asparagus. Reservations recommended for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
The courtyard is a big draw to this bar in a historic building. Visitors can sip popular drinks such as the Sazerac and Pimm's Cup, and the front bar opens onto a French Quarter street for people-watching. The menu features appetizers, sandwiches, classic New Orleans dishes and desserts. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Pecan-crusted puppy drum is served with roasted pecan and jumbo lump crabmeat relish and lemon-butter sauce. Shrimp and goat cheese crepes are topped with a buttery sauce made with chardonnay, tomato, bell pepper and onion. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Pasta alla nonna is penne mixed with Italian sausage, roasted red pepper and sweet and spicy sauce. Meatballs Parmesan is served over linguini. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$