Sandwiches and meals to go are offered until midnight at this French Quarter hub. The slab of macaroni and cheese is worth its weight in carbs. Nutritious options include steamed broccoli and green beans. Limited delivery. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and late-night daily. Credit Cards. $
Chef Scott Boswell adds gourmet twists to classic diner fare and ice cream sundaes. The Breaux Bridge Benedict features two toasted French bread rounds topped with boudin from Breaux Bridge, cheese, poached eggs and hollandaise. A trio of sliders includes chicken club, oyster po-boy and barbecue beef po-boy. No reservations. Brunch, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Evoking New Orleans’ famed Storyville with its decor, this music club books blues and jazz bands nightly, including regulars Brian Lee and Rooster and the Chickenhawks. Get three-for-one cocktails 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Open 5 p.m. daily. Smoking: yes.
Oysters bordelaise are fried oysters served with chasseur or green peppercorn sauce. Shrimp Ambrosia features shrimp sauteed in a fennel-Pernod cream sauce with mushrooms served over spinach fettuccine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$
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.
Andouille sausage and eggs features two eggs baked on top of diced andouille, green onions and tomato topped with cheddar cheese and served with hash browns, grits or fruit salad. The crab cake Maspero features crab cakes on a bed of sauteed spinach, potatoes, mushrooms and artichoke topped with spicy aioli. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The Old Coffee Pot is known for calas — Creole fried rice cakes sprinkled with sugar. The menus offers classics like gumbo, crawfish etouffee and shrimp Creole. The Fleur-de-Lis chicken is paired with grilled Gulf shrimp, and comes topped with crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish dressing on a bed of asparagus. Reservations recommended for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
This historic landmark has a courtyard patio where patrons enjoy the house specialty Pimm's cup and classic New Orleans fare such as red beans and rice and jambalaya. 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. Crawfish 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. $$$
Specialty pizzas and pasta dishes are featured at this bohemian French Quarter hideaway. Mardi Gras linguine includes andouille and shrimp in tomato cream sauce. A combination pizza is loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, black olives, onions, mushrooms and green peppers. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Mon., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$