Blackened Gulf fish comes with andouille, crawfish and crab jambalaya, bearnaise and grilled lemon. Chicken and waffles features buttermilk-cayenne fried chicken on a waffle with maple-chipotle syrup and a sunny side up egg. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
Roasted half chicken is served with fingerling potatoes, fennel, cauliflower, heirloom carrots and kale. Macaroni and cheese can be ordered plain or with short ribs or lobster. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Mocha masala latte is made with espresso, dark chocolate and house-ground masala spices. Affogato is a scoop of ice cream topped with a shot of espresso and chocolate, vanilla or caramel syrup. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
This Marigny corner cafe bakes a variety of pastries in-house including blueberry, chocolate chip, lemon poppy seed and carrot "sunrise" muffins. Stop by on Friday afternoons for the weekly fish fry. Regular New Orleans-style lunch specials include fried and baked chicken and stuffed bell peppers. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri. Cash only. $
Sicilian cannoli are fried cinnamon pastry shells with ricotta filling, chocolate and pistachios. Stracciatella is an Italian version of chocolate chip gelato. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $
The breakfast bowl features a buttermilk biscuit topped with sausage gravy, cheese grits, bacon, an egg and green onions. Cakes are available in chocolate, strawberry, vanilla and almond flavors. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $
Stroll through the 5-acre garden along walking paths, pedestrian bridges and reflecting pools arranged around 60 sculptures by European, American, Israeli and Japanese artists. A free audio tour is available. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free admission.
The menu includes creative takes on Colombian and Latin American dishes. Guacabello features grilled portobello mushroom and avocado served on tortilla chips. Tortas de cangrejo are crab cakes served with beet and mirliton remoulade salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat. Credit cards. $$$