Byblos offers meats cooked on the rotisserie and many popular Mediterranean dishes like chicken shawarma. The drunken halloumi appetizer is Cypriot cheese lightly pan-fried with ouzo and served over tomato slices with garlic aoili. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The Broken Egg specializes in big stuffed omelets but has plenty of breakfast options. The Southern Crab Stack piles a crab cake on a grits cake and adds andouille and shrimp cream sauce. Also consider the stuffed French toast: brioche bread laden with pastry cream, fresh berries and whipped cream. For dessert, try the classic bananas Foster bread pudding. Reservations accepted weekdays. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $$
The Rock and Roll is stuffed with shrimp tempura, snow crab and cucumber and topped with spicy mayonnaise and eel sauce. The Black and Gold roll is a blend of spicy tuna, spicy crawfish and cucumber topped with whitefish, eel sauce, spicy mayonnaise and black tobiko. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
You get to keep your beer glass during Wednesday's Pint Night at this dog-friendly pub with patio seating. Other days offer changing drink specials, Rockbot (patrons choose the songs) and trivia. There's a large variety of beers on tap, including local drafts Abita, NOLA, Parish and Tin Roof, and The Bulldog specializes in craft beers and imports. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Bar food. Happy hour opening-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri
Located on the lakefront in Old Mandeville, The Barley Oak offers patrons 47 beers on draft and a great place to sip drinks while looking at Lake Pontchartrain. One hundred bottled beers accompany the wide draft selection, and the pub's menu has salads, soups, baked pretzels and more. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu.
Behind an unremarkable facade on the edge of the French Quarter is this spartan lounge with a large U-shaped bar, some banquette seating and an extensive menu of classic and original cocktails. The bar uses house-made tonic water, juices and syrups in its drinks, and there is a wide selection of premium spirits and beers. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour noon to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.