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. $$
The Miyako hibachi special comes with lobster, filet mignon, shrimp, fried rice, clear soup, salad with ginger dressing, lo mein noodles and mixed vegetables. The Louisiana roll combines fried spicy crawfish, cucumber, avocado and jalapeno topped with snow crab, boiled shrimp, spicy mayonnaise and Cajun seasoning. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
King’s nachos are topped with refried beans, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. The Buffalo chicken sandwich features fried chicken tenders tossed in Moe’s wing sauce and served on a cheddar-jalapeno wheat bun with blue cheese or ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
The Cajun sausage platter includes hot sausage, alligator sausage, andouille and Creole mustard dipping sauce. The four-cheese grilled cheese sandwich is made on Texas toast and served with a side of marinara. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $
Behind an unremarkable facade on the edge of the French Quarter is this 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-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.