Oysters bordelaise features fried oysters over spaghettini with olive oil, herbs and Parmesan. Roast beef is slow-cooked in house, sliced thin and served with house-made gravy on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
This burger joint has a sports bar feel, and New Orleans Saints and LSU football game day specials include buckets of iced domestic beers and $5 domestic beer pitchers. Happy hour specials include $3 frozen margaritas, $4 double cocktails and beer specials. Spiked strawberry lemonade is a popular cocktail. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The roast beef po-boy features beef slow-cooked in its own juices and served on French bread. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crabmeat and okra. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
The signature Flying Burrito combines skirt steak, Gulf shrimp, Creole chicken, sour cream, guacamole, yellow rice, black beans, salsa la fonda and Juan’s hot sauce in a Hola Nola flour, whole wheat, spinach or cayenne tortilla. Blackened redfish tacos are dressed with creamy cilantro slaw and salsa fresca in flour tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
The menu of Creole and Italian dishes includes Gulf fish amandine served with french fries. Popular dishes include shrimp remoulade and traditional turtle soup topped with sherry. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Diners choose the Mandarin House buffet for its more than 200 items and bountiful seafood selection. Sample boiled shrimp, crawfish, king crab and more. Among the prepared dishes are honey-garlic chicken and sweet-and-sour pork. The sushi bar offers a variety of rolls. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
The party spills from the interior of this classic Irish pub to the picnic tables on the sidewalks. During sporting events (particularly New Orleans Saints games and any soccer match), Finn's can seem like the most popular bar in town, and for good reason: inexpensive pints, darts and a Monday pub quiz that's among New Orleans' best. Open daily. Food available.