The breakfast fare at Ruby Slipper includes shrimp and grits combining Gulf shrimp, Abita Amber rosemary reduction, creamy stone-ground grits and a biscuit. The cochon po-boy features pork debris, arugula and balsamic grilled red onions. No reservations. South Cortez Street: Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Magazine Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $
This well-known, deeply rooted po-boy joint offers diners and barflies beer, wine and specialty cocktails such as Parkway's Pimm's Cup, Mid-City Street Car and Pinky's Afternoon Delight. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The seafood platter features stuffed crab, crawfish tails, shrimp, catfish, calamari, oysters, jambalaya and french fries. For dessert there is the house-made butter-pecan pie. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Creole surf and turf features pan-roasted filet mignon with crawfish scampi. Drum Pontchartrain features roasted puppy drum with crabmeat and lemon-caper beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
The deep-fried pork chop comes with your choice of potato side. Seafood platters, like the shrimp and oyster, make for a meal for two. No reservations. Open 24 hours Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$
On a lengthy menu of po-boy options, the Judge Bosetta features ground beef, hot sausage and Swiss cheese on French bread. Seafood platters include a fried crawfish plate. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $
This casual eatery off the French Market is known for chicken fried to order. The liver and onions are cooked in Abita beer gravy and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
In addition to its outdoor patio and full restaurant menu, Feelings Cafe has a wine and cheese bar called Sentiments on its second floor and live music on Friday. Open Wed.-Sun. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu.
The brick and wood interior of this restaurant bar in a restored 1800s merchant’s cottage provides a romantic warm-up to a night on the town. Half-price drink specials and “mini boats” of shrimp, steak, sausage or oysters start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The restaurant menu is available at the bar. Open 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Smoking: no.
The Deja Vu omelet is made with diced ham, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheddar served with a choice of bread. Half-pound char-grilled burgers are topped with two strips of bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $
This spacious French Quarter restaurant offers its take on classic Creole cuisine. Veal Oscar comes with asparagus, sauteed lump crabmeat, tasso hollandaise and mashed new potatoes. Fried oysters Rockefeller feature cornmeal-breaded Louisiana oysters over baked Herbsaint creamed spinach with bacon and bearnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$
The fleur de lis omelet combines crawfish tails, pepper Jack cheese, bell peppers and onions and is topped with Cajun crawfish sauce. Eggs Benedict features a large biscuit topped with sliced ham, poached eggs and hollandaise and comes with hash browns. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $