Blackened catfish is served over roasted corn and cheddar cheese grits and is topped with shrimp Creole. Ragin’ Cajun pasta rounds up house-made tasso, andouille, mushrooms, shrimp and crawfish in Cajun cream sauce. The blackened redfish is topped with Creole shrimp and sausage sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $
The bourbon filet is grilled and topped with bourbon mushroom sauce and penne quattro formaggi. Brick Oven chicken is a grilled chicken breast with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, green onions and lemon-butter white wine sauce over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The spacious Roost Bar at the center of the renovated Creole restaurant has an aviary theme with murals and bird cages. Happy hour specials are available in the bar and courtyard and include discounts on Champagne. The Rooster Royale features sparkling wine, citrus liqueur and cranberry juice. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Thu. and 8 a.m.-7p.m. Fri.
Garlic shrimp diablo are sauteed with olive oil, garlic and habanero peppers and flamed in Spanish sherry. Baba ghanoush is roasted eggplant dip made with lemon and tahini and served with fried potato wedges. No reservations. Dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
The casual Thai cafe serves Chiang Mai noodles combining egg noodles, red onions, cilantro, curry sauce and crispy fried egg noodles on top. The Spicy Cashew Nut is a stir-fry of pineapple, broccoli, carrots and onions in spicy brown sauce served over jasmine rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Lentil soup is made with red lentils, onion, parsley and spices. The Babylon platter includes a choice of lamb, chicken or beef kebab or chicken or gyro shawarma, with grape leaves, kibbeh, hummus and rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Two grilled filet medallions are served with barbecue shrimp and garlic mashed potatoes. Redfish is cooked in parchment paper with shrimp, crawfish, crabmeat, caramelized onions and lobster butter. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
This sprawling buffet offers dishes from many Asian cuisines. Multiple food stations feature noodle, fried rice, chicken and seafood dishes. Mongolian-style barbecue is cooked to order. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
The Mediterranean omelet is a three-egg omelet served with chicken, creamed spinach, artichoke, black olives, tomatoes and feta cheese. The meatloaf is simmered in brown gravy and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $
Seafood fettuccine features shrimp, crawfish and jumbo lump crabmeat in creamy Alfredo sauce. Char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The menu features an array of Chinese regional dishes. Fried tilapia is served with vegetables and ginger, garlic and scallion sauce. Shrimp and eggplant are sauteed with basil. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Forrest’s Seafood Feast features fried shrimp, seafood hushpuppies, fish and chips, coleslaw and remoulade, tartar and cocktail sauces. Shrimper’s Heaven includes hand-breaded coconut-fried shrimp, cold shrimp, fried shrimp, tempura shrimp, french fries and dipping sauces. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The Shrimpzilla po-boy has fried shrimp, roast beef debris gravy, Swiss cheese, shredded cabbage with Creole mustard sauce and is served with garlic-herb fries. Some locations serve chocolate beignets by New Orleans Coffee and Beignet Company. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards $
Breakfast and weekday specials at this eatery include po-boys, taco plates and the namesake Melius burger. Patrons enjoy the breakfast sandwich of bacon, cheese and egg on thick Texas toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri., dinner Sat. Credit cards. $
The Empire Bar is an elegant place to enjoy classic Southern cock- tails and is known for its absinthe selection. You can order Creole-French cuisine from Broussard's Restaurant. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.