Breaux Bridge Benedict features house-made boudin, smoked ham, American cheese, poached eggs and hollandaise on French bread. The fried oyster po-boy comes dressed with coleslaw, remoulade and cocktail sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Pan-seared scallops are wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon and served with mushroom wild rice and blackberry brandy sauce. Seared rare ahi tuna is topped with wasabi aioli, soy reduction and served with cucumber salad, caviar and ginger rice. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
The club features a wide variety of live music, burlesque performances, film screenings, DJ dance nights and a popular '80s night on Thursday. The bar serves classic cocktails, cheap Miller High Life and PBR shot specials. The Matador is the signature drink. Open daily. No food.
New Orleans Mayor Nicholas Girod's home was offered to Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon never arrived, but the barroom exudes historic French Quarter charm with its old wooden bar and aging patina inside and out. It has French doors looking out on the street and is known for playing classical music and for its Pimm's Cup and muffu-letta. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
This refined bistro serves food by chef Kristen Essig and there's a full bar with American craft beers, a craft cocktail menu and frequent cocktail specials. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Free Wi-Fi. Open daily. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Round up some mates and drink like a (historically accurate) pirate at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, billed as one of the oldest bars in the country. Named after privateer Jean Lafitte, the bar draws locals and tourists to the quieter end of Bourbon Street for classic cocktails, "Frozen Voodoo Juice" and rustic ambience. Open daily. No food.
A chicken breast is topped with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella and served on ciabatta. Sweet Italian sausage, onions and red and green bell peppers are served on pressed ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $
Porcini and truffle ravioli are finished with creamy white wine sauce and truffle extra virgin white olive oil. Offered as a Friday and Saturday dinner special, oven-roasted veal osso buco is served with red sauce and polenta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
Paneed oysters and grilled shrimp are served on a bed of spinach. Oven-roasted duck is served with mashed sweet potatoes and spinach in raspberry vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Decorated with a Mardi Gras theme, the Hermes bar keeps things light with classic cocktails like the Sazerac, Pimm's Cup and French 75, as well as a menu of po-boys and dishes from Antoine's Restaurant. Happy hour features $2 domestic beers and other specials. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The Mediterranean features Two Run Farm lamb, house made tzatziki, grilled Halloumi cheese and local greens on Dong Phuong bread and is served with salad. The Double Duck is a patty made from pulled duck confit topped with sliced smoked duck breast and served with creamed kale, roasted fingerling potatoes and pepper jelly gastrique. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
The ham and Swiss cheese sandwich is served on a flaky house-baked croissant. Royal brioche is a soft roll made with eggs, butter, almond paste and rum-soaked raisins. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $
Jambalaya features rabbit and smoked pork sausage and the “supreme” version adds shrimp, tasso and crawfish tails. Smoked duck quesadillas are served with orange sauce, salsa and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$
With a laid-back atmosphere, professional but unpretentious bartenders and an overall no-frills approach, the Chart Room has long been a locals' oasis in the middle of a touristy section of the Quarter. Having one of the city's best jukeboxes — featuring local favorites from James Booker to Honey Island Swamp Band — doesn't hurt. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.
The spinach and feta wrap is a two-egg omelet with sauteed mushrooms, onions and spinach, all wrapped in a tomato tortilla. Breakfast in a go-cup combines two scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, grits, sausage and gravy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $