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. $$
Black mussels steamed in saffron tomato broth are served with jumbo lump crabmeat, applewood-smoked bacon and basil aioli. Crab cakes are served with chipotle peppers, wilted spinach, caramelized oranges and remoulade. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
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.
The muffuletta is filled with ham, Genoa salami, pastrami, Swiss cheese, provolone and house-made olive salad and served warm. Shrimp remoulade is served atop a tomato. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Yakamein features beef broth, wonton noodles, a soft-boiled egg and meat such as chicken thigh, house-cured bacon or shrimp, and sambal chili paste. Escargot are served with chanterelle mushrooms, brandy cream and ciabatta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
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.
Sweet Italian sausage is dressed with onions and red and green bell peppers on ciabatta and pressed. Pasta salad combines fresh mozzarella, basil, roasted red peppers and balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $
The porcini and truffle ravioli is finished with creamy white wine sauce and truffle extra virgin white olive oil. Offered only on Friday and Saturday evenings, veal osso buco is oven-roasted and served with red sauce and polenta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
Oven-roasted duck is served with mashed sweet potatoes and spinach in raspberry vinaigrette. Paneed oysters and grilled shrimp are served on a bed of spinach. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
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. $$
The ham and Swiss cheese sandwich is served on a flaky house-baked croissant. Royal brioche is a soft roll made with eggs, butter, almond paste and rum-soaked raisins. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $
The menu includes sandwiches, pasta dishes, fried seafood and Creole favorites. Jambalaya features rabbit and smoked pork sausage, and the "supreme" version adds shrimp, tasso and crawfish tails. Smoked duck quesadillas are served with orange sauce, salsa and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$
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. $