Garlic mushrooms are seasoned with red pepper, finished with sherry and served sizzling in a skillet. Crabmeat tropical features half of an avocado topped with crabmeat salad. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$
This quintessential New Orleans neighborhood joint near the Fair Grounds is famous for its elaborate (and potent) bloody mary, served in a glass with a handle — along with beer in enormous frozen mugs. Even those who just want a drink find it hard to resist Liuzza's gumbo, New Orleans barbecue shrimp and roast beef po-boys. Open Mon.-Sat. Food available.
The Mediterranean features Two Run Farm lamb, house made tzatziki, grilled Halloumi cheese and local greens on Dong Phuong bread and is served with salad. The Double Duck is a patty made from pulled duck confit topped with sliced smoked duck breast and served with creamed kale, roasted fingerling potatoes and pepper jelly gastrique. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
The dimly lit gastropub occupies a cozy nook just off Jackson Square, and there's a long bar for patrons looking for liquid sustenance. The cocktail program includes takes on classics as well as original creations. Chef Martha Wiggins serves gourmet pub food, and there's seating in the courtyard. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
The Deep South menu includes a fried catfish basket available with three pieces, four pieces or a whole catfish and is served with french fries, coleslaw, pickles and hushpuppies. The High Hat burger is a half-pound patty with pimiento cheese on a brioche bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Two Run Farm lamb Bolognese comes with potato gnocci, eggplant caponata and feta cheese. Cochon du L’Eggs features sunny side-up eggs, pulled pork, cornbread pudding, Creole coleslaw and blackberry cane syrup. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$$
Willie Mae’s is known for fried chicken and the menu also includes Creole favorites such as red beans and rice and sides such as macaroni and cheese. Bread pudding is served with chocolate rum sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
Chef Leah Chase offers a buffet of Creole dishes for lunch. Creole gumbo brims with shrimp, crab, chicken, ham and sausage. Shrimp Clemenceau combines shrimp, garlic, peas and potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$
Jambalaya features rabbit and smoked pork sausage and the “supreme” version adds shrimp, tasso and crawfish tails. Smoked duck quesadillas are served with orange sauce, salsa and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$
Catfish Charles features two deep-fried catfish fillets, roasted corn, peppers and a panko-breaded potato cake topped with Cajun crawfish cream sauce and Parmesan. Chicken pasta includes grilled chicken, mushrooms, green onions, roasted peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic tossed in Cajun cream sauce over fettuccine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Traditional American breakfast in the morning gives way to spicy Thai soups and basil-steeped coconut curries at lunch and dinner. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
The casual corner bar is a dog-friendly neighborhood spot until 6 p.m. and more of a late-night destination after dark. There's a pool table, dart board and vintage video games on the first floor. Upstairs, there's a lounge with table seating and a kitchen serving Spanish tapas until 2 a.m. Open daily. Food available.