Part wine bar and part wine shop, W.I.N.O. is built around innovative self-service devices that dispense portion-controlled pours. Customers can sample to their hearts’ content from 120 wines and try fine vintages rarely available by the glass elsewhere. Get a sandwich or cheese plate to round out things. Open daily. Smoking: no. Wine classes available.
Explore an array of specialty cocktails inspired by pre-Prohibition styles and ingredients. Open Tue.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The renowned fried chicken is wet-battered and cooked according to an old family recipe. Green beans come with rice and gravy. Order bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
Rotisserie chicken, Greek-style stuffed peppers, raspberry-chipotle chicken wings and pesto tofu are just a few of the offerings at this national organic grocer’s hot and cold food stations. Seasonal produce rounds out the salad bar, and there also is a bakery and coffee counter. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $
Voodoo gets its mojo working with a selection of house-made sauces. Beef brisket is sprinkled with a dry rub and smoked for 14 hours over oak and pecan wood. Other meat options include pulled pork, ribs, Cajun smoked sausage and jerk chicken. Cornbread souffle is offered as a side. Delivery available from some locations. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
Decorated with JoAnn Clevenger's collection of folk art, Upperline Restaurant is a colorful place to enjoy a combination of traditional and creative Creole dishes. Grilled redfish is topped with "Muddy Waters" sauce and served with crispy cauliflower. Two-day slow-roasted duck has crisp skin and tender meat. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Standard diner fare like omelets, pancakes and biscuits are the cornerstone of this cafe’s extensive menu. Savory lunch and dinner options include fried shrimp, catfish and oyster platters, gumbo and po-boys. Daily specials range from red beans and rice on Mondays to white beans and smothered pork chops on Thursdays and seafood specials like stuffed shrimp on Fridays. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, open 24 hours Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $
Irish Channel denizens will find many familiar faces at Tracey’s, where staff from the old Parasol’s moved en masse this summer. They brought the kitchen’s famous roast beef po-boy recipe with them too. Darts, pool and 18 TVs complete the scene at this new bar with well-established street cred. Open daily. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. NFL Sunday Ticket and ESPN GamePlan. Smoking: yes.
The bar at the quirky Cafe Adelaide honors the Saints with the Who Dat Punch, which includes “a little bit of this, a little bit of that and a whole lot of love.” The bar offers $5 drink specials daily and live music from local entertainers from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Open daily. Smoking: no. Loews New Orleans Hotel,
Sweet Lorraine’s cooks up hot jazz and Creole food. Entrees include blackened catfish topped with sauteed mushrooms served over spinach. There also are burgers, sandwiches and salads. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
Whether it's Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day or Cinco de Mayo, Superior holds court with its popular margaritas and Tex-Mex fare. Get two-for-one margaritas and mixed drinks during happy hour. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Sucre offers gelato, pastries and assorted sweets. Salted caramel macaroons are part of the New Orleans macaroon collection, which includes flavors like Southern pecan, cafe au lait and bananas Foster. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $
Chef Scott Boswell adds gourmet twists to classic diner fare and ice cream sundaes. The Breaux Bridge Benedict features two toasted French bread rounds topped with boudin from Breaux Bridge, cheese, poached eggs and hollandaise. A trio of sliders includes chicken club, oyster po-boy and barbecue beef po-boy. No reservations. Brunch, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The restaurant attached to the jazz club offers a menu of steaks, seafood, burgers and sandwiches. The fish Marigny is a fried drum fillet topped with Gulf shrimp and Creole cream sauce. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features shrimp sauteed in their shells in a spicy sauce of butter, garlic, rosemary and cayenne pepper. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Indian and New Orleans cuisine share the menu at this casual cafe. Saag paneer is sauteed spinach with paneer cheese and vindaloo sauce and comes with naan, basmati rice and papadam chips. Salmon Benedict features poached eggs on a biscuit with cream cheese, lox and hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $