W. I. N. O. uses unique technology to offer its patrons 120 wines "on tap," with wine pours perfect for sampling. There are free wine tastings, classes and appraisal services available. Opus One and Dom Perignon by the glass are some of W.I.N.O.'s most popular offerings. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.
This bar features craft cocktails with an emphasis on pre-Prohibition recipies. A menu of specialty drinks caters to a range of tastes. The Final Final is made with Laphroaig Scotch, Fernet, simple syrup and allspice. Snacks from the adjoining Grill Room are available. Open Thu.-Sat. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Thu.-Sat.
Willie Mae's is known for its fried chicken and has a selection of vegan sides. Bread pudding is served with chocolate rum sauce. No reservations. Lunch 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. $
The Voodoo platter includes a half rack of ribs and a half pound of barbecued meat or a half Cajun chicken plus two sides and cornbread. The barbecue-stuffed baked potato is loaded with butter, cheese, sour cream, green onions and a choice of pork, brisket or smoked chicken. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
Proprietor JoAnn Clevenger’s restaurant serves original dishes and Creole classics. Duck and andouille etouffee comes with cornbread and Louisiana pepper jelly. Honey-pecan bread pudding is topped with toffee sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Standard diner fare like omelets, pancakes and biscuits are the cornerstone of this cafe’s extensive menu. Savory lunch and dinner options include fried shrimp, catfish and oyster platters, gumbo and po-boys. Daily specials range from red beans and rice on Mondays to white beans and smothered pork chops on Thursdays and seafood specials like stuffed shrimp on Fridays. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, open 24 hours Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $
A New Orleans Saints game day hangout, football fans can stake out a spot in front of the bar's 20 TV screens before digging into a crawfish and green onion sausage po-boy or sharing a muffuletta. If you're up to the challenge, form a team and take on Tuesday night trivia. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
New Orleans East-style barbecue shrimp feature seared wild white shrimp with an Asian barbecue glaze served with crab-boil kimchi, charred chilies, pork belly and stone-ground grits. Smoked redfish salad combines red onions, cucumbers, shaved radish, fennel, mirliton, greens, lemon Creole cream cheese, basil vinaigrette and Gulf shrimp. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
This venerable jazz club hosts national touring acts as well as local favorites — just as it has for more than 30 years. Wednesday is comedy night. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
There are more than 80 types of tequila shots at this busy Mexican restaurant that brings in a robust happy hour crowd. Margaritas, frozen or on the rocks, are the drinks of choice. Beer and mojitos, pina coladas, bloody marys and daiquiris also are available. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.
Sucre's artisan confectioners create wedding cakes, groom's cakes, specialty cakes, French macaron trees and chocolate party favors.
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. $$
Fish Marigny features a fried fillet topped with Gulf shrimp in Creole cream sauce. New Orleans-style shell-on barbecue shrimp are sauteed with butter, garlic, rosemary and cayenne. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Chopped tuna tartare is mixed with mango, nuts and scallions and served with guacamole and focaccia. Court-bouillon features pan-seared red snapper, thick tomato-based sauce with rosemary and garlic, jasmine rice and black beans. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$