Thai ribs are St. Louis-style ribs coated in sweet and spicy Thai sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds and Asian herbs. Half a rotisserie chicken is served with garlic-herb sauce, smoky barbecue or sweet-and-spicy chili glaze and sides like Thai snap beans or roasted potatoes. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$
Not Yo Mama’s cornbread features jalapeno cornbread topped with creamy egg sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions. The Marigny sandwich is an open-face ciabatta covered with crab and shrimp salad in house remoulade. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
House-made tagliatelle pasta is topped with Louisiana shrimp, grilled artichokes and light cream sauce. The double-cut pork chop is stuffed with seafood dressing and served with pineapple demi-glace. Reservations accepted. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$
Upperline’s “Taste of New Orleans” three-course dinner includes choices such as duck etouffee, spicy shrimp with cornbread and slow-roasted duck quarter. Roast duck with garlic-port or peach-ginger sauce is a signature item. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
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. $
With a Creole Italian restaurant of the same name next door, this wine bar serves white wines from a Cruvinet temperature-controlled cellar to ensure they're chilled just right. Plates line the walls of the elegant dining room, adding some color to the space, and the bar has live music on weekends. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Tommy’s combines Italian and Creole cuisines. Pollo di Parma is a sauteed chicken breast deglazed with red wine and topped with prosciutto, eggplant, mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh basil. The fillet of fish maison is topped with meuniere sauce and jumbo lump crab and comes with brabant potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
Duck Five Ways includes a duck breast spiced with Sichuan pepper, a lacquered leg and thigh, duck miso broth and foie gras wontons. Prix fixe multi-course meals include appetizer choices such as foie gras torchon with scuppernongs, muscadines, oats, almonds and red-veined sorrel and a deviled egg topped with North Star caviar, black truffles and Champagne gelee. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
A long-standing local institution serving Lakeview for 40-plus years, Steak Knife caters to its loyal base of lounge, steak and martini lovers. There's plenty of seating at the bar, where you can try a specialty cocktail such as the brandy Alexander freeze. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Shrimp Roban includes sauteed shrimp over shell pasta tossed in cream sauce with green onions and parsley. Double cheeseburger pasta features sauteed ground beef and onions tossed with pasta, cheese sauce, sesame seeds, lettuce, tomato, cheddar, potato sticks, pickles and mustard. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The dark wood paneling, New Orleans murals and storied past as a favorite haunt of Huey P. Long and others makes the bar a good backdrop for date night, business meetings or sharing witty banter with friends. It's the place to get the namesake Sazerac, or go for Long's favorite, the Ramos gin fizz. Open daily. No smoking. No food.
Eggs Lafitte features paneed eggplant rounds and fried green tomatoes with lump crabmeat and Monica sauce. Barbecue shrimp are served over creamy grits, topped with poached eggs and served with country-style biscuits. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. Dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Seared wild salmon is served with candied beet and rutabaga puree with parsnip crisps. Prime rib is seasoned with sea salt, roasted with herbs and served au jus with salad and a baked potato. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Chef John Besh’s flagship restaurant offers a refined approach to contemporary Creole cooking. House-made potato gnocchi are tossed with blue crabmeat and preserved black truffles. Roasted Chappapeela Farms duckling is served over crispy fried rice and topped with a cured yard egg, kimchi and duck and cherry jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
Overlooking City Park, Ralph's is an inviting place for having drinks after work or while waiting for a table at the restaurant. Jazz pianist Joe Krown plays some nights, and happy hour specials extend beyond cocktails and wine to fried smoked oysters and truffle fries. Check out the murals in the dining room depicting the history of the building. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour Tue.-Thu., 5 p.m.-7 p.m.