Grilled tuna can be ordered over salad or as an entree that comes with greens and a choice of side. The G.B. burger is an 8-ounce beef patty topped with bacon, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, barbecue sauce and jalapenos. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Jumbo soft-shelled crab is topped with lump crabmeat and served atop Alfredo pasta and with garlic bread and salad. Blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat and shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Everything from shrimp Creole and fried chicken to General Tso’s chicken and pepper steak is available at the Grandstand Buffet. Dessert items include homemade lemon meringue pie, chocolate doberge cake and eclairs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
Whole roasted fish is prepared Myanmar style and paired with ginger, lemon grass, sugarcane broth and shiso-cilantro salad. At brunch, debris, poached eggs and demi-glace hollandaise top a buttermilk biscuit. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
The Louisiana crab appetizer comes with heirloom rice, Vadouvan and brown butter. The local duck breast entree is served with summer squash, liver pate and elderberry. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Tucked away on a side street near the federal court buildings is this sleek modern pub. There's a rock vibe with posters and rock star portraits on the walls. A creative menu makes it a busy lunch spot, and food is available late on Friday and Saturday. Look for specials on local drinks during weekday happy hours. Open daily. No smoking. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu. and noon-7 p.m. Fri.
The Broken Egg specializes in big stuffed omelets but has plenty of breakfast options. The Southern Crab Stack piles a crab cake on a grits cake and adds andouille and shrimp cream sauce. Also consider the stuffed French toast: brioche bread laden with pastry cream, fresh berries and whipped cream. For dessert, try the classic bananas Foster bread pudding. Reservations accepted weekdays. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $$
Next door to Lilette restaurant, this upscale bar with a mid-century modern look features couches, a heated patio, music from a vintage vinyl player and table service and small plates. The Prima Verde is spiced with cilantro, Pisco, lime and jalapeno. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking on patio. Food available.
Breakfast “baskets” for sharing include fried beignet sticks served with powdered sugar and warm syrup. The Newman Reuben sandwich is warm corned beef with melted Swiss cheese and red cabbage slaw on toasted marble rye. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$
The fish of the day is topped with lime-cilantro creme fraiche and served with a warm slaw of charred corn and cabbage slaw, purple potatoes and smoked jalapeno-tomato vinaigrette. Seared yellowfin tuna comes with rainbow quinoa, baby bok choy, grilled shiitake mushrooms and spicy crab broth. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Mesquite-smoked soft-shell crab is served with sauteed lump crabmeat in lemon-Worcestershire brown butter with fresh parsley. The grilled veal chop is served with roasted tomato demi-glace and served with spaetzle and sauteed vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
Serving drinks that pair with its Italian menu, Maximo's Grill features an eclectic array of amari, grappas, liqueurs and vermouth. The Negroni is Maximo's most popular drink, and the Pimm's Italiano is a close second. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour all night Wednesday.