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.
his sports bar has more than 40 big-screen TVs and features table taps so customers can pour their own beer without leaving their seat, and it offers "breakfast in a glass," better known as a bloody mary. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Classic Italian fare includes pasta, pizza, steak and entrees such as the creamy eggplant Vatican. Pizzas are cooked in a stone oven, and topping choices include pepperoni, peppers, sausage, breaded veal and meatballs. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
Decorated with JoAnn Clevenger's collection of folk art, Upperline Restaurant is a colorful place to enjoy a combination of traditional and creative Creole dishes. Grilled redfish is topped with "Muddy Waters" sauce and served with crispy cauliflower. Two-day slow-roasted duck has crisp skin and tender meat. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Gulf red snapper meuniere is topped with almonds and served with grilled asparagus and parsley potatoes. Duck Julia includes a roasted duck breast and duck leg confit with raspberry fig sauce, wild rice and Swiss chard. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
The bar at the quirky Cafe Adelaide honors the Saints with the Who Dat Punch, which includes “a little bit of this, a little bit of that and a whole lot of love.” The bar offers $5 drink specials daily and live music from local entertainers from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Open daily. Smoking: no. Loews New Orleans Hotel,
Sweet Lorraine’s cooks up hot jazz and Creole food. Entrees include blackened catfish topped with sauteed mushrooms served over spinach. There also are burgers, sandwiches and salads. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
The Jewish Coonass features two potato latkes topped with grilled spinach, crawfish etouffee and eggs. The Greek omelet combines spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, olives and feta cheese in a four-egg omelet and comes with toast or a biscuit. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Checks. $
Chef Chris DeBarr's new restaurant serves some of his familiar dishes, such as his "shrimp in a grass skirt," his version of New Orleans barbecue shrimp with phyllo strands. Grilled Ruston peaches are topped with blue cheese and Nueske's bacon and are served on Spanish quince paste. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Have drinks with a meal in the storied dining room at Ralph's (take in the murals on the walls), or sit at the bar and sip specialty cocktails while you eat truffle fries, boudin balls or a cheese plate. Happy hour features $5 cocktails and wines. Jazz pianist Joe Krown performs on some nights. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Thu.
The Praline Connection specializes in Creole soul food and is known for its red beans and rice and fried chicken. Home-style meatloaf is topped with brown gravy and served with two side items. Three nights a week, a late-night “breakfast” menu offers items such as grillades and grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Crabmeat cheesecake is baked in a pecan crust and topped with wild mushroom sauce and Creole meuniere. Andouille-crusted fish is pan-roasted and served with Crystal butter sauce, chive aioli, rissole potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Eggplant Olivier features crawfish tails and andouille in basil-garlic sauce over flash-fried eggplant slices. Braised Creole rabbit comes with sage-oyster dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.- Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
This historic landmark has a courtyard patio where patrons enjoy the house specialty Pimm's cup and classic New Orleans fare such as red beans and rice and jambalaya. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
The seafood platter features stuffed crab, crawfish tails, shrimp, catfish, calamari, oysters, jambalaya and french fries. For dessert there is the house-made butter-pecan pie. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$