Though the cocktail menu at Sainte Marie is ever-changing, the restaurant's servers know it well and can recommend drinks based on food orders, favorite spirits and mood. The bar often hosts tastings and recently crafted a cocktail to celebrate the bicentennial of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The most popular drink at this Warehouse District bar is the Disco Lemonade, a frozen blend of vodka, sake and lemonade. The Rusty Nail has a dog-friendly patio, and the bar hosts game nights, open-mic on Tuesday and a variety of food trucks most nights of the week. Open daily. Smoking on patio. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
House-made fettuccine comes with veal meatballs, a sauce made with squash and a drizzle of rosemary-pine nut oil. Arugula salad consists of watermelon, bacon, blue cheese and watermelon vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
The roasted turkey sandwich is completed with tomato, arugula, fontina cheese and basil pesto on seven-grain bread. The Cubano features pressed roasted pork, Swiss cheese, ham, pickles and mustard on a roll. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjeski update Cajun cuisine, including boucherie and seafood dishes. The Louisiana cochon plate combines pork, turnips, cabbage and cracklings. Fried alligator is served with chili-garlic aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$