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 cavatelli pasta is tossed with arugula, butternut squash, pecans and honey. Arugula salad combines arugula, candied pecans, Fuji apples, blue cheese, red onion and sherry vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
The charcuterie plate features house-cured meats including Genoa salami, spicy fennel salami, hog's head cheese and duck terrine, plus house-made crackers and accoutrements. The muffaletta is layered with Genoa salami, mortadella, capicola, provolone cheese and olive salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski modernize rustic Cajun cooking. Wood-fired oysters are topped with chili-garlic butter. Louisiana cochon is served with turnips, cabbage and cracklings. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$