Murals of Impressionistic art accent the elegance of the Maison Dupuy's casual-concept restaurant and bar, which offers live music by singer-songwriters such as Aaron Lopez-Barrantes. The bar features 12 specialty cocktails and classic New Orleans drinks like the Pimm's cup and Sazerac. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
This upscale lounge offers martinis, cocktails and Italian-style tapas. Opera singers from the adjoining Cafe Giovanni occasionally drop in for an aria. Drink specials include the Belli Baci Martini. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The restaurant hosts intimate wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, luncheons and dinners. Chef Duke LoCicero offers traditional Italian favorites, Creole cuisine and seafood. There's a full bar with a long wine list.
While the line outside of Coop's is typically for those looking to sample its signature Cajun fare, such as the rabbit and sausage jambalaya, Coop's bartenders are their own attraction, serving sass along with regional beers, wines and cocktails. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Steak or chicken fajitas come with sauteed onions and green peppers, tomato, lettuce and flour tortillas. The shrimp po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomato and pickles and served with a side. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The Acadian features crispy boudin and truffle grits served over sweet potato biscuits. Pontchartrain pork is slow roasted and served over fingerling potatoes with a spiced apple ring. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
Maximo's Grill features an eclectic array of amari, grappas, liqueurs and vermouths to complement the kitchen's Italian fare. The bar and restaurant also has an extensive wine list and craft cocktails, including the Pimm's Italiano. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour all night Wednesday.
Redfish Oceana is topped with mushroom crawfish cream sauce and served with vegetables and roasted garlic potatoes. Cajun jambalaya pasta features shrimp, alligator sausage and bell peppers in Creole sauce tossed with fettuccine. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$
A blackened redfish po-boy features a half-pound grilled fillet dressed and served on French bread with fries. Biscuits and gravy is made with two country-style house-made biscuits drenched in white cream sausage gravy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $
Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto's extensive menu combines rustic Louisiana dishes and refined indulgences including caviar tasting selections. Death by Gumbo features andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail finished tableside with a ladle of gumbo on top. Beer-battered crab beignets are served with remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Contemporary Louisiana dishes highlight the menu at this elegant French Quarter restaurant. A whole crispy flounder is served with chili black bean sauce with sea scallops and shrimp. Barbecue shrimp is prepared in a clay pot. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
Paneer tikka masala features Indian cottage cheese, sauteed spinach, tomato and spicy gravy. Chicken tikka masala is spiced chicken in creamy tomato sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Sylvain offers craft cocktails, wines by the glass or bottle, local beers and after-dinner elixirs. The Creole Contentment is made with cognac, madeira, vin de liqueur and bitters. The dinner menu includes dishes such as fried eggplant, braised beef cheeks, Gulf shrimp and hominy and more. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.