The menu doesn't include much more than thick burgers, steaks and baked potatoes, but they draw a regular crowd to this casual, nautical-themed tavern. The bar is known for its Monsoon, a big rum and fruit juice cocktail. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
Barbecue Gulf shrimp are served shells-on with butter and Worcestershire sauce and French bread for dipping. Gumbo ya ya is a country-style gumbo with chicken and sausage. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
An offshoot of tradition-steeped Galatoire's, this upscale bar offers a steak house menu, specialty cocktails (1840 Sazerac and French 33), and a 25-page wine list. Jackets are mandatory after 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.
The music club features live performances throughout the week. Brunch on Sunday includes live gospel music, an all-you-can-eat buffet and bottomless mimosas. There are several venues within the club, such as the Voodoo Garden patio, The Parish and the exclusive Foundation Room. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
The old-style bar is located in the historic Court of Two Sisters restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter and offers signature drinks such as the chilled Two Sisters Toddy and the Bayou Bash, which mixes Southern Comfort, fruit juices and red wine (the cocktail won an award from Culinary Concierge Magazine). A menu of small plates is available beginning at 5 p.m. Open daily. Food available.
This Italian grocery is known for its muffulettas, available on whole or half loaves. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
The spacious Roost Bar at the center of the renovated Creole restaurant has an aviary theme with murals and bird cages. Happy hour specials are available in the bar and courtyard and include discounts on Champagne. The Rooster Royale features sparkling wine, citrus liqueur and cranberry juice. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Thu. and 8 a.m.-7p.m. Fri.
The beautifully polished interior bespeaks New Orleans' gilded age. There's seating at the bar or in intimate table groupings and a relaxed feel. The most popular drinks are the namesake French 75 — made with cognac instead of gin — and the Contessa, a mix of Boodles gin, Aperol, grapefruit juice, cranberry cordial and orange bitters. The bar menu includes some signature items from Arnaud's restaurant. Open Thu.-Tue. Food available.
The French-Creole grande dame is marking its 175th anniversary this year. Oysters Rockefeller are baked oysters covered with pureed greens (not spinach) and seasoned breadcrumbs. Alaska Antoine is baked Alaska — featuring ice cream wrapped in pound cake and crowned with a toasted meringue shell and hot fudge. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$