Fish in a Bag is the Gulf fish of the day cooked en papillote with caramelized fennel, spinach, tomatoes, tarragon and crab fat. Duck poppers are Chappapeela duck- and bacon-wrapped pickled jalapenos filled with herbed cream cheese and served with cane syrup gastrique. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
The organic grilled chicken and malted waffle comes with house-made sausage gravy, maple syrup and locally grown country greens. The Uncle Warren burger is a free-range Cowbell burger topped with hot pastrami, Jarlsberg cheese, creamy slaw and hand-cut fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$
Seared diver scallops and Gulf shrimp top a bacon plank with corn maque choux. Salted watermelon salad has watermelon chunks sprinkled with smoked sea salt and tossed with macro greens, frisee, feta and pistachio crumbs in white balsamic vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
The upscale French Quarter restaurant boasts a pretty courtyard and a bar serving inventive cocktails. The Rasputin, with Orzya vodka, Benedictine, Campari, grapefruit and bitters is a popular drink, but so are standbys like Sazeracs and martinis. Open Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
Seared rare ahi tuna is served over wilted greens with honey sesame, soy and ginger sauce. The oven-roasted, bone-in pork chop is served with creamy grits and corn and andouille maque choux. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
This Uptown cocktail hot spot becomes a haven for wine connoisseurs on Thursdays with 40 percent off bottles of wine, $5.50 classic cocktails and wines by the glass at happy hour. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Chef Emeril Lagasse’s French Quarter eatery’s menu includes rustic and refined Louisiana dishes. Garlic-crusted drum is cooked in a wood-burning oven and served with brabant potatoes, crimini mushrooms, bacon and beurre rouge. Miss Hay’s stuffed chicken wings come with house-made hoisin dipping sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
Mesquite-smoked soft-shell crab is served with sauteed lump crabmeat in lemon-Worcestershire brown butter with fresh parsley. The grilled veal chop is served with roasted tomato demi-glace and served with spaetzle and sauteed vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
The fish of the day is topped with lime-cilantro creme fraiche and served with a warm slaw of charred corn and cabbage slaw, purple potatoes and smoked jalapeno-tomato vinaigrette. Seared yellowfin tuna comes with rainbow quinoa, baby bok choy, grilled shiitake mushrooms and spicy crab broth. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Chef Frank Brigtsen offers contemporary Creole dishes. Paneed veal Parmesan is served with mozzarella and marinara over spaghetti bordelaise. Braised Two Run Farm free-range lamb shank is served with a lentil cake, rosemary mint jus, Asiago cheese grits and ratatouille. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
This neighborhood watering hole has retained the same cypress stand-up bar and antique Parisian mirror that it hung over the bar when Tujague's opened in 1856. Though it is attached to a restaurant, Tujague's is a neighborhood bar and popular drinks include the Sazerac, Ramos gin fizz and Pimm's Cup. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.