This Italian grocery is known for its muffulettas, available on whole or half loaves. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller topped with pureed greens and seasoned breadcrumbs. Alaska Antoine is baked Alaska: ice cream wrapped in pound cake and crowned with a toasted meringue shell and hot fudge. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
The Peace Maker po-boy includes fried shrimp, oysters and Tabasco-infused mayonnaise on French bread. The "10 napkin" hot roast beef po-boy features house-cooked chuck roast served debris-style. Reservation policies vary by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The Cajun omelet is filled with cheese, onions, parsley, hot sausage, tomato, paprika and cracked pepper. A blackened center-cut pork chop is served with gumbo, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
This gastropub specializes in Irish fare (often with a local twist, such as the Irish gumbo) and offers an extensive bar menu with a variety of whiskeys. There's brunch on weekends, featuring generously sized omelets. The restaurant also hosts traditional Celtic musicians on Monday and has other special events periodically. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
House-made gnocchi are served with jumbo lump Louisiana crabmeat and wild mushroom sauce. Pan-seared Gulf fish comes with cauliflower, green beans amandine, green onions, brown butter and orange vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Square Root updates its food and cocktail menu frequently for seasonality and availability of fresh ingredients, inviting guests to individually pair their beverages with their meal with non-alcoholic, sommelier and reserve levels. Original house cocktails include Private Dancer, a mix of blanco tequila, Cocchi Americano, lime, hibiscus and pink peppercorn. Open Tues.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Bar Description: Sample drink specials such as two-for-one margaritas on Mondays, $2 martinis on Tuesdays, half-price glasses of wine on Wednesdays and half-price cocktails on Thursdays. You can watch sports on TV, have a drink on the patio, order from the oyster bar or the restaurant's menu of local seafood dishes. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. Food: restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.