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. $$
The Cajun omelet is filled with cheese, onions, parsley, hot sausage, tomato, paprika and cracked pepper. A blackened center-cut pork chop is served with gumbo, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
This gastropub specializes in Irish fare (often with a local twist, such as the Irish gumbo) and offers an extensive bar menu with a variety of whiskeys. There's brunch on weekends, featuring generously sized omelets. The restaurant also hosts traditional Celtic musicians on Monday and has other special events periodically. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
House-made gnocchi are served with jumbo lump Louisiana crabmeat and wild mushroom sauce. Pan-seared Gulf fish comes with cauliflower, green beans amandine, green onions, brown butter and orange vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Root offers dishes such as pickled shrimp and deviled eggs with pimienton and potatoes and beef and oyster tartare with Parmesan and rye toast. Square Root offers a prix fixe tasting menu and reservations are required. Reservations recommended for Root. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
Baked oysters are topped with tasso, butter, roasted jalapeno, Havarti and herbed breadcrumbs. Fishermen's Stew combines fish, shrimp, oysters, mussels, vegetables, fish stock and brown rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$