The Empire Bar at this historic French restaurant is an elegant place to sip a milk punch. Nods to Napoleon dot the cocktail menu, while an adjoining courtyard provides a view of the French Quarter rarely seen from the street. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Louisiana shrimp and corn bisque is topped with crispy sweet potatoes, lime and chive creme fraiche. Redfish Broussard features a cornmeal-dusted fillet topped with shrimp, crabmeat, crawfish and oyster-mushroom sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$