Start your evening or reinvigorate during a long night at the bar in this Emeril Lagasse restaurant on St. Charles Avenue. Popular drinks include the strawberry rhubarb martini, made with Moon Mountain vodka, house-made strawberry-rhubarb syrup, fresh mint and Prosecco; or the Bitter in the Rye, Fernet Branca, Sazerac rye, aperol and fresh mint. Sit at the bar and order house-cured charcuterie, fried oyster bordelaise and other appetizers. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Crispy duck leg confit is served with an orange-scented waffle, tasso-braised kale and Steen’s cane jus. Paneed swordfish comes with butternut squash and pistachio risotto and satsuma vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
Fri., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. 2013