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Fall Restaurant Guide 2012: Carrollton & University 

BABYLON CAFE
7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; www.babyloncafe.biz
Stuffed grape leaves, kibbeh, hummus and rice are served with either a kebab or chicken shawarma in the Babylon platter. Lamb chops are marinated with rosemary and olive oil, grilled and served with sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BARCELONA TAPAS
720 Dublin St., (504) 861-9696 Bombas are balls of spicy shredded chicken and mashed potatoes coated with panko and fried. Ceviche features drum, shrimp or a mixture of both and is served atop lettuce, tomatoes, onion and capers. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BASIL LEAF
1438 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-9001; www.basilleafthai.com
Sliced conch and octopus are tossed in spicy lemon sauce with cucumber, scallions, carrots and sesame seeds. Siam beef tenderloin is sauteed in wine chili sauce with fresh vegetables, cashews and pineapples and served over jasmine rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BOUCHERIE
8115 Jeannette St., (504) 862-5514; www.boucherienola.com
Crispy skin salmon comes with roasted turnips, lemon-thyme pickled mushrooms and garlic aioli. Goat cheese and candied beet roulade is served with market greens and golden beet nage. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

BREADS ON OAK
8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; www.breadsonoak.com
The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flaky croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BRIGTSEN'S RESTAURANT
723 Dante St., (504) 861-7610; www.brigtsens.com
File gumbo brims with rabbit and andouille. Pan-roasted marinated quail comes with roasted vegetables and apple cider pan gravy. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BRUNO'S TAVERN
7538 Maple St., (504) 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com
Smoked sausage po-boys come dressed on French bread. Macaroni and cheese combines sharp cheddar, blue cheese and bacon. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE GRANADA
1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1612; www.cafegranadanola.com
The sea scallop brochette features flame-grilled scallops, cherry tomatoes, onions and bell peppers on a rosemary skewer. Seafood paella includes clams, mussels, jumbo shrimp and calamari cooked in seafood broth with saffron rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAMELLIA GRILL
 626 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-2679The chef's special omelet combines turkey, bacon, ham, potato, onion and Swiss and American cheeses and is topped with chili and served with hash browns or fries. Doc Brinker's special is a double-meat cheeseburger topped with American and Swiss cheeses and grilled onions on rye bread and served with coleslaw and chili. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHIBA
8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola.com
The satsuma-strawberry roll combines yellowtail, pickled jalapenos, mango and tempura flakes and is topped with scallops, strawberries, wasabi tobiko and satsuma-ponzu sauce. The New York strip steak is marinated in soy and mirin. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CHINA ORCHID
702 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1428; www.china-orchidneworleans.com
 Sizzling black pepper beef is sauteed with onions and red and green peppers in brown sauce and served over rice. Lightly battered fried fish is topped with sweet-and-spicy sauce and served with steamed broccoli and shrimp fried rice. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CIRO'S COTE SUD
 7918 Maple St., (504) 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com
 Cotes d'Agneau grillees aux herbs de Provence is a grilled rack of lamb with Provencal herbs and vegetables. Les moules frites is a large bowl of steamed mussels served with pommes frites and a choice of marinieres, curry, Provencal or blue cheese sauce. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Cash and checks. $$

COLD STONE CREAMERY
 624 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 218-8900; www.coldstonecreamery.com
The Brownie a la Cold Stone features a warm brownie with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, pecans and whipped cream. The Birthday Cake Remix combines cake batter ice cream, fudge, rainbow sprinkles and a brownie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COOTER BROWN'S TAVERN 
509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com
The Radiators special sandwich includes shrimp, oysters and a combination of cheeses on French bread. The Bayou Philly combines alligator sausage, shrimp, peppers, onions and pepper Jack and American cheeses on open-faced French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COWBELL 
8801 Oak St., (504) 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com
Grilled Gulf fish tacos are served with black beans, arroz verde and cilantro-lime crema. Midnight skirt steak comes with mango salsa, black beans and fried plantains. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREPES A LA CART
1039 Broadway St., (504) 866-2362; www.crepecaterer.com
Chicken Cordon Bleu features chicken, ham, white asparagus, Swiss cheese and hollandaise in a house-made crepe. The Heavenly Chocolate Delight crepe is filled with Nutella or chocolate chips, angel food cake and Bailey's Irish Cream. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

D'JUICE
 8237 Oak St., (504) 324-9933; www.d-juice.com
The It's Not Easy Being Green smoothie combines frozen mango, peach and banana with vegetable juice made with kale, spinach, cucumber, bell pepper and green apple. The Energy Juice blends cucumbers, apples, kale, spinach, lemon, ginger and celery. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DANTE'S KITCHEN
 736 Dante St., (504) 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com
 "Roasted chicken under a brick" features half a deboned bird served with maple glaze. Wagyu oxtail is served in heirloom tomato sauce over a pickled corn grit cake with a side of okra chips. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE DOUGH BOWL
1039 Broadway St., (504) 861-2200The Greek Freak pizza is topped with white garlic sauce, spinach, tomatoes, Greek olives and feta. The chicken Caesar wrap is filled with grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, bacon and creamy Caesar dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

FAT HEN GROCERY
7457 St. Charles Ave., (504) 266-2921; www.fathengrocery.com
The slow-smoked Texas-style beef brisket is served with two sides and a cheddar biscuit. Crispy Mississippi catfish is served with pimento cheese grits and Creole tartar sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FELIPE'S TAQUERIA
6215 S. Miro St., (504) 309-2776; www.felipestaqueria.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

FRESCO CAFE AND PIZZERIA
7625 Maple St., (504) 862-6363; www.frescocafe.us
The Fresco Special pizza is topped with house-made tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, roasted red peppers and caramelized onion. The Mediterranean burger is topped with mozzarella, feta, lettuce, tomato, red peppers and hummus and sun-dried tomato mayonnaise. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

HAAGEN-DAZS
Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 212-5418; www.haagendazs.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

HANA JAPANESE RESTAURANT
8116 Hampson St., (504) 865-1634 Tuna tataki is seared rare tuna topped with vinaigrette, tobiko and vegetables. The Who Dat roll combines spicy tuna, shrimp tempura and snow crab on the inside and is topped with salmon, tuna, avocado and crunchy tempura flakes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JACQUES-IMO'S CAFE
8324 Oak St., (504) 861-0886Paneed rabbit is served over shrimp and tasso pasta. Eggplant Jacques-Imo's features fried eggplant topped with oyster dressing and shiitake mushroom cream sauce. Reservations recommended for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

JAMILA'S MEDITERRANEAN TUNISIAN CUISINE
7808 Maple St., (504) 866-4366 Tunisian-style tagine of lamb is baked in a terra-cotta pot and served with saffron basmati rice. Whole red snapper with garlic and onion chutney is served over vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAZMINE CAFE
614 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9301The spicy mango salad is made with julienned mango, jicama, cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, peanuts, fried shallots and sesame vinaigrette. Tamarind soup comes with a choice of shrimp, fish or tofu in tangy lemon grass broth with celery, pineapple, okra and tomato. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ 

KAKKOII JAPANESE BISTREAUX
7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www.kakkoii-nola.com
Kakkoii offers sushi, original rolls, noodle dishes and teriyaki and some Thai dishes. Fish tacos feature tempura-battered fish topped with pickled cucumbers. Monki ribs are baby back ribs prepared with a Japanese-style barbecue glaze. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

KUPCAKE FACTORY
6233 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 267-3328; www.thekupcakefactory.com
See Metairie section for restau- rant description.

LA DIVINA GELATERIA
Loyola University, Carrollton Residence Hall, (504) 258-2115; www.ladivinagelateria.com
See Uptown section for restau- rant description.

LA MACARENA PUPUSERIA AND LATIN CAFE
8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; www.pupusasneworleans.com
Traditional Salvadoran ceviche features citrus-cured shrimp. Beef pupusas are formed from handmade corn tortillas and served with refried black beans and plantains. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Checks and cash only. $$

LA MADELEINE
601 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8662; www.lamadeleine.com
Roasted pear and prosciutto salad features field greens, pears, prosciutto, pecans and blue cheese tossed with vinaigrette. The crepe Riviera combines roasted chicken, pesto, broccoli and tomatoes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LEBANON'S CAFE
1500 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-6200; www.lebanonscafe.com
The sauteed vegetable plate features sauteed eggplant, onion, carrots, tomatoes, squash, cauliflower, broccoli and red, yellow and green peppers and melted feta and mozzarella cheeses over basmati rice. Char-broiled rosemary lamb chops are marinated in olive oil, Middle Eastern spices and rosemary. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LITTLE TOKYO SMALL PLATES & NOODLE BAR
1340 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com
Tonkatsu pork bone ramen contains green onions, bean sprouts, fish cakes, boiled egg, chashu pork and bamboo shoots. The sushi pizza panino features spicy tuna, crawfish, snow crab and mozzarella cheese on bread and is baked in the oven. Reservations accepted for private room. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN UPTOWN
615 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-5900; www.louisianapizzakitchenuptown.com
The black bean wrap is filled with mozzarella, black beans, sour cream, Roma tomatoes, cilantro, jalapenos, red onions, shredded carrots and fresh spinach and served with pesto pasta salad. The fresh mozzarella pizza is topped Roma tomatoes, red onion, spinach, kalamata olives, marinara and basil. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MAPLE STREET CAFE
7623 Maple St., (504) 314-9003; www.maplestreetcafenola.com
Duck Jameel is a boneless breast topped with blueberry-cognac sauce. The fried soft-shell crab is served with linguine pasta in crawfish cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MAPLE STREET PATISSERIE
7638 Maple St., (504) 304-1526The bakery prepares a variety of breads and pastries including the popular almond croissants. The almond cake features whipped mocha butter cream topping. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ 

MAT & NADDIE'S
937 Leonidas St., (504) 861-9600; www.matandnaddies.com
The thick-cut "Knife and Fork" Vietnamese pork belly banh mi features duck liver pate, mayonnaise, pickled daikon, carrot, cucumber, jalapeno and cilantro oil and Sriracha sauce. Sesame-crusted oyster mushrooms are served with pepper slaw, pigeon peas, Arborio congris, wasabi tofu "cream" and Indonesian sweet soy sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Tue., Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MILK BAR
710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310See Uptown section for restaurant description. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MONA'S CAFE
1120 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8175See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

NAKED PIZZA
6307 S. Miro St., (504) 865-0244; www.nakedpizza.biz
The Omnivore pie is topped with ham, pepperoni, hamburger, black olives, mushrooms and bell peppers. The Superbiotic pizza is topped with artichokes, spinach, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, red onion and cilantro. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

O'HENRY'S FOOD & SPIRITS
634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; www.ohenrys.com
Crawfish Monica pasta features penne with sauteed crawfish tails in cream sauce. The Tex-Mex burger is topped with chili, bacon and Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses on a jalapeno-cheddar bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

OAK
8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; www.oaknola.com
Hanger steak bruschetta features baby shiitake mushrooms, salsa verde and shaved manchego cheese. Gulf shrimp tacos feature house-made corn tortillas, pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

OAK STREET CAFE
8140 Oak St., (504) 866-8710; www.oakstreetcafe.com
French toast is stuffed with baked Brie and topped with New England maple syrup coulis and fresh blueberries and served with two eggs and ham, sausage or bacon. Crawfish Boudreau features two poached eggs atop a split biscuit with Roma tomatoes, crawfish and hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; www.onerestaurantnola.com
The duck confit leg quarter comes with grilled chicken sausage, applesauce, heirloom potatoes and baby carrots. Louisiana crab cakes are served with mirliton fries and roasted garlic aioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PEPPERONI'S CAFE
8123 Hampson St., (504) 865-0336; www.pepperoniscafe.com
The Nutella crepe is filled with fresh strawberries and chocolate hazelnut spread. Huevos rancheros include two fried eggs topped with black beans, sour cream, guacamole and ranchero sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PURE YOGURT CULTURE
8108 Hampson St., (504) 864-8108; www.pureyocult.com
The Original Pure Tart flavor is made using nonfat, kosher-certified yogurt. Another popular choice is the Who Dat Mystery Flavor. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PYRAMIDS CAFE
3149 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602The lamb gyro wrap is dressed with lettuce and tomatoes and served with hummus, fries or salad. The vegetable plate features sauteed vegetables topped with feta cheese and comes with rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

REFUEL CAFE
8124 Hampson St., (504) 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com
The brunch menu features roasted acorn squash French toast topped with maple whipped cream, and peanut butter-pumpkin pancakes sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with whipped cream. The goat cheese BLT combines goat cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, spinach and tomato on multigrain bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

RICCOBONO'S PANOLA STREET CAFE
7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810 Huevos rancheros are flour tortillas topped with eggs, black beans, salsa, cheddar and guacamole. Crab cakes replace English muffins in a seafood version of eggs Benedict. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

ROMAN PIZZA
7329 Cohn St., (504) 866-1166 The chicken Alfredo pizza has a white sauce base topped with chicken, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and fresh tomato slices. Smiley Stix are doughy breadsticks baked with pepperoni, mozzarella, bacon, feta and jalapeno and come with marinara dipping sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

RUE DE LA COURSE
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343The Mediterranean sandwich features tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella, prosciutto and balsamic vinaigrette. The Californian sandwich is made with turkey, avocado, Swiss cheese, tomato, alfalfa sprouts and mayonnaise. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

SARA'S BISTRO & BAR
724 Dublin St., (504) 861-0565; www.sarasrestaurant.com
Short ribs are cooked sous vide (vacuum sealed and cooked slowly) with spicy hoisin and chili demi-glaze and served with whipped potatoes and seasonal greens. Pan-seared wild Atlantic salmon is served with spiced winter squash and sweet-and-savory tomato chutney. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

SATSUMA CAFE
7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5555 ; www.satsumacafe.com
See Bywater section for restaurant description. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Credit cards. $

SQUEAL BAR-B-Q
8400 Oak St., (504) 302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com
Smoked pork cakes made with onions, peppers and cream cheese, are panko-crusted and fried then topped with sour cream-based white barbecue sauce and pico de gallo. The oven-baked Squeal pie features pulled pork and Squeal sauce layered with corn macque choux and andouille mashed potatoes and is topped with cheddar cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TARTINE
7217 Perrier St., (504) 866-4860; www.tartineneworleans.com
Tuna Nicoise salad includes olives, potatoes, boiled eggs, hearts of palm, roasted tomatoes, anchovies and vinaigrette. Pork rillette tops a toasted baguette with onion marmalade and cornichons. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

TED'S FROSTOP
3100 Calhoun St., (504) 861-3615The Loto burger combo features a hamburger dressed with lettuce, tomato and onions served with french fries and a mug of Frostop root beer. The draft-style root beer also fills old-fashioned floats. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TRU BURGER
8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416; www.truburgernola.com
The Truth burger is an Angus patty ground in-house and topped with Swiss cheese, thin-fried onions and house Tru sauce. The corn dog is made with a Zweigle's all-beef hot dog hand-dipped in Tru's corn dog batter. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

VINCENT'S ITALIAN CUISINE
7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com

See Metairie section for restaurant description. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Z'OTZ COFFEEHOUSE
8210 Oak St., (504) 861-2224 Flaky croissants are stuffed with spinach and feta. A portobello mushroom and mozzarella sandwich is served on a warm bagel. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $


Bywater | CBD | Carrollton/University | Citywide

Eastern New Orleans/Chalmette | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter

Gentilly/Lakefront | Harahan & Jefferson/River Ridge

Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview | Metairie | Mid-City/Treme

Uptown | Warehouse District

Northshore

Abita Springs/Covington | Madisonville | Mandeville | Outskirts | Slidell

West Bank

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