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Fall Restaurant Guide 2012: Metairie 

ACME OYSTER & SEAFOOD HOUSE
3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www.acmeoysterhouse.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

ACROPOLIS CUISINE
3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-9046Fried ravioli is seared in olive oil and served with marinara sauce. The souvlaki wrap combines marinated and grilled pork tenders, lettuce, tomato, grilled sweet peppers, Bermuda onions and tzatziki sauce and comes with steak fries or grilled vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ANDREA'S RESTAURANT
3100 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com
The red snapper fillet is sauteed with garlic, red peppers, plum tomatoes and oregano. The crab cake Andrea features Louisiana crabmeat cakes with sliced eggplant in Italian seasonings topped with crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE BEACH HOUSE BAR & RESTAURANT
2401 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, (504) 456-7470; www.beachhousenola.com
The 16-ounce grilled rib-eye is served with choice of sides and house salad, and crawfish sauce or shrimp are optional additions. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

BEAR'S GRILL & SPIRITS
3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com
See Northshore — Mandeville section for restaurant description.

BEIJING
2222 Clearview Pkwy., Suite B2, Metairie, (504) 885-8881The Beijing duck is served with hoisin sauce, pancakes, scallions and cucumber. The Beijing crispy chicken is served with sweet brown sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BISTREAUX
3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 832-3838; www.bistroneworleans.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

BONEFISH GRILL
4848 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9964; www.bonefishgrill.com
Wood-grilled Atlantic swordfish is served over pumpkin ravioli and topped with feta, crispy sage and shallot brown butter. Crab-crusted orange roughy is drizzled with white wine lemon sauce and comes with garlic whipped potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BOZO'S RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR
3117 21st St., Metairie, (504) 831-8666; www.bozosrestaurant.com
The seafood platter combines cornmeal-fried oysters, Gulf shrimp, Des Allemands catfish and a stuffed crab. Broiled Gulf shrimp salad is served on a bed of mixed greens with tomatoes and a hard-boiled egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BRAVO! CUCINA ITALIANA
3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-8828; www.bravoitalian.com
Sangiovese-braised beef fills ravioli served with roasted sweet potatoes, brown butter and sage. Chicken scaloppine combines sauteed chicken, roasted portobello mushrooms, diced tomatoes and provolone and feta cheeses over herb linguine in lemon-caper-butter sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BROOKLYN PIZZERIA
4301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-1288; www.eatbrooklyn.net
Godfather pizza is topped with minced garlic, garlic sausage, anchovies and feta. The Meatza pizza is covered with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, Canadian bacon and bacon. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

BYBLOS
1501 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 834-9773; www.byblosrestaurants.com
Drunken Halloumi is Cypriot Halloumi cheese lightly sauteed in ouzo and olive oil and served with tomatoes and garlic sauce. The grilled lamb platter includes a center-cut lamb chop, rack of lamb and a lamb strip kebab, hummus and basmati rice pilaf. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BYBLOS MARKET
2020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 837-9777; www.byblosrestaurants.com
Combo kebabs include chicken, beef and lamb skewered with vegetables. The chicken and gyro plate is served with hummus, pita bread and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CADDYSHACK
3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-1799Bell peppers are stuffed with ground beef, Parmesan and bread crumbs and served with baked macaroni. Hamburger steak comes with mashed potatoes and gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

CAFE B
2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com
Seared salmon is served atop warm baby greens, roasted ruby radishes, butternut squash, toasted pecans and Dijon-herb vinaigrette. Grilled rib-eye bordelaise combines Lyonnaise fingerling potatoes, sauteed spinach, garlic and New Orleans-style bordelaise compound butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE EAST
4628 Rye St., Metairie, (504) 888-0078;  www.cafeeastnola.com
Thai red snapper is pan-roasted and served with artichokes and potatoes in green curry sauce. The Cafe East trio is a stir-fry combining shrimp, beef, chicken, mushrooms and okra in spicy sauce. Delivery available for dinner. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE EQUATOR
 2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4772;  www.cafeequator.com
Lava beef or pork features sauteed slices of meat in Thai sauce. Ginger tori combines sauteed chicken, mushrooms and vegetables in ginger sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE RALPHIE 
5024 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7770; www.caferalphie.com
The Ralphie burger is a 7.5-ounce Angus chuck patty on French bread toasted with a sauce of Parmesan, garlic, oregano, beer and mayo. Optional toppings include bacon, guacamole and jalapenos. Grilled salmon is served over mixed greens with avocado, tomato, basil, Romano cheese and roasted garlic vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Fri. brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CAFE ROYALE
 3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8438; www.caferoyale.vpweb.com
The Philly Gentilly panino features ham, roast beef, onions and mushrooms with a choice of dressing. The Hawaiian chicken salad combines grilled chicken, pineapple, peppers, onions and cheese. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE ZIZZI
1401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 304-4888The Zouthern Decadence po-boy combines smoked beef and pork debris in Cajun gravy topped with caramelized onions, grilled peppers, melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses and horseradish cream and is served with sweet potato fries and honey-mustard dipping sauce. The Zoprano Quezadilla features grilled shrimp, baby spinach, roasted peppers, mozzarella, feta, kalamata olives, green onion and basil pesto ranch sauce and is served with Asian slaw. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFFE! CAFFE! 
3547 N. Hullen St.,  Metairie, (504) 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy.,  Metairie, (504) 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com
 The avocado salad features Gorgonzola, walnuts, orange slices and red onions tossed with mango vinaigrette. The chipotle chicken wrap contains grilled chicken, Swiss cheese, crispy lettuce and house-made chipotle sauce in a whole wheat or spinach wrap. No reservations. Clearview Parkway: lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. North Hullen Street: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAJUN GRILL & BAR
2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, Metairie, (504) 831-0095; www.cajungrillandbar.com
 The New Orleans sampler includes jambalaya, red beans and rice, shrimp Creole, gumbo and fried catfish. The Super Seafood platter combines fried fish, shrimp, oysters and soft-shell crab, stuffed shrimp, salad, fries and a vegetable. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CANSECO'S MARKET 
1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-5979; www.cansecosmarkets.com
The Cuban sandwich is loaded with roasted pork and ham and is pressed crisp. The fried shrimp po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CHAD'S BISTRO
3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; www.chadsbistro.com
The seafood Napoleon layers crabmeat between fried eggplant medallions on a bed of angel hair pasta topped with shrimp au gratin. Artichoke cakes are pan-seared seasoned artichoke hearts topped with crabmeat and bacon-Parmesan sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CHATEAU DU LAC BISTRO
 2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-3773; www.chateaudulacbistro.com
Pan-roasted sea scallops are topped with fennel and shrimp sauce. The steak au poivre filet mignon comes with vegetables and french fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CHEF RON'S GUMBO STOP
2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; www.gumbostop.com
This casual eatery serves Creole favorites such as gumbo and jambalaya. Bayou scampi features shrimp in garlicky New Orleans-style barbecue sauce served over jasmine rice. Torpedos are slider-style small sandwiches on pistolettes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHERRYBERRY  FROZEN YOGURT & SHAVED ICE
 3348 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 322-2118; www.cherryberryyogurt.com
Snow ice is light and fluffy flavored ice topped with fruit and drizzled with condensed milk. The banana split features three flavors of yogurt topped with nuts, sauce, whipped cream and cherries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHINA ROSE
3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 887-3295 Dumplings are pan fried and crisped with egg. The China Rose special is a marinated half duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 

CHURROS CAFE
3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, (504) 885-6516The bistec relleno is sirloin steak stuffed with ham, bacon, onions, olives and parsley and simmered in garlic, onions, tomatoes and herb sauce. The ropa viejo features shredded beef simmered in red gravy and served with white rice and black beans. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

CITY DINER
 3116 S. I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, (504) 831-1030; www.citydiner.biz
Country-fried steak topped with gravy comes with two sides such as crawfish cornbread casserole or jambalaya. Crawfish and andouille hash browns are topped with Cajun cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

COPELAND'S CHEESECAKE BISTRO
 4517 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-7620; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com
Blackened shrimp fettuccine Alfredo is topped with shaved Parmesan and served in an herb-cheese pizza bowl. The crab and crawfish baked dip comes with garlic bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CORKY'S RIBS & BAR-B-Q 
4243 Veterans Memorial Blvd.,  Metairie, (504) 887-5000;  www.corkysbarbq.com
Memphis-style ribs are either basted in sauce or dusted with dry rub and then hickory-smoked. Pulled pork shoulder comes with beans and coleslaw and is topped with Corky's sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CORNER CAFE
 3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 454-1008Catfish is stuffed with crabmeat dressing and topped with shrimp sauce. The seafood platter for two includes two cups of gumbo, two salads, stuffed jalapeno poppers, onion rings, crab balls, hushpuppies, shrimp, oysters, catfish, shrimp and two baby soft-shell crabs. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CRAZY JOHNNIE'S STEAKHOUSE 
3520 18th St., Metairie, (504) 887-6641; www.crazyjohnnies.net
The 12-ounce New York strip is topped with bordelaise and served with mashed skin-on red potatoes. The grilled 8-ounce ahi tuna steak is served with wild rice. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE CREOLE GRILLE & BAR 
5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd.,  Metairie, (504) 889-7992;  www.thecreolegrille.com
 The grilled pompano fillet is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and white wine-lemon-butter sauce and served with steamed vegetables. Andouille-crusted oysters are served with mixed greens and Crystal-honey-butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CUCOS 
5048 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-5005; www.cucosmex.com
 The large fajita burrito includes steak or grilled chicken, beans, rice, sauce and peppers. The El Presidente platter includes chimipoquitos, enchiladas, a taco, beans, rice and guacamole. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DEANIE'S SEAFOOD 
1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-4141; www.deanies.com
The Creole spinach salad is topped with fried oysters, bacon, egg, red onion and Creole honey-mustard dressing. The stuffed flounder has crabmeat dressing sandwiched between two broiled fillets and comes with salad and a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

DON'S SEAFOOD HUT
4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-1550; www.donsseafoodonline.com
Crabmeat au gratin features lump crabmeat in Don's signature creamy au gratin sauce. Jacked Up oysters are char-broiled and topped with bacon, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DORIGNAC'S
710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com
Dorignac's offers daily specials like Monday's red beans or white beans with meat choices including fried chicken, smoked sausage and smothered pork chops. The seafood-stuffed mirliton is filled with shrimp and crabmeat. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

DRAGO'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR
3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 888-9254; www.dragosrestaurant.com
Drago's is known for char-broiled oysters topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. Maine lobster is served boiled, char-grilled or stuffed. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FAUSTO'S BISTRO
530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7121; www.faustosbistro.com
The veal scaloppine Rolando features veal medallions sauteed with olive oil, mushrooms and artichoke hearts and served with lemon-wine sauce and pasta. Parmesan-crusted Gulf fish is topped with crabmeat, tomato and white wine lemon-butter sauce over wilted spinach and is served with rosemary potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH PRESS COFFEEHOUSE
3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 598-5274; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.com
French Press serves the Southern pecan La Freeze, a pecan-flavored frozen latte. The turkey and avocado sandwich is topped with bacon, lettuce and tomato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FURY'S RESTAURANT
724 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, (504) 834-5646; www.furysrestaurant.com
Trout Carrie is a fillet topped with sauteed crabmeat and served with salad, a vegetable and choice of potato or spaghetti. Veal Parmesan with melted provolone cheese comes with a choice of pasta, salad and a vegetable. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE GALLEY RESTAURANT
2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955Fried soft-shell crabs are topped with crabmeat and served over pasta Alfredo with salad. Blackened or grilled redfish is topped with shrimp and crabmeat and served with new potatoes and vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GAMBINO'S BAKERY
4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-7500; www.gambinos.com
The chocolate Doberge cake nestles chocolate between six layers of butter cake. King cakes are made from scratch with Danish sweet dough, and one popular version has pecan-praline filling. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

GIORLANDO'S RESTAURANT
741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-8593; www.giorlandos.com
The chicken, shrimp and sausage pasta features tomato-basil sauce tossed with penne pasta. The shrimp, bacon and avocado salad is tossed with greens, cheese, eggs and house-made croutons. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

GUILLORY'S GROCERY
3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, (504) 833-1390The hot tamale sandwich is served on French bread and topped with chili and cheese. Shredded cheddar cheese can be added to the hamburger po-boy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

HARBOR BAR & GRILL
3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 835-6111 The Harbor burger boasts a 12-ounce beef patty topped with shredded cheddar. The blackened tuna steak is served with French-style green beans and red new potatoes. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

HERITAGE GRILL
111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com
The crabmeat grilled cheese is made with fontina and Vermont white cheddar on seven-grain bread and is served with a cup of soup. Bronzed redfish is served with smoked corn, sugar snap peas and lump crab sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

HOBNOBBER CAFE
5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 734-8448; www.hobnobbercafe.com
Crawfish and corn bisque is served with French bread. The grilled chicken breast is served with grilled tomatoes, broccoli, salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

HOUSTON'S RESTAURANT
4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-2301; www.hillstone.com
The Thai steak salad features beef, noodles, fresh herbs and vegetables in spicy Thai dressing. Rotisserie chicken is slow-roasted and served with dirty rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

HURRICANE BBQ & SEAFOOD CO.
4011 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 315-4227; www.hurricanebbq.com
The pulled pork platter comes with two side items, such as sweet potato fries or smothered green beans. The ribs are prepared with a dry rub and slow-cooked. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

IMPASTATO'S RESTAURANT
3400 16th St., Metairie, (504) 455-1545; www.impastatos.com
The fresh fish Payton features a pan-fried fillet topped with crabmeat, crawfish, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, lemon and Dry Sack sherry sauce. Pecan-smoked filet mignon is a 10-ounce steak smoked over pecan wood. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

IZZO'S ILLEGAL BURRITO
4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite A, Metairie, (504) 889-5505; www.izzos.com
The Illegal salad features romaine lettuce, cheese, tortilla strips and Izzo's house salsa or dressing. The Illegal burrito is served on a 26-inch tortilla with a choice of meat, Mexican rice, beans, shredded cheese or melted queso, guacamole and one of eight house salsas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JAM'S PO-BOYS & CATERING
612 Sena Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-5882; www.jamspoboys.com
Joe's original roast beef po-boy comes topped with house-made gravy. All-you-can-eat catfish comes with a choice of french fries, potato salad or baked potato and green salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $

JUICY LUCY'
S3320 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-8767See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

KANNO CALIFORNIA SUSHI BAR
3205 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5730The Kanno Special Roll wraps broiled salmon, smelt roe, snow crab, cucumber and avocado in soybean paper and is drizzled with Fantasy sauce. Deep-fried sweet potato croquettes come with Japanese barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

KOREA HOUSE
3547 18th St., Metairie, (504) 888-0654Squid is sauteed with spices and served over vegetables. Hot pot options include the yumso jun gol, which combines meat and vegetables in a spicy broth. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY
3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; www.koshercajun.com
The J&N Special is made with corned beef and pastrami on rye with horseradish mustard and coleslaw and is served hot. The kosher fried shrimp po-boy features imitation shrimp served with cocktail sauce, lettuce and tomato. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

THE KUPCAKE FACTORY
800 Metairie Road, Suite Q, Metairie, (504) 267-4990; www.thekupcakefactory.com
The lemon-lemon cupcakes pack a double hit with lemon cake and lemon frosting. Red velvet cupcakes are topped with cream cheese icing. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

LA DOLCE NOLA SNACKERY AND GELATERIA
200 Metairie Road, Suite 100, Metairie, (504) 832-1122; www.ladolcenola.com
Goat yogurt gelato comes with variations of strawberry, honey, cranberry and fresh fig compote. Aromatic pumpkin patch is a fall flavor. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LA MADELEINE
3300 Severn Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, (504) 456-1624; www.lamadeleine.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

LAGER'S INTERNATIONAL ALE HOUSE
3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923; www.draftfreak.com
The Tex-Mex egg rolls are made with spicy grilled chicken, roasted corn and peppers, sauteed onion, black beans and a blend of cheeses; they're served with raspberry-chipotle sauce. The Dunkel burger is topped with sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, applewood-smoked bacon and shredded cheddar. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

LANGENSTEIN'S
800 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-6682; www.langensteins.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

LITTLE TOKYO JAPANESE RESTAURANT
1521 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-6788; www.littletokyonola.com
An appetizer of tuna tartare features diced tuna mixed with green onions and smelt roe, topped with house-made chili sauce and served with wonton chips. The Burning Man roll combines spicy tuna, pepper tuna, avocado and barbecue eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LIVE BAIT BAR AND GRILL
200 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 840-0902; www.livebaitnola.com
The oyster bar offers fresh-shucked Gulf oysters. The Bucktown seafood platter includes shrimp, catfish, oysters, soft-shell crab, fries and Texas toast. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MANO'S PO-BOYS
6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-0922The Saints special includes two eggs, cheese and a choice of ham, bacon, hot sausage or pork sausage on a choice of bread. Country-fried steak with rice or mashed potatoes and a vegetable is a lunch special on Wednesdays and Fridays. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite D, Metairie, (504) 887-2167; www.marbleslab.com
Popular low-fat flavors include birthday cake and chocolate fudge. Mango sorbet is an often-ordered non-dairy choice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MARK TWAIN'S PIZZA LANDING
2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com
The Huck Finn pizza includes sliced mushrooms, green peppers, onions and black olives, with artichokes on request. The Creole pizza is topped with sauteed shrimp, Gulf crab claw meat, andouille and zucchini. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge At Martin Wine Cellar, pork loin with asparagus is a popular lunch entree.
  • At Martin Wine Cellar, pork loin with asparagus is a popular lunch entree.

MARTIN WINE CELLAR
714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine.com
The Deli Deluxe sandwich features corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and Creole mustard served hot on an onion roll. The European salad is made with baby arugula, prosciutto, dried cranberries, toasted pine nuts, shaved Parmesan Reggiano and sherry vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

MELIUS BAR & CAFE
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
The half-and-half burger features a quarter-pound sirloin patty and a quarter-pound hot sausage patty on a sesame seed bun. The Buffalo chicken wrap is made with grilled chicken tossed in house-made buffalo sauce and rolled in a tortilla with shredded cheese, lettuce and tomatoes and is served with ranch dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MILANO'S PIZZERIA
3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 780-7500Milano's Greek salad features lettuce, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onion, green pepper and feta tossed in house-made sun-dried tomato dressing. The spinach and artichoke pizza features spinach, mushrooms, onion, tomatoes, mozzarella and feta atop a garlic-butter sauce base. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MR. GYROS GREEK RESTAURANT
3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9228; www.mrgyrosnola.com
Gyro plates of lamb and beef come with lemon-roasted potatoes, tzatziki sauce and pita bread. The baked moussaka is made with layers of eggplant, potatoes and seasoned ground beef topped with creamy bechamel sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MR. ROO'S DELI & CATERING
3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4010; www.mrroosdeli.com
The chicken or cheese quesadilla is served with mozzarella and cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and salsa. The Mr. Club sandwich features turkey, ham, American cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato on white or wheat toast. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MORNING CALL
3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; www.morningcallcoffeestand.com
Beignets come three to an order with powdered sugar and are made with a 140-year-old recipe. There also is a short menu of Creole favorites like crawfish etoufee. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

NAKED PIZZA
701 Metairie Road, Suite 2A105, Metairie, (504) 835-0066; www.nakedpizza.biz
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

NOR-JOE IMPORT COMPANY
505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9240; www.norjoe.com
Muffulettas feature imported meats and cheeses and olive salad. Artichokes and roasted red peppers replace the meat in the vegetarian version. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

O'HENRY'S FOOD & SPIRITS
8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

OSCAR'S RESTAURANT & BAR
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540 House-cooked roast beef goes into a po-boy, which is served hot. The handmade half-pound burger comes with an overstuffed baked potato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PARADISE CAFE
3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-4141; www.paradisecafeandgifts.com
The club deluxe sandwich features a combination of ham, turkey, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. Chicken salad is served in a split avocado. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

PARRAN'S PO-BOYS
3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www.parranspoboys.com
The seafood muffuletta features fried shrimp, oysters, catfish and Parran's Cajun mayo on seeded bread. The prime rib po-boy is served au jus with a side of horseradish. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Proprietor Kelly Baffone presents cupcakes and other baked goods at The PeaceBaker.
  • Proprietor Kelly Baffone presents cupcakes and other baked goods at The PeaceBaker.

THE PEACEBAKER
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 888-9094; www.thepeacebaker.com
The mini doberge is a gluten-free sponge cake filled with dairy-free chocolate custard and topped with rich coconut milk ganache. The vegan and gluten-free PeaceBaker handpie features house-made seasonal fruit filling in a flaky crust. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Wed.-Sun., early dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHIL'S GRILL
3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 324-9080; www.phils-grill.com
This build-your-own burger bar offers many choices of patties, cheeses, sauces, buns and toppings. The Philet mignon features 100 percent ground filet mignon. Irish Channel Nachos are potato skin chips topped with chili, cheddar, sauteed jalapenos and tomato and come with sides of avocado-tomato relish and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PHO NOLA
3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com
The Crispy Bird's Nest includes stir-fried beef, chicken, shrimp and vegetables over crispy egg noodles drizzled with brown gravy. NOLA rolls are crispy fried rice paper egg rolls filled with pickled carrots, daikon radish, lettuce, cilantro and vermicelli. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO ORCHID
3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 457-4188; www.phoorchid.com
The house special Orchid pho features brisket, steak, meatball, tendon, tripe and noodles. Spring rolls feature grilled pork, shrimp, lettuce, bean sprouts, cucumbers and vermicelli wrapped in rice paper. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHOENICIA RESTAURANT
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-9950Chicken kebabs feature skewered, marinated meat and are served with rice, salad and hummus. Rice, salad, and hummus also accompany the popular kafta shish kebab platter. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA FLORENCE
4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7888; www.pizzaflorence.net
The Florentine wrap combines creamy spinach, artichoke, shrimp and mozzarella. The barbecue chicken pizza features a barbecue sauce base and chicken, mozzarella, green pepper and red onion toppings. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PUCCINO'S COFFEEHOUSE
Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-3151; 5200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9970; www.lovepuccinos.com
Eggs Puccino is a breakfast sandwich featuring egg, ham and cheese on an English muffin. Grits can be ordered with a variety of cheeses and meats. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

QWICK CHEK DELI & CATERING
2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 456-6362Get a skinless chicken breast stuffed with spinach and artichoke served over linguine in cream sauce. Bell peppers are stuffed with ground beef and hot sausage and served with pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

R & O'S RESTAURANT
216 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 831-1248Muffulettas feature ham, salami, Swiss and mozzarella cheeses, and olive salad on toasted bread. Roast beef po-boys can be ordered topped with red gravy or cheese. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

RADOSTA'S RESTAURANT & DELI
249 Aris Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-1537Fried shrimp po-boys can be ordered in 7- or 10-inch sizes. The Grand Slam features a 10- to 12-ounce grilled rib-eye topped with sauteed mushrooms, onions and white wine sauce. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

RESTAURANT CYPRESS
4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-6885; www.restaurantcypress.com
Stewed rabbit sauce piquant features spicy tomato broth and andouille rice pilaf. Sauteed veal is served with portobello-crabmeat stuffing, asparagus and sherry beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RICCOBONO'S PEPPERMILL
3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-2266; www.riccobonos.com
Eggs Pontchartrain features two poached eggs covered in crawfish, mushrooms, green onions and hollandaise atop an English muffin and is served with potatoes. Veal parmigiano is made with paneed veal cutlets crowned with fried eggplant, Italian red gravy, mozzarella and Parmesan and is served with spaghetti. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

RISTORANTE FILIPPO
1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 835-4008 The oysters Oreganate are local oysters dusted in Italian breadcrumbs, baked and topped with parsley and Romano cheese. A 12-ounce pork chop is grilled and served with bordelaise sauce and roasted potatoes. All entrees come with hot Italian bread and a house salad with Italian vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ROLY POLY
3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 872-0957; www.rolypoly.com
See CBD section for restaurant description.

ROYAL BLEND COFFEE & TEA HOUSE
244 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-7779; www.royalblendcoffee.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-3600; www.ruthschris.com
See Warehouse District section for restaurant description. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SAMMY'S PO-BOYS AND CATERING
901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com
Creole seafood gumbo is loaded with crab, shrimp and okra. The Flickaletta is Sammy's version of the muffaletta and includes ham, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on French bread. The roast beef po-boy features thinly sliced roast-beef cooked in house-made gravy and served on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SANDRO'S TRATTORIA
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7784; www.sandrostrattoria.com
Among the Italian specialties at Sandro's is eggplant lasagna with layers of Italian cheese, spinach and garlic in salsa rossa sauce and served with a choice of soup or salad. The 20-ounce pork shank is cooked with garlic, onions and mushrooms and served over angel hair with a choice of soup or salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SEMOLINA
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-7930; www.semolina.com
Double cheeseburger pasta consists of seasoned ground beef, sauteed onions and cheese sauce tossed with penne and garnished with sesame seeds, lettuce, tomato, potato sticks, pickles and barbecue sauce. Muffuletta pasta features Genoa salami, Mortadella ham, olive salad and fontina and provolone cheeses over penne pasta with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SERRANOS SALSA COMPANY
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 780-2354; www.serranossalsacompany.com
Casserole Seville includes a choice of chorizo, chicken or beef, Monterey Jack and asadero cheeses and flour tortillas. Diners roll the ingredients together themselves. Stuffed jalapenos are packed with Gulf shrimp, cheese and onions and served with pepper jelly and cream cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SHOGUN
2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7477; www.shogunneworleans.com
The hibachi steak dinner includes hibachi shrimp, soup, Shogun salad with house dressing, hibachi vegetables and steamed rice. Baked seafood features shrimp, green mussels and crabstick served in creamy au gratin sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SHORT STOP PO-BOYS
119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboys.com
A popular po-boy features roast beef debris cooked in-house with garlic, onions and Worcestershire sauce. House-made meatballs cooked in red gravy fill a po-boy with Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SIDELINES BAR & GRILL
1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-4002The grilled chicken sandwich is dressed with bacon, barbecue sauce and Swiss cheese on French bread and is served with french fries. The grilled chicken club wrap comes with a side of garlic-Parmesan fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SPITALE'S DELI
2408 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 837-9912; www.spitalesdeli.com
The Dirty Turkey piles grilled turkey, onions, mozzarella cheese and brown gravy on French bread. The grilled shrimp sandwich is dressed with spinach, tomatoes, red onions and honey mustard on a wheat bun. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SPUDLY'S SUPER SPUDS
2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-3250; www.spudlys.com
Baked potato cheese soup brims with potato, bacon bits, chives and cheddar cheese. The Bucking Bronco is a baked potato loaded with chopped beef, barbecue sauce, Swiss cheese and chives. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

STEP BROTHERS BAR & GRILL
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856Not-so-Stepchild-Fries are smothered in gravy, sour cream, chives, bacon and cheddar. The Super Club features turkey, ham, Swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato on white or wheat bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

TAJ MAHAL
923 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859Chicken tikka masala is a roasted chicken breast with bell peppers in spicy cream sauce served over basmati rice. Shrimp curry is made with spicy coconut and vegetable sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

TANDOORI CHICKEN RESTAURANT
2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7880; www.tandoorichickennola.com
Palak paneer is fresh spinach cooked with house-made paneer cheese and Indian spices. Chicken tikka masala is boneless chicken cooked in tomato cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

TAQUERIA CORONA
3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5088; www.taqueriacorona.com
See Uptown section for restau- rant description.

TED'S FROSTOP
810 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 302-2195See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

THAT'S A WRAP
4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-0009; www.thatsawrapnola.com
The Southwest chipotle chicken wrap holds lemon-pepper chicken, bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, romaine, organic spring greens, tomatoes and spicy chipotle mayo. The classic club has baked ham, Cajun turkey, smoky bacon, cheddar cheese, spring mix and tomato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

VEGA TAPAS CAFE
2051 Metairie Road, (504) 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com
Pumpkin ravioli are served with cardamom Gulf shrimp and roasted shallot butter. Gambas barbacoas features jumbo barbecue shrimp in spicy chorizo cream. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VINCENT'S ITALIAN CUISINE
4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com
Veal- and spinach-stuffed cannelloni is served with both red sauce and cream sauce. Veal Roberto tops sauteed veal with portobello mushrooms, jumbo lump crabmeat and sherry beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

WHOLE FOODS MARKET
3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-8225; www.wholefoodsmarket.com
The gourmet market has a salad bar, bakery, deli foods, a coffee bar and more. Get pizza topped with spicy marinara, tomato and bell pepper. The turkey loaf combines celery, onions, breadcrumbs, spices, basil, carrots, spinach and tomato glaze. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $


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

Algiers | Gretna/Terrytown | Harvey | Marrero | Other

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