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Fall Restaurant Guide 2013: Metairie 

click to enlarge Diners enjoy pho, bao and other Vietnamese dishes at Pho Orchid Express.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Diners enjoy pho, bao and other Vietnamese dishes at Pho Orchid Express.

Acme Oyster & Seafood House
3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www.acmeoyster.com
See French Quarter for restaurant description.

Acropolis Cuisine
3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-9046 Fried ravioli are seared in olive oil and served with marinara sauce. The souvlaki wrap combines marinated and grilled pork, 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. $$

Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant
3501 Severn Ave., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8441; www.albashabr.com
The souvlaki sandwich features beef, tahini, tomato and onion on pita bread and comes with french fries or hummus and salad. The "meat stuffed plate" includes grape leaves, cabbage, squash, a stuffed bell pepper and feta salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Andrea's Restaurant
3100 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com
Chef Andrea Apuzzo prepares Italian dishes with a variety of local seafood. Crab cake Andrea features Italian-seasoned eggplant medallions topped with Louisiana crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce. Osso buco Milanese is a braised veal shank served with saffron rice. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Austin's Seafood and Steakhouse
5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno.com
Roasted Louisiana redfish is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and wild mushrooms and served with brabant potatoes and summer vegetables. Shrimp and grits feature butterfly Louisiana jumbo shrimp, spinach grits and andouille cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Bear's at the Bottom Line
3309 Division St., Metairie, (504) 455-6613 Inside the Bottom Line bar, there's a menu of Bear's po-boys and burgers. Bear Rolls are deep-fried rolls of roast beef and cheese served with Creole sauce. The Suga burger is an 8-ounce patty topped with barbecue sauce, pepper Jack cheese and fried jalapenos and it comes with a side item.

Bear's Poboys At Gennaro's Bar
3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226
The roast beef po-boy features roast beef simmered in gravy and served on Leidenheimer French bread dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise. The Bear burger is a 10-ounce beef patty topped with debris, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Beijing
2222 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 885-8881
;Crab rangoons are deep-fried dumplings filled with seasoned crab-and-cream cheese filling. Beijing duck is served with hoisin sauce, pancakes, scallions and cucumber. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bonefish Grill
4848 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9964; www.bonefishgrill.com
Along with alternating daily specials, find an entree of longfin tilapia Imperial stuffed with shrimp, scallops and crabmeat and topped with lemon-caper butter. Chilean sea bass is cooked on a wood-burning grill and served with choices of sauce and side. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bravo! Cucina Italiana
3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-8828; www.bravoitalian.com
The restaurant's light menu features grilled chicken Caprese with marinated tomatoes, whole-milk mozzarella, spinach, orzo farro (barley and farro pasta) and pesto vinaigrette. Chicken scaloppine combines sauteed chicken, roasted portobello mushrooms, diced tomatoes, provolone and feta over herb linguine in lemon-caper-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Brooklyn Pizzeria
4301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-1288; www.eatbrooklyn.net
The Frenchaletta sandwich features ham, salami, provolone and house-made olive salad on French bread. The Godfather pizza is topped with anchovies, minced garlic, garlic sausage and feta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Bucktown Burger and Fish Co.
200 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 840-0902
The Bucktown burger features fresh ground beef on an onion bun with lettuce, tomato and cheese. Grilled fish tacos are topped with house-made coleslaw and pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Byblos
1501 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 834-9773; www.byblosrestaurants.com
Drunken Halloumi is Cypriot Halloumi cheese sauteed in ouzo and olive oil and served with tomatoes and garlic sauce. Lamb kebabs come with sides like hummus or 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, lamb and vegetables on a skewer. The chicken and gyro plate is served with hummus, pita bread and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Caddyshack Cafe & Bar
3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-1799
Shrimp-stuffed peppers are served with a vegetable. Grilled chicken breast is served with spinach, artichoke, vegetables and bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe B
2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com
Bronzed salmon is served with roasted vegetables, citrus butter and spaghetti squash. The Cafe B burger is made with short rib and sirloin served on a brioche bun with butter lettuce, local tomatoes, garlic frites and house-made condiments. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, 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. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Equator
2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4772; www.cafeequator.com
The Adaman Hunter is a combination of sauteed shrimp, scallops and calamari topped with fried tilapia. Lava beef features sauteed beef slices in Thai sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Royale
3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8438; www.caferoyale.vpweb.com
Feta Fiesta salad features spinach, feta, grilled chicken, avocado, sun-dried cranberries and glazed walnuts in raspberry vinaigrette. The spinach and artichoke panino is made with spinach and artichoke, grilled chicken, provolone and Roma tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat.. Credit cards. $

Caffe! Caffe!
3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com
Chicken salad is made with celery, mayonnaise and walnuts, and served on mixed greens with tomato wedges and sprouts and a choice of dressing. The breakfast BLT features scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on toasted seven grain bread. No reservations. Clearview Parkway: Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. N. Hullen Street: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cajun Grill & Bar
2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, Metairie, (504) 831-0095
The Super seafood platter combines catfish, shrimp, oysters, a soft-shell crab, stuffed shrimp, fries, salad and a vegetable. There's also a New Orleans sampler with shrimp Creole, fried catfish, gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice. 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 pressed Cuban sandwich is filled with marinated pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. Garlic roast beef is cooked in house and served hot on French bread. 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
Seafood Napoleon features eggplant medallions and crabmeat over pasta with shrimp au gratin sauce. The seafood boat combines fried shrimp, oysters and catfish and stuffed shrimp in a toasted bread boat. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Chateau du Lac Bistro
2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-3773; www.chateaudulacbistro.com
Escargots bourguignons are served with garlic and parsley butter. Traditional French cassoulet is served with duck confit. Reservations suggested. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Cheeseburger Eddie's
4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www.austinsno.com
The Better Than Breakfast burger is made with an over-easy egg, bacon, cheddar cheese and hash browns. Mr. Ed's "famous fried chicken" plate includes half a fried chicken, french fries and toast. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop
2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; www.gumbostop.com
Seafood gumbo brims with shrimp, crawfish, crab, okra and diced tomatoes. Bayou scampi is a variation on New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp served with an olive oil, garlic and white wine sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

China Rose
3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 887-3295
The China Rose special is a marinated half duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. Spicy Mongolian beef is served with hot garlic sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Churros Cafe
3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, (504) 885-6516
The Cuban sandwich includes house-cooked, hand-sliced pork, glazed ham, Swiss cheese, butter, pickles and mustard pressed on locally baked bread. Ropa vieja features shredded beef simmered in red gravy and served with black beans and rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

City Diner
3116 S. I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, (504) 831-1030; www.citydiner.biz
The Bottom of the Bowl is a bread bowl filled with crawfish, crabmeat and shrimp in cream sauce topped with mixed cheeses. The Cajun burger features a hot sausage and ground beef patty. 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 served in an herb-cheese pizza bowl and topped with shaved Parmesan. Baked crab and crawfish 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
Pulled pork shoulder is slow-smoked for 12 to 14 hours and topped with Corky's special sauce. Memphis-style ribs come wet (slathered in barbecue sauce), dry (rubbed with Corky's dry shake) or both. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Corner Cafe
3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 454-1008
The seafood platter for two includes two cups of gumbo, salad, stuffed jalapeno poppers, onion rings, crab balls, hushpuppies, fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, stuffed shrimp, two baby soft-shell crabs and popcorn shrimp. A whole catfish fillet is stuffed with crabmeat dressing and topped with shrimp. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Coyote Blues
4860 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-3848; www.coyotebluesfreshmex.com
Fajitas are cooked on a wood-burning grill and served with onions, bell peppers, poblano rice, charro beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, garlic butter and flour, wheat or corn tortillas. Nuevo crab enchiladas feature two roasted corn crepes filled with crab and cheese topped with mango and red pepper salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Crazy Johnnie's Steakhouse
3520 18th St., Metairie, (504) 887-6641; www.crazyjohnnies.net
Filet mignon is topped with garlic butter and served with "crazy" potatoes. "Giant Dippin' Shrimp" is New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp served with French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Creole Grille & Bar
5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-7992
Grilled redfish is served with white-wine lemon butter and grilled vegetables. The fried shrimp platter comes with french fries or potato salad. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cucos
5048 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-5005; www.cucosmex.com
The El Presidente includes beef and cheese enchiladas, chimi pequitos, a beef taco, beans and rice. Chimichangas are deep-fried beef or chicken burritos served with two sides. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Daisy Dukes
5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 883-5513; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com
See French Quarter listing for restaurant description. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Don's Seafood Hut
4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-1550; www.donsseafoodonline.com
Don's seafood platter includes stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, fried shrimp, fried catfish, fried oysters and shrimp etouffee. "Jacked-up" oysters are char-broiled and topped with bacon, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Dorignac's
710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com
The grocery store has a deli for sandwiches and Jezz's Kitchen serves daily lunch specials. Artichokes are stuffed with Parmesan, toasted bread crumbs, extra virgin olive oil and lemon and then steamed. Hand-battered and fried chicken livers are available on a lunch plate. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Drago's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 888-9254; www.dragosrestaurant.com
Lobster can be ordered char-broiled, stuffed, boiled or Marco style — stuffed and served with pasta and shrimp, mushroom and onion cream sauce. Drago's signature char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Fausto's Bistro
530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7121; www.faustosbistro.com
Frutti di mare includes shrimp, crab claws, calamari, oysters and a sauteed fish fillet served with seafood reduction sauce. Parmesan-crusted Gulf fish is topped with crushed tomatoes, crabmeat and lemon-herb white wine sauce and served with wilted spinach and rosemary potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Foghorn's Chicken Fingers
3613 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 841-0966; www.foghornschicken.com
Chicken fingers are hand-battered and served in a box with fries, house sauce and toast. Fried shrimp can also be ordered in a box meal with fries, sauce and toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

French Press Coffeehouse
3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 598-5274; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.com
The French Press salad features grilled chicken, pecans, raisins, feta and balsamic vinaigrette on a bed of spinach. A popular coffee drink is the Southern pecan latte. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, 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, vegetables and potatoes or spaghetti. Veal Parmesan with melted mozzarella cheese comes with a choice of pasta, salad and vegetables. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Monique Bagnetto serves seafood entrees at The Galley. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Monique Bagnetto serves seafood entrees at The Galley.

The Galley Restaurant
2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955; www.thegalleyseafood.com
Jumbo soft-shelled crab is topped with lump crabmeat and served atop Alfredo pasta and with garlic bread and salad. Blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat and shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Giorlando's Restaurant
741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-8593; www.giorlandos.com
Mama G's eggplant features lightly battered medallions served over angel hair pasta topped with shrimp au gratin sauce. Sauteed chicken, shrimp and sausage are tossed with penne pasta in tomato-basil sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

Gris Gris Seafood
3120 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7889
Mardi Gras pasta features jumbo Gulf shrimp, spicy sausage, mushrooms, peppers and bow tie pasta tossed with cream sauce. The Who-Dat barbecue shrimp po-boy has jumbo shrimp in a spicy, buttery barbecue sauce, dressed on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Guillory's Grocery
3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, (504) 833-1390
Mr. G's burgers are house-ground beef patties covered with house-made chili. Hot tamale sandwiches are served on French bread and topped with chili and cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Harbor Bar & Grill
3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 832-4117; www.voodoocatering.net
The filet special features an 8-ounce cut of beef, mashed potatoes and string beans. The Harbor burger tops a 12-ounce patty with melted cheddar. 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
Jumbo lump crab arrabbiata is served over house-made spaghettini. Gulf fish is topped with smoked tomato butter sauce and served with roasted shrimp and corn maque choux. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Hobnobber Cafe
5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 734-8448; www.hobnobbercafe.com
The Hobnobber po-boy features hot roast beef, ham and Swiss cheese. Monday's red beans specials come with smoked sausage or a pork chop on the side. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Houston's Restaurant
4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-2301; www.hillstone.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

click to enlarge Myla and Jordan Solomon and Jacob and David Regenbogen serve crepes, sandwiches and more at Huh! Restaurant and Bar. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Myla and Jordan Solomon and Jacob and David Regenbogen serve crepes, sandwiches and more at Huh! Restaurant and Bar.

Huh! A Restaurant & Bar
3401 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 229-2484; www.huhrestaurant.com
This restaurant serves salads, sandwiches, burgers, entrees and sweet and savory crepes. King cake crepes are available in plain and filled varieties topped with purple, green and gold icing and sugar. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., and open Sundays during New Orleans Saints games. Credit cards. $$

Hurricane BBQ & Seafood Co.
4011 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 315-4227; www.hurricanebbq.com
Po-boys include barbecue beef, pulled pork and shrimp. Brisket, pork, chopped barbecue beef and sausage are sold by the pound. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Impastato's Restaurant
3400 16th St., Metairie, (504) 455-1545; www.impastatos.com
Osso buco is a bone-in veal shank in light gravy served with garden vegetables. The fish Payton (named for New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton) is the pan-fried catch of the day topped with crabmeat, crawfish, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, lemon and Dry Sack sherry sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Izzo's Illegal Burrito
4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite A, Metairie, (504) 708-5220; www.izzos.com
Diners can get a burrito made to order with a choice of tortilla (flour, cayenne, spinach or wheat), meats (chicken, steak, shrimp), vegetables, salsas, cheeses, rice and beans. Izzo's salads include romaine lettuce, choices of meat and toppings, tortilla strips and salsa or one of three house dressings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Jam's Po-Boys & Catering
612 Sena Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-5882; www.jamspoboys.com
The chicken Parmesan sandwich is served on either a bun or French bread. Roast beef po-boys are made with thin-cut roast in beef gravy. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Jigger's Bar and Grill
1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555
The Hog Heaven sandwich has Patton's hot sausage, pulled pork, bacon, honey mustard and grilled onions and comes with fries. The muffuletta pizza combines Genoa salami, Italian ham, olive salad and provolone and mozzarella cheeses. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Juicy Lucy's
3320 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-8767; www.msjuicylucy.com
See Mid-City section for restaurant description. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Kanno California Sushi Bar
3205 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5730
Albacore tuna is served sashimi style. Steamed fish comes with blue crab sauce and spicy miso soup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Knuckleheads Eatery
3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858
Mulligan Mike's Angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and Swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. Nudillocabeza chicken salad features grilled chicken, black beans, tomatoes, cheddar, tortilla strips and pepper jelly dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Korea House
3547 18th St., Metairie, (504) 888-0654
The range of options includes Korean-style barbecued meats that diners cook on tabletop grills. Spicy dubukimchi features stir-fried pork and poached tofu with kimchee. Samgyupsal is broiled fresh bacon cooked tableside and served with house sauce. 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, pastrami, horseradish, mustard and coleslaw on rye and is served hot. The kosher fried shrimp po-boy features imitation shrimp dressed with cocktail sauce, lettuce and tomato. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

The Kupcake Factory
800 Metairie Road, Suite Q, Metairie, (504) 267-4990; 911 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 570-6420; www.thekupcakefactory.com
Candied pecans are added to the sweet potato cupcake batter, which is topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Pumpkin pie cupcakes are topped with pumpkin icing. No reservations. Hours vary by location. 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
A seared tuna spinach salad combines fresh tomatoes, candied walnuts and goat cheese. The California chicken sandwich features grilled chicken, applewood-smoked bacon and guacamole on a toasted cheddar-jalapeno bun. 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.

Legacy Kitchen
759 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 837-3382; www.legacykitchen.com
The tuna Tango salad features seared tuna over fresh greens with avocado, mango, macadamia nuts, wonton crisps and ginger-lime dressing. Chicken and waffle is a combination of fried chicken and a bacon-studded waffled served with honey butter and pepper jelly maple syrup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
2300 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-6788; www.littletokyonola.com
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

Mano's Po-boys
6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-0922; www.manospoboys.com
Mano's roast beef is simmered for eight hours with seasonings and served on French bread with house-made gravy. The shrimp remoulade po-boy includes fried green tomatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mark Twain's Pizza Landing
2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com
The Innocents Abroad is a pizza topped with Genoa salami, Italian sausage, ripe tomatoes, artichokes and fresh basil. Creole Pizza toppings include Louisiana fresh shrimp, andouille sausage, crab and zucchini, served with a choice of marinara or olive oil-garlic sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Martin Wine Cellar
714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine.com
The Sena salad is made with pulled oven-roasted chicken, greens, golden raisins, blue cheese and pecans with Tabasco pepper jelly vinaigrette. The pan-roasted salmon is served with asparagus and wild mushroom 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
Melius fries are covered in melted Swiss cheese and gravy. The jalapeno burger is a ground sirloin patty topped with jalapenos and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mellow Mushroom
3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4155; www.mellowmushroom.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

Milano's Pizzeria
3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 780-7500The Greek salad features lettuce, tomato, red onion, green pepper, kalamata olives and feta and comes dressed with sun-dried tomato sauce. The barbecue chicken sub features marinated, grilled chicken breast, barbecue sauce and mozzarella cheese on house-made bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House
3117 21st St., Metairie, (504) 833-6310Buffalo oysters are fried oysters topped with Buffalo sauce and blue cheese. Mr. Chris' famous hamburger steak is a grilled ground-chuck patty topped with caramelized onions and American cheese and served with mashed potatoes and gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mr. Ed's Seafood & Italian Restaurant
1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.austinsno.com
Stuffed bell peppers are filled with shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish. The fried half chicken plate includes a breast, thigh, wing and leg plus salad and french fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Gyros Greek Restaurant
3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9228; www.mrgyros.org
Crispy Mediterranean chicken salad includes paneed chicken breast, tomatoes, cucumber, green peppers, feta and Greek olives tossed in Greek vinaigrette. Dolmades are stuffed grape leaves served with tzatziki. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Roo's Deli & Catering
3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4010; www.mrroosdeli.com
Chicken quesadillas are made with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, lettuce and tomato and are topped with sour cream and salsa. The muffuletta is made with ham, salami, Swiss and mozzarella cheeses and Boscoli olive salad on bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Morning Call
3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; www.morningcallcoffeestand.com
Beignets are made with same recipe as when Morning Call opened in the French Market in 1870. 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
The muffuletta features Italian meats, cheeses and olive salad piled high on Sicilian sesame bread. Buffalo mozzarella is imported from Italy. 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
The house burger features a hand-formed half-pound patty and comes with a stuffed baked potato. The meatball po-boy fills French bread with house-made meatballs and red gravy. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily, late night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Paradise Cafe
3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-4141; www.paradisecafeandgifts.com
Chicken salad fills an avocado served on a bed of lettuce. The double-decker club deluxe sandwich comes with ham, turkey, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Parran's Po-Boys
3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www.parranspoboys.com
Parran's seafood muffuletta is filled with fried shrimp, catfish and oysters and dressed with house-made Cajun mayonnaise. Blackened shrimp fill a po-boy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Peacebaker
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 888-9094; www.thepeacebaker.com
The Chocolate Kiss is a thick chocolate ganache offered cold, or hot like a gooey molten chocolate cake. Coffee cakes are topped with seasonal fruits or berries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Phil's Grill
3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 324-9080; www.phils-grill.com
The Fat City burger features a battered and fried Black Angus patty stuffed with cheddar cheese and topped with lettuce, tomato and a fried egg. The Big Easy burger features a Black Angus patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Pho NOLA
3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com
The curry vermicelli bowl offers of choice of shrimp, chicken or beef in light curry gravy served over lettuce and vermicelli. Banh mi and pho combo offers a choice of rare steak, brisket, meatball, chicken or combination pho. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Pho Orchid
3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 457-4188; www.phoorchid.com
Pho Orchid's basic pho includes vermicelli noodles, herbs and eye-round steak. Bun bo xao is vermicelli topped with lemon grass beef and served with bean sprouts, lettuce and house sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Pho Orchid Express
1401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 301-3368; www.phoorchid.com
Bo ne is a sizzling-hot plate of beef, onions and two sunny side up eggs, served with half a baguette, Vietnamese butter, house salad and pate. There are several filling options for Vietnamese tacos, including roast duck, rib-eye, caramelized garlic shrimp and caramelized pork belly. They are topped with pickled carrots, cucumber, cilantro and house vinaigrette sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

Phoenicia Restaurant
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-9950
Four grilled lamb chops come with either hummus, rice or salad. A 10-ounce T-bone steak comes grilled with two sides, which can be substituted for items such as tabbouleh, fatoush, hot potatoes, baba ghanoush or grape leaves. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pizza Florence
4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7888; www.pizzaflorence.net
Chicken Caesar or ranch wrap features grilled chicken, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, romaine lettuce and either Caesar or ranch dressing, Vegetarian pasta combines tomatoes, mushrooms, green peppers and onions in marinara sauce over penne pasta. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Porter & Luke's
1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 875-4555; www.porterandlukes.com
Turtle soup is served with a touch of sherry. Daily Gulf fish special is char-broiled and brushed with lemon basil oil and served with sauteed seasonal vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Puccino's Coffeehouse
3544 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 309-4322; 5200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9970; Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-3151; www.lovepuccinos.com
Iced Puccino mocha is an iced latte mixed with Ghirardelli or white chocolate. Smoked salmon BLT includes smoked salmon, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and Puccino's tangy remoulade spread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Qwik Chek Deli & Catering
2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 456-6362
The roast beef po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on French bread. Caesar salad is topped with either grilled chicken or shrimp. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

R&O's Restaurant
216 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 831-1248
R&O's serves its roast beef po-boy on a toasted sesame loaf with rich, dark gravy, or diners can get one dressed with red gravy and cheese. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crawfish, crabs and oysters. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Radosta's Restaurant & Deli
249 Aris Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-1537
Shrimp Parmesan features fried shrimp with red gravy and provolone cheese. The grand slam po-boy features sliced rib-eye with grilled onions and mushrooms in wine sauce. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Restaurant Cypress
4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-6885; www.restaurantcypress.com
Pan-seared duck breast and duck leg confit are glazed with huckleberry sauce and served with andouille and cornbread dressing. The fish of the day is pan-seared and served with asparagus and crabmeat butter. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Riccobono's Peppermill
3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-2266; www.riccobonos.com
Oysters Riccobono is a casserole of oysters, mushrooms, garlic and olive oil topped with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Chicken fettuccine features a chicken breast, coated with breadcrumbs, pan-fried then served with fettuccine Alfredo. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-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. Veal Sorrentina is pan-sauteed veal topped with prosciutto, Romano and mozzarella cheeses and marinara, baked and served over spaghettini marinara. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rolls-N-Bowls
605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; www.facebook.com/rollsnbowlsnola
This Vietnamese restaurant offers staples such as pho, shrimp and avocado spring rolls and stir-fried crispy egg noodles with chicken. The vermicelli noodle bowl includes noodles, lettuce, cucumber and carrots, and shrimp are an optional addition. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

Romano Italian Street Food
4620 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 872-9992; www.myromano.com
The chicken Alfredo pizzetta is a flatbread pizza topped with chicken, spinach, mozzarella with Alfredo sauce. The Build-Your-Own pasta bowl includes a choice of angel hair or whole wheat pasta, choice of protein, six toppings and a sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Royal Blend Coffee & Tea
204 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-7779
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. $$$

Sake Cafe
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 779-7253; www.sakecafela.com
The Breezy roll is a snow crab, crawfish, avocado and cream cheese roll that's fried and topped with tuna, salmon, smelt roe and scallions. The A&M roll bundles tuna, salmon, crabstick lettuce and cucumber in rice paper topped with chili ponzu sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sammy's Po-Boys and Catering
901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com
Popular staple items include chicken and andouille gumbo and a roast beef po-boy dressed with lettuce, tomato and pickles. The Flickaletta is Sammy's version of the muffuletta and it includes ham, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad 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
Seafood cannelloni is a house-made, crawfish- and crabmeat-stuffed crepe served atop angel hair pasta with seafood Alfredo sauce. Pan-seared speckled trout is served over angel hair pasta and topped with crabmeat and mushroom Alfredo sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Semolina
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-7930; www.semolina.com
Shrimp Roban includes sauteed shrimp over shell pasta tossed in cream sauce with green onions and parsley. Double cheeseburger pasta features sauteed ground beef and onions tossed with pasta, cheese sauce, sesame seeds, lettuce, tomato, cheddar, potato sticks, pickles and mustard. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Shogun
2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7477; www.shogunneworleans.com
The Teishoku, or Japanese "businessman's lunch" special includes a choice of entree (mackerel, salmon, chicken, beef, tempura, sushi and more), an appetizer, sashimi, egg custard, miso soup, pickles and steamed rice. The sushi and tempura dinner includes an assortment of nigiri sushi pieces, tempura shrimp, soup, salad, fruit and rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Short Stop Po-Boys
119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboys.com
The debris po-boy features roast beef cooked with garlic, onions and Worcestershire sauce. Short Stop's gumbo combines hot, smoked and andouille sausages and chicken in a seasoned roux. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Sidelines Bar & Grill
1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-4002
Spicy chicken wings are served with a choice of blue cheese or ranch dressing. The brioche brisket combines house-made smokehouse brisket, pepper Jack cheese, red onions, pickles and barbecue sauce on a warm brioche bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Spudly's Super Spuds
2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-3250; www.spudlys.com
The Chicken Delight potato features fried chicken, cheese sauce, mozzarella and chives. The Super Duper baked potato is topped with crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish, cheese sauce, shredded cheddar and chives. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Stepbrothers Bar & Grill
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856
The Super Club sandwich combines ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato on white or wheat bread. Not-So-Step-Child fries are topped with gravy, sour cream, chives, bacon and cheddar. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Sucre
Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-2277; www.shopsucre.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Sun Ray Grill
619 Pink St., Metairie, (504) 837-0055; www.sunraygrill.com
Dueling tomato and shrimp features vine-ripened and fried green tomato slices, bacon and avocado "Louie" dressing and grilled jumbo shrimp. The smoked lemonfish tacos are served on corn tortillas with salsa verde, beans and guacamole. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards, checks. $$

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine
923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, (504) 836-6859
The menu features traditional Indian items including tandoori chicken, lamb curry and vegetable samosas. There are many vegetarian options including saag paneer, which combines fresh spinach and house-made cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Taqueria Corona
3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5088; www.taqueriacorona.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

That's a Wrap
4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-0009; www.facebook.com/thatsawrapnola
Soups are made daily and selections include coconut cauliflower curry, spinach and artichoke and tomato basil. The Hawaiian chicken wrap is filled with chicken breast, bacon, cheddar cheese, pineapple, mixed greens and house-made tangy teriyaki sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Tokyo Bistro
5024 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4288 www.tokyobistrometairie.com
The haru maki appetizer is snow crab wrapped in rice paper, deep fried and served with house sauce. The Mardi Gras roll bundles snow crab, crawfish, cream cheese, avocado and shrimp in seaweed paper topped with spicy tuna and special sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Vega Tapas Cafe
2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com
Chef/proprietor Glen Hogh focuses on traditional Spanish tapas dishes incorporating Louisiana seafood. Ensalada de aguacate features grilled avocado, pancetta, red onion, crispy shallots in Portuguese chestnut-vanilla vinaigrette. Gambas barbacoas features jumbo Gulf shrimp in spicy chorizo cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Vincent's Italian Cuisine
4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

The Vintage Garden Kitchen
925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie, (504) 620-2495; www.vintagegardenkitchen.org
Served as a salad, wrap or bowl (on top of pasta, rice or quinoa), Crunchy Thai features bell peppers, carrots, jicama, cucumber, scallions, peanuts, crunchy noodles, greens and spicy peanut-lime vinaigrette. Also available as a salad, wrap or bowl, kale slaw combines dried cranberries, sliced almonds, shredded kale, cabbage, carrots and ginger-cider vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

Whole Foods Market
3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-8225; www.wholefoodsmarket.com
Sweet potatoes are mashed with orange and cranberry and the sweet potato salad comes with kale, blue cheese and walnuts, topped with a balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

ZoZo Cafe
3620 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504)-875-3444; www.zozocafelakeside.com
Baked flounder is stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp and herbs, topped with creamy pepper sauce and served with grilled zucchini, squash and peppers. Moussaka features layers of eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, tomato sauce, bechamel and mozzarella cheese and is available in vegetarian versions or with beef or lamb. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$


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