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Fall Restaurant Guide 2013: Uptown 

click to enlarge Amici Restaurant & Bar serves coal-fired pizza.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Amici Restaurant & Bar serves coal-fired pizza.

Adrian's Bakery
2016 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 875-4302; www.adrians-bakery.com
See Uptown for restaurant description.

Amici Restaurant & Bar
3218 Magazine St., (504) 300-1250; www.amicinola.com
Amici serves coal-fired pizza and Italian dishes. Broccoli rabe salsica Italiana pie is topped with marinara, mozzarella, sauteed bitter Italian greens and Italian sausage. Pasta carbonara features pancetta and green peas in white sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Ancora Pizzeria & Salumeria
4508 Freret St., (504) 324-1636; www.ancorapizza.com
Pizza Diavola has spicy Naples salumi, fior de latte, chili and tomato. The Anti Pizza plate is a sampling of all available appetizers, including bruschetta and cured meats. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Apolline Restaurant
4729 Magazine St., (504) 894-8869; www.apollinerestaurant.com
Seared diver scallops and Gulf shrimp top a bacon plank with corn maque choux. Salted watermelon salad has watermelon chunks sprinkled with smoked sea salt and tossed with macro greens, frisee, feta and pistachio crumbs in white balsamic vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards.  $$$

Artz Bagelz
3138 Magazine St., (504) 309-7557; www.artzbagelz.com
Artz bakes a variety of bagels in house, including sesame, everything, pumpernickel, jalapeno and Asiago cheese. The CBD club sandwich features ham, turkey, bacon and cheddar, dressed on a choice of bagel. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Atchafalaya
901 Louisiana Ave., (504) 891-9626; www.atchafalayarestaurant.com
The fish of the day is topped with lime-cilantro creme fraiche and served with a warm slaw of charred corn and cabbage slaw, purple potatoes and smoked jalapeno-tomato vinaigrette. Seared yellowfin tuna comes with rainbow quinoa, baby bok choy, grilled shiitake mushrooms and spicy crab broth. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Audubon Clubhouse Cafe
6500 Magazine St., (504) 212-5282; www.auduboninstitute.org
Breakfast "baskets" for sharing include fried beignet sticks served with powdered sugar and warm syrup. The Newman Reuben sandwich is warm corned beef with melted Swiss cheese and red cabbage slaw on toasted marble rye. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

August Moon
3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; www.moonnola.com
Sichuan eggplant has sauteed vegetables tossed in spicy garlic sauce. Cantonese lobster features two large tails chopped and cooked with water chestnuts, egg, bamboo shoots and onions in sauce served with jasmine rice. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Avenue Pub
1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243; www.avenuepub.com
Pub burgers feature 6-ounce Angus beef patties served dressed on ciabatta. French fries are served with garlic bechamel. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Baie Rouge
4128 Magazine St., (504) 304-3667; www.baierougenola.com
Hand-cut fries are topped with brie fondue and fresh thyme. Pig Dip features pork debris, caramelized onions and garlic aioli on French bread with a side of smoked pork jus. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Balcony Bar & Cafe
3201 Magazine St., (504) 894-8888
The Balcony burger is dressed with tomato, grilled onions, green peppers, mushrooms, bacon and jalapeno slices. Chicken quesadillas are flour tortillas filled with grilled chicken, cheese, onions, bell peppers and tomato and topped with salsa and sour cream. Delivery available. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Baru Bistro & Tapas
3700 Magazine St., (504) 895-2225; www.barutapas.com
Whole fried fish is a Gulf white fish served with coconut rice, patacones, double-fried plantains and coleslaw salad with mango. Peruvian ceviche is prepared with Gulf fish, aji amarillo (yellow chile pepper), cilantro, pickled onions, avocado and choclo (large-grain Andean corn) in spicy leche de tigre marinade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Bistro Daisy
5831 Magazine St., (504) 899-6987; www.bistrodaisy.com
Bouillabaisse features Gulf seafood in saffron and Herbsaint broth served with a grilled crouton and rouille garnish. Gulf oysters are poached in Herbsaint cream and served with bacon, fennel, spinach and torn bread croutons. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Blind Pelican
1628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-9398; www.theblindpelican.com
The fried green tomato stack is three lightly battered and fried tomato medallions stacked with lump crabmeat, boiled shrimp and remoulade. Fish tacos feature blackened, grilled or fried redfish topped with red cabbage and chipotle-garlic aioli. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Bouligny Tavern
3641 Magazine St., (504) 891-1810; www.boulignytavern.com
Chef John Harris' elegant tavern offers cheese boards and small plates. Dishes include bone marrow and garlic crostini and airy Gouda beignets. No reservations. Dinner and late night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Bulldog
3236 Magazine St., (504) 891-1516; www.draftfreak.com
The Buffalo chicken sandwich features fried chicken tenders tossed in Moe's Wing Sauce served on a cheddar-jalapeno wheat bun with either blue cheese or ranch dressing. King's nachos are topped with refried beans, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Byblos
3242 Magazine St., (504) 894-1233; www.byblosrestaurants.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

click to enlarge Diners share Ethiopian dishes at Cafe Abyssinia. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Diners share Ethiopian dishes at Cafe Abyssinia.

Cafe Abyssinia
3511 Magazine St., (504) 894-6238
This Ethiopian restaurant serves a variety of wots, traditional stews served over injera bread, and tibs, dishes of sauteed meats or vegetables. Yebeb alicha is lamb in mild garlic-ginger curry sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Luna
802 1/2 Nashville Ave., (504) 333-6833
The Cure salad combines baby spinach, lox, tomatoes, cucumbers, purple onions and house-made lemon-caper aioli. The ham and Swiss sandwich features Black Forest ham and melted Swiss on fresh brioche. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Reconcile
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 568-1157; www.cafereconcile.org
This restaurant and culinary training center offers a menu of Creole favorites. White beans and shrimp are cooked with tasso and served over rice with salad. The fried catfish fillet is served with two sides. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe Roma
1901 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 524-2419; www.caferomauptown.com
The Roma sandwich is an Italian loaf filled with pepperoni, salami, ham, cheese, black olives and mushrooms. Chicken Caesar salad is tossed with house-made Caesar dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $$

Casa Borrega
1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 292-3705; www.facebook.com/casaborrega
The barroom and cantina is decorated with folk art, and there's seating in the back courtyard. Tamales de rajas poblano con queso features two tamales with poblano peppers and asadera cheese served with Mexican crema and white rice. Taco plates include a choice of three tacos (lamb, beef tongue, carne asada, black drum or pork), Spanish rice, refried beans and guacamole. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Charcoal's Gourmet Burger Bar
2200 Magazine St., (504) 644-4311; www.charcoalgourmetburgerbar.com
This burger specialist offers beef, bison, shrimp and veggie patties. The House burger is dressed with cheddar, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard and served with house-made chips. Cobb salad features romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, avocado, tomato, onion, applewood-smoked bacon, blue cheese, croutons and buttermilk ranch or honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Charlie's Steak House
4510 Dryades St., (504) 895-9323; www.charliessteakhousenola.com
The wedge salad features iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, shaved onions and house blue cheese dressing. The Charlie is a 32-ounce thick-cut T-bone served on a sizzling hot platter. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Clancy's
6100 Annunciation St., (504) 895-1111; www.clancysneworleans.com
Mesquite-smoked soft-shell crab is served with sauteed lump crabmeat in lemon-Worcestershire brown butter with fresh parsley. The grilled veal chop is served with roasted tomato demi-glace and served with spaetzle and sauteed vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

The Columns Hotel
3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com
Pan-seared shrimp balls are served with Creole tomato sauce with horseradish cream. The jumbo lump crab cake comes with a fried green tomato and topped with lemon grass beurre blanc. No reservations. Breakfast and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Ave., (504) 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com
Chef Tory McPhail crafts contemporary Creole dishes at this Brennan family flagship. Pecan- and sugarcane-lacquered quail is served with cornbread dressing, bacon-braised cabbage, Southern greens and spiced pepper jelly. Shrimp and tasso Henican features Louisiana shrimp, tasso, pickled okra, sweet onions, five-pepper jelly and Crystal hot sauce beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Company Burger
4600 Freret St., (504) 267-0320; www.thecompanyburger.com
The namesake Company Burger includes two patties, house-made bread-and-butter pickles, American cheese and red onions. The lamb burger features house-ground lamb, local feta, arugula and chili-mint glaze on a toasted bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
2001 St. Charles Ave., (504) 593-9955; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Coquette
2800 Magazine St., (504) 265-0421; www.coquettenola.com
The Louisiana crab appetizer comes with heirloom rice, Vadouvan and brown butter. The local duck breast entree is served with summer squash, liver pate and elderberry. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Creole Creamery
4924 Prytania St., (504) 894-8680; www.creolecreamery.com
Creole Creamery makes original flavors like nectar cream sherbet. The Skyscraper sundae features scoops of chocolate, vanilla and cookies and cream ice cream with fudge, caramel and Oreos on top. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

Cure
4905 Freret St., (504) 302-2357; www.curenola.com
The short-rib debris sandwich comes with Gruyere cheese and is served on multigrain bread with red-onion jam. Green pea pesto crostini comes with truffled cauliflower. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Dat Dog
3336 Magazine St., (504) 324-2226; 5030 Freret St., (504) 899-6883; www.datdognola.com
Irish Guinness sausage is pork bratwurst made with Guinness beer served on a toasted sourdough bun and topped with andouille sauce, cheddar cheese, white and green onions, yellow mustard and bacon. A popular special features duck sausage topped with blackberry preserves, mustard, bacon and barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Freret Street: cash only. Magazine Street: credit cards. $

The Delachaise
3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com
Hand-cut french fries accompany Thai-style mussels. Chicken mofongo features plantains stuffed with stewed chicken. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Chef Stacy Hall finishes a bowl of bouillabaisse at Dick & Jenny’s. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Chef Stacy Hall finishes a bowl of bouillabaisse at Dick & Jenny’s.

Dick and Jenny's
4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; www.dickandjennys.com
Osso buco features slow-braised veal shank au jus, saffron pea risotto and baby carrots. Pork tenderloin is stuffed with goat cheese and pine nuts and drizzled with roasted red pepper balsamic vinaigrette and served with goat cheese-thyme grits and sauteed Brussels sprouts. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Dijon
1379 Annunciation St., (504) 522-4712
Sunchoke and crab salad combines sunchoke, lump blue crabmeat, faro and truffled honey vinaigrette. The duck and crepinette features pan-roasted duck breast, root vegetable, spice-cured foie gras crepinette, Southern greens and vin d'orange demi-glace. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Diva Dawg
1906 Magazine St., (504) 304-8777; www.divadawgnola.com
Fried chicken and andouille ketchup top the red bean chili dog. Fried oysters in sweet and spicy sauce top the Sweet Fire oyster dog. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Wed.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Domilise's Po-Boys
5240 Annunciation St., (504) 899-9126
The roast beef po-boy comes smothered in gravy and dressed with Creole mustard. The fried shrimp po-boy can be ordered dressed with Swiss cheese and roast beef gravy. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Dominique's On Magazine
4213 Magazine St., (504) 891-9282; www.dominiquesonmagazine.com
Sauteed Louisiana yellowtail snapper is served over saffron basmati rice with green mango relish and lime and Scotch bonnet pepper mojo. House-made spaghetti and Wagyu beef meatballs are served with oven-dried tomatoes, veal jus and shaved piave cheese. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Down The Hatch
1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com
Veggie burgers, made in-house with a medley of 15 vegetables, are served dressed with sun-dried tomato pesto. The gyro plate features seasoned ground lamb and beef, hummus, salad and pita. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $$

Eleven79
1179 Annunciation St., (504) 299-1179; www.eleven79.com
Milanese-style osso buco is served with pappardelle pasta. Jumbo Gulf shrimp are cooked with rosemary, olive oil, bay leaves, white wine and cracked black pepper. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Emeril's Delmonico
1300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-4937; www.emerils.com/emerils-delmonico
The charcuterie tasting comes with an assortment of cured meats, country-style terrine, fresh sausage, pickles, marinated vegetables and provolone- and pancetta-stuffed bread. Spinach and ricotta gnudi is made with marsala-braised Mississippi rabbit, tomatoes, green olives and brown butter-toasted almonds. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Fat Harry's
4330 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9582; www.fatharrysneworleans.com
The Jazz burger is a ground beef and hot sausage patty topped with barbecue sauce and cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Drumettes and Buffalo wings are served coated in Fat Harry's house wing sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Flaming Torch Restaurant
737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com
Coq au vin pommes de terre gremolata features a red wine-braised, free-range chicken with potatoes, root vegetables and gremolata. The lobster Thermidor features mushrooms, leeks, garlic, cream and orange mousseline sabayon. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Freret Street Po-Boys & Donuts
4701 Freret St., (504) 872-9676; www.freretstreetpoboys.com
Roast beef po-boys are served dressed and on toasted French bread. Red beans and rice is served with sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Fresh Bar
6101 Magazine St., (504) 309-9513; www.freshbarnola.com
The Light Fruity salad combines grilled chicken, spinach, lettuce, strawberries, slivered almonds, goat cheese and house-made citrus vinaigrette. The Tex Mex features romaine lettuce, black beans, corn, red onion, avocado, cherry tomatoes, shredded cheddar and pepper Jack cheeses and house-made chipotle ranch and can be topped with chicken, shrimp, steak or turkey. Both items also are available as a wrap. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Gautreau's Restaurant
1728 Soniat St., (504) 899-7397; www.gautreausrestaurant.com
For an appetizer, chilled lobster meat basks in lemon grass-coconut broth with mango, snow peas and cilantro. Sauteed grouper is served with harissa, sweet and spicy eggplant, roasted peppers and chickpeas. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Gott Gourmet Cafe
3100 Magazine St., (504) 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com
A three-egg omelet is filled with crabmeat, St. Andre triple-cream brie and asparagus and served with lobster-cognac cream sauce and grilled asparagus spears. An organic greens-and-arugula salad is tossed in honey-balsamic dressing, topped with house-shaved prosciutto, grilled asparagus, Parmesan, sea salt and a drizzle of white truffle oil. No reservations. Breakfast Sat., lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Green Tea
1116 Louisiana Ave., (504) 899-8005; www.greenteanola.com
Singapore mai fun is thin rice noodles sauteed in yellow curry sauce with chicken, shrimp, pork, green onions, egg and Chinese cabbage. Chicken with garlic sauce includes sauteed white meat, broccoli, baby carrots, mushrooms, water chestnuts, celery and zucchini in spicy garlic sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Grocery
2854 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9524; www.thegroceryneworleans.com
The pressed Creole corned beef sandwich features corned beef, Creole coleslaw, provolone and Russian dressing on rye or French bread. Muffuletta salad combines spring greens, ham, salami, provolone, olive salad, tomato, cucumber, red onion, house-made croutons and Parmesan cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

Hey! Cafe
4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www.heycafe.biz
House-made items include hummus, vegan blueberry muffins and juice blends. The bacon tofu and herb sandwich is served with vegan mayo on whole wheat bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

High Hat Cafe
4500 Freret St., (504) 754-1336; www.highhatcafe.com
Spicy seared Gulf fish is served with new potato-and-shrimp hash. Whole fried catfish comes with coleslaw, fries and hushpuppies. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Houston's Restaurant
1755 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-1578; www.hillstone.com
Cajun-seasoned, hickory-grilled Idaho trout is served with Peruvian-style sauteed corn. The Hickory burger is topped with Canadian bacon, chopped cheddar cheese and onion. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Ignatius Eatery
3121 Magazine St., (504) 899-0242; www.ignatiuseatery.com
Bronzed redfish is topped with crabmeat and lemon butter sauce and served with garlic smashed potatoes and choice of sides such as asparagus or sauteed greens. Black and Blue steak salad features seared tenderloin over arugula with roasted cherry tomatoes, avocado and Maytag blue cheese vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Igor's Buddha Belly Burger Bar
4437 Magazine St., (504) 891-6105; www.facebook.com/igorslounge
The Cajun burger is a half-pound patty seasoned with Cajun spices and hot sauce and served with fries or onion rings. Jalapeno poppers are battered and fried cheese-stuffed peppers. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Igor's Lounge & Gameroom
2133 St. Charles Ave., (504) 568-9811
The Cajun burger is a half-pound patty seasoned with Cajun spices and topped with hot sauce. Shoestring fries can be topped with American cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Il Posto Italian Cafe
4607 Dryades St., (504) 895-2620; www.ilpostocafe-nola.com
The Pacifico sandwich features Italian tuna salad, lemon, fresh thyme, tomato, red onion and extra-virgin olive oil on multi-grain bread. The Milano panino is made with sopressata, fontina tomatoes and balsamic vinegar on pressed ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Irish House
1432 St. Charles Ave., (504) 595-6755; www.theirishhouseneworleans.com
Chef Matt Murphy offers hearty pub fare and refined dishes. Beer-battered fish and chips come with house-made tartar sauce and malt vinegar. Bangers and mash features mashed potatoes with Irish sausage in brown onion gravy. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Jamba Juice
3341 Magazine St., (504) 644-4220; www.jambajuice.com
The Tropical Harvest smoothie is a fruit and vegetable blend made with mango, peaches, passion fruit, mango juice and vegetable juice made from butternut squash, carrot and sweet potato. Strawberry Surf Rider is a blend of strawberries, peaches, lime sherbet and Jamba lemonade. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Joey K's Restaurant & Bar
3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com
Trout Tchoupitoulas is lightly floured, sauteed, topped with shrimp and crabmeat and served with mixed vegetables and new potatoes. Shrimp Magazine is large butterfly shrimp lightly floured and sauteed in olive oil and white wine with garlic, artichoke hearts, ham and green onion, served over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Juan's Flying Burrito
2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; www.juansflyingburrito.com
Red chili chicken and goat cheese quesadillas come dressed with spinach and a side of cucumber salsa. The Hawaii 5-0-4 nachos are a pile of tortilla chips topped with Jack cheese, pulled pork, bacon, grilled mango, chipotle sour cream, cilantro, avocado and jalapenos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Jung's Golden Dragon
3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; www.jungschinese.com
Roasted Peking duck is served with pancakes and duck soup. The eggplant Sichuan features eggplant sauteed in garlic and Sichuan seasoning served over white rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Kyoto
4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644; www.kyotonola.com
Poke salad mixes tuna, crabmeat, seaweed, squid, cucumber, avocado and asparagus in spicy chili vinaigrette. The Sara roll is made with spicy shrimp and avocado topped with crunchy flakes and chili sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

La Boulangerie
4600 Magazine St., (504) 269-3777
Le Parisien is a traditional ham and cheese sandwich on house-baked baguette. The mille feuille vanille layers puff pastry and pastry cream and is drizzled with chocolate and vanilla icing. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $

La Crepe Nanou
1410 Robert St., (504) 899-2670; www.lacrepenanou.com
The brunch menu includes a lump crabmeat omelet served with herbed bechamel and creamed spinach. White wine, kirsch and Swiss Emmenthaler fondue is served with organic baguette. No reservations. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

La Divina Gelateria
3005 Magazine St., (504) 342-2634; www.ladivinagelateria.com
The pear-ginger sorbet is made with local pears. The apple tarte tatin features house-made pie crust and poached apples with brandy in a creme fraiche base. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

La Petite Grocery
4238 Magazine St., (504) 891-3377; www.lapetitegrocery.com
Pan-fried rabbit is served with spaetzle and caper-butter sauce. Gulf shrimp and grits is served with roasted shiitake mushrooms, smoked bacon and thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Langenstein's
1330 Arabella St., (504) 899-9283; www.langensteins.com
The better cheddar dip combines white cheddar cheese, walnuts, garlic and green onions. Shrimp salad is made with Gulf shrimp, Creole mustard, mayonnaise, horseradish and capers. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Laurel Street Bakery
5433 Laurel St., (504) 897-0576; www.laurelstreetbakery.com
This bakery's seasonal fruit tarts include one made with mixed berries. Egg and shredded mozzarella fill a house-baked bagel. The bakery also offers croissants, muffins, brownies, cookies, scones and more. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Le Citron Bistro
1539 Religious St., (504) 566-9051; www.lecitronbistro.com
Blackened redfish is topped with lump crabmeat and hollandaise and comes with mixed vegetables and sweet potato mash. Fried green tomatoes are topped with remoulade. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Le Roux's Soul Food Restaurant
1700 Louisiana Ave., (504) 897-5445; www.leroux.ning.com
Grilled or fried chicken is served with collard greens, cabbage and candied yams. The seafood platter includes a catfish fillet, fried shrimp, oysters, hushpuppies and french fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon. and Thurs.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Liberty Cheesesteaks
5031 Freret St., (504) 875-4447; www.libertycheesesteaks.com
The Wiz features steak, caramelized onions and cheddar-colby cheese sauce on an Italian hoagie roll. The Buffalo chicken cheese steak combines grilled chicken, blue cheese, ranch dressing and Buffalo sauce on an Italian roll. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Lilette
3637 Magazine St., (504) 895-1636; www.liletterestaurant.com
Alaskan king crab claws are served with passion fruit butter. Roasted poulet breast comes with buttered Brussels sprouts, balsamic roasted onions and wild mushroom vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Lilly's Cafe
1813 Magazine St., (504) 599-9999
Lilly's offers pho and Vietnamese staple dishes. Vegetarian tofu pho features vegan broth. Spicy tofu is stir-fried with ginger, scallions and sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Little Korea
3301 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 821-5006
Vermicelli can be topped with lemon grass chicken, shrimp or tofu. Beef brisket is topped with pickled radishes and sliced cucumber and served with a boiled egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Magasin Vietnamese Cafe
4201 Magazine St., (504) 896-7611; www.magasincafe.com
Lemon grass beef vermicelli is served with an assortment of vegetables and dipping sauces. Grilled salmon is wrapped in spring rolls with lettuce, bean sprouts, mint and carrots and served with fish sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Magazine Po-Boy and Sandwich Shop
2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107
Fried oysters are served over romaine lettuce with house-made remoulade. The veal Parmesan po-boy features breaded veal topped with house-made red sauce and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mahony's Po-Boy Shop
3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com
The Peacemaker is made with fried local oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese on Leidenheimer French bread. Angus' pot roast beef po-boy is served dressed on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mais Arepas
1200 Carondelet St., (504) 523-6247; www.facebook.com/maisarepas
The bandeja paisa plate includes skirt steak, Spanish chorizo, chicarrons, a fried egg, cranberry beans, tostadas, ripe plantains, salad, rice and arepita. The carnicera arepas is filled with skirt steak, cranberry bean spread, avocado and plantains. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Martinique Bistro
5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com
Burrata is a salad of arugula, macro basil, truffled croutons, extra virgin olive oil and roasted tomato reduction. The sweet tea-brined, oven-roasted duck breast is served with Tabasco crackling brittle, smoked sweet corn boudin and Blackstrap molasses-bourbon jus. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Mayas
2027 Magazine St., (504) 309-3401; www.mojitoland.com
Chilean sea bass is topped with soft-shell crab and served with savory soy sauce, Gulf shrimp, asparagus, jasmine rice and jalapeno sazon sauce. The sesame seed soft-shell crab appetizer is served with organic mixed greens, pico de gallo, jalapeno and savory soy sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Melting Pot
1820 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com
The Classic is a four-course meal that includes Angus sirloin, Memphis-style barbecued pork medallion, Pacific white shrimp, herb-crusted chicken breast and teriyaki-marinated sirloin. The French Quarter entree includes filet mignon, Cajun-seasoned shrimp, andouille sausage and Cajun-seasoned chicken. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

The Midway
4725 Freret St., (504) 322-2815; www.midwaypizzanola.com
This pizzeria offers a large selection of specialty pies and deep-dish pies. The Uptown Meatdown is topped with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, ham and bacon. The roasted beet, orange and mixed green salad is tossed with orange vinaigrette, goat cheese and pine nuts. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Milk Bar
1514 Delachaise St., (504) 891-9361
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

Mr. John's Steakhouse
2111 St. Charles Ave., (504) 679-7697
The Who Dat shrimp appetizer features bacon-wrapped, crabmeat-stuffed Gulf shrimp served over mixed greens with Thai chili sauce. A 12-ounce New York strip arrives on a sizzling plate with clarified butter and parsley. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse
1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.miyakonola.com
The Rock and Roll is stuffed with shrimp tempura, snow crab and cucumber and topped with spicy mayonnaise and eel sauce. The Black and Gold roll is a blend of spicy tuna, spicy crawfish and cucumber topped with whitefish, eel sauce, spicy mayonnaise and black tobiko. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Mojo Coffee House
1500 Magazine St., (504) 525-2244; www.facebook.com/mojo.on.magazine
Mojo serves pour-over, or hand-dripped, coffee. The Magazine sandwich features sliced ham, apples, brie and Creole mustard. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Mona's Cafe
4126 Magazine St., (504) 894-9800
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

New York Pizza
4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376; www.newyorkpizzanola.com
The Big Apple pizza is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, mushrooms, olives, onions, green peppers, Italian sausage and garlic, and anchovies and jalapenos on request. The traditional calzone is stuffed with ricotta cheese, Genoa salami and tomato sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $$

Nirvana Indian Cuisine
4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797; www.insidenirvana.com
The south Indian menu includes many vegetarian dishes such as paneer with baby corn and mushrooms. The Flag of India features buttered chicken, saag paneer and chicken malai kebab — orange, green and white foods to match the Indian flag. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Origami Sushi
5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532; www.sushinola.com
The soft-shell crab special appetizer is a whole soft-shell crab served on top of fried sushi rice with curry sauce and red onion. The white fish carpaccio is served on a bed of red onions and cucumber with sea salt, red pepper, olive oil, basil, green onions and capers. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pascal's Manale
1838 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-4877
A signature New Orleans barbecue shrimp features head-on Gulf shrimp in tangy, buttery sauce served with French bread. In the combination pan roast, oysters, shrimp and crabmeat are baked with shallots and parsley in a casserole. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Patois
6078 Laurel St., (504) 895-9441; www.patoisnola.com
Mississippi rabbit is stuffed with boudin, wrapped in crispy chicken skins and served with roasted fingerling sweet potatoes, braised kale with tasso and Creole mustard jus. Sweetbreads include oyster mushrooms, crispy country ham, brown butter chicken jus, coosa, valley grits and sorghum molasses. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Pinkberry
5601 Magazine St., (504) 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com
Pinkberry Greek is yogurt made from fresh farm milk. Pinkberry shakes are made with frozen yogurt and can include combinations such as mango-pineapple and chocolate-peanut butter. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Pita Pit
5800 Magazine St., (504) 899-4141; www.pitapitnola.com
The jerk chicken pita is filled with grilled onions, green peppers, pineapples, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, cheddar and mango-pineapple vinaigrette. The barbecue chicken pita includes onions, lettuce, tomato, cheddar and barbecue sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Roly Poly
5409 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 891-8373; www.rolypoly.com
See CBD section for restaurant description.

The Rum House
3128 Magazine St., (504) 941-7560; www.rumhousenola.com
The Cuban sandwich is made with pulled pork, ham, tomatoes, pickles, Swiss cheese and Creole horseradish aioli. The red curry shrimp Rundown features jumbo Louisiana shrimp in creamy red curry sauce served with coconut-mango rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

St. Charles Tavern
1433 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9823; www.stcharlestavern.com
The corned beef and cheese sandwich is dressed with coleslaw on Italian bread and comes with french fries. The seafood plate features catfish, shrimp, crab cakes and fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

St. James Cheese Company
5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com
Il Mostro is a cold cut sandwich with rosemary ham, salami rosa, capicola, provolone, pickled red onion, greens, tomato and herb mayonnaise on ciabatta. Cheesemonger's mac and cheese features chef's choice of cheese with baked macaroni. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Sake Cafe Uptown
2830 Magazine St., (504) 894-0033; www.sakecafeuptown.us
The Kuruma shrimp features jumbo shrimp stuffed with snow crab and served with peanut-wasabi sauce. The po-boy roll combines shrimp tempura, soft-shell crab, crawfish and lettuce in sesame soy paper. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Salu
3226 Magazine St., (504) 371-5809; www.salurestaurant.com
Fra diavolo mussels are prepared with roasted tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, crushed red peppers and basil. The truffled BLT flatbread includes smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, roasted tomato, house-made mozzarella and truffled mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Santa Fe Tapas
1327 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-9915
Santa Fe ceviche features fish, jumbo shrimp, calamari, greens, avocado, red onion, radishes, tomato and cilantro. Tequila-cured salmon comes with sweet corn jalapeno pancakes, citrus cream and caviar. Vegan dishes are available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Saucy's
4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www.saucysnola.com
This barbecue joint offers 3-pound racks of St. Louis ribs with a choice of sauces. The cochon blue sandwich features slow-smoked pulled pork topped with blue cheese dressing and pepper Jack on a toasted sesame seed egg bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Slice Pizzeria
1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com
Bacon, basil and chicken ravioli are served with pesto cream sauce, red gravy and mozzarella and pecorino cheeses. A top pizza choice is the PGA, a pie topped with prosciutto, Gorgonzola and organic arugula. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Slim Goodies Diner
3322 Magazine St., (504) 891-3447; www.slimgoodiesdiner.com
The Guatemalan breakfast combo includes eggs, black beans, plantains and warm tortillas. The one-eyed bacon cheeseburger is topped with a fried egg, lettuce, tomato and pickles. The diner also serves house-made chai tea and espresso drinks. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Fri. Checks. $

Smashburger
3300 Magazine St., (504) 342-2653; www.smashburger.com
The Classic Smash is a burger served on an egg bun and with Smash sauce, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and American cheese. The NOLA burger is topped with Creole mustard sauce, shredded lettuce, fried green tomatoes, mayonnaise and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Stein's Market & Deli
2207 Magazine St., (504) 527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net
The Mumbler sandwich includes prosciutto di Parma, Taleggio cheese, aged balsamic vinegar and arugula on ciabatta. The Italian hoagie is made with mortadella, Molinari Genoa and hot coppa, aged provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and house vinaigrette on a 12-inch Philadelphia Amoroso hoagie roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

Still Perkin'
The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 899-0335; www.neworleanscoffeshop.com
Iced coffee features a cold-brewed local blend. The coffeeshop also serves pastries, and bagels with cream cheese and lox. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Sucre
3025 Magazine St., (504) 520-8311; www.shopsucre.com
Sucre's macarons are light almond meringue cookies filled with house-made creams, ganaches or mousellines in flavors such as salted caramel and pistachio. The All Things NOLA sundae is made with brown-butter pecan gelato, bread pudding pieces, bananas Foster sauce, whipped cream and pecans. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Sukho Thai
4519 Magazine St., (504) 373-6471; www.sukhothainola.com
See Faubourg Marigny section for restaurant description.

Superior Grill
3636 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-4200; www.superiorgrill.com
The brisket quesadilla is a wheat tortilla filled with slow-roasted brisket served with sour cream and guacamole. Sizzling fajitas El Pollo are grilled chicken fajitas served on a bed of onions with guacamole, pico and house-made tortillas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Superior Seafood
4338 St. Charles Ave., (504) 293-3474; www.superiorseafoodnola.com
Shrimp are served over house-made grits with tasso cream sauce. Char-grilled oysters are seasoned with garlic, herbs, butter and Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Surrey's Cafe & Juice Bar
1418 Magazine St., (504) 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., (504) 895-5757; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com
Shrimp and grits features sauteed Louisiana Gulf shrimp in New Orleans-style barbecue sauce over grits. Bananas Foster French toast is stuffed with banana cream cheese and topped with brown sugar-butter sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. Cash only. $

Sushi Brothers
1612 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-4449; www.sushibrothers.net
The Black and Gold roll features coconut shrimp and cream cheese with mango and avocado on top. The LSU roll has shrimp tempura and cream cheese on the inside and snow crab, tuna, avocado and eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Taqueria Corona
5932 Magazine St., (504) 897-3974; www.taqueriacorona.com
The menu includes California-style burritos, soft tacos, flautas, Mexican pizzas and more. Avocado salad features sliced avocado, lettuce and tomatoes in tangy dressing. The shrimp quesadilla is filled with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and served with guacamole and salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Theo's Pizza
4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; www.theospizza.com
Theo's cooks pizzas in a stone hearth oven and also serves sandwiches and salads. The Jammer's "O"riginal pie is topped with Canadian bacon, banana peppers, goat cheese, mozzarella, mushrooms and onions. The West Bank special includes crumbled bacon, chicken, roasted red peppers, jalapenos, pineapple and mozzarella. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Tracey's
2604 Magazine St., (504) 899-2054; www.traceysnola.com
This tavern serves po-boys filled with roast beef, barbecued beef or catfish. Patrons can nosh on bar fare such as mozzarella sticks, gravy fries and fried pickles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Upperline Restaurant
1413 Upperline St., (504) 891-9822; www.upperline.com
Upperline's "Taste of New Orleans" three-course dinner includes choices such as duck etouffee, spicy shrimp with cornbread and slow-roasted duck quarter. Roast duck with garlic-port or peach-ginger sauce is a signature item. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Vida's Bistro
4430 Magazine St., (504) 875-4165; www.vidasbistro.com
The Meditchanga kebab is a deep fried flour tortilla filled with a choice of ground beef and lamb gyro, grilled chicken or tequila-lime shrimp and rice, feta, mozzarella, cilantro and Mediterranean salsa, topped with lettuce, tomato, avocado, yogurt sauce and agili. The Ultimate Gyro Burger is a quarter pound chuck patty topped with ground beef and lamb, grilled onions, applewood-smoked bacon and feta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. breakfast, brunch Sat & Sun. Credit cards. $$

Village Coffee & Tea Co.
5335 Freret St., (504) 861-1909; www.villagecoffeenola.com
This coffee house offers pastries all day, and the lunch menu includes the Turkey & Company sandwich layered with sliced turkey, avocado, sprouts, cucumbers, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. The Asian chicken salad includes snow peas, Mandarin oranges and mixed greens. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Wayfare
4510 Freret St., (504) 309-0069; www.wayfarenola.com
The Knuckle is a sandwich of thin-sliced roast beef dressed with horseradish aioli, pickled onion, arugula and shoestring potato crisps on a pretzel bun. The Media Dia is a Cuban-style pressed sandwich filled with Black Forest ham, soppressata, orange mojo pork shoulder, charred onion, Swiss cheese, dill pickles and jalapeno on pan de agua. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Whole Foods Market
5600 Magazine St., (504) 899-9119; www.wholefoodsmarket.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Zara's Market
2042 Prytania St., (504) 523-3658; 4838 Prytania St., 895-0581; www.zarasmarket.com
The seafood platter includes fried oysters, shrimp and catfish, fries and salad. Corn and crab chowder is made in house. No reservations. 4838 Prytania St.: breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily; 2042 Prytania St.: breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $


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