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Fall Restaurant Guide 2013: Warehouse District 

click to enlarge Chef Nick Hufft presents a Big Kid grilled cheese sandwich at Barcadia.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Chef Nick Hufft presents a Big Kid grilled cheese sandwich at Barcadia.

7 On Fulton
Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans Hotel, 701 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 525-7555; www.7onfulton.com
New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features peppery butter sauce made with blonde ale and is served with grilled crostini. Fried green tomatoes come with jumbo lump crabmeat tossed in house-made white remoulade. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The American Sector
The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940; www.nationalww2museum.org/american-sector
The Perfect Pig po-boy features locally sourced pork shoulder, belly and ham and is dressed with pickled vegetables, herbs and spicy mayonnaise. The American burger features an 8-ounce beef patty, Benton's bacon, Texas sweet onion rings and pepper Jack cheese on a bun. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Back To The Garden
833 Howard Ave., (504) 299-8792
Vegetarian tacos feature two crunchy taco shells filled with zesty vegetarian red bean chili, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, alfalfa sprouts and avocado. Stuffed avocados have a tuna, chicken or egg salad filling with tomato, carrots, alfalfa sprouts and seeds on green leaf lettuce. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Barcadia
601 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 335-1740; www.barcadianeworleans.com
The K.G.B. burger is topped with sharp cheddar cheese, praline bacon, a fried egg, lettuce and tomato. Wisconsin cheese curds are topped with onions and served with either marinara or jalapeno ranch. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $$

Bittersweet Confections
725 Magazine St., (504) 523-2626; www.bittersweetconfections.com
On Saturday mornings, the Belgian waffle special features a waffle bar with toppings including fruit, chocolate chips, nuts, whipped cream and syrup. The salted caramel cupcake is made with Tahitian vanilla batter, salted caramel mousse, caramel buttercream frosting and sea salt. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-7675; www.cochonbutcher.com
The roasted turkey sandwich is completed with tomato, arugula, fontina cheese and basil pesto on seven-grain bread. The Cubano features pressed roasted pork, Swiss cheese, ham, pickles and mustard on a roll. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Cafe Adelaide and Swizzle Stick Bar
Loews New Orleans Hotel, 300 Poydras St., (504) 595-3305; www.cafeadelaide.com
The shrimp and tasso corn dog features skewered jumbo shrimp dipped in tasso batter and fried, then served with pickled okra and five pepper jelly and Crystal butter. Crackling-dusted duck confit is served with bacon- and onion-glazed Brussels sprouts and charred jalapeno jelly. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe at The Square
500 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-7831; www.cafeatthesquare.com
The grilled chicken sandwich is topped with queso fresco and chimichurri and comes with a choice of side. Hand-formed crab cakes come with salad and fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Capdeville
520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com
The focaccia BLT is layered with bacon, local micro greens, Creole tomatoes and sun-dried tomato aioli. Pickled shrimp are served with roasted red and gold beets tossed in tzatziki. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Carmo
527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132; www.cafecarmo.com
The rico is a grilled plantain patty topped with melted panela cheese, spicy pork, salsa fresca, avocado and tangy sweet rico sauce. Esmeralda salad features quinoa, black beans, corn, peppers and cilantro tossed with coconut-chili-lime vinaigrette and is topped with toasted pumpkin seeds and Cotija cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cibugnu
709 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-8986; www.cibugnu.com
Ravioli filled with sweet corn mousse, charred corn kernel and mascarpone are served with roasted garlic cream, warm blueberries, scallions, olio verde and Pecorino Romano. Calamari is stuffed with Italian sausage and served over chickpea polenta with gremolata. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjeski update Cajun cuisine, including boucherie and seafood dishes. The Louisiana cochon plate combines pork, turnips, cabbage and cracklings. Fried alligator is served with chili-garlic aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-7600; www.desivegasteaks.com
Hand-cut New York strip steaks are topped with butter and served sizzling. The blackened tuna Napoleon features yellowfin tuna, avocado, daikon sprouts and wasabi aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Dino's Bar & Grill
1128 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 558-0900
Grilled tuna is served atop a salad of mixed greens dressed with feta vinaigrette. The Philly cheese steak features slices of sirloin and grilled onions and peppers wrapped in a spinach tortilla. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Drago's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., (504) 584-3911; www.dragosrestaurant.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Emeril's Restaurant
800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleans
Chef Emeril Lagasse's flagship restaurant offers his bold-flavored take on contemporary New Orleans cuisine. Yellowfin tuna butter lettuce cups come with pork belly confit, hoisin, jalapenos and crisp rice noodles. Barbecue shrimp is served with a petite rosemary biscuit. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Ernst Cafe
600 S. Peters St., (504) 525-8544; www.ernstcafe.net
Shrimp Creole in savory tomato sauce is served over white rice. The Ernster po-boy combines roast beef debris and fried oysters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Gordon Biersch
200 Poydras St., (504) 552-2739; www.gordonbiersch.com
Miso mahi is served with quinoa kale pilaf and features miso-glazed fish with marinated shiitake mushrooms, finished with lime-infused soy butter sauce. The Kobe black-and-blue burger features a patty topped with blue cheese sauce, tomato, grilled red onion and romaine lettuce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Grand Isle
575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com
Chef Mark Falgout's southern Louisiana cooking includes fisherman's stew with the fish of the day, oysters, mussels, shrimp, vegetables and brown rice. Chili butter baked fish is cooked with garlic, chilies and lemon zest. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Herbsaint Bar and Restaurant
701 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-4114; www.herbsaint.com
House-made spaghetti is tossed with house-cured guanciale and a poached and fried farm egg. Louisiana shrimp are served with Calasparra rice, artichokes and maitake mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Horinoya
920 Poydras St., (504) 561-8914
Tuna tataki is seared tuna sliced thin and drizzled with house sauce. The hot rock appetizer is thinly sliced beef cooked at the table in hot broth. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Indulge Island Grill
845 Carondelet St., (504) 609-2240; www.indulgeislandgrill.com
Fish tacos are three soft tortillas filled with blackened whitefish with mango-jalapeno coleslaw, avocado, cilantro and lime with black beans on the side. Crawfish flatbread is topped with crawfish cream sauce, peppered bacon, feta and shredded cheeses, tomatoes and spinach. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Jamba Juice
930 Poydras St., (504) 304-4210; www.jambajuice.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

La Boca
857 Fulton St., (504) 525-8205; www.labocasteaks.com
House-made fettuccine comes with veal meatballs, a sauce made with squash and a drizzle of rosemary-pine nut oil. Arugula salad consists of watermelon, bacon, blue cheese and watermelon vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Lucky Rooster
515 Baronne St., (504) 529-5825; www.luckyroosternola.com
The menu includes a mix of Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean dishes and there are house-made sodas (available in "tiger " versions with a shot of vodka). Crunchy shrimp spring rolls are served with lemon grass dipping sauce. The Happy Mandarin salad combines five-spice chicken, goat cheese, sesame wontons, arugula and sesame-soy vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurfers.com
Todos Santos fish tacos feature fried or grilled mahi mahi in flour or corn tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and avocado relish and come with a side of Lucy's sauce, rice and beans. The Fiesta burger is an 8-ounce patty between crispy tortillas with melted cheese, jalapenos, pico de gallo and shredded lettuce. It's served with salad, fries or sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Manning's
519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans.com/restaurants/mannings-eat-
drink-cheer The Archie burger is topped with aged cheddar cheese, applewood-smoked bacon and caramelized onions on a toasted brioche bun. Redfish courtbouillon features crab, shrimp and oysters over Louisiana popcorn rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Mulate's Cajun Restaurant
201 Julia St., (504) 522-1492; www.mulates.com
Catfish Mulate's is grilled, topped with crawfish etouffee and served with jambalaya, sauteed vegetables and a twice-baked potato. The blackened fish of the day is served with a skewer of grilled Gulf shrimp, sauteed vegetables and a twice-baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Ohm
601 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 335-1740; www.ohm-lounge.com
Ohm is a modern Asian-styled cocktail lounge. The menu features Japanese-style karaage chicken, which is brined in ginger-garlic vinaigrette and pan seared. O.M.G. shrimp features crispy Gulf shrimp with sweet chili aioli and toasted coconut. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Peche Seafood Grill
800 Magazine St., (504) 522-1744; www.pecherestaurant.com
Fish sticks are lightly fried in LA 31 batter and served with tartar sauce. Grilled whole speckled trout with salsa verde is one of the changing daily whole fish specials for two or more to share. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Pie Pizza & Pastas
814 S. Peters St., (504) 528-2743; www.piepizzaandpastas.com
The chicken club features marinated chicken, smoked bacon, black forest ham, mozzarella and sun-dried tomato aioli. The Greek-accented margherita pizza is topped with marinated artichokes, roasted garlic, baby spinach, black olives, tomatoes, feta and garlic butter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rene Bistrot
700 Tchoupitoulas St., 504) 613-2350; www.renebistrotneworleans.com
Sea scallops and drum are served over leeks with porcini vinaigrette. Crisp-fried oysters are accompanied by mirliton coleslaw and french fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RioMar
800 S. Peters St., (504) 525-3474; www.riomarseafood.com
The menu includes Spanish and Latin American dishes and several styles of ceviche. Gambas al ajillo features Gulf shrimp seasoned with Spanish paprika, chili flakes and citrus and sauteed with garlic and white wine. Pan-seared Louisiana black drum is served with Gulf shrimp Madera relleno, mirliton-coconut relish and salsa Criolla. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Rock-N-Sake
823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com
The Upside Down roll combines fresh salmon and snow crab in a roll topped with fresh tuna that's flipped onto a hot plate and served with jalapeno-garlic sauce and tempura flakes. The Rainbow seafood salad features tuna, yellowtail, salmon, cucumbers, avocado, smelt roe, green onions and ponzu sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Root
200 Julia St., (504) 252-9480; www.rootnola.com
Sweet tea country-fried chicken wings are served with a miso-butterscotch country biscuit with sweet potato sorghum butter and smoked onion buttermilk dressing. Black lacquered duck is served with wild mushrooms, snap peas, rutabaga sardalaise, pickled red pearl onions and pan jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Ruth's Chris Steak House
Harrah's Hotel, 525 Fulton St., (504) 587-7099; www.ruthschris.com
The New York strip is a USDA Prime cut cooked in a special broiler and served in sizzling butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features shrimp sauteed in reduced white wine, butter and garlic and served over roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Sainte Marie
930 Poydras St., Suite 101, (504) 304-6988; www.saintemarienola.com
The Louisiana fried-oyster salad features lime- and cornmeal-crusted oysters with mashed avocado, watercress and green apple julienne. Sam's Yak A Mein combines braised beef, chicken, shrimp, egg noodles and a soft-boiled egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri., dinner Sat., lunch and dinner Sundays for New Orleans Saints home games. Credit cards. $$

The Soda Shop
National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940; www.nationalww2museum.com/American-sector/the-soda-shop
Chef John Besh puts an upscale twist on the classic soda shop. The American burger is topped with Jack cheese, Benton's bacon and onion rings. Milkshakes are a signature item. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit Cards. $

Sun Ray Grill
1051 Annunciation St., (504)-566-0021; www.sunraygrill.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Tivoli & Lee
The Hotel Modern, 2 Lee Circle, (504) 962-0909; www.tivoliandlee.com
Half a roasted chicken comes with dirty spaetzle, sweet tea glaze and greens. The pied du cochon is served with braised collard greens, bacon and cane syrup cotton candy. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Tomas Bistro
755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942; www.tomasbistro.com
Tournedos of beef Marchand de Vin features twin beef tenderloin medallions with roasted fingerling potatoes, sauteed spinach and Burgundy-thyme sauce. Duck Julia includes roasted duck breast and confit duck leg, wild rice, Swiss chard and raspberry fig sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tommy's Cuisine
746 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-1103; www.tommysneworleans.com
Tommy's combines Italian and Creole cuisines. Pollo di Parma is a sauteed chicken breast deglazed with red wine and topped with prosciutto, eggplant, mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh basil. The fillet of fish maison is topped with meuniere sauce and jumbo lump crab and comes with brabant potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tommy's Wine Bar
752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790; www.tommysneworleans.com
Tommy's Wine Bar offers 20 wines by the glass and a list of 150 bottles. Diners can order items from the menu of the adjoining restaurant, Tommy's Cuisine. It includes oysters Tommy, which are baked on the half-shell and topped with Romano cheese, pancetta and roasted red peppers. No reservations. Credit cards. Dinner daily. $$

Ugly Dog Saloon
401 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 569-8459; www.uglydogsaloon.net
Ugly Dog serves barbecue, burgers, sandwiches and po-boys. Plates of house-smoked pulled pork, beef brisket or pork spare ribs come with chips, eggless potato salad, coleslaw or macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon-Sat. Credit cards. $

Vic's Kangaroo Cafe
636 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 524-4329This Australian outpost serves a menu of sandwiches and burgers. Shepherd's pie is filled with ground beef and topped with garlic mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese. Prime rib dinner is the special on Mondays. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

W.I.N.O.
610 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 324-8000; www.winoschool.com
This wine bar's menu of small plates includes grape leaves sprinkled with feta. Debbie Does Doberge baked goods, such as chocolate-covered red velvet cake balls, also are available. No Reservations. Lunch and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Warehouse Grille
869 Magazine St., (504) 322-2188; www.warehousegrille.com
This bar and grill offers a long list of craft beers, including many by Louisiana brewers. Warehouse oysters are fried oysters tossed with barbecue sauce, topped with bacon, blue cheese and green onions and served with ranch dressing. St. Chuck duck features shredded duck meat, balsamic reduction, cheddar cheese, sauted onions and currant chutney on toasted sourdough bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Wolfe's in the Warehouse
New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 613-2882; www.marriott.com
Herbed jumbo shrimp are served over linguine with tomato, bacon, spinach and Parmesan cheese. The 8-ounce applewood-smoked beef tenderloin comes with au gratin potatoes, baby carrots and caramelized shallot demi-glace. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$


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Gentilly/Lakefront | Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge | Kenner | Lakeview | Metairie

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