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Fall Restaurant Guide 2014: Gretna 

Beef Connection
501 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 366-3275
The dinner menu features a la cart steaks such as the Angus beef filet mignon topped with hot drawn butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are served in peppery sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Common Grounds
335 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 227-2200; www.commongroundsgretna.com
Artichoke Amelia features deep-fried artichoke croquettes with remoulade. Asian-Cajun wings are marinated, Cajun-spiced and deep-fried chicken wings are served with sweet Thai chili sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Cucos
2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 393-7766; www.cucosmex.com
Burrito Gigante is a 12-inch burrito filled with Mexican rice, black beans, ground beef, shredded chicken and cheese and topped with chili and salsa. El Presidente includes beef and cheese enchiladas, mini chimichangas, a beef taco, beans and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

De-No Seafood
505 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 362-4608; www.facebook.com/deno-seafood
The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, catfish, oysters, stuffed crab and two sides. Blackened redfish is served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DiMartino's Famous New Orleans Muffulettas
1788 Carol Sue Ave., Gretna, (504) 392-7589; www.dimartinos.com
The menu includes muffulettas, po-boys, seafood platters, grilled fish dishes and po-boy meal combos. Chicken parmigiana features fried chicken breast topped with cheese and red sauce served over pasta. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Ditali's Pizza
8160 Belle Chasse Hwy., Belle Chasse, (504) 393-1160; Oakwood Center, 197 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 366-2882; www.ditalis.com
The pizza turnover is a calzone stuffed with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, ham, mozzarella and marinara. Three-cheese baked ziti is made with ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella. Reservation and delivery policies and hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Gambino's Bakery
300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 391-0600; www.gambinos.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description. Gretna: breakfast and lunch daily.

Gattuso's Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant
435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-1114; www.gattusos.net
The spinach and feta salad includes feta, red onions, pecans and raisins, and chicken is an optional addition. The roast beef po-boy is topped with gravy and Swiss on toasted French bread and served with fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$

Hoa Hong/9 Roses
1100 Stephens St., Gretna, (504) 366-7665; www.ninerosesrestaurant.com
Hot-and-sour soup features a choice of fish, shrimp or chicken in tangy broth with tomatoes, pineapple and okra. Diners can order beef, squid or shrimp to cook fondue-style at their table and wrap in rice paper with herbs and sweet and spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Huey P's Pizzeria
139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 366-1818; www.hueyps.com
Barbecue shrimp and grits features barbecue shrimp on creamy cheese grits with a grilled biscuit. Who Dat pizza is topped with tomato sauce, ground beef, prosciutto, onion, mushrooms, tomato, pepperoncini and cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

O'Briens Grille
2020 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 391-7229; www.obriensgrille.com
Parmesan-crusted Gulf fish is served with whipped potatoes, sauteed baby spinach, jumbo lump crabmeat and beurre blanc. Artichoke cheesecake is topped with oysters sauteed in butter, garlic and white wine. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Pho Tau Bay
113 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 368-9846
This casual restaurant offers a large menu of Vietnamese staples, including spring rolls, pho with many meat and seafood toppings, rice and noodle dishes and more. Pho tai soup comes with medium-rare beef and rice noodles. Combination pho includes sliced beef and pork in beef broth with noodles and herbs. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Red Maple
1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 367-0935; www.theredmaple.com
Gulf fish Ponchartrain is a broiled fillet topped with crabmeat and mushroom sherry sauce and served with a side. Crabmeat Remick is made of jumbo lump crab, bacon, mayonnaise, tomatoes, chili powder, celery salt and tarragon served with toasted crostini. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

The Red Palace
1025 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 366-7071
Soft-shell crab can be topped with crawfish sauce. Fried Shanghai chicken is dipped in panko breadcrumbs and sesame seeds and served with tungcho sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

Saffron NOLA
505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 6, Gretna, (504) 363-2174; www.saffronnola.com
Raarha masala goat is bone-in and marinated in yogurt sauce and served with aged basmati rice. Tamarind shrimp features jumbo shrimp in signature tamarind sauce with French bread. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Specialty Italian Bistro
2330 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 391-1090; www.specialtyitalianbistro.com
Eggplant and shrimp are smothered in creamy seafood sauce and served with capellini and marinara or fettuccine Alfredo. Chicken Parmesan is served over a bed of pasta and topped with marinara and a blend of Parmesan, Romano and mozzarella cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Tan Dinh
1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 361-8008
Canh ga chien are fried chicken wings tossed in garlic butter, tamarind sauce or lemon grass sauce. Lemon grass chicken fills a banh mi. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Thanh Thanh Restaurant
131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678; www.t2restaurant.com
Mama's pad thai noodles are stir-fried with onions, garlic, bean sprouts, peanuts and spicy sauce and served with a choice of chicken or shrimp. Rockin' beef features cubed flank steak sauteed with onions, tomatoes, celery, garlic and special sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Tony Mandina's Restaurant
1915 Pratt St., Gretna, (504) 362-2010; www.tonymandinas.com
Eggplant Dominic features eggplant medallions stacked with crabmeat and shrimp dressing, topped with shrimp Alfredo sauce and served over linguine. Kolette's turtle soup is made with snapping turtle meat. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Map of Gretna restaurants


Arabi/Chalmette/New Orleans East | Bywater | CBD | Carrollton/University

Citywide | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter | Gentilly/Lakefront

Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge | Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview

Metairie | Mid-City/Treme | Uptown | Warehouse District

Northshore: Abita Springs | Covington | Madisonville | Mandeville | Outskirts | Slidell

West Bank: Algiers | Gretna | Harvey | Marrero | Outskirts



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