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Fall Restaurant Guide 2014: Metairie 

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

Acropolis Cuisine
3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-9046Gyro platters come with gyro meat, pita bread, tzatziki, Caesar salad and a side. Moussaka features layers of ground veal, eggplant, zucchini and potatoes baked in cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant
3501 Severn Ave., Suite 13, Metairie, (504) 304-8441; www.albashabr.com
See Northshore – Covington section for restaurant description.

Andrea's Restaurant
3100 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com
Rotisserie Long Island duck is served with plum sauce. House-made ravioli are filled with fresh pumpkin and topped with pumpkin and sage sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Andy's Bistro
3322 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie, (504) 455-7363; www.andybistro.com
Wood-fired redfish is served skin on with lemon-lime beurre blanc sauce and mushroom and vegetable relish. Steak NOLA is coated with blackening seasonings and served with barbecue shrimp and a choice of sides. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Atomic Burger
3934 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-7474; www.theatomicburger.com
The burger joint's signature dishes include the Jamburger topped with bacon-onion jam. House-made ice cream is flash-frozen with liquid nitrogen served in chilled milkshakes in flavors such as Nutella-marshmallow, wedding cake and salted caramel. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Austin's Seafood and Steakhouse
5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno.com
Filet Austin includes two tenderloin medallions topped with caramelized onions, grilled asparagus and creamed spinach. Pan-roasted Louisiana redfish is served with jumbo lump crabmeat, wild mushrooms and brabant potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Bear's Poboys at Gennaro's
3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226; www.bearspoboys.com
The New Orleans hamburger features a patty topped with roast beef, debris and Swiss cheese. The Ferdie po-boy includes slow-cooked roast beef, grilled ham and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Bevi Seafood Co.
4701 Airline Memorial Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-5003; www.beviseafoodco.com
Boiled seasonal seafood is available for dine-in or take-out. The oyster bar offers raw and char-grilled oysters. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Wed.-Sat. and Mon. Credit cards. $

Bistro Orleans
3431 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 304-1469
Big Easy barbecue shrimp are jumbo shrimp sauteed in New Orleans barbecue sauce and served with French bread. Bayou Des Allemands catfish comes with french fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon
4101 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, (504) 324-6841; www.bobbyheberts.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic-herb Cajun cream sauce and Parmesan and Romano cheeses. The menu also includes fried eggplant sticks, alligator-jalapeno kickers and many blackened items. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Bonefish Grill
4848 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9964; www.bonefishgrill.com
Fried Bang Bang shrimp are tossed in spicy cream sauce. Lily's chicken is grilled and topped with goat cheese, spinach and artichoke hearts in lemon basil sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Thu., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bravo! Cucina Italiana
3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-8828; www.bravoitalian.com
Chicken scaloppini features sauteed chicken, roasted portobello mushrooms, provolone, lemon-caper butter sauce, feta and tomatoes over herb linguine. Crispy Romano-breaded eggplant is topped with sauteed crawfish in fra diavolo sauce and served over angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Brooklyn Pizzeria
4301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-1288; www.eatbrooklyn.net
The Philly steak and cheese sandwich features sliced steak, onions and bell peppers. 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 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 840-0902; www.facebook.com/bucktownburgerfishco
The Bucktown burger features house-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 cheese sauteed in ouzo and olive oil and served with tomatoes and garlic sauce. Assorted meat kebabs are served with two sides such as 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
Grilled chicken salad features feta, black olives, tomato, cucumber and Greek dressing and comes with hummus, pita bread and basmati rice pilaf. The combo kebab plate includes chicken, minced lamb meatballs, beef kebab, hummus, salad, rice, pita bread and tzatziki. 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 vegetables. Seafood gumbo is loaded with shrimp, oysters and crab and served with French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe B
2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com
Creole crab dip is made with Lake Pontchartrain crabmeat, house-made Creole cream cheese and scallions, topped with chevre and served with toasted brioche. Grilled Gulf fish is served with roasted spaghetti squash, wild mushrooms and charred Vidalia onions and drizzled with aged balsamic and extra virgin olive oil. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe East
4628 Rye St., Metairie, (504) 888-0078; www.cafeeastnola.com
Honey-walnut shrimp are tossed with bell pepper in ginger-honey-soy glaze. General Tso's chicken is chopped chicken breast served with spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Equator
2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4772; www.cafeequator.com
Fried catfish is served with curry cream sauce with carrots, bamboo shoots, young peppercorns and Thai basil. Pad thai features shrimp or chicken sauteed with rice noodles, bean sprouts, green onions and egg in sweet-and-sour tamarind 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 grilled chicken, spinach, feta, avocado, sun-dried cranberries, glazed walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. The spinach artichoke panino is filled with grilled chicken, spinach, artichoke, provolone and Roma tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Caffe! Caffe!
3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com
Avocado salad features romaine lettuce, sliced avocado, Gorgonzola, walnuts, orange slices, red onions and mango vinaigrette. Grilled Caesar pita combines grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, seasoned croutons and Caesar dressing in warm pita bread. No reservations. Clearview Parkway: Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. N. Hullen Street: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Caffe Fresca
4441 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-2010; www.caffefresca.com
Trout St. John is speckled trout topped with shrimp, crawfish and mushroom sauce over angel hair pasta. Fresca salad features greens, avocado, tomato, cucumber, carrots and artichoke served with pita sticks. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cajun Grill & Bar
2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, Metairie, (504) 831-0095
The New Orleans sampler plate includes a cup of gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp Creole, red beans and rice and bread. The roast beef po-boy is slow-roasted beef round cooked in gravy. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Canseco's Market
1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-5979; www.cansecos.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. $

Chateau du Lac Bistro
2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-3773; www.chateaudulacbistro.com
Escargots are roasted in butter, garlic and fresh herbs. Duck confit Sarladine features a poached leg of duck served with roasted potatoes and truffle oil. Reservations recommended. 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 features 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
Stuffed Gumbo features a hand-battered and fried catfish fillet simmered in chicken, sausage, shrimp and crabmeat gumbo. Chicken Jefferson is a sauteed chicken breast topped with shrimp and crawfish cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

China Rose
3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 887-3295; www.chinaroseno.com
The China Rose special is a marinated half-duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. Spicy Mongolian beef is topped with hot garlic sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Churros Cafe
3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, (504) 885-6516
Shredded beef is simmered in red gravy and served with white rice and black beans. The Cuban sandwich combines ham, pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, butter and mustard on pressed French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

City Diner
3116 S. I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, (504) 831-1030; www.citydiner.biz
The Cajun omelet features crawfish, shrimp and Cajun cream sauce. Crabmeat au gratin combines crabmeat, peppers, onions, mixed cheeses and creamy cheese sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, 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, stuffed jalapeno poppers, onion rings, crab balls, stuffed shrimp, baby soft-shell crabs, popcorn shrimp, fried shrimp, fried oysters, fried catfish, salad and hushpuppies. The seafood platter po-boy is filled with shrimp, catfish, oysters, crab balls and french fries. 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
Shrimp and crawfish chimichanga is a fried burrito stuffed with shrimp and crawfish in cream sauce, Mexican rice and chili con queso and served with two sides. The churrascaria platter features skewers of marinated beef, chicken, jumbo shrimp, jalapeno sausage, peppers and onions with chipotle cream sauce, chimichurri, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Daisy Dukes
5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 883-5513; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

Deanie's Seafood
1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-4141; www.deanies.com
Bucktown Fresh Catch is the fish of the day grilled, broiled, blackened or fried. There's also the Bucktown Boil pizza, a white pizza featuring everything you'd find in a backyard boil — shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat — smothered in melted mozzarella. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Don's Seafood Hut
4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-1550; www.donsseafoodonline.com
Zydeco shrimp features fried shrimp on a bed of cabbage topped with sweet and spicy pepper jelly sauce. Don's Original Jacked Up oysters are char-broiled with bacon, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Dorignac's
710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com
Corn and crab soup is a cream-based soup with basil and oregano. Traditional crawfish etouffee is made from scratch. 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 Empire is a whole Maine lobster stuffed with oysters and mushrooms in onion cream sauce and served with pasta. Drago's signature char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$$

Drip 'n Sip
701 David Drive, Suite G, Metairie, (504) 733-3747; www.dripnsip.com
The supreme BLT combines hickory-smoked bacon, mayonnaise, avocado, romaine lettuce and tomato served on a warm croissant. The spicy Cuban sandwich is made with thin-sliced ham, slow-roasted marinated pork, pepper Jack cheese, pickled jalapenos and Creole mustard on pressed French bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Fausto's Bistro
530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7121; www.faustosbistro.com
Pesce Siciliana features a fillet of fish sauteed in herbed and white wine-lemon sauce and topped with shrimp and Italian herbs. Veal scaloppini is veal sauteed with extra virgin olive oil, mushrooms and artichoke hearts and topped with lemon cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

French Press Coffeehouse
3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 598-5274; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.com
See Kenner section for restaurant description.

Frosty's Cafe
3400 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-9600
Com bo luc lac is marinated flank steak served with rice, lettuce, tomato and house sauce. Pho tai nam is topped with eye round brisket. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 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 is topped with melted mozzarella and comes with pasta, salad or vegetables. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$$

The Galley Restaurant
2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955; www.thegalleyseafood.com
Shrimp and grits features shrimp sauteed in butter sauce and served over cornbread. Blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat and shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Gambino's Bakery
4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-7500; www.gambinos.com
Signature doberge cakes feature six layers of butter cake with cooked custard filling. Praline pecan pie is a twist on the Southern classic. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Giorlando's Restaurant
741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-8593; www.giorlandos.com
Mama G's eggplant features lightly battered eggplant 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. $$

Guillory's Deli & Tamales
3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, (504) 833-1390; www.guillorysdeliandtamales.com
Mr. G's burger is a house-ground chuck patty topped with house-made chili. The hot tamale sandwich is topped with chili and cheese on French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Harbor Bar & Grill
3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 832-4117; www.theharborbarandgrill.com
The filet special features an 8-ounce steak, potatoes and string beans. The Harbor burger is a 12-ounce patty topped with melted cheddar on po-boy bread or a bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. 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 special comes with smoked sausage or a breaded pork chop. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Houston's Restaurant
4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-2301; www.hillstone.com
Cedar plank salmon comes with Creole mustard sauce, coleslaw and vine-ripened tomatoes. Shrimp Louie salad combines jumbo poached shrimp, avocado, teardrop tomatoes and herbs over a lettuce wedge. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Impastato's Restaurant
3400 16th St., Metairie, (504) 455-1545; www.impastatos.com
Soft-shell Marcello is a soft-shell crab topped with crabmeat, shrimp and lemon butter. A 10-ounce filet mignon is smoked over pecan wood and broiled. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Jam's Po-Boys & Catering
612 Sena Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-5882; www.jams- poboys.com
The all-you-can-eat catfish platter comes with salad and french fries or potato salad. Roast beef po-boys are made with thin-sliced roast beef in gravy. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

Jeff's Creole Grille
5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-7992; www.jeffscreolegrille.com
Grilled redfish is served with white wine lemon butter and grilled vegetables. The grilled shrimp dinner comes with steamed rice, grilled vegetables and lemon-butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Jigger's Bar and Grill
1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555
The Ultimate quesadilla is two quesadillas — one filled with blackened chicken and cheddar, one with roasted corn, black bean salsa and cheddar — pressed together with cheddar cheese. The Jigger burger is stuffed with pepper Jack cheese and topped with tasso and hot sausage. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Kanno California Sushi Bar
3205 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5730; www.kannosushi.com
The Elvis roll combines salmon, avocado and snow crab and has blue crab on top. The Godzilla roll features shrimp tempura, cream cheese and snow crab and is topped with spicy tuna and crunchy flakes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Knuckleheads Eatery
3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858
The Knuckle sandwich is a burger topped with blue cheese and bacon and served with fries. 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
There is a menu of prepared dishes as well as Korean-style barbecue, which diners can cook on tabletop grills. Spicy dubukimchi features stir-fried pork and poached tofu with kimchi. Samgyupsal is broiled 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. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards and checks. $

The Kupcake Factory
911 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 570-6420; www.thekupcakefactory.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

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.lagersmetairie.draftfreak.com
Grilled ahi tuna is served on a salad of spinach, chopped walnuts, goat cheese, red onions and tomatoes. The Philly cheese steak wrap features thinly sliced steak, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese with spicy jus. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Langenstein's
800 Metairie Road, Suite G, Metairie, (504) 831-6682; www.langensteins.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Legacy Kitchen
759 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-5231; www.legacykitchen.com
Tuna tango salad is made with seared ahi tuna, avocado, mango, macadamia nuts, wontons, ginger-lime dressing and greens. Lemon ice box pie is made from scratch with a Nilla wafer and nut crust, topped with fresh whipped cream. 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 special po-boy features Cajun turkey breast, Chisesi ham, roast beef and Swiss and American cheeses served hot on Leidenheimer French bread. The Saints special breakfast sandwich consists of two eggs, a choice of ham, applewood-smoked bacon or sausage and cheese on a bun, toast or French bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mark Twain's Pizza Landing
2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com
Life on the Mississippi pizza includes pepperoni, Canadian bacon, Italian sausage, mushrooms, black olives, green bell pepper, red onion, jalapenos and anchovies. Barbecue chicken pizza is topped with grilled chicken, tomatoes, green peppers, onions and barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Martin Wine Cellar
714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7300; www.martinwine.com
The European salad is made with prosciutto, baby arugula, dried cranberries, toasted pine nuts, shaved Parmagiano-Reggiano and sherry vinaigrette. The smoked salmon BLT comes with bacon, arugula, tomatoes and wasabi mayonnaise on toasted sourdough. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

Melius Bar & Cafe
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
The cordon bleu burger features a half-pound ground sirloin patty topped with Creole mustard, ham and Swiss cheese. The jalapeno burger is piled high 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) 780-7500; www.order- milanosmetairie.com
Spinach pizza features garlic-butter sauce, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and mozzarella and feta cheeses. Greek salad includes lettuce, tomato, red onion, bell pepper, Kalamata olives, feta and sun-dried tomato dressing. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House
3117 21st St., Metairie, (504) 833-6310; www.mredsoysterbar.com
The Fish House seafood platter for two includes shrimp, Gulf oysters and two stuffed crabs. Char-broiled oysters are topped with garlic butter and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Ed's Restaurant
1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.austinsno.com
See Kenner section for restaurant description.

Mr. Gyros Greek Restaurant
3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9228; www.mrgyros.org
Moussaka combines eggplant, potatoes, meat sauce and bechamel. The gyros plate comes with roasted potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Roo's Deli & Catering
3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4010; www.mrroosdeli.com
Grilled ahi tuna tops angel hair pasta in garlic-butter sauce and is served with salad and bread. Mr. Roo's special po-boy combines ham, turkey and house-cooked roast beef dressed with mayonnaise, tomato, lettuce and pickles. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mizado Cocina
5080 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 885-5555; www.mizadococina.com
The tamale de pato features slow-roasted Peking duck, salsa borracha, pineapple-jalapeno glaze, crema, Cotija cheese and cilantro. Atun tiradito includes sliced raw Gulf tuna, citrus ponzu, melon, avocado, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeno and roasted pumpkin seeds. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Morning Call
3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068
Beignets are made with the same recipe Morning Call has used since the first restaurant opened in the French Market in 1870. The short menu of Creole dishes includes red beans and rice. 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.

New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Co.
3005 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4130; www.nocbc.com
The cafe offers coffee and espresso drinks, frozen cafe au lait and blended Frostbite drinks. Chocolate beignets are served hot. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks.  $

Nor-Joe Importing Company
505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9240; www.norjoe.com
The muffuletta features Italian meats, cheeses and olive salad on Sicilian sesame bread. 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.

Ohana Modern Fusion Sushi Bar
3559 18th St., Metairie, (504) 888-4568; www.ohananola.com
Chicken and shrimp are stir-fried with vegetables and mango in spicy red sauce. The Thunder roll combines lobster salad, tempura shrimp, avocado and caviar in soybean paper topped with eel sauce and chef's sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Oscar's Lounge & Restaurant
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540; www.oscarsoldmetairie.com
The house burger features a hand-formed half-pound beef patty and comes with a stuffed baked potato. House-cooked roast beef goes in a po-boy dressed with gravy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Paradise Cafe
3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-4141; www.paradisecafeandgifts.com
The Paradise Club sandwich is filled with turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomato and mayonnaise. The chef's salad is topped with ham, turkey, bacon, tomato, egg and cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Parran's Po-Boys & Restaurant
3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www.parranspoboys.com
Parran's seafood muffuletta includes fried shrimp, catfish and oysters dressed with Cajun mayonnaise. Po-boy fillings include roast beef, meatballs, hot sausage, veal, blackened shrimp and more. 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
Baked goods include blueberry and strawberry scones and chocolate-filled eclairs. Gluten-free beignets are available every other Saturday. 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 build-a-burger menu offers a choice of patty (Angus beef, turkey, portobello), bun (white, whole wheat, French bread), toppings (coleslaw, peanut butter, sauteed mushrooms), cheese, sauce and more. The Fat City features a battered and fried Black Angus patty stuffed with cheddar cheese and topped with lettuce, tomato and a fried egg. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pho NOLA
3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com
Pork belly bao features braised pork belly with sweet hoisin glaze and scallions stuffed in an rice bun. Crawfish pad thai is made with crawfish tails, tofu, bean sprouts, scallions and egg stir-fried with sweet and tangy sauce and garnished with cilantro, peanuts and red pepper flakes. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Pho Orchid
1401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 301-3368; 3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 457-4188; www.pho-orchid.com
Bo tai chanh features lemon-marinated medium-rare sliced beef with onion, lime and plum sauce. Bun bo hue is a spicy beef noodle soup served with basil, bean sprouts, lime and jalapenos. Reservations accepted at Houma Boulevard only. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Phoenicia Restaurant
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-9950
Chicken shawarma features chicken breast marinated with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and herbs. T-bone steak is marinated overnight with a house blend of seasonings. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pizza Florence
4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7888; www.pizzaflorence.net
The Florence Supreme pizza is covered with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives and mozzarella. Fettuccine Alfredo can be topped with chicken or shrimp. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Porter & Luke's
1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 875-4555; www.porterandlukes.com
Eggplant Vincent fills a skinned, hollowed-out, deep-fried eggplant with shrimp, crawfish and green peppers in cream sauce and comes with angel hair pasta. A fried half chicken is served with french fries or potatoes. Reservations recommended. 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
The Campagnola panino stacks grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, lettuce, tomato, provolone cheese and pesto aioli on sourdough or wheat bread. Frappes are available in vanilla-creme caramel and cocoa-mocha flavors. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

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

R&O's Restaurant
216 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 831-1248
The roast beef po-boy is served on a toasted sesame loaf with brown gravy or red gravy and cheese. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crawfish, crabs and oysters. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Radosta's Restaurant & Deli
249 Aris Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-1537The Cajun Delight po-boy is filled with crawfish cakes and fried green tomatoes dressed in remoulade, romaine and green onions. Angela's special po-boy features boneless pork chops topped with sweet and sour sauce, grilled bell peppers and onions. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Restaurant Cypress
4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-6885; www.restaurantcypress.com
Slow-roasted duck comes with huckleberry sauce and 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. Jumbo lump crab cakes are topped with two poached eggs and hollandaise and served with potatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Rolls-N-Bowls
605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; www.rollsnbowlsnola.com
Brisket goes in pho with vermicelli, onions and cilantro. The grilled shrimp vermicelli bowl includes lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, cabbage, roasted peanuts and cilantro. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Roman's Greek Xpress
3620 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 875-3444; www.romansgreekexpress.com
The chicken shawarma Greek salad consists of romaine lettuce, feta cheese, Roma tomatoes, Kalamata olives, cucumber and garlic-mint dressing. The combination plate features hummus, Greek salad, basmati rice, chicken shawarma and gyro meat and comes with house-baked pita bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Romano Italian Street Food
4620 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 872-9992; www.myromano.com
Fat City Marinara steak pasta features skirt steak, marinara, peppers, onions and garlic over pasta. Rotolos are baked wraps with fillings such as pepperoni and creamy artichoke mix topped with Romano cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Royal Blend Coffee & Tea
204 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-7779Mandarin chicken salad combines chicken breast, tomato wedges, red onion, toasted almonds, Mandarin oranges, spring greens and citrus vinaigrette. The Mid-City panino features honey mustard, avocado, turkey, Swiss cheese, bacon and lettuce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Ruth's Chris Steak House
3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-3600 www.ruthschris.com
Steaks such as the signature filet mignon are seared in an 1,800-degree broiler and served with sizzling butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features shrimp sauteed in reduced white wine, butter and garlic and served over garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Sake Cafe
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 779-7253; www.sakecafela.com
The A&M roll features tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab stick, lettuce and cucumber in rice paper and is served with ponzu dipping sauce. The Utah roll combines shrimp tempura, snow crab and cream cheese and is topped with tuna, avocado and eel 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
The roast beef po-boy features slow-cooked beef ladled with its own gravy. The chicken cordon bleu sandwich combines ham, fried chicken breast, Swiss cheese and honey mustard. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sandro's Trattoria
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7784; www.sandrostrattoria.com
Seafood cannelloni is stuffed with crawfish and crabmeat and served on angel hair pasta with seafood Alfredo sauce. House-made crab cakes are served on angel hair primavera with garlic-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Semolina
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 37, Metairie, (504) 454-7930; www.semolina.com
Shrimp Roban features sauteed shrimp over shell pasta with cream sauce, green onions and parsley. Cheeseburger pasta includes ground beef, onions, 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
Teishoku, or the Japanese "businessman's lunch" special, includes an appetizer, choice of entree (mackerel, salmon, chicken, beef, tempura or sushi), sashimi, egg custard, miso soup, pickles and steamed rice. The Utah roll is filled with shrimp tempura, snow crab, cream cheese, tuna and avocado and is topped with eel sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Short Stop Po Boys
119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboysno.com
The roast beef po-boy features beef slow cooked in its own juices served on French bread. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crabmeat and okra. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Siamese Thai Cuisine
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-8752; www.siamesecuisine.com
Honey duckling is marinated and deep-fried duck served with honey sauce. Pineapple fried rice features shrimp, chicken, egg and cashews served in a pineapple shell. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

Soho Asian Cuisine
601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-2266; www.sohoasiancuisine.com
The pan-Asian menu includes sushi, Japanese and Chinese dishes. Crispy Peking duck comes with scallions and hoisin sauce. The two-ways flounder is available either stir fried or deep-fried. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Stepbrothers Bar & Grill
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856
The Cowboy burger is topped with bacon, cheddar, two onion rings, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, pickles, lettuce and tomatoes. The Super Club sandwich combines ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato on white or wheat bread. Both come with chips or fries. 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.

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine
923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, (504) 836-6859; www.facebook.com/tajnola
Naurattan korma features vegetables in cashew and turmeric sauce. Louisiana jumbo shrimp are served in fresh herb-tomato sauce. Reservations accepted. 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.

Tokyo Bistro
5024 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4288 www.tokyobistrometairie.com
The Rocking roll combines tempura shrimp, asparagus and avocado topped with snow crab, eel sauce and tempura butter. The Po-boy roll features deep-fried soft-shell crab, shrimp tempura, cream cheese, crawfish, cucumber and lettuce wrapped in soybean paper and served with eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Vega Tapas Cafe
2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com
Paella de la Vega has shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Barbacoas combine Gulf shrimp and spicy chorizo cream in puff pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$

Vincent's Italian Cuisine
4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com
House-made cannelloni is stuffed with ground veal, spinach and Parmesan, baked in Alfredo sauce and topped with house-made tomato sauce. Creamy corn and crab bisque is served in a toasted bread bowl. Reservations accepted. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

The Vintage Garden Kitchen
925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie, (504) 620-2495; www.vintagegardenkitchen.org
Vegan roasted butternut squash soup has roasted beets, coconut milk and orange zest. Balsamic salad comes with tomato, bell pepper, onion, carrot, spiced pecans, apples, chevre and strawberry-balsamic vinaigrette. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

Well
Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 593-6955; www.wellcompany.com
A selection of organic smoothies include pumpkin spice, which consists of pureed pumpkin, cinnamon, unsweetened almond milk and local, raw honey. There's a menu of gluten-free soups, wraps and sandwiches. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and Checks. $

Whole Foods Market
3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-8225; www.wholefoodsmarket.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.


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