St. James Cheese Co.
5004 Prytania St., 899-4737
The croque monsieur has a great bubbling cap of cheese and thick Texas toast-style slices.
217 Camp St., 587-7720
There is a bright burst of raspberry jam under the bread of the Monte Cristo.
500 Lafayette St., Gretna, 309-0680
Velvety Mornay sauce oozes from a crisp croque monsieur.
333 St. Charles Ave., 378-2840
Add a fried egg to make the croque monsieur a croque madame.
3226 Magazine St., 371-5809
The Monte Cristo with ham and turkey is pressed panino-style.