Mat and Naddie's
937 Leonidas St., 861-9600
The $10 weekday lunch buffet has salads, quiches and sliced meats, and the deck has a view of the levee and passing trains.
2917 Magazine St., 895-2500
Order a sandwich or salad and say hello to "Branche Dubois," the nickname for the live oak shading the courtyard.
912 Royal St., 412-8965
The French Quarter courtyard is elegant, and lunch is inexpensive with options like the serious muffuletta.
600 Poland Ave., 948-9111
Sunday evenings feature guest chefs cooking on grills and live music in the wine shop's lush overgrown garden.
3236 Magazine St., 891-1516
Buy boiled crawfish from Big Fisherman Seafood across the street and eat them in the tavern's beer garden.