Brocato's Eat Dat
8480 Morrison Road, 309-3465
This bastion of the blackened and smothered is well hidden in eastern New Orleans.
930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-2123
Enjoy upscale and inventive interpretations of Acadiana roots cooking.
K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
416 Chartres St., 596-2530
The menu ranges globally but comes home to chef Paul Prudhomme's Cajun country flavors.
Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine St., 524-3386
The cafe is steeped in tradition and replete with Cajun seafood dishes.
Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse & Restaurant
769 W. 5th St., LaPlace, (985) 652-9990
Upriver and worth the drive, a casual cafe is attached to an artisan smokehouse.