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Gambit's 2014 Spring Restaurant Guide: G 

GG'S Dine-O-Rama
3100 Magazine St., (504) 373-6579;
www.ggsneworleans.com
Get in My Belly features cider-braised pork belly glazed with sweet onion-apple barbecue sauce on toasted ciabatta and served with a sweet and spicy mustard, house pickle chips, fried red tomato, arugula and grilled red onions. A lump crab cake is served over a salad of arugula, roasted corn, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, Neuske's applewood-smoked bacon lardons and walnut-grain mustard vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Sat., lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

GW Fins
808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467;
www.gwfins.com
Chef Tenney Flynn offers a mix of local and cold-water fish and shellfish. Lobster dumplings are served with lobster butter, fennel and tomato concasse. Scalibut features scallops and halibut and is served with Maine lobster risotto, sugar snap peas and pea shoot butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Galatoire's
33 Bar and Steak215 Bourbon St., (504) 335-3932;
www.galatoires33barandsteak.com
This traditional steak house offers a la carte steaks (7-ounce filet, 16-ounce New York strip, 23-ounce T-bone) and sauces (bearnaise, au poivre, marchands de vin). Appetizers include the same oysters Rockefeller served at Galatoire's. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021;
www.galatoires.com
This Creole grande dame offers a menu full of traditional seafood dishes. Poisson meuniere amandine is a fried Gulf fish fillet topped with toasted almonds and meuniere sauce. The Galatoire goute is a seafood sampler including items such as shrimp remoulade, crabmeat maison and oysters en brochette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Gallagher's Grill
509 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 892-9992;
www.gallaghersgrill.com
Sauteed pompano is served with jumbo lump crabmeat and citrus beurre blanc. The cowboy steak is a 24-ounce bone-in rib-eye served sizzling with butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

The Galley Restaurant
2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955;
www.thegalleyseafood.com
Boiled crawfish include corn, potatoes, sausage and mushrooms in spicy crab boil. Blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat and shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Galvez Restaurant
914 N. Peters St., (504) 595-3400;
www.galvezrestaurant.com
Bouillabaisse de mariscos Espanola includes crabs, mussels, calamari, shrimp, scallops and fish in tomato broth. Paella de mariscos features saffron arborio rice cooked with mussels, shrimp, fish, clams, scallops, calamari and vegetables and topped with jalapeno sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Gambino's Bakery
300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-7500;
www.gambinos.com
These bakeries serve doberge cakes, specialty cakes, pastries, eclairs, cream puffs, brownies, cookies and more. No reservations. Gretna: breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Metairie: breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Gattuso's Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant
435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-1114;
www.gattusos.net
The oyster club features fried oysters, baby spinach, bacon, red onions, tomatoes and remoulade on toasted nine-grain bread. Strawberry and feta salad includes grilled chicken, baby spinach, almonds and a choice of dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Gautreau's Restaurant
1728 Soniat St., (504) 899-7397;
www.gautreausrestaurant.com
Seared scallops are served with horseradish creme fraiche, baby beets and mustard greens. Sauteed snapper with truffle vinaigrette comes with sunchoke puree, chanterelles, farrow and English peas. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

George's Mexican Restaurant
1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4342;
www.georgesmexicanrestaurant.com
Tilapia ceviche features fish marinated in lime juice served with avocado slices and house-made corn chips. Chicken fajitas feature chicken marinated overnight, cooked with onions and bell peppers and served with guacomole, lettuce, pico de gallo and tortillas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Gio's Villa Vancheri
2890 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2597;
www.giosvillavancheri.com
Orecchio di elefante is a 16-ounce veal chop pounded thin, breaded and served with lemon butter sauce and pasta marinara. Osso buco Milanese is a veal shank slow-cooked with herbs and served with risotto or pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon-Fri and dinner Mon-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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

Gracious Bakery + Cafe
1000 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., Suite 100, (504) 301-3709;
www.graciousbakery.com
The smoked ham sandwich is dressed with pecan-cheddar spread, pepper jelly and apple slices on a house-made baguette. The "Kermit Cruffin" features croissant dough baked in a muffin round with hazelnut paste. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Grand Isle
575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530;
www.grandislerestaurant.com
Fisherman's stew features oysters, fish, shrimp and mussels in redfish stock with vegetables and San Marzano tomatoes served with brown rice. Shrimp Caminada po-boy features shrimp sauteed in a spicy citrus butter with herbs and Asian slaw. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, (504) 301-3347;
www.greengoddessrestaurant.com
The Mediterranean meatloaf sandwich features Two Run Farm lamb meatloaf, mint, parsley, pine nuts, spices and Halloumi cheese on a Dong Phuong Bakery pistolette. The restaurant always offers a vegetarian entree made with local produce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Green Tea
1116 Louisiana Ave., (504) 899-8005;
www.greenteanola.com
Singapore mai fun features thin rice noodles sauteed in yellow curry sauce with chicken, shrimp, pork, green onions, egg and Chinese cabbage. Chicken with garlic sauce includes sauteed white meat, broccoli, baby carrots, mushrooms, water chestnuts, celery and zucchini in spicy garlic sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Grill
540 Chartres St., (504) 522-1800
The Grill offers the same menu as Camellia Grill. The deli roast beef is a 10-inch po-boy piled with roast beef slathered in gravy. Hickman's burger is topped with melted Swiss, sauteed mushrooms and onions. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Grill Room
Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., (504) 522-1992;
www.grillroomneworleans.com
Fried oyster salad features kale, radicchio, shaved bottarga and chili vinaigrette. Shaved heirloom carrot salad features lobster, sesame ginger vinaigrette, mint and whipped yogurt. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Grocery
2854 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9524;
www.thegroceryneworleans.com
The Avenue Special layers warm chicken salad with Swiss cheese, avocado and bacon on rye. Marinated pork comes pressed on French bread with avocado, pepper jack cheese, sauteed onions and cilantro mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar
Citywide;
www.groundpati.com
The grilled shrimp platter includes three skewers of marinated and grilled shrimp and two sides. Hamburger steak is a 10-ounce ground chuck patty served with brown gravy, salad and mushrooms or grilled onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Guillory's Deli & Tamales
3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, (504) 833-1390;
www.guillorysdeliandtamales.com
Mr. G's burgers are house-ground chuck patties topped with house-made chili. Hot tamale sandwiches are topped with chili and cheese on French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Gumbo Shop
630 St. Peter St., (504) 525-1486;
www.gumboshop.com
Chicken espagnole is a half chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic, served over rice with vegetables. Traditional crawfish etouffee is served over rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$



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