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Gambit's 2014 Spring Restaurant Guide: W 

Diners nosh on appetizers at the bar at Warehouse Grille.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Diners nosh on appetizers at the bar at Warehouse Grille.

610 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 324-8000;
This wine bar serves fruit, cheese and salami plates. Debbie Does Doberge baked goods, such as chocolate-covered red velvet cake balls, are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

WOW Cafe
Wings are available in various quantities, and the sampler platter includes 25 wings and five sauces. The Shanghai shrimp po-boy features fried shrimp topped with Asian slaw, cilantro, house ranch and Shanghai sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Walk-on's Bistreaux and Bar
1009 Poydras St., (504) 309-6530;
Pepper Jack shrimp features six jumbo Louisiana shrimp stuffed with Jack cheese and fresh jalapeno peppers, wrapped in bacon and char-grilled. Cajundillas are quesadillas filled with chicken, boudin, pepper Jack cheese, grilled onions, andouille and rice. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Warehouse Grille
869 Magazine St., (504) 322-2188;
The shrimp pasta features grilled shrimp atop angel-hair pasta. The pork rib-eye comes with cornbread stuffing, asparagus and raspberries. The brunch menu is served all day. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

900 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 267-3263;
The Marigny roll features chopped spicy tuna, ginger, snow crab and crunchy flakes wrapped in rice paper. The Firecracker roll features tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, snow crab, jalapenos, cucumber and smelt roe with spicy mayonnaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Frenchmen Street: lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Water Street Bistro
804 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-3855;
Grilled rack of lamb is flavored with balsamic- and rosemary-infused olive oil and served with creamed potatoes and vegetables. Pan-seared scallops are served with baby spinach and feta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

4510 Freret St., (504) 309-0069
A vegetarian banh mi features roasted sweet potatoes, baby bok choy, sauteed cremini and hon-shimeji mushrooms, pickled carrot, daikon, jalapenos, cucumber, cilantro and house-made mayonnaise on a French loaf. Friday specials include the fish taco sandwich, which combines Mexican-seasoned breaded drum, pico de gallo, red cabbage, pickled radish, white taco sauce, guacamole and Cojita cheese on a pistolette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse & Restaurant
769 W. Fifth St., LaPlace, (985) 652-9990;
House-made andouille is used to make the andouille burger, which combines sausage, ground beef and roasted pecans. Plantation veal is fried and served over pasta with shrimp, artichoke and mushroom-basil cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 593-6955;
The Green smoothie combines lemon, spinach, celery, apple, parsley, avocado and banana. The Well smoothie is available in vanilla or chocolate with a base of almond milk or coconut water and fruits such as mango or strawberry. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Welty's Deli and Catering
336 Camp St., (504) 592-0223;
The Napa salad features mixed greens, wine-soaked cranberries, hardwood-smoked bacon, toasted walnuts, apples and blue cheese and sugarcane pepper jelly vinaigrette. The French dip sandwich features medium rare roast beef and aged provolone cheese on French bread served au jus. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Who Dat Coffee Cafe
2401 Burgundy St., (504) 872-0360
The Marigny sandwich is an open-faced ciabatta covered with crab and shrimp salad in house remoulade. Not Yo Mama's cornbread features jalapeno cornbread topped with creamy egg sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Whole Foods Market
300 N. Broad St., Suite 103, (504) 434-3364; 3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., (504) 899-9119;
These markets feature salad bars, deli salads and entrees, bread, cakes, baked goods, sushi, pizza and sandwiches. Sweet potato salad comes with kale, blue cheese, walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Willie Mae's Scotch House
2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503
Willie Mae's is best known for its fried chicken and traditional Creole dishes. There is bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Wit's Inn Bar & Pizza Kitchen
141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600;
The Wit's Works is topped with red sauce, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, mushrooms, Roma tomatoes, green peppers, artichoke hearts, red onions, mozzarella and black olives. The shrimp Florentine pizza has red sauce, shrimp, spinach, mushrooms, feta, roasted garlic and mozzarella. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Wolfe's in the Warehouse
New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 613-2882;
Grilled mahi mahi is served with Gulf Coast lump crabmeat butter sauce, braised collard greens and fingerling potatoes roasted in duck fat. Crawfish and tasso macaroni and cheese features three-cheese sauce topped with seasoned breadcrumbs and green onion. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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