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Gambit’s 2016 summer restaurant guide: B 

click to enlarge Pork belly is served with bacon and radish at Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Pork belly is served with bacon and radish at Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar.

B.B. King's Blues Club
1104 Decatur St., (504) 934-5464; www.bbkings.com/new-orleans
Cajun-spiced Born on the Bayou shrimp and grits is made with tasso, garlic and okra and topped with green onions and diced tomatoes. The smoked barbecued brisket sandwich is dressed with fried onions, pickles, pepper Jack cheese and horseradish cream and served with fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sundays. Credit cards. $$

Babylon Cafe
7724 Maple St, (504) 314-0010; www.babyloncafe.biz
Baba ghanoush is a blend of roasted eggplant, tahini, lemon juice and garlic. Chicken shawarma features sliced rotisserie-cooked chicken marinated with garlic, white vinegar and Mediterranean spices. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bacchanal Wine
600 Poland Ave., (504) 948-9111; www.bacchanalwine.com
Grilled whole Gulf fish is topped with romesco sauce, orange, hazelnut and mint. Braised pork shoulder is served with pork belly, ceci beans, radish, arugula and chimichurri. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Back to the Garden
833 Howard Ave., Suite 100, (504) 299-8792
The stir-fried vegetable plate features broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, onions, garlic and tamari over brown rice. Char-broiled chicken salad includes greens, avocado, tomato, carrots and cucumbers. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

Backspace Bar & Kitchen
139 Chartres St., (504) 322-2245; www.backspacenola.com
The Whitman roast beef sandwich combines roasted tenderloin tips, fried oysters, Swiss cheese and gravy on a ciabatta roll. The hot meatloaf sandwich is dressed with cheese on a brioche bun and served with chips and a pickle. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Backyard
244 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 309-8767; www.thebackyardnola.com
House-smoked pulled pork is served on a locally baked bun with chimichurri coleslaw and house-made barbecue sauce. Two 3.5-ounce ground chuck patties are topped with melted Swiss cheese, truffled portobello mushroom reduction, crumbled bacon and Japanese-style sweet and spicy mayonnaise on a bun. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Bacobar
70437 Highway 21, Suite 100, Covington, (985) 893-2450; www.bacobarnola.com
Shrimp and bacon pad thai features rice noodles, peanut sauce, Sriracha and a poached egg. Gulf shrimp baco is topped with cucumber, pickled cabbage, carrots and sweet and spicy Seoul sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Balcony Bar and Cafe
3201 Magazine St., (504) 894-8888; www.balconynola.com
The Orchard Fire pizza is made with house-pickled spicy peaches and pears, chorizo, pesto and feta. House-smoked pulled pork is served in sliders. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ 

Balise
640 Carondelet St., (504) 459-4449; www.balisenola.com
Fried smoked oysters are served with broccoli, Brussels sprouts, a hard-boiled egg, piave vecchio and dill buttermilk. Pan-roasted Gulf shrimp are served with red potatoes, white button mushrooms, sweet onions, crawfish tails and garlic puree. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Bamboula's
514 Frenchmen St., (504) 944-8461; www.bamboulasnola.com
The Cuban sandwich is made with ham, pulled pork, Swiss, dill pickles and yellow mustard and served on a brioche bun. The Hangover burger features a Black Angus beef patty topped with a fried egg, bacon and a choice of cheeses. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Banana Blossom
2112 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite 10, Gretna, (504) 392-7530
The menu of Thai dishes includes Chiang Mai noodles, featuring egg noodles, red onions, cilantro, curry sauce and crispy fried egg noodles on top. Lamb curry includes braised lamb, Panang curry, broccoli, carrots and jasmine rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Bar Redux
801 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083; www.barredux.com
The Vegan Island burger features a 6-ounce patty — made from 11 vegetables, habanero peppers, quinoa and herbs — topped with a slice of pineapple on a Dong Phuong roll. It's served with house-cut fries. Chicken and andouille sausage gumbo features a dark, smoky roux and is served with garlic bread. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Barcadia
601 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 335-1740; www.barcadianeworleans.com
The buttermilk fried chicken sandwich is topped with jalapeno slaw and house-made pickles and is served with a side of jalapeno bacon ranch sauce and fries. The green chili cheeseburger is topped with pepper Jack cheese, roasted green chilies, applewood-smoked bacon, honey gastrique, tortilla strips and cilantro crema. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Barcelona Tapas
720 Dublin St., (504) 861-9696; www.barcelonanola.com
Garlic shrimp diablo is sauteed with olive oil, garlic and habanero peppers and flamed in Spanish sherry. Baba ghanoush is roasted eggplant dip made with lemon and tahini and served with fried potato wedges. No reservations. Dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Barley Oak
2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-7420; www.thebarleyoak.com
The beer hall serves a German sausage plate featuring knockwurst, bratwurst, Polish sausage, sauerkraut and Dijon mustard. The Reuben is made with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on marbled rye, and it comes with chips or potato salad. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Baru
3700 Magazine St., (504) 895-2225; www.barutapas.com
Guacabello features grilled portobello mushroom and avocado served on tortilla chips. Tortas de cangrejo are crab cakes served with beet and mirliton remoulade salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Basin Seafood & Spirits
3222 Magazine St., (504) 302-7391; www.basinseafoodnola.com
Char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan and garlic butter. Grilled whole fish is served with corn on the cob, green onions and jalapeno chimichurri. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bayona
430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www.bayona.com
Smoked quail is served atop a salad of greens, pears, spiced pecans and bourbon-molasses dressing. Peppered lamb loin is served with goat cheese and zinfandel sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Bayou Beer Garden
326 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, (504) 302-9357; www.bayoubeergarden.com
Disco fries are french fries topped with house-made beef debris, gravy and cheddar cheese. The house burger is a 10-ounce beef patty served on a sesame seed bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Bayou Burger & Sports Company
503 Bourbon St., (504) 529-4256; www.bayouburger.com
Cochon nachos top freshly fried tortilla chips topped with melted cheeses, house-smoked pulled pork, house barbecue sauce, coleslaw, onions and sour cream. The Ultimate Cure burger combines two burger patties with a grilled cheese and bacon sandwich dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions and Tabasco mayonnaise on a brioche bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bayou Hot Wings
6221 S. Claiborne Ave., Suite 104, (504) 865-9464; www.bayouhotwings.com
Hot wings and chicken tenders come with a choice of sauces including garlic butter-Parmesan, chipotle barbecue, pepper jelly and spicy pepper with varying levels of heat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Bayou Market Buffet
Boomtown Casino New Orleans, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, (504) 366-7711; www.boomtownneworleans.com/
dining/bayou- market-buffetThe dinner buffet features all-you-can-eat boiled crawfish. At the brunch buffet, waffles are made to order. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bayou Wine Garden
315 N. Rendon St., (504) 826-2925; www.bayouwinegarden.com
Smoked shrimp and fontina cheesecake is served with toast points. El Pato Cubano features duck ham, duck confit, Swiss cheese, pickled onions, pickles and mustard on a pistolette and is served with house-made chips. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Beach House Bar & Grill
124 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9331; www.beachhousemandeville.com
The Wave Wrangler burger is an 8-ounce patty topped with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, fried onion rings and house-made honey barbecue sauce. Fish tacos feature grilled, blackened or fried fish topped with mango salsa and shredded cabbage served with black beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Beachbum Berry's Latitude
29 321 N. Peters St., (504) 609-3811; www.latitude29nola.com
House-made steamed vegetarian dumplings are served with dipping sauce. Loco Moco features a ground filet mignon patty topped with a fried egg, gravy and grilled shiitake mushrooms over mushroom rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Beachcorner Bar & Grill
4905 Canal St., (504) 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com
The 10-ounce Spicy burger is topped with hot sauce, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. A grilled 8-ounce tuna steak is served in a sandwich or on a salad with tuna sauce on the side. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Bean Gallery
637 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 324-8176; www.thebeangallery.net
The bagel and lox sandwich features smoked salmon, capers, cream cheese, red onion and tomatoes. Cookie flavors include white chocolate-raspberry. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

Bear's Poboys at Gennaro's
3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226; www.bearspoboys.com
The roast beef po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise. The NOLA burger is topped with roast beef debris and melted Swiss cheese. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Beef Connection Steak House
501 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 366-3275
A la carte steaks such as the Angus beef filet mignon are topped with hot drawn butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are served in pepper sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Belle's Diner
1122 Decatur St., (504) 566-6003; www.bellesdinernola.com
The War Bird features fried chicken tenders on brioche with provolone, honey mustard, bacon and french fries. Fried chicken tops a bacon-stuffed waffle served with sugar cane syrup and fruit. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Bennachin
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-1230
Domoda is a beef and ground peanut stew served over rice. Vegetarian jama jama ni makondo features sauteed spinach with fried plantains and coconut rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Besh Steak
Harrah's Casino, 8 Canal St., (504) 533-6111; www.beshsteak.com
Big Bad Baked Oysters are topped with crabmeat au gratin. Crawfish and artichoke soup features Louisiana crawfish tails, spiced croutons and saffron oil. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Betsy's Pancake House
2542 Canal St., (504) 822-0214The breakfast special features two eggs, bacon, grits and pancakes or toast. Monday's red beans and rice special comes with smoked sausage, a pork chop or a ham shank. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Bevi Seafood Co.
236 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-7503; 4701 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-5003; www.beviseafoodco.com
The Peacemaker po-boy includes fried shrimp, roast beef debris and Swiss cheese. The Smokey Oyster fills French bread with fried oysters, smoked Gouda and pastrami bacon. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

The Big Cheezy
422 1/2 S. Broad St., (504) 302-2598; 3232 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-5349; Dragon's Den, 435 Esplanade Ave., (504) 259-9160; Henry's Uptown Bar, 5101 Magazine St., (504) 324-8140; www.thebigcheezy.com
The Mac N' Cheezy is a grilled cheese sandwich made with four-cheese macaroni. The Juice is a grilled cheese sandwich with roast beef debris, caramelized onions and grilled green peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

biscuits & buns on banks
4337 Banks St., (504) 273-4600; www.biscuitsandbunsonbanks.com
A waffle is topped with triple cream brie and blueberry compote. Chicken tenders are served with andouille and chorizo sausage gravy. Delivery available. No reservations. Brunch and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Bistreaux
Maison Dupuy, 1001 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8000; www.maisondupuy.com/dining
Shrimp Casino pasta features local shrimp broiled in butter with herbs and spices and served over house-made linguine with Covey Rise Farms vegetables. Crawfish macaroni and cheese features Louisiana crawfish and cavatappi pasta. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Bistro Byronz
1901 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-7595; www.bistrobyronzmandeville.com
The shrimp sandwich is topped with avocado, mixed greens, sliced tomatoes and moreau dressing. Grilled redfish tacos are topped with a blend of cheeses, avocado, Mexican slaw and crema and served with cilantro-lime rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Bistro Daisy
5831 Magazine St., (504) 899-6987; www.bistrodaisy.com
Julienned Gala apples and Belgian endive are tossed with toasted walnuts, Amish blue cheese and white wine vinaigrette. The Gulf seafood bouillabaisse features saffron and Herbsaint broth and is served with grilled crouton rouille. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Bistro Orleans
3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 304-1469; www.bistroorleansmetairie.com
The Des Allemands catfish platter features thin-cut, wild Des Allemands catfish, french fries, coleslaw and French bread. Char-grilled oysters are topped with Parmesan and garlic butter. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bittersweet Confections
725 Magazine St., (504) 523-2626; www.bittersweetconfections.com
The breakfast bowl is a buttermilk biscuit topped with sausage gravy, cheese grits, bacon, an egg and green onions. Chocolate Petite cake features two layers of chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse and coated with dark chocolate ganache. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Black Label Icehouse
3000 Dryades St., (504) 875-2876; www.blacklabelbbq.com
Texas-style smoked brisket is made with untrimmed Black Angus beef rubbed with coarse black pepper and salt. The Black Label burger features a half-pound Black Angus beef patty, whiskey-glazed onions, smoked cheddar, smoked candied bacon, Black Label Barrel sauce and house-made pickles on a pretzel bun. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Blaze Pizza
611 O'Keefe Ave., (504) 208-1028; www.blazepizza.com
Build-your-own-pie options include sauces (tomato, spicy tomato or cream), cheeses, meats, vegetables and additions such as pesto or barbecue sauce. The Green Stripe pie features chicken, red bell peppers, arugula, mozzarella and garlic. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar
7900 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 284-2898; www.thebluecrabnola.com
Sauteed Louisiana crab claws are served in cream sauce with a cheese biscuit. Basin barbecue shrimp are Louisiana jumbo shrimp sauteed with garlic, rosemary and butter and served with a cheese biscuit. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Blue Dot Donuts
4301 Canal St., (504) 218-4866; www.bluedotdonuts.com
Original doughnut flavors include banana cream. The shop is known for its maple-glazed long johns. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Blue Line Sandwich Co.
2023 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-3773; www.bluelinesandwichco.com
The Duck-Duck-Goose waffle is a Belgian waffle topped with duck confit and sweet potato hash, foie gras butter, a fried duck egg, powdered sugar and cane syrup. The grilled chicken BLT is a grilled chicken breast with sweet bacon jam, arugula and tomatoes on a brioche bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Blue Oak BBQ
900 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 822-2583; www.blueoakbbq.com
The Packer beef brisket sandwich is dressed with slaw on a Laurel Street Bakery bun and served with chips or a side. Barbecue nachos feature a half-pound of pulled pork, barbecue sauce, pico de gallo and jalapenos over corn chips. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon
4101 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 324-6841; www.bobbyheberts.com
Zephyrs seared tuna salad includes mixed greens, tomatoes, croutons and sun-dried tomato vinaigrette. Bobby & Deke's Mardi Gras pasta features shrimp, crawfish tails, bell peppers and onions in Alfredo sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Bombay Club
Prince Conti Hotel, 830 Conti St., (504) 577-2237; www.bombayclubneworleans.com
Gnocchi Parisienne is served with pork ragu and nicoise olive gremolata. Grilled hanger steak comes with roasted mushrooms and bone marrow butter. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine St., (504) 524-3386; www.thebontoncafe.com
Redfish Bon Ton is a sauteed black drum fillet served with jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce. Oysters Alvin are deep-fried Louisiana oysters served over rice with a beef stock reduction and lemon. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$$

Bonefish Grill
4848 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite B, Metairie, (504) 780-9964; www.bonefishgrill.com
Bang Bang shrimp is crispy fried shrimp served with spicy cream sauce. Wood-grilled sea bass is topped with sweet mango salsa. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bop's Frozen Custard
2660 Florida St., Suite K, Mandeville, (985) 727-5003; www.bopsfrozencustard.com
The Big Bubba is a banana split with strawberries, pineapples, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, nuts and a cherry. The Snappy Turtle is a sundae with hot fudge, caramel, pecans, whipped cream and a cherry. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Borgne
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3860; www.borgnerestaurant.com
Crawfish and dumplings features etouffee, tomatoes and mustard greens. Crab boil-seasoned turkey necks are served with pepper jelly. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Bosco's Italian Cafe
2040 Highway 59, Suite 3, Mandeville, (985) 624-5066; www.boscositalian.com
The muffuletta includes salami, mortadella, smoked ham, mozzarella, provolone and olive salad. Lasagne features meat, five cheeses and house-made red sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Boston Restaurant
100 N.E. Central Ave., Amite, (985) 748-5555; www.bostonofamite.com
The 30-ounce Stock Yards cowboy rib-eye is seasoned with house-made steak butter and a house steak seasoning blend. Cajun-seasoned blackened redfish is served with crawfish and pepper Jack cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Boswell's Jamaican Grill
3521 Tulane Ave., (504) 482-6600
Oxtail stew is served with broad beans and plantains. Jerk chicken comes with plantains and two sides. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Boucherie
1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-5514; www.boucherie-nola.com
Smoked Wagyu beef brisket comes with garlic Parmesan fries. Krispy Kreme bread pudding is topped with caramel rum sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Boulevard American Bistro
4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-2301; www.boulevardbistro.com
A slow-roasted, double-cut, bone-in pork chop is served with mashed potatoes. Barbecue shrimp are served in a skillet with Creole barbecue sauce and popcorn rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Bouligny Tavern
3641 Magazine St., (504) 891-1810; www.boulignytavern.com
Lobster tempura is served with ponzu sauce. Short rib tacos are topped with onion, cilantro, lime and chimichurri rojo. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Bourbon House
144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com
The bourbon barbecue shrimp po-boy features bourbon, rosemary, garlic and black pepper sauce and comes with french fries. Bronzed Gulf fish comes with corn salsa, shrimp gastrique, McIlhenny beurre blanc and a Yukon potato cake. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Bourree
1510 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 510-4040; www.bourreenola.com
Kimchi and lemon grass deep-fried chicken wings are served with miso aioli. Shrimp and rice boudin is served hot. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Bravo! Cucina Italiana
3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-8828; www.bravoitalian.com
Baked chicken al forno features Romano and provolone cheeses, creamed spinach, herb linguine and tomato sauce. Bravo! pasta includes grilled chicken, mushrooms rigatoni and red pepper cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards.  $$

Brazilian Market & Cafe
2424 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 468-3533; www.brazilianmarketcafe.com
Beef churrasquinho is a beef kebab served with rice, beans, onions, salad and fries. Traditional feijoada — a black bean stew with pork sausage, ribs and shoulder served with collard greens, orange slices and farofa — is a Saturday special. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Breads on Oak
8640 Oak St., (504) 324-8271; www.breadsonoak.com
The bread basket features one of the bakery's European-style breads, butter and jam. The vegan organic French Garden sandwich includes avocado, tomato, spinach, herbed cashew cheese and Dijon mustard. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Breaux Mart
Citywide; www.breauxmart.com
Deli counter lunch specials include barbecued pork ribs and crawfish etouffee. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Brennan's
417 Royal St., (504) 525-9711; www.brennansneworleans.com
Eggs Benedict features house-made English muffins, Canadian bacon and hollandaise. Lamb rack Mirabeau is served with glazed root vegetables, braised endive, pearl onions and lamb fat bearnaise. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Brewster's
8751 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 309-7548; www.brewstersrestaurant.com
The 10-ounce Brewster burger is topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles and served with a side such as fries, a baked potato, jambalaya, chili, sweet potato fries, salad or vegetables. Caesar salad features sliced chicken breast served over romaine lettuce, croutons, Caesar dressing and Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Brick & Spoon
2802 Magazine St., (504) 345-1352; www.brickandspoonrestaurant.com
Breakfast tacos are fried wonton shells filled with chorizo, scrambled eggs, cheddar Jack cheese, romaine lettuce, mango salsa and sour cream served with french fries. The Grown Up grilled cheese sandwich includes smoked Gouda and Monterey Jack cheeses, bacon, a fried egg, tomato, spring greens and aioli on sourdough bread served with fries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Brigtsen's Restaurant
723 Dante St., (504) 861-7610; www.brigtsens.com
Roasted duck is served with dirty rice, tart dried cherry sauce and pink-eyed peas. Cochon de lait comes with cornbread dressing, natural pan gravy and cracklings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Brisbi's Lakefront Restaurant & Bar
7400 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 304-4125; www.brisbisrestaurant.com
Tuna tartare nachos top chips with yellowfin tuna, sweet pepper jelly vinaigrette and Champagne-wasabi aioli. Fish tacos are topped with cilantro-lime pico de gallo, feta and horseradish cream sauce and served with sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted for parties of five or more. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Brooklyn Pizzeria
4301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-1288; www.eatbrooklyn.net
The Boss pizza features pepperoni, Canadian bacon, mushrooms, garlic and cheese. The Stromboli is filled with pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, mozzarella and tomato sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Brothers Ole New Orleans Cafe
1502 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, (504) 366-1073; www.brotherscafe.net
The Kelly shrimp burger features fried shrimp, Swiss cheese, remoulade, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise and is served with sweet potato fries with raspberry-chipotle sauce. Bread pudding is made with French bread and raisins and topped with praline sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Broussard's
819 Conti St., (504) 581-3866; www.broussards.com
Broiled black drum Rosalie is a mustard- and rosemary-crusted fillet served with haricots verts, ginger-apple glaze and beurre blanc. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are served with Anson Mills grits, smoked cheddar, candied pecans and tomato jam. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar
231 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite C, (504) 609-3871; www.brownbutterrestaurant.com
Vinegar-braised grilled beef short ribs are served over stone-ground yellow grits with arugula and boiled peanut salad. At brunch, the fried chicken and waffle sandwich includes white cheddar and ham served with Steen's syrup. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bruno's Tavern
7538 Maple St., (504) 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com
Debris fries are Creole-seasoned fries topped with roast beef debris, pepper Jack and cheddar cheeses and horseradish cream sauce. Buffalo Bruno is a breaded and fried chicken breast tossed in Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese and served with ranch dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
429 Decatur St., (504) 522-5800; www.bubbagump.com
Shrimp New Orleans features peeled shrimp broiled with butter, garlic and Creole spices and served with rice. The grilled salmon and vegetable skillet is topped with garlic-herb butter and capers and served with jasmine rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bud's Broiler
Citywide; www.budsbroiler.com
The No. 6 Broiler burger is topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mustard or mayonnaise. Smoked sausage is dressed with hickory sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Some locations accept credit cards. $

Buffa's Lounge
1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038; www.buffasbar.com
Bratwurst jambalaya is made with beer-soaked bratwurst. Ham is injected with honey-praline sauce and deep-fried. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

Buffalo Wild Wings
Citywide; www.buffalowildwings.com
Chicken wings are available with sauces such as Buffalo, Parmesan-garlic, bourbon honey mustard, hot barbecue, Thai curry and others. Street tacos are small flour tortillas filled with garlicky grilled chicken, pico de gallo, cilantro and Southwestern ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

The Bulldog
3236 Magazine St., (504) 891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-4191; www.draftfreak.com
Tex-Mex egg rolls are stuffed with grilled chicken, cheeses, black beans and roasted corn and peppers and served with raspberry-chipotle sauce. Crawfish banditos are flour tortillas filled with crawfish, cheeses, sauteed onions, green peppers and chopped garlic, served with avocado sour cream. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Buster's Place
519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; www.bustersplaceonline.com
The Buster's Colossal burger includes bacon, sauteed onions and mushrooms and American, cheddar and Swiss cheeses on a sweet mesquite bun and is served with french fries. Blackened redfish Pontchartrain is served with crawfish-mushroom sauce over rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Byblos
1501 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 834-9773; www.byblosrestaurants.com
Drunken halloumi is cheese sauteed in ouzo and olive oil and served with tomatoes and garlic sauce. Lamb kebabs are served with two sides such as hummus or basmati rice pilaf. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Byblos Market
2020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 837-9777; www.byblosrestaurants.com
Grilled chicken salad features feta, black olives, tomato, cucumber and Greek dressing with hummus, pita bread and basmati rice pilaf. The combination kebab plate includes chicken, lamb meatballs, a beef kebab, hummus, salad, rice, pita and tzatziki. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $



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