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click to enlarge A turkey sandwich includes avocado, tomato, cheese and sprouts at NOLA Beans.

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A turkey sandwich includes avocado, tomato, cheese and sprouts at NOLA Beans.

2891 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566;
Bohemian flatbread includes chicken, roasted garlic, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, avocado, basil and extra virgin olive oil. Grilled salmon Seville is served over eggplant and toasted almond ratatouille with sweet soy glaze. Reservations recommended. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.- Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Nacho Mama's Mexican Grill
Elmwood Shopping Center, 1000 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1016, Harahan, (504) 736-1188;
The Mexicali shrimp wrap combines adobo lime jumbo shrimp, mixed greens, cheddar Jack, red onion, avocado and ranch dressing in a spinach tortilla. The Big Jerk is a burrito filled with shredded chicken, jerk sauce, black beans, spinach, tomatoes and red onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Naked Pizza
6307 S. Miro St., (504) 865-0244;
The Omnivore pizza is made with red sauce, pepperoni, hamburger, ham, bell pepper, button mushrooms and black olives. Spinach and goat cheese salad features corn, almonds and dried cranberries. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

4077 Tulane Ave., (504) 483-8899;
Julienned papaya salad is tossed with grilled shrimp, pork and house dressing. Shrimp spring rolls include vermicelli, cilantro, mint, cucumber and bean sprouts with peanut sauce on the side. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Napoleon House
500 Chartres St., (504) 524-9752;
Red beans and rice comes with smoked sausage. The muffuletta salad features romaine lettuce, Genoa salami, mortadella, red peppers, artichoke hearts, provolone, Roma tomatoes and Italian olive salad. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

New Orleans Creole Cookery
508 Toulouse St., (504) 524-9632;
Pan-seared snapper Pontchartrain is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and hollandaise and served with green beans and garlic roasted potatoes. Duck Lafitte is duck breast topped with raspberry compote served with Creole risotto and grilled asparagus. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Co.
The Shrimpzilla po-boy has fried shrimp, roast beef debris gravy, Swiss cheese, shredded cabbage and Creole mustard sauce and is served with garlic-herb fries. Some locations serve chocolate beignets by New Orleans Coffee and Beignet Company. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

New York Pizza
4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376
The Big Apple pizza is topped with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, mushrooms, olives, onions, green bell peppers and Italian sausage. The Queens pizza features an olive oil-brushed crust topped with artichokes, spinach, mushrooms, mozzarella and feta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Neyow's Creole Cafe
3340 Bienville St., (504) 827-5474
The 10-ounce rib-eye comes with parsley potatoes and vegetables. Pasta Bienville is grilled chicken with cream sauce over penne pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant
2130 Magazine St., (504) 309-1872
Doro wot is a traditional Ethiopian stew of chicken cooked in red pepper sauce with spiced butter. Lamb tibs features sauteed marinated lamb with jalapeno, onions, garlic, tomatoes, rosemary and spices. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Nine Roses
620 Conti St., (504) 324-9450; 1100 Stephens St., Gretna, (504) 366-7665;
Chicken coleslaw salad combines cabbage, carrots, Thai basil, roasted onions, prawn crackers and fish sauce vinaigrette. Char-grilled pork tops a vermicelli bowl with lettuce, cucumbers, bean sprouts, mint, peanuts and fish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Nirvana Indian Cuisine
4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797;
Vegetarian paneer is served with baby corn and mushrooms. The Nirvana special features butter chicken, a lamb kebab and Manchurian shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

NOLA Beans
762 Harrison Ave., (504) 267-0783;
The Organic Argonne turkey sandwich features organic avocado, tomatoes, sprouts and Havarti cheese on sprouted grain rye bread with an organic pickle on the side. Stuffed avocado salad features half an avocado filled with chicken, tuna or egg salad over romaine lettuce with a choice of dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

NOLA Grind
2633 Napoleon Ave., (504) 325-2447;
Red beans and rice features smoked sausage and a biscuit. Catfish is oven-fried, topped with etouffee and served with salad and French bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

NOLA Restaurant
534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652;
nola-restaurantPork cheek boudin balls are served with tomato-bacon jam and Creole mustard aioli. Miss Hay's stuffed chicken wings are deboned and filled with ground pork and chopped shrimp and served with garlic-hoisin sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Nonna Mia Cafe & Pizzeria
3125 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-1717;
Slices of eggplant are breaded and topped with mozzarella and Parmesan in basil marinara. Lobster ravioli is served with vodka-tomato cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Nonna Randazzo's Italian Bakery
925 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 684-0090; 2033 N. Highway 190, Suite F, Covington, (985) 893-1488; 22022 Marshall Road, Mandeville, (985) 898-2444;
The Caprese panino features mozzarella, basil, tomatoes and garlic-infused olive oil. Hummus Siciliano includes Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, roasted red peppers and garlic-infused olive oil. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Noodle & Pie
741 State St., (504) 252-9431;
Okonomiyaki fries are made with seaweed, bonito flakes, garlic mayonnaise and Bulldog sauce. Korean sesame fried chicken features house-made kimchi and black bean chili glaze. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Nor-Joe Import Company
505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9240;
The muffuletta features Italian meats, cheeses and olive salad on Sicilian sesame bread. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

 246 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 626-5619;
Genoa Gulf shrimp features shrimp tossed with penne pasta, sun-dried tomatoes and candied pecans in basil pesto cream sauce. Fried oyster carbonara features orecchiette pasta, pancetta, asparagus, garlic, shallots and Romano cheese sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$ 

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