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Gambit's Spring Restaurant Guide 2016: F 

Fare Food Apothecary
4838 Magazine St., (504) 302-9171; www.facebook.com/farefoodforhealth
The bakery and juice bar serves healthy fare centered around the Paleo diet. Carrot cake cupcakes are topped with cinnamon, raisins and vanilla icing. Orange-cranberry muffins are made with fresh cranberries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Fat Harry's
4330 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9582
The double slider with cheese includes two patties, two slices of American cheese, grilled onions and pickles. The Fat's pork and cheese features house-cooked pulled pork over macaroni and cheese with barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Fatoush
2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 371-5074; www.fatoushrestaurantnola.com
Beef moussaka consists of roasted eggplant, sliced potato, zucchini and beef topped with bechamel and mozzarella. Grilled lamb chops are served with white or bulgur pilaf, lettuce, tomatoes, sumac, onion and sliced beets. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Fausto's Bistro
530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7121; www.faustosbistro.com
A sauteed fish fillet is topped with lemon herb white wine sauce, shrimp and capers. Italian sausage is sauteed with peppers, onions, garlic, Italian herbs and marinara and served over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Fazzio's Restaurant
1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704; www.fazziosrestaurant.com
The Black-N-Bleu is a Caesar salad topped with blackened sirloin and blue cheese. Da' Fazz shrimp are lightly breaded fried shrimp tossed in Asian-inspired sweet-and-tangy glaze. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Felipe's Taqueria
176 Town Center Parkway, Slidell, (985) 288-1210; 301 N. Peters St., (504) 288-8226; 411 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 288-8226; 6215 S. Miro St., (504) 288-8226; www.felipestaqueria.com
The grilled chicken super burrito is filled with guacamole, pico de gallo, grilled corn and pickled jalapenos. Baja tacos are soft corn tortillas filled with shrimp or fish, cabbage, pico de gallo and Baja sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Finn McCool's Irish Pub
3701 Banks St., (504) 486-9080; www.finnmccools.com
Called Rum and the Lash, the kitchen is run by the owners of MoPho. Chicken wings are served with red pepper Buffalo sauce, Captain Porkenheimer barbecue sauce or Asian-style fish sauce. The breakfast burrito is filled with eggs, bacon and cheese and can be topped with Creole tomato or caramelized onions. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Fiorella's Cafe
1136 Decatur St., (504) 553-2155; www.fiorellasnola.com
Signature fried chicken is served with french fries, mashed potatoes and gravy or red beans and rice. Fried green tomatoes are topped with sauteed shrimp and white wine reduction. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
citywide; www.fiveguys.com
The burger joint offers burgers, cheeseburgers and bacon cheeseburgers with toppings such as jalapenos, grilled onions, mushrooms, pickles and barbecue sauce. The menu also includes hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches and fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Five Happiness
3605 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935; www.fivehappiness.com
The menu features an array of Chinese regional dishes. Fried tilapia is served with vegetables and ginger, garlic and scallion sauce. Shrimp and eggplant are sauteed with basil. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Flaming Torch Restaurant
737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com
Crab risotto features crabmeat combined with mushrooms, garlic, spinach and manchego cheese. Traditional Marseille-style bouillabaisse features clams, mussels, scallops, Gulf shrimp and fish in saffron broth. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Fogo de Chao
JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal St., (504) 412-8900; www.fogodechao.com/location/new-orleans
The churrascaria, or Brazilian-style steakhouse, offers a buffet selection of roasted beef, lamb, pork, chicken, seafood, side dishes and more. Forbidden Black Rice Salad is seasoned with sea salt and garlic and mixed with mango and mint. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Fong's Chinese & Cantonese Restaurant
2101 Williams Blvd., Suite G, Kenner, (504) 467-9928
The menu includes many Cantonese, Hunan and Sichuan dishes. Fong's Triple Treat is a stir-fry of beef, pork, chicken and vegetables. Boneless Mandarin chicken is served with brown sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Fountain Lounge
The Roosevelt Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, (504) 648-5486; www.therooseveltneworleans.com
Shrimp and celeriac risotto alla Waldorf combines grilled shrimp, Granny Smith apple, Parmesan and black truffles. At brunch, the "full American" plate features two eggs, two buttermilk hotcakes, skillet potatoes, fruit, bacon or sausage, oatmeal or grits and fruit juice, coffee or tea. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Fox and Hound Sports Grille
1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Metairie, (504) 731-6000; www.foxandhound.com
The Black Forest sandwich features grilled turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard on a Bavarian pretzel roll with Parmesan-crusted fries. Newcastle-battered chicken tenders are served with Parmesan-crusted fries, coleslaw and honey mustard or honey barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Frank's Restaurant
933 Decatur St., (504) 525-1602
The menu includes muffulettas and Creole and Italian dishes. Veal Marsala is sauteed with mushrooms and wine and served over pasta. New Orleans-style barbecue jumbo Gulf shrimp served with hot bread. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Frankie and Johnny's Restaurant
321 Arabella St., (504) 243-1234; www.frankieandjohnnys.net
The casual eatery offers fried seafood platters, raw and char-grilled oysters and boiled shrimp, crabs and crawfish. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crabs and okra. Reservations accepted Sun.-Thu. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Franklin
2600 Dauphine St., (504) 267-0640; www.thefranklinnola.com
Tuna tartare comes with Asian pear, a quail egg, kimchi vinaigrette and sesame lavash. Grilled baby octopus is served with harissa potatoes, beet gastrique and charred lemon. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

French Market Restaurant
1001 Decatur St., (504) 525-7879; www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com
The restaurant offers boiled crawfish and an array of seafood dishes. St. Philip tomatoes features fried green tomatoes topped with spicy crawfish pepper sauce. Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, butter and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

French Press Coffeehouse
2120 David Drive, Metairie, (504) 456-7835; 3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-0276; 3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 598-5274; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.com
The chicken press wrap features grilled chicken and pesto in a wheat tortilla with red peppers, tomatoes, lettuce and Swiss cheese. Pesto chicken salad is made with grilled chicken, spinach, lettuce, Parmesan, tomatoes, cucumber and creamy pesto-Parmesan dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Friends Coastal Restaurant
407 St. Tammany St., Madisonville, (985) 246-3370; www.geauxfriends.com
Redfish on the "half-shell" is a blackened, skin-on redfish fillet topped with lump crabmeat and Key lime beurre blanc. Jack-Leg chicken features a fried chicken breast over jambalaya topped with pepper Jack cheese and seafood gumbo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tues-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Fro-Yo Cafe and Sweets
819 Canal St., (504) 522-3684; www.froyocafeandsweets.com
The frozen yogurt bar offers 24 flavors such as strawberry, watermelon, coconut, espresso, Southern butter pecan, chocolate and more, and there are dairy-free and gluten-free options. The Berry Blast Smoothie is a blend of apple-strawberry juice, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, pineapple sherbet and ice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Frosty's Caffe
2800 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 361-9099; 3400 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-9600
Shaken beef is a stir-fry of beef and vegetables. Pho ga is chicken soup with rice noodles, bean sprouts, cilantro, basil, lime and jalapenos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Fulton Alley
600 Fulton St., (504) 208-5569; www.fultonalley.com
Andouille tots are large potato tots stuffed with cheddar, rolled in andouille crumbs, fried and served with ranch dressing. Bread pudding beignets are served with lemon-bourbon sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Fury's Restaurant
724 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, (504) 834-5646; www.furysrestaurant.com
Veal Parmesan is served with pasta and vegetables. Trout Carrie is a fillet topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, scallions and butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$


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