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Gambit's Spring Restaurant Guide 2016: H 

click to enlarge Sauteed shrimp are served over jalapeno cornbread at Crossroads at the House of Blues.

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Sauteed shrimp are served over jalapeno cornbread at Crossroads at the House of Blues.

Habaneros
69305 Highway 21, Suite 600, Covington, (985) 781-8760; www.habaneroscovington.com
Pollo Diablo features grilled chicken breast, chipotle, bacon, grilled Oaxaca cheese, sauteed spinach, steamed broccoli and rice. The barbacoa plate includes slow-cooked lamb, onion, cilantro, charro beans, cambray onions and corn tortillas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill
3101 Esplanade Ave., (504) 298-0504; www.halfshellneworleans.com
Grilled redfish is served with zucchini and squash. Shrimp and chicken kebabs are served with vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Hana Japanese Restaurant
8116 Hampson St., (504) 865-1634
The Who Dat roll combines spicy tuna, tempura shrimp and snow crab and is topped with tuna, salmon and avocado. The No Name roll bundles tuna, salmon, eel, tamago, snow crab and smelt roe in soy paper topped with smelt roe, crunchy flakes, eel sauce and Hana sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Handsome Willy's Patio Bar & Lounge
218 S. Robertson St., (504) 525-0377
The Flying Pig burrito has ginger beer pulled pork, bacon and barbecue sauce. Frachos are french fries with nacho toppings. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Happy Italian Pizzeria
7105 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 305-4666; www.happyitalian.com
The muffuletta calzone has a sesame seed crust and is filled with mozzarella, provolone, capicola and olive salad. Gulf snapper Palermo is broiled and served over sauteed baby spinach, artichoke hearts, crimini mushrooms and pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

The Harbor Bar & Grill
3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 832-4117; www.theharborbarandgrill.com
The 10-ounce filet special is served on Thursday nights with a choice of sides. The Harbor burger is a 12-ounce patty topped with melted cheddar on French bread or a bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Harbor Seafood & Oyster Bar
3203 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-6454; www.fishermanscoveseafood.com
The restaurant and seafood market serves an eggplant pirogue featuring a fried half eggplant topped with eggplant and crabmeat dressing and crawfish cream sauce and French bread on the side. Grilled lobster is stuffed with crabmeat dressing and served with melted butter, potatoes, salad and French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Hard Rock Cafe
125 Bourbon St., (504) 529-5617; www.hardrock.com/neworleans
Twisted macaroni chicken is grilled chicken over three-cheese cavatappi pasta with roasted red peppers and Parmesan-parsley breadcrumbs. Salmon is wrapped in cedar paper, grilled and drizzled with sweet-and-spicy barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Herbsaint Bar and Restaurant
701 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-4114; www.herbsaint.com
Muscovy duck leg confit is served with dirty rice and citrus gastrique. Beef short rib is served with potato rosti, salsa verde and horseradish cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Heritage Grill
111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com
The prime sirloin burger is topped with sharp cheddar, house-made ketchup, tomatoes, lettuce and grilled red onions on a house-made pain de mie roll and served with fries. Gulf fish is served with pecan meuniere sauce and sauteed French-style green beans. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Hey! Cafe & Coffee Roastery
4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www.heycafe.biz
All coffee is roasted and blended in house in small batches, including the signature Hello, Espresso blend. There are chocolate chip cookies and other snack items. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Hickory Cafe & Grill
1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 737-0033; www.hickorycafe.com
The blackened redfish po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles on French bread. Hickory salad features grilled shrimp, mixed greens, roasted pecans, blue cheese, cherry tomatoes and roasted pecan vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

High Hat Cafe
4500 Freret St., (504) 754-1336; www.highhatcafe.com
Catfish rolled in cornmeal is served with french fries, coleslaw, house-made pickles, hushpuppies and remoulade. Gumbo ya-ya is a dark roux gumbo made with chicken, andouille and okra. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Hillbilly Bar-B-Q
2317 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1508; www.hillbillybbq.com
Kentucky hickory is used to smoke dry-rubbed pork spare ribs, various sausages and pulled pork. Loaded baked potatoes can be topped with pork, beef, chicken or Hillbilly chili and cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Hobnobber Cafe
5928 W. Metairie Ave., Suite 8, Metairie, (504) 734-8448; www.hobnobbercafe.com
The catfish platter includes french fries or potato salad. Monday's red beans and rice special comes with smoked sausage or a breaded pork chop. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Horinoya Restaurant
920 Poydras St., (504) 561-8914; www.horinoyarestaurant.com
The wagyu beef appetizer is a small portion of beef cooked tableside on a hot stone and served with ponzu sauce. Tuna tataki is seared rare tuna served with house sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Horn's
1940 Dauphine St., (504) 459-4676; www.hornsnola.com
Sweet potato and shrimp beignets are flash-fried and served with spicy mayonnaise. The waffle cochon is a cornbread waffle topped with pulled pork, chimichurri and house-pickled peppers. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Hoshun Restaurant
1601 St. Charles Ave., (504) 302-9716; www.hoshunrestaurant.com
The menu includes popular Chinese dishes and sushi. Honey mayo shrimp features jumbo shrimp sauteed with fruit and topped with honey mayonnaise sauce. X.O. beef is beef stir-fried with X.O. wine sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

House of Blues
225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com/neworleans/crossroads
The fish of the day is available sauteed, blackened or grilled and comes with vegetables and red rose garlic mashed potatoes. Dry-rubbed, slow-smoked St. Louis ribs are covered in house-made Kansas City-style barbecue sauce and served with barbecue baked beans and coleslaw. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards.  $$

Houston's Restaurant
1755 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-1578; www.hillstone.com/houstons
Grilled salmon comes with Creole mustard sauce, whipped potatoes and vegetables. Shrimp Louis salad combines poached jumbo shrimp, avocado, teardrop tomatoes and herbs over a lettuce wedge. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$$

The Howlin' Wolf Den
901 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www.thehowlinwolf.com
The Cuban sandwich includes slow-roasted pork, Chisesi ham, mozzarella, pickles and Creole mustard on a pressed Leidenheimer roll and is served with Zapp's chips and spicy slaw. Three Little Pigs features grilled Manda smoked sausage, hickory-smoked bacon, slow-roasted pulled pork, fried pickled onions, spicy slaw and barbecue sauce on a Dong Phuong brioche bun and is served with chips. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Huey P's Pizzeria
139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 366-1818; www.hueyps.com
Who Dat pizza is topped with prosciutto, ground beef, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and pepperoncini. Barbecue shrimp and grits features barbecue shrimp atop creamy cheese grits, served with a grilled biscuit. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Humble Bagel
4716 Freret St., (504) 355-3535; www.humblebagel.com
The bakery makes cinnamon raisin, onion, garlic, salt and whole wheat bagels, among others. Breakfast accompaniments include eggs, bacon, sausage, lox and cream cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Hummus & More
3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9228; www.hummusandmore.com
The menu includes hummus, baba ghanoush, stuffed grape leaves, moussaka, seared halloumi, gyros, kebabs, shawarma dishes, salads, baklava and more. Entrees such as rack of lamb are served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


Dollar signs reflect the average price of a dinner entree.
$ = $1-$10 • $$ = $11-$20 • >$$$ = $21-up


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