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click to enlarge Nirvana Indian Cuisine’s Flag of India features saag paneer, malai kebab and butter chicken.

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Nirvana Indian Cuisine’s Flag of India features saag paneer, malai kebab and butter chicken.

N 7
1117 Montegut St.
Prepared fresh fish include sake-cured salmon and yellowtail carpaccio. A selection of canned seafood includes spiced calamari in ragout from Portugal. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit Cards $$

2891 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566;
Shrimp Lafourche features Louisiana shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and served with grilled asparagus and white wine butter sauce. Steaks such as grilled rib-eye can be topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, barbecue shrimp, au poivre sauce or blue cheese. 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;
California club nachos feature melted cheddar Jack cheese, bacon, grilled chicken, lettuce, pico de gallo and chipotle ranch dressing. The Green Monster burrito bundles zucchini, squash, spinach, corn, pico de gallo, black beans and salsa verde in a spinach tortilla and is served with Chihuahua roasted red pepper and ancho pepper aioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Naked Pizza
6307 S. Miro St., (504) 865-0244;
The Superbiotic pizza includes artichoke, spinach, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, red onion and cilantro. The Greenhouse pie is topped with red sauce, red onion, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, black olives and mushrooms. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

4077 Tulane Ave., (504) 483-8899;
The combination vermicelli bowl features rice noodles topped with shrimp balls, grilled pork and chicken, an egg roll, lettuce, sprouts, basil, mint and crushed peanuts. Shaken pho bac is beef bone marrow broth with flat noodles and a choice of meat or seafood wok-seared with bone marrow oil, onions and garlic. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Napoleon House
500 Chartres St., (504) 524-9752;
The house specialty is a warm muffuletta filled with ham, Genoa salami, pastrami, olive salad and provolone and Swiss cheeses. Shrimp remoulade tops an avocado. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

New Orleans Creole Cookery
508 Toulouse St., (504) 524-9632;
Sauteed snapper Pontchartrain is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and hollandaise and served with green beans and garlic roasted potatoes. Duck Lafitte features duck breast served with raspberry compote, Creole risotto and grilled asparagus. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. 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 menu includes red beans and rice, fried chicken, shrimp Creole and more. Char-grilled oysters are topped with butter and cheese sauce. The seafood platter features fried shrimp, oysters, fish, a stuffed crab and two sides. 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;
The menu includes grilled beef, chicken, pork or shrimp vermicelli bowls. Chicken coleslaw salad combines cabbage, carrots, Thai basil, roasted onions, prawn crackers and fish sauce vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Nirvana Indian Cuisine
4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797;
The menu includes curries, tandoor oven baked items, samosas, pakoras, an array of Indian breads and many vegetarian dishes. Vegetarian paneer is served with baby corn and mushrooms. The Nirvana special features buttered chicken, a lamb kebab and Manchurian shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

NOLA Grind
2633 Napoleon Ave., (504) 325-2447;
The Elvis features grilled wheat toast topped with peanut butter, banana, honey and powdered sugar, served with a side of bacon. The Tchoup chicken salad is white meat chicken salad served with lettuce and tomato on a croissant. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

NOLA Restaurant
534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652;
Pork 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;
Seared Atlantic salmon is served with lemon-butter caper sauce, spinach and sauteed vegetables. Shrimp Diablo features pan-seared shrimp, house-made fettuccine and spicy arrabbiata sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Nonna Randazzo's
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;
A grilled vegetable panino is made with zucchini, squash, eggplant, mushrooms, red pepper, onion, crumbled feta and salsa. Baked goods include iced Italian fig cookies and chocolate biscotti balls. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Noodle & Pie
741 State St., (504) 252-9431;
The family-style hot pot for four features a large pot of broth (chicken or seafood) and raw vegetables, meats and seafood to cook on a burner at the table. Charred bok choy comes with king oyster mushrooms, ginger oyster sauce and fried shallots. 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.  $$$ 

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

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