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New Orleans Winter Restaurant Guide 2015: Bar & Grill 

Ale
8124 Oak St.; (504) 324-6558; www.facebook.com/aleonoak
Lamb sliders are served with feta and mint chimichurri. The Mexican Coke-braised brisket sandwich comes with coleslaw and roasted garlic aioli. Reservations accepted for large parties. Late-lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

American Sports Saloon
1200 Decatur St., (504) 300-1782; www.facebook.com/americansportssaloon

Jumbo wings are served with a choice of house-made sauces such as Memphis barbecue, mild Buffalo, garlic lemon, chipotle and more. The cochon de lait sandwich is dressed with coleslaw and Creole mustard and served with fries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Avenue Pub
1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com
Fried chicken plates are served on Wednesdays and include two pieces of chicken, salad and hand-cut french fries. The Pub burger features a Two Run Farms beef patty and comes with hand-cut fries. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Balcony Bar & Cafe
3201 Magazine St., (504) 895-1600
The Balcony burger is dressed with tomato, grilled onions, green peppers, mushrooms, bacon and jalapeno. Grilled chicken, cheese, onions, bell peppers and tomato fill quesadillas topped with salsa and sour cream. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Barley Oak
2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-7420; www.thebarleyoak.com
The Reuben combines corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on marbled rye and comes with chips or potato salad. Burgers feature hand-made patties and come with potato salad or chips. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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

The Beach House Bar & Grill
124 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9331; www.beachhousemandeville.com
The Aloha burger is made with Swiss cheese, grilled pineapple, lettuce and teriyaki. Fish tacos feature grilled, blackened or fried fish, white corn or flour tortillas, shredded cabbage, taco sauce and Caribbean-style mango salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Beachcorner Bar & Grill
4905 Canal St., (504) 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com
The 10-ounce hickory-smoked cheddar burger is dressed with sharp cheddar, grilled onions and house-made hickory sauce. Bar noshing items include bacon cheese fries, chicken tenders chicken quesadilla rolls and potato skins. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Bellocq
The Hotel Modern, 2 Lee Circle, (504) 962-0911; www.bellocqnola.com
The grilled cheese sandwich features manchego, rabbit, peppers and orange. Grilled "country bread n' fixins" offers individual jars of spread, or a platter with all six — smoked Gulf fish, deviled ham, beet hummus, pimento cheese, red bean dip and pickled egg salad. Reservations accepted. Dinner Sun., dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Buffa's Lounge
1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038; www.buffasbar.com
The menu includes wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads and Creole favorites. Bratwurst jambalaya is made with beer-soaked Johnsonville brats. The Buffa's burger is a half-pound ground beef patty dressed with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

The Bulldog
3236 Magazine St., (504) 891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-4191; www.draftfreak.com
The Buffalo chicken sandwich features fried chicken tenders tossed in Moe's wing sauce and served on a cheddar-jalapeno wheat bun with either blue cheese or ranch dressing. King's nachos are topped with refried beans, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Buster's Place
519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; www.busters- placeonline.com
Buster's Colossal burger is a half-pound char-grilled patty dressed with bacon, sauteed onions and mushrooms and American, cheddar and Swiss cheeses on a sweet mesquite bun served with french fries. Pontchartrain redfish is a 9- to 11-ounce blackened redfish fillet topped with crawfish-mushroom sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Carousel Bar and Lounge
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com
The Mini Monte includes a pair of 3-inch po-boys (one fried oyster, one fried shrimp) dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and remoulade. Seafood beignets include two blue crab and two crawfish beignets with brown butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Coop's Place
1109 Decatur St., (504) 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net
Jambalaya features rabbit and smoked pork sausage, and the "supreme" version adds shrimp, tasso and crawfish tails. Smoked duck quesadillas are served with orange sauce, salsa and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Copper Monkey Bar & Grill
725 Conti St., (504) 527-0869; www.coppermonkeygrill.com
The chicken Caesar wrap bundles marinated chicken, romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan and Caesar dressing in a tortilla. Monkey buns feature fried beignets stuffed with banana, sugar, cinnamon and cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Deja Vu Bar & Grill
400 Dauphine St., (504) 523-1931; www.dejavunola.com
The shrimp po-boy features Cajun-seasoned shrimp, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato with pickles on the side. Southern pot roast features home-style beef roast topped with brown gravy and served with mashed potatoes. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap
132 Royal St., (504) 309-4797; www.olesaint.com
The restaurant offers a range of regional dishes and a large selection of Louisiana craft beers. Mississippi rabbit pot pie is made with corn, carrots and cherry tomatoes. Blackened Des Allemands catfish meuniere is served with stewed mustard greens over Anson Mills grits. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Down The Hatch
1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com
Pulled pork nachos feature barbecued pulled pork, tomatoes, red onions, scallions, bacon and fried jalapenos. The Asian-Cajun burger is topped with tomatoes, bacon, jalapenos, pepper Jack cheese, caramelized onions and sweet ginger-soy sauce and served with fries or thinly sliced house-made onion rings. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Finn McCool's
3701 Banks St., (504) 486-9080; www.finnmccools.com
Lamb shepherd's pie is topped with cheese and mashed potatoes and served with arugula salad and bread. An assortment of tempura-fried vegetables is served with Sriracha mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

GB's Patio Bar & Grill
8117 Maple St., (504) 861-0067
The menu includes chili-cheese fries, nachos, Angus beef burgers, hot dogs and chicken. An 8-ounce Allen Brothers filet mignon is served with salad and a baked potato, onion rings, french fries or sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Handsome Willy's Patio Bar & Lounge
218 S. Robertson St., (504) 525-0377; www.handsomewillys.com
Handsome Willy's hosts pop-up barbecue restaurant Karibu Kitchen, which serves rotisserie meats every Tuesday night. The Flying Pig burrito combines ginger beer-marinated pulled pork, bacon, hot peppers and cheddar. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Harbor Bar & Grill
3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 832-4117; www.theharborbarandgrill.com
The filet special features an 8-ounce steak, potatoes and string beans. The Harbor burger is a 12-ounce patty topped with melted cheddar on po-boy bread or a bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Jigger's Bar and Grill
1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555
The Ultimate quesadilla is two quesadillas — one filled with blackened chicken and cheddar, one with roasted corn, black bean salsa and cheddar — pressed together with cheddar cheese. The Jigger burger is stuffed with pepper Jack cheese and topped with tasso and hot sausage. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Lager's International Ale House
3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923; www.lagersmetairie.draftfreak.com
Grilled ahi tuna is served on a salad of spinach, chopped walnuts, goat cheese, red onions and tomatoes. The Philly cheese steak wrap features thinly sliced steak, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese with spicy jus. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Liuzza's by the Track
1518 N. Lopez St., (504) 218-7888; www.liuzzasnola.com
The neighborhood bar's kitchen serves Creole gumbo made with shrimp, chicken and smoked sausage. The barbecue shrimp po-boy features shrimp cooked in peppery butter sauce and served in a hollowed-out pistolette. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Diners share sandwiches and Mexican dishes at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar - & Restaurant. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Diners share sandwiches and Mexican dishes at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant.

Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurfers.com
Cabo shrimp and grits includes honey-jalapeno-chili-marinated shrimp served over poblano pepper Jack grits. Todo Santos fish tacos are stuffed with smoked fish and topped with chipotle slaw and avocado crema. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Manning's Eat - Drink - Cheer
519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8072; www.facebook.com/manningsnola
The Archie burger features a patty made with ground Louisiana beef and brisket dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and red onions and is served with fries. Southern nachos are yellow and blue corn chips topped with machaca (shredded beef), pico de gallo, cheese sauce, jalapenos and sour cream. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Melius Bar & Cafe
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
The cordon bleu burger features a half-pound ground sirloin patty topped with Creole mustard, ham and Swiss cheese. The jalapeno burger is piled with jalapenos and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mid City Yacht Club
440 S. St. Patrick St., (504) 483-2517; www.midcityyachtclub.com
Bacon macaroni and cheese poppers are stuffed with Parmesan, Romano, cheddar, Asiago and fontina cheese sauce and come with honey-mustard dipping sauce. Buffalo frog legs are prepared like hot wings, with spicy sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Cody Loggins, Irvin Morgan and Josh Garic serve gourmet pizzas and small plates at Queen & Crescent Hotel Bar. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Cody Loggins, Irvin Morgan and Josh Garic serve gourmet pizzas and small plates at Queen & Crescent Hotel Bar.

Queen & Crescent Hotel Bar
344 Camp St., (504) 587-9700; www.qandc.com
The menu of shareable plates includes turkey leg confit poutine, featuring cheddar curds and turkey gravy over fries. The Cochon pizza is topped with roasted pork, caramelized onions, Fresno chilies and scallions. No reservations. Breakfast and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Recovery Room Bar and Grill
1715 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 309-4975
The Recovery burger features a ground beef and hot sausage patty served on a Leidenheimer bun. Golden-fried crab balls are served with house dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rendon Inn's Dugout Sports Bar & Grill
4301 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.facebook.com/rendoninn
Spinach artichoke dip is served with tortilla chips. The blackened chicken or shrimp wrap is dressed with lettuce, tomato and a choice of ranch, Caesar or balsamic dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Sandwiches and elevated pub fare are on the menu at Rivershack Tavern. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Sandwiches and elevated pub fare are on the menu at Rivershack Tavern.

Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com
Lamb shank is braised with red wine and aromatic winter vegetables and served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and lamb jus. The Shank-You burger features an 8-ounce beef patty and a hot sausage patty and is served with fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

St. Charles Tavern 1433 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9823; www.stcharlestavern.com
The restaurant serves breakfast all day and the menu also includes pizza, calzones, burgers, sandwiches and entrees such as red beans and rice. A Wednesday and Thursday special is rib-eye steak served with a loaded baked potato. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

Samuel's Blind Pelican
1628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-9398; www.theblindpelicanbar.com
The fried green tomato stack includes three lightly battered and fried tomato medallions, lump crabmeat, boiled shrimp and remoulade. The crawfish quesadilla is filled with sauteed bell peppers, garlic, crawfish tails and mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Shamrock
4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938; www.shamrockparty.com
The Turbo burger features a half-pound patty and comes with french fries. The Philly steak and cheese sandwich comes on a bun and is dressed with onions and bell peppers served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Shimmy Shack
1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442
Beef tournedos are served with merlot reduction and vegetables. Drum piquante comes with garlic-port reduction and a ginger-peach sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Sidelines Bar & Grill
1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-4002
Sidelines' brioche brisket combines smoked brisket, pepper Jack cheese, red onions, pickles and barbecue sauce on a warm brioche bun. Spicy chicken wings are served with blue cheese or ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Speakeasy Bar & Grill
4345 Williams Blvd., Suite F1, Kenner, (504) 466-4069; www.speakeasybargrill.com
The Speakeasy burger is made with half ground beef and half chopped smoked brisket. The Italian meatball sandwich is dressed with house-made marinara, onions and provolone cheese and served with chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Stepbrothers Bar & Grill
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856
The Cowboy burger is topped with bacon, cheddar, two onion rings, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, pickles, lettuce and tomatoes. The Super club sandwich combines ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato on white or wheat bread. Both come with chips or fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Tracey's
2604 Magazine St., (504) 897-5413; www.traceysnola.com
The neighborhood bar serves a menu of po-boys, gumbo, fried okra and more. A surf-and-turf po-boy combines fried shrimp and roast beef on po-boy bread. The Irish Sundae is potato salad topped with roast beef debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Union Station Pub & Grill
735 St. Joseph St., (504) 522-4934; www.unionstationneworleans.comThe Mediterranean seared tuna wrap combines tuna steak, mixed greens, red onions, Kalamata olives, feta and Mediterranean dressing in a tomato basil wrap. Stuffed baked potato skins are mashed potatoes topped with cheddar, bacon, chives and sour cream and deep fried. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Vic's Kangaroo Cafe
636 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 524-4329
Shepherd's pie is filled with ground beef and topped with garlic mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese. Jambalaya is made with spicy rice, chicken, spicy sausage and vegetables. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Warehouse Grille
869 Magazine St., (504) 322-2188; www.warehousegrille.com
The pork rib-eye comes with cornbread stuffing, asparagus and raspberries. Tuna St. Julian is grilled tuna served with julienned vegetables, Crystal butter and roasted poblano rouille. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$





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