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New Orleans Winter Restaurant Guide 2015: Neighborhood 

Bar Redux
801 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083;
The menu includes gumbo, wings, vegetarian burgers and more. Chicken and andouille gumbo features a dark roux seasoned with sassafras. Red beans come with fried chicken dredged in a blend of white and corn flour and 15 herbs and spices. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Betsy's Pancake House
2542 Canal St., (504) 822-0213
This diner serves breakfast plates and home-style lunch specials. The breakfast special features two eggs, bacon, grits and pancakes or toast. Lunch specials include red beans and rice with smoked sausage, a pork chop or ham shank and baked, barbecued or fried chicken with macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Bistro Byronz
1901 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-7595;
The Bistro Bomber includes roast beef, provolone, caramelized onions and horseradish sauce. The chicken Caesar sandwich is a Parmesan- and breadcrumb-crusted chicken breast topped with mozzarella, provolone, lettuce, tomato and red onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Blue Line Sandwich Co.
2023 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-3773;
The cochon de lait biscuit features slow-cooked Chappapeela Farms pork and grilled tomatoes smothered with red-eye gravy and served open faced with a fried egg. The St. Patty's Day Massacre includes house-made corned beef, duck pastrami, Abita-braised cabbage and remoulade on marble rye. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Booty's Street Food
800 Louisa St., (504) 266-2887;
Ca kho to is Vietnamese caramelized catfish served with steamed rice, peas and pickled mung bean sprouts. Lomi lomi is a salad made with cured salmon, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and chili water. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Brothers Ole New Orleans Cafe
1502 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, (504) 366-1073;
The seafood muffuletta features shrimp, oysters, catfish and crab on a muffuletta bun. The Who Dat burger is a half-pound patty topped with bacon and cheddar served with steak fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Bruno's Tavern
7538 Maple St., (504) 861-7615;
Debris fries are Creole-seasoned and topped with roast beef debris, pepper Jack and cheddar cheeses and horseradish cream sauce. Buffalo Bruno features a breaded and fried chicken breast tossed in Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese and served with a side of ranch dressing. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Cafe B
2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700;
Creole crab dip is made with Lake Pontchartrain crabmeat, house-made Creole cream cheese and scallions, topped with chevre and served with toasted brioche. Grilled black drum is served with roasted spaghetti squash, wild mushrooms and charred Vidalia onions and drizzled with aged balsamic and extra virgin olive oil. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Navarre
800 Navarre Ave., (504) 483-8828;
The turkey and avocado Benedict features grilled turkey, avocado and poached eggs on toasted English muffins with hollandaise and grits or hash browns. The pressed Cuban sandwich combines roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise and yellow mustard. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Reconcile
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 568-1157;
The menu features classic Creole dishes. Smothered pork chops are served with rice and gravy and two sides. Shrimp and eggplant Jennifer is served with two sides. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe Rose Nicaud
632 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-3300;
The roasted butternut squash pecan salad includes kale, red onions, roasted squash, goat cheese, cranberries and spiced pecans. Rose Benedict features sunny-side up eggs over rosemary cheese grits, caramelized onions, portobello mushrooms, avocado, tomato, arugula and Asiago cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

8801 Oak St., (504) 298-8689;
Riverbend fries are topped with Poche's andouille and house-made pimento cheese. Al pastor tacos are corn tortillas filled with achiote-rubbed pork, queso fresco, arroz verde, black beans and charred pineapple salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

8237 Oak St., (504) 302-1965;
The It's Not Easy Being Green smoothie features kale, spinach, cucumber, green apple and bell pepper juices blended with mangos, peaches and bananas. Juice options include fresh-squeezed orange juice and house-made lemonade with agave nectar. Delivery available. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

District: Donuts. Sliders.Brew
2209 Magazine St., (504) 570-6945;
Five-spice duck sliders are filled with rare duck, Granny Smith apples, pickled red onion, sweet and spicy pepper jelly and duck skin cracklings. Toppings on the seven-layer doughnut include caramel glaze, toasted pecan and coconut, graham cracker and milk chocolate. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Fat Harry's
4430 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9582;
The Jazz burger is a ground beef and hot sausage patty topped with barbecue sauce and cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Buffalo wings feature five drumettes and five wings tossed in Crystal-based Buffalo sauce and served with celery and blue cheese. No reservations. 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 is served with hot bread. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Frankie and Johnny's Restaurant
321 Arabella St., (504) 243-1234;
The menu includes fried and grilled seafood on po-boys and platters, red beans and rice, boiled shrimp and more. Oyster nachos can be ordered by the dozen or half-dozen and feature fried oysters topped with spicy garlic remoulade and pico de gallo all atop tortilla chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Fury's Restaurant
724 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, (504) 834-5646;
Trout Carrie is a fillet topped with sauteed crabmeat and scallions and served with salad, vegetables and pasta. Bell peppers are stuffed with eggplant, shrimp and crabmeat and served with pasta. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Guy's Po Boys
5259 Magazine St., (504) 891-5025
This corner po-boy shop serves classics such fried shrimp on Leidenheimer bread. The breaded pork chop po-boy can be dressed with cheddar and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $

High Hat Cafe
4500 Freret St., (504) 754-1336;
Applewood-smoked bacon-wrapped meatloaf is served with mashed potatoes and braised collard greens. Oyster-fennel soup is a signature dish. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

K.Y.'s Olde Towne Bicycle Shop
2267 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-1911;
The menu includes po-boys and fried seafood dishes. Oysters bordelaise features fried oysters over spaghetti tossed with olive oil, garlic, butter and Parmesan. There's a daily grilled Gulf fish special. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

515 Harrison Ave., (504) 484-0841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, (504) 737-3933;
Red beans and rice comes with sausage or chicken. The roast beef po-boy features house-cooked roast beef on Gendusa Bakery bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Liuzza's Restaurant and Bar
3636 Bienville St., (504) 482-9120;
The menu features Creole and Italian dishes. The Frenchuletta is a muffuletta served hot on French bread. Eggplant Parmesan is served with pasta, red gravy, salad and garlic bread. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$

900 Harrison Ave., (504) 224-2633;
Chef Susan Spicer's menu combines ingredients and dishes from around the globe. Pork belly steamed buns feature pork belly glazed with seasonal fruit-hoisin sauce and are served with snow pea and radish salad. The Cuban sandwich features smoked ham, roasted pork, Gruyere cheese, pickles and plantains. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

P&G Restaurant
345 Baronne St., (504) 525-9678
Baked fish is served with lemon wedges, potatoes and green beans. Red beans and rice come with smoked or hot sausage and French bread. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Patio Restaurant
5540 Crowder Blvd., (504) 240-6744;
The menu includes po-boys, fried seafood and daily lunch specials. The seafood baked potato is loaded with crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish, scallions and cheese. Turkey wings are smothered in gravy and served with rice and vegetables. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe
7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810;
Crab cakes Benedict features two poached eggs atop crab cakes with hollandaise and brabant potatoes, grits or fruit. The Mediterranean omelet is filled with creamed spinach and artichokes, tomato and onion and topped with feta and mozzarella cheeses and served with potatoes or grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

The Rusty Pelican
500 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 778-0364;
The Girod Street burger is topped with pepper Jack cheese, barbecue sauce and two fried onion rings. Panko-crusted crab cakes are served with remoulade. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

click to enlarge Seed serves eggplant with spaghetti and a wrap. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Seed serves eggplant with spaghetti and a wrap.

1330 Prytania St., (504) 302-2599;
The cafe uses local organic produce across its menu. The eggplant po-boy is filled with thin-sliced, fried eggplant and grilled onions and peppers. Raw pad thai features cucumber, red pepper, sprouts and almond butter sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Southside Cafe
3154 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-6133;
The Peacemaker po-boy features a dozen fried oysters, two fried eggs and smoked Applewood bacon on Leidenheimer French bread. The jumbo seafood platter includes fried oysters, fish, shrimp, a soft-shell crab, hushpuppies and a choice of sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Times Grill
1827 Front St., Suite 1, Slidell, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161; Catfish Tchefuncte is a fried fillet topped with crawfish cream sauce and served over rice. The Sweet Heat bacon cheeseburger is topped with melted cheddar cheese, hickory barbecue sauce and hickory-smoked bacon. It comes with a choice of fries, potato salad or Creole coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Vazquez Seafood & Po-boy Restaurant
515 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-9336;
Breaded pork chops are served with lima beans. Chicken Parmesan comes on a bed of angel hair pasta. All entrees are served with salad and bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Waffles on Maple
7712 Maple St., (504) 304-2662;
The Heart Attack waffle is topped with two fried eggs, Muenster, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and caramelized onions, mushrooms and jalapenos. The Monkey Madness waffle is loaded with bananas, sliced almonds, whipped cream and chocolate ganache. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue
Brewpub | Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban | Chinese
Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole | Deli | Diner
Filipino | Fondue | French | German | Greek | Indian & Pakistani
Irish | Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
Mexican/Southwestern | Music and Food | Neighborhood
Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys | Seafood | Steakhouse
Tapas & Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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