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A MANO
870 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 208-9280; www.amanonola.com
Rabbit and pork meatballs come with spring onion risotto. Squid ink fettuccine is tossed with Louisiana crawfish and cherry tomatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ABITA BAR-B-Q
69399 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205; www.abitabbq.com
Slow-cooked ribs, chicken and pulled pork can be ordered as part of a combination platter or in a sandwich or po-boy. House-made boudin dressing, coleslaw and turnip greens are popular side items. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ABITA BREW PUB
72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com
Chicken Abitafeller combines grilled chicken and fried oysters atop creamed spinach and shrimp-herb cream sauce and is served with smashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. The Paradise burger features a 10-ounce patty. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ACME OYSTER & SEAFOOD HOUSE
724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www.acmeoyster.com
The New Orleans medley includes samples of gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and grilled smoked sausage. The Peacemaker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with Tabasco-infused mayo. Reservation policies vary by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ACROPOLIS CUISINE
3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-9046
Fried ravioli is seared in olive oil and served with marinara sauce. The souvlaki wrap combines marinated and grilled pork, lettuce, tomato, grilled sweet peppers, Bermuda onions and tzatziki sauce and comes with steak fries or grilled vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ADOLFO'S
611 Frenchmen St., (504) 948-3800
Crabmeat and corn cannelloni is drenched in spicy pink sauce. The fish Ocean gives diners a choice of five types of fish, which is pan-fried and topped with shrimp, crawfish or crabmeat. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Cash only. $$

ADRIAN'S BAKERY
2016 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 875-4302; 4710 Paris Ave., (504) 282-2283; www.adrians-bakery.com
The bakery offers donuts, eclairs, pastries, turtles, doberge squares and custom cakes. Praline cake is similar to a pound cake with praline topping. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

ALBASHA GREEK & LEBANESE RESTAURANT
1958 N. Hwy. 190, Suite A, Covington, (985) 867-8292; 3501 Severn Ave., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8441; www.albashabr.com
The Albasha platter can be ordered with chicken shawarma, gyros or kebabs and comes with stuffed grape leaves, kibbeh, hummus and rice. Broiled shrimp scampi are topped with sauteed mushrooms and bell pepper. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ALIBI BAR AND GRILL
811 Iberville St., (504) 522-9187; www.alibineworleans.com
Alibi Killer Fries top a pound of fries with chili, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, jalapenos, onions, salsa and sour cream. The shrimp plate features fried jumbo shrimp, fries and toast points. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ALLEGRO BISTRO
1100 Poydras St., (504) 582-2350; www.allegrobistro.com
Grilled salmon is served atop sauteed spinach with Creole mustard sauce. Paneed veal piccata features lemon-caper cream sauce and is served with angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

THE AMERICAN SECTOR
The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940; www.nationalww2museum.org/american-sector
Grilled black drum is served with farro and Covey Rise Farms vegetables. Spaghetti with red gravy comes with alligator and pork cheek meatballs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ANCORA PIZZERIA & SALUMERIA
4508 Freret St., (504) 324-1636; www.ancorapizza.com
The puttanesca pizza has tomatoes, olives, anchovies, oregano and capers on top. The Anti Pizza plate includes a sampling of all the available appetizers, including bruschetta and cured meats. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ANDREA'S RESTAURANT
3100 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com
Get crawfish or crabmeat ravioli with cream sauce. The crab cake Andrea features sliced eggplant in Italian seasonings topped with Louisiana crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

click to enlarge Angeletto’s Pizza serves pizza, pasta and more. - PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photos by Cheryl Gerber
  • Angeletto’s Pizza serves pizza, pasta and more.

ANGELETTO'S PIZZA
220 S. Robertson St., (504) 581-3500; www.angelettospizzeria.com
The El Dorado pizza puts a Southwestern spin on the classic pie with toppings like tomato salsa, mozzarella, ground beef, cilantro and sweet corn. Manicotti is filled with spinach and herbed ricotta and covered with house-made red sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ANGELI ON DECATUR
1141 Decatur St., (504) 566-0077; www.angelirestaurant.webs.com
The Lucifer pizza features marinara, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, onions and roasted red peppers. The Italian Feast sandwich contains mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, Genoa salami, red onions, lettuce and tomato and is served with salad, potato chips or pasta salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ANGELO BROCATO
214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com
Sicilian cannoli are stuffed with ricotta cheese, chocolate chips and citron. Blood orange sorbet is made on site with blood oranges, sugar and water. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

ANNADELE'S PLANTATION
71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 809-7669; www.annadeles.com
Cheesecake St. Tammany features barbecue shrimp atop a savory caramelized onion and shrimp cheesecake. Grilled bison steak is served with grilled onions and mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

ANTOINE'S ANNEX
513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com
The roasted turkey panino is served on a pistolette and combines oven-roasted turkey, Swiss cheese and Creole mustard. The Caprese sandwich features thick-sliced mozzarella, Creole tomato, basil pesto and balsamic vinaigrette on a pistolette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ANTOINE'S RESTAURANT
713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www.antoines.com
Oyster a la Foch is served with rich Colbert sauce and features fried oysters on toast buttered with pate de foie gras. Crabmeat au gratin blends lump crabmeat with cream sauce and is sprinkled with a mixture of cheese and French breadcrumbs. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

APOLLINE RESTAURANT
4729 Magazine St., (504) 894-8881; www.apollinerestaurant.com
Shrimp and grits feature Abita Amber barbecue sauce, Jacob's Andouille and goat cheese grits. The seared diver scallops are served atop a bacon plank with corn maque choux. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ARNAUD'S RESTAURANT
813 Bienville St., (504) 523-5433; www.arnaudsrestaurant.com
Shrimp Arnaud features Gulf shrimp slathered in Creole remoulade. Filet mignon au poivre features a pepper-crusted filet topped with French brandy cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ARTZ BAGELZ
3138 Magazine St., (504) 309-7557; www.artzbagelz.com
Artz bakes a variety of bagels in house. Bagels and lox come with cream cheese, red onion, tomato and capers. The Downtown sandwich combines turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, sprouts, lettuce, tomato and mayo and is served with chips, potato salad or coleslaw. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

ASSUNTA'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
2631 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-9768; www.assuntas.com
Assunta's frutti di mare is a combination of shrimp, crawfish, oysters, calamari, mussels, clams and bay scallops sauteed with diced tomatoes, olive oil, marinara and garlic. Veal Assunta features fried veal topped with shrimp in bechamel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

ATCHAFALAYA
901 Louisiana Ave., (504) 891-9626; www.atchafalayarestaurant.com
Eggs Rockefeller features fried oysters, poached eggs, creamed spinach and bacon on a fried grit cake topped with Creole hollandaise. Vongole is served with bucatini, lacinato kale and ham hocks in tomato-shellfish broth. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ATTIKI BAR & GRILL
230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com
This hookah and martini lounge and restaurant offers dishes like tomato Buffala, featuring baked tomatoes and mozzarella topped with basil and olive oil. Filet mignon is grilled, topped with creamy mushroom sauce and served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

AUDUBON CLUBHOUSE CAFE
6500 Magazine St., (504) 212-5285; www.auduboninstitute.org
The Orleans Classic club piles ham, turkey, bacon, American cheese, lettuce and tomatoes on white or wheat toast, and is served with a choice of chips, fries, onion rings or salad. The Irish Channel chicken cobb sandwich features sliced chicken, Swiss cheese, avocado and honey-Dijon on Asiago ciabatta toast. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

AUGUST MOON
875 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 302-7977; 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; www.moonnola.com
In the Sichuan eggplant dish, sauteed vegetables are tossed in a rich and spicy garlic sauce. The Cantonese lobster features two large tails chopped and cooked with water chestnuts, egg, bamboo shoots and onions in a traditional sauce and is served with jasmine rice. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

AUSTIN'S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE
5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno.com
Austin's serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Roasted Louisiana redfish is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and wild mushrooms and served with brabant potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

AVENUE PUB
1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243; www.avenuepub.com
Burgers feature handmade patties on ciabatta. French fries are served with garlic bechamel. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

AVERY'S PO-BOYS
2510 Tulane Ave., (504) 821-4110; www.averysontulane.com
Onion rings are dipped in tempura batter before being fried and served with a tangy horseradish cream sauce. The Buffalo shrimp po-boy is dressed with tomato, lettuce, mayo and pickles. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $


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