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CC'S COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUSE
Citywide; www.communitycoffee.com
CC's serves an array of hot and cold coffee drinks and teas, as well as pastries, cookies, scones, muffins and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Credit cards. $

CADDYSHACK
3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-1799
Fried catfish Acadiana is topped with etouffee and comes with potato salad. A grilled chicken breast is served with spinach and artichoke with vegetables and bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE ADELAIDE AND SWIZZLE STICK BAR
300 Poydras St., (504) 595-3305; www.cafeadelaide.com
The shrimp and tasso corndog features a skewered jumbo shrimp dipped in tasso batter served with pickled okra and pepper jelly. The Commander's turtle soup features local turtle in dark roux. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE AMELIE
912 Royal St., (504) 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com
Jumbo lump Louisiana crab cake comes with a citrus drizzle over local baby greens. Jerk pork tenderloin is served with a mango and scotch bonnet pepper glaze, wilted greens, coconut rice and beans. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE AT THE SQUARE
500 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-7831; www.cafeatthesquare.com
A local take on the BLT adds fried green tomatoes and remoulade to smoked bacon and arugula on ciabatta. Handmade crab cakes come with salad. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE B
2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com
Creole crab dip features Lake Pontchartrain lump crabmeat, house-made Creole cream cheese, scallions, toasted chevre and brioche. Grilled puppy drum is served with wild mushroom confit, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onions, balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE BEIGNET
311 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2611; 334 B Royal St., (504) 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com
Gumbo brims with chicken and sausage and is served with rice and French bread. The Royal Croissant layers Louisiana ham and white cheddar on a toasted croissant dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and honey mustard. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE D'CAPPUCCINO
4041 Williams Blvd., Suite B8, Kenner, (504) 443-2299; www.cafedcappuccino.com
The Texas barbecue smoky chicken wrap special combines barbecued chicken, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato in a tortilla. The grilled chicken Caesar wrap features marinated grilled chicken, lettuce, Caesar dressing and Parmesan cheese in a wheat tortilla. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE DAUPHINE
5229 Dauphine St., (504) 309-6391; www.cafedauphinenola.com
Lizardi rolls are egg rolls filled with cabbage, crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish, seasoned with a mixture of Cajun and Asian spices and served with sweet chili sauce. Char-grilled redfish is served with white wine cream sauce, spinach, crawfish and sauteed red onions. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE DEGAS
3127 Esplanade Ave., (504) 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com
Les moules au fenouil feature Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in white wine, fennel and fresh herbs and served with pomme frites and roasted garlic aioli. The roasted semi-boneless Texas quail is served over baby mizuna with smoked Vidalia onions, English cucumbers, berries, kumquats, goat cheese and toasted almonds in Champagne vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE DITALI'S
1650 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, (504) 361-0058; www.ditalis.com
Spicy shrimp and penne pasta is topped with a blend of Alfredo and marinara sauces. The Get Fit salad combines spinach, grilled chicken, cranberries, blue cheese, pecans and house-made citrus vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE DU MONDE
Citywide; www.cafedumonde.com
Cafe du Monde serves its signature beignets topped with powdered sugar. Wash them down with a cafe au lait or iced coffee. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

CAFE EAST
4628 Rye St., Metairie, (504) 888-0078; www.cafeeastnola.com
Thai red snapper is pan-roasted and served with artichokes and potatoes in green curry sauce. The Cafe East trio is a stir-fry combining shrimp, beef, chicken, mushrooms and okra in spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE EQUATOR
2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4772; www.cafeequator.com
Lava beef or pork features sauteed slices of meat in Thai sauce. Ginger Tori combines sauteed chicken, mushrooms and vegetables in ginger sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$

CAFE FLEUR-DE-LIS
307 Chartres St., (504) 529-9641
The fleur de lis omelet combines crawfish tails, pepper Jack cheese, bell peppers and onions and is topped with Cajun crawfish sauce. Eggs Benedict features a large biscuit topped with sliced ham, poached eggs and hollandaise and comes with hash browns. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE FRERET
7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com
The Freret spinach salad features spinach, diced tomatoes, cran-raisins, fresh mushrooms and blue cheese. The muffuletta is layered with mortadella, ham, provolone, Genoa salami and house-made olive salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.- Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CAFE GIOVANNI
117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni.com
Chef Duke LoCicero's spaghetti and meatballs feature two veal, pork and beef meatballs and spaghetti marinara. Shrimp and duck Decatur features grilled shrimp and marinated Cajun duck breast in spicy tasso and mushroom sauce with vegetable orzo. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE GRANADA
1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1612; www.cafegranadanola.com
The cafe serves tapas, including many vegetarian items, several different paellas as well as Spanish and Mediterranean dishes. Seafood paella combines shrimp, mussels, clams, chicken, calamari and chorizo. Pulpo Galiciano is grilled Gulf octopus served with lemon, garlic, parsley and extra-virgin olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE LYNN
3051 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-9007; www.cafelynn.com
Semi-boneless quail is pan-roasted and served with lemon, herbs and brown sauce. The fish of the day is topped with crabmeat and brown butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE MASPERO
601 Decatur St., (504) 523-6250; www.cafemaspero.com
Oven-warmed corned beef and Swiss are piled high on a Leidenheimer French roll. The seafood platter has fried catfish, shrimp, oysters and calamari and salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE MINH
4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266; www.cafeminh.com
Chef Minh Bui draws from French and Vietnamese cuisines at his cafe. Duck confit is served with shallot-Dijon vinaigrette. Charcoal-grilled pork soup brims with egg noodles and baby bok choy. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAFE NAVARRE
800 Navarre Ave., (504) 483-8828
The thin-crust prosciutto and arugula pizza is made with garlic-basil sauce, prosciutto and arugula tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper. The spinach and artichoke panino features feta, tomatoes and mozzarella on sourdough bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CAFE NOMA
New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma.com
The chipotle-marinated Portobello slider is dressed with chipotle ketchup, spinach, red onions and Vermont cheddar. Vietnamese shrimp salad combines spring mix greens, carrot, cucumber, tomato, mint, crispy rice paper and lemon grass vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CAFE PONTALBA
546 St. Peter St., (504) 522-1180The Cajun combination features red beans and rice with smoked sausage, jambalaya and a cup of gumbo. Ragin' Cajun pasta includes shrimp, crawfish and andouille in spicy cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE OPERA
541 Bourbon St., (504) 648-2331; www.fourpointsfrenchquarter.com
Bronzed Gulf fish is served with sweet potato-corn hash and tomato beurre blanc. The Bourbon Street chicken features a Zapp's potato chips and pecan-crusted chicken breast with andouille sausage and mushrooms in bourbon cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE ROMA
1901 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 524-2419; www.caferomauptown.com
The Roma special sandwich is an Italian loaf filled with pepperoni, salami, ham, cheese, black olives and mushrooms. Chicken Caesar salad is tossed with house-made Caesar dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE ROSE NICAUD
632 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-3300; www.caferosenicaud.com
A pulled-pork banh mi is served on French bread. The Rose Benedict features two sunny-side-up eggs over a biscuit with caramelized onions, alligator sausage, arugula, avocado slices and balsamic vinaigrette and it comes with rosemary cheese grits. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ROYALE
3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8438; www.caferoyale.vpweb.com
The Philly Gentilly panino features ham, roast beef, onions and mushrooms with a choice of dressing. The Thai chicken salad combines chicken, romaine, sliced tomatoes, almonds and ginger-sesame and spicy peanut sauce dressing. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE SOULE
720 St. Louis St., (504) 304-4636; www.cafesoule.com
Eggplant medallions are layered with Louisiana shrimp sauteed in white wine with red, yellow and green peppers and topped with light cream sauce. Eggs Soule features two poached eggs atop a pair of lump crab cakes and hollandaise. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE ZIZZI
1401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 304-4888
The Zizziism features grilled shrimp, baby spinach, feta, sauteed mushrooms, grilled artichokes and sun-dried tomato pesto-ranch on a toasted quesadilla. The Zouthern Decadence po-boy is filled with smoked beef and pork debris, house-made Cajun gravy, caramelized onions, grilled peppers, melted cheddar cheese and creamy horseradish sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFFE! CAFFE!
3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com
Both locations serve comfort food like hearty vegetable soup with beef and pasta, or chipotle grilled chicken in a wrap. The avocado salad is topped with mango vinaigrette. No reservations. Clearview: Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. N. Hullen Street: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFFE LATTE DA
5860 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 818-0051; www.caffelatteda.com
Grilled tuna comes on a wheat bun with a choice of side. The California turkey wrap features avocado, spring mix greens and tomatoes in a sun-dried tomato tortilla. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAJUN GRILL & BAR
2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, Metairie, (504) 831-0095
The Super Seafood platter combines catfish, shrimp, oysters, a soft-shell crab, stuffed shrimp, fries, salad and a vegetable. There's also a New Orleans sampler with shrimp Creole, fried catfish, gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAJUN MIKE'S PUB
116 Baronne St., (504) 566-0055
The cochon de lait po-boy is topped with gravy, pickles and lettuce and served with fries. The gumbo of the day is served with French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CAMELLIA CAFE
525 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-6211; 69455 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com
The seafood platter includes fried catfish, shrimp and oysters, stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, hushpuppies, toast, a side and salad. The chef's salad is topped with turkey, cheese, tomatoes and bacon. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAMELLIA GRILL
540 Chartres St., (504) 522-1800; 626 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-2679
The po-boy selection includes roast beef, ham and cheese and hot dog and there's a muffuletta with corned beef, ham, Swiss cheese and olive dressing. The Hickmens burger is a 6-ounce patty topped with melted Swiss and sauteed mushrooms and onions. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAMPBELL'S COFFEE & TEA
516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992; www.campbellscoffee.com
Campbell's offers an array of coffees made with beans micro-roasted on site. The menu includes sandwiches from Columbia Street Natural Market and house-baked pastries such as muffin tops and cinnamon rolls. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

CANAL STREET BISTRO
3903 Canal St., (504) 482-1225; www.canalstreetbistro.com
Jager schnitzel is paneed, breaded pork loin served with house-made spaetzle and sweet and sour red cabbage. Fish Grand Cayman is poached in coconut milk yellow curry and served with mint rice and sliced mango. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CANSECO'S MARKET
1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-5979; 3135 Esplanade Ave., (504) 322-2595; 5217 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 218-8426; www.cansecosmarkets.com
These family-owned groceries have deli counters that serve house-made savory meat pies and pressed Cuban sandwiches filled with marinated pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAPDEVILLE
520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com
The Mayor burger is topped with Gouda, onions and smoked chili ketchup. The truffled mac and cheese is made with brown butter, sage, Parmesan, pancetta and peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CARMELO RISTORANTE
1901 Hwy.190, Mandeville, (985) 624-4844; www.carmeloristorante.com
Cacciucco is a seafood soup featuring clams, mussels, shrimp, lobster, calamari and fish. Grouper Leonora features roasted Gulf grouper topped with artichoke, shrimp and mushrooms in lemon butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun.-Mon. and Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CARMO
527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132; www.cafecarmo.com
The rico is a grilled plantain patty topped with melted panela cheese, spicy pork, salsa fresca, avocado and tangy sweet rico sauce. The Esmeralda salad features quinoa, black beans, corn, peppers and cilantro tossed with coconut-chili-lime vinaigrette and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds and Cotija cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAROUSEL BAR AND LOUNGE
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com
Mini Monte po-boys feature fried shrimp and fried oysters and are served dressed with Creole remoulade. Blue crab and crawfish beignets are also served by remoulade. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

CATE STREET SEAFOOD STATION
308 S. Cate St., Hammond, (985) 340-3891; www.catestreet308.com
Crunchy wasabi tuna is an 8-ounce tuna steak encrusted with crushed wasabi peas and served with wasabi mayo, citrus-soy sauce and teriyaki sauce. The Cate Street roll combines tuna, salmon, yellowtail, snow crab, avocado, asparagus and seaweed in soy paper and comes with eel sauce, the chef's special sauce and a spicy sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri. Credit cards. $$

CENTRAL GROCERY
923 Decatur St., (504) 523-1620; www.centralgrocery-neworleans.com
This Italian grocery is known for its muffuletta, which comes in whole or half rounds. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHAD'S BISTRO
3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; www.chadsbistro.com
The seafood Napoleon features eggplant medallions and crabmeat over pasta with shrimp au gratin sauce. Chad's Super Seafood platter combines fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, stuffed shrimp and stuffed crab, side dishes and hot buttered toast. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHARLIE'S SEAFOOD
8311 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 737-3700; www.charliesseafoodrestaurant.com
Mustard- and cornmeal-fried catfish is topped with Creole sauce and served over cheddar cheese stone-ground grits. Grilled fish is served with shrimp and crabmeat bordelaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHARLIE'S STEAK HOUSE
4510 Dryades St., (504) 895-9323; www.charliessteakhousenola.com
The wedge salad features iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, shaved onions and house blue cheese dressing. The Charlie is a 32-ounce thick-cut T-bone served on a sizzling hot platter. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CHARTRES HOUSE
601 Chartres St., (504) 586-8383; www.chartreshouse.com
Stuffed catfish features a fillet of Louisiana catfish stuffed with crawfish dressing, topped with lemon butter and served with steamed vegetables and Cajun potatoes. The Chartres burger is a grilled half-pound Angus beef patty topped with a hot sausage patty, provolone cheese and garlic mayonnaise on a jalapeno-cheddar bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

CHATEAU CAFE
139 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 286-1777; 701 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 461-9819; 3501 Chateau Blvd., Suite E4, Kenner, (504) 465-9444; www.chateaucafe.com
Chateau's Cali wrap bundles avocado, baby Swiss, smoked turkey, romaine lettuce, bacon and honey mustard in a wheat tortilla and comes with fries or chips. The Chateau burger is a grilled 8-ounce lean beef patty dressed and served on an onion bun. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHATEAU DU LAC BISTRO
2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-3773; www.chateaudulacbistro.com
Escargots bourguignons is served with garlic and parsley butter. The beef tenderloin tartare is seasoned with shallots, parsley, egg yolk, Worchestershire, capers and Tabasco. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

CHECKERED PARROT
132 Royal St., (504) 592-1270; www.checkeredparrot.com
Steak or chicken fajitas come with sauteed onions and green peppers, tomato, lettuce and flour tortillas. Po-boy options include oysters, shrimp, roast beef and turkey. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE
501 Esplanade Ave., (504) 281-4847
The half-pound Charlie burger comes dressed with lettuce, tomato and onion. A side of fries loaded with melted cheese makes for a hefty late night snack. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Burgers and fries are the main attraction at Cheeseburger Eddie’s. - PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photos by Cheryl Gerber
  • Burgers and fries are the main attraction at Cheeseburger Eddie’s.

CHEESEBURGER EDDIE'S
4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www.austinsno.com
This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. Ed's fried chicken, sandwiches, po-boys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. The Better Than Breakfast burger is made with an over-easy egg, bacon, cheddar cheese and hash browns. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHEESESTEAK BISTRO
528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; www.thecheesesteakbistro.com
The pizza steak sandwich combines grilled steak, marinara, Provolone cheese, onions, mushrooms and green peppers. Bistro eggs Benedict features poached eggs atop grilled English muffins or French bread with ham and hollandaise and is served with grits or hash-brown casserole. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHEF RON'S GUMBO STOP
2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; www.gumbostop.com
The seafood gumbo brims with shrimp, crawfish, crab, okra and diced tomatoes. Bayou scampi is a variation on New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp with an olive oil, garlic and white wine sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHERRYBERRY FROZEN YOGURT & SHAVED ICE
1901 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 231-7606; 1950 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 110, Harvey, (504) 267-4764; 3348 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite C, Metairie, (504) 322-2118; www.cherryberryyogurtbar.com
This frozen yogurt emporium offers gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, kosher, nonfat and low-fat options. Frozen yogurt flavors include sea salt caramel pretzel and mango sorbet. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHIBA
8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola.com
The strawberry Satsuma roll is yellow tail, mango and jalapeno rolled up with crunchy flakes and scallops, strawberries and satsuma ponzu sauce on top. Summer salmon is wrapped around fresh blackberry with arugula and tobiko caviar in a wasabi-miso sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHICKEN SUE'S
203 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 371-5546; www.chickensues.com
The City Park po-boy combines roast beef and creamy baked mac and cheese topped with brown gravy. French fries are topped with cheddar cheese and beef gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINA DOLL
830 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 366-1111
Empress lo mein combines sauteed roast pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, snow peas and bean sprouts with Chinese egg noodles in light sauce. Kung bo beef ding features beef, cauliflower, baby corn, peppers and cashews in spicy brown sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

CHINA ORCHID
702-704 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com
Sizzling black pepper beef is sauteed in brown sauce with onions and red and green peppers and served over rice. Lightly battered fried fish is topped with sweet-and-spicy sauce and served with steamed broccoli and shrimp fried rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHINA ROSE
3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 887-3295
The China Rose special is a marinated half duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. The spicy Mongolian beef or shrimp is served in hot garlic sauce. Dumplings are pan-fried and crisped with egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Chophouse New Orleans is a traditional steakhouse in the CBD. - PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photos by Cheryl Gerber
  • Chophouse New Orleans is a traditional steakhouse in the CBD.

CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS
322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; www.chophousenola.com
This traditional steak house offers large cuts of beef, a la carte sides and some seafood dishes. Side items include steamed asparagus, creamed spinach and a loaded baked potato. Redfish amandine is sauteed, and lump crabmeat is an optional addition. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CHURROS CAFE
3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, (504) 885-6516
The Cuban sandwich is prepared with house-cooked, hand-sliced pork, glazed ham, Swiss cheese, butter, pickles and mustard pressed on locally baked bread. The bistec relleno is sirloin steak stuffed with ham, bacon, onions, olives and parsley and simmered in garlic, onions, tomatoes and herb sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

CIRO'S COTE SUD
7918 Maple St., (504) 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com
Cotes d'Agneau grillees aux herbs de Provence is a grilled rack of lamb with Provencal herbs and vegetables. Les moules frites is a large bowl of steamed mussels served with pommes frites and a choice of marinieres, curry, Provencal or blue cheese sauce. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Cash and checks. $$

CITY DINER
3116 S. I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, (504) 831-1030; 5708 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 309-7614; www.citydiner.biz
City Diner offers creations like the Bottom of the Bowl: crawfish, crabmeat and shrimp in cream sauce topped with mixed cheeses in a seasoned bread bowl. The Cajun burger features a hot sausage and ground beef patty. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CLANCY'S
6100 Annunciation St., (504) 895-1111; www.clancysneworleans.com
Prince Edward Island mussels are steamed in andouille, onion and tomato broth and finished with fresh herbs and roasted tomatoes. Sauteed speckled trout is served with jumbo lump crabmeat and meuniere sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CLOVER GRILL
900 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1010; www.clovergrill.com
This retro-styled diner serves a lively crowd late into the night. The open-face biscuit comes smothered in country gravy. Battered chicken-fried steak comes with two eggs, toast and hash browns or grits. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

COCHON
930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski prepare updated Cajun dishes. Louisiana cochon is pork served with turnips, cabbage and cracklings. Fried alligator is served with chili-garlic aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

COFFEE RANI
234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; 3517 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-0560; www.coffeerani.com
The black bean burger features a bean and corn patty on a wheat bun with grilled zucchini and eggplant, roasted red peppers, red onions, avocado, three cheeses and chipotle mayo. Warm pita chips accompany the spinach and artichoke dip. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

COLD STONE CREAMERY
624 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 218-8900; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite F, Harahan, (504) 736-5037; 70380 Hwy. 21, Suite 3, Covington (985) 871-1470; www.coldstonecreamery.com
The Hot for Cookie is a warm medley of chocolate chip cookie and cookie dough, French vanilla ice cream, whipped topping and chocolate shavings. The Birthday Cake Remix combines cake batter ice cream, fudge, rainbow sprinkles and a brownie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Enjoy creative Creole dishes on the veranda at The Columns Hotel. - PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photos by Cheryl Gerber
  • Enjoy creative Creole dishes on the veranda at The Columns Hotel.

THE COLUMNS HOTEL
3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com
Pan-seared shrimp balls are served in Creole tomato sauce with horseradish cream. The fried soft shell crab Benedict served on a puff pastry is topped with poached eggs and Meyer lemon hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

COMMANDER'S PALACE
1403 Washington Ave., (504) 899-8221; www.commanders-palace.com
Chef Tory McPhail puts a creative spin on updated Creole cuisine in dishes like cranberry molasses lacquered quail. Brown butter-roasted Gulf fish is served with crab-boiled artichokes, smoked tomatoes, crispy capers and tarragon butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

COMMON GROUNDS
335 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 227-2200 Crab cake Benedict features poached eggs over a crab cake with hollandaise. The seafood platter combines fried shrimp, oysters, catfish and fries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

THE COMPANY BURGER
4600 Freret St., (504) 267-0320; www.thecompanyburger.com
The house specialty at this burger joint is the namesake Company Burger, assembled with two patties, bread-and-butter pickles, American cheese and red onions. The lamb burger features house-ground lamb, local feta, arugula and chili-mint glaze on a toasted bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $

COOP'S PLACE
1109 Decatur St., (504) 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net
Rabbit and sausage jambalaya is kicked up to "supreme" with the addition of shrimp, tasso and crawfish tails. Smoked duck quesadillas are topped with orange marmalade. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

COOTER BROWN'S TAVERN
509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com
The Radiators special sandwich includes shrimp, oysters and a combination of cheeses on French bread. The Bayou Philly combines alligator sausage, shrimp, peppers, onions and pepper Jack and American cheeses on open-face French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COPELAND'S
Citywide; www.copelandsofneworleans.com
Copeland's offers creative twists on Creole and Cajun flavors. Jambalaya pasta combines shrimp, chicken, andouille, smoked sausage, mushrooms, peppers and bowtie pasta in spicy jambalaya sauce. Shrimp Ducky features strips of duck breast sauteed in Burgundy-mushroom sauce served over rice or linguine. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

COPELAND'S CHEESECAKE BISTRO
2001 St. Charles Ave., (504) 593-9955; 4517 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-7620; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com
Blackened shrimp fettuccine Alfredo is topped with shaved Parmesan and served in an herb-cheese pizza bowl. The crab and crawfish baked dip comes with garlic bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

COPPER MONKEY BAR & GRIL
L725 Conti St., (504) 527-0869The peanut butter burger is a half-pound sirloin patty served with a side of fries. The filet mignon comes with mashed potatoes or fries and a house or Caesar salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Fava beans and fettuccine is one of the creative dishes at Coquette. - PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photos by Cheryl Gerber
  • Fava beans and fettuccine is one of the creative dishes at Coquette.

COQUETTE
2800 Magazine St., (504) 265-0421; www.coquette-nola.com
The market vegetable salad combines 10 types of blanched seasonal vegetables in satsuma vinagrette and tops them with cashew puree and an olive praline. Braised pork cheeks are served on risotto-style stone-cut oats and come with mushrooms and roasted baby carrots. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CORKY'S RIBS & BAR-B-Q
4243 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-5000; www.corkysbarbq.com
The pulled pork shoulder is slow-smoked for 12 to 14 hours and topped with Corky's special sauce. Memphis-style ribs come wet (slathered in barbecue sauce), dry (topped with Corky's dry shake) or both. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CORNER CAFE
3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 454-1008A whole catfish comes battered and fried, or broiled with lemon. The home cooked hamburger steak is topped with peppers and onions and comes with mashed potatoes and salad. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CORNER OYSTER HOUSE
500 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2999; www.corneroysterhouse.com
The crawfish and chicken Homerun features a chicken breast topped with crawfish, mushrooms and peppers served over rice. Catfish Decatur features blackened fish topped with crawfish reduction served with vegetables and garlic potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

COSCINO'S ITALIAN GRILL
1809 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-4984; www.coscinospizza.com
The appetizer sampler includes chicken wings and strips, garlic bread and eggplant and mozzarella sticks. Lasagna is made in-house and features Italian sausage, ground beef, ricotta and whole milk mozzarella. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE COUNTRY CLUB
634 Louisa St., (504) 945-0742; www.thecountryclub-neworleans.com
A Brazilian pork and corn-grit stew called canjiquinha is a house specialty. For brunch, shrimp and andouille are served over stone-ground grits with mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and red onion. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

COUNTRY FLAME
620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138The ropa vieja is a traditional Cuban version of stewed shredded beef served over rice. The Cuban pressed sandwich features ham, roasted pork and cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COURT OF TWO SISTERS
613 Royal St., (504) 522-7261; www.courtoftwosisters.com
Veal Oscar comes with asparagus, sauteed lump crabmeat, tasso hollandaise and mashed new potatoes. Fried oysters Rockefeller feature cornmeal-breaded Louisiana oysters over baked Herbsaint creamed spinach with bacon and bearnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$

COURTYARD GRILL
4430 Magazine St., (504) 875-4165; www.courtyardgrillnola.com
Iskender kebab is a combination of slow-cooked beef and lamb served on bread with warm tomato-butter sauce, yogurt and rice. Hunkar beyendi features a lamb kebab over roasted eggplant with tomato sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

COWBELL
8801 Oak St., (504) 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com
Gulf fish marinated in olive oil and lemon zest is grilled and served with house-made roasted jalapeno tartar sauce, garlic-sauteed local greens and spicy crab-boil potatoes. Organic chicken breast is marinated in lime-cilantro vinaigrette and served with smoky barlotti beans, guacamole and grilled flour tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

COYOTE BLUES
4860 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-3848; www.coyotebluesfreshmex.com
Fajitas are cooked on a wood-burning grill and served with onions, bell peppers, poblano rice, charro beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheddar cheese, fresh pico de gallo, garlic butter, and flour, wheat or corn tortillas. Nuevo crab enchiladas feature two roasted corn crepes filled with crab and cheese topped with mango and red pepper salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CRABBY JACK'S
428 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 833-2722; www.crabbyjacksnola.com
Remoulade tops the fried green tomato po-boy served on Gendusa's French bread. Slow-roasted duck po-boys are served dressed and dripping with gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $

CRAZY JOHNNIE'S STEAKHOUSE
3520 18th St., Metairie, (504) 887-6641; www.crazyjohnnies.net
Filet mignon is topped with garlic butter and served with Crazy potatoes. Crawfish tails are served in cream sauce with onions and mushrooms over rice with French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE CREOLE CREAMERY
4924 Prytania St., (504) 894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., (504) 482-2924; www.creolecreamery.com
These parlors make their own ice cream in a variety of artisanal flavors and serve old-fashioned sundaes, floats and banana splits. King cake ice cream has a cinnamon base and includes chunks of king cake dough swirled with Mardi Gras colors. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

THE CREOLE GRILLE & BAR
5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-7992The crab dip is made with Louisiana blue crab and comes with crostini for dipping. The fried shrimp platter comes with french fries or potato salad. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREPES A LA CART
1039 Broadway St., (504) 866-2362; www.crepecaterer.com
The Monte Cristo crepe is filled with chicken, ham, cheddar cheese and honey-Dijon. The gateau St. Honoree combines butter, sugar, caramel, cinnamon and Grand Marnier in a crepe. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE
527 Decatur St., (504) 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com
Smoked pork ribs are served with sweet potato fries and creamy coleslaw. A fried crab cake made with green onions, jalapenos, garlic, mayonnaise and Asiago cheese is served on a fried green tomato and topped with mirliton shrimp cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CRESCENT CITY STEAK HOUSE
1001 N. Broad St., (504) 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com
Sizzling butter accents the 10-ounce, bacon-wrapped filet mignon. A la carte side dishes include potatoes au gratin in creamy cheese sauce topped with shredded cheddar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CRESCENT PIE AND SAUSAGE COMPANY
4400 Banks St., (504) 482-2426; www.crescentpieandsausage.com
The Mid-City Slammer pizza is a meaty combo of andouille sausage, grilled chicken, house-smoked coppa, red sauce and cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. The Deutsche plate features bratwurst, sauerkraut and potato salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CRIOLLO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola.com
Chilled shrimp and blue crab are served over guacamole and drizzled with spicy tomato coulis. Perdido Pass snapper is topped with jumbo lump crab, drizzled with ancho-lime butter and accompanied by orange and fennel slaw and roasted sweet peppers. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CHRISTOPHER'S ON CAREY
2228 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-4501; www.christophersoncarey.com
Pan-seared diver scallops are served over parsnip puree and arugula with truffled bacon and cherry tomato vinaigrette. Pan-roasted Maple Leaf Farms duck breast is served with bacon-roasted Brussels sprouts, wild mushrooms, fingerling potatoes and tasso-infused duck sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CROISSANT D'OR
617 Ursulines Ave., (504) 524-4663; www.croissantdornola.com
Almond croissants are buttery, flaky pastries filled with almond paste and topped with almond slices. The broccoli and ham bechamel is a warm sandwich with bechamel sauce and melted cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

CRYSTAL ROOM AT LE PAVILLON
833 Poydras St., (504) 620-8899; www.lepavillon.com
Rack of lamb is accented with almond-mint pesto and served with a vegetable and starch. Herbsaint oysters are fried and served with tasso and spinach cream atop grilled tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CUCOS
2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 393-7766; 5048 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-5005; www.cucosmex.com
The El Presidente includes beef and cheese enchiladas, beans and rice, chimi pequitos and a beef taco. The chimichanga is a deep fried beef or chicken burrito served with beans and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CURE
4905 Freret St., (504) 302-2357; www.curenola.com
The short-rib debris sandwich is served with Gruyere cheese and red-onion jam on multigrain bread. Truffled cauliflower comes with green pea pesto crostini. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$


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