Though the cocktail menu at Sainte Marie is ever-changing, the restaurant's servers know it well and can recommend drinks based on food orders, favorite spirits and mood. The bar often hosts tastings and recently crafted a cocktail to celebrate the bicentennial of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The Louisiana fried-oyster salad features lime- and cornmeal-crusted oysters with mashed avocado, watercress and green apple julienne. Sam’s Yak A Mein combines braised beef, chicken, shrimp, egg noodles and a soft-boiled egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri., dinner Sat., lunch and dinner Sundays for New Orleans Saints home games. Credit cards. $$