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CC's Community Coffee House
Citywide; www.ccscoffee.com
Mochasippi is a creamy frozen espresso drink topped with whipped cream. Tea lattes feature hot tea topped with steamed milk and froth. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Credit cards. $

Caddyshack Cafe & Bar
3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-1799
Shrimp-stuffed peppers are served with a vegetable. Seafood gumbo is loaded with shrimp, oysters and crab and served with French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe Abyssinia
3511 Magazine St., (504) 894-6238
Yebeg alicha is diced lamb in mild garlic-ginger curry sauce. The vegetable combo includes spicy red lentils in sauce, split peas cooked in a mild onion, garlic and ginger sauce, sliced cabbage and carrots in mild sauce and potato and carrots in curry sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Adelaide and Swizzle Stick Bar
Loews New Orleans Hotel, 300 Poydras St., (504) 595-3305; www.cafeadelaide.com
The brunch menu's boucherie biscuit is a buttermilk biscuit topped with braised pork shoulder, a poached egg, andouille country gravy and Creole mustard slaw. The croque madame sandwich is filled with honey-baked duck ham, melted brie, pickled vegetables and a sunny-side-up egg and served with Parmesan fries. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Amelie
912 Royal St., (504) 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com
Jumbo lump crab cakes are served over baby greens with Meyer lemon drizzle. Seared ahi tuna is served with wilted baby spinach and a sauce of honey, sesame, soy and ginger. 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
The Mediterranean salad features grilled redfish over artichokes, capers, feta and red onions. At brunch, andouille Benedict comes with grits or potatoes. 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 is made with Lake Pontchartrain crabmeat, house-made Creole cream cheese and scallions, topped with chevre and served with toasted brioche. Grilled puppy 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 Beigne
t311 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2611; 334B Royal St., (504) 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com
The classic Western omelet mixes eggs, ham, onion, bell peppers and cheddar cheese. Jambalaya is prepared with red gravy, chicken and smoked sausage. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Cafe D'Cappuccino
4041 Williams Blvd., Suite B8, Kenner, (504) 443-2299; www.cafedcappuccino.com
The chicken salad sandwich is dressed with avocado, lettuce and tomato on white or wheat toast. The Greek salad features grilled chicken over romaine and spring greens, olives, cucumbers, tomato, red onions, feta, croutons and a choice of dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe Dauphine
5229 Dauphine St., (504) 309-6391; www.cafedauphinenola.com
Creole pepper shrimp are butterflied shrimp in a garlic butter sauce with sweet and jalapeno peppers and onion served with garlic mashed potatoes and garlic bread. Bell peppers are stuffed with crabmeat and shrimp dressing and then battered and deep fried. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Degas
3127 Esplanade Ave., (504) 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com
For brunch, butternut squash and corned beef hash is topped with two poached eggs and bearnaise. Braised veal stew with carrots and pearl onions fill a puff pastry topped with wild mushroom and white wine bechamel. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Ditali's
1650 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, (504) 361-0058; www.ditalis.com
The Fiery Hawaiian pizza features green and black olives, jalapenos, bacon and tomatoes. The spinach calzone is stuffed with fresh spinach, ricotta and mozzarella, with optional additional fillings such as artichoke hearts. Reservations accepted for large parties. Delivery available. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Du Monde
Citywide; www.cafedumonde.com
Cafe Du Monde serves its signature cafe au lait and beignets topped with powdered sugar. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

Cafe Eas
t 4628 Rye St., Metairie, (504) 888-0078; www.cafeeastnola.com
Honey-walnut shrimp are tossed with bell pepper in a ginger-honey-soy glaze. General Tso's chicken is chopped chicken breast served in spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Equator
2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4772; www.cafeequator.com
Fried catfish is served with curry cream sauce with carrots, bamboo shoots, young peppercorns and Thai basil. The house pad thai features shrimp or chicken sauteed with rice noodles, bean sprouts, green onions and egg in sweet-and-sour tamarind sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Fleur-De-Lis
307 Chartres St., (504) 529-9641; www.nolalovescoffee.com
Shrimp and grits features a bowl of grits topped with seared shrimp and cheese served with bread. The Fleur-de-lis omelet combines crawfish tails, provolone, bell peppers and onions. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Freret
7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com
The Voodoo burger is topped with bacon, sauteed onions and mushrooms, provolone, lettuce, tomato, pickles and Creole mayonnaise on a toasted ciabatta bun. The muffaletta combines mortadella, ham, provolone, Genoa salami and house-made olive salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.-Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Gentilly
5325 Franklin Ave., (504) 281-4220; www.facebook.com/cafegentilly
Piece-O-Meat's homemade tamales arrive each morning, stuffed with fillings like meat or poblano chiles. The crab cake Benedict features grilled French bread topped with a fried crab cake, crabmeat bechamel, poached egg and hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Giovanni
117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni.com
The spicy seafood Caprese features Louisiana crab, shrimp and crawfish in spicy cream sauce over fresh mozzarella and tomato. Louisiana seafood pasta combines sauteed crab, shrimp and oysters in spicy, creamy garlic-lemon sauce over penne pasta. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Granada
1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1612; www.cafegranadanola.com
Eggplant Granada has layers of eggplant stuffed with mushroom duxelles, caramelized onions and romesco sauce. The daily ceviche special features market seafood cured in citrus. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Luna
802 1/2 Nashville Ave., (504) 333-6833; www.facebook.com/cafeluna504
The Uptowner bagel is topped with turkey, avocado and farm cheese and comes with fruit and greens. The Luna Lox plate features a bagel with lox, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, capers and cream cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Lynn
3051 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-9007; www.cafelynn.com
The signature eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crab and served with vegetables. Pan-seared shrimp are topped with brown butter and caper sauce over pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Maspero
601 Decatur St., (504) 523-6250; www.cafemaspero.com
The muffaletta combines pastrami, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on a bun. A corned beef sandwich is dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickle and Creole mustard and served on a choice of bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Minh
4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266; www.cafeminh.com
The Seafood Delight features skewered scallops, shrimp and lobster tail in sake-soy reduction, served with grilled vegetables. Slow-braised Asian short ribs are served with a natural jus and Asian slaw. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Navarre
800 Navarre Ave., (504) 483-8828; www.cafenavarre.com
The turkey and avocado Benedict featuers grilled turkey, avocado and poached eggs served 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.

Cafe NOMA
New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma.com
The pressed roast beef po-boy is dressed with Havarti cheese and red wine-onion relish on Leidenheimer French bread. The flatbread pizza features manchego, roasted peppers, caramelized onions and roasted garlic spread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe Opera
541 Bourbon St., (504) 524-7611; www.fourpointsfrenchquarter.com
Crab cakes are served with remoulade. Tomato-basil soup is seasoned with garlic, fresh basil and olive oil. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Pontalba
546 St. Peter St., (504) 522-1180
Catfish pecan is a paneed catfish fillet with lemon butter pecan sauce, served with Cajun potatoes and a vegetable. Spicy Cajun pasta is tossed with andouille and crawfish tails. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Reconcile
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 568-1157; www.cafereconcile.org
Smothered pork chops are served with rice and gravy and two sides. Crispy fried chicken plates include a combination of wings, breasts and thighs with sides. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe Roma
1901 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 524-2419; www.caferomauptown.com
Grilled shrimp white pizza is topped with shrimp, onion, tomato and fresh basil. Baked manicotti features pasta shells stuffed with blended cheeses and topped with tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Rose Nicaud
632 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-3300; www.caferosenicaud.com
The roasted butternut squash pecan salad contains kale, red onions, roasted squash, goat cheese 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. $

Cafe Royale
3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8438
The Feta Fiesta salad features grilled chicken, spinach, feta, avocado, sun-dried cranberries, glazed walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. The spinach artichoke panino is made with grilled chicken, spinach, artichoke, provolone and Roma tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Cafe Soule
720 St. Louis St., (504) 304-4636; www.cafesoule.com
Crabmeat-stuffed shrimp are served with lemon-butter sauce and herbed rice. Eggplant Pierre features Louisiana shrimp stuffed between layers of eggplant with cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Caffe! Caffe!
3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com
Shrimp remoulade and greens fill a whole wheat wrap. The corned beef is dressed with lettuce, mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on toasted marble rye and served with a pickle spear. No reservations. Clearview Parkway: Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. N. Hullen Street: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Caffe Fresca
4445 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-2010; www.caffefresca.com
Trout St. John is speckled trout topped with shrimp, crawfish and mushroom sauce over angel hair pasta. The Fresca salad features greens, avocado, tomato, cucumber, carrots and artichoke hearts, served with pita sticks. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Caffe Latte Da
5860 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 818-0051; www.caffelatteda.com
Avocado salad features sliced avocado, spring greens, red onions, sprouts, blue cheese, walnuts and orange slices, with the option to add chicken, chicken salad or shrimp salad. The herbed focaccia club sandwich is a hot sandwich with grilled chicken, ham, applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Cajun Grill & Bar
2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, Metairie, (504) 831-0095
The New Orleans sampler plate includes a cup of gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp Creole, red beans and rice and bread for dipping. The roast beef po-boy is slow-roasted beef round topped with house-made gravy. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Camellia Cafe
525 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 649-6211; 69455 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com
Seafood pasta features crab, shrimp and crawfish in creamy seafood sauce. The eggplant Napoleon features fried eggplant layered with crabmeat dressing and crawfish etouffee. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Camellia Grill
626 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-2679
The 10-inch deli roast beef po-boy is dressed with gravy. Rano's egg white omelet is stuffed with baby spinach, Swiss cheese and white onions and served with french fries, hash browns or grits. 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
Coffee drinks include specially blended cafe au lait. Baked goods include white chocolate-almond scones. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

Canal Street Bistro
3903 Canal St., (504) 482-1225; www.canalstreetbistro.com
At brunch, the Bayou St. John crabmeat Napoleon features a potato cake, a crab cake, sauteed spinach, two sunny side-up quail eggs and poblano cream sauce. Duck enchiladas feature duck confit rolled in corn tortillas, topped with tomatillo-chipotle sauce and served with black beans. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Canal Street Grill
JW Marriott, 614 Canal St., (504) 586-7211; www.canalstreetgrillneworleans.com
Gulf fish meuniere is served with brabant potatoes and green beans. An 8-ounce filet mignon is served with herb butter, fried purple potatoes and smothered green beans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$$

Cane & Table
1113 Decatur St., (504) 581-1112; www.caneandtablenola.com
Caribbean peas and rice features popcorn rice and petite red peas cooked with turmeric, ginger root, allspice and Jamaican curry served with house-made chile vinegar and andouille. The vegetable plate offers a choice of four side dishes, with options including black-eyed peas and rice, sauteed kale and stewed tomatoes with achiote jam. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. 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
The pressed Cuban sandwich is filled with marinated pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. Garlic roast beef is cooked in-house and served hot on French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Capdeville
520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com
Crab cakes are served with collard greens, grit souffle and jalapeno remoulade. Coconut-curry mussels come with ciabatta bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Carmo’s Brazilian-inspired fare includes the Rico, featuring a grilled plantain patty topped with pulled pork, cheese, avocado, salsa and Rico sauce. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Carmo’s Brazilian-inspired fare includes the Rico, featuring a grilled plantain patty topped with pulled pork, cheese, avocado, salsa and Rico sauce.

Carmo
527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132; www.cafecarmo.com
Shima sashimi is the daily fish served with soy and mirin. Esmeralda salad includes quinoa, black beans, poblano peppers, organic corn, pumpkin seeds and Cotija cheese in coconut chili-lime vinaigrette. 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
The Mini Monte includes a pair of three-inch po-boys (one fried oyster, one fried shrimp) dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickle and remoulade. The plate of beignets includes two blue crab and two crawfish beignets with brown butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Carrollton Market
8132 Hampson St., (504) 252-9928; www.carrolltonmarket.com
Gulf yellowfin tuna "hot oil" is raw fish seared by a heated blend of oil which becomes a vinaigrette when it mixes with citrus on the plate. Chicken and dumplings is a twist on the Southern classic featuring potato gnocchi, country ham, tarragon and creme fraiche. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$$

Casa Borrega
1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 427-0654; www.casaborrega.com
Tacos de Acociles are made with crawfish, tamarind, mango, purple cabbage and radishes. Chiles Rellenos feature battered and sauteed roasted poblano peppers filled with Chihuahua cheese, vegetables or ground beef with vegetables and raisins. No reservations. Lunch and brunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cate Street Seafood Station
308 S. Cate St., Hammond, (985) 340-3891; www.catestreet308.com
The Ultimate crab platter features one pound each of snow crabs, king crabs and Dungeness crabs boiled with the house blend of crab boil seasonings. Southwest sashimi is salmon wrapped around snow crab and fresh jalapeno topped with guacamole and ponzu sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri. Credit cards. $$

Central Grocery
923 Decatur St., (504) 523-1670; www.centralgroceryneworleans.com
This Italian grocery is known for its muffuletta, available on whole or half loaves. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Diners await burgers and fries at Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Diners await burgers and fries at Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar.

Charcoal's Gourmet Burger Bar
2200 Magazine St., (504) 644-4311; www.charcoalgourmetburgerbar.com
The bison burger is topped with boar bacon, aged hard goat cheese, spinach, tomato and spicy mayonnaise on house-made brioche. Piggy Back shrimp features jumbo Gulf shrimp stuffed with jalapeno, wrapped in smoked bacon and topped with Monterey Jack cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Charles Seafood
8311 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 405-5263; www.charlesseafood14.com
The Charlie platter comes with catfish, oysters, shrimp, stuffed crab, choice of side, toast and a cup of gumbo. Jambalaya grits are made with andouille, shrimp and roasted red peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $S

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 recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$$

Chartres House
601 Chartres St., (504) 586-8383; www.chartreshouse.com
Cashew-crusted redfish is topped with praline-cashew sauce and served with Cajun potatoes and steamed vegetables. The Chartres burger combines a grilled half-pound Angus beef patty, 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
The barbecue shrimp wrap is made with a garlic-herb tortilla and filled with lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise. Southwestern chicken salad comes with corn, salsa, black beans, cheddar Jack cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, tortilla strips, romaine and ranch dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Chateau du Lac Bistro
2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-3773; www.chateaudulacbistro.com
Escargots are roasted in butter, garlic and fresh herbs. Steak frites feature an 8-ounce filet mignon served with au poivre sauce or bearnaise and french fries. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Checkpoint Charlie
501 Esplanade Ave., (504) 281-4847
The Cajun-seasoned half-pound burger is topped with hot sauce and bacon. For a snack or side, french fries or tater tots are loaded with melted cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Cheeseburger Eddie's
4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www.austinsno.com
The Better Than Breakfast burger features an over-easy egg, bacon, cheddar cheese and hash browns. Mr. Ed's "famous fried chicken" plate includes half a fried chicken, french fries and toast. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Cheesesteak Bistro
528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; www.thecheesesteakbistro.com
The cheese steak features sliced sirloin, grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms, and provolone cheese on a soft-seeded French roll. Bistro eggs Benedict tops English muffins or French bread with poached eggs, ham and hollandaise and comes 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 crawfish etouffee features crawfish tails, tomatoes and peppers simmered in thick shrimp sauce. Chicken Jefferson is a sauteed chicken breast topped with shrimp and crawfish cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Chiba
8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola.com
Yellowtail ceviche is presented in a martini glass with pickled jalapeno, blueberries, yam tempura, green onions and wonton chips. New York steak is a grilled soy- and mirin-glazed steak served over marbled potatoes with tasso and spicy Thai basil sauce. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Chicken Sue's
203 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 371-5546; www.chickensues.com
The pork po-boy features slow-roasted pulled pork with house-made barbecue sauce. The Soprano po-boy includes fried eggplant, melted provolone, and traditional red gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

China Doll
830 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 366-1111; www.chinadollrestaurant.com
Cantonese crab corn soup is egg drop soup with crab, creamed corn, shredded roast pork and green onions. Cantonese crab fingers are crab fingers stir-fried with pork strips, Chinese garlic, water chestnuts and mushrooms in black bean wine sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

China Orchid
702-704 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com
Sizzling beef is sauteed with broccoli, spinach and mushrooms in hot chili sauce. Battered and fried spicy fish is served with tofu, onions, carrots, corn and peppers. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

China Rose
3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 887-3295; www.chinaroseno.com
The China Rose special is a marinated half-duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. Spicy Mongolian beef is topped with hot garlic sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Chophouse New Orleans
322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; www.chophousenola.com
The bone-in, 22-ounce rib-eye is prepared with a charred exterior. Carpaccio is thinly sliced raw beef tenderloin topped with balsamic reduction, horseradish aioli, Parmesan, arugula and capers. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Churros Cafe
3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, (504) 885-6516
Shredded beef is simmered in red gravy and served with white rice and black beans. The Cuban sandwich combines ham, pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, butter and mustard on pressed French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cibugnu
709 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-8990; www.cibugnu.com
Ravioli filled with sweet corn mousse, charred corn and mascarpone are served with roasted garlic cream, warm blueberries, scallions, olio verde and Pecorino Romano. Wood-fired pork chop is served with house-made vinegar peppers and potatoes Delfina. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner Tues.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Ciro's Cote Sud
7918 Maple St., (504) 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com
Cotes d'agneau grillees aux herbes de Provence is a grilled rack of lamb served with vegetables. Les moules frites is a bowl of steamed mussels served with fries and a choice of marinieres, curry, Provencale or blue cheese sauce. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Cash and checks. $$

City Diner
201 Baronne St. (504) 309-7339; 3116 S. I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, (504) 831-1030; www.citydiner.biz
Bottom of the Bowl is a bread bowl filled with crawfish, crabmeat and shrimp in cream sauce topped with mixed cheeses. The crawfish and andouille hash brown creation is a bed of hash browns topped with crawfish, andouille, scrambled eggs, cheeses and Cajun cream sauce. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Clancy's
6100 Annunciation St., (504) 895-1111; www.clancysneworleans.com
Grilled veal chop is served with roasted tomatoes and herb demi-glace, spaetzle and sauteed vegetables. Caramel budino is an Italian-style butterscotch pudding with warm caramel, fleur de sel sea salt and chantilly cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Cleo's Mediterranean Cuisine & Grocery
165 University Place, (504) 522-4504; www.facebook.com/cleosnola
Fried falafel features a mixture of seasoned ground chickpeas, onions and parsley. The bone-in lamb shank is marinated in Greek olive oil, slow-roasted and served with two choices of hummus, salad or rice. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Clover Grill
900 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1010
Chicken-fried steak comes with two eggs, toast and hash browns or grits. Biscuits and gravy features country gravy on an open-face biscuit. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com
Grilled pork shoulder comes with pimiento cheese and celery salad. Kohlrabi salad is tossed with cashews and lemon-yogurt dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-7675; www.cochonbutcher.com
Le Pig Mac features two pork patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickle and onion on a sesame seed bun. House-made all-beef hotdogs are served in a bun with chili, onions, mustard and coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Coffee Rani
234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; 3517 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-0560; www.coffeerani.com
The vegetable tortilla is filled with roasted vegetables, avocado and alfalfa sprouts and served with salsa. Sashimi tuna plates feature thinly sliced tuna with greens and peanut dressing. 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
. Cookies and cream ice cream cake is made with devils' food cake, crushed Oreos and sweet cream ice cream. Ice cream sandwiches use chocolate chip cookies on the outside. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Columbia Street Tap Room
434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899; www.covingtontaproom.com
The All-American burger features a ground chuck patty, American cheese, grilled onions, pickles and mayonnaise. Spinach salad features fried oysters, goat cheese, toasted almonds, pickled red onions and seasonal fruit vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

The Columns Hotel
3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com
The charcuterie plate features pork rillette, house-made hog's head cheese and prosciutto and accoutrements. Crab salad is made with jumbo lump crabmeat in white remoulade over spring greens with shaved red onion. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Ave., (504) 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com
Citrus-crusted redfish is served over Louisiana crawfish tails, English peas, black kale, asparagus and bruleed shallots with tomatoes and warm basil pesto. Creole bread pudding souffle is served with whiskey cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Common Grounds
335 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 227-2200; www.commongroundsgretna.com
Artichoke Amelia features deep-fried artichoke croquettes with remoulade. Asian-Cajun wings are marinated, Cajun-spiced and deep-fried chicken wings served with sweet Thai chili sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

The Company Burger
4600 Freret St., (504) 267-0320; www.thecompanyburger.com
The namesake Company Burger includes two patties, house-made 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. $

Coop's Place
1109 Decatur St., (504) 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net
Jambalaya is made with 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. $$

Cooter Brown's Tavern
509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com
The Uptown Philly fills French bread with smoked turkey, sauteed onions and bell peppers and provolone. The Cooter dog is a large beef frank topped with chili, cheese and sauerkraut. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
2001 St. Charles Ave., (504) 593-9955; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com
Blackened shrimp fettuccine Alfredo is served in an herb-cheese pizza bowl and topped with shaved Parmesan. Baked crab and crawfish dip comes with garlic bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Copeland's of New Orleans
Citywide; www.copelandsofneworleans.com
Crab cakes and shrimp Alfredo features two crab cakes topped with shrimp Alfredo sauce over angel hair pasta. The eggplant pirogue tops fried eggplant slices with shrimp and crab claws in au gratin sauce over angel hair pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. 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. $

Coquette
2800 Magazine St., (504) 265-0421; www.coquettenola.com
Farro is served with charred cabbage, fried Brussels sprouts, charred onion broth and black truffles when available. Grilled duck breast comes with smoked duck leg confit, braised celery, spiced cornbread crumble and tamarind mustard. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

Corner Cafe
3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 454-1008
The seafood platter for two includes two cups of gumbo, salad, stuffed jalapeno poppers, onion rings, crab balls, hushpuppies, stuffed shrimp, baby soft-shell crabs, popcorn shrimp and fried shrimp, oysters and catfish. The seafood platter po-boy is filled with shrimp, catfish, oysters, crab balls and french fries. 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
Crawfish and chicken Homerun is a marinated grilled chicken breast topped with crawfish, bell pepper and mushroom sauce served with white rice. The Game Day platter includes Cajun chicken wings, onion rings, fried pickles, mozzarella sticks and jalapeno poppers. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Coscino's Italian Grill
1809 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-4984; www.coscinositaliangrill.com
The Meat Eater's pizza features a New York-style hand-tossed, thin crust topped with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, ground beef and Italian sausage and is cooked on a stone deck oven. Eggplant Parmesan tops lightly breaded fried eggplant medallions with red gravy and mozzarella cheese and is served with pasta and house-baked bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Country Club
634 Louisa St., (504) 945-0742; www.thecountryclubneworleans.com
Boudin balls are made with house-made pork sausage and rice and served with whole grain mustard. Fried green tomato Napoleon is layered with fresh mozzarella, pesto and balsamic vinegar. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Country Flame
620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138Seafood soup brims with crabmeat, catfish, shrimp and fried plantains. Fried tilapia is topped with tomato sauce and served with fried plantains and white rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The 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 features cornmeal-breaded Louisiana oysters over baked Herbsaint creamed spinach with bacon and bearnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$

Cowbell
8801 Oak St., (504) 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com
Barbecued Harris Ranch rib-eye comes with macaroni and cheese, grilled asparagus and onion rings. The Uncle Warren burger is a free-range Cowbell burger topped with hot pastrami, Jarlsberg cheese with creamy slaw and hand-cut fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

Coyote Blues
4860 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-3848; www.coyotebluesfreshmex.com
Shrimp and crawfish chimichanga is a fried burrito stuffed with shrimp and crawfish in cream sauce, Mexican rice and chili con queso and served with two sides. The churrascaria platter features skewers of marinated beef, chicken, jumbo shrimp, jalapeno sausage, peppers and onions and comes with chipotle cream sauce, chimichurri, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Crabby Jack's
428 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 833-2722; www.crabbyjacksnola.com
The duck po-boy features slow-roasted duck served on French bread. The Jacques-Imo's fried chicken comes on a platter with red beans, dirty rice, fries, coleslaw, potato salad or jambalaya. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Crazy Johnnie's Steakhouse
3520 18th St., Metairie, (504) 887-6641; www.crazyjohnnies.net
Giant Dippin' Shrimp is New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp served with French bread. Crawfish Johnnie combines crawfish, onions and mushrooms in cream reduction. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Crazy Lobster
Riverwalk Marketplace, 500 Port of New Orleans Place, Suite 83, (504) 569-3380; www.thecrazylobster.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic butter and cheese. The steamed seafood bucket includes lobster, snow crab, shrimp, crawfish, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes and sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Creole Creamery
4924 Prytania St., (504) 894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., (504) 482-2924; www.creolecreamery.com
The Skyscraper sundae features scoops of chocolate, vanilla and cookies and cream ice cream with fudge, caramel and Oreos on top. The peanut butter fudge sundae has two scoops of fudge ice cream, peanut butter sauce, peanuts, hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, wafers and cherries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

Crepes a la Cart
1039 Broadway St., (504) 866-2362; www.crepecaterer.com
The salmon Benedict crepe is filled with smoked salmon, eggs, hollandaise and a choice of cheese. The Blue Lagoon crepe features Nutella, blueberries, Irish cream and a sprinkle of brown sugar. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Crescent City Brewhouse
527 Decatur St., (504) 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com
Baked crawfish macaroni and cheese is made with three cheese sauce, tasso and crawfish tails, and is topped with herbed breadcrumbs. Redfish Pontchartrain is topped with a fried soft-shell crab and roasted red pepper crabmeat aioli and served with asparagus. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Crescent City Steak House
1001 N. Broad St., (504) 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com
Chateaubriand is a 22-ounce filet for two served with steamed broccoli or asparagus, potatoes and marchand de vin and bearnaise. The surf and turf combination features an 8-ounce lobster tail and 6-ounce bacon-wrapped filet. 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
Farmers market pasta combines vegetables, herbs and fusilli pasta in white wine sauce and chicken or sausage links are optional additions. Flame Thrower pizza features cayenne and Crystal hot sauce-infused red sauce, house-made hot sausage, mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, jalapenos and Sriracha. It comes with a glass of milk. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Criollo Restaurant & Lounge
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola.com
The shrimp, blue crab and avocado appetizer features chilled shrimp, crab, guacamole and spicy tomato coulis. Pan-roasted magret duck comes with caramelized clementine, wild rice pilaf and Marcella gastrique. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Croissant D'or
617 Ursulines Ave., (504) 524-4663; www.croissantdornola.com
The ham and Swiss cheese sandwich comes on a flaky house-baked croissant. Almond croissants are filled with almond paste and topped with almond slices. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Crystal Room at Le Pavillon
833 Poydras St., (504) 620-8899; www.lepavillon.com/crystalroom.htm
Two pan-seared crab cakes are served over baby greens with remoulade. Chicken Le Pavillon is braised chicken with apple-raisin-spinach stuffing. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards.  $$$

Cucos
2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 393-7766; www.cucosmex.com
Burrito Gigante is a 12-inch burrito filled with Mexican rice, black beans, seasoned ground beef, shredded chicken and cheese, topped with chili and salsa. El Presidente includes beef and cheese enchiladas, mini chimichangas, a beef taco, 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 Country Ham plate features 16-month aged ham, biscuits, whipped Steen's cane syrup and mustard. The Curewich features fried eggs, cheddar and braised bacon on a Weiss Guys roll. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$


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