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Summer Restaurant Guide 2014: D 

d'Juice
Patchworks Market, 8237 Oak St., (504) 202-6720; www.d-juice.com
The "It's Not Easy Being Green" smoothie features kale, spinach, cucumber, green apple and bell pepper juices blended with mangos, peaches and bananas. Grape Lemonade features grapes, lemons, apples, pear and honeydew. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Daisy Dukes
121 Chartres St., (504) 561-5171; 123 Carondelet St., (504) 522-2233; 5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 883-5513; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com
The New Orleans sampler features red beans and rice, etouffee, a cup of gumbo, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. The seafood omelet contains crawfish, shrimp, tomatoes, kale and mushroom, and cheese is optional. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Daiwa Japanese Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine
5033 Lapalco Blvd., Suite B6, Marrero, (504) 875-4203; www.daiwasushi.com
Kimchi and seafood yaki udon is seafood pan-fried with thick udon noodles and served with spicy kimchi sauce. The Cowboy roll features crawfish and marinated and seared beef topped with eel sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Dakota Restaurant
629 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.thedakotarestaurant.com
Za'atar-crusted lamb lollipops come with mint pesto, ghost pepper jelly, heirloom tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella and naan. Lump crabmeat and brie soup is a signature item. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante St., (504) 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com
Mussels are cooked in crawfish boil-spiced shrimp stock with roasted corn, mushrooms and andouille. Roasted duck breast tops dirty bread pudding drizzled with pumpkin gastrique served with fennel and citrus salad. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards.  $$$

Dat Dog
3336 Magazine St., (504) 324-2226; 5030 Freret St., (504) 899-6883; 601 Frenchmen St., (504) 309-3362; www.datdognola.com
The Bacon Werewolf is a grilled Slovenian sausage topped with bacon, sauerkraut, dill relish, tomatoes and Creole mustard on a hot dog bun. Fries can be topped with melted cheddar, bacon and ranch. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only at the Freret Street location. $

De-No Seafood
505 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 362-4608
The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, catfish, oysters, stuffed crab and two sides. Blackened redfish is served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Deja Vu Bar & Grill
400 Dauphine St., (504) 523-1931; www.dejavunola.com
The shrimp po-boy features Cajun-seasoned shrimp, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato with pickles on the side. Southern pot roast features home-style beef roast topped with brown gravy and served with mashed potatoes. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Del Porto Ristorante
501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006; www.delportoristorante.com
Beef carpaccio is topped with house-made truffled creme fraiche, Parmigiano-Reggiano, arugula and olive oil. Crispy pork belly and Gulf shrimp arrabiata comes with chili, garlic, basil, orange zest and chili oil. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

The Delachaise
3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com
Shrimp Clemenceaux features Louisiana jumbo shrimp in a golden Thai curry sauce with crimini mushrooms and brabant potatoes. French fries are fried in goose fat and served with malt vinegar aioli and spicy peanut satay sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-7600; www.desivegasteaks.com
Andouille and crawfish macaroni and cheese is topped with cheddar cheese and baked. Thinly sliced onion rings are fried with Crystal hot sauce in the batter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar
300 Bourbon St., (504) 586-0300; www.sonesta.com/royalnew-
orleansShrimp and grits are served with tasso and spicy cream sauce. Char-broiled oysters Desire are topped with garlic butter and Parmesan. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap
132 Royal St., (504) 309-4797; www.olesaint.com
Fresh Louisiana oysters on the half shell by the dozen and half dozen. Louisiana barbecue shrimp features shrimp from Grand Isle sauteed with black pepper and served with Louisiana barbecue sauce and French bread. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Dick & Jenny's
4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; www.dickandjennys.com
Pan-seared scallops come with fennel-grapefruit salad, arugula pesto and jalapeno-infused olive oil. Fried green tomatoes are topped with Louisiana lump crabmeat and dill remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards.  $$$

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467; www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com
The house filet mignon is served with creamed spinach, flash-fried oysters, Pontalba potatoes and bearnaise. Roasted Chappapeela Farm duck is served with Louisiana citrus duck demi-glace over sweet potato and andouille rice pilaf and citrus arugula salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch Friday, dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

DiCristina's
810 N. Columbia St., Suite C, Covington, (985) 875-0160; www.dicristinas.com
Veal cutlets are served with crabmeat cream sauce, smashed cauliflower and sauteed green beans. Eggplant Drew features battered and fried medallions served over angel hair pasta with crawfish sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Dijon Restaurant
1379 Annunciation St., (504) 522-4712; www.dijonnola.com
Crispy fried Gulf oysters are served with flash-fried kale, radicchio, Dijon vinaigrette and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano. Grilled Angus hanger steak is served with pommes frites, grilled asparagus and sauce perigourdine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Dino's Bar & Grill
1128 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 558-0900; www.dinosnola.com
The Dino burger features a char-broiled Angus beef patty. Chicken Cordon Bleu features grilled chicken breast topped with shaved ham and melted Swiss cheese. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Dish On Hayne
9734 Hayne Blvd., (504) 301-0356; www.dishonhayne.com
Catfish Charles features two deep-fried catfish fillets, roasted corn, peppers and a panko-breaded potato cake topped with Cajun crawfish cream sauce and Parmesan. Chicken pasta includes grilled chicken, mushrooms, green onions, roasted peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic tossed in Cajun cream sauce over fettuccine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

District: Donuts. Sliders.Brew
2209 Magazine St., (504) 570-6945; www.donutsandsliders.com
. Nitro cold brew coffee is rich bodied and pours like a cream stout. Pork belly sliders feature roasted pork belly with pickled onions, radish sprouts and roasted garlic and anise mustard on a toasted bun. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Ditali's Pizza
8160 Belle Chasse Hwy., Belle Chasse, (504) 393-1160; Northshore Square Mall, 150 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, (985) 649-5657; Oakwood Center, 197 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 366-2882; www.ditalis.com
The pizza turnover is a calzone stuffed with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, ham, mozzarella and marinara. Three cheese baked ziti is made with ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella. Reservation and delivery policies and hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Dmac's Bar & Grill
542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., (504) 304-5757; www.dmacsbarandgrill.com
The breakfast burger comes with cheddar, bacon and a fried egg. The Mexican burger is topped with bacon, cheddar and jalapeno. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Dolce Vita Pizza
1205 St. Charles Ave., (504) 324-7674; www.dvpizzeria.com
Solo carne pizza features Italian prosciutto, capicola, salsiccia secca, sopressata and pancetta, Parmigiano-Reggiano and house-made sauce. Margherita pizza is topped with buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Domenica
The Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., (504) 648-6020; www.domenicarestaurant.com
Linguini al mare features shrimp, clams and crab butter. Roasted carrot pizza features goat cheese, red onion, Brussels sprouts, beets and hazelnuts. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Domilise's Po-Boy & Bar
5240 Annunciation St., (504) 899-9126
The roast beef po-boy is dressed with gravy and Creole mustard. The special fried shrimp po-boy is dressed with Swiss cheese and roast beef gravy. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Dominique's on Magazine
4213 Magazine St., (504) 891-9282; www.dominiquesonmag.com
.Goat cheese and sweet onion fricassee is served with balsamic vinegar and Dr. Brobson Lutz's "Honey from the Hood." Grilled island-spiced pork chop is served with local kale, leeks and sweet potato. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Don's Seafood Hut
126 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-7111; 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-1550; www.donsseafoodonline.com
Zydeco shrimp features fried shrimp on a bed of cabbage topped with sweet and spicy pepper jelly sauce. Don's Original Jacked Up Oysters are char-broiled with bacon, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery
14207 Chef Menteur Hwy., (504) 254-0296; www.dpbanhmi.com
Grilled pork banh mi is dressed with carrots, jalapenos, cilantro and cucumbers on French bread. The banh xeo crepe is stuffed with pork, shrimp, lettuce and bean sprouts. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Dooky Chase's Restaurant
2301 Orleans Ave., (504) 821-0600; www.dookychaserestaurant.com
Creole gumbo brims with shrimp, crab, chicken, ham and sausage. Shrimp Clemenceau combines shrimp, garlic, peas and potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Dorignac's
710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com
Corn and crab soup is a cream-based soup made with basil and oregano. Traditional crawfish etouffee is made from scratch. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Doson Noodle House
135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283Lemon grass tofu features stir-fried tofu and vegetables over vermicelli. Grilled chicken salad is grilled chicken over shredded carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, mint and house sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Dot's Diner
Citywide; www.dotsdiner.com
The Dotwich is a breakfast sandwich of scrambled eggs, a sausage patty and cheese on a grilled buttermilk biscuit. Grilled hamburger steak is topped with mushrooms, onions and brown gravy and comes with salad, vegetables, garlic bread and hash browns or mashed potatoes. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

The Dough Bowl
1039 Broadway St., (504) 861-2200
The California chicken sandwich features chicken breast topped with bacon, Swiss cheese and avocado. The pulled pork sandwich comes on a brioche bun with house-made coleslaw and fries. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Down The Hatch
1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com
Pulled pork nachos features barbecued pulled pork, tomatoes, red and green onions, crispy bacon and fried jalapenos. The Asian-Cajun burger is topped with tomatoes, bacon, jalapenos, pepper Jack cheese, caramelized onions and sweet ginger-soy sauce and served with fries or thinly sliced house-made onion rings. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Drago's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 888-9254; Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., (504) 584-3911; www.dragosrestaurant.com
Lobster Empire is a whole Maine lobster stuffed with oysters and mushrooms in onion cream sauce and served with pasta. Drago's signature char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. No reservations. N. Arnoult Road: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Poydras Street: Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$$

Dress It
Omni Royal Crescent Hotel, 535 Gravier St., (504) 527-0006; www.omnihotels.com
The Dress It burger features a patty topped with garlic aioli, bacon, brie and balsamic-glazed onions. The Friday special fried shrimp and oyster platter comes with horseradish sauce and a salad of baby greens, carrots, tomatoes, onions and house vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Drip 'n Sip
701 David Drive, Suite G, Metairie, (504) 733-3747; www.dripnsip.com
Drip 'n Sip's chicken salad is served on a warm croissant with lettuce and tomato. The roast beef, pepper Jack cheese and spinach wrap is made with a garlic-herb wrap, cream cheese spread and sliced tomato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Dry Dock Cafe serves a club sandwich with french fries. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Dry Dock Cafe serves a club sandwich with french fries.

Dry Dock Cafe
133 Delaronde St., (504) 361-8240; www.thedrydockcafe.com
Crawfish Maureenica is served over pasta with garlic cream sauce. Seafood Delaronde combines grilled shrimp, oysters and crabmeat. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$


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