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M Bistro Ritz-Carlton
921 Canal St., third floor, (504) 670-2828
Blackened fresh-caught redfish is served with tomato gravy, fried okra, dirty rice and black-eyed peas. Pan-seared crab cakes are served over crawfish risotto. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Ma Momma's House
5741 Crowder Blvd., Suite A3, (504) 244-0021; www.mamommashouse.com
Shrimp and grits features blackened shrimp topped with American cheese, two eggs and white or wheat toast. Gramudda's greens and rice includes greens cooked with smoked turkey, rice, cornbread and grilled or fried pork chops or fried chicken wings with a choice of sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Magasin Vietnamese Cafe
4201 Magazine St., (504) 896-7611; www.magasincafe.com
Grilled salmon is served over brown rice with vegan sauce and salad. Lemon grass beef bun features assorted greens, mint, sprouts, peanuts and fish sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Magazine Po-Boy and Sandwich Shop
2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107
The muffuletta po-boy is made with ham, salami, Swiss cheese, provolone and olive salad on toasted Leidenheimer bread. The eggplant Parmesan po-boy has tomato sauce and provolone cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Magnolia Grill
1122 Decatur St., (504) 566-6003; www.magnoliagrillofnola.com
The Magnolia Special is a triple-decker sandwich layered with turkey, bacon, ham, American and Swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomato and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread. The fried seafood platter includes shrimp, calamari, catfish, oysters and a house-made crab cake. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mahony's Po-Boy Shop
3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com
The Peacemaker layers fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese on Leidenheimer French bread. Grilled jumbo shrimp and fried green tomatoes are served with remoulade on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mais Arepas
1200 Carondelet St., (504) 523-6247; www.facebook.com/maisarepas
Ceviche de Camaron is made with jumbo shrimp, lemon and lime juices, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, jalapenos and avocado. The arepa carnicera is filled with skirt steak, red beans, avocado and plantains. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Maison
508 Frenchmen St., (504) 371-5543; www.maisonfrenchmen.com
Jamaican pulled pork is slow-cooked in ginger beer, drizzled with barbecue sauce and served with coleslaw and mixed vegetables. Apple rum-spiced bread pudding is drizzled with Sailor Jerry rum sauce. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St., (504) 482-9179; www.mandinasrestaurant.com
Gulf fish amandine is served with french fries. Classic turtle soup is served with a shot of sherry. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Manning's
519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www.manningsneworleans.com
The hamburger flatbread features a ground beef patty, pickled okra aioli, sharp cheddar, barbecue-flavored Zapp's chips and lavash bread. The yellowfin tuna burger features marinated and seared yellowfin tuna, pickled cucumbers, alfalfa sprouts and Sriracha aioli on a whole wheat bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, breakfast Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mano's Po-Boys
6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-0922; www.manospoboys.com
The Mano's special po-boy is filled with grilled turkey, ham, roast beef and American and Swiss cheeses. The Saints special breakfast includes two eggs, a choice of ham, bacon or sausage and cheese on a choice of bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Maple Street Cafe
7623 Maple St., (504) 314-9003; www.maplestreetcafenola.com
Oysters amandine are fried oysters topped with almonds and white wine-butter sauce. Duck Jameel is a boneless pepper-crusted duck breast served with blueberry cognac sauce, vegetables and potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Maple Street Patisserie
7638 Maple St., (504) 304-1526; 8300 Earhart Blvd., (504) 265-8905; www.facebook.com/maplestpatisserie
House specialties are French croissants and breads such as ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar
715 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-6333; www.marcelloscafe.com
Lobster panzanella includes spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and Champagne-citrus vinaigrette. The fish of the day is topped with lump crabmeat, artichokes, tomatoes and lemon butter and served with roasted asparagus. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mardi Gras Zone
2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszonesupermarket.net
The selection of house-made breads includes olive loaf made with Kalamata olives. Pepperoni pizza features pepperoni, ricotta, basil and fresh tomatoes on a hand-tossed crust baked in a wood-burning brick oven. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Marigny Brasserie
640 Frenchmen St., (504) 945-4472; www.marignybrasserie.com
Grilled swordfish is served over white bean salad with sun-dried tomato pesto. The daily fish special features a Gulf fish. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Mariza
2900 Chartres St., (504) 598-5700; www.marizaneworleans.com
House-made green tagliatelle pasta is served with guanciale, pickled peppers, red onions and olives. Lamb meatballs are served in house-made tomato sauce and a poached duck egg. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mark Twain's Pizza Landing
2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com
Grilled chicken slices, tomatoes, green peppers, onions and barbecue sauce top the barbecue chicken pizza. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards.  $$The Market Cafe 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafe- nola.com
Crawfish beignets are deep-fried fritters filled with crawfish and served with Cajun dipping sauce. The Taste of New Orleans platter includes gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Marti's
1041 Dumaine St., (504) 522-5478; www.martisnola.com
Mississippi rabbit two ways features braised legs with grilled sausage, mustard greens, dirty rice and rabbit jus. The grande plateau de fruits de mer includes whole Maine lobster, chilled shrimp, marinated crab claws, oysters on the half shell and scallop ceviche. Reservations recommended. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

click to enlarge Martin Wine Cellar’s Metairie location has a deli and large selection of wine and spirits. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Martin Wine Cellar’s Metairie location has a deli and large selection of wine and spirits.

Martin Wine Cellar
714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine.com
The Californian sandwich has oven-roasted turkey, Havarti, avocado, sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes, Creole mustard and mayonnaise on wheat bread or pita. The Chopper wrap features pulled chicken breast, green leaf lettuce, bacon, tomatoes, boiled egg, radishes and Russian dressing in a flour tortilla. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

Martinique Bistro
5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com
Pan-roasted Gulf grouper is served with yuzu and lemon grass brown butter sauce, edamame, fried rice noodles and watermelon radish. Ponchatoula strawberries top a salad of watercress, frisee, Cazelle de Saint Affrique cheese and strawberry-basil vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Mat & Naddie's
937 Leonidas St., (504) 861-9600; nwww.matandaddies.com
House-smoked, dry-aged Two Run Farm beef brisket is cured Montreal style and served with rye berry salad and Creole mustard remoulade. Grilled prosciutto-wrapped scallops are served with greens, shoestring potatoes and tomato-caper-basil vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Maurepas Foods
3200 Burgundy St., (504) 267-0072; www.maurepasfoods.com
Roasted goat tacos are served in corn tortillas with cilantro harissa and pickled green tomatoes. Cookie sandwiches feature mint chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate cocoa cookies and ranger bites. No reservations. Dinner Thu.-Tue., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Maximo's Italian Grill
1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www.maximosgrill.com
Veal Marsala is a veal chop served with Marsala sauce, crimini mushrooms and sauteed Brussels sprouts with pancetta. Risotto is served with crimini mushrooms, Romano cheese, asparagus, grape tomatoes and truffle oil. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Mayas
2027 Magazine St., (504) 309-3401; www.mojitoland.com
Lechon roasted pork is marinated in garlic, orange, pineapple and beer and roasted for 14 hours. Brazilian moqueca comes with shrimp, scallops and mahi mahi in a sauce made with coconut milk, piri piri, garlic, onions and citrus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

McAlister's Deli
Citywide; www.mcalistersdeli.com
The club sandwich has layers of ham, turkey, cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard on toasted wheat bread. The Spud Max potato is loaded with ham, turkey, bacon, melted Swiss and cheddar cheeses, olives, green onions and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Meals From the Heart Cafe
1100 N. Peters St., Suite 13, (504) 525-1953; www.mealsfromtheheartcafe.com
Crab Cake Passion is lump crabmeat served with mixed greens, tomatoes and garlic-lemon remoulade. Gluten-free, low-sodium gumbo combines okra, shrimp, turkey sausage and chicken in organic broth with tomatoes, red onions, bell peppers, garlic and celery. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

MeauxBa
r942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com
Grilled lamb loin is served with gnocchi, roasted tomato, mint demi-glace and anchovy butter. Crab and quinoa salad includes smoked goat cheese, olives, peaches, haricots vert, pumpkin seeds and Dijon vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Melius Bar & Cafe
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
The Cordon Bleu burger features a half-pound patty topped with Creole mustard, ham and Swiss cheese. The jalapeno burger is piled high with jalapenos and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mellow Mushroom
1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4155; 8227 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www.mellowmushroom.com
The Holy Shiitake pie is made with shiitake and portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, mozzarella and Montamore cheeses and drizzled with garlic aioli and black truffle oil. The Righteous Portobello Reuben has grilled portobello mushrooms, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on a rye roll. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Melting Pot
1820 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com
The Classic is a four-course meal that includes Angus sirloin, Memphis-style barbecued pork medallion, Pacific white shrimp, herb-crusted chicken breast and teriyaki-marinated sirloin. The French Quarter entree includes filet mignon, Cajun-seasoned shrimp, andouille and Cajun-seasoned chicken. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MeMe's Bar & Grille
712 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 644-4992; www.memesbarandgrille.com
Fried eggplant is served with crawfish Lafitte sauce. Char-broiled oysters are topped with blue cheese and bacon, garlic-butter or Rockefeller-style or Thai dressings. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mena's Palace
200 Chartres St., (504) 525-0217; www.menaspalace.com
Baked chicken is served with dirty rice and beet salad. Creole tomato salad includes bell peppers, onion, capers, olives and feta in olive oil. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mid City Yacht Club
440 S. St. Patrick St., (504) 483-2517; www.midcityyachtclub.com
Crawcheese fries are topped with crawfish tails in cheese sauce. Pulled pork poppers are jalapenos stuffed with pork, rice and cheese and served with chipotle barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Middendorf's
30160 Hwy. 51 S., Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com
Thin-sliced, cornmeal-crusted fried catfish is served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Broiled flounder is topped with crabmeat and lemon butter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Midway Pizza
4725 Freret St., (504) 322-2815; www.midwaypizzanola.com
Pigs in a blanket feature Italian sausage, mozzarella and caramelized onions served with tomato-basil relish and Creole mustard-jalapeno sauce. The deep-dish Natty 'E' pizza is topped with roasted chicken, bacon, tomatoes, onions and green goddess sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mike Serio's Po-Boys & Deli
133 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-2668
Roast beef is slow cooked and served dressed on Binder's French bread. The muffuletta comes with ham, Genoa salami, mortadella, Swiss and provolone cheeses and house-made olive salad. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com
Pan-seared scallops are topped with soy sauce and black pepper glaze and served with asparagus and broccoli. Escolar sashimi is served over red onions with olive oil and ponzu vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MiLa
817 Common St., (504) 412-2580; www.milaneworleans.com
Pan-roasted sweetbreads are served with truffle grits and bacon sherry jus. The root beer float features vanilla bean Bavarois, ginger snap tuiles and Abita root beer sorbet. Reservations recommended. Breakfast daily, lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Milano's Pizzeria
3012 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 780-7500; www.ordermilanosmetairie.com
Spinach pizza features garlic-butter sauce, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and mozzarella and feta cheeses. Greek salad includes lettuce, tomato, red onion, bell pepper, Kalamata olives, feta and sun-dried tomato dressing. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Milk Bar
710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310; 1514 Delachaise St., (504) 891-9361The Psycho chicken sandwich features chicken breast, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, Kalamata olives, mozzarella and pesto on warm ciabatta. Mexican chipotle ranch salad combines romaine, Roma tomatoes, red peppers, cilantro, red onion, black beans, sweet corn, tortilla strips and chipotle ranch dressing. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Milkfish
125 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 267-4199; www.milkfishnola.com
Kare kare is traditional oxtail stew with peanut butter served with bagoong-style fried rice with eggplant, bok choy and long beans and garlic. Pork adobo is braised in garlic, soy and vinegar and served with steamed rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Mimi's in the Marigny
2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868
Goat cheese croquetas are fried goat cheese puffs served with caramelized onions and honey. Mushroom manchego toast features creamy sauteed mushrooms atop sliced bread and cheese. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Mint Modern Bistro & Bar
5100 Freret St., (504) 218-5534; www.mintmodernbistro.com
The meat lover's baguette is a banh mi stuffed with barbecued pork, ham and pate. The kimchi burger tops a beef patty with spicy kimchi on a brioche bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mr. B's Bistro
201 Royal St., (504) 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com
Gulf shrimp are barbecued and served in their shells with butter, Worcestershire sauce and French bread for dipping. Pecan-smoked, bacon-wrapped Gulf shrimp are served over stone-ground yellow grits with red eye gravy. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House
3117 21st St., Metairie, (504) 833-6310; www.mredsoysterbar.com
The Fish House seafood platter for two includes butterflied shrimp, Gulf oysters and two stuffed crabs. Char-broiled oysters are topped with garlic butter and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Ed's Seafood & Italian Restaurant
910 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.austinsno.com
Stuffed bell peppers are filled with shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish. A fried half chicken plate includes a breast, thigh, wing and leg plus salad and french fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mister Gregory's
806 N. Rampart St., (504) 407-3780; www.mistergregorys.com
The Parisian combines turkey breast, Havarti, roasted red peppers, almonds and garlic aioli. The Boeuf features local roast beef, caramelized onion, Swiss cheese and horseradish cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mr. Gyros Greek Restaurant
3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9228; www.mrgyros.org
Moussaka combines eggplant, potatoes and meat sauce in creamy bechamel. The gyros platter comes with roasted potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mr. John's Steakhouse
2111 St. Charles Ave., (504) 679-7697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com
The Who Dat shrimp appetizer features four bacon-wrapped, crabmeat-stuffed Gulf shrimp over mixed greens with Thai chile sauce and chipotle remoulade. A 12-ounce New York strip arrives on a sizzling plate with clarified butter and parsley. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mr. Poor Boy Restaurant
10202 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-1170
Grilled catfish comes with house-made eggplant sauce and two sides. The roast beef po-boy features slow-cooked roast beef dressed to order on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mr. Roo's Deli & Catering
3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4010; www.mrroosdeli.com
Mr. Roo's special po-boy combines ham, turkey and house-made roast beef dressed with mayonnaise, tomato, lettuce and pickles. Eggplant Napoleon features fried eggplant served over angel hair pasta with crawfish and shrimp cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge A chef entertains diners at the hibachi grill at Miyako Japanese Seafood and Steak House. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • A chef entertains diners at the hibachi grill at Miyako Japanese Seafood and Steak House.

Miyako Hibachi & Sushi Bar
1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.miyakonola.com
The Spicy Girl roll features deep-fried white fish, snow crab and cucumber topped with pepper tuna, green onions and ponzu sauce. The Saints roll includes snow crab, spicy crawfish, avocado and shrimp tempura topped with eel sauce, Japanaise sauce and tobiko. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mizado Cocina
5080 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 885-5555; www.mizadococina.com
The tamale de pato blends slow-roasted Peking duck, salsa borracha, pineapple jalapeno glaze, crema, Cotija cheese and cilantro. Atun tiradito features sliced raw Gulf tuna, citrus ponzu, melon, avocado, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeno and roasted pepitas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mo's Pizza
1112 Avenue H, Westwego, (504) 341-9650; www.mospizzanola.com
Mo's toasted muffuletta is filled with house-made olive salad, Italian cold cuts and provolone. The all-meat pizza features pepperoni, Italian sausage and sliced meatballs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mojo Coffee House
1500 Magazine St., (504) 525-2244; www.facebook.com/mojo.on.magazine
; 4700 Freret St., (504) 875-2243; www.facebook.com/mojofreret
Mojo serves pour-over or hand-dripped coffee. The Magazine sandwich features ham, apples, brie and Creole mustard. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Mona Lisa Restaurant
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-6746
Mardi Gras pasta combines shrimp and spicy red cream sauce over linguine. Paneed veal is seasoned with Italian herbs and served with linguine Alfredo. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mona's Cafe
504 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-4115; 1120 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8175; 3901 Banks St., (504) 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., (504) 894-9800
Gyro plates include tahini, hummus, salad and pita. Za'ater bread is a small flatbread topped with ground lamb and beef, oregano, sumac and sesame seeds. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Mondo
900 Harrison Ave., (504) 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com
Roasted beet salad features skordalia Greek spread, arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet onions and lemon-dill vinaigrette. The Cuban sandwich is made with smoked ham, roasted pork, Gruyere cheese, pickles and plantains. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Monster Po-Boys
1814 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 9, Mandeville, (985) 626-9183
The fried seafood plate comes with pickle chips, Cajun fries, potato salad and bread. The Monster special includes hot ham, hot turkey, roast beef and cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

click to enlarge Chef Michael Gulotta serves a whole fried fish at MoPho. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Chef Michael Gulotta serves a whole fried fish at MoPho.

MoPho Mid-City
514 City Park Ave., (504) 482-6845; www.mophonola.com
Crispy fried P&J oysters are served with Mopho mayonnaise, Easter egg radish and pickled blue cheese. Slow-roasted lamb neck is served with beets in green curry, smoked tofu and Creole cream cheese roti. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Morning Call
3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; City Park, Timken Center, 56 Dreyfous Drive, (504) 300-1157; www.morningcallcoffeestand.com
Beignets are made with the same recipe Morning Call has used since the first restaurant opened in the French Market in 1870. The short menu of Creole dishes includes red beans and rice. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

Morton's The Steakhouse
The Shops at Canal Place, 365 Canal St., (504) 566-0221; www.mortons.com/new-
orleansA 12-ounce bone-in filet is topped with blue cheese butter and served over caramelized onions. Heirloom baby carrots are sauteed with butter and fresh parsley. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Mosca's Restaurant
4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www.moscasrestaurant.com
Baked oysters Mosca features Louisiana oysters covered with Italian seasoning and breadcrumbs. Shrimp Mosca are shell-on shrimp sauteed with Italian seasonings and white wine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$

Mother Land Cafe
1535 Basin St., (504) 342-2996
Thiebou guinar features lamb, chicken, fish or beef with sauteed spinach, tomato, sweet peppers, cucumber and sauce. Foufou is palm grain stew served with mashed plantains. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mother's Restaurant
401 Poydras St., (504) 523-9656; www.mothersrestaurant.net
The Ferdi po-boy is loaded with roast beef debris, baked ham, shredded cabbage, pickles, mayonnaise and yellow and Creole mustards. Jerry's jambalaya is studded with chicken and sausage. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mulate's Cajun Restaurant
201 Julia St., (504) 522-1492; www.mulates.com
Catfish Mulate's is grilled catfish topped with crawfish etouffee and served with jambalaya, sauteed vegetables and a twice-baked potato. Blackened fish of the day is served with a skewer of grilled Gulf shrimp, sauteed vegetables and a twice-baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Munch Factory
6325 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 324-5372; www.themunchfactory.net
Blackened redfish is topped with creamy crawfish sauce and served on lightly fried yellow grit cakes. Classic shrimp and grits features sauteed shrimp in Worcestershire reduction over creamy stone ground grits. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Muriel's Jackson Square
801 Chartres St., (504) 568-1885; www.muriels.com
Blackened redfish is served with house-made tomato jam, braised fennel, peppers, onions and basil vinaigrette. Three wood-grilled tournedos of beef are topped with choron, au poivre and chasseur sauces and served with smoked blue cheese mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

My Thai Cuisine
2104 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, (504) 365-5525; www.my-thaicuisine.com
The NOLA Deluxe is a sesame-fried soft-shell crab with roasted chile sauce, crawfish, shrimp and crabmeat. Eggplant verde features vegetables in green coconut curry atop fried eggplant. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$


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