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Summer Restaurant Guide 2015: D 

8237 Oak St., (504) 302-1965;
The Antioxidant juice combines fresh beet, carrot, apple, kale, spinach, ginger and orange juice. The It's Not Easy Being Green smoothie features kale, spinach, cucumber, green apple and bell pepper juices blended with mangos, peaches and bananas. Delivery available. Breakfast and 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;
The New Orleans sampler includes red beans and rice, jambalaya, a cup of gumbo, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. The seafood omelet contains crawfish, shrimp, tomatoes and mushrooms and is topped with cheese. Delivery available from Carondelet Street location. No reservations. New Orleans locations are open 24 hours. West Napoleon Avenue: Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Daiwa Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine
5033 Lapalco Blvd., Suite B6, Marrero, (504) 875-4203;
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 seared marinated beef topped with eel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Dakota Restaurant
629 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712;
Lump crabmeat and brie soup is a signature dish. Abita coffee-cured duck breast comes with wilted kale and red-eye gravy. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante St., (504) 861-3121;
Redfish "on the half-shell" is cooked skin-on and topped with crabmeat and herbs. Seared duck breast is served with cane syrup glaze, red beans, house-cured tasso, popcorn rice and tomato salad. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Dat Dog
601 Frenchmen St., (504) 309-3362; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie; 3336 Magazine St., (504) 324-2226; 5030 Freret St., (504) 899-6883;
The Bacon Werewolf features a Slovenian sausage made of lightly smoked pork topped with sauerkraut, dill relish, grilled onions, tomatoes, bacon and Creole mustard. The chocolate milkshake is a classic hand-spun shake. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

De-No Seafood
505 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 362-4608;
Blackened redfish is served with two sides. Shrimp De-No features fried shrimp tossed with angel hair pasta in crawfish cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Deanie's Seafood
841 Iberville St., (504) 581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-4141;
The half seafood platter includes shrimp, catfish, oysters, stuffed crabs and crawfish croquettes. Barbecue shrimp comes with a baguette and salad. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Deja Vu Bar & Grill
400 Dauphine St., (504) 523-1931;
The shrimp po-boy features Cajun-seasoned shrimp, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato with pickles on the side. The red beans and rice plate includes a choice of smoked or spicy sausage. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Del Fuego Taqueria
4518 Magazine St., (504) 309-5797;
Tostadas con pescada Ahumada are crunchy corn tostadas topped with refried black beans, achiote smoked Gulf fish, cabbage slaw and cilantro lime mayonnaise. Bistec con huitlacoche features grilled steak, oyster mushroom-pasilla capirotada and huitlacoche cream. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Delachaise
3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858;
Mussels are steamed in broth with lime leaf and Thai chili and served with duck-fat fries. Mofongo relleno de pollo guisdao is mashed fried plantain stuffed with stewed chicken in roasted poblano sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-7600;
Who Dat shrimp are stuffed with crabmeat, wrapped in bacon and served with sweet Thai chili sauce and chipotle remoulade. Macaroni and cheese is made with crawfish tails and andouille. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Desire Oyster Bar
Royal Sonesta New Orleans, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2281;
Firecracker oysters comes with chili cream, corn maque choux and green tomato chow-chow. The Bayou Benedict features poached eggs, fried green tomatoes and crawfish hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap
132 Royal St., (504) 309-4797;
Mississippi rabbit pot pie features rabbit confit, country vegetables and a sage brown butter biscuit. Blackened Des Allemands catfish meuniere is served with stewed mustard greens over Anson Mills grits. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Dick & Jenny's
4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880;
Smoked duck is served with local speckled butter bean succotash and thyme-infused Ponchatoula honey. Pan-seared Gulf fish is served with maque choux, Louisiana lump crabmeat and basil cream. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467;
The house filet mignon is served with creamed spinach, flash-fried oysters, Pontalba potatoes and bearnaise. Napoleon salad features thick tomato slices layered with Danish blue cheese, shaved red onions, garlic croutons and remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

810 N. Columbia St., Suite C, Covington, (985) 875-0160;
Grilled shrimp and cheese ravioli are served with crabmeat cream sauce. 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. $$

DiMartino's Famous New Orleans Muffulettas
700 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 276-6460; 1788 Carol Sue Ave., Gretna, (504) 392-7589; 3900 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, (504) 367-0227; 6641 Westbank Expressway, Suite A, Marrero, (504) 341-4096;
The namesake muffuletta features cold cuts, cheese and house-made olive salad. Chicken parmigiana features fried chicken breast topped with cheese and red sauce served over pasta. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Dino's Bar & Grill
1128 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 558-0900;
Dino's blue cheese burger is served with waffle fries. Seared tuna salad is dressed with signature feta vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Dis & Dem serves burgers and po-boys. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Dis & Dem serves burgers and po-boys.

Dis & Dem
2540 Banks St., (504) 909-0458;
The house burger features a glazed patty, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayonnaise on a sweet sourdough onion bun. The Bienville Street slider is a burger BLT topped with ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

District: Donuts. Sliders.Brew
2209 Magazine St., (504) 570-6945;
The chicken and tomato gravy biscuit features a house-made buttermilk biscuit with fried chicken breast and pickled cabbage. The Neapolitan Dough-la-Mode is a griddled doughnut stuffed with Chef's Perfect Chocolate ice cream from Creole Creamery, strawberry jam, Nilla wafers and vanilla sugar. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Ditali's Pizza
197 Westbank Expressway, Gretna, (504) 366-2882; 8160 Belle Chasse Highway, Belle Chasse, (504) 393-1160; Oakwood Center,
The pizza turnover is a calzone stuffed with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, ham, mozzarella and marinara. Three-cheese baked ziti features ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella. Reservations, delivery and hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Dmac's Bar & Grill
542 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, (504) 304-5757;
The classic burger features a half-pound beef patty topped with American cheese, bacon and grilled onions on a brioche bun and served with fries. The breakfast burger is a beef patty topped with a fried egg, cheddar and bacon on a brioche bun and served with fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

Dolce Vita Wood-Fired Pizzeria
1205 St. Charles Ave., (504) 324-7674;
Imported Italian pepperoni tops a pie baked in a wood-fired oven. Garlic-Parmesan wings are baked whole chicken wings coated in garlic, Italian seasonings and Parmesan. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

The Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., (504) 648-6020;
Smoked pork pizza is topped with pork shank, mozzarella, red onion, Anaheim peppers and salsa verde. House-made bucatini pasta is tossed with spring peas and basil mascarpone. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Domilise's Po-Boys & Bar
5240 Annunciation St., (504) 899-9126;
The half-and-half seafood po-boy features a choice of two: catfish, shrimp or oysters. Fried shrimp po-boy are dressed with shredded lettuce. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Don's Seafood Hut
126 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-7111; 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-1550;
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 on top. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Dong Phuong Bakery
14207 Chef Menteur Highway, (504) 254-0214;
Doc biet pate thit nguoi banh mi features cold cuts dressed with carrots, jalapenos, cilantro and cucumbers. Ban hoi are vermicelli pancakes served with a choice of sugarcane-wrapped shrimp, grilled pork, beef or chicken. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Dooky Chase's Restaurant
2301 Orleans Ave., (504) 821-0600;
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. $$

710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216;
Corn and crab soup is a cream-based soup with basil and oregano. On Mondays, red beans are served with smoked sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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

Dot's Diner
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
Pepperoni tops New York-style thin-crust pies. Meatball sandwiches are dressed with Parmesan, red sauce and mozzarella on ciabatta. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Down The Hatch
1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909;
Pulled pork nachos feature barbecued pulled pork, tomatoes, red onions, scallions, 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
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., (504) 584-3911; 3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 888-9254;
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. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$$

Drip 'n Sip
701 David Drive, Suite G, Metairie, (504) 733-3747;
The Crazy chicken salad sandwich features chicken salad on a toasted croissant dressed with tomato, hickory-smoked bacon, avocado and house-made chipotle mayonnaise and is served with chips. The Spicy Cuban sandwich includes thin-sliced ham, slow-roasted pork, pepper Jack cheese, pickled jalapenos and Creole mustard on pressed French bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Dry Dock Cafe
133 Delaronde St., (504) 361-8240;
Crawfish Maureenica is served over pasta with garlic cream sauce. Seafood Delaronde includes grilled shrimp, oysters and crabmeat topped with cheese pesto sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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