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Summer Restaurant Guide 2015: W 

610 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 324-8000;
Diners can assemble a cheese plate from 20 varieties of soft, hard, semi-soft and blue cheeses. Charcuterie boards feature salami and two cheeses. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

WOW Cafe
The Shanghai shrimp po-boy features fried shrimp topped with Asian slaw, cilantro and house ranch and Shanghai sauce. Santa Fe chicken tacos are filled with grilled or fried chicken, mixed cheeses, lettuce, tomato and Santa Fe sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Waffles on Maple
7712 Maple St., (504) 304-2662;
The Heart Attack waffle is topped with two fried eggs, caramelized mushrooms and onions, jalapenos and melted muenster, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. The Uptown Sweet Girl waffle is made with strawberries, bananas and house-made whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Walk-on's Bistreaux and Bar
1009 Poydras St., (504) 309-6530;
Cajundillas are quesadillas filled with chicken, boudin, pepper Jack cheese, grilled onions, andouille and rice. Seasoned waffle fries are topped with melted Monterey Jack and sharp cheddar cheeses, bacon, banana peppers, scallions and chipotle ranch. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Warehouse Grille
869 Magazine St., (504) 322-2188;
The Warehouse oyster po-boy features fried oysters tossed in house-made Abita beer barbecue sauce with chopped bacon, green onion, blue cheese, spring greens and house-made ranch dressing. The 8-ounce pork rib-eye is topped with orange cranberry sauce and served with corn bread stuffing and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

900 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 267-3263;
The Mango Fresh roll includes tempura shrimp, cream cheese and cucumber on the inside, and snow crab, crunchy flakes and mango sauce on top. The Saints roll has tempura shrimp, cream cheese and crunchy jalapeno on the inside with fresh salmon, barbecued eel, smelt roe and eel sauce on top. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Water Street Bistro
804 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-3855;
Fried or sauteed soft-shell crab is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, capers, sun-dried tomatoes and Madeira wine sauce and served with wilted spinach. Flash-fried oysters are served on creamed spinach with a touch of anisette. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

4510 Freret St., (504) 309-0069;
Pulled chicken Dijon is served on ciabatta with basil puree, Dijon vinaigrette, tomato confit, Kalamata olives, house-made bread and butter pickles, arugula, shaved red onion and Dijon mustard. Wayfare duck fat fries are served with chili pepper aioli. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse & Restaurant
769 W. Fifth St., LaPlace, (985) 652-9990;
House-made andouille is used in the andouille burger. Plantation veal is fried and served over pasta with shrimp, artichoke and mushroom-basil cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 593-6955;
. The Mojito Smoothie is made with coconut water, honey, spinach, chia seeds, mint leaves, cucumber, parsley, avocado, pineapple and lime. The Cake Batter Smoothie has vanilla protein, almond milk, mango and almond butter. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Welty's Deli and Catering
336 Camp St., (504) 592-0223;
The Napa salad features mixed greens, wine-soaked cranberries, hardwood-smoked bacon, toasted walnuts, apples, blue cheese and sugarcane pepper jelly vinaigrette. The California club includes ham, turkey, bacon, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and alfalfa sprouts and choices of cheese and bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Who Dat Coffee Cafe
2401 Burgundy St., (504) 872-0360;
The open-faced Marigny sandwich features crab and shrimp salad with remoulade on ciabatta. Not Yo Mama's corn cakes are jalapeno corn cakes topped with creamy egg sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon and scallions. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Willie Mae's Scotch House
2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503; 7457 St. Charles Ave. (504) 417-5424
Willie Mae's is known for its fried chicken. Bread pudding is served with chocolate rum sauce. No reservations. St. Ann Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Wink's Bakery and Bistro
1218 Decatur St., (504) 309-2481;
Buttermilk drops recreated from McKenzie's recipe are baked every morning with a variety of glazes including maple-bacon. Buttermilk drop bread pudding is soaked in cream, butter, egg and sugar, baked and topped with rum sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Wit's Inn
141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600;
Hawaiian pizza features herb sauce, Chisesi ham, applewood-smoked bacon, red and green bell peppers, jalapenos and provolone and mozzarella cheeses. Creole Italian pizza has red sauce, spicy shrimp, Roma tomatoes, feta, mozzarella, red onions and pesto sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Wood Pizza Bistro & Taphouse
404 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 281-4893;
Heirloom tomato salad is tossed with feta, house-made croutons, fresh mint, aged balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The wood-fired chicken and artichoke pie is topped with pesto, mozzarella and parmigiano cheeses and olives. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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