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ANCORA PIZZERIA & SALUMERIA
4508 Freret St., 324-1636; www.ancorapizza.com
Chef Adolfo Garcia's Italian cafe serves an array of gourmet pies on house-made dough including the Bianca pie topped with cow's milk mozzarella, fresh basil, olives, garlic, chili peppers and capers. Start a meal with the affetatti misti, a changing selection of house-cured meats and salami. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ARTZ BAGELZ
3138 Magazine St., 309-7557; www.artzbagelz.com
This new bagel bakery serves its specialty with an array of spreads, from traditional lox to Creole veggie, and turns them into sandwiches too. There's the Bouligny BLT and a bagel-based muffuletta with Italian meats and olive salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

ATCHAFALAYA
901 Louisiana Ave., 891-9626; www.cafeatchafalaya.com
Boudin-stuffed quail is wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon and served with collard greens. Shrimp and grits feature fried grit cakes topped with shrimp in a New Orleans barbecue-style sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

AUGUST MOON
3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www.augustmoonneworleans.com
The combination lo mein comes with Chinese egg noodles. The yang chow fried rice combines shrimp, roast pork and lettuce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE AVENUE PUB
1732 St. Charles Ave., 586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com
Red beans and rice wontons are traditional creamy red beans stuffed into a wonton wrapper and served with Sriracha honey dipping sauce. The grilled cheese club includes bacon, sage leaves, drunken goat cheese, sharp cheddar and feta, plus house-made pesto and tomato on sourdough. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

BALCONY BAR & CAFE
3201 Magazine St., 894-8888The Balcony burger tops a half-pound patty with sauteed mushrooms, tomato, grilled onions, green peppers, bacon and jalapenos. The Athens salad includes romaine, tomato, onions, black olives, artichoke hearts and feta with vinaigrette dressing. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BARU BISTRO & TAPAS
3700 Magazine St., 895-2225; www.barutapas.com
The pato en guayabao is guava-glazed duck breast served with roasted garlic mofongo (fried plantains), grilled asparagus and dark rum reduction. Mazorco is roasted corn with salao cheese, pink sauce and potato sticks. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BISTRO DAISY
5831 Magazine St., 899-6987; www.bistrodaisy.com
The Daisy salad combines fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, arugula, pumpkin seeds and white balsamic vinaigrette. Handmade ravioli are filled with crab, artichoke, roasted garlic and mascarpone and served with wilted leeks and brandy, herb and oven-dried-tomato cream. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BLUE PLATE CAFE
1330 Prytania St., 309-9500This casual cafe serves dishes like shrimp and grits made with jumbo Gulf shrimp, Parmesan, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, garlic, parsley and cream and served with toast. Tequila-marinated chicken breast is served over cumin-seasoned corn, black beans and cilantro. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

BOULIGNY TAVERN
3641 Magazine St., 891-1810; www.boulignytavern.com
Chef John Harris' elegant tavern serves craft cocktails, an eclectic selection of wines and gourmet bites. Gouda beignets are airy fried cheese and dough puffs. Fried gnocchi are served with truffle oil and Parmesan. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE BULLDOG
3236 Magazine St., 891-1516; www.draftfreak.com
Crawfish banditos feature two fried flour tortillas filled with crawfish etouffee, cheese and roasted green chilis served with house-made salsa, sour cream and avocado. The chili cheese steak wrap comes with au jus for dipping. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BYBLOS
3218 Magazine St., 894-1233; www.byblosrestaurants.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

CAFE RANI
2917 Magazine St., 895-2500; www.caferanimagazine.com
Grilled redfish Chandeleur is topped with citrus shrimp and cream sauce. The Mediterranean garden sandwich piles cucumber, roasted red peppers, tomato, spinach, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, onion, feta, Swiss cheese, provolone and pesto yogurt on ciabatta bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE RECONCILE
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 568-1157; www.reconcileneworleans.org
This nonprofit restaurant offers service industry training to area youth as it serves hearty New Orleans fare. Baked chicken is served with a choice of two sides such as mashed sweet potatoes, collard greens or sauteed vegetables. The roast beef debris po-boy is served with potato salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE ROMA
1901 Sophie Wright Place, 524-2419; www.caferomauptown.com
The Roma Special sandwich is an Italian loaf filled with pepperoni, salami, ham, cheese, black olives and mushrooms. Chicken Caesar salad is served with house-made Caesar dressing. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CASAMENTO'S RESTAURANT
4330 Magazine St., 895-9761; www.casamentosrestaurant.com
Casamento's is an Uptown institution for raw oysters and local seafood. House-made seafood gumbo brims with shrimp and crab. The soft-shell crab dinner includes french fries and toast. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Checks. $$

CHARLIE'S STEAK HOUSE
4510 Dryades St., 895-9323; www.charliessteakhousenola.com
This traditional steakhouse serves big cuts of beef and a la carte sides. Appetizers include crispy thin onion rings. The Charlie is a 32-oz. thick-cut T-bone with a strip on one side and tender filet on the other, served on a sizzling hot platter. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CLANCY'S
6100 Annunciation St., 895-1111; www.clancysneworleans.com
A smoked and fried soft-shell crab is topped with sauteed crabmeat and meuniere sauce. New Orleans stuffed shrimp features fried jumbo shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and served with hollandaise and mirliton slaw. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE COLUMNS — ALBERTINE'S TEA ROOM
3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com
Soft-shell crab is served with applewood-smoked bacon, Roma tomatoes, baby lettuce and brioche toast with tartar sauce and balsamic-cane molasses. Lemon-blueberry crepes are topped with spicy peach drizzle and chantilly cream. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

COMMANDER'S PALACE
1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com
Hand-rolled cream cheese gnocchi are tossed with toasted garlic, Oregon chantrelles, enoki and king oyster mushrooms, soft herbs and shaved black truffles. "Angry" oysters are cayenne and Parmesan-crusted Louisiana oysters with bacon, roasted corn chowder, shallots, charred chilis and Hennessey cognac. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE COMPANY BURGER
4600 Freret St., 267-0320; www.thecompanyburger.com
The house specialty at this new burger emporium is the namesake Company Burger, assembled with two patties, pickles, American cheese and red onions. Diners also can opt for lamb or turkey burgers, hot dogs made by Cochon Butcher or pork-belly corndogs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

COPELAND'S CHEESECAKE BISTRO
2001 St. Charles Ave., 593-9955; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

COQUETTE
2800 Magazine St., 265-0421; www.coquette-nola.com
The hanger steak is served with a potato risotto, candied cipollini onions and black trumpet mushrooms. Roasted Gulf oysters are served with fennel and bacon ragout and horseradish cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

COULIS
3625 Prytania St., 304-4265 Eggs Benicio features poached eggs atop jalapeno cheddar corn cakes with pork debris and hollandaise. "Ultimate" French toast is Leidenheimer French bread filled with cream cheese, grilled and topped with caramelized apples, smoked sausage, pecans, maple syrup and whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Tue., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. Checks. $

COURTYARD GRILL
4430 Magazine St., 875-4164; www.courtyardgrillnola.com
The baba ghanoush appetizer comes with layers of sliced eggplant and baba ghanoush topped with sauteed onions, fresh garlic, chopped tomatoes, mint and kalamata olives. The Iskandar kebab is a platter of lamb and beef skewers with buttery tomato gravy. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

THE CREOLE CREAMERY
4924 Prytania St., 894-8680; www.creolecreamery.com
Creole Creamery offers a wide array of original flavors, including Hot Tin Roof — vanilla ice cream with a hot fudge swirl and spicy Spanish pralines. Get a classic root beer float or a scoop of sherbet in Sprite. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

CURE
4905 Freret St., 302-2357; www.curenola.com
The sleek, modern lounge specializes in craft cocktails and offers a small gourmet menu as well. The spicy Jamaican meat pie is made with a turmeric crust, chicken, coconut curry and house-made orange coconut soda. The Seberg salad combines arugula, fennel, roasted artichokes, goat milk feta from Royal's Dairy and citrus vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

DAT DOG
5031 Freret St., 899-6883; www.datdognola.com
Head to this dog house for a selection of wieners and sausages. Get Polish kielbasa or German-style bratwurst topped with a choice of grated cheddar, diced onions, wasabi, sauerkraut or house-made chili. Dat Dog also offers crawfish sausage links. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Cash only. $

THE DELACHAISE
3442 St. Charles Ave., 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com
The wine bar serves noshing items like pommes frites with malt vinegar aioli and spicy satay sauce. The flank steak bruschetta features grilled marinated flank, shaved manchego cheese and Peruvian garlic spread on ciabatta crostini. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

DICK AND JENNY'S
4501 Tchoupitoulas St., 894-9880; www.dickandjennys.com
Pecan-crusted Gulf fish is topped with Creole meuniere sauce and served with crab and truffle micro-green salad. Corn-fried Louisiana oysters are served with Southern coleslaw and remoulade. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

DOMILISE'S PO-BOYS
5240 Annunciation St., 899-9126The special fried shrimp po-boy is topped with Swiss cheese and gravy. The hot sausage po-boy also is a popular choice. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DOMINIQUE'S ON MAGAZINE
4729 Magazine St., 894-8881; www.dominiquesonmag.com
A native of Mauritius, chef Dominique Macquet draws on exotic flavors and classical French techniques. The sauteed sweetbreads are served with pomme puree, chimichurri and jus naturel. Grilled island-spiced pork tenderloin is served with local green kale, pork confit fricassee and cane syrup-glazed sweet potato. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DOWN THE HATCH
1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com
The Texas burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The pulled-pork plate features shredded house-smoked pork, baked beans and potato salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

EIFFEL SOCIETY LOUNGE
2040 St. Charles Ave., 525-2951; www.eiffelsociety.com
Eiffel's signature chicken and waffles combo is topped with house-made maple butter. Also popular are lumpias — Filipino fried spring rolls filled with pork and fresh vegetables. Reservations accepted. Late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ELEVEN
79 1179 Annunciation St., 299-1179; www.eleven79.com
Osso buco is a veal shank served Milanese style with pappardelle pasta. Barbecue shrimp are served with an Italian sauce of fresh rosemary, bay leaf, olive oil, garlic, white wine and cracked black pepper. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

EMERIL'S DELMONICO
1300 St. Charles Ave., 525-4937; www.emerils.com
Chef Emeril Lagasse's elegant restaurant offers house-made charcuterie and cheese boards, contemporary Creole dishes and steaks. Rabbit crepes are filled with pancetta, corn, tarragon and mascarpone. Fried Louisiana soft-shell crab is served with okra stew, corn spoonbread, Lake Pontchartrain jumbo crabmeat and marinated green tomatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

F&M PATIO BAR
4841 Tchoupitoulas St., 895-6784; www.fandmpatiobar.com
F&M's cheese fries are seasoned waffle fries smothered with a blend of three cheeses and green onions. The burger is a quarter-pound patty topped with a choice of shredded cheese, bacon, mushrooms, chili, jalapenos or grilled onions and peppers. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

FAT HARRY'S
4330 St. Charles Ave., 895-9582; www.fatharrysneworleans.com
Buffalo wings and drumettes are fried and dipped in Fat Harry's house wing sauce. Nachos come with a choice of pulled pork, chili, chicken or shrimp and are topped with jalapenos, tomatoes, salsa, melted cheese and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

FLAMING TORCH RESTAURANT
737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com
Coffee- and coriander-spiced rack of lamb is roasted and served with beurre rouge and goat cheese-whipped potatoes. Crabmeat beignets come with grilled corn salad and herb aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

FRAN'S PLACE
3100 Toledano St., 821-9876Stop in for Creole comfort food dishes including fried chicken, chitterlings, stuffed crabs, fried crawfish, crawfish pasta, red beans and gumbo. Side items include mustard greens, potato salad and cornbread stuffing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

FRANKY & JOHNNY'S
321 Arabella St., 899-9146; www.frankyandjohnnys.com
This very casual neighborhood spot serves Creole and Italian favorites. Spaghetti and meatballs come with a salad and garlic bread. The fried bell pepper rings are coated with Italian breadcrumbs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FRERET STREET PO-BOYS & DONUTS
4701 Freret St., 872-9676; www.freretstreetpoboys.com
This casual corner cafe serves donuts, sandwiches and Creole favorites. Red beans are cooked with sausage and ham and share a plate with rice and fried chicken. Roast beef for po-boys is stuffed with garlic and slow-cooked in its own gravy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

GAUTREAU'S RESTAURANT
1728 Soniat St., 899-7397; www.gautreausrestaurant.com
Gautreau's is an intimate spot offering innovative contemporary cooking. The duck confit is served with a salad of arugula, pickled cherries, Parmesan and balsamic vinaigrette. Seared sea scallops come with corn pudding, fava beans and bacon vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

GOTT GOURMET CAFE
3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com
The gourmet cafe serves its Uptown shrimp po-boy dressed with dill remoulade, roasted tomatoes, shaved red onion, pickles and arugula on toasted French bread. For a salad, try prosciutto and grilled asparagus over organic greens, spinach and tomatoes tossed in honey balsamic dressing and topped with sea salt, shaved Parmesan and a drizzle of white truffle oil. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

GREEN TEA
1116 Louisiana Ave., 899-8005; www.greenteano.com
On the edge of the Garden District, this casual eatery serves Chinese cuisine and some American side items like french fries and buffalo wings. The garlic chicken is sauteed with mixed vegetables in spicy garlic sauce. The General Tso's chicken is breaded and fried and served with a sweet-and-spicy glaze. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE GROCERY
2854 St. Charles Ave., 895-9524; www.thegroceryneworleans.com
Pressed sandwiches are the specialty at The Grocery. The Cuban sandwich features ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese and Creole mustard on pressed French bread. The pressed muffuletta comprises ham, salami, provolone, Swiss cheese and house-made olive salad and is heated on French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

HEY! CAFE
4332 Magazine St., 891-8682; www.heycafe.biz
Order a bagel with lox, dill and cream cheese or try house-made hummus as a tasty vegan option. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily and late-night Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

HIGH HAT CAFE
4500 Freret St., 754-1336; www.highhatcafe.com
This corner cafe serves po-boys, chicken gumbo, burgers and entrees including barbecue shrimp, fried catfish and Cajun-style roast pork. There's a kid's menu as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HOSHUN RESTAURANT
1601 St. Charles Ave., 302-9716; www.hoshunrestaurant.com
Hoshun's menu includes dishes from a variety of Asian cuisines. Crispy duck is sprinkled with pumpkin seeds and topped with plum sauce. Cajun egg rolls are filled with crawfish, shrimp and oysters. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

HOUSTON'S RESTAURANT
1755 St. Charles Ave., 524-1578; www.hillstone.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

IGNATIUS EATERY
4200 Magazine St., 896-2225Shrimp Creole features Gulf shrimp stewed in Creole red gravy with fresh vegetables and is served over rice. The muffuletta salad features baby greens topped with prosciutto, mortadella, Genoa salami, provolone, olive salad, Parmesan and house-made croutons. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

IGOR'S BUDDHA BELLY BURGER BAR
4437 Magazine St., 891-6105 The Cajun burger is a half-pound patty seasoned with Cajun spices and hot sauce and served with fries or onion rings. The jalapeno poppers are cheese-stuffed peppers that are battered and fried. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

IGOR'S LOUNGE & GAMEROOM
2133 St. Charles Ave., 568-9811 The Cajun burger is a half-pound patty mixed with a special blend of spices and topped with hot sauce. Get shoestring fries topped with American cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

IL POSTO ITALIAN CAFE
4607 Dryades St., 895-2620; www.ilpostocafe-nola.com
The prosciutto panino features house-made basil pesto, creamy mozzarella and prosciutto on ciabatta. The Adventure grilled cheese sandwich combines Gorgonzola, honey and walnuts on multi-grain bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., early dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

IRISH HOUSE
1432 St. Charles Ave., 595-6755; www.irishhouseneworleans.com
With the look and feel of an upscale Irish pub, it's no surprise to find Irish breakfasts and fish and chips here. But with chef Matt Murphy at the helm, there's also higher-end fare, like seafood risotto, lamb belly and duck stuffed with Brie and figs. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JACKSON RESTAURANT
1910 Magazine St., 522-5766; www.jacksonnola.net
Gorgonzola cheesecake is baked in a cheese cracker crust and topped with toasted walnuts. The baked oysters Jackson are served on the half shell and topped with sauteed shrimp, Worcestershire, Tabasco butter and shaved Parmesan. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

JOEY K'S
3001 Magazine St., 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com
This corner cafe serves po-boys, fried seafood and daily specials such as meatloaf or stuffed bell peppers. Joey K's fried catfish platter is all-you-can-eat. Shrimp Magazine features lightly floured shrimp sauteed with garlic, artichoke hearts, ham and green onion and served over angel hair pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

JUAN'S FLYING BURRITO
2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; www.juansflyingburrito.com
The Flying Burrito is a grilled tortilla loaded with steak, Gulf shrimp, chicken, cheese, black beans, yellow rice, salsa, guacamole and sour cream. The vegetarian Super Green burrito combines grilled spinach, peppers, onions, broccoli and mushrooms with green chile, avocado, jalapeno and salsa in a warm spinach tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JUNG'S GOLDEN DRAGON
3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com
The Happy Family includes beef, chicken, shrimp, pork and vegetables cooked in brown sauce and served with crispy, thin noodles. Salt and pepper prawns are large shrimp sauteed with bell peppers, onions, salt and black pepper. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

KYOTO
4920 Prytania St., 891-3644; www.kyotonola.com
The Fiya on the Bayou roll features tempura-fried okra rolled with snow crab, avocado and Tabasco and topped with sesame seeds. Seafood nabeyaki udon soup has thick noodles, a mix of seafood and vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LA BOULANGERIE
4600 Magazine St., 269-3777This French bakery makes a wide array of breads and pastries as well as sandwiches and more. The jambon-beurre baguette sandwich combines ham, Swiss cheese, butter and pickles. Flaky, buttery croissants are made with fruit, chocolate or almonds. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

LA CREPE NANOU
1410 Robert St., 899-2670; www.lacrepenanou.com
Moules marinieres are steamed mussels served with white wine cream sauce and pommes frites. Whole grilled fish is topped with lemon beurre blanc and green onions. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LA DIVINA GELATERIA
3005 Magazine St., 342-2634; www.ladivinagelateria.com
The tacchino is a sandwich of smoked turkey, avocado, red onion and Parmesan on grilled ciabatta. Bourbon pecan gelato is made with Maker's Mark and pralined pecans. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

LA PETITE GROCERY
4238 Magazine St., 891-3377; www.lapetitegrocery.com
Blue crab beignets are drizzled with spicy remoulade. The market fish court-boullion is made with blue crab and served with Louisiana popcorn rice. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

LA THAI UPTOWN
4938 Prytania St., 899-8886; www.lathaiuptown.com
The crab three ways is a soft-shell crab perched on a crab cake with jumbo lump crabmeat, sweet chile soy glaze and steamed vegetables. Pecan-crusted redfish is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon-garlic sauce and served with spinach. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

LANGENSTEIN'S
1330 Arabella St., 899-9283; www.langensteins.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

LAUREL STREET BAKERY
5433 Laurel St., 897-0576; www.laurelstreetbakery.com
Laurel Street offers a wide array of baked goods including breads, bagels and muffins. Start the day with scrambled eggs, cheese and ham or bacon on a croissant or house-made bagel. House-made cinnamon rolls are popular. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash and checks. $

LE CITRON BISTRO
1539 Religious St., 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro.com
Le Citron serves contemporary Creole dishes in an historic setting. Soft-shell crab is drizzled with hollandaise and served with jambalaya. The fried green tomato frittata is topped with a poached egg. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LILETTE RESTAURANT
3637 Magazine St., 895-1636; www.liletterestauruant.com
Chef John Harris' elegant bistro fare incorporates French and Italian influences. Chilled sweet corn broth surrounds a mound of jumbo lump crabmeat and avocado. Grilled hanger steak comes with fries and marrowed bordelaise sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE LUCKY LADLE
1906 Magazine St., 304-6090The Bob-O-Licious is a pile of hand-cut home fries topped with cheese, gravy, bacon, sour cream, chives and eggs over-easy and is served with toast. The Crescent City club croissant is filled with turkey, ham, roast beef, bacon, Swiss cheese, cherry tomatoes, spinach and honey-mustard. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP
2368 Magazine St., 522-3107The eggplant Parmesan po-boy tops fried eggplant with red sauce, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo. Fried catfish is served over white beans and rice with cornbread and vegetables. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $

MAHONY'S PO-BOY SHOP
3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com
Mahony's offers original po-boys like the Peacemaker, filled with fried Louisiana oysters, bacon and cheddar. The "pot roast beef" features Leidenheimer bread loaded with beef braised in red wine and herbs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MARTINIQUE BISTRO
5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com
Absinthe-cured pancetta and Gulf Coast apples top a salad of mizuna lettuce dressed with French walnut vinaigrette. Oven roasted duck breast is served with roasted apples, salted caramel and Calvados-thyme demi-glace. Reservation recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun, brunch on Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MAYAS
2027 Magazine St., 309-3401; www.mojitoland.com
Mayas serves dishes from a variety of Latin cuisines. Chilean sea bass is topped with a soft-shell crab and shrimp and served with rice. The Brazilian moqueca combines curry puree and a mix of seafood and comes with French bread or rice. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE MELTING POT
1820 St. Charles Ave., 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com
The Melting Pot serves savory and sweet fondues and prepared dishes. Jagerschnitzel is a veal cutlet served with mushroom sauce. Beef rouladen is beef stuffed with bacon and capers and served with dumplings. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MIA'S BALCONY
1622 St. Charles Ave., 301-9570; www.miasbalcony.com
Pecan-crusted chicken breast comes with sweet potatoes and asparagus. Grilled lamb chops are served with pepper jelly demi-glace, roasted potatoes and asparagus. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE MIDWAY
4725 Freret St., 322-2815; www.midwaypizzanola.com
Chicago-style deep dish pizza comes to Freret Street courtesy of the Midway. Build your own or choose specialty pies like the Kingpin, filled with meatballs, caramelized onions and green onions. The menu includes salads and there's a pizza buffet at lunch. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MILK BAR
1514 Delachaise St., 891-9361 Clooney's Choice sandwich fills La Boulangerie ciabatta bread with grilled chicken, avocado, roasted red peppers, red onion, cilantro and mozzarella. The hand-dipped chocolate milkshake is made with real ice cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

MR. JOHN'S STEAK HOUSE
2111 St. Charles Ave., 679-7697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com
 Filetto di manzo is a 6-oz. filet mignon served atop roasted portobello mushrooms with Barolo wine and herb reduction. The Tuscan veal chop is marinated in olive oil, garlic and Tuscan herbs, broiled and served with roasted potatoes and sauteed greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE
1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com
 The flaming fillet roll features yellowtail, spicy tuna and cucumber covered with seared fish topped with ponzu, soy sauce and scallions. The Krakatau roll is a deep-fried sushi roll filled with shrimp tempura, snow crab, cream cheese and avocado and covered with seaweed salad, snow crab, tempura flakes, misago, eel sauce and spicy mayo. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MOJO COFFEE HOUSE
1500 Magazine St., 525-2244 The Magazine sandwich layers ham, apple and Brie on a choice of seven-grain, tomato-basil, sourdough or rosemary bread. The Race sandwich is filled with ham, turkey and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

MONA'S CAFE
4126 Magazine St., 894-9800See Faubourg Marigny section for restaurant description.

NACHO MAMA'S MEXICAN GRILL
3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com
Pork carnitas taquitos features carnitas rolled in corn tortillas, fried and served with ranchero sauce, crema, cotija cheese, pickled mirliton and jicama. Adobo-dusted and grilled mahi mahi fills a torta with mirliton, avocado and chipotle ranch dressing on a bolillo bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEW YORK PIZZA
4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www.newyorkpizzanola.com
The Queens pizza features white sauce, spinach, mushrooms, artichoke and feta. The Big Apple pie is loaded with everything, and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE
4308 Magazine St., 894-9797; www.insidenirvana.com
Flag of India is a trio of saag paneer, lamb korma and butter chicken. Mushroom marsala is sauteed mushrooms with onions, tomatoes and a blend of spices (the dish can be made vegan). Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

PINKBERRY
5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com
Pinkberry serves its signature tart yogurt with a variety of toppings. The PB&J features peanut butter Pinkberry topped with organic strawberry jam and toasted breadcrumbs. Mango Pinkberry is made with sweet Alphonso mangos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

PASCAL'S MANALE RESTAURANT
1838 Napoleon Ave., 895-4877Signature barbecue shrimp are served in peppery butter sauce with French bread for dipping. The combination pan roast features oysters, shrimp and crabmeat with a blend of shallots and parsley baked in a casserole dish. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

PATOIS
 6078 Laurel St., 895-9441; www.patoisnola.com
 Chef Aaron Burgau offers contemporary Creole cuisine with rustic accents. Rabbit confit is paneed and served with "dirty" faro, creamed collard greens, house-made pancetta, and rabbit jus. Grilled tuna comes with lobster mushrooms, local chestnuts, sweet potatoes, basil pistu and saba. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

PITA PIT
5800 Magazine St., 899-4141; www.pitapitnola.com
The spicy black bean veggie burger is topped with grilled onions and additional options include spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, banana peppers, avocado and ancho chili sauce. The ham and egg breakfast pita is filled with grilled onions, green peppers, mushrooms, hash browns, eggs and Black Forest ham. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ROLY POLY
5409 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-8373; www.rolypoly.com
See CBD section for restaurant description.

RUE DE LA COURSE
3121 Magazine St., 899-0242See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

THE RUM HOUSE
3128 Magazine St., 941-7560; www.rumhousenola.com
The Caribbean-themed restaurant offers a variety of tacos and Latin-inspired dishes. The taco Trifecta includes three tacos from choices such as fried oysters with spicy remoulade, brisket with chimichurri and the Rasta (jerked vegetables and sour cream). Jerk spice-rubbed chicken is roasted and served with honey-ginger sauce, coconut mango rice and black beans. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ST. CHARLES TAVERN
1433 St. Charles Ave., 523-9823; www.stcharlestavern.com
The pork boudin sausage meatball po-boy gets a zesty kick from Cajun spices and is served with fries. The chicken-fried steak comes with baked potatoes. For dessert try white chocolate bread pudding with rum sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Richard and Danielle Sutton stock almost every kind of cheese you can think of at St. James Cheese Company. You can order a gourmet sandwich to eat on the shop's patio, take one home, or select your own cheeses and wine for later. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Richard and Danielle Sutton stock almost every kind of cheese you can think of at St. James Cheese Company. You can order a gourmet sandwich to eat on the shop's patio, take one home, or select your own cheeses and wine for later.

ST. JAMES CHEESE COMPANY
5004 Prytania St., 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com
This gourmet cheesemonger offers more than 100 varieties of cheese from around the globe. The Cusimano sandwich features cured Italian meats, oil, vinegar and extra-aged provolone. Inspired by French onion soup, the grilled Gruyere sandwich combines caramelized onion and cave-aged Gruyere on multigrain bread. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SAKE CAFE UPTOWN
2830 Magazine St., 894-0033; www.sakecafecuptown.us
Yellowtail and jalapeno saba features thinly sliced yellowtail topped with cilantro, minced onion and jalapeno, and house-made citrus-soy shizu sauce. The rice paper roll includes fresh salmon, tuna, cucumber, avocado, lettuce, smelt roe and crabstick in rice paper and is topped with a trio of sauces. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SALU
3226 Magazine St., 371-5809; www.salurestaurant.com
Duck flatbread is served with shaved Parmesan, a sunny-side-up egg and truffle oil. Oyster nachos are wonton strips with fried oysters, salsa fresca, guacamole and a drizzle of barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SANTA FE TAPAS
1327 St. Charles Ave., 304-9915; www.santafetapas.com
Seared rare yellowfin tuna is served with jumbo shrimp and grilled pineapple salsa with sweet potato crisps and citrus reduction. Tequila-cured salmon comes with sweet corn jalapeno pancakes, lime crema and local caviar. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

SLICE
1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com
Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. The pizzeria also serves calzones, sandwiches, salads and pasta. The Trucker calzone is a carnivorous load of pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon and ham. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SLIM GOODIES DINER
3322 Magazine St., 891-3447 The "Jewish coonass" features two potato latkes with grilled spinach, crawfish etouffee and eggs on top. The Greek omelet combines spinach, tomato, mushrooms, onions, olives and feta cheese in a four-egg omelet and comes with toast or a biscuit. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Checks. $

STEIN'S MARKET & DELI
2207 Magazine St., 527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net
Thursday's special piles slow-roasted, Italian-seasoned pork, sauteed broccoli rabe and aged provolone on ciabatta. The Rachel sandwich layers hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and house-made Russian dressing on Jewish rye bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

STILL PERKIN'
2727 Prytania St., 899-0335The Greek wrap is filled with grilled chicken, hummus, baby spinach, black olives, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. The chicken Caesar salad is served with house-made dressing and topped with roasted chicken. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SUCRE
3025 Magazine St., 520-8311; www.shopsucre.com
Sucre offers gelato, pastries and assorted sweets. Salted caramel macaroons are part of the new New Orleans macaroon collection, which includes flavors like Southern pecan, cafe au lait and bananas Foster. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

SUKHOTHAI
4519 Magazine St., 373-6471; www.sukhothai-nola.com
See Faubourg Marigny section for restaurant description.

SUPERIOR GRILL
3636 St. Charles Ave., 899-4200; www.superiorgrill.com
Smoked brisket enchiladas are topped with ranchero sauce and Monterey jack cheese and served with rice and beans. The shrimp brochetas feature grilled shrimp stuffed with poblano peppers and Monterey Jack cheese, wrapped in bacon and served with marinated green onions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SURREY'S CAFE & JUICE BAR
1418 Magazine St., 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., 895-5757; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com
For breakfast, try the migas, an egg scramble with poblano peppers, onion, tomatoes, warm tortilla chips and cheddar cheese, with toast or biscuit on the side. Shrimp and grits feature Gulf shrimp sauteed in a New Orleans-style barbecue sauce with Abita Amber. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. Cash only. $

SURREY'S LA PLAYA
1200 Carondelet St., 525-4300 This juiceteria serves deli sandwiches including Surrey's turkey club with house-smoked turkey breasts, bacon, apple, mixed greens, tomatoes and red pepper goat cheese. Order a shot of wheatgrass to drink, or choose from a variety of organic juices including the restaurant's specialty: orange-mango-pineapple. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

SUSHI BROTHERS
1612 St. Charles Ave., 581-4449; www.sushibrothers.net
The Saints roll combines coconut shrimp and cream cheese with layers of mango, smelt roe and avocado on top. The LSU roll features shrimp tempura and cream cheese topped with snow crab, tuna, avocado and eel sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Thu., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THEO'S PIZZA
4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; www.theospizza.com
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

TRACEY'S
2604 Magazine St., 899-2054; www.traceysnola.com
Tracey's signature dish is a roast beef po-boy dripping with gravy. The soft-shell crab po-boy fills Leidenheimer bread and is dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $$

UPPERLINE RESTAURANT
1413 Upperline St., 891-9822; www.upperline.com
Decorated with JoAnn Clevenger's collection of folk art, Upperline Restaurant is a colorful place to enjoy a combination of traditional and creative Creole dishes. Roasted duck breast is served with foie gras and autumn vegetable risotto. Upperline created the original version of fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

VIZARD'S
5015 Magazine St., 895-2246; www.vizards.net
Seared mallard duck breast is served with sweet potato mash and an orange foie demi-glace. Seared Gulf fish is served with crab and tomato rice pilaf, braised kale and citrus butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

WHOLE FOODS MARKET
5600 Magazine St., 899-9119; www.wholefoods.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

ZARA'S MARKET
4838 Prytania St., 895-0581; 2042 Prytania St., 523-3658; www.zarasmarket.com
Po-boys at Zara's include roast beef, shrimp, and sausage. Other market offerings include seafood platters, whole rotisserie chickens, muffulettas, and spinach and seafood quiches. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $




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