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WAREHOUSE DISTRICT RESTAURANTS 

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ON FULTON
Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans Hotel, 701 Convention Center Blvd., 525-7555; www.7onfulton.com
Battered and fried green beans are served with remoulade. The alligator ravioli come with Cajun ratatouille and sauce piquant. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

A MANO
870 Tchoupitoulas St., 208-9280; www.amanonola.com
Slow-cooked rabbit comes with oil-cured olives and roasted garlic. The squid-ink cavatelli is tossed with crawfish, lemon, scallions, garlic and chilis. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ALLEGRO BISTRO
1100 Poydras St., 582-2350; www.allegrobistro.com
The tenderloin and Brie sandwich is layered with sliced tenderloin, caramelized onions and aioli. New Orleans style barbecue shrimp comes with garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

THE AMERICAN SECTOR
The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1940; www.nationalww2museum.org
Chef John Besh gives Americana favorites a gourmet upgrade. The Monte Cristo sandwich is piled with house-cured turkey pastrami, ham and seasonal marmalade. Fried buster soft-shell crabs are served on jalapeno cheese grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BACK TO THE GARDEN
833 Howard Ave., 299-8792 The vegetable stir fry combines cauliflower, cabbage, onions, carrots, mushrooms and garlic and is served over brown rice with tamari sauce, and Swiss cheese is optional. The club sandwich comes with a choice of chicken or tuna salad or sliced turkey on wheat with avocado, Swiss cheese, alfalfa sprouts, tomato and mayo. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BOUCHE
840 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-7485; www.bouchenola.com
Bouche is a spacious wine bar and restaurant. Try appetizers like smoked tasso and truffle mac and cheese. Shrimp and sun-dried tomato pasta is tossed with Alfredo sauce, asparagus and basil and topped with Parmesan. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BUTCHER
930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-7675; www.cochonbutcher.com
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski focus on Cajun and Italian cured meats at this gourmet butcher counter. The pork belly sandwich is dressed with cucumber and mint. The Gambino features salami cotto, sopressata, coppa and herb vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

CAFE ADELAIDE AND SWIZZLE STICK BAR
300 Poydras St., 595-3305; www.cafeadelaide.com
Tanglewood Farms chicken under a brick is served with lemon pomme puree, ginger sauteed Swiss chard and caramelized fennel Lyonnaise sauce. The Lucid Absinthe barbecue cheeseburger is topped with crispy shallots, applewood-smoked bacon, manchego cheese and absinthe barbecue sauce and served with Parmesan fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE AT THE SQUARE
500 St. Charles Ave., 304-7831; www.cafeatthesquare.com
The breakfast melt combines eggs over easy, bacon, cheddar cheese and organic spinach on sourdough bread, served with grits or hash browns. Crab cakes come atop a salad of mixed greens, cucumbers, boiled egg and tomato. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAPDEVILLE
520 Capdeville St., 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com
Crab rellenos are poblano peppers stuffed with lump crabmeat and smoked paprika bechamel and served with spicy cabbage slaw. At brunch, lamb shepherd's pie is made with mustard-braised lamb, peas, mashed potatoes and aged Gouda. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CARMO
527 Julia St., 875-4132; www.cafecarmo.com
The Carmo salad combines avocado, pineapple, smoked ham (or vegan "ham"), raisins, cucumbers and nuts tossed with citrus mango vinaigrette. The Rico is a grilled plantain patty topped with melted panella cheese, spicy passion fruit pork, salsa fresca, avocado and tangy sweet Rico sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CG'S CAFE AT THE RUSTY NAIL
1100 Constance St., 525-5515; www.therustynail.biz
The Fleur Debris is slow-cooked pot roast served on sourdough bread and with caramelized onions, roasted peppers, provolone and house-made horseradish mayonnaise. The Queso Loco combines provolone cheese, cream cheese and goat cheese on grilled sourdough bread. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Cash only. $

COCHON
930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com
Cochon serves refined versions of Cajun classics. The Louisiana cochon is served with turnips, cabbage and cracklings. The braised country-style ribs are served with brown rice, pickled mushrooms and beets. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DINO'S BAR & GRILL
1128 Tchoupitoulas St., 558-0900Get a Dino's burger topped with bacon and cheddar. The sirloin steak is served with Cajun potatoes and steamed broccoli. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

DRAGO'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., 584-3911; www.dragosrestaurant.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

EMERIL'S
800 Tchoupitoulas St., 528-9393; www.emerils.com
Chef Emeril Lagasse's flagship restaurant serves his bold-flavored new American cooking. Escargots and Yukon Gold potato fondue is made with Amarelo cheese, chorizo and parsley and served with country bread. Saffron- and chili-dusted jumbo shrimp are served with sweet potato corn grits, skillet beans, Benton's bacon and mango chow-chow. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ERNST CAFE
600 S. Peters St., 525-8544; www.ernstcafe.net
The Ernster po-boy features fried oysters on a layer of roast beef debris topped with gravy and mayo. The steak tacos are flour tortillas filled with marinated beef and a zesty slaw. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

GORDON BIERSCH
200 Poydras St., 552-2739; www.gordonbiersch.com
This brew pub offers European-style beers and an eclectic menu. The barbecued salmon is brushed with Asian barbecue sauce and served with grilled balsamic-brushed red onion, spinach and sweet ginger rice. Teriyaki flatiron steak is served with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

GRAND ISLE RESTAURANT
575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com
The shrimp caminada po-boy features shrimp sauteed in spicy citrus chili butter topped with Asian slaw and fresh herbs. The baked escolar is topped with compound chili butter and served with seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HAAGEN-DAZS
Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., 523-3566; www.haagen-dazs.com
Dazzler frozen desserts layer three scoops of ice cream and three toppings. The brownies a la mode sundae is topped with hot fudge and caramel. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

HERBSAINT BAR AND RESTAURANT
701 St. Charles Ave., 524-4114; www.herbsaint.com
Chef Donald Link's restaurant combines refined and rustic French and Louisiana cuisine. The house-made spaghetti is served with guanciale and a poached farm egg. The grilled top-cut rib-eye is sprinkled with sea salt and extra virgin olive oil and served with french fries. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

HORINOYA
920 Poydras St., 561-8914 The seafood salad combines seared tuna, salmon, white fish and crawfish with cucumber, avocado and baby radish in house dressing. The bluefin toro, or fatty tuna, is a Japanese delicacy served as sashimi or in sushi. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LA BOCA
857 Fulton St., 525-8205; www.labocasteaks.com
The grilled 14-oz. outside skirt steak is one of the a la carte cuts offered at this Argentine steak house. Gnocchi La Boca features potato dumplings with pancetta, peas and cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LA COTE BRASSERIE
700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www.lacotebrasserie.com
Salmon is glazed with Tabasco and Steen's cane syrup and served with roasted mirliton and shrimp ragout. Alligator croquettes are tempura battered and served with a sweet and spicy glaze. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

LEONARDO TRATTORIA
709 St. Charles Ave., 558-8986; www.leonardonola.com
Fettuccine frutti di mare combines shrimp, mussels, calamari and the fish of the day, and it comes with marinara sauce. Briante pizza is topped with mozzarella, sausage, ricotta and roasted red peppers. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., Credit cards. $$

LI'L DIZZY'S CAFE
The Whitney Wyndham Hotel, 610 Poydras St., 212-5656See Mid-City/Treme section for restaurant description. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge At Lucy's Retired Surfers' Bar & Restaurant, the hearty salads can satisfy the most voracious hunger. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • At Lucy's Retired Surfers' Bar & Restaurant, the hearty salads can satisfy the most voracious hunger.

LUCY'S RETIRED SURFERS BAR & RESTAURANT
701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurfers.com/new-orleans
The surf shack combines burgers and Mexican favorites. The fish tacos feature fried or grilled fish and come with Mexican beans and rice. The seared ahi tuna is crusted in sesame seeds. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

MESON
923923 S. Peters St., 523-9200; www.meson923.com
An upscale take on red beans and rice features crispy pork belly with red beans, crawfish tails, pot likker sauce and horchata foam. Sauteed redfish with lump crabmeat and smoked-tomato vinaigrette is served with quinoa, sweet potato and haricots verts. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MIKE'S ON THE AVENUE
628 St. Charles Ave., 523-7600; www.mikesontheavenue.com
Sake-steamed mussels are accented with ginger, garlic, Chinese mustard, lemon and Szechuan peppers and served with fries. Salmon is marinated in miso and soy, broiled and served with white wine lemongrass sauce over a banana leaf filled with couscous and peppers. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MULATE'S CAJUN RESTAURANT 
201 Julia St., 522-1492; www.mulates.com
Catfish Mulate's tops a grilled catfish fillet with tangy crawfish etouffee, served with jambalaya, sauteed vegetables and a stuffed potato. Bread pudding is made with raisins and served with butter-rum sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PIE PIZZA & PASTAS
814 S. Peters St., 528-2743; www.piepizzaandpastas.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

RED EYE GRILL
852 S. Peters St., 593-9393; www.redeyegrill.net
The grilled tuna burger is dressed with lettuce, tomato and onion and served with Cajun fries. The cheeseburger features a patty dressed with cheese, tomato, onion and lettuce served with Cajun fries or onion rings. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

RIOMAR
800 S. Peters St., 525-3474; www.riomarseafood.com
Chef Adolfo Garcia's restaurant focuses on seafood in Spanish and Latin American dishes. A sweet potato soup is topped with spicy shrimp relish. Seared yellowfin tuna is served Basque-style with potatoes and spinach. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ROCK-N-SAKE OF NEW ORLEANS
823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com
Crispy shrimp- and cream cheese-filled wontons are served with shrimp and garlic sauce. The PB&J roll features peanut butter rolled in rice and soy paper, flash fried with a panko crust and served with honey-infused grape jelly. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
Harrah's Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 587-7099; www.ruthschris.com
The 16-oz. New York strip is broiled in an 1,800 degree oven and seasoned with salt, pepper and parsley. A trio of broiled jumbo lump crab cakes are topped with diced peppers. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

STE. MARIE
930 Poydras St., Suite 101, 304-6988; www.stemarienola.com
This modern bistro offers French-inspired fare and a long list of Champagnes. Rabbit ragu is served on house-made papperdelle pasta. Tuna tartare is seasoned with coriander and served with avocado mousse. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sunday, dinner nightly. Credit cards. $$

SUGAR HOUSE
Embassy Suites, 315 Julia St., 525-1993; www.embassyneworleans.com
Dishes like seafood gumbo, crawfish pie, fried alligator and Creole shrimp are popular menu items. Baby back ribs are served by the half or full rack. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TOMAS BISTRO
755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942Semi-boneless Louisiana quail is stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice and served with Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TOMMY'S CUISINE
746 Tchoupitoulas St., 581-1103; www.tommysneworleans.com
The crabmeat canape features jumbo lump crabmeat baked in bechamel sauce with green onions, fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese on top. Duck Tchoupitoulas features a crispy roasted bird served with raspberry reduction, wild rice and wilted spinach. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

UGLY DOG SALOON
401 Andrew Higgins Blvd., 569-8459; www.uglydogsaloon.net
This saloon's kitchen is known for its barbecued pork, beef and chicken. Other options include a Cuban sandwich and Creole hamburger. For side dishes, try crunchy coleslaw or chili beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

VIC'S KANGAROO CAFE
636 Tchoupitoulas St., 524-4329This Australian-themed pub offers wine and beer from Down Under, and there's a brief menu of burgers, sandwiches, dips and pizza. The signature dish is the shepherd's pie, a hearty mixture of ground beef, vegetables and savory brown gravy. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

W.I.N.O.
610 Tchoupitoulas St., 324-8000; www.winoschool.com
The wine bar serves a menu of sandwiches and salads as well as cheese plates, dips and light bites. Roast beef and cheddar with caper remoulade is served on ciabatta bread. The spinach salad is topped with grilled prosciutto, shaved Parmesan and fig vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

WOLFE'S IN THE WAREHOUSE
Marriott New Orleans, 859 Convention Center Blvd., 613-2844; www.wolfesinthewarehouse.com
The barbecued Gulf shrimp feature shrimp in house barbecue sauce composed of white wine, Worcestershire, shallots and cream and is served with rosemary French bread. Crab cakes are served with black bean salsa and cilantro sour cream. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$




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