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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide:
New Orleans American Restaurants 

8 Block Kitchen & Bar
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 561-1234; www.neworleans.hyatt.com
The menu includes pasta, soup, seafood, sandwiches, salads and more. Friday and Saturday nights feature a prime rib and seafood buffet. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

American Sports Saloon
1200 Decatur St., (504) 300-1782; www.facebook.com/americansportsaloon
This sports bar's kitchen serves brisket and pulled-pork sliders, chicken wings with Buffalo or garlic-cilantro-lime sauce and more. The breakfast menu includes chicken-fried steak served with two eggs, hash browns and toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Bayou Hot Wings
6221 S. Claiborne Ave., Suite 104, (504) 865-9464; www.bayouhotwings.com
Louisiana gator bites and frog legs are specialties. Order them with one of more than 10 dipping sauces such as Buffalo or smoked jalapeno. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The American Sector
The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940; www.nationalww2museum.org/american-sector
The Perfect Pig po-boy features locally sourced pork shoulder, belly and ham and is dressed with pickled vegetables, herbs and spicy mayonnaise. The American burger features an 8-ounce beef patty, Benton's bacon, Texas sweet onion rings and pepper Jack cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Artz Bagelz
3138 Magazine St., (504) 309-7557; www.artzbagelz.com
Artz bakes a variety of bagels in house, including sesame, everything, pumpernickel, jalapeno and Asiago cheese. The Downtown sandwich comes with turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, sprouts, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on your choice of bagel, and is served with a choice of chips, potato salad or coleslaw. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Audubon Clubhouse Cafe
6500 Magazine St., (504) 212-5282; www.auduboninstitute.org
Sharable breakfast "baskets" include fried beignet sticks served with powdered sugar and warm syrup. The Newman Reuben features warm corned beef with melted Swiss cheese and red cabbage slaw on toasted marble rye. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Back To The Garden
833 Howard Ave., Suite 100, (504) 299-8792
The char-broiled chicken salad tops greens with chicken, avocado, tomato, carrot and cucumber. The vegetarian tacos fill soft shells with vegetarian chili, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado and sprouts. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Balcony Bar & Cafe
3201 Magazine St., (504) 894-8888; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Balcony-Bar-and-Cafe/
The Balcony burger is dressed with tomato, grilled onions, green peppers, mushrooms, bacon and jalapeno slices. Chicken quesadillas are flour tortillas filled with grilled chicken, cheese, onions, bell peppers and tomato and topped with salsa and sour cream. Delivery available. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Bop's Frozen Custard
2660 Florida St., Suite K, Mandeville. (985) 727-5003; www.bopsfrozencustard.com
Bop's serves burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, sundaes, frozen custard, shakes, malts, floats and more. The Snappy Turtle is a custard sundae topped with hot fudge, caramel, pecans, whipped cream and a cherry. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Buffa's Lounge
1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038; www.buffasrestaurant.com
The menu includes chicken wings, salads, deli sandwiches, burgers, pasta dishes, omelets and a few entrees. Bratwurst jambalaya is made with beer-soaked Johnsonville brats. The patty melt combines a ground-beef patty, sauteed onions and Swiss cheese on toasted rye bread. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

The Buffet At Harrah's
4 Canal St., (504) 533-6000; http://www.harrahsneworleans.com/restaurants/the-buffet-at-harrahs.html
The buffet features a large selection of Louisiana and American favorites. Regular items include Southern fried chicken, roasted turkey and shrimp and catfish dishes. Friday features a host of seafood specials. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Bulldog
3236 Magazine St., (504) 891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-4191; www.draftfreak.com
The Buffalo chicken sandwich features fried chicken tenders tossed in Moe's Wing Sauce and served on a cheddar-jalapeno wheat bun with either blue cheese or ranch dressing. King's nachos are topped with refried beans, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. Magazine Street: no reservations; Canal Boulevard: reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Caddyshack Cafe & Bar
3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-1799; www.facebook.com/pages/caddyshack-cafe-bar
Shrimp-stuffed peppers are served with a vegetable. Grilled chicken breast is served with spinach, artichoke, vegetables and bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe Luna
802 1/2 Nashville Ave., (504) 333-6833; www.face- book.com/cafeluna504
The Cure salad combines baby spinach, lox, tomatos, cucumbers, purple onions and house-made lemon-caper aioli. The ham and Swiss sandwich features Black Forest ham and melted Swiss on a croissant. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cheesesteak Bistro
528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; www.thecheesesteakbistro.com
The cheese steak features sliced sirloin, grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms and provolone cheese on a soft-seeded French roll. Bistro eggs Benedict tops English muffins or French bread with poached eggs, ham and hollandaise and serves it with grits or hash-brown casserole. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Dat Dog
3336 Magazine St., (504) 324-2226; 5030 Freret St., (504) 899-6883; www.datdognola.com
Locally made crawfish sausage is served on a sweet sourdough bun with sour cream, crawfish etouffee, diced tomatos, onions and Creole mustard. Cajun-style fries are topped with melted cheddar, bacon bits and ranch dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

The Dough Bowl
1039 Broadway St., (504) 861-2200; https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dough-Bowl/
The Supreme pizza is topped with green bell peppers, pepperoni, meatballs, mushrooms and red onion. Barbecue items include pulled pork and brisket served with house-made coleslaw on a brioche bun. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Foghorn's Chicken Fingers
3613 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 841-0966; www.foghornschicken.com
Chicken fingers are hand-battered and served in a box with fries, house sauce and toast. A fried shrimp box meal also includes fries, sauce and toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Fulton Alley
600 Fulton St., (504) 208-5569; www.fultonalley.com
The kitchen at this upscale bowling alley offers refined comfort food. Snack items include deviled eggs, pork cracklings with sweet chili sauce and corn nuts with chili-lime rub. Beef sliders are topped with sweet pickles, onion relish and American cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

G.B.'S Patio Bar & Grill
8117 Maple St., (504) 861-0067
The G.B. burger is an 8-ounce beef patty topped with bacon, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, barbecue sauce and jalapenos. Steak options include an 8-ounce center cut tenderloin filet and 12-ounce rib-eye. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

House Of Blues
225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com
Voodoo shrimp features jumbo shrimp simmered in amber beer reduction and served on top of jalapeno cornbread. St. Louis ribs, available by the full or half rack, are rubbed with adobo spice, slow cooked and served with tomato barbecue sauce, barbecue baked beans and coleslaw. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Houston's Restaurant
1755 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-1578; 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-2301; www.hillstone.com
Oysters St. Charles features fried oysters on a bed of creamed spinach with aioli and hot sauce. The shrimp Louie salad combines jumbo poached shrimp, avocado, teardrop tomatos and herbs over a lettuce wedge. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Huh! A Restaurant & Bar
3401 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 229-2484; www.huhrestaurant.com
The 12-course tasting menu features bacon in every course. King cake crepes are available in plain and filled varieties, topped with purple, green and gold sugar and icing. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Indulge Island Grill
845 Carondelet St., (504) 609-2240; www.indulgeislandgrill.com
Fish tacos are three soft tortillas filled with blackened white fish with mango-jalapeno coleslaw, avocado, cilantro and lime with black beans on the side. Crawfish flatbread is topped with crawfish cream sauce, peppered bacon, feta and shredded cheeses, tomatos and spinach. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Jims
3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224; www.facebook.com/eatatjims
The grilled Reuben includes corned beef, pastrami, Swiss and provolone cheeses, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on seeded rye. The grouper sandwich is a filet served dressed on a kaiser or rustic roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Katie's Restaurant & Bar
3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com Fried beignets are filled with crawfish, jalapeno, onions and three types of cheese and topped with jalapeno aioli. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, red onions, spinach, scallions and garlic butter-cream reduction. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Lager's International Ale House
3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923; www.draftfreak.com
The grilled mahi mahi sandwich is dressed to order and served with waffle fries. The California chicken sandwich features grilled chicken, applewood-smoked bacon and guacamole on a toasted cheddar-jalapeno bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Lakeview Harbor
911 Harrison Ave., (504) 486-4887; www.neworleansbestburger.com
Get an 8-ounce burger topped with mushrooms, bacon and cheese and served with a baked potato. The spicy burger combines 4 ounces of ground beef and 4 ounces of hot sausage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Legacy Kitchen
759 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-5231; www.legacykitchen.com
The Tuna Tango salad features seared tuna over greens with avocado, mango, macadamia nuts, wonton crisps and ginger-lime dressing. The chicken and waffles combination includes fried chicken, a bacon-studded waffle, honey butter and pepper jelly maple syrup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Mardi Gras Zone
2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszonesupermarket.net
Wood-fired pizzas include the Eden vegan pie topped with avocado, zucchini, spinach, green bell pepper, shiitake mushrooms, fresh basil, Daiya vegan cheese and basil pesto. The deli counter offers chicken salad made with green onions, mayonnaise, sweet relish and eggs. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

The Munch Factory
6325 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 324-5372; www.themunchfactory.net
Whole and half racks of barbecued ribs come with spaghetti salad and "Elysian peels" potato skins. Specials include dishes such as roasted pork loin with black-eyed peas, cabbage and honey butter cornbread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co.
Citywide; www.nohsc.com
The catfish plate features fried thin-cut catfish, Mardi Gras coleslaw, hushpuppies and garlic-herb fries. The Shrimpzilla is a shrimp po-boy topped with Swiss cheese, roast beef debris gravy and shredded cabbage with Creole mustard sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Piccadilly
Citywide; www.piccadilly.com
Southern-style fried chicken is a staple at these cafeterias. Shrimp Diablo is shrimp simmered in spicy tomato sauce and served over rice. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Poppy's Time Out Sports Bar
Spanish Plaza, 500 Port of New Orleans Place, Suite 80, (504) 247-9265; www.poppystimeoutsportsbar.com
The Cajun burger is a char-grilled patty seasoned with Cajun spices, topped with cheese and served with Cajun fries. The Slugger is a triple-decker sandwich with layers of turkey, ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese and pickles on rye bread, served with Cajun fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Citywide; www.raisingcanes.com
The Box includes four fried chicken tenders, tangy Cane's sauce, french fries, Texas toast and coleslaw. Fresh-squeezed lemonade is served over crushed ice. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Rendon Inn's Dugout Sports Bar & Grill
4301 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.facebook.com/rendoninn
The Boudreaux burger features ground beef, hot sausage, applewood-smoked bacon, cheese, onions and remoulade on a ciabatta bun. The slow-cooked pulled-pork sandwich comes with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Rusty Pelican
500 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 778-0364; www.facebook.com/pages/rusty-pelican
The Girod Street burger is topped with pepper Jack cheese, barbecue sauce and two fried onion rings. Panko-crusted crab cakes are served with remoulade. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

The Soda Shop
National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940; http://www.nationalww2museum.org/american-sector/the-soda-shop.html
Chef John Besh puts a spin on the classic American soda shop. The hot buttered crab roll is a buttered hot dog bun with jumbo lump crabmeat, ravigote sauce and bibb lettuce. Milkshakes are a staple. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Spudly's Super Spuds
2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-3250; www.spudlys.com
The Chicken Delight potato features fried chicken, cheese sauce, mozzarella and chives. The Super Duper baked potato is topped with crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish, cheese sauce, shredded cheddar and chives. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Store
814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com
The fried shrimp and greens po-boy combines fried shrimp in New Orleans-style barbecue sauce dressed with collard greens. The candied pecan and goat cheese salad features specialty pecans candied in house over spring greens. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Sun Ray Grill
619 Pink St., Metairie, (504) 837-0055; 1051 Annunciation St., (504)-566-0021; 2600 Belle Chasse Hwy, Gretna, (504)-391-0053; www.sunraygrill.com
Dueling tomatos and shrimp features vine-ripened tomatos and fried green tomato slices, bacon, avocado "Louie" dressing and grilled jumbo shrimp. Smoked lemonfish tacos are served on corn tortillas with salsa verde, beans and guacamole. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

T. Marie's Kitchen & Catering
16 W. Airline Drive, Suite B, Kenner, (504) 467-8115; www.tmarieskitchen.com
Matt's barbecue shrimp po-boy is topped with a house Worcestershire- and herb-based sauce, remoulade coleslaw and fried pickles. Bayou Boogie pasta features shrimp, crawfish and green onion sausage tossed with tri-color rotini in spicy Alfredo sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Terrazu
Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 129, (504) 287-0877; www.terrazu.net
Terrazu serves soups, salads, sandwiches and smoothies. Chicken spinach salad includes sun-dried cranberries, avocado, pecans, blue cheese and house pepper jelly vinaigrette. The brie panino combines turkey, brie, raspberry spread and baby spinach on whole wheat flatbread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Times Grill
1827 Front St., Slidell, Suite 1, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161; www.timesgrill.com
Catfish Tchefuncte is a fried fillet topped with creamy crawfish sauce served over seasoned rice. The Gold burger is topped with pepper Jack cheese, hickory barbecue sauce and two onion rings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Treasure Island Buffet
5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www.treasurechest.com
Evening dinner specials include prime rib and steaks, and there are seafood buffets on Friday and Saturday. Buffet options change daily and incorporate Louisiana favorites as well as various international cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

WOW Cafe
Citywide; www.wowcafe.com
Wings are available in various quantities, and the sampler platter includes 25 wings and five sauces. The Shanghai shrimp po-boy features fried shrimp topped with Asian slaw, cilantro, house ranch and Shanghai sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Walk-on's Bistreaux and Bar
1009 Poydras St., (504) 309-6530; www.walk-ons.com
Pepper Jack shrimp features six jumbo Louisiana shrimp stuffed with Jack cheese and fresh jalapeno peppers, wrapped in bacon and char-grilled. Cajundillas are quesadillas filled with chicken, boudin, pepper Jack cheese, grilled onions, andouille and rice. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Zea Rotisserie & Grill
Citywide; www.zearestaurants.com
Thai ribs are St. Louis ribs coated in sweet and spicy Thai sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds and Asian herbs. Half a rotisserie chicken is served with garlic-herb sauce, smoky barbecue or sweet-and-spicy chili glaze and sides like Thai snap beans or roasted potatoes. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$



African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue | Brewpub

Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban | Chinese

Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole | Deli | Diner | Fondue

French | German | Greek | Indian/Pakistani | Irish | Italian

Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American | Louisiana Contemporary

Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican/Southwest | Music & Food

Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-Boys | Seafood

Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese



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