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Winter Restaurant Guide 2016: Bar & Grill 

Ale
8124 Oak St., (504) 324-6558; www.aleonoak.com
The Cuban sandwich includes ham, citrus-braised pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and Creole mustard. Fried tofu tacos are dressed with kaffir lime crema, cilantro, peanuts and coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Alibi
811 Iberville St., (504) 522-9187; www.alibineworleans.com
The late-night spot serves sandwiches and an array of bar noshing items such as fries with different toppings. Barbecue shrimp po-boys feature Gulf shrimp served dressed on French bread. The Alibi burger has a 10-ounce ground beef patty and is served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

American Sports Saloon
1200 Decatur St., (504) 300-1782; www.theamericansportssaloon.com
Wings are served with fries, coleslaw and a choice of house-made sauces, such as Memphis barbecue, mild Buffalo, garlic-lemon or chipotle. The Ragin' Cajun burger is topped with cheddar, bacon, tobacco onions and barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Avenue Pub
1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com
Boucherie chef Nathanial Zimet created a menu featuring a cheese plate, cauliflower hummus and toast aux champignons. The Pub burger has a Two Run Farm beef patty and comes with hand-cut fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Balcony Bar and Cafe
3201 Magazine St., (504) 894-8888; www.balconynola.com
The Philly steak pizza features sliced beef, onions, mushrooms, green peppers and garlic butter sauce. Classic lasagna features layers of ground beef, ricotta, mozzarella and provolone in house-made red sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ 

Barcadia
601 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 335-1740; www.barcadianeworleans.com
The buttermilk fried chicken sandwich is topped with jalapeno slaw and house-made pickles on a buttered bun and comes with fries and jalapeno-bacon ranch dipping sauce. The green chili cheeseburger is topped with pepper Jack, fire-roasted green chilies, applewood-smoked bacon, honey gastrique, tortilla strips and cilantro crema. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Bayou Beer Garden
326 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, (504) 302-9357; www.bayoubeergarden.com
Disco fries are french fries topped with house-made beef debris, gravy and cheddar cheese. The house burger is a 10-ounce beef patty served on a sesame seed bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Beach House Bar & Grill
124 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9331; www.beachhousemandeville.com
The Wave Wrangler Burger is an 8-ounce patty topped with lettuce, tomato, cheddar, fried onion rings and house-made honey barbecue sauce. Fish tacos feature grilled, blackened or fried fish and come with black beans and french fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Beachcorner Bar & Grill
4905 Canal St., (504) 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com
The 10-ounce Hot & Spicy burger is topped with hot sauce, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. A grilled 8-ounce tuna steak is served in a sandwich or on a salad with tuna sauce on the side. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Bruno's Tavern
7538 Maple St., (504) 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com
Debris fries are Creole-seasoned fries topped with roast beef debris, pepper Jack and cheddar cheeses and horseradish cream sauce. Buffalo Bruno is a breaded and fried chicken breast tossed in Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese and served with ranch dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Buffalo Wild Wings
Citywide; www.buffalowildwings.com
Regular and boneless chicken wings are available with sauces such as Buffalo, Parmesan-garlic, bourbon honey mustard, hot barbecue, Thai curry and others. Small-size Street tacos are flour tortillas filled with garlicky grilled chicken, pico de gallo, cilantro and Southwestern ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Cajun Grill & Bar
2325 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 831-0095
The New Orleans sampler plate includes gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp Creole, red beans and rice and bread. The super seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, fish, soft-shell crab, stuffed crab, fries and salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and din- ner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Carousel Bar & Lounge
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com
Seafood gumbo is served with fried okra croutons. Seafood beignets include two blue crab and two crawfish beignets and brown butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Columbia Street Tap Room
434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899; www.covingtontaproom.com
The All-American burger is dressed with American cheese, grilled onions, pickles and mayonnaise. Buffalo chicken wings are served with Buffalo sauce and house-made ranch or blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Coop's Place
1109 Decatur St., (504) 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net
Jambalaya features rabbit and smoked pork sausage and the "supreme" version adds shrimp, tasso and crawfish tails. Smoked duck quesadillas are served with orange sauce, salsa and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Copper Monkey Bar & Grill
725 Conti St., (504) 527-0869; www.coppermonkeygrill.com
The Whitney special is a large plate of mashed potatoes topped with two chicken tenders, nacho cheese, shredded cheddar, bacon, butter and sour cream. Fried, blackened or grilled catfish is served on French bread with remoulade and a side. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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

Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap
132 Royal St., (504) 309-4797; www.olesaint.com
The 12-ounce prime pork chop is served with molasses-glazed sweet potatoes, bacon and tasso mustard greens and Southern Comfort honey butter. The shrimp remoulade tower is made with fried green tomatoes and shrimp tossed in Sriracha remoulade. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

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

Down the Hatch
1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com
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 comes served with fries, sweet potato fries, salad or house-made onion rings. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Ernst Cafe
600 S. Peters St., (504) 525-8544; www.ernstcafe.net
The menu includes burgers, po-boys, fried boudin balls, salads, red beans and rice and more. The Ernster po-boy features fried oysters and roast beef gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Fat Harry's
4330 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9582
Korean chicken sliders feature fried chicken patties with spicy Korean sauce. French onion soup is topped with a cheese-covered crouton. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Finn McCool's Irish Pub
3701 Banks St., (504) 265-8997; www.finnmccools.com
Called Rum and the Lash, the kitchen is run by the owners of MoPho. Chicken wings are served with red pepper Buffalo sauce, Captain Porkenheimer barbecue sauce or Asian-style fish sauce. The breakfast burrito is filled with eggs, bacon and cheese and can be topped with Creole tomato or caramelized onions. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Handsome Willy's Patio Bar & Lounge
218 S. Robertson St., (504) 525-0377
The Calamity Jane burrito consists of chicken, beans, cheddar, salsa and sour cream. The Dirty Bird burrito is filled with chicken, bacon, pork, cheddar, beans and hot peppers. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Harbor Bar & Grill
3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 832-4117; www.theharborbarandgrill.com
The 10-ounce filet special is served with a choice of sides. The Harbor burger is a 12-ounce patty topped with melted cheddar on French bread or a bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Howlin' Wolf Den
901 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www.thehowlinwolf.com
The Cuban sandwich includes slow-roasted pork, Chisesi ham, mozzarella, pickles and Creole mustard on a Leidenheimer roll and is served with Zapp's chips and spicy slaw. Three Little Pigs features grilled Manda smoked sausage, hickory-smoked bacon, slow-roasted pulled pork, fried pickled onions, spicy slaw and barbecue sauce on a Dong Phuong brioche bun served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Jazz Cafe
209 Decatur St., (504) 267-3314; www.jazzcafenola.com
Ultimate jambalaya features shrimp, crab, chicken, sausage and bacon and is served with a biscuit. Chicken wings are served with sauces such as Cajun Buffalo, lemon pepper, honey barbecue, Cajun ranch and Thai sweet chili. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Jigger's Bar and Grill
1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555; www.facebook.com/aftermathbarandgrill
The meatloaf sandwich is topped with a sunny-side up egg and bacon and served on wheat bread with fries. A 10-ounce burger is dressed to order and served with fries or sweet potato fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Knuckleheads Eatery
3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858
The Knuckle sandwich is a burger topped with blue cheese and bacon and served with fries. Nudillocabeza chicken salad features grilled chicken, black beans, tomatoes, cheddar, tortilla strips and pepper jelly dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Lager's International Ale House
3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923; www.lagersmetairie.draftfreak.com
Tex-Mex egg rolls feature grilled chicken, mixed cheeses, beans, roasted corn and peppers and are served with raspberry-chipotle sauce. The pulled pork sandwich features slow-roasted pork shoulder in sweet-and-spicy barbecue sauce on a toasted brioche bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Lighthouse Bar & Grill
6001 France Road, (504) 301-2218; www.lighthousebarnola.com
Pecan-smoked barbecue options include ribs, brisket, pulled pork and chicken wings. The menu also includes Creole favorites such as red beans and rice and shrimp and sausage jambalaya. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards.  $$

Melius Bar & Grill
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
The Lafourche burger features a half-pound sirloin patty with garlic, green onions and Sriracha sauce. The Buffalo chicken wrap includes fried or grilled chicken breast tossed in house Buffalo sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and cheddar. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mid City Yacht Club
440 S. St. Patrick St., (504) 483-2517; www.midcityyachtclub.com
Stir-fried shrimp and vegetables is served with white rice and also is available with chicken. The Lucky burger features an Angus beef patty topped with American cheese, bacon, mushrooms and house-made pickles. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

Oscar's Lounge & Restaurant
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540; www.oscarsoldmetairie.com
Meatballs and red gravy are served on a choice of bread and come with chips. The Oscalotta sandwich combines meats, mozzarella and olive salad on hot French bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Perry's Sports Bar & Grill
5252 Veterans Memor- ial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 456-9234
The house burger is a 10-ounce patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. There are $5 daily lunch specials such as a grilled or fried pork chop served with green beans or fries or chicken wings served with a choice of dipping sauces. No reservations. Breakfast Fri.-Sat., lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Recovery Room Bar and Grill
1715 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 309-4975
The Recovery burger features a ground beef and hot sausage patty served on a Leidenheimer bun. Fried crab balls come with house dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Rendon Inn's Dugout Sports Bar & Grill
4301 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.facebook.com/rendoninn
Who Dat nachos are topped with chili, cheese, tomato and jalapenos. Spinach-artichoke dip is served with tortilla chips. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Revival Bar & Grill
4612 Quincy St., Metairie, (504) 373-6728; www.facebook.com/revivalbarandgrill
The Classic Rock burger features a char-grilled half-pound patty dressed with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles and is served with fries. Hand-cut onion rings are double dipped in batter and fried. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com
Soft-shell crab is served with green curry, jasmine rice, baby corn and bell peppers. A house-smoked pork porterhouse comes with pepper Jack cheese stone-ground grits, grilled asparagus and North Carolina-style barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Rusty Pelican
500 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 778-0364; www.sippinstation.com
The debris burger is topped with shredded roast beef and melted cheese. Panko-crusted crab cakes are served with remoulade. Tuesday is steak night. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

St. Charles Tavern
1433 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9823
The menu includes burgers, po-boys, sandwiches, salads and shrimp and andouille jambalaya. The seafood plate includes fried catfish, fried shrimp, a crab cake, french fries and coleslaw. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

Samuel's Blind Pelican
1628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-9399
The fried green tomato stack includes three lightly battered tomato medallions, lump crabmeat, boiled shrimp and remoulade. The crawfish quesadilla is filled with sauteed bell peppers, garlic, crawfish tails and mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri-Sat. Credit cards. $

Shamrock
4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938; www.shamrockparty.com
A 12-ounce Angus rib-eye comes with salad and fries, coleslaw, mashed potatoes or chips and can be served with grilled onions or mushrooms. Buffalo wings are served with celery and french fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Sidelines Bar & Grill
1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-4002
The house burger is a 10-ounce beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. There are $5 daily lunch specials such as a grilled or fried pork chop served with green beans or fries or chicken wings served with a choice of dipping sauces. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Speakeasy Bar & Grill
4345 Williams Blvd., Suite F, Kenner, (504) 466-4069; www.speakeasybargrill.com
The Kenna burger features a ground beef and hot sausage patty. The grilled chicken sandwich is dressed with lettuce, pickles, onion and tomato and comes with fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Stepbrothers Bar & Grill
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856
Hot tamales are served by the dozen and come with saltine crackers. The super club sandwich combines ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on three slices of Texas toast. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Tchoupitoulas Beer Garden
840 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 224-2889; www.tbgnola.com
The Meat Board includes items such as cured meats, terrines, pork belly rillettes, prosciutto, candied pork belly, country-style pate, pickles, grilled bread and seasonal jam. Debris fries are hand-cut fries topped with chives, sea salt and Bayrischer goulash made with pork, beef, carrots, onions and potatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Truck Farm Tavern
11760 River Road, St. Rose, (504) 699-0099; www.truckfarmtavern.com
Chef Brack May's tavern serves barbecue, sandwiches and creative twists on comfort food. A grilled pork chop is served with country ham, sweet pea grits, corn relish and red-eye gravy. The Tavern burger is dressed with cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, crispy onions and house steak sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Union Station Pub & Grill
735 St. Joseph St., (504) 522-4934; www.unionstationneworleans.com
Red bean- and andouille-stuffed wontons are served with Sriracha-honey sauce. The fancy grilled cheese is made with goat, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, bacon marmalade and marinated tomatoes on sourdough bread and served with waffle fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily and late-night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $

WXYZ Bar
Aloft New Orleans Downtown, 225 Baronne St., (504) 581-9225; www.aloftneworleansdowntown.com
The barbecued pulled pork sandwich is served on a pretzel bun with coleslaw, pickles and Zapp's Voodoo chips. Crab, spinach and artichoke dip is served with blue corn tortilla chips. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Warehouse Grille
869 Magazine St., (504) 322-2188; www.warehousegrille.com
Da Duck sandwich features shredded duck glazed in balsamic reduction, cheddar, blue cheese, sauteed onions, apples and currant chutney on toasted sourdough. The oyster po-boy is dressed with barbecue sauce, bacon, blue cheese, green onions and ranch dressing and is served with fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

World of Beer
300 Julia St., (504) 299-3599; 4100 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 266-2689; www.worldofbeer.com
The craft beer hall serves giant Bavarian pretzels with house-made, stone-ground mustard, and cheese sauce made with NOLA Brown Ale is an optional addition. Belgian beer waffle s'mores are Belgian beer-batter waffles with toasted marshmallow, Kahlua fudge sauce and graham cracker crumbles on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

WOW Cafe
Citywide; www.wowcafe.com
Regular and boneless chicken wings are served with sauces such as spicy Buffalo, Thai peanut, Texas barbecue, Asian sweet and sour and others. Lettuce wraps are filled with grilled chicken, carrots, peanuts and Shanghai and Asian sauces. Reservations accepted for large parties. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $




African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue | Brewpub
Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban | Chinese
Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole | Deli | Diner
Filipino | Fondue | French | Greek | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican/Southwestern
Music and Food | Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys
Seafood | Soul Food | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese


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