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Winter Restaurant Guide 2016: Cajun 

Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine St., (504) 524-3386; www.thebontoncafe.com
Redfish Bon Ton is a sauteed black drum fillet served with jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce. Oysters Alvin are deep-fried Louisiana oysters served over rice with a reduction of beef stock and lemon. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$$

Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski serve creative Cajun dishes and house-made charcuterie. Oyster pan roast features oysters cooked in a wood-burning oven and topped with chili-garlic butter. The Louisiana cochon features slow-cooked pork with turnips, cabbage and cracklings. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Jan's Cajun Restaurant
4831 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, (504) 689-2748
The seafood plate includes fried shrimp, crab, fish, stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, french fries and salad. Chicken gumbo is made with boneless chicken thighs and two types of andouille sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mulate's Cajun Restaurant
201 Julia St., (504) 522-1492; www.mulates.com
Catfish Mulate's is grilled catfish topped with crawfish etouffee and served with jambalaya, coleslaw and a twice-baked potato. Catfish Cecilia features a grilled catfish fillet stuffed with crabmeat dressing and served with jambalaya, coleslaw and a twice-baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse & Restaurant
769 W. Fifth St., LaPlace, (985) 652-9990; www.wjsmokehouse.com
The smokehouse uses its andouille and other sausages in a variety of Cajun dishes. The andouille burger can be topped with a fried egg or grilled onions and is served with a side. Plantation veal is fried and served over pasta with shrimp, artichoke and mushroom-basil cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$




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