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2012 Spring Restaurant Guide - G 

808 Bienville St., 581-3467;
GW Fins offers a wide array of seafood from local waters and around the globe. Parmesan-crusted flounder is served with jumbo lump crabmeat and asparagus. A Maine lobster tail is fried crispy served with remoulade slaw. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

209 Bourbon St., 525-2021;
Galatoire's is a century-old bastion of traditional Creole cooking. The Galatoire goute is a changing combination of seafood items like shrimp remoulade, crabmeat Maison and oysters en brochette. Redfish meuniere is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat. Jackets required at dinner and on Sunday. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

509 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 892-9992;
Gallagher's offers an array of local seafood and prime steaks including rib-eyes and filets mignon. Sauteed pompano is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and citrus beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

2535 Metairie Road, 832-0955
The Galley serves an array of seafood dishes. Fried soft-shell crabs are topped with crabmeat and served over pasta Alfredo with salad. Blackened redfish is topped with shrimp and crabmeat and served with new potatoes, broccoli and salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

914 N. Peters St., 595-3400;
Galvez serves Spanish and continental cuisine, including many vegetarian and vegan dishes. Pan-seared scallops are served atop a potato cake with crispy serrano ham, asparagus, lemon beurre blanc and a dash of mint-pea pesto. Gulf shrimp are sauteed with garlic, chorizo, lemon and white wine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-7500;
Gambino's focuses on cakes and pies, but there are other baked goods as well. King cakes are made from scratch with Danish sweet dough and have fillings like chocolate cream cheese or pecan praline. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 368-1114;
Grilled tuna salad consists of yellowfin tuna served over romaine lettuce with mozzarella cheese, diced tomatoes, red onions, house-made croutons and dressing. The grilled shrimp club features Gulf shrimp, bacon, provolone, sliced tomatoes, shredded iceberg lettuce and mayo and is served on white or wheat bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

1728 Soniat St., 899-7397;
Veal osso buco is served with toasted fregola, baby carrots, grilled leeks and gremolata, a dice of lemon zest, garlic and parsley. Wild mushroom perogies are served with asparagus, caramelized onions and creme fraiche. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

1018 Decatur St., 525-8899;
The appetizer sampler includes popcorn shrimp, popcorn crawfish, gator bites and spicy cocktail sauce. Boiled crawfish are available. Ice cream daiquiris come in flavors like mudslide, strawberry-banana and pina colada. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4342; www.georges-
Fajitas can be ordered with beef, shrimp or marinated chicken and are served with pico de gallo, tortillas and house-made guacamole. The Sizzlin' Pork Plate features citrus-marinated pork, sauteed onions, black beans, Mexican rice and tortillas. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

2890 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2597;
Orecchio di elefante is a veal chop pounded thin in the shape of an elephant ear and served with pasta and salad. The osso buco Milanese is a braised veal shank served with gremolata, salad and yellow saffron rice or pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8593;
This eatery specializes in casual Creole Italian fare. Mama G's eggplant features lightly battered eggplant medallions over angel hair pasta topped with Mama G's shrimp au gratin sauce. The shrimp, bacon and avocado salad is mixed with greens, cheese, eggs and house-made croutons. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

200 Poydras St., 552-2739;
This brewpub pours a selection of hand-crafted beers and features an eclectic menu. Barbecued salmon is brushed with Asian barbecue sauce and served with grilled balsamic red onions, 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. $$

3100 Magazine St., 373-6579
The crab and Brie omelet is topped with lobster-cognac cream and grilled asparagus. The St. Patty's Day breakfast includes two eggs, corned beef potato hash with chaurice sausage, jalapenos, cheddar cheese, bell peppers, garlic and herbs. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530;
The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

307 Exchange Alley, 301-3347;
The ever-changing menu at the Green Goddess includes dishes such as a duck confit salad with duck cracklings, a honeyed goat cheese-stuffed fig wrapped in serrano ham, capers and citrus vinaigrette. "Freaky" taboulleh features smoked wheat and freekeh — a smoked green grain — dressed with herbs, tiny currants, pistachios and olives layered with slices of roasted acorn squash. No reservations. Lunch and brunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

1116 Louisiana Ave., 899-8005;
Chicken with garlic sauce combines sauteed white meat chicken, broccoli, baby carrots, mushrooms, water chestnuts, celery and zucchini in spicy garlic sauce. Singapore mai fun features thin rice noodles sauteed in yellow curry sauce with chicken, shrimp, pork, green onions, egg and Chinese cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., 522-1994;
Seared Hudson Valley foie gras is served with Granny Smith apple, foie gras ice cream, granola and apple cider gastrique. Bronzed diver scallops are accompanied by red quinoa, prosciutto, Spanish black truffles and a sweet onion bisque. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

2854 St. Charles Ave., 895-9524;
Pressed sandwiches are the specialty at The Grocery. The chicken Philly combines chicken, provolone and American cheeses, mushrooms, sauteed onions, roasted peppers, mayo and Italian seasonings on pressed Leidenheimer French bread. The house chicken and sausage gumbo is made with a rich, dark roux. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Smoking Ring burger is topped with barbecue sauce, applewood-smoked bacon, cheese and a fried onion ring and is served with fries. The barbecue rib and chicken combo includes half a rack of ribs, a mesquite char-broiled chicken breast, salad, coleslaw, Texas toast, baked beans and a choice of potato or other vegetable. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, 833-1390
The hot tamale sandwich is served on French bread and topped with chili and cheese. Two patties go on hamburgers, including Mr. G's Junior on a bun or a Senior on French bread with chili, cheese and onions. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

630 St. Peter St., 525-1486;
The Gumbo Shop offers Creole favorites including a few types of gumbo. Chicken espagnole features a half chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic and is served over rice. Vegetarian Creole-style beans and rice is available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 581-5400;
This gourmet eatery has cafe seating and offers service inside the Theatres at Canal Place. The chef's platter includes zucchini agrodolce, marinated olives, hummus, tzatziki and herbed feta. The Spanish muffuletta is made with serrano ham, chorizo and manchego cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


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