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2013 Summer Restaurant Guide: T 

click to enlarge Meredith Call and Damian Rew serve creative dishes and cocktails at Tivoli & Lee.

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Meredith Call and Damian Rew serve creative dishes and cocktails at Tivoli & Lee.

La Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463;
Oysters en Brochette feature bacon-wrapped broiled oysters skewered on rosemary sprigs, sprinkled with panko bread crumbs and served with roasted garlic beurre blanc. The grilled rack of local lamb is topped with New Orleans-style barbecue sauce made with Abita beer. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

514 City Park Ave., (504) 272-0557; 925 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 302-2805; 1515 Poydras St., Suite 160, (504) 309-8311;
Mondo carnitas burritos come with a choice of tomato, spinach whole wheat or flour tortillas and pico de gallo or salsas of varying heat levels. Super meat nachos come with cheese, beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo and a choice of meat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

1207 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 277-6594
House-made hot sausage is served on a po-boy. Gumbo-inspired hog's head cheese combines shrimp, smoked sausage and spices. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, (504) 836-6859
Shrimp kali mirch features Gulf shrimp served with black pepper and herb sauce. Bullet naan is stuffed fresh jalapenos and spices. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 361-8008
Top dishes at this Vietnamese restaurant include goat curry over rice or noodles and marinated and roasted quail with noodles. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-6722; 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5088; 5932 Magazine St., (504) 897-3974;
Avocado salad features sliced avocado, lettuce and tomatoes in tangy dressing. The shrimp quesadilla is filled with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and served with guacamole and salsa. Credit cards. $

7217 Perrier St., (504) 866-4860;
Tuna nicoise salad includes olives, potatoes, boiled eggs, hearts of palm, roasted tomatoes, anchovies and vinaigrette. A popular tartine features pork rillette atop a toasted baguette with onion marmalade and cornichons. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

10160 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-0688;
The Burning Man roll has spicy tuna inside and is topped with pepper tuna, avocado, green onions, sesame seeds and ponzu, eel and chili sauces. Hibachi filet mignon is cooked to order and served with vegetables and fried, steamed or brown rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

1818 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 11, Harvey, (504) 366-3898;
The Tsunami roll is filled with shrimp tempura, crawfish, white tuna, mayonnaise and cream cheese. The Hawaii roll combines tempura shrimp, snow crab, mango, crunchy tempura flakes and is topped with eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 129, (504) 287-0877;
Chicken and spinach salad features grilled chicken, baby spinach, cranberries, toasted pecans, avocado, blue cheese and pepper jelly vinaigrette. The BBLTA sandwich layers brie, bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on whole wheat toast. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678;
Vietnamese crepes are filled with chicken, bean sprouts and shrimp. Pad thai is flat rice noodles stir-fried with onions, garlic, bean sprouts, peanuts and spicy sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-0009;
The Southwest chipotle chicken wrap is filled with roasted chicken, cheddar cheese, spicy chipotle mayonnaise, tomato, bacon and romaine lettuce. The Tuscan turkey wrap features roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, tomato, romaine and spring mix and creamy pesto vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

1212 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, (504) 733-3803; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554;
The Meathead pizza features pepperoni, sausage, bacon, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, hamburger and mozzarella on tomato sauce. The Eccentric is an olive oil-based pie loaded with garlic, spinach, feta, pepper Jack and mozzarella cheeses, chicken, jalapenos, yellow squash, spicy tomatoes and Anaheim peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

1827 Front St., Slidell, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161;
Catfish Tchefuncte is a fried fillet topped with creamy crawfish sauce served over seasoned rice. The Sweet Heat bacon cheeseburger is topped with cheddar, hickory barbecue sauce and hickory-smoked bacon. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Hotel Modern, 2 Lee Circle, (504) 962-0909;
Fried chicken and waffle bites are served with maple butter. Chicken-fried steak is served with buttermilk biscuits, breakfast sausage gravy and green onions. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

5024 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4288
The salmon mango roll has tempura shrimp inside and salmon, mango and sweet chili sauce on top. Rainbow Naruta features assorted fish wrapped in cucumber topped with ponzu sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942;
Wild catfish from Des Allemands is fried and served with stone-ground grits, Cajun tasso and green onion broth. Crawfish and goat cheese crepes are served with a Chardonnay and Creole cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

746 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-1103;
Fillet of fish maison is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and meuniere sauce and served with brabant potatoes and vegetables. Raosted duck Tchoupitoulas is served with raspberry reduction, wild rice and spinach with toasted pecans and bacon. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790;
Crabmeat canape is made with bechamel sauce, green onions, fresh herbs and Parmesan. Pecan praline bread pudding is served with vanilla bean ice cream. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

6262 Fleur de Lis Drive, (504) 488-0888
Eggplant Tina features eggplant that's thinly sliced, breaded, fried and layered with light marinara sauce and Romano cheese. Tony Angello's "Feed Me" dinner features appetizer-sized portions of popular dishes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999;
Lamb neck is served with mint chow chow and black-eyed pea salad. The Meatery Board features a selection of house-cured meats and condiments. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

347 Verret St., (504) 362-2264;
Poche is smoked boudin served with organic stone ground grits, eggs and sauce piquante. A quinoa and goat cheese patty is served with roasted red pepper sauce and roasted vegetables or spring salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

2604 Magazine St., (504) 899-2054;
The soft-shell crab po-boy is served with salad and fries. Shrimp top a mixed green salad of cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and croutons. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000;
Friday and Saturday nights offer a seafood buffet. Prime rib is a popular entree on the daily buffet. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789;
Steak tenderloin is stir-fried with greens, mushrooms and carrots. Pecan shrimp features Gulf shrimp in sweet cream sauce topped with honey-roasted pecans and sesame seeds. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416;
The hand-dipped corn dog is a Zweigle's hot dog dipped to order in house-made batter. The Truth burger is an Angus patty ground in-house and topped with Swiss cheese, fried thin-sliced onions and Tru sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

823 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676;
Tujague's prix fixe dinner menu includes entree options such as the signature chicken bonne femme, prepared pan-fried and seasoned with garlic and parsley. Boiled brisket is served with Creole horseradish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-0801;
Broiled seafood au gratin combines shrimp, crabmeat and Maine lobster in cheese sauce topped with shredded cheddar and Romano cheese breadcrumbs. Shrimp pasta Mediterranean tops capellini pasta with shrimp, onions, garlic and plum tomatoes simmered in Chianti. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Dollar signs indicate the average price of a dinner entree.

$ = $1-$10
$$ = $11-$20
$$$ = $21-up

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