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2015 Fall Restaurant Guide: Carrollton/University 

Ale
8124 Oak St., (504) 324-6558; www.aleonoak.com
Fried oyster sliders are served with slaw, hot sauce and jalapenos. Debris fries feature Two Run Farm beef debris and mozzarella cheese. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., late lunch Fri., dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Asuka Sushi & Hibachi
7912 Earhart Blvd., (504) 862-5555; www.asukaneworleans.com
The Sumo roll is a spicy Dynamite roll (chopped salmon, tuna, yellowtail) topped with fresh salmon, tuna and garlic chili oil. The Aloha roll features salmon, snow crab, avocado and mango sauce on the side. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$

Babylon Cafe
7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; www.babyloncafe.biz
Lentil soup is made with red lentils, onion, parsley and spices. The Babylon platter includes a choice of lamb, chicken or beef kebab or chicken or gyro shawarma, with grape leaves, kibbeh, hummus and rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bayou Hot Wings
6221 S. Claiborne Ave., Suite 104, (504) 865-9464; www.bayouhotwings.com
Hot wings come with a choice of sauces such as garlic butter-Parmesan, chipotle barbecue, pepper jelly sauce and spicy pepper sauces with varying levels of heat. Southern fried chicken tenders also come with a choice of sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Boucherie
1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-5514; www.boucherie-nola.com
The roasted wagyu beef po-boy is dressed with pickled red onions and horseradish cream. The smoked corned pork belly Reuben features sauerkraut, Gruyere and Russian dressing on house-baked rye. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Bourree
1510 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 510-4040; www.bourreenola.com
Chef Nathanial Zimet's wing shack serves smoked wings with Buffalo, mango barbecue and other sauces. There also are fries, cracklings and boudin. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Breads On Oak
8640 Oak St., (504) 324-8271; www.breadsonoak.com
The pumpkin cheddar breakfast biscuit includes locally sourced organic tofu, plant-based "andouille," aioli, roasted tomatoes and organic greens. The Friendly Pig is a vegan sandwich featuring smoky tempeh, Chao cheese, roasted red peppers, pickled jalapenos and green onions on multigrain bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Brigtsen's Restaurant
723 Dante St., (504) 861-7610; www.brigtsens.com
Shrimp remoulade is served with deviled egg, guacamole and mirliton corn relish. The Brigtsen's seafood platter includes grilled fish, shrimp cornbread, baked oysters with crabmeat, shrimp and Napa cabbage slaw, and baked sea scallops with asparagus, spinach, bacon and leeks. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 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. $

click to enlarge In Uptown's university neighborhood, Cafe Freret serves a burger with sweet potato fries.
  • In Uptown's university neighborhood, Cafe Freret serves a burger with sweet potato fries.

Cafe Freret
7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com
Diners can order three-egg omelets with choices of meat, cheese (cheddar, provolone, Swiss or American) and vegetables such as onion, bell peppers, tomato, spinach or mushrooms. The Voodoo burger is a half-pound beef patty topped with provolone, caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms and bacon on a toasted ciabatta bun. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.-Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Camellia Grill
626 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-2679
The 10-inch deli roast beef po-boy is dressed with gravy. Rano's egg white omelet is filled with baby spinach, Swiss cheese and white onions and served with french fries, hash browns or grits. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Diners share pizza on the balcony at Mellow Mushroom in the Carrollton neighborhood.
  • Diners share pizza on the balcony at Mellow Mushroom in the Carrollton neighborhood.

Carrollton Market
8132 Hampson St., (504) 252-9928; www.carrolltonmarket.com
Oysters Goodenough are flash-fried and served with Benton's bacon, creamed leeks and bearnaise. Pan-roasted, skin-on red snapper is served with stir-fried baby bok choy, panang curry sauce and jasmine rice cooked in coconut cream, citrus zest, kaffir lime and palm sugar. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Chiba
8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola.com
Tempura calamari tops a salad of mixed greens in soy-sesame vinaigrette. The Badass Justin Wilson roll (sales of which benefit the late race car driver's family) features smoked salmon, cucumber, masago, imitation crab, avocado, jalapenos and black tobiko. For dessert, there is blueberry tempura bread pudding. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

China Orchid Restaurant
704 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com
Sizzling beef is sauteed with broccoli, spinach and mushrooms in hot chili sauce. Lightly battered and fried spicy fish is served with tofu, onions, carrots, corn and red bell pepper. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Ciro's Cote Sud Restaurant
7918 Maple St., (504) 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com
The restaurant focuses on French cuisine but also serves pizza, including the Olivier, topped with mozzarella, goat cheese, Greek olives, pesto, persillade and onions. Les moules frites is a bowl of steamed mussels served with fries and a choice of mariniere, curry, Provencale or blue cheese sauce. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Cash and checks. $$

Cold Stone Creamery
624 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 218-8900; www.coldstonecreamery.com
Cookie Dough Delirium cake is yellow cake layered with sweet cream ice cream mixed with cookie dough and frosted with white butter cream icing. The Founder's Favorite features sweet cream ice cream, fudge, caramel, pecans and brownie pieces. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Cooter Brown's Tavern
509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com
The tavern has an oyster bar and a deli counter offering hot and cold sandwiches, including the Cooter dog, topped with chili, cheese and sauerkraut. The Uptown Philly fills French bread with smoked turkey, sauteed onions, bell peppers and provolone. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Cowbell
8801 Oak St., (504) 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com
Chef Brack May's creative menu includes Schnitz and Giggles: house-smoked pork schnitzel served with Gulf crab and asparagus dumplings and bourbon-mustard reduction. Grilled Gulf fish is served with crab "berl" potatoes, kale salad and lemon beurre blanc. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

Crabby Jack's
428 Jefferson Highway, (504) 833-2722; www.crabbyjacksnola.com
Jacques-Imo's chef/owner Jacques Leonardi's lunch counter serves a slow-roasted duck po-boy on French bread. Fried chicken made with the same recipe served at Jacques-Imo's comes on a platter with red beans, dirty rice, fries, coleslaw, potato salad or jambalaya. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Crepes a la Cart
1039 Broadway St., (504) 866-2362; www.crepecaterer.com
The Crescent City crepe features roast beef, mushrooms, red onions, Swiss cheese and horseradish. The Elvis crepe is filled with peanut butter, banana and bacon. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

d'Juice
8237 Oak St., (504) 302-1965; www.d-juice.com
Antioxidant juice combines fresh beet, carrot, apple, kale, spinach, ginger and orange juice. It's Not Easy Being Green is a smoothie with kale, spinach, cucumber and green apple juices blended with mangos, peaches and bananas. Delivery available. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante St., (504) 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com
Redfish "on the half-shell" is cooked skin-on and topped with crabmeat and herbs. Seared duck breast is served with cane syrup glaze, red beans, house-cured tasso, popcorn rice and tomato salad. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Felipe's Taqueria
6215 S. Miro St., (504) 288-8226; www.felipestaqueria.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

Five Happiness
3605 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935; www.fivehappiness.com
The menu features an array of Chinese regional dishes. Fried tilapia is served with vegetables and ginger, garlic and scallion sauce. Shrimp and eggplant are sauteed with basil. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Fresco Cafe & Pizzeria
7625 Maple St., (504) 862-6363; www.frescocafe.us
Grilled chicken breast, portobello mushrooms, tomato, mozzarella, spinach and feta are sauteed in house-made red pepper sauce and baked in a roll. The Fresco special pie is topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, caramelized onions and roasted red peppers. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

GB's Patio Bar & Grill
8117 Maple St., (504) 861-0067
The GB burger is an 8-ounce Angus beef patty topped with melted cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, bacon, jalapenos, barbecue sauce, lettuce and tomato and served with a side. An 8-ounce filet mignon is served with salad and a choice of baked potato, steamed broccoli, onion rings, french fries or sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Hana Japanese Restaurant
8116 Hampson St., (504) 865-1634
The Who Dat roll combines spicy tuna, tempura shrimp and snow crab and is topped with tuna, salmon and avocado. The No Name roll bundles tuna, salmon, eel, tamago, snow crab and smelt roe in soy paper topped with smelt roe, crunchy flakes, eel sauce and Hana sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Jacques-Imo's Cafe
8324 Oak St., (504) 861-0886; www.jacques-imos.com
Chef/owner Jacques Leonardi offers creative takes on Creole dishes. Blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat and chili hollandaise and served with salad and two sides. Alligator cheesecake is made with smoked Gouda, shrimp and alligator sausage and is topped with tomato basil sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Jamila's Mediterranean Tunisian Cuisine
7808 Maple St., (504) 866-4366
Couscous Royale is served with stewed chicken and lamb, grilled house-made merguez sausage and vegetables. Sauteed shrimp and mussels are served with tarragon seafood reduction over linguine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Jazmine Cafe
614 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9301; www.jazminecafe.com
Spicy mango and jicama salad features cucumbers, cilantro, red chili peppers and fish sauce on the side, and tuna or salmon sashimi are optional. Com thit nuong is pork marinated with lemon grass, char-grilled and served with lettuce, cucumber, Roma tomatoes and pickled vegetables over rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

The Kupcake Factory
6233 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 267-3320; www.thekupcakefactory.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe
8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; www.pupusasneworleans.com
The Cosmopolitan burrito includes Argentine-style smoked sausage, egg, American cheese and hash browns and comes with refried black beans and fried plantains. Latin American-style carne asada is served with tropical salad, yellow saffron rice and a pupusa. No reservations. Brunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Cash only. $$

La Madeleine
601 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8662; www.lamadeleine.com
The French country breakfast includes two eggs, potato galette, bacon or sausage and a croissant. Roasted salmon is topped with garlic dill sauce and served over rice Provencal with roasted asparagus. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar
1340 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com
Tonkotsu ramen features pork bone broth, ramen noodles, chashu pork, green onions, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, fish cake and half a boiled egg. Pan-seared squid steak is drizzled with sweet and tangy sauce. Reservations accepted for karaoke rooms only. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Live Oak Cafe
8140 Oak St., (504) 265-0050; www.liveoakcafenola.com
Huevos rancheros includes corn tortillas, black beans, fried eggs, ranchero sauce, salsa and Cotija cheese. Smoked salmon Benedict features poached eggs, smoked salmon and hollandaise over bread or a biscuit and comes with grits, potatoes or fruit. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown
615 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-5900; www.louisianapizzakitchenuptown.comRosemary tortellini features marinated chicken breast, red bell peppers and portobello mushrooms, Parmesan and pesto cream sauce. Smoked salmon pizza is topped with Roma tomatoes, capers, caviar, red onions, cream cheese and mozzarella. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Maple Street Patisserie
7638 Maple St., (504) 304-1526; www.maplestpatisserie.com
Guava and sweet tea turnovers feature guava puree and sweetened cream cheese inside puff pastry. Fresh fruit tarts are crust cups filled with pastry cream and seasonal berries. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Mat & Naddie's
937 Leonidas St., (504) 861-9600; www.matandnaddies.com
Shrimp and grits is made with red-eye gravy, Nueske's bacon and grilled green onions. Mushroom pappardelle features tallegio, oven-dried tomatoes, shiitake "bacon" and mushroom-tomato herb broth. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mellow Mushroom
8227 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www.mellowmushroom.com
Kosmic Karma pizza features tomato sauce, feta and mozzarella cheeses, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, Roma tomatoes and a pesto swirl. The house special has tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham, applewood-smoked bacon, mushrooms, black olives, Roma tomatoes, green peppers and onions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com
The Bayou roll features tuna tataki, red snapper, seaweed salad, cucumber, rice and chili ponzu sauce. Baked yellowtail neck is served with soy tempura sauce and lemon wedges. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Milk Bar
710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Mona's Cafe
1120 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8175; www.monascafeanddeli.com
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

Naked Pizza
6307 S. Miro St., (504) 865-0244; www.nakedpizza.biz
The Sonoran pie tops a probiotic crust with chicken, mushrooms, red onion and roasted red pepper. The Superbiotic pizza includes artichoke, spinach, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, red onion and cilantro. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

O'Henry's Food & Spirits
634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; www.ohenrys.com
Catfish Lafitte is a fried whole catfish fillet topped with Monica sauce and crawfish tails and served with red beans and rice and jambalaya. Shrimp and grits features grilled shrimp topped with etouffee sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Oak
8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; www.oaknola.com
Small plates include spinach ravioli with pumpkin seeds and pecorino. Hanger steak bruschetta is served with red onion marmalade and chimichurri. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Original City Diner
Tulane University, 31 McAllister Drive; www.originalcitydiner.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Pepperoni's Cafe
8123 Hampson St., (504) 865-0336; www.pepperoniscafe.com
The chicken Caprese panino includes pesto aioli, tomato, spinach, fresh basil, chicken and mozzarella on bread baked in house daily. Crawfish pasta has crabmeat, crawfish, mushroom and onion in creamy lemon-dill sauce atop fettucine and is served with breadsticks and marinara. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pyramids Cafe
3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602; www.neworleanspyramidscafe.com
Lamb chops are marinated with olive oil, herbs and spices, grilled and served with hummus and salad. The vegetarian plate features hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, pita bread and falafel. All plates come with white or whole wheat pita. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Refuel Cafe
8124 Hampson St., (504) 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com
The three-egg Baja omelet is filled with applewood-smoked bacon, avocado and cheddar cheese and served with Greek yogurt ranchero, a side and toast. Refuel's creamy stone-ground grits plate is available as an entree with toppings including cheese, meat, vegetables or eggs. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe
7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810; www.panolastreetcafe.com
Crab cakes Benedict features two poached eggs atop crab cakes with hollandaise and sides such as brabant potatoes, grits or fruit. The Mediterranean omelet is filled with creamed spinach and artichokes, tomato and onion, topped with feta and mozzarella cheeses and served with potatoes or grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Rock 'N' Bowl
3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700; www.rocknbowl.com
The house burger features an 8-ounce patty of house-ground beef on a Leidenheimer onion bun with fries. Boudin Douzaine is a basket of a dozen boudin balls. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Rue de la Course
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343; www.ruedelacourse.com
Breakfast sandwiches feature eggs, bacon, sausage or ham and a choice of cheeses on locally made bagels. Bagels and lox come with cream cheese, red onions, tomatoes and capers. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Satsuma Cafe
7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5557; www.satsumacafe.com
See Bywater section for restaurant description.

Slice Pizzeria
Loyola University, Carrollton Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 864-7492; www.slicepizzeria.com
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Tartine
7217 Perrier St., (504) 866-4860; www.tartineneworleans.com
The menu of French bistro fare includes with house-cured salmon salad with avocado, feta cheese, shaved fennel and French vinaigrette. House-smoked turkey, Gruyere, avocado, green leaf lettuce and garlic aioli are served on multigrain bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Ted's Frostop
3100 Calhoun St., (504) 861-3615; www.tedsfrostop.com
The Loto burger is dressed with lettuce, tomato and Loto burger sauce. All-you-can-eat pancakes come with a choice of pecan, blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Thai Mint
1438 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-9001; www.thaimintrestaurant.com
Thai staples include cashew chicken featuring strips of chicken breast sauteed with cashews, onions, carrots, bell peppers, scallions and hot chilies. Catfish curry includes stir-fried vegetables, bamboo shoots and basil leaves cooked in red curry sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

TruBurger
8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416; www.truburgernola.com
Basic build-your-own burgers feature Angus beef patties and choices of vegetable toppings and sauces, and cheese and additional toppings are extra. The Deep South burger is topped with a fried green tomato, lettuce, onion and house-made pimiento cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Vincent's Italian Cuisine
7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com
Oysters are sauteed with green onions, garlic and olive oil and served over angel hair pasta. House-made cannelloni are stuffed with ground veal, spinach and Parmesan, baked in Alfredo sauce and topped with house-made tomato sauce. Reservations accepted. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Waffles on Maple
7712 Maple St., (504) 304-2662; www.wafflesonmaple.com
The Sunny in Holland waffle is topped with two poached eggs and hollandaise. Blueberry Dreams comes with whipped sweet cream cheese, hot blueberry topping and vanilla ice cream. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Willie Mae's Grocery & Deli
7457 St. Charles Ave., (504) 417-5424; www.williemaesnola.com
See Willie Mae's Scotch House listing in Mid-City/Treme section for restaurant description. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Ye Olde College Inn
3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-3683; www.collegeinn1933.com
The daily fish special is a Gulf fish fillet topped with Louisiana lump crabmeat and served with roasted corn sauce and maque choux. Fried green tomatoes are topped with boiled shrimp and remoulade. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$




Abita Springs | Algiers | Bywater | Carrollton/University | CBD | Chalmette/New Orleans East
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Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge | Harvey | Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview
Madisonville | Mandeville | Marrero | Metairie | Mid-City/Treme
Other | Outskirts | Slidell | Uptown | Warehouse District




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