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2015 Fall Restaurant Guide: French Quarter 

3 Potato 4
French Market, 1235 N. Peters St., Space 8, (504) 298-7761; www.3p4shop.com
Sweet potato fries are served with toppings such as garlic-pepper mayonnaise or Aztec ketchup. Chili cheese fries are made with organic wedge potatoes and topped with three-bean chili. No reservations. Lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; www.acmeoyster.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with herb butter and a blend of cheeses and served with French bread. The Peacemaker po-boy includes fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with Tabasco-infused mayonnaise. Reservation policies vary by location. Lunch and dinner daily. 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. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Angeli On Decatur
1141 Decatur St., (504) 566-0077; www.angelineworleans.com
The menu includes pizza, calzones, chicken wings and Mediterranean dishes. Chicken diavolo pizza is topped with red pepper sauce, chicken, garlic and onions. Jalapenos are an optional addition. The chicken Caesar pita roll features grilled chicken, lettuce and Caesar dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Angeline
Hotel Provincial, 1032 Chartres St., (504) 308-3106; www.angelinenola.com
Crispy cauliflower is served with olivade aioli and sheep's milk cheese. Mississippi rabbit Milanese is lightly fried and served with smoked carrot puree, spoonbread, bacon, braised collard greens and tomato gravy. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

click to enlarge Diners enjoy lunch at Antoine's Restaurant in 
the French Quarter.
  • Diners enjoy lunch at Antoine's Restaurant in the French Quarter.

Antoine's Annex
513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com
The cafe serves pastries and coffee drinks. The breakfast platter includes scrambled eggs, grits, hickory-smoked bacon and a biscuit or toast. The Caprese sandwich features thick-sliced mozzarella, Creole tomato, pesto and balsamic vinaigrette on a pistolette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Antoine's Restaurant
713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www.antoines.com
The French-Creole grande dame is marking its 175th anniversary this year. Oysters Rockefeller are baked oysters covered with pureed greens (not spinach) and seasoned breadcrumbs. Alaska Antoine is baked Alaska — featuring ice cream wrapped in pound cake and crowned with a toasted meringue shell and hot fudge. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Arnaud's Restaurant
813 Bienville St., (504) 523-5433; www.arnaudsrestaurant.com
Baked Louisiana oysters Bienville are topped with shrimp, mushrooms, scallions, herbs and white wine sauce. Shrimp Arnaud features Gulf shrimp in a signature tangy Creole remoulade. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Attiki Bar and Grill
230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com
Sauteed redfish is topped with crawfish white sauce and served with sauteed vegetables and salad. Rack of lamb features a hand-cut, garlic-marinated rack of lamb. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Backspace Bar & Kitchen
139 Chartres St., (504) 322-2245; www.backspacenola.com.
The Whitman roast beef sandwich combines roasted beef tenderloin tips, fried oysters, Swiss cheese and gravy on a ciabatta roll. A hot meatloaf sandwich is dressed with cheese on a sweet brioche bun and served with chips and a pickle. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Bayona
430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www.bayona.com
Signature dishes on chef Susan Spicer's menu include smoked quail served atop a salad of greens, pears, spiced pecans and bourbon-molasses dressing. Peppered lamb loin is served with goat cheese and zinfandel sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Bayou Burger
503 Bourbon St., (504) 529-4256; www.bayouburger.com
Cochon nachos top freshly fried tortilla chips with melted cheeses, house-smoked pulled pork, signature barbecue sauce, coleslaw, onions and sour cream. The Ultimate Cure burger combines two burger patties with a grilled cheese and bacon sandwich and dresses it with lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions and Tabasco mayonnaise on a brioche bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29
321 N. Peters St., (504) 609-3811; www.latitude29nola.com
The tiki-themed restaurant offers Polynesian-inspired dishes such as steamed hand-made vegetarian dumplings served with dipping sauce. Loco Moco features a ground filet patty topped with a fried egg, gravy and grilled shiitake mushrooms over mushroom rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Belle's Diner
1122 Decatur St., (504) 566-6003; www.bellesdinernola.com
Fried chicken tops a bacon-stuffed waffle served with sugar cane syrup and fruit. Preston's patty melt features a blackened hamburger patty, bacon, provolone and cheddar on thick slices of sourdough bread. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Bennachin
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-1230; www.bennachinrestaurant.com
The restaurant specializes in West African dishes. Ground peanut stew is available in beef or vegetarian versions and is served over rice. Vegetarian jama jama ni makondo features sauteed spinach with fried plantains and coconut rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bistreaux
Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8000; www.maisondupuy.com/dining
The roast beef debris po-boy is dressed with horseradish aioli. Crawfish macaroni and cheese features Louisiana crawfish and cavatappi pasta. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Bombay Club
Prince Conti Hotel, 830 Conti St., (504) 577-2237; www.bombayclubneworleans.com
Rabbit pot pie features braised rabbit, confit potatoes, roasted carrots, mushrooms and rabbit gravy and is served with a buttermilk biscuit. Lamb leg is braised with Abita root beer and served with buttery mashed potatoes and fried onions. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Bourbon House
144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com
The seafood house has a raw bar offering oysters and chilled seafood items. The bourbon barbecue shrimp po-boy features bourbon, rosemary, garlic and black pepper sauce and comes with french fries. Gulf fish on the half shell comes with new potatoes, balsamic-glazed red onions and lemon beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Brennan's
417 Royal St., (504) 525-9711; www.brennansneworleans.com
Eggs Benedict features house-made English muffins, Canadian bacon and hollandaise. Steak Diane is served with fingerling potato confit, baby carrots and brandied mushroom reduction. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Broussard's Restaurant
819 Conti St., (504) 581-3866; www.broussards.com
Chef Neal Swidler offers a menu of creative haute Creole dishes. Fried oysters Rockefeller are served on the half shell with Herbsaint creamed spinach, applewood-smoked bacon and fennel glaze. Shellfish bisque is made with crab, shrimp, roasted red peppers and sweet corn. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ 

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
429 Decatur St., (504) 522-5800; www.bubbagump.com
Forrest's Seafood Feast features fried shrimp, seafood hushpuppies, fish and chips, coleslaw and remoulade, tartar and cocktail sauces. Shrimper's Heaven includes hand-breaded coconut-fried shrimp, cold shrimp, fried shrimp, tempura shrimp, french fries and dipping sauces. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Amelie
912 Royal St., (504) 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com
Shrimp and grits comes with corn and andouille maque choux. Lamb meatloaf is served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Beignet
311 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2611; 334B Royal St., (504) 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com
Cajun-style jambalaya features chicken and andouille sausage and is served with French bread. The combo platter includes fried fish and shrimp, french fries and okra. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Cafe Fleur-De-Lis
307 Chartres St., (504) 529-9641; www.cafefleurdelis.com
Shrimp and grits is a bowl of grits topped with seared shrimp and cheese. Seafood Benedict is a crab and crawfish cake topped with poached eggs and hollandaise served with hash browns or grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Giovanni
117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni.com
Giovanni's cannelloni are stuffed with beef, pork, veal, eggplant, cheese and pine nuts. Roasted half duck is glazed with sweet Marsala and roasted garlic and served with garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Maspero
601 Decatur St., (504) 523-6250; www.cafemaspero.com
The cafe serves sandwiches and Creole staples such as jambalaya, gumbo and seafood platters. The muffuletta combines pastrami, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on a bun. The corned beef sandwich is dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickle and Creole mustard and served on a choice of bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Pontalba
546 St. Peter St., (504) 522-1180
The alligator appetizer fea-tures blackened alligator tails with remoulade sauce. Blackened redfish is topped with crawfish etouffee. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$

Cafe Soule
720 St. Louis St., (504) 304-4636; www.cafesoule.com
Shrimp and eggplant Pierre features fried eggplant medallions topped with Gulf shrimp and white wine cream sauce. Wild-caught snapper is stuffed with crab, drizzled with lemon-caper beurre blanc and served with herb-roasted vegetables. Reservations accepted. Brunch, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards.  $$

Cane & Table
1113 Decatur St., (504) 581-1112; www.caneandtablenola.com
Caribbean peas and rice includes andouille, popcorn rice and petite red peas cooked with turmeric, ginger root, allspice and Jamaican curry and served with house-made chili vinegar. Three-pea hummus combines red peas, black-eyed peas, chickpeas and smoked cashew tahini and comes with yuca chips. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.-Fri, brunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. 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. $

Central Grocery
923 Decatur St., (504) 523-1670; www.centralgroceryneworleans.com
This Italian grocery is known for its muffulettas, available on whole or half loaves. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Chartres House
601 Chartres St., (504) 586-8383; www.chartreshouse.com
Cashew-crusted redfish is topped with praline-cashew sauce and served with Cajun potatoes and steamed vegetables. The Chartres burger stacks a grilled half-pound Angus beef patty, a hot sausage patty, provolone cheese and garlic mayonnaise on a jalapeno-cheddar bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Clover Grill
900 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1010; www.clovergrill.com
The special club sandwich features three slices of toasted bread, turkey, smoked ham, bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise. A bacon cheeseburger is topped with a fried egg on a toasted sesame seed bun. Optional toppings include grilled onions, chili, mushrooms and jalapenos. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Continental Provisions
French Market, 1100 N. Peters St., Stall 23, (504) 407-3437; www.cpnola.com
The C.P. sandwich features salami cotto, capicola, provolone, basil mayonnaise, mixed greens and pickled red onions on Bellegarde Bakery ciabatta. The pimiento cheese sandwich includes house-made Hook cheddar pimiento cheese, Granny Smith apples, jalapenos and arugula on Bellegarde ciabatta, and meat-lovers can add Edwards country ham. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 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. $

Corner Oyster House
500 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2999; www.cor- neroysterhouse.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with local herbs, Parmesan and a pinch of cayenne. Crawfish and chicken Homerun is a grilled marinated chicken breast topped with crawfish, bell pepper and mushroom sauce and served with rice. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Country Flame
620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138
The casual eatery serves Mexican, Cuban and Latin American dishes. The Cuban sandwich combines marinated pork, ham, pickles, cheese and mustard on French bread. Chicken fajitas are served with guacamole, tortillas, rice and beans. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.  $

The Court Of Two Sisters
613 Royal St., (504) 522-7261; www.courtoftwosisters.com
Louisiana shrimp and andouille sausage are served with Creole meuniere reduction are served over grits. Bacon-wrapped duck breast is stuffed with jalapenos and served with wild berry gastrique. Reservations recommended. Dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$

Crescent City Brewhouse
527 Decatur St., (504) 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.comGrilled redfish Pontchartrain is topped with a fried soft-shell crab and roasted red pepper crabmeat aioli and served with asparagus. Jumbo Gulf shrimp are stuffed with Louisiana crabmeat, jalapenos, green onions and seasoned breadcrumbs and served with asparagus, fingerling potatoes and beurre blanc sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Criollo
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola.com
The Criollo Cobb includes grilled chicken, avocado, smoked bacon, local beets, tomatoes, manchego cheese and Steen's cane vinaigrette. Shrimp Louie salad features grilled shrimp, avocado, baby iceberg lettuce, asparagus spears, grape tomatoes and Louie dressing. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Croissant d'Or
617 Ursulines St., (504) 524-4663; www.croissantdornola.com
The ham and Swiss cheese sandwich is served on a flaky house-baked croissant. Almond croissants are filled with almond paste and topped with almond slices. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Daisy Dukes
121 Chartres St., (504) 561-5171; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com
Po-boy fillings include catfish, alligator, hot sausage, hot roast beef or oyster. The seafood omelet contains crawfish, shrimp, tomatoes and mushrooms and is topped with cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Deanie's Seafood
841 Iberville St., (504) 581-1316; www.deanies.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

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. The red beans and rice plate includes a choice of smoked or spicy sausage. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Desire Oyster Bar
Royal Sonesta New Orleans, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2281; www.sonesta.com/royalneworleans
Firecracker oysters comes with chili cream, corn maque choux and green tomato chow-chow. The Bayou Benedict features poached eggs, fried green tomatoes and crawfish hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap
132 Royal St., (504) 309-4797; www.olesaint.com
Mississippi rabbit pot pie features rabbit confit, summer corn, carrots and cherry tomatoes. Blackened Des Allemands catfish meuniere is served with stewed mustard greens over Anson Mills grits. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards.   $$

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467; www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com
The house filet mignon is served with creamed spinach, flash-fried oysters, Pontalba potatoes and bearnaise. Napoleon salad features thick tomato slices layered with Danish blue cheese, shaved red onions, garlic croutons and remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Eat New Orleans
900 Dumaine St., (504) 522-7222; www.eatnola.com
Crawfish boil stew includes Louisiana crawfish tails, potatoes, corn on the cob and rice. The eggplant and shrimp casserole is a cast iron skillet filled with smothered eggplant, Gulf shrimp, Parmesan and breadcrumbs on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards.  $$

El Gato Negro
81 French Market Place, (504) 525-9752; www.elgatonegronola.com
Pineapple-habanero-glazed shrimp are sauteed with mushrooms and red bell peppers. The Michoacan mixed grill includes aged skirt steak, chicken breast, jumbo Gulf shrimp, sauteed vegetables and chimichurri sauce. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

El Libre
508 Dumaine St., (504) 309-2699; www.ellibrenola.com
The Cuban-themed café serves a Cuban sandwich featuring roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, mustard and French Pickl'er pickles on pressed French bread. Baked goods include tres leches cake, sweet plantain bread and cookies. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Felipe's Taqueria
301 N. Peters St., (504) 288-8226; www.felipestaqueria.com
The grilled chicken super burrito is filled with guacamole, pico de gallo, grilled corn and pickled jalapenos. Al pastor tacos are grilled corn tortillas filled with guajillo-marinated pork, cilantro, red onions and "guacamolillo" sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Fiorella's
1136 Decatur St., (504) 553-2155
Signature fried chicken is served with french fries, mashed potatoes or red beans and rice. The menu also includes po-boys and Creole favorites. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $$

Frank's Restaurant
933 Decatur St., (504) 525-1602
Veal Marsala is sauteed with mushrooms and wine and served over pasta. New Orleans-style barbecue jumbo Gulf shrimp is served with hot bread. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

French Market Restaurant
1001 Decatur St., (504) 525-7879; www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com
St. Philip tomatoes features fried green tomatoes topped with spicy crawfish pepper sauce. Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, butter and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GW Fins
808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467; www.gwfins.com
Scalibut includes halibut, sea scallops, sugar snap peas, lobster risotto and pea shoot butter. Yellowfin tuna is seared rare and served with sticky rice, Asian vegetables and sweet soy butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Galatoire's
33 Bar and Steak215 Bourbon St., (504) 335-3932; www.galatoires33barandsteak.com
The selection of steaks include 7-ounce filets, 16-ounce New York strips and 16-ounce rib-eyes, and hollandaise, bearnaise, horseradish creme and marchand de vin are among the sauces available a la carte. Lobster chop salad features Maine lobster meat over mixed greens, roasted beets, avocado and tarragon dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$$

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021; www.galatoires.com
Classic Creole fried trout meuniere amandine is a fillet topped with almonds and meuniere sauce. Galatoire goute is a seafood sampler that includes items such as shrimp remoulade, crabmeat maison and oysters en brochette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

The Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, (504) 301-3347; www.greengoddessrestaurant.com
Buratta salad is arugula topped with a quarter pound of burrata cheese, balsamic-infused watermelon, orange oil and pomegranate molasses and roasted almond slices. Chili-mango salad comes on a bed of arugula with pico de gallo, mango puree and vegan lime aioli, and it can be ordered with seared tuna on top. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Grill
540 Chartres St., (504) 522-1800
The Hickman burger is topped with Swiss cheese, mushrooms and grilled onions. Rano's omelet is an egg white omelet with spinach, Swiss cheese and onions. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner and late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Gumbo Shop
630 St. Peter St., (504) 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com
Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crab and okra and served over rice. Chicken Espagnole is a half chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic served over rice with vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Hard Rock Cafe
125 Bourbon St., (504) 529-5617; www.hardrock.com/neworleans
Twisted macaroni chicken is grilled chicken over three-cheese cavatappi pasta with roasted red peppers and Parmesan-parsley breadcrumbs. Salmon is wrapped in cedar paper, grilled and drizzled with sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

House of Blues
225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com/
neworleans/crossroadsVoodoo shrimp are jumbo shrimp sauteed in amber beer reduction and served over house-made jalapeno cornbread. Shrimp and grits features jumbo shrimp simmered in chipotle garlic cream sauce served over a fried grit-cake with teardrop tomatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Huck Finn's Cafe
135 Decatur St., (504) 529-8600; www.huckfinnscafe.com
The Honey Island alligator platter includes blackened alligator, alligator sausage and remoulade. The jambalaya wrap features smoked chicken, tasso and andouille jambalaya, cheddar cheese, green onions and Creole tomato dressing in a tortilla. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Irene's Cuisine
539 St. Philip St., (504) 529-8811
Paneed oysters and grilled shrimp are served on a bed of spinach. Oven-roasted duck is served with mashed sweet potatoes and spinach in raspberry vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Italian Barrel
430 Barracks St., (504) 569-0198; www.italianbarrel.com
Porcini and truffle ravioli are finished with creamy white wine sauce and truffle extra virgin white olive oil. Offered as a Friday and Saturday dinner special, oven-roasted veal osso buco is served with red sauce and polenta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Jazz Cafe
209 Decatur St., (504) 267-3314; www.jazzcafenola.com
The breakfast pork chop is a 10-ounce chop served with two fried eggs, brown gravy and a cornbread muffin. Sauteed garlic shrimp are served over risotto with scallions and white wine reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards $$

Jimmy J's Cafe
115 Chartres St., (504) 309-9360; www.jimmyjscafe.com
The French toast Monte Cristo includes melted cheese, ham and bacon inside and is served with home fries. The Three Little Pigs sandwich features a lightly battered chicken breast, Nueske's ham and bacon, Swiss cheese and tasso bechamel on a brioche bun. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Johnny's Po-Boys
511 St. Louis St., (504) 524-8129; www.johnnyspoboys.com
The roast beef po-boy features house-cooked beef dressed with lettuce, tomato and pickles on Leidenheimer bread. The muffuletta includes ham, imported salami, mozzarella and house-made olive salad on a seeded bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
416 Chartres St., (504) 596-2530; www.kpauls.com
Blackened Louisiana drum is topped with crabmeat and served with chipotle compound butter, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Blackened twin beef tenderloin medallions are served with debris sauce, potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$$

Killer Poboys
Erin Rose Bar, 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys.com
The grass-fed beef meatloaf po-boy is dressed with Boudreaux's barbecue sauce, house-made ranch and house pickles. The seared Gulf shrimp po-boy is dressed with marinated carrots, daikon radishes, cucumbers, herbs and Sriracha aioli. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Wed.-Mon. Cash only. $

Kingfish
337 Chartres St., (504) 598-5005; www.kingfishneworleans.com
Grilled redfish tacos feature local corn tortillas topped with pickled red onion slaw, peach and avocado salsa and salsa verde. The crawfish and green tomato galette comes with sausage, sweet corn and red bean relish and a poached egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

La Divina Gelateria
621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com
A chicken breast is topped with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella and served on ciabatta. Sweet Italian sausage, onions and red and green bell peppers are served on pressed ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Le Bayou
208 Bourbon St., (504) 525-4755; www.lebayourestaurant.com
Shrimp Ya-Ya is a six-shrimp appetizer served with creamy pesto sauce, red pepper flakes and garlic bread. Blackened redfish is served with jam- balaya and vegetables. Reser- vations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen
95 French Market Place, (504) 522-9500; www.lpkfrenchquarter.comJumbo Gulf shrimp are sauteed with sherry, tomatoes, white wine, basil, garlic and butter and served over angel hair pasta. A vegan wrap combines black bean sauce, vegan sour cream, vegan cheese, cilantro, jalapeno, onions and carrots and comes with french fries, asparagus or pasta salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Market Cafe
1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com
Gumbo features andouille sausage, shrimp, crabmeat and Cajun seasonings. The muffuletta includes mortadella, salami, ham, provolone and Swiss cheeses and olive salad on a toasted Italian roll. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Meals From the Heart Cafe
1100 N. Peters St., Suite 13, (504) 525-1953; www.mealsfromtheheartcafe.com
Crab cake Passion is a gluten-free dish featuring lump crabmeat, mixed greens, tomatoes and garlic-lemon remoulade. Raw avocado and beet salad includes mixed greens, vegetables, pistachios and honey vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Meauxbar
942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com
Chef Kristen Essig's menu includes ginger-braised pork belly and panko-breaded scallops served with kimchi vinaigrette and cashews. Louisiana Gulf fish amandine is served with rice pilaf, haricots verts and almonds. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Mena's Palace
200 Chartres St., (504) 525-0217; www.menaspalace.comThe menu includes staples such as red beans and rice with fried chicken and bell peppers stuffed with shrimp and ground beef. The muffuletta features house-made olive salad and is served warm on French bread. Delivery available in limited area. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mr. B's Bistro
201 Royal St., (504) 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com
Barbecue Gulf shrimp are served shells-on with butter and Worcestershire sauce and French bread for dipping. Gumbo ya ya is a country-style gumbo with chicken and sausage. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House
512 Bienville St., (504) 309-4848; www.mredsoysterbar.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Mister Gregory's
806 N. Rampart St., (504) 407-3780; www.mistergregorys.com
Croissants are made in house every day. The French dip sandwich features rare roast beef, caramelized onions and Gruyere on a toasted French loaf and is served au jus. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Mona Lisa
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-6746
Mardi Gras pasta features shrimp and spicy red cream sauce over linguine. Paneed veal is seasoned with Italian herbs and served with linguine Alfredo. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Morton's The Steakhouse
The Shops at Canal Place, 365 Canal St., (504) 566-0221; www.mortons.com/neworleans
The traditional steakhouse's 12-ounce bone-in filet is topped with blue cheese butter and served with caramelized onions. For an appetizer, butterflied jumbo shrimp are served with beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Muriel's Jackson Square
801 Chartres St., (504) 568-1885; www.muriels.comPecan-crusted puppy drum is served with roasted pecans and Louisiana crabmeat relish. A grilled double-cut pork chop is topped with peach barbecue sauce and served with jicama, sweet potato slaw and baby arugula. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Napoleon House
500 Chartres St., (504) 524-9752; www.napoleonhouse.com
The house specialty is a warm muffuletta filled with ham, Genoa salami, pastrami, olive salad and provolone and Swiss cheeses. An avocado is topped with shrimp remoulade. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$

New Orleans Creole Cookery
508 Toulouse St., (504) 524-9632; www.neworleanscreolecookery.com
Sauteed snapper Pontchartrain is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and hollandaise and served with green beans and garlic roasted potatoes. Cajun braised duck is a braised half duck served with natural gravy, maque choux and Cajun dirty rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

click to enlarge Thanh Nguyen serves shrimp spring rolls at 9 Roses in the French Quarter.
  • Thanh Nguyen serves shrimp spring rolls at 9 Roses in the French Quarter.

Nine Roses
620 Conti St., (504) 324-9450; www.ninerosesrestaurant.com
The French Quarter outpost of the West Bank mainstay serves grilled beef, chicken, pork or shrimp atop vermicelli bowls. Chicken coleslaw salad combines cabbage, carrots, Thai basil, roasted onions, prawn crackers and fish-sauce vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

NOLA Restaurant
534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/nola-restaurant
Pan-roasted trout is served with corn puree, house-made tasso, boiled garlic, crispy artichoke, fingerling potatoes and oyster mushrooms. Miss Hay's stuffed chicken wings are deboned and filled with ground pork and chopped shrimp and served with garlic-hoisin sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Oceana
739 Conti St., (504) 525-6002; www.oceanagrill.com
Redfish Oceana is topped with mushroom-crawfish cream sauce and served with vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes. Cajun jambalaya pasta features shrimp, alligator sausage, fettuccine and bell peppers in Creole sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

The Original Pierre Maspero's 440 Chartres St., (504) 524-8990; www.originalpierremasperos.com
Two pan-fried crab cakes are served on a bed of sauteed spinach, heirloom tomatoes, mushrooms and onions with tangy sauce. Chicken and waffles features a Southern-fried chicken breast atop a Belgian waffle with honey-Tabasco glaze. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro
720 Orleans Ave., (504) 523-1930; www.orleansgrapevine.com
Pan-seared scallops are wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon and served with mushroom wild rice and blackberry brandy sauce. Seared rare ahi tuna is topped with wasabi aioli, soy reduction and served with cucumber salad, caviar and ginger rice. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur St., (504) 525-0200; www.palmcourtjazzcafe.comCrawfish Nantua features crawfish tails in brandy cream sauce served over rice. Chicken Ambrosia is a sauteed chicken breast served with fennel-Pernod cream sauce over spinach pasta. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Pelican Club
312 Exchange Place, (504) 523-1504; www.pelicanclub.com
Rack of lamb is roasted with a rosemary pesto crust and served with truffled mashed potatoes, baby vegetables and port mint demi-glace. Whole crispy flounder is served with sea scallops, jumbo shrimp, citrus chili sauce, jasmine rice and baby vegetables. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Pere Antoine Restaurant & Bar
741 Royal St., (504) 581-4478; www.pereantoine.com
Crawfish and crab cake Pontchartrain features pasta topped with crawfish, crab cakes and lemon-butter sauce. Fried green tomatoes are served with fried shrimp and white remoulade. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Petite Amelie
900 Royal St., (504) 412-8065; www.petiteamelienola.wordpress.com
Spiced lamb meatloaf is served with tomato, cucumber salad and tzatziki on brioche. The Petite Amelie Cubano features thinly sliced, garlic-roasted pork, locally sourced ham, Swiss cheese and poblano peppers on French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave., (504) 523-0120; www.portofcallnola.comThe ground chuck cheeseburger is topped with grated cheddar and served with a baked potato. The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a potato, salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Quarter Master Deli
1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416
The deli counter serves sandwiches, po-boys and plate lunches. The grilled chicken sandwich is dressed with honey mustard, lettuce and tomato. The club sandwich features turkey, ham, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com
Barbecued oysters are flash-fried and served with Crystal barbecue sauce and house-made blue cheese dressing. Hickory-grilled redfish is topped with sauteed jumbo lump crabmeat and served with lemon butter sauce and Pontalba potatoes with tasso and wild mushrooms. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Remoulade
309 Bourbon St., (504) 523-0377; www.remoulade.com
The restaurant has an oyster bar and a menu of Cajun and Creole dishes. The Taste of Louisiana includes a bowl of turtle soup, a Natchitoches meat pie and crawfish etouffee. New Orleans-style stuffed crabs are topped with buttered breadcrumbs and baked in the shell. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Restaurant R'evolution
777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola.comChefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto's elegant restaurant serves a crawfish-stuffed redfish Napoleon with artichoke and oyster stew and a fried crawfish boulette. Triptych of quail features Southern-fried, boudin-stuffed and absinthe-glazed quail. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Rib Room
Omni Royal Hotel, 621 St. Louis St., (504) 529-7046; www.ribroomneworleans.com
Shrimp remoulade is served with tomato and onion brunoise, a hard-boiled egg, spicy corn, local mixed greens and remoulade dressing. Chili smoked beef ribs are served with fresh herbs and mirliton slaw. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Richard Fiske's Martini Bar and Restaurant
Chateau LeMoyne Hotel, 301 Dauphine St., (504) 586-0972; www.richardfiskes.com
Blue corn–fried chicken is served with mushroom waffles, maple-chipotle syrup and a sunny-side-up egg. Cajun-seared scallops with Louisiana crab beignets are served with grilled corn and aioli. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$$

Roux on Orleans
Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com/roux-on-orlean
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Catfish shrimp and grits features a fried fillet and blackened shrimp topped with crawfish etouffee sauce over creamy grits. Cajun blackened chicken pasta includes sauteed bell peppers and onions, andouille, Cajun Alfredo sauce and penne pasta. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Royal House Oyster Bar
441 Royal St., (504) 528-2601; www.royalhouserestaurant.com
Sauteed crab claws are served with lemon-butter garlic sauce and garlic croutons. Char-grilled oysters are topped with oyster-butter glaze and three types of Parmesan and served with garlic croutons. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

The Ruby Slipper
1005 Canal St., (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.netSee Mid-City section for restaurant description.

St. Lawrence
219 N. Peters St., (504) 525-4111; www.saintlawrencenola.com
The gastropub serves a fried chicken plate with three pieces of chicken, mashed potatoes, tasso-chicken gravy and braised collard greens. Gulf fish romaine is a deconstructed Caesar salad with Gulf fish, a sunny side–up egg, cherry tomatoes, crispy capers and Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Saints & Sinners
627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola.com
Shrimp and tasso pasta includes sauteed Gulf shrimp, tasso and butter-cream sauce. Barbecue shrimp and grits features a skewer of shrimp served atop grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$

Salon by Sucre
622 Conti St., (504) 267-7098; www.shopsucre.com
The first-floor sweet shop offers French-style macarons, eclairs, chocolates and festival bark — milk chocolate sheets filled with peanuts, pretzels and caramel popcorn and topped with sea salt. The cafe menu includes wagyu beef sliderettes topped with bacon jam and cheddar and served with Belgian fries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SoBou
310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095; www.sobounola.com
Whole Geaux Fish is a Gulf fish served with lightly pickled vegetables and Crystal hot sauce aioli. Yellowfin tuna cones are served with pineapple ceviche and basil-avocado ice cream. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Star Steak & Lobster House
237 Decatur St., (504) 525-6151; www.starsteak.com
The Cajun filet mignon is stuffed with crabmeat, crawfish and shrimp and served with red wine reduction. For brunch, eggs coubion features fried catfish served over French bread with poached eggs, sauteed spinach, artichoke hearts, tasso and Creole tomato court-bouillon. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Steamboat Natchez
Toulouse Street Wharf, 400 Toulouse St., (504) 569-1401; www.steamboatnatchez.com
Pork loin is blackened with Creole spices and served with Creole mustard sauce. Natchez bread pudding is a souffle of La Louisiane French bread, eggs, cream vanilla and cinnamon with Callebaut Belgian white chocolate sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Sylvain
625 Chartres St., (504) 265-8123; www.sylvainnola.com
Pan-seared pork shoulder is served with Coosa Valley grits, bacon-braised collard greens and mustard jus. Veal sweetbreads are prepared Buffalo-style, smothered in spicy hot sauce and served with apple and celeriac slaw. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Tableau
616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463; www.tableaufrenchquarter.com
The classic Creole menu includes eggs Hussarde featuring poached eggs, grilled beef medallions, masa-fried Gulf oysters, a grilled tomato and red wine hollandaise. Chicken Tableau is an herb-roasted chicken breast and crispy boneless thigh served with bearnaise and potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards.  $$$

Tony Moran's Restaurant
240 Bourbon St., (504) 524-0113; www.tonymorans.com
Chicken Tuscany features applewood-smoked chicken with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and Asiago cheese over penne pasta. Pasta puttanesca features spicy tomato sauce with capers and black olives over linguine pasta. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tujague's Restaurant
823 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676; www.tujaguesrestaurant.com
Hand-rolled gnocchi are served with jumbo lump crabmeat, wild mushrooms and truffle cream sauce. Filet Tujague's is topped with Gulf oysters and Crystal bearnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Vacherie
Hotel Ste. Marie, 827 Toulouse St., (504) 207-4532; www.vacherierestaurant.com Pan-roasted duck breast is served with roasted okra, red peppers and yams and finished with Steen's cane syrup glaze. A roast beef debris po-boy includes slow-cooked beef round with gravy on French bread and is served with roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Verti Marte
1201 Royal St., (504) 525-4767
The All That Jazz po-boy fills grilled French bread with ham, turkey, shrimp, American and Swiss cheeses, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes and house "Wow" sauce. Barbecued ribs are served with macaroni and cheese, baked beans and two vegetable sides. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

Wink's Bakery and Bistro
1218 Decatur St., (504) 309-2481; www.winksbakery.com
The bakery serves doughnuts, doughnut holes and buttermilk drops created from McKenzie's recipe. Buttermilk drop bread pudding is soaked in cream, butter, egg and sugar, baked and topped with rum sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $




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