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2015 Fall Restaurant Guide: Gentilly/Lakefront 

Canseco's Market
5217 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 218-8426;
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

The Juju Bag Cafe
5363 Franklin Ave., (504) 872-0969;
Salmon steak salad features avocado, sauteed onions, mushrooms, spinach and raspberry vinaigrette. Fried chicken is served with shrimp and okra simmered in Creole tomato sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Fri. and late-night Fri. Credit cards. $$

Lighthouse Bar & Grill
6001 France Road, (504) 301-2218;
Pecan-smoked barbecue options include ribs, brisket, pulled pork and chicken wings. The menu also includes Creole favorites such as red beans and rice and shrimp and sausage jambalaya. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Messina's Runway Cafe
6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., (504) 241-5300;
Chef Leon's Louisiana blue crab cakes are topped with poached eggs and hollandaise and served with brabant potatoes. Eggs Hussarde features Canadian bacon, two poached eggs, marchand du vin sauce and hollandaise atop English muffins and is served with brabant potatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Munch Factory
6325 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 324-5372;
Tuna tacos are fried wonton shells filled with sushi-grade tuna, Sriracha aioli, toasted sesame seeds and cilantro. Blackened redfish is topped with crawfish cream sauce and served with fried grit cakes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Sammy's Deli
3000 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 947-0675;
Black Jack chicken includes blackened chicken, chipotle Gouda and applewood-smoked bacon. The roast beef sandwich features slow-cooked garlic-stuffed roast beef with house-made gravy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Sassafras Creole & Seafood Restaurant
6600 Franklin Ave., (504) 288-3939;
Smothered okra includes shrimp, smoked sausage and okra in Creole tomato sauce served over rice with salad. St. Roch seafood pasta features sauteed crawfish tails and Gulf shrimp over angel hair pasta with cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.–Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Zimmer's Seafood
4915 St. Anthony Ave., (504) 282-7150
The combination seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, french fries, bread and salad or coleslaw. Fried seafood po-boy options include oysters, shrimp or catfish on Gendusa Bakery bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.–Sat. Credit card. $

Abita Springs | Algiers | Bywater | Carrollton/University | CBD | Chalmette/New Orleans East
Citywide | Covington | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter | Gentilly/Lakefront | Gretna
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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