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2015 Fall Restaurant Guide: Gretna 

Banana Blossom
2112 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, (504) 392-7530
The casual cafe serves Thai cuisine. Chiang Mai noodles includes egg noodles, red onions, pickled mustard and cilantro in curry sauce and is topped with crispy fried egg noodles. The Spicy Cashew Nut is a stir-fry of pineapple, broccoli, carrots and onions in spicy brown sauce served over jasmine rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$

Beef Connection
501 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 366-3275
The dinner menu features a la carte steaks such as the Angus beef filet mignon topped with hot drawn butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are served in traditional peppery sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$$

Common Grounds
335 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 227-2200;
Crab cake eggs Benedict stacks poached eggs and crab cakes on an English muffin with hollandaise. Mushroom St. Trey features artichoke-stuffed mushrooms in cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

2766 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, (504) 393-7766;
The menu includes Mexican staples as well as burgers and sandwiches. Burrito Gigante is filled with ground beef, shredded chicken, rice, black beans and cheese and topped with chili and salsa. El Presidente includes beef and cheese enchiladas, mini chimichangas, a beef taco, beans and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

De-No Seafood
505 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 362-4608;
Blackened redfish is topped with lump crabmeat and drizzled with butter sauce. Shrimp De-No features fried shrimp tossed with angel hair pasta in crawfish cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DiMartino's Famous New Orleans Muffulettas
1788 Carol Sue Ave., Gretna, (504) 392-7589;
The namesake muffuletta features cold cuts, cheese and house-made olive salad. Chicken parmigiana features fried chicken breast topped with cheese and red sauce and served over pasta. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Ditali's Pizza
Oakwood Center, 197 Westbank Expressway, Gretna, (504) 366-2882;
See West Bank — Other section for restaurant description.

Gambino's Bakery
300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 391-0600;
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Gattuso's Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant
435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-1114;
The oyster club sandwich is made with fried oysters, provolone, bacon, spinach, red onions, tomatoes and remoulade and served with fries. Spaghetti and meatballs comes with French bread and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Huey P's Pizzeria
139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 366-1818;
Who Dat pizza is topped with prosciutto, ground beef, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and pepperoncinis. Barbecue shrimp and grits features barbecue shrimp atop creamy cheese grits with a grilled biscuit. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Nine Roses
1100 Stephens St., Gretna, (504) 366-7665;
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

The Red Maple
1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 367-0935;
Oysters Credeur are smoked, bacon-wrapped, deep-fried oysters served with sweet chili-avocado sauce and tarragon aioli. Seared rare tuna tops a salad of mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, carrots, scallions and avocado-wasabi vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Saffron NOLA
505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 6, Gretna, (504) 363-2174;
The Indian restaurant serves sauteed shrimp with onions and tamarind sauce. Grilled lamb chops come with khichdi, a rice and lentil mixture, and curry sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Specialty Italian Bistro
2330 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, (504) 391-1090;
Veal Parmesan is served over pasta and topped with marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese. The muffuletta pizza combines Italian olive salad, ham and salami. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sun Ray Grill
2600 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite A, Gretna, (504) 391-0053;
The Orleans features a choice of fish, which is pan-seared and served with brown butter, green onions, mushrooms, jumbo lump crab, spinach and tasso dressing. The dueling tomatoes dish features fried and ripe tomatoes, grilled shrimp, avocado, corn, crumbled bacon and caper dressing. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Taco Del Mar
651 Terry Parkway, Suite 101, Gretna, (504) 324-7289;
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

Thanh Thanh Restaurant
131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678;
Mama's pad thai features rice noodles stir-fried with onions, garlic, bean sprouts, peanuts, spicy sauce and chicken or shrimp. Bo bun hue is a spicy beef noodle soup that combines thick rice vermicelli noodles, basil, jalapenos, cilantro and bean sprouts. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Tony Mandina's Restaurant
1915 Pratt St., Gretna, (504) 362-2010;
Kolette Mandina's turtle soup is made with snapping turtle meat. Eggplant Dominic Jude features crispy eggplant medallions served with shrimp and crabmeat stuffing, shrimp Alfredo sauce and linguine. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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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