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2015 Spring Restaurant Guide: C 

CC's Community Coffee House
Citywide; www.ccscoffee.com
These coffee houses serve hot and cold specialty coffees, baked goods and more. Mochasippi is a creamy frozen espresso drink topped with whipped cream. Tea lattes feature hot tea topped with steamed milk and froth. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Credit cards. $

Cafe 821
821 Baronne St., (504) 267-5456; www.facebook.com/cafe821
The cafe serves hot and cold coffee drinks, juices, muffins, bagels, French pastries and Belgian waffles. The lunch menu includes ham and croissant sandwiches, croque monsieurs, quiches and more. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe Abyssinia
3511 Magazine St., (504) 894-6238 Yebeg alicha is diced lamb in sweet garlic-ginger curry sauce. The vegetable combination includes spicy red lentils in sauce, split peas cooked in a mild onion, garlic and ginger sauce, sliced cabbage and carrots in mild sauce and potato and carrots in curry. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Adelaide and Swizzle Stick Bar
Loews New Orleans Hotel, 300 Poydras St., (504) 595-3305; www.cafeadelaide.com
Masa-crusted Gulf oyster "Tamale" are masa- and cornmeal-crusted oysters over cochon de lait tamale grits with shaved fennel salsa and piquillo hot sauce. "New Orleans East" shrimp are Louisiana white shrimp served with Asian-style barbecue glaze, crab boil kimchi, pork belly, charred chilies and creamy grits. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Amelie
912 Royal St., (504) 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com
An appetizer of chilled roasted beets comes with goat cheese, walnuts and balsamic glaze. Ahi tuna glazed in honey, sesame, soy and ginger comes with julienned vegetables and soba noodles. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe at the Square500 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-7831; www.cafeatthesquare.com
Mediterranean salad features grilled redfish over artichokes, capers, feta and red onions. At brunch, andouille Benedict comes with grits or potatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe B
2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com
Creole crab dip is made with Lake Pontchartrain crabmeat, house-made Creole cream cheese and scallions, topped with chevre and served with toasted brioche. Grilled black drum is served with roasted spaghetti squash, wild mushrooms and charred Vidalia onions and drizzled with aged balsamic and extra virgin olive oil. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Beignet
311 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2611; 334B Royal St., (504) 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com
The crawfish omelet is made with bell peppers, tomatoes and Swiss cheese and served with grits. The Royal croissant is made with Louisiana ham, white cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and honey mustard on a toasted croissant. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Cafe Dauphine
5229 Dauphine St., (504) 309-6391; www.cafedauphinenola.com
Creole pepper shrimp are cooked in garlic-butter sauce with sweet and spicy peppers and served with French bread. Signature fried bell peppers are stuffed with crabmeat and shrimp dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Degas
3127 Esplanade Ave., (504) 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com
Roasted quail salad features baby spinach, a hard-poached quail egg, herb-marinated fresh mozzarella, pickled watermelon rind, red and gold beets and balsamic beet vinaigrette. Seared hanger steak is served with french frites, vegetables, toasted shallots and garlic bordelaise. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Ditali's
1650 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, (504) 361-0058; www.ditalis.com
Fiery Hawaiian pizza features Canadian bacon, pineapple, green and black olives, jalapenos and tomatoes. The spinach calzone is stuffed with spinach, ricotta and mozzarella, and optional additional fillings include artichoke hearts. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Du Monde
Citywide; www.cafedumonde.com
Cafe Du Monde serves its signature cafe au lait and beignets topped with powdered sugar. There also are fountain drinks. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

Cafe East
4628 Rye St., Metairie, (504) 888-0078; www.cafeeastnola.com
Honey-walnut shrimp are tossed with bell pepper in ginger-honey-soy glaze. General Tso's chicken is chopped chicken breast served with spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Equator
2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4772; www.cafeequator.com
Spicy basil eggplant is sauteed Asian eggplant served with onions, basil, bell pepper and pork, beef, chicken or shrimp. Fried tilapia with ginger features a fillet fried crispy and served over sauteed young ginger, onion, carrots, squash and shiitake mushrooms in ginger sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Fleur-De-Lis
307 Chartres St., (504) 529-9641; www.nolalovescoffee.com
Shrimp and grits is a bowl of grits topped with seared shrimp and cheese. The Fleur-de-Lis omelet combines crawfish tails, provolone, bell peppers and onions. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Freret
7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com
The menu features omelets, muffulettas, wings and "a la collar" options for canine customers. Steak night is every Wednesday, and breakfast is served all day. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.-Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Gentilly
5325 Franklin Ave., (504) 281-4220; www.facebook.com/cafegentilly
The breakfast menu features omelets like the crawfish, creamed spinach and Swiss cheese omelet. Crab cake Benedict features grilled French bread topped with a fried crab cake, crabmeat bechamel, poached egg and hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Giovanni
117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni.com
Tuscany asparagus is fried asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and mozzarella and served with sun-dried pumpkin seeds and basil pesto. Roasted half duck is glazed with sweet Marsala and roasted garlic and served with garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Luna
802 1/2 Nashville Ave., (504) 333-6833; www.facebook.com/cafeluna504
The Uptowner bagel is topped with turkey, avocado and farm cheese and comes with fruit and greens. The Luna Lox plate features a bagel with lox, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, capers and cream cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Lynn
2600 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9007; www.cafelynn.com
Artichoke casserole is topped with pan-seared jumbo Gulf shrimp and served with vegetables and roasted new potatoes. The oven-roasted veal T-bone comes with wild mushroom Marsala sauce, vegetables, oven roasted potatoes and salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Maspero
601 Decatur St., (504) 523-6250; www.cafemaspero.com
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 NOMA
New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma.com
The chipotle-marinated portobello mushroom slider is dressed with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions and Vermont cheddar. Flatbread pizza features manchego, roasted peppers, caramelized onions and roasted garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe Navarre
800 Navarre Ave., (504) 483-8828; www.cafenavarre.com
Turkey and avocado Benedict features grilled turkey, avocado and poached eggs on toasted English muffins with hollandaise and grits or hash browns. The pressed Cuban sandwich combines roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise and yellow mustard. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Pontalba
546 St. Peter St., (504) 522-1180
Catfish pecan is a paneed catfish fillet served with lemon-butter-pecan sauce, Cajun potatoes and vegetables. Spicy Cajun pasta is tossed with andouille and crawfish tails. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Reconcile
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 568-1157; www.cafereconcile.org
For a Thursday special, white beans and shrimp are served with salad. The fried catfish plate includes two sides. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe Roma
1901 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 524-2419; www.caferomauptown.com
Grilled shrimp white pizza includes onion, tomato and fresh basil. Baked manicotti features pasta shells stuffed with blended cheeses and topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Rose Nicaud
632 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-3300; www.caferosenicaud.com
The fig and brie sandwich includes bacon and is served on nine grain bread. Rose Benedict features sunny-side up eggs over rosemary cheese grits, caramelized onions, portobello mushrooms, avocado, tomato, arugula and Asiago cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Royale
3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8438; www.caferoyale.vpweb.com
Feta Fiesta salad features grilled chicken, spinach, feta, avocado, sun-dried cranberries, glazed walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. The spinach artichoke panino is filled with grilled chicken, spinach, artichoke, provolone and Roma tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Cafe Soule
720 St. Louis St., (504) 304-4636; www.cafesoule.com
Shrimp and eggplant Pierre features fried eggplant topped with Gulf shrimp and white wine cream sauce. Baked crabmeat-stuffed butterfly shrimp are served with lemon beurre blanc, herb rice and sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch, brunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Caffe! Caffe!
3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com
The grilled chicken sandwich includes butter pickles, spinach, green cabbage and spicy aioli on an onion bun. Avocado salad features romaine lettuce, sliced avocado, Gorgonzola, walnuts, orange slices, red onions and mango vinaigrette. No reservations. Clearview Parkway: Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. N. Hullen Street: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Caffe Fresca
4441 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-2010; www.caffefresca.com
Trout St. John is speckled trout topped with shrimp, crawfish and mushroom sauce over angel hair pasta. Fresca salad features greens, avocado, tomato, cucumber, carrots and artichoke served with pita sticks. Lunch delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Caffe Latte Da
5860 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 818-0051; www.caffelatteda.com
Avocado salad features sliced avocado, spring greens, red onions, sprouts, blue cheese, walnuts and orange slices, and additions include grilled chicken, chicken salad, grilled shrimp or shrimp salad. The herbed focaccia club sandwich is filled with grilled chicken, ham, applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, lettuce and tomato and is served hot. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Cajun Grill & Bar
2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, Metairie, (504) 831-0095
The New Orleans sampler plate includes a cup of gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp Creole, red beans and rice and bread. The roast beef po-boy features slow-roasted beef round cooked in gravy. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Camellia Cafe
525 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell, (985) 649-6211; 69455 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com
Seafood pasta includes crab, shrimp and crawfish in creamy seafood sauce. Eggplant Napoleon is fried eggplant layered with crabmeat dressing and crawfish etouffee and served with salad. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 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. $

Campbell's Coffee & Tea
516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992; www.campbellscoffee.com
Latin American Arabica coffee is roasted in small batches daily at the coffee shop. House-made pastries include white chocolate-almond scones, pumpkin mocha bread and apple chai bread. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

Canal Street Bistro
3903 Canal St., (504) 482-1225; www.canalstreetbistro.com
Quail Azteca features two grilled quail with red or black mole or chipotle-tomatillo sauce and catch salad and esquites. Grilled 6-ounce pork loin chops are served over apple-sweet potato hash with dried plum-chipotle sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Canal Street Grill
614 Canal St., (504) 586-7211; www.canalstreetgrillneworleans.com
The cowboy rib-eye is served with onions, asparagus and green peppercorn sauce. Seafood options include sauteed whole fish. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$

Cane & Table
1113 Decatur St., (504) 581-1112; www.caneandtablenola.com
Caribbean peas and rice features popcorn rice and petite red peas cooked with turmeric, ginger root, allspice and Jamaican curry served with house-made chili vinegar and andouille. 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. $$$

Canseco's Market
1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-5979; 3135 Esplanade Ave., (504) 322-2594; 5217 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 218-8426; www.cansecos.com
These grocery stores offer sandwiches and entrees from the deli counter, plus baked goods, cheeses and more. The pressed Cuban sandwich is filled with marinated pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. Garlic roast beef is cooked in-house and served hot on French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Capdeville
520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com
Shrimp and chorizo tacos are served with cebollita slaw and poblano coulis with yuca chips. The barbecue beer burger is prepared with NOLA Brown beer cheese, LA 31 Boucanee barbecue sauce, bacon and red onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Brunch on Sat. Credit cards. $$

Carmo
527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132; www.cafecarmo.com
The Rico features smoked pulled pork on a grilled plantain patty topped with melted cheese, avocado, salsa fresca and tangy rico sauce, and a vegan version with vegan cheese is available. Esmeralda salad includes quinoa, black beans, organic corn, poblano peppers, cilantro, pumpkin seeds, Cotija cheese or vegan cheese, organic greens and coconut-chili-lime vinaigrette. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Carreta's Grill
137 Taos St., Slidell, (985) 985-847-0020; 1821 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-4833; 2320 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 837-6696; 70380 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 871-6674; www.carretasgrill.com
The menu includes Mexican favorites such as tacos, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas and more. El Primeron is grilled marinated pork served with potatoes and refried beans. Huevos rancheros includes carne asada and two fried eggs topped with ranchero sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Carrollton Market
8132 Hampson St., (504) 252-9928; www.carrolltonmarket.com
Oysters Goodenough are flash-fried and served with Benton's bacon and creamed leeks and bearnaise. Crispy veal sweetbreads are served with sauteed spinach, roasted oyster mushrooms and caper brown butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Carousel Bar & Lounge
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com
The Mini Monte includes a pair of 3-inch po-boys (one fried oyster, one fried shrimp) dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and remoulade. Seafood beignets include two blue crab and two crawfish beignets with brown butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Casa Borrega
1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 427-0654; www.casaborrega.com
A chicken leg and thigh are served with mole sauce on a bed of black beans, rice, sesame seeds and sliced onion. Chiles rellenos feature battered and sauteed roasted poblano peppers filled with melted Asadero cheese, grilled vegetables or seasoned ground beef. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

Casa Tequila
3229 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-5423
The menu includes signature bean dip, spinach and artichoke quesadillas, fajitas, chimichangas and more. The El General combo plate includes a beef burrito, beef chile relleno, chicken enchilada, a chicken taco and guacamole. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cate Street Seafood Station
308 S. Cate St., Hammond, (985) 340-3891; www.catestreet308.com
The Flaming Lips sushi roll features crabstick, avocado, cream cheese and Sriracha sauce in a bundle that's panko-breaded, fried and served with spicy mayonnaise and eel sauce. The Hangover burger is a half-pound chuck patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, bacon, avocado and a fried egg on a toasted pretzel bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri. 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. $$

Chappy's
6106 Magazine St., (504) 208-8772; www.chappys.com
Fried oysters Rockefeller are served over spinach and brie. Pork chop Napoleon comes drizzled with bearnaise. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Charcoal's Gourmet Burger Bar
2200 Magazine St., (504) 644-4311; www.charcoalgourmetburgerbar.com
The house-ground venison burger is topped with sauteed mushrooms, Gorgonzola, spinach, tomato and mayonnaise on house-made brioche. Hand-battered, fried jalapeno poppers are filled with Louisiana crabmeat and melted cheeses. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Charles Seafood
8311 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 405-5263; www.charlesseafood14.com
Crabmeat-stuffed trout is served with salad and a side item. The Pontchartrain platter includes fried trout, fried shrimp, soft-shell crab, jambalaya grits and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Charlie's Steak House
4510 Dryades St., (504) 895-9323; www.charliessteakhousenola.com
The wedge salad features iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, shaved onions and house blue cheese dressing. The Charlie is a 32-ounce thick-cut T-bone served on a sizzling hot platter. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 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 combines 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. $$

Chateau Cafe
139 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 286-1777; 701 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 461-9819; 3501 Chateau Blvd., Suite E4, Kenner, (504) 465-9444; www.chateaucafe.com
The fried shrimp platter features 14 fried shrimp, garlic bread, tartar sauce and fries or chips. The char-grilled Prime Chateau burger is made with prime ground beef, green leaf lettuce, sliced tomato, pickles and caramelized onions on an onion bun and served with fries or chips. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Chateau du Lac Bistro
2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-3773; 857 Fulton St., (504) 301-0235; www.chateaudulacbistro.com
Duck confit Sarladine features a poached leg of duck served with roasted potatoes and truffle oil. Saumon grille et des crevettes is grilled salmon and shrimp with three-peppercorn sauce. Reservations recommended. Fulton Street: Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Metairie Road: Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Checkpoint Charlie
501 Esplanade Ave., (504) 281-4847
The Cajun-seasoned half-pound burger is topped with hot sauce and bacon. For a snack or side, french fries or potato tots are loaded with melted cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Cheeseburger Eddie's
4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www.austinsno.com
The Better Than Breakfast burger features an over-easy egg, bacon, cheddar cheese and hash browns. Mr. Ed's "famous fried chicken" plate includes half a fried chicken, french fries and toast. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop
2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; www.gumbostop.com
Stuffed gumbo features a hand-battered and fried catfish fillet atop chicken, sausage, shrimp and crabmeat gumbo. Chicken Jefferson is a sauteed chicken breast topped with shrimp and crawfish cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 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 Mardi Gras roll is filled with tuna, salmon, yellow tail, white tuna, cucumber, lemon zest, pickled jalapenos, four kinds of tobiko, spicy mayonnaise and sweet yuzu sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Chicken and Watermelon
3400 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 896-4596; www.boogiebird.com
Fried chicken is available with a choice of sauces such as Cajun ranch, barbecue, teriyaki, Boogie Bird, lemon-pepper and hot sauces with varying levels of spicy heat. Side items include fries, red beans, gizzards and watermelon slices. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Chicken Sue's
203 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 371-5546; www.chickensues.com
The fried-to-order chicken is made using a light flour mixture with no preservatives. Double-battered chicken-fried steak is served with brown gravy and also is available in a po-boy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

China Doll
830 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 366-1111; www.chinadoll-restaurant.com
Cantonese crab corn soup is egg drop soup with crab, creamed corn, shredded roast pork and scallions. Cantonese crab fingers are crab fingers stir-fried with pork strips, Chinese garlic, water chestnuts and mushrooms in black bean wine sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-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 peppers. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

China Rose
3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 887-3295; www.chinaroseno.com
The China Rose special is a marinated half of a duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. Spicy Mongolian beef is topped with hot garlic sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Chophouse New Orleans
322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; www.chophousenola.com
The traditional steakhouse offers large cuts of beef, including the bone-in 22-ounce rib-eye, prepared Pittsburgh-style with a charred exterior. Carpaccio is thinly sliced raw beef tenderloin topped with balsamic reduction, horseradish aioli, Parmesan, arugula and capers. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Christopher's On Carey
2228 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-4501; www.christophersoncarey.com
Seared diver scallops are served with bacon- and truffle-laced lentils, baby arugula and a prosciutto chip. Quail pain perdu is buttermilk-battered quail over brioche French toast with a spicy bacon-Steen's cane syrup drizzle. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Churros Cafe
3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, (504) 885-6516
Lechon asado
features pork marinated in garlic, onions and herbs and slow-roasted. Bistec Encebollado is a thin sirloin steak marinated with sour orange, garlic, onions and cilantro, grilled and served with sauteed onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Cibugnu
709 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-8990; www.cibugnu.com
The menu of creative takes on Sicilian cuisine includes a wood-fired Two Run Farms rib-eye with lardo, cipollini onions and balsamic. The cheese and salumi board features truffled ricotta and artisinal 'nduja. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Ciro's Cote Sud Restaurant
7918 Maple St., (504) 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com
Cotes d'agneau grillees aux herbes de Provence is a grilled rack of lamb served with vegetables. Les moules frites is a bowl of steamed mussels served with fries and a choice of marinieres, curry, Provencale or blue cheese sauce. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Cash and checks. $$

City Diner
201 Baronne St., (504) 309-7339; 3116 S. I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, (504) 831-1030; www.originalcitydiner.com
The Cajun omelet features crawfish, shrimp and Cajun cream sauce. Crabmeat au gratin combines crabmeat, peppers, onions, mixed cheeses and creamy cheese sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Clancy's
6100 Annunciation St., (504) 895-1111; www.clancysneworleans.com
Soft-shell crab is smoked over cherry wood, fried and served with crabmeat lemon brown butter. Butter rum budino is Italian-style butter rum pudding topped with caramel sauce, fleur de sel and chantilly cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Cleo's Mediterranean Cuisine & Grocery
165 University Place, (504) 522-4504
The menu includes many Mediterranean favorites such as hummus, falafel, gyro plates and more. Bone-in lamb shank is marinated in Greek olive oil, slow-roasted and served with two choices of hummus, salad or rice. No reservations. Open 24 hours 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 and is dressed with lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise. The bacon and fried egg cheeseburger is served on a toasted sesame seed bun; optional toppings include grilled onions, chili, mushrooms and jalapenos. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski's contemporary Cajun restaurant serves wood-fired oysters topped with chili-garlic butter. The Louisiana cochon features slow-cooked pork with turnips, cabbage and cracklings. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-7675; www.cochonbutcher.com
The charcuterie plate features house-made sausages and cured meats such as Genoa salami, spicy fennel sausage and hog's head cheese served with house-made crackers and accoutrements. The pork belly sandwich combines braised pork, cucumbers, mint and chili-lime aioli on white bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Coffee Rani
234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; 3517 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-0560; www.coffeerani.com
Rani's 500-calorie menu features items such as grilled salmon with spaghetti-style zucchini. Thinly sliced tuna sashimi is served with greens and peanut dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

Cold Stone Creamery
624 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 218-8900; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite F, Harahan, (504) 736-5037; www.coldstonecreamery.com
Cookies and Creamery Cake features layers of devil's food cake and sweet cream ice cream with Oreo cookies in white frosting. Cookie Doughn't You Want Some is made with French vanilla ice cream, caramel, fudge, dark chocolate chips and chocolate chip cookie dough. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Colonial Bowling Lanes
6601 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 737-2400; www.colonialbowling.net
The cafe serves burgers, sandwiches, chicken tenders, pizza, quesadillas and more. The restaurant features daily hot lunch specials and seafood platters on Fridays. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Columbia Street Tap Room
434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899; www.covingtontaproom.com
The All-American burger is dressed with American cheese, grilled onions, pickles and mayonnaise. From Wednesday to Saturday, the Seiler Bar offers a refined dinner menu with items such as pan-fried, skin-on pompano with Creole creamed corn, crabmeat lemon butter and brabant potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Columns Hotel
3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com
Crawfish Monica macaroni and cheese features baked penne pasta in fontina and Parmesan cream sauce. Steak frites is filet of beef with sauteed seasonal mushrooms and french fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Ave., (504) 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com
Gulf fish Provencal is black skillet-seared Louisiana Gulf fish served over creamy popcorn rice with ripped herbs, grilled chilies and seafood, saffron and artichoke broth. Chicory coffee-lacquered quail with fire-roasted chili and cochon de lait boudin is served over smoky bacon-wilted greens with Tabasco pepper jelly and espresso pecan crust. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Common Grounds
335 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 227-2200; www.commongroundsgretna.com
The Asian-Cajun wings are marinated, Cajun-spiced and deep-fried chicken wings served with sweet Thai chili sauce. Mushroom St. Trey is artichoke-stuffed mushrooms in cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

The Company Burger
4600 Freret St., (504) 267-0320; www.thecompanyburger.com
The namesake Company Burger includes two beef patties, house-made bread-and-butter pickles, American cheese and red onions. The lamb burger features house-ground lamb, feta, red onions, chili-mint glaze and basil mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. 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. $$

Cooter Brown's Tavern
509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com
The tavern serves raw oysters, sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs. The Uptown Philly fills French bread with smoked turkey, sauteed onions, bell peppers and provolone. The Cooter dog is a large beef frank topped with chili, cheese and sauerkraut. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
2001 St. Charles Ave., (504) 593-9955; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com
Blackened shrimp fettuccine Alfredo is served in an herb-cheese pizza bowl and topped with shaved Parmesan. Baked crab and crawfish dip comes with garlic bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Copeland's of New Orleans
Citywide; www.copelandsofnew- orleans.com
The menu includes creative takes on Creole and Cajun dishes. Crab cakes and shrimp Alfredo includes two crab cakes topped with shrimp Alfredo sauce over angel hair pasta. The eggplant pirogue features fried eggplant slices with shrimp and crab claws in au gratin sauce and is served on angel hair pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. 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 butter, nacho cheese, shredded cheddar, bacon, sour cream and two chicken tenders. Lightly breaded catfish is served fried, blackened or grilled on French bread with remoulade and a side. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Corner Cafe
3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 454-1008
The seafood platter for two includes two cups of gumbo, stuffed jalapeno poppers, onion rings, crab balls, stuffed shrimp, baby soft-shell crabs, popcorn shrimp, fried shrimp, fried oysters, fried catfish, salad and hushpuppies. The seafood platter po-boy is filled with shrimp, catfish, oysters and crab balls and served with french fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Corner Oyster House
500 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2999; www.corneroysterhouse.com
Crawfish and chicken Homerun is a grilled marinated chicken breast topped with crawfish, bell pepper and mushroom sauce and served with rice. The Game Day platter comes with Cajun chicken wings, onion rings, fried pickles, mozzarella sticks and jalapeno poppers. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Coscino's Italian Grill
1809 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-4984; www.coscinositaliangrill.com
Lasagna has layers of pasta, red gravy, ground beef, Italian sausage, ricotta and mozzarella. Eggplant Parmesan features breaded eggplant medallions topped with red gravy and mozzarella and is served with pasta and house-baked bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Country Club
634 Louisa St., (504) 945-0742; www.thecountryclubneworleans.com
Beer-braised sirloin tips are served with red potatoes, caramelized carrots and mushroom sauce. The fried oyster po-boy features Louisiana hot sauce beurre blanc, blue cheese and caramelized onions on a French roll. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Country Flame
620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138
Seafood soup brims with crabmeat, catfish and shrimp and comes with fried plantains. Fried tilapia is topped with tomato sauce and served with fried plantains and white rice. 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 crabmeat au gratin features jumbo lump crabmeat in Mornay sauce topped with Parmesan and served with steamed asparagus and tasso hollandaise. Bacon-wrapped duck breast is stuffed with jalapenos and served with wild berry gastrique. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$

Cowbell
8801 Oak St., (504) 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com
Midnight skirt steak is skirt steak from a free-range cow served with black beans, sweet plantains and mango salsa. The Wednesday special is a plate of grilled organic chicken and waffles. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

Coyote Blues
4860 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-3848; www.coyotebluesfreshmex.com
The shrimp and crawfish chimichanga is a fried burrito stuffed with shrimp and crawfish in cream sauce, Mexican rice and chili con queso. It comes with two sides. The churrascaria platter features skewers of marinated beef, chicken, jumbo shrimp, jalapeno sausage, peppers and onions with chipotle cream sauce, chimichurri, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Crabby Jack's
428 Jefferson Hwy., (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. $

The Crazy Lobster
Spanish Plaza, 500 Port of New Orleans Place, (504) 569-3380; www.thecrazylobster.com
Pasta Orleans features shrimp or chicken sauteed in a mushroom cream sauce tossed with fettuccine, spinach, pimiento and tomatoes. The steamed seafood bucket includes lobster, snow crab, shrimp, crawfish, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes and sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Creole Creamery
4924 Prytania St., (504) 894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., (504) 482-2924; www.creolecreamery.com
These ice cream parlors serve classic and creative ice cream flavors including pear with balsamic caramel, petit four with almond and white chocolate truffle popcorn. The peanut butter fudge sundae has two scoops of fudge ice cream, peanut butter sauce, peanuts, hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, wafers and cherries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

Crepes a la Cart
1039 Broadway St., (504) 866-2362; www.crepecaterer.com
There are breakfast, dessert and build-your-own crepes, as well as ice cream, coffee and more. The pesto prosciutto crepe is filled with mozzarella, tomato slices, pesto and prosciutto. The Elvis crepe is filled with peanut butter, banana and bacon. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Crescent City Brewhouse
527 Decatur St., (504) 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com
Redfish Pontchartrain is grilled redfish topped with a fried soft-shell crab and roasted red pepper crabmeat aioli and served with asparagus. Smoked pork ribs are served with macaroni and cheese, white beans and coleslaw. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Crescent City Steak House
1001 N. Broad St., (504) 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com
The traditional steakhouse serves shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, a la carte steaks and sides such as potatoes au gratin, Lyonnaise potatoes and sauteed asparagus. Larger cuts of beef include porterhouse steaks for two or three people. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Criollo
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola.com
Speckled trout comes with wilted arugula and forest mushroom vinaigrette. Shrimp Creole features grilled Gulf shrimp, spicy Creole tomato sauce made with bell peppers and spring onion and white rice. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.

Croissant d'Or
617 Ursulines Ave., (504) 524-4663; www.croissantdornola.com
The bakery offers an array of croissants, fruit tarts, cookies, quiches and more. 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. $

The Crystal Room
Le Pavillon Hotel, 833 Poydras St., (504) 620-8899; www.lepavillon.com
The menu includes Herbsaint oysters, filet mignon, pasta jambalaya and jumbo shrimp scampi. Bread pudding is topped with rum sauce and strawberries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cucos
2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 393-7766; www.cucosmex.com
Burrito Gigante is a 12-inch burrito filled with Mexican rice, black beans, ground beef, shredded chicken 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 daily. Credit cards. $

Cure
4905 Freret St., (504) 302-2357; www.curenola.com
Cure's Esperanza salad features seasonal greens, marinated red peppers, almond dust, pickled onions, biscuit croutons and house-made esperanza dressing. Kippered rainbow trout is served with green-onion cream cheese, tangerine preserves and bagel chips. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$



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