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2015 Spring Restaurant Guide: F 

Fare Food Apothecary
4838 Magazine St., (504) 302-9171;
All items are gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar- and grain-free. Chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes are among the sweet treats. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Fat Harry's
4430 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9582;
The Jazz burger is a ground beef and hot sausage patty topped with barbecue sauce and cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Buffalo wings feature drumettes and wings tossed in Crystal-based Buffalo sauce and come with celery and blue cheese. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 371-5074;
The falafel sandwich is dressed with tzatziki, lettuce and tomato on house-made Turkish bread. Moussaka features layers of grilled vegetables, tomato and bechamel and is available in lamb, beef and vegan varieties. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner Mon.-Sat., lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Fausto's Bistro
530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7121;
Pesce Siciliana is a fillet of fish sauteed with herbs, white wine and lemon and topped with shrimp, capers and Italian herbs. Veal scaloppini Rolando features veal medallions sauteed with extra virgin olive oil, mushrooms and artichoke hearts. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Fazzio's Restaurant
1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704;
Appetizers include seared rare ahi tuna with Asian barbecue glaze. Black-N-Bleu salad tops romaine lettuce with slices of blackened sirloin, blue cheese and Caesar dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Feelings Cafe
2600 Chartres St., (504) 945-2222;
Gnocchi are served with oxtail, crispy kale and grana padano. Cauliflower veloute is a blended soup including sultanas, almonds and Middle Eastern baharat spices. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Felipe's Taqueria
176 Town Center Parkway, Slidell, (985) 288-1210; 301 N. Peters St., (504) 288-8226; 411 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 288-8226; 6215 S. Miro St., (504) 288-8226;
The grilled chicken super burrito is filled with guacamole, pico de gallo, grilled corn and pickled jalapenos. Al pastor tacos feature guajillo marinated pork, cilantro, red onions and guacamolillo sauce in grilled corn tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Finn McCool's Irish Pub
3701 Banks St., (504) 486-9080;
Called The Rum and the Lash, the kitchen at Finn McCool's is run by MoPho and serves chicken wings with fermented red pepper Buffalo sauce or Asian-style fish sauce. Toast-ites are bread pockets filled with figs and brie or peanut butter and jelly. There also are burgers, fish and chips and Irish-style poutine. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
401 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-6554; 1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite C, Harahan, (504) 733-5100;
Burgers, cheeseburgers and bacon cheeseburgers come with a choice of toppings, including jalapenos, grilled onions or mushrooms, pickles or barbecue sauce. The menu also includes hot dogs, a BLT, a grilled cheese sandwich, Cajun fries and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

Flaming Torch Restaurant
737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900;
Bouillabaisse features shrimp, clams, scallops and Gulf fish served in saffron broth. Coq au vin pommes de terre gremolata features red wine-braised free-range chicken served with potatoes, root vegetables and gremolata. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Fong's Chinese & Cantonese Restaurant
2101 Williams Blvd., Suite G, Kenner, (504) 467-9928
Fong's Triple Treat is a stir fry of beef, pork and chicken and vegetables. Boneless Mandarin chicken is served with brown sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Fountain Lounge
The Roosevelt Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, (504) 648-5486;
The charcuterie board features house-cured meats, artisan breads, seasonal pickles, mustards and jam. Crispy Brussels sprouts are served with toasted almonds and miso-honey dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Fox and Hound Bar & Grill
1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, (504) 731-6000;
The sports bar offers noshing items such as chicken wings with a choice of sauces: hot, mild, spicy garlic, barbecue, hot barbecue and sweet chili garlic. The Black Forest sandwich features grilled turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard on a Bavarian pretzel roll served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Frank's Restaurant
933 Decatur St., (504) 525-1602
The menu includes po-boys, muffulettas and Creole and Italian dishes. 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. $$

Frankie and Johnny's Restaurant
321 Arabella St., (504) 243-1234;
The crab cake appetizer features two crab cakes topped with remoulade. The menu includes fried seafood platters and po-boys and boiled crawfish are available by the pound. Reservations accepted Sun.-Thu. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Franklin
2600 Dauphine St., (504) 267-0640;
The changing selection of small plates includes dishes such as tempura-fried avocado with crabmeat and foie gras ice cream served with sliced medium-rare steak. Sauteed black drum is served with asparagus and grapefruit-tarragon meuniere. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

French Market Restaurant
1001 Decatur St., (504) 525-7879; www.frenchmarket-
The menu includes boiled seasonal seafood and fried or grilled seafood dishes. St. Philip tomatoes feature 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. $$

French Press Coffeehouse
3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-0276; 3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 598-5274; www.frenchpress-
The chicken Press features grilled chicken and pesto wrapped in a wheat tortilla with red peppers, tomatoes, lettuce and Swiss cheese. The Southern pecan latte is the signature drink. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Freret Street Po-Boy & Donut Shop
4701 Freret St., (504) 872-9676;
The Freret Street special po-boy is filled with ham, turkey, roast beef and Swiss cheese and is served hot. The garlic-stuffed roast beef po-boy is served dressed on French bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Fresco Cafe & Pizzeria
7625 Maple St., (504) 862-6363;
The menu includes pizza, strombolis, sandwiches, pita wraps, salads and more. The Fresco special pie is topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, caramelized onions and roasted red peppers. The roasted eggplant and pesto roll is made with red peppers, onions, Kalamata olives, feta, mozzarella and house-made pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Frosty's Cafe
3400 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-9600
Shaken beef is a stir fry of beef, vegetables and special sauce. Pho ga is a chicken soup served with rice noodles, bean sprouts, cilantro, basil, lime and jalapeno peppers. Bubble teas with fruit are available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Fulton Alley
600 Fulton St., (504) 208-5569;
The upscale bowling alley's kitchen offers gourmet appetizers such as cheddar and andouille potato tots served with ranch dressing. Pork belly jibarito features seared pork belly, avocado mash, Honduran-style pickled slaw and melted mozzarella between twice-fried plantain patties served with fries and chimichurri cream. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Fury's Restaurant
724 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, (504) 834-5646;
Veal Parmesan is served with pasta and a vegetable. Trout Carrie is a fillet topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, scallions and buttery sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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