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2015 Spring Restaurant Guide: P 

P&G Restaurant
345 Baronne St., (504) 525-9678
The shrimp po-boy is dressed with lettuce and tomato and can be served with seafood gumbo. Red beans and rice is made with either smoked or hot sausage and comes with a side of French bread. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PJ'S Coffee
This coffee shop chain serves coffee drinks and baked goods. Granitas are slushy frozen coffee drinks available with chocolate or caramel. Velvet Ices are blended frozen drinks available in mocha, vanilla or chai flavors topped with whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Pagoda Cafe
1430 N. Dorgenois St., (504) 644-4178;
Ricotta, poached figs and toasted walnuts are served on toasted bread from Bellegarde. The Indian Banh mi features chutney made with cilantro, mint and coconut, honey-roasted beets, pickled carrots, cucumbers and arugula served on Dong Phuong French bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Palace Cafe
605 Canal St., (504) 523-1661;
The menu features contemporary Creole dishes such as crabmeat cheesecake baked with a pecan crust and topped with wild mushroom sauce and Creole meuniere. Andouille-crusted fish is topped with a Crystal beurre blanc sauce and chive aioli and served with rissole potatoes. Reservations recommended. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Paladar 511
511 Marigny St., (504) 509-6782;
Tuna crudo is served with avocado, oranges, fennel and pistachio. House-made Italian sausage tops a pizza along with capers, red onion and roasted tomato sauce. No reservations. Dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur St., (504) 525-0200;
Crawfish 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. $$

Palmettos on the Bayou
1901 Bayou Lane, Slidell, (985) 643-0050;
Trout Pontchartrain is sauteed speckled trout served with roasted mushrooms, artichokes, fingerling potatoes, crabmeat and lemon butter sauce. A sugar cane-brined 12-ounce pork chop is served with corn, orzo, crabmeat, truffles and light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun., late night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Paradise Cafe
3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-4141;
The Paradise club sandwich is filled with turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. The chef's salad is topped with ham, turkey, bacon, tomato, egg and cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Parkway Bakery & Tavern
538 Hagan Ave., (504) 482-3047;
Po-boy fillings include roast beef in gravy, fried seafood, hot sausage, meatballs with marinara and more. The surf-and-turf po-boy tops fried shrimp with roast beef gravy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Parran's Po-Boys & Restaurant
3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416;
Parran's seafood muffuletta includes fried shrimp, catfish and oysters dressed with Cajun mayonnaise. Po-boy fillings include roast beef, meatballs, hot sausage, veal, blackened shrimp and more. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Parrot Pete's
Fountain Park Centre, 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 362-9780;
Shrimp and grits features Gulf shrimp in shrimp gravy. Triple berry cake is almond cake layered with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Pascal's Manale
1838 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-4877;
Signature New Orleans barbecue shrimp features head-on Gulf shrimp in tangy, buttery sauce served with French bread. The combination pan roast includes oysters, shrimp and crabmeat seasoned with parsley and shallots. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Patio Restaurant
5540 Crowder Blvd., (504) 240-6744;
The menu includes po-boys, fried seafood and daily lunch specials. The seafood baked potato is loaded with crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish, scallions and cheese. Turkey wings are smothered in gravy and served with rice and vegetables. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

6078 Laurel St., (504) 895-9441;
Mississippi rabbit is stuffed with boudin, wrapped in crisped chicken skins and served with roasted fingerling sweet potatoes, braised kale with tasso and Creole mustard jus. Sizzling octopus is served with local chilies, cherry tomatoes, Marcona almonds and Castelvetrano olives. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The PeaceBaker
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 888-9094;
The bakery specializes in gluten-free and dairy-free items. The selection includes blueberry and strawberry scones, chocolate-filled eclairs, and gluten-free beignets are available every other Saturday. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Peche Seafood Grill
800 Magazine St., (504) 522-1744;
Chefs Donald Link, Ryan Prewitt and Stephen Stryjewski's James Beard Award-winning restaurant serves rustic, refined and raw seafood dishes. Grilled whole redfish is cooked over open flame and served with salsa verde. The raw bar offers oysters on the half-shell and changing crudo dishes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Pelican Club
312 Exchange Place, (504) 523-1504;
Smoked Mississippi rabbit is served with four-cheese grits and shiitake Marsala sauce. A pork chop is served with Louisiana boudin stuffing, red onion, roasted peppers and ginger-molasses sweet potatoes. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Pepperoni's Cafe
8123 Hampson St., (504) 865-0336;
Huevos rancheros features two fried eggs and is served with breakfast potatoes. Bananas Foster French toast comes with a fruit salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pere Antoine Restaurant
741 Royal St., (504) 581-4478;
Crawfish and crab cake Pontchartrain features pasta topped with crawfish, crab cakes and lemon-butter sauce. The New Orleans sampler includes chicken and sausage gumbo, shrimp Creole, red beans and rice, jambalaya and bread pudding. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Perry's Sports Bar & Grill
5252 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 456-9234;
The menu includes sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, wraps, a variety of bar noshing items and boiled seafood. The Perry burger features a hand-formed 10-ounce patty. No reservations. Breakfast Fri.-Sat., lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ 

Petite Amelie
900 Royal St., (504) 412-8065;
Spiced lamb meatloaf is served on a pressed flatbread sandwich dressed with peppers and harissa mayonnaise. The Petite Amelie Cubano features thinly sliced, garlic-roasted pork, local ham, Swiss cheese and poblano peppers on pressed ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Phil's Grill
1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-1705; 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 324-9080;
The build-a-burger menu offers a choice of patty (Angus beef, turkey, portobello), bun (white, whole wheat, French bread), toppings (coleslaw, peanut butter, sauteed mushrooms), cheese, sauce and more. Irish Channel nachos are potato skin chips topped with chili, cheddar cheese, sauteed jalapenos and tomatoes served with sides of sour cream and avocado-tomato relish. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 

Pho Cam Ly
3814 Magazine St., (504) 644-4228;
Goi cuon tom nuong is a spring roll filled with grilled shrimp, vermicelli and green vegetables. Banh mi nem nuong is a baguette filled with grilled pork patties, butter, cilantro, cucumber, carrot and jalapenos and a fried egg is an optional addition. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Pho Hoa Restaurant
1308 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 302-2094;
The char-grilled pork sandwich on French bread is dressed with soy sauce, mayonnaise, cucumbers, pickled carrots, jalapenos and cilantro. Spring rolls are filled with char-grilled lemon grass chicken, noodles, lettuce and cilantro. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 941-7690;
Vietnamese chicken salad features shredded chicken, cabbage, pickled carrots and daikon, cilantro, crushed peanuts and crispy shallots in sweet chili vinaigrette and is served with shrimp chips. The Saigon crepe is stuffed with shrimp, pork and bean sprouts and served with lettuce, cucumbers, herbs and fish sauce on the side. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Pho Orchid
1401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 301-3368; 2135 St. Charles Ave., (504) 609-3710; 3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 457-4188;
The bo ne is a Vietnamese take on steak and eggs served with a baguette, butter, pate and salad. Bo tom muc nuong vi features marinated slices of beef, shrimp and squid served on a hot plate with lettuce, cucumber, pickled carrots, rice paper and sauce on the side. Reservations accepted at Houma Boulevard location only. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Phoenicia Restaurant
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-9950;
Chicken shawarma features chicken breast marinated with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and herbs. T-bone steak is marinated overnight, grilled and served with a choice of two sides such as fries, hummus, salad or sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pie, Pizza & Pastas
814 S. Peters St., (504) 528-2743;
Carnivore pie is topped with bacon, Canadian bacon, Italian sausage, ham and pepperoni. Italian lasagna is made in house. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pier 424 Seafood Market
424 Bourbon St., (504) 309-1574;
Grilled drum fillet is topped with blue crab meat and served with vegetables, brabant potatoes and grenobloise. Panzanella salad features tomato, avocado, red onions, smoked pecans, toasted French bread, preserved lemon oil, balsamic vinegar and blue cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Pinkberry yogurt is available in cups or waffle cones and blended into smoothies and shakes. Apple pie a la mode is swirled yogurt topped with warm apples and cinnamon crumble. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Pita Pit
5800 Magazine St., (504) 899-4141;
Chicken Caesar pita has grilled chicken, bacon, Parmesan and romaine lettuce. The Uptown club features turkey, bacon, avocado, tomato, spinach, green bell pepper, Swiss cheese and honey mustard. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Pizza Delicious
617 Piety St., (504) 676-8482;
Bucatini carbonara is tossed with pancetta, peas, an egg and Parmesan. Margherita pizza is topped with fresh mozzarella, olive oil, Parmesan, basil and a drizzle of garlic- and thyme-infused olive oil. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Pizza Domenica
4933 Magazine St., (504) 301-4978;
Chef Alon Shaya's pizzeria serves many of the same pies and dishes as Domenica. Wild mushroom pizza is topped with tomatoes, bacon, egg and sweet onions. Garlic knots are served with aged provolone fonduta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pizza Florence
4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7888;
Vegetarian pasta combines tomatoes, mushrooms, green peppers and white onions in marinara sauce served over penne pasta with salad and garlic bread. The Florence special toasted sandwich is filled with pepperoni, salami, ham, black olives, onions and mozzarella. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pizza Man of Covington
1248 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 892-9874;
A seasonal pie combines crabmeat, shrimp and asparagus and is finished with a drizzle of olive oil. Pizza Man staples for 40 years, house-made sausage and meatballs are two toppings available on pizzas. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Pizza NOLA
141 W. Harrison Ave., Suite A, (504) 872-0731;
The California club sandwich is made with roasted turkey, avocado, bacon, tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise on house-baked bread. The Sonoma salad includes roasted turkey, apples, grapes, pecans, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette on mixed greens. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Fri.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

The Poboy Company
1817 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 778-2460;
The Ferdie po-boy includes roast beef, grilled ham and slices of Swiss cheese. The Surf-n-Turf po-boy has fried shrimp, roast beef debris, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Poppy's Time Out Sports Bar & Grill
Spanish Plaza, 500 Port of New Orleans Place, Suite 80, (504) 247-9265;
The onion, mushroom and Swiss burger is served with Cajun fries. The Slugger is a triple-decker sandwich with turkey, ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese and pickles on rye bread and is served with Cajun fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave., (504) 523-0120;
This bar and grill is known for a small menu of steaks and burgers served with baked potatoes. The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a potato, salad and bread. The half-pound cheeseburger is piled with grated cheddar and served with a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Porter & Luke's
1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 875-4555;
Eggplant Vincent fills a skinned, hollowed-out, deep-fried eggplant with shrimp, crawfish and green peppers in cream sauce and comes with angel hair pasta. A fried half chicken is served with french fries or potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Praline Connection
542 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-3934;
The Creole-soul food spot serves file gumbo made with shrimp, crab and smoked sausage. Crawfish etouffee features crawfish tails smothered in tomato gravy with rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Coffee Citywide;
The Campagnola panino features grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, lettuce, tomato, provolone cheese and pesto aioli on sourdough or wheat bread. Frappes are available in vanilla-creme caramel and cocoa-mocha flavors. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 324-6020;
The menu of elevated Southern cooking includes burgoo stew featuring Pickett Farms' lamb shank, crowder peas, okra, red mustard greens and buttermilk cornbread. Lowcountry-style she-crab soup is made with Lake Pontchartrain blue crabs and topped with crab roe compound butter. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Pyramids Cafe
3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602;
Lamb chops are marinated with olive oil, herbs and spices, grilled and served with hummus and salad. The vegetarian plate features hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh and falafel. All plates come with white or whole wheat pita. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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