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2016 Fall Restaurant Guide: French Quarter 

click to enlarge Chef de cuisine Eason Barksdale presents salmon and crabmeat toast over Asian salad with spicy sesame-yuzu dressing at Bayona in the French Quarter.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Chef de cuisine Eason Barksdale presents salmon and crabmeat toast over Asian salad with spicy sesame-yuzu dressing at Bayona in the French Quarter.

5Fifty5
New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., (504) 553-5555; www.marriott.com
Roasted half chicken is served with fingerling potatoes, fennel, cauliflower, heirloom carrots and kale. Macaroni and cheese can be ordered plain or with short ribs or lobster. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; www.acmeoyster.com
The Peace Maker po-boy includes fried shrimp, oysters and Tabasco-infused mayonnaise on French bread. The "10 napkin" hot roast beef po-boy features house-cooked chuck roast served debris-style. Reservation policies vary by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Alibi
811 Iberville St., (504) 522-9187; www.alibineworleans.com
Barbecue shrimp po-boys feature Gulf shrimp served dressed on French bread. The Alibi burger is a 10-ounce ground beef patty served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

American Sports Saloon
1200 Decatur St., (504) 300-1782; www.theamericansportssaloon.com
Chicken wings are served with fries, coleslaw and a choice of house-made sauces, such as Memphis barbecue, mild Buffalo, garlic-lemon or chipotle. The Ragin' Cajun burger is topped with cheddar, bacon, Tabasco onions and barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Angeli On Decatur
1141 Decatur St., (504) 566-0077; www.angelineworleans.com
The Divine Portobello appetizer features portobello mushrooms, grilled chicken and spinach in roasted red pepper cream sauce. The Lucifer's Special pizza features red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, red onions and roasted red peppers. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Angeline
Hotel Provincial, 1032 Chartres St., (504) 308-3106; www.angelinenola.com
Chef Alex Harrell serves Southern dishes with Italian accents. Charred octopus is served with fried peanut romesco, smoked potatoes and Castelvetrano olives. Mississippi rabbit Milanese comes with smoked carrot puree, bacon, braised collard greens, spoon bread and tomato gravy. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Mon.-Thu., dinner daily, brunch Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Antoine's Annex
513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com
The cafe offers espresso, pastries, ice cream and a short menu of sandwiches and salads. The breakfast platter includes scrambled eggs, grits, hickory-smoked bacon and a biscuit or toast. The Caprese panino features thick-sliced mozzarella, Creole tomatoes, pesto and balsamic vinaigrette on a pistolette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Antoine's Restaurant
713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www.antoines.com
Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller topped with pureed greens and seasoned breadcrumbs. Alaska Antoine is baked Alaska: ice cream wrapped in pound cake and crowned with a toasted meringue shell and hot fudge. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Arnaud's Restaurant
813 Bienville St., (504) 523-5433; rwww.arnaudsestaurant.com
Shrimp Arnaud features Gulf shrimp in a signature tangy Creole remoulade. Potato-crusted Gulf fish is a pan-seared fillet served with sauteed fennel and Herbsaint butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Attiki Bar
230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com
Paella includes shrimp, calamari, scallops, mussels, crawfish, sausage, chicken and rice simmered in saffron broth and topped with pine nuts. Gyro wraps feature thinly sliced lamb in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and tzatziki. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Backspace Bar & Kitchen
139 Chartres St., (504) 322-2245; www.backspace- nola.com
French toast is topped with melted brie cheese, Black Forest ham and apples. The Grownup grilled cheese features cheddar, Swiss and Gruyere cheeses with grilled onion and tomato on sourdough bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Bayona
430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www.bayona.com
Goat cheese croutons are topped with mushrooms and Madeira glaze. Veal sweetbreads are served in lemon-caper sauce or sherry-mustard butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Bayou Burger & Sports Company
503 Bourbon St., (504) 529-4256; www.bayouburger.com
Cochon nachos top freshly fried tortilla chips with melted cheeses, house-smoked pulled pork, house barbecue sauce, coleslaw, onions and sour cream. The Ultimate Cure burger combines two patties and a grilled cheese and bacon sandwich dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions and Tabasco mayonnaise on a brioche bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Tiki expert Jeff “Beachbum” Berry serves exotic drinks and Polynesian-inspired fare at Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 in the French Quarter. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Tiki expert Jeff “Beachbum” Berry serves exotic drinks and Polynesian-inspired fare at Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 in the French Quarter.

Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29
321 N. Peters St., (504) 609-3811; www.latitude29nola.com
Jeff "Beachbum" Berry's tiki bar has a Polynesian-inspired menu. The Loco Moco burger features an 8-ounce patty topped with shiitake mushrooms, soy glaze, coconut rice and a fried egg. Tahitian steak frites comes with coconut butter and fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Belle's Diner
1122 Decatur St., (504) 566-6003; www.bellesdinernola.com
The War Bird features fried chicken tenders on brioche with bacon, provolone and honey mustard and is served with french fries. Fried chicken tops a bacon-stuffed waffle served with sugar cane syrup and fruit. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Bennachin
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-1230
The menu includes Central and West African dishes. Domoda is a beef and ground peanut stew served over rice. Vegetarian jama jama ni makondo features sauteed spinach with fried plantains and coconut rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bistreaux
Maison Dupuy, 1001 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8000; www.maisondupuy.com/dining
Sliders feature fried oysters and pork belly with spicy bread-and-butter squash pickles on a brioche bun. Pan-seared cobia is smothered with pink-eyed peas, bacon, okra and peach relish. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Bombay Club
Prince Conti Hotel, 830 Conti St., (504) 577-2237; www.bombayclubneworleans.com
New Orleans barbecue shrimp are simmered in garlic Creole meuniere sauce and served with toasted ciabatta. Charred hanger steak is sliced and served with marchand de vin, hand-cut fries and bone marrow butter. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bourbon House
144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com
The bourbon barbecue shrimp po-boy features bourbon, rosemary, garlic and black pepper sauce and comes with french fries. Bronzed Gulf fish comes with corn salsa, shrimp gastrique, McIlhenny beurre blanc and a Yukon potato cake. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Brennan's New Orleans
417 Royal St., (504) 525-9711; www.brennansneworleans.com
Eggs Hussard features house-made English muffins, coffee-cured Canadian bacon, hollandaise and marchand de vin sauce. Poisson Blange is slow-baked Gulf fish served with butter-poached crab, oysters and shrimp, fennel-potato puree and Herbsaint nage. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Broussard's
819 Conti St., (504) 581-3866; www.broussards.com
Broiled black drum Rosalie is a mustard- and rosemary-crusted fillet served with haricots verts and ginger-apple glaze. Filet mignon Broussard comes with a jumbo lump crabmeat-stuffed portobello mushroom cap, grilled asparagus, Yukon gold mashed potatoes and mustard cream glaze. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
429 Decatur St., (504) 522-5800; www.bubbagump.com
Shrimp New Orleans features peeled shrimp broiled with butter, garlic and Creole spices and served with rice. Bourbon Street mahi mahi is seasoned with Cajun spices and served with grilled shrimp, mashed potatoes and bourbon sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Amelie
912 Royal St., (504) 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com
Slow-cooked spiced lamb shank comes with root vegetables, sauteed greens and grits. Jalapeno catfish cakes are served with jalapeno remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Beignet
311 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2611; 334B Royal St., (504) 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com
The Louisiana crawfish omelet includes bell pepper, tomato and Swiss cheese and is served with grits and French bread. The Decatur club sandwich features turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles on French bread. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Cafe Fleur-De-Lis
307 Chartres St., (504) 529-9641; www.cafefleurdelis.com
Sauteed shrimp and cheese are served over a bowl of grits. Seafood Benedict is a crab and crawfish cake topped with poached eggs and hollandaise served with hash browns or grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Giovanni
117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni.com
Chef Duke LoCicero's spaghetti and meatballs features two meatballs with marinara sauce. Southern-style Voodoo shrimp are sauteed in sweet and spicy sauce and served with portobello mushrooms, fried green tomato and creamy corn grits. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Maspero
601 Decatur St., (504) 523-6520; www.cafemaspero.com
The muffuletta combines pastrami, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on a bun. The Deep South Benedict features turkey, bacon, poached eggs, tomato and hollandaise on a buttermilk biscuit. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Camellia Grill
540 Chartres St., (504) 522-1800
See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Carousel Bar & Lounge
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com
Seafood gumbo is served with fried okra croutons. Chilled Gulf shrimp are served with blue crab, fresh avocado and spicy tomato coulis. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Central Grocery
923 Decatur St., (504) 523-1620; www.centralgrocerynola.com
This Italian grocery is known for its muffulettas, available on whole or half loaves. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Chartres House
601 Chartres St., (504) 586-8393; www.chartreshouse.com
A creamy blend of crawfish, spinach and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses is stuffed into Leidenheimer French bread. The Chartres House burger features a half-pound Angus beef patty, a Patton's hot sausage patty, provolone cheese and garlic mayonnaise on a jalapeno-cheddar bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

Clover Grill
900 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1010; www.clovergrill.com
The special club sandwich includes turkey, smoked ham, bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise on three slices of toasted bread. The pork chop breakfast features two eggs, white or wheat toast and grits or hash browns. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Continental Provisions
French Market, 1100 N. Peters St., Stall 23, (504) 407-3437; www.cpnola.com
The Cuban sandwich features whole-grain Dijon mustard, house-made pickles, ham, Swiss cheese and slow-roasted pork on French bread. Hook's cheddar pimiento cheese is served on a sandwich with Granny Smith apples, jalapenos and arugula on Bellegarde ciabatta, and Edwards country ham is an optional addition. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Coop's Place
1109 Decatur St., (504) 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net
The menu includes sandwiches, pasta dishes, fried seafood and Creole favorites. 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. $$

Copper Monkey Bar & Grill
725 Conti St., (504) 527-0869; www.coppermonkeygrill.com
The Whitney special is a plate of mashed potatoes topped with a chicken tender, nacho cheese, shredded cheddar, bacon, butter and sour cream. The veggie wrap is stuffed with sauteed onions, bell pepper and mushrooms and topped with tomatoes and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Corner Oyster House
500 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2999; www.corneroysterhouse.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with local herbs, Parmesan and cayenne pepper. The muffuletta is filled with Italian meats, cheese, olives and pickled vegetables and served on a roll. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Country Flame
620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138; www.countryflamerestaurant.com
The menu combines Mexican and Cuban dishes. The Cuban sandwich features marinated pork, ham, pickles, cheese and mustard on French bread. Chicken fajitas are served with guacamole, tortillas, rice and beans. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Court Of Two Sisters
613 Royal St., (504) 522-7261; www.courtoftwosisters.com
The menu includes classic and contemporary Creole dishes. Louisiana crabmeat au gratin is a casserole of crabmeat in Mornay sauce topped with Parmesan and is served with asparagus and tasso hollandaise. Duck leg confit is served with Madeira reduction, andouille butter beans and fried onions. Reservations recommended. Dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$

Creole House Restaurant & Oyster Bar
509 Canal St., (504) 323-2109; www.creolehouserestaurant.com
Grilled Louisiana oysters are topped with smoked bacon, Monterey Jack cheese and garlic butter. Shrimp are sauteed with white wine, cherry tomatoes, shallots, garlic, herbs and butter and served over Gouda grits. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Crescent City Brewhouse
527 Decatur St., (504) 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com
Jumbo shrimp are stuffed with Louisiana crabmeat, jalapenos, green onions and breadcrumbs and served with asparagus, fingerling potatoes and beurre blanc. Grilled smoked pork ribs are served with creamy macaroni and cheese, fries and coleslaw. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Crescent City Pizza Works
407 Bourbon St., (504) 569-3664; www.facebook.com/pizzaworksnola
Chicken Bacon Krunch pizza is topped with chicken, bacon, Kettle chips, mozzarella, provolone and ranch sauce. It's Easy Being Green pizza includes pesto, sliced green tomatoes and mozzarella. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Criollo
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola.com
Tarragon-marinated chicken is served on a croissant with bacon, avocado, Swiss cheese, Creole tomato and cucumber mayonnaise. Sauteed Gulf redfish comes with garlic and shrimp mashed potatoes, vegetables and amandine or meuniere sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Croissant d'Or Patisserie
617 Ursulines Ave., (504) 524-4663; www.croissantdornola.com
The spinach bechamel sandwich features bechamel sauce and melted cheese on a warm croissant. Pate cornichon is available on a croissant or baguette bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Daisy Dukes
121 Chartres St., (504) 561-5171; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com
The Cajun omelet is filled with cheese, onions, parsley, hot sausage, tomato, paprika and cracked pepper. A blackened center-cut pork chop is served with gumbo, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Deanie's Seafood
841 Iberville St., (504) 581-1316; www.deanies.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Deja Vu Bar & Grill
400 Dauphine St., (504) 523-1931; www.dejavunola.com
The Famous Vu Eggwich includes eggs, cheese and ham, sausage, bacon or tomato on an English muffin. An 8-ounce New York strip steak is served with bread and mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, french fries, garden salad or coleslaw. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Desire Oyster Bar
Royal Sonesta New Orleans, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2281; www.sonesta.com/
desireoysterbar Louisiana crab cakes are served with coleslaw and red pepper aioli. Desire's Creole Trio includes Creole gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice with smoked sausage. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap
132 Royal St., (504) 309-4797; www.olesaint.com
Cochon de lait fries are made with white cheddar cheese and pulled pork. The Ole Saint burger features a half-pound Angus beef patty topped with white cheddar cheese, bacon, fried onion rings and barbecue aioli on a brioche bun. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467; www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com
The house filet mignon is served with creamed spinach, flash-fried oysters, Pontalba potatoes and bearnaise. Chateaubriand for two includes a 20-ounce tenderloin steak, grilled asparagus, au gratin potatoes, roasted vegetables gratinee, sauteed mushrooms and three house-made sauces. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Dis & Dem
817 St. Louis St., (504) 509-7092; www.facebook.com/disanddemfq
Burgundy Street Buffalo Chicken comes with bacon and ranch sauce. The Lil' Dixie cheeseburger is served dressed on a sweet sourdough onion bun with sides of house-made pickles and french fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $$

Eat New Orleans
900 Dumaine St., (504) 522-7222; www.eatnola.com
Hog's head cheese is served with Wayne Jacobs' andouille sausage, Creole mustard, hot sauce and saltines. Wayne Jacobs' smoked ribs come with a small Caesar salad and a choice of a side. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

El Gato Negro
81 French Market Place, (504) 525-9752; www.elgatonegronola.com
The sauteed fish of the day is served with roasted Mexican squash, red bell pepper and rustic avocado salad with a guajillo-chimichurri drizzle. The mixed grill includes wet-aged skirt steak, chicken breast, chorizo, shrimp, a lamb lollipop, sauteed vegetables, chimichurri drum and guajillo-chimichurri sauce. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

El Libre
508 Dumaine St., (504) 309-2699; www.ellibrenola.com
The Cuban sandwich features roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, mustard and pickles on pressed French bread. Drunken tres leches cake is infused with spiced rum and features three types of milk. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Estrella Steak & Lobster House
237 Decatur St., (504) 525-6151; www.estrellasteakandlobster.com
Filet mignon is stuffed with crabmeat, crawfish and shrimp cooked in red wine reduction and served with steamed lobster. Redfish Estrella is topped with crawfish cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Felipe's Taqueria
301 N. Peters St., (504) 288-8226; www.felipestaqueria.com
Burritos include chicken, steak, pork, shrimp or chorizo, plus rice, pinto beans, pico de gallo, salsa and Mexican crema. Baja tacos are soft corn tortillas filled with shrimp or fish, cabbage, pico de gallo and Baja sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar
739 Iberville St., (504) 522-4440; www.felixs.com
Oysters are available raw, baked, char-grilled or fried and are served on platters or in po-boys. Buffalo oysters are served with hot sauce. The menu also includes fried shrimp, catfish and soft-shell crab platters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Frank's Restaurant
933 Decatur St., (504) 525-1602
Snapper Jack is red snapper with crabmeat and shrimp served over pasta. New Orleans-style barbecue jumbo Gulf shrimp are served with hot bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GW Fins
808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467; www.gwfins.com
Fin Wings is tempura fried fish with a crispy noodle salad and Korean glaze. Firecracker tuna tacos feature yellowfin tuna tartare in mini corn tortillas, topped with ginger slaw, avocado aioli and wasabi caviar. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Galatoire's 33 Bar and Steak
215 Bourbon St., (504) 335-3932; www.galatoires33barandsteak.com
A 30-ounce T-bone steak is broiled and finished with meuniere sauce. A 2-pound Maine lobster is baked in its shell and comes with Thermidor sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021; www.galatoires.com
Classic Creole fried trout meuniere amandine is a fillet topped with almonds and meuniere sauce. Galatoire Goute is a seafood sampler that includes items such as shrimp remoulade, crabmeat maison and oysters en brochette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Gumbo Shop
630 St. Peter St., (504) 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com
Seafood and okra gumbo is made with shrimp, crab, onion, bell pepper and tomato and is served over rice. Chicken espagnole is half a chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic. It's served over rice with vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Hard Rock Cafe
125 Bourbon St., (504) 529-5617; www.hardrock.com/cafes/neworleans
Twisted macaroni chicken is grilled chicken served over three-cheese cavatappi pasta with roasted red bell peppers and Parmesan-parsley breadcrumbs. Grilled salmon is served with sweet-and-spicy barbecue sauce, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

House of Blues
225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com/neworleans/restaurant
Pan-seared jumbo shrimp simmered in chipotle-garlic cream sauce are served over a fried grit cake with sweet, teardrop tomatoes. The Juicy Lucy is an Angus beef and applewood-smoked bacon patty stuffed with provolone and topped with pickled jalapenos, roasted tomatoes and chipotle mayonnaise on a brioche bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Irene's Cuisine
539 St. Philip St., (504) 529-8811
Oven-roasted duck is served with mashed sweet potatoes and spinach in raspberry vinaigrette. Paneed oysters and grilled shrimp are served on a bed of spinach. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Italian Barrel
1240 Decatur St., (504) 569-0198; www.italianbarrel.com
Porcini and truffle ravioli are finished with creamy white wine sauce and white truffle extra virgin olive oil. For a Friday and Saturday dinner special, veal osso buco is served with red sauce and polenta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Jax Brewery Bistro Bar
620 Decatur St., Suite 1A, (504) 333-6914; www.jaxnola.com
The Hangover Killer breakfast sandwich includes eggs, brisket, potatoes and cheese. Bacon-wrapped duck is stuffed with jalapenos and cream cheese and served with dipping sauce. Reservations accepted. Brunch, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Jazz Cafe
209 Decatur St., (504) 267-3314; www.jazzcafenola.com
Blackened shrimp and cheese grits are served with white sausage gravy, bacon, green onions and a biscuit. The seafood BLT features fried shrimp, fried green tomatoes, bacon, lettuce and remoulade on toasted brioche. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Wed.-Sun., lunch, dinner and late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Johnny's Po-Boys
511 St. Louis St., (504) 524-8129; www.facebook.com/johnnyspoboys
The roast beef po-boy features house-cooked beef and is dressed with lettuce, tomato and pickles on Leidenheimer bread. The muffuletta includes ham, imported salami, mozzarella and house-made olive salad on a seeded bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
416 Chartres St., (504) 596-2530; www.kpauls.com
Blackened Louisiana drum is topped with crabmeat and served with chipotle compound butter, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Blackened twin beef tenderloin medallions are served with debris sauce, potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Killer Poboys
219 Dauphine St., (504) 462-2731; Erin Rose Bar, 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys.com
An aged cheddar yard egg omelet is served with herbed aioli, caramelized bell pepper and onions and ham, bacon or roasted sweet potatoes. The po-boy counter at the back of Erin Rose bar serves a seared Gulf shrimp po-boy with Sriracha aioli, pickled vegetables and herbs. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only at Conti Street. $

Kingfish
337 Chartres St., (504) 598-5005; www.kingfishneworleans.com
Blackened barbecue shrimp in chili-butter piquant sauce top a fried stone-ground grit cake. Black drum is served with warm corn tortillas, collard greens chimichurri, citrus slaw, green tomato chow chow and Sriracha aioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

La Divina Italian Cafe
621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com
Sweet Italian sausage is dressed with onions and red and green bell peppers on ciabatta and pressed. Pasta salad combines fresh mozzarella, basil, roasted red peppers and balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Le Bayou Restaurant
208 Bourbon St., (504) 525-4755; www.lebayourestaurant.com
Shrimp Ya-Ya features Gulf shrimp sauteed with Cajun pesto and served with garlic toast. Jambalaya pasta includes shrimp, chicken, smoked sausage, onions, peppers, mushrooms and spicy Creole tomato sauce tossed with penne pasta. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Little Vic's Rosticceria
719 Toulouse St., (504) 304-1238; www.littlevics.com
Lasagne is made with Sicilian-style beef ragu and comes with salad. The Papa Vic tops pulled pork with melted cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Louisiana Bistro
337 Dauphine St., (504) 525-3335; www.louisianabistro.net
Crispy duck breast is served with fig-whiskey glaze and tasso and sweet potato hash. Flash-fried Gulf oysters are topped with creme de brie and applewood-smoked bacon and served over creamed spinach. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen
95 French Market Place, (504) 522-9500; www.lpkfrenchquarter.com
Jumbo Gulf shrimp are sauteed with sherry, tomatoes, white wine, basil, garlic and butter and served over angel hair pasta. A vegan wrap combines black bean sauce, vegan sour cream, vegan cheese, cilantro, jalapenos, onions and carrots and comes with french fries, asparagus or pasta salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Market Cafe
1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com
Gumbo features andouille, shrimp, crabmeat and Cajun seasonings. The muffuletta includes mortadella, salami, ham, provolone and Swiss cheeses and olive salad on a toasted Italian roll. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Meauxbar
942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com
Yakamein features beef broth, wonton noodles, a soft-boiled egg and meat such as chicken thigh, house-cured bacon or shrimp, and sambal chili paste. Escargot are served with chanterelle mushrooms, brandy cream and ciabatta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Mena's Palace
200 Chartres St., (504) 525-0217; www.menaspalace.com
Baked chicken is served with dirty rice and beet salad. The muffuletta features house-made olive salad and is served warm on French bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mr. B's Bistro
201 Royal St., (504) 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com
Barbecue Gulf shrimp are served shells-on with butter, Worcestershire sauce and French bread. Gumbo Ya-Ya is a country-style gumbo with chicken and sausage. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House
512 Bienville St., (504) 309-4848; www.mredsrestaurants.com/oyster-bar
Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic butter and Parmesan and served with toasted French bread. The Fish House seafood platter for two includes butterflied jumbo shrimp, Gulf oysters, Des Allemands catfish, crab cakes, onion rings and jambalaya, french fries or potato salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards $$

Mona Lisa
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-6746
The menu includes pizza, pasta, lasagne and more. Mardi Gras pasta features shrimp and spicy red cream sauce over linguine. Paneed veal is seasoned with Italian herbs and served with linguine Alfredo. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Morton's The Steakhouse
The Shops at Canal Place, 365 Canal St., (504) 566-0221; www.mortons.com/neworleans
Chicken Christopher is served with garlic beurre blanc. Prime bone-in rib-eye is cooked Chicago-style — charred on the outside and rare in the middle. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Muriel's Jackson Square
801 Chartres St., (504) 568-1885; www.muriels.com
Goat-cheese filled crepes are topped with Gulf shrimp in chardonnay cream sauce with onion, tomato and bell pepper. Wood-grilled double-cut pork chop is topped with Louisiana sugar cane-apple glaze and served with candied pecan sweet potatoes and greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Napoleon House
500 Chartres St., (504) 524-9752; www.napoleonhouse.com
The muffuletta is filled with ham, Genoa salami, pastrami, Swiss cheese, provolone and house-made olive salad and served warm. Shrimp remoulade is served atop a tomato. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

New Orleans Creole Cookery
508 Toulouse St., (504) 524-9632; www.neworleanscreolecookery.com
Pan-seared snapper Pontchartrain is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and hollandaise and served with green beans and garlic roasted potatoes. Duck Lafitte is duck breast topped with raspberry compote and served with Creole risotto and grilled asparagus. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Nine Roses
620 Conti St., (504) 324-9450; www.ninerosesrestaurant.com
The Vietnamese menu includes chicken coleslaw salad with cabbage, carrots, Thai basil, roasted onions, prawn crackers and fish sauce vinaigrette. Char-grilled pork tops a vermicelli bowl with lettuce, cucumbers, bean sprouts, mint, peanuts and fish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

NOLA Restaurant
534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/nola-restaurant
Pork cheek boudin balls are served with tomato-bacon jam and Creole mustard aioli. Miss Hay's stuffed chicken wings are deboned and filled with ground pork and chopped shrimp, and served with garlic-hoisin sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Oceana Grill
739 Conti St., (504) 525-6002; www.oceanagrill.com
Fried or blackened alligator tail bites are served with remoulade. The St. James crepe is filled with shrimp, Louisiana crabmeat, cheese, bell peppers and onions. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

The Original French Market Restaurant & Bar
1001 Decatur St., (504) 525-7879; www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com
St. Philip tomatoes features fried green tomatoes topped with spicy crawfish pepper sauce. Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, butter and Parmesan. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro
720 Orleans St., (504) 523-1930; www.orleansgrapevine.com
Black mussels steamed in saffron tomato broth are served with jumbo lump crabmeat, applewood-smoked bacon and basil aioli. Crab cakes are served with chipotle peppers, wilted spinach, caramelized oranges and remoulade. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Palace Cafe
605 Canal St., (504) 523-1661; www.palacecafe.com
Andouille-crusted Gulf fish is served with seasonal vegetables, Crystal beurre blanc and chive aioli. Crabmeat cheesecake has a pecan crust and is topped with Creole meuniere and sauteed mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur St., (504) 525-0200; www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com
Grilled red snapper is topped with shrimp in coconut curry sauce and served with new potatoes and vegetables. Pork Maconnais is a 14-ounce chop served with white wine reduction, parsley mashed potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Pelican Club
312 Exchange Place, (504) 523-1504; www.pelicanclub.com
House-made steamed pork buns are served with fresh pickles and hoison and Sriracha sauces. Seared yellowfin tuna is served with sea scallops, roasted red pepper chimichurri, jasmine rice, plantain chips and baby vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Pere Antoine Restaurant & Bar
741 Royal St., (504) 581-4478; www.pereantoine.com
Crawfish and crab cake Pontchartrain features pasta topped with crawfish, crab cakes and lemon-butter sauce. Fried green tomatoes are drizzled with remoulade. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Petite Amelie
900 Royal St., (504) 412-8065; www.cafeamelie.com/petite-amelie.html
The meatloaf sandwich features Two Run Farm lamb, Creole tomato, baby greens and tzatziki on ciabatta. The Petit Cubano is filled with ham, pork loin, cheese, poblano pepper and mustard on baguette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Pier 424 Seafood Market
424 Bourbon St., (504) 309-1574; www.pier424seafoodmarket.com
Lightly battered frog legs are tossed with Buffalo sauce and served with celery and ranch dressing. Stuffed shrimp are filled with crab dressing and come with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$

Pierre Maspero's
440 Chartres St., (504) 524-8990; www.originalpierremasperos.com
Two pan-fried crab cakes made with Louisiana blue crab, onions, peppers and seasoning are topped with a tangy sauce and served with mirliton slaw. Fried chicken breast is served on a Belgian waffle with honey-Tabasco glaze. No reservations. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave., (504) 523-0120; www.portofcallnola.com
The ground chuck cheeseburger is topped with grated cheddar and served with a baked potato. The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a potato, salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Quarter Master Deli
1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; www.quartermasterdeli.net
The club sandwich features turkey, ham, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. Barbecued pork ribs are served with baked beans and potato salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

RF's Dining Music Cocktails
Chateau LeMoyne Hotel, 301 Dauphine St., (504) 586-0972; www.rfsnola.com
Blackened Gulf fish comes with andouille, crawfish and crab jambalaya, bearnaise and grilled lemon. Chicken and waffles features buttermilk-cayenne fried chicken on a waffle with maple-chipotle syrup and a sunny side up egg. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com
Barbecue oysters are flash-fried and served with Crystal barbecue sauce and house-made blue cheese dressing. Hickory-grilled redfish is topped with sauteed jumbo lump crabmeat and served with lemon butter sauce and Pontalba potatoes with tasso and wild mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Remoulade
309 Bourbon St., (504) 523-0377; www.remoulade.com
The menu includes po-boys, burgers, fried seafood baskets and more. Barbecue shrimp are shell-on Gulf shrimp baked in peppery butter sauce. Blackened catfish is served with crab-boiled potatoes and French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Restaurant R'evolution
777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola.com
Chefs Rick Tramonto and John Folse combine haute cuisine and refined takes on rustic dishes. Crawfish-stuffed redfish napoleon is served with artichoke and oyster stew and a fried crawfish boulette. Triptych of quail features Southern-fried, boudin-stuffed and absinthe-glazed quail. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Rib Room
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, 621 St. Louis St., (504) 529-7046; www.ribroomneworleans.com
Grilled hearts of romaine are topped with shaved Parmesan, orange zest, herb-marinated tomato, red onion, toasted croutons and nicoise olive Caesar dressing. Bouillabaisse features local seafood, andouille, Kalamata olives, cipollini onions, shaved fennel and angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Roux on Orleans
Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com/roux-on-orleans
Crab-stuffed chicken breast is topped with spicy Creole sauce and served with two sides. Strawberry salad includes spring greens, strawberries, candied pecans, Boursin cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Royal House Oyster Bar
441 Royal St., (504) 528-2601; www.royalhouserestaurant.com
Clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops sauteed with garlic and herbs are served with marinara over linguine. Char-grilled oysters are topped with Parmesan and butter. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

The Ruby Slipper
1005 Canal St. (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net
See Cochon Benedict features slow-cooked pork, eggs and hollandaise on a biscuit. Gulf Fish St. Peter is served with skewered shrimp, sauteed grape tomatoes and spinach, dill hollandaise and a fried cheesy grit cake. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

St. Lawrence
219 N. Peters St., (504) 525-4111; www.saintlawrencenola.com
Three pieces of fried chicken are served with collard greens, mashed potatoes and chicken and tasso gravy. The soft-shell BLT features a fried crab, green tomatoes, bacon, arugula and remoulade on a sesame Leidenheimer bun with potato salad on the side. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Saints & Sinners
627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola.com
The crawfish dinner platter includes a pound and a half of crawfish, potatoes, sausage and corn. Pops' Banging shrimp po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomato and pickles and served with french fries or coleslaw. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Mon., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Salon Restaurant by Sucre
622 Conti St., (504) 267-7098; www.restaurantsalon.com
Seared duck is served with Gorgonzola dolce, pomegranate caramel, watercress, marcona almonds and a soft egg. French onion soup is topped with a puff pastry and melted Gruyere. Reservations accepted. Brunch, lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$$

SoBou
310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095; www.sobounola.com
Grilled whole white shrimp are served with garlic confit and lemon juice. Yellowfin tuna is served in a cocktail glass with foie gras fondue, egg yolk, sunflower seeds and brioche toast. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Steamboat Natchez
Toulouse Street Wharf, 400 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8777; www.steamboatnatchez.com
The Steamboat Round is wagyu roast beef with natural jus, horseradish cream and truffle mustard. White chocolate bread pudding is a souffle of French bread in custard with white chocolate chips and vanilla bourbon milk punch sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sun. and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Sucre
622 Conti St., (504) 267-7098; www.shopsucre.com
The sweet shop serves gelato, chocolates, cookies, pastries, marshmallows and more. French-style macarons are airy cookie sandwiches filled with mousseline. Sorbet and gelato are available in flavors such as brown butter pecan, chocolate, coconut, strawberry and raspberry. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Sweet Things & Grill
806 Conti St., (504) 529-8311; www.sweetthingsdonuts.com
Mini burgers dressed with mustard, onions and pickles can be ordered individually or in a combo with fries and a drink. The big breakfast includes two eggs, bacon or sausage, grits or hash browns and toast or a biscuit. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Sylvain
625 Chartres St., (504) 265-8123; www.sylvainnola.com
Shaved Brussels sprouts are tossed with white balsamic vinaigrette and topped with thin-sliced apples, grated Grana Padano cheese and crushed hazelnuts. House-made pappardelle pasta is topped with Bolognese sauce — made with ground pork, beef, tomato, milk, garlic, celery, onions and carrots — and drizzled with grated Grana Padano cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Tableau
616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463; www.tableaufrenchquarter.com
Eggs Hussarde features poached eggs, grilled beef medallions, masa-fried Gulf oysters, a grilled tomato and red wine hollandaise. Chicken Tableau is an herb-roasted chicken breast and crispy boneless thigh served with bearnaise and potatoes. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Trinity
1117 Decatur Street, (504) 325-5789; www.trinityondecatur.com
Roasted polenta is topped with morel mushrooms, Parmesan, English peas and stewed onions. Braised pork shank comes with apple compote, roasted garlic and lentils. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tujague's Restaurant
823 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676; www.tujaguesrestaurant.com
House-made gnocchi are served with jumbo lump Louisiana crabmeat and wild mushroom sauce. Pan-seared Gulf fish comes with cauliflower, green beans amandine, green onions, brown butter and orange vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Vacherie
Hotel Ste. Marie, 827 Toulouse St., (504) 207-4532; www.vacherierestaurant.com
The boudin-stuffed deep fried hen is served on collard greens cooked with pork belly. A roast beef debris po-boy includes slow-cooked beef round with gravy on French bread and is served with roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Verti Marte
1201 Royal St., (504) 525-4767
The All That Jazz po-boy fills grilled French bread with ham, turkey, shrimp, American and Swiss cheeses, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes and house "Wow" sauce. Barbecued ribs are served with macaroni and cheese, baked beans and two vegetable sides. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $$

Wink's Bakery and Bistro
1218 Decatur St., (504) 309-2481; www.winksbakery.com
Buttermilk drops are made using McKenzie's recipe. Breakfast sandwiches feature an egg and choice of meat on toast. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $



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