Diners can assemble a cheese plate from 20 varieties of soft, semi-soft, hard and blue cheeses. Baked brie is served with toasted walnuts and fig preserves. No reservations. Late lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $
This bar features craft cocktails with an emphasis on pre-Prohibition recipies. A menu of specialty drinks caters to a range of tastes. The Final Final is made with Laphroaig Scotch, Fernet, simple syrup and allspice. Snacks from the adjoining Grill Room are available. Open Thu.-Sat. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Thu.-Sat.
Willie Mae's is known for its fried chicken. Vegan and vegetarian sides include red beans and rice, mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. Bread pudding is served with chocolate rum sauce. No reservations. St. Ann Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
Prepared food options include pizza, baked goods, sandwiches, a salad bar and more. Smoked mozzarella pasta salad features penne, spinach, roasted red peppers, smoked mozzarella, Parmesan and parsley. Salmon is available grilled or roasted. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
The Carnival platter includes barbecued pork, chicken, sausage and brisket with house sauces and two side items. The barbecue-stuffed baked potato is loaded with butter, cheese, sour cream, green onions and a choice of pork, brisket or smoked chicken. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
The menu of original and classic Creole dishes includes fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade. Slow-roasted duck and andouille etouffee is served with jalapeno cornbread and pepper jelly. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Standard diner fare like omelets, pancakes and biscuits are the cornerstone of this cafe’s extensive menu. Savory lunch and dinner options include fried shrimp, catfish and oyster platters, gumbo and po-boys. Daily specials range from red beans and rice on Mondays to white beans and smothered pork chops on Thursdays and seafood specials like stuffed shrimp on Fridays. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, open 24 hours Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $
Buffalo wings are tossed in house wing sauce and served with blue cheese. Roast beef po-boys are dressed with garlicky brown gravy, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $
Smoked fennel-crusted pork prime rib is served with smashed white beans and andouille over smokehouse pork jus. A blueberry-allspice waffle is topped with a soft poached egwg and braised duck and served with whiskey-spiked syrup and Grand Marnier duck jus. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
This venerable jazz club hosts national touring acts as well as local favorites — just as it has for more than 30 years. Wednesday is comedy night. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
The menu includes tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, burritos, burgers, salads and more. Carnitas tacos feature pulled pork in corn tortillas with avocado, red onion, tomatillo sauce, rice and beans. Fajita platters feature a choice of grilled shrimp, steak or chicken with tortillas, peppers and onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
These sweet shops serve chocolates, cookies, pastries, marshmallows and more. French-style macarons are airy cookie sandwiches filled with mousse. Sorbet and gelato are available in flavors such as brown butter pecan, chocolate, coconut, strawberry and raspberry. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $
Breaux Bridge Benedict features house-made boudin, smoked ham, American cheese, poached eggs and hollandaise on French bread. The fried oyster po-boy comes dressed with coleslaw, remoulade and cocktail sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Fish Marigny features a fried fillet topped with Gulf shrimp in Creole cream sauce. New Orleans-style shell-on barbecue shrimp are sauteed with butter, garlic, rosemary and cayenne. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Chopped tuna tartare is mixed with mango, nuts and scallions and served with guacamole and focaccia. Court-bouillon features pan-seared red snapper, thick tomato-based sauce with rosemary and garlic, jasmine rice and black beans. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$