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Fall Restaurant Guide 2013: Gentilly/ Lakefront 

click to enlarge Sesame-crusted tuna is one of the seafood dishes at Brisbi’s Lakefront Restaurant & Bar.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Sesame-crusted tuna is one of the seafood dishes at Brisbi’s Lakefront Restaurant & Bar.

Adrian's Bakery
4710 Paris Ave., (504) 282-2283;
Praline pound cake is an old-fashioned butter pound cake coated with praline icing. Cinnamon rolls are made with sweet king cake dough and butter and topped with vanilla frosting, cinnamon sugar and raisins. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Brooks Seahorse Saloon
1648 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 218-4217
Burgers feature 8-ounce patties grilled to order, and chicken sandwiches feature fried chicken. Both are dressed with lettuce, tomato and onion. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Gentilly
5325 Franklin Ave., (504) 281-4220;
Crab cake Benedict is French bread topped with poached eggs, a hand-made crawfish sausage patty and hollandaise. Breakfast is available all day, and the creamed spinach, crawfish and Swiss cheese omelet can be served in a po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.

Canseco's Market
5217 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 218-8426;
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Hickory Prime BBQ
6001 France Road, (504) 418-6804;
Carolina-style pulled pork is cooked for 12 hours over hickory and white oak and served on a platter with two sides. Slow-smoked Texas-style brisket also is available on a platter with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Juju Bag Cafe
5363 Franklin Ave., (504) 872-0969
Friday specials include char-grilled oysters and grilled shrimp kebabs. The Mixed Bag combines shrimp, chicken, fish and sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Wed-Sun., dinner and late night Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

The Munch Factory
6325 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 324-5372;
Aunt Irma's Hawaiian tuna salad features seared rare tuna, mixed greens, toasted sesame seeds, wonton strips, avocado, cucumber and sweet-and-spicy Asian dressing. Whole and half racks of barbecued ribs come with spaghetti salad and "Elysian peels" potato skins. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue. – Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Sammy's Food Service & Deli
3000 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 947-0675;
The stuffed shrimp plate includes gumbo, Gulf shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and fried shrimp with dipping sauce. The seafood-stuffed tomato is drizzled with remoulade. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Sassafras Creole & Seafood Restaurant
2501 Leon C. Simon Drive, (504) 288-3939;
Stuffed bell peppers are filled with beef, shrimp and crabmeat and served with baked macaroni, green beans and salad. The Crabellini features fried crab cakes with capellini tossed with sauteed crawfish tails and mushrooms and pesto sauce. It's served with salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bywater | Carrollton/University | CBD | Citywide | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter

Gentilly/Lakefront | Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge | Kenner | Lakeview | Metairie

Mid-City/Treme | New Orleans East/Chalmette | Northshore | Uptown | Warehouse District | West Bank


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