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Fall Restaurant Guide 2014: French Quarter 

5 Fifty 5
New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., (504) 553-5638; www.555canal.com
Redfish on the half shell includes grilled redfish, stir-fried spinach and cherry tomatoes. Lobster macaroni and cheese is cooked with white wine, cheese sauce, spinach and truffle oil and topped with Parmesan. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; www.acmeoyster.com
The New Orleans medley includes gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and grilled smoked sausage. The Peacemaker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters dressed with Tabasco-infused mayonnaise. 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's classic burger is made from a 10-ounce ground beef patty and served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

American Sports Saloon
1200 Decatur St., (504) 300-1782; www.facebook.com/americansportssaloon
Jumbo wings are served with a choice of house-made sauces such as barbecue, honey and brown sugar barbecue, cilantro and garlic lime-infused Buffalo sauce. The Black and Gold burger features blue cheese, crispy onions and applewood-smoked bacon. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Angeli On Decatur
1141 Decatur St., (504) 566-0077; www.angelineworleans.com
The chicken divalo pizza is topped with red pepper sauce, chicken, garlic and onions, and jalapenos are an optional addition. The chicken Caesar pita roll combines grilled chicken, lettuce and Caesar dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Antoine's Annex
513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com
The breakfast platter combines scrambled eggs, grits, hickory-smoked bacon and a biscuit or toast. The Caprese sandwich features thick-sliced mozzarella, Creole tomato, 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
Oysters Rockefeller, created here in 1899, are baked oysters covered with pureed greens (not spinach) and seasoned breadcrumbs. Alaska Antoine is the restaurant's signature baked Alaska dessert for two: 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; www.arnaudsrestaurant.com
Baked Louisiana oysters Bienville are topped with shrimp, mushrooms, green onions, herbs and white wine sauce. Shrimp Arnaud features Gulf shrimp in Arnaud's tangy Creole remoulade. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Attiki Bar and Grill
230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com
Seasoned, thinly sliced chicken is used in the chicken shawarma. Chicken artichoke pasta tops linguine with grilled chicken, artichokes, asparagus, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and creamy wine sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Bayona
430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www.bayona.com
Chef Susan Spicer incorporates a variety of local and global influences at her flagship restaurant. Sauteed wild mushrooms and Madeira cream reduction top multigrain croutons spread with creamy goat cheese. Tempura-battered smoked quail is served atop baby greens and sliced pears drizzled with bourbon molasses dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$$

Bayou Burger
503 Bourbon St., (504) 529-4256; www.bayouburger.com
Cochon nachos top house-fried tortilla chips with melted cheeses, house-smoked pulled pork with house barbecue sauce, coleslaw, onions and sour cream. The Ultimate Cure burger combines two burger patties and a grilled cheese bacon sandwich and dresses it with lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions and Tabasco mayonnaise on a brioche bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Bennachin
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-1230; www.bennachinrestaurant.com
Vegetarian jama jama ni makando features sauteed spinach with fried plantains and coconut rice. Ground peanut stew, available with beef or as a vegetarian version, is served over rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bistreaux
Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8000; www.maisondupuy.com/dining
Herbed gnocci is served with truffled brie cream and Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat. Quail and cabbage salad features pan-seared quail, smoked cranberry compote, shaved baby cabbage, dried cranberries, almonds, Parmesan and aged-sherry vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bourbon House
144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com
The restaurant offers an array of raw and chilled seafood at its raw bar. The Bourbon barbecue shrimp po-boy features rosemary, garlic, black pepper and bourbon sauce and comes with french fries. Gulf fish on the half shell comes with new potatoes, balsamic-glazed red onions and lemon beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Broussard's Restaurant
819 Conti St., (504) 581-3866; www.broussards.com
Pan-seared Georges Bank sea scallops are served with a cheese and potato galette, tomato fondue and spinach beurre blanc. Trout Louis Phillipe features Louisiana speckled trout with crawfish, shrimp and crab supreme, broccoli casserole and a potato croquette. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
429 Decatur St., (504) 522-5800; www.bubbagump.com
Forrest's Seafood Feast comes with fried shrimp, seafood hushpuppies, fish and chips, coleslaw and tartar, cocktail and remoulade sauces. Shrimper's Heaven includes hand-breaded coconut shrimp, cold shrimp, fried shrimp, tempura shrimp, french fries and dipping sauces. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Amelie
912 Royal St., (504) 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com
Slow-cooked spiced lamb shank is served with root vegetables and creamy grits. Ahi tuna glazed in honey, sesame, soy and ginger comes with julienned vegetables and soba noodles. 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 andouille omelette is made with local andouille and white cheddar and served with grits and french bread. The Cajun hash browns are country-style potatoes with andouille, bell peppers and onions served with scrambled eggs, grits and french bread. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Cafe Fleur-De-Lis
307 Chartres St., (504) 529-9641; www.nolalovescoffee.com
Shrimp and grits is a bowl of grits topped with seared shrimp and cheese. The Fleur-de-lis omelet combines crawfish tails, provolone, bell peppers and onions. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Giovanni
117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni.com
Jumbo Gulf shrimp are served in a sweet and spicy sauce with portobello mushrooms, fried green tomatoes and Italian cheese grits. A roasted half duck glazed with sweet Marsala and roasted garlic is served with garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Maspero
601 Decatur St., (504) 523-6250; www.cafemaspero.com
The muffuletta combines pastrami, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on a bun. A corned beef sandwich is dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickle and Creole mustard and served on a choice of bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Pontalba
546 St. Peter St., (504) 522-1180
Catfish pecan is a paneed catfish fillet served with lemon-butter-pecan sauce, Cajun potatoes and vegetables. Spicy Cajun pasta is tossed with andouille and crawfish tails. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Soule
720 St. Louis St., (504) 304-4636; www.cafesoule.com
Crabmeat-stuffed snapper is served with lemon aioli and Creole vegetable ratatouille. Eggplant Pierre features Louisiana shrimp stuffed between layers of eggplant with cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cane & Table
1113 Decatur St., (504) 581-1112; www.caneandtablenola.com
Caribbean peas and rice features popcorn rice and petite red peas cooked with turmeric, ginger root, allspice and Jamaican curry served with house-made chili vinegar and andouille. Pineapple carpaccio features thinly sliced grilled pineapple topped with baby arugula, pickled jalapenos, P'tit Basque cheese and crispy mushrooms. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Carousel Bar and Lounge
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com
The Mini Monte includes a pair of 3-inch po-boys (one fried oyster, one fried shrimp) dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickle and remoulade. Seafood beignets include two blue crab and two crawfish beignets with brown butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Central Grocery
923 Decatur St., (504) 523-1670; www.centralgroceryneworleans.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) 586-8383; www.chartreshouse.com
Cashew-crusted redfish is topped with praline-cashew sauce and served with Cajun potatoes and steamed vegetables. The Chartres burger combines a grilled half-pound Angus beef patty, a hot sausage patty, provolone cheese and garlic mayonnaise on a jalapeno-cheddar bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards.  $$

Clover Grill
900 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1010; www.clovergrill.com
The retro-style diner serves breakfast and sandwiches all day. Chicken-fried steak comes with two eggs, toast and hash browns or grits. Biscuits and gravy features country gravy on an open-face biscuit. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Coop's Place
1109 Decatur St., (504) 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net
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 chicken Caesar wrap bundles marinated chicken, romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan and Caesar dressing in a tortilla. Monkey buns feature fried beignets stuffed with banana, sugar, cinnamon and cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Corner Oyster House
500 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2999; www.corneroysterhouse.com
Crawfish and chicken Homerun is a marinated grilled chicken breast topped with crawfish, bell pepper and mushroom sauce and served with rice. Gumbolaya is chicken and sausage gumbo topped with jambalaya. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Country Flame
620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138
Seafood soup brims with crabmeat, catfish, shrimp and fried plantains. Fried tilapia is topped with tomato sauce and served with fried plantains and white rice. 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 seafood Orleans omelet is made with crawfish, crabmeat, shrimp, onions, red and green peppers and garlic in cream sauce. A roasted Chappapeela Farms half duck is glazed with bourbon and Steen's cane syrup and served with asparagus and sweet jalapeno cornbread. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$

Crescent City Brewhouse
527 Decatur St., (504) 522-0571; www.crescent- citybrewhouse.com
Jumbo Gulf shrimp are stuffed with crabmeat, jalapenos, green onions and seasoned bread crumbs and broiled with asparagus, fingerling potatoes and beurre blanc. Smoked pork ribs are served with creamy mac and cheese, white beans and coleslaw. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Criollo Restaurant & Lounge
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola.com
The shrimp, blue crab and avocado appetizer features chilled shrimp, crab, guacamole and spicy tomato coulis. Pan-roasted Covey Rise Farms Muscovy duck breast is served with caramelized clementine citrus, wild rice pilaf and Marsala gastrique. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Croissant D'or
617 Ursulines Ave., (504) 524-4663; www.croissantdornola.com
The bakery offers an array of croissants, fruit tarts, cookies, quiches and more. The ham and Swiss cheese sandwich is served on a flaky house-baked croissant. Almond croissants are filled with almond paste and topped with almond slices. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Daisy Dukes
121 Chartres St., (504) 561-5171; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com
The New Orleans sampler features red beans and rice, etouffee, a cup of gumbo, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. The seafood omelet contains crawfish, shrimp, tomatoes, kale and mushrooms, and cheese is an optional addition. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Deanie's Seafood8
41 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 shrimp po-boy features Cajun-seasoned shrimp, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato with pickles on the side. Southern pot roast features home-style beef roast topped with brown gravy and served with mashed potatoes. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar
300 Bourbon St., (504) 586-0300; www.sonesta.com/royalneworleans
Shrimp and grits are served with tasso and spicy cream sauce. Char-broiled oysters Desire are topped with garlic butter, Parmesan and Creole seasoning. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap
132 Royal St., (504) 309-4797; www.olesaint.com
The restaurant offers a range of regional dishes and a large selection of Louisiana craft beers. Mississippi rabbit pot pie is made with corn, carrots and cherry tomatoes. Blackened Des Allemands catfish meuniere is served with stewed mustard greens over Anson Mills grits. Reservations accepted. 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. Roasted Chappapeela Farms duck is served with Louisiana citrus duck demi-glace over sweet potato and andouille rice pilaf and citrus arugula salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

El Gato Negro
81 French Market Place, (504) 525-9752; www.elgatonegronola.com
Pineapple-habanero-glazed shrimp is sauteed with mushroom and red bell peppers. The Michoacan mixed grill includes aged skirt steak, chicken breast, jumbo Gulf shrimp, sauteed vegetables and chimichurri sauce. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Felipe's Taqueria
301 N. Peters St., (504) 288-8226; www.felipestaqueria.com
The grilled chicken super burrito is filled with guacamole, pico de gallo, grilled corn and pickled jalapenos. Al pastor tacos fill two grilled corn tortillas with guajillo marinated pork, cilantro, red onions and guacamolillo sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Frank's Restaurant
933 Decatur St., (504) 525-1602
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. $$

French Market Restaurant
1001 Decatur St., (504) 400-7900; www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com
The seafood house offers a variety of 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. $$

GW Fins
808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467; www.gwfins.com
Chef Tenney Flynn prepares seafood from around the globe. Scalibut includes halibut, sea scallops, sugar snap peas, lobster risotto and pea shoot butter. Sauteed red snapper is served with shrimp etouffee, long grain rice and lobster butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Galatoire's 33 Bar and Steak
215 Bourbon St., (504) 335-3932; www.galatoires33barandsteak.com
The steakhouse offers an a la carte selection of steaks, including a 16-ounce New York strip that's been aged for 28 days. Lobster chop salad features Maine lobster meat over mixed greens, roasted beets, avocado and tarragon dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021; www.galatoires.com
The Creole grande dame is known for classic dishes such as fried or broiled trout meuniere amandine. 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 and checks. $$$

Galvez Restaurant
914 N. Peters St., (504) 595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant.com
Pato al sarten is a pan-seared duck breast served with roasted potatoes, vegetables and pomegranate demi-glace. Pan-seared catch of the day is served with a crab cake, shrimp, crawfish cream sauce and a grit cake. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Gazebo Cafe
1016 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; www.gazebocafenola.com
The menu features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daiquiris. The New Orleans sampler includes jambalaya, gumbo and red beans and rice. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, (504) 301-3347; www.greengoddessrestaurant.com
Formosan beef is served two ways: in a banh mi with hoisin glaze or on scallion pancakes with sweet pickled vegetables and salad. Sweet potato biscuits are baked in house. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Grill
540 Chartres St., (504) 522-1800
The menu, similar to the one offered at The Camellia Grill, includes the Doc Brinker's special, featuring two beef patties and Swiss cheese on rye with sides of coleslaw and chili. Roast beef slathered in gravy fills a 10-inch po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Gumbo Shop
630 St. Peter St., (504) 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com
Chicken Espagnole is a half chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic over rice with vegetables. Traditional crawfish etouffee is served over rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Hard Rock Cafe
125 Bourbon St., (504) 529-5617; www.hardrock.com/neworleans
The menu includes burgers, ribs, barbecued chicken, salads, steaks and gourmet comfort food such as macaroni and cheese with grilled chicken. The Fiesta burger is topped with Jack cheese, roasted jalapeno salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo and lettuce on a brioche bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

House Of Blues
225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com/neworleans
Shrimp and grits features jumbo shrimp simmered in chipotle garlic cream sauce over a crispy fried grits-cake served with sweet teardrop tomatoes. Grilled flatbread is filled with basil pesto, oven-dried tomatoes and a blend of cheeses. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Irene's Cuisine
539 St. Philip St., (504) 529-8811Oysters Irene features six oysters on the half-shell topped with Romano cheese, pancetta and pimiento peppers. Lasagna combines house-made pasta, ricotta, Italian sausage and ground veal in marinara sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Italian Barrel
430 Barracks St., (504) 569-0198; www.italianbarrel.com
Pumpkin ravioli features house-made pasta filled with pumpkin sauteed in butter and sage. The grilled 12-ounce center-cut filet mignon is served with sauteed potatoes and creamy green peppercorn sauce or dolce Gorgonzola sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Jager Haus German Restaurant & Bar
833 Conti St., (504) 525-9200; www.jager-haus.com
Sauerbraten is marinated beef sirloin served in sweet and sour gravy with spaetzle. The Munich plate includes weiner schnitzel, a Bavarian-style pork chop, German-style meatloaf, bratwurst, knackwurst, sauerkraut, spaetzle, potato salad, red cabbage and mustard. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Jimmy J's Cafe
115 Chartres St., (504) 309-9360; www.jimmyjscafe.com
The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Chicken sandwich features a lightly battered chicken breast, Neuske's ham and bacon, Swiss cheese and tasso bechamel on a brioche bun. Cochon eggs Benedict features slow-braised pork, poached eggs, jalapeno hollandaise and a biscuit. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Johnny's Po-Boys
511 St. Louis St., (504) 524-8129; www.johnnyspoboys.com
The muffuletta features ham, imported salami, whole-milk mozzarella and house-made olive salad on an Italian bun. The Johnny's special features beef, grilled ham and American and Swiss cheeses on French bread or Texas toast. Breakfast and lunch daily. No reservations. Cash only. $

K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
416 Chartres St., (504) 596-2530; www.kpauls.com
The restaurant serves its founder Paul Prudhomme's style of south Louisiana cooking. 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, potato and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Killer Po-Boys
Erin Rose Bar, 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys.com
The coriander-lime seared Gulf shrimp po-boy is dressed with marinated cucumber, carrots, radishes and local herbs. A vegetarian po-boy combines roasted eggplant, black-eyed pea puree, house-made pickled cucumbers, onion, bell pepper, arugula and roasted red pepper puree. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Cash only. $

Kingfish
337 Chartres St., (504) 598-5005; www.kingfishneworleans.com
Smoked rabbit gumbo with fresh sorrel sausage is served with dirty brown basmati rice. Every Man a King fish is Himalayan salt brick-seared pompano topped with lemons, roasted pecan butter and red onion marmalade. Lunch and dinner daily. Reservations recommended. Credit cards. $$$

La Divina Gelateria
621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com
The porchetta panino features slow-roasted pork marinated with fennel, herbs and balsamic vinegar and served in its own gravy with tomato slices on ciabatta. Popular gelato flavors include Azteca, a spicy chocolate, and bourbon-pecan made with Maker's Mark. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Landry's
400 N. Peters St., (504) 558-0038; www.landrysseafood.com
The seafood house offers an array of shellfish and Gulf and deep-sea fish. Shrimp en brochette is served with seafood stuffing, pepper Jack cheese, jalapenos wrapped in bacon and Mornay sauce. The Zydeco platter features fried fish and shrimp, crawfish etouffee, frog legs, boudin and alligator sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Louisiana Bistro
337 Dauphine St., (504) 525-3335; www.louisianabistro.net
The "feed me" option offers three- to five-course meals with dishes selected by the chef. Creole surf and turf features pan-roasted filet mignon topped with crawfish tail scampi. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen
95 French Market Place, (504) 522-9500; www.lpkfrenchquarter.com
Roasted chicken pizza is topped with black beans, avocado, cilantro, jalapenos, Roma tomatoes, mozzarella and sour cream. Artichoke ravioli features cheese-stuffed pasta shells sauteed with pesto cream sauce, artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

M Bistro
The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal St., third floor, (504) 670-2828; www.ritzcarlton.com
The menu features classic and updated Creole dishes. Blackened redfish is served with tomato gravy, fried okra, dirty rice and black-eyed peas. Pan-seared crab cakes come atop crawfish risotto. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Magnolia Grill
1122 Decatur St., (504) 566-6003; www.magnoliagrillofnola.com
The Magnolia Special is a triple-decker sandwich layered with turkey, bacon, ham, American and Swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomato and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread. The fried seafood platter includes shrimp, calamari, catfish, oysters and a house-made crab cake. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Market Cafe
1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com
Crawfish beignets are deep-fried fritters filled with crawfish and served with Cajun dipping sauce. The Taste of New Orleans platter includes gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Marti's
1041 Dumaine St., (504) 522-5478; www.martisnola.com
Seared scallops are served with local butterbeans, white truffles, cipollini onions and an heirloom tomato-preserved lemon vinaigrette. Whole quail is served with sausage and brioche stuffing, a local summer corn tartlette and sherry jus. Reservations recommended. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Maximo's Italian Grill
1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www.maximosgrill.com
Filet Caprese is an 8-ounce filet topped with tomato and mozzarella and served with sauteed spinach and Bourbon glaze. Spicy shrimp carbonara includes Italian cherry peppers and house-made spinach fettuccini. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Meals From the Heart Cafe
1100 N. Peters St., Suite 13, (504) 525-1953; www.mealsfromtheheartcafe.com
Crab cake Passion is lump crabmeat served with mixed greens, tomatoes and garlic-lemon remoulade. Gluten-free, low-sodium gumbo combines okra, shrimp, turkey sausage and chicken in organic broth with tomatoes, red onions, bell pepper, garlic and celery. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Meauxbar
942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com
Pork belly and crispy scallops come with kimchi vinaigrette, cashews and sherry-orange gastrique. Louisiana Gulf fish amandine is served with rice pilaf and Louisiana green beans. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Mena's Palace
200 Chartres St., (504) 525-0217; www.menaspalace.com
Baked chicken is served with dirty rice and beet salad. Creole tomato salad includes bell pepper, onion, capers, olives and feta in olive oil. 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 in their shells with butter and Worcestershire sauce and French bread for dipping. Gumbo ya-ya is a country-style gumbo filled 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.mredsoysterbar.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Mister Gregory's
806 N. Rampart St., (504) 407-3780; www.mistergregorys.com
The Parisian sandwich combines turkey breast, Havarti cheese, roasted red peppers, almonds and garlic aioli. The Boeuf sandwich features local roast beef, caramelized onion, Swiss cheese and horseradish cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mona Lisa Restaurant
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-6746
Mardi Gras pasta combines 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 daily. Credit cards. $$

Morton's The Steakhouse
The Shops at Canal Place, 365 Canal St., (504) 566-0221; www.mortons.com/neworleans
A 12-ounce bone-in filet is topped with blue cheese butter and served over caramelized onions. Heirloom baby carrots are sauteed with butter and fresh parsley. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Muriel's Jackson Square
801 Chartres St., (504) 568-1885; www.muriels.com
Pecan-crusted puppy drum is served with roasted pecans and Louisiana crabmeat relish. Goat cheese-filled crepes are topped with sauteed Gulf shrimp in a buttery sauce of chardonnay, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
500 Chartres St., (504) 524-9752; www.napoleonhouse.com
The house specialty is a warm muffuletta with ham, Genoa salami, pastrami, olive salad, Swiss and provolone cheeses. Spicy jambalaya is studded with chicken and sausage. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NOLA Restaurant
534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/nola-restaurant
Louisiana blue crab cakes are served with Creole corn maque choux and green tomato chow chow. Wood-oven baked duck confit and fried egg pizza is finished with arugula, Parmesan and truffle oil. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Oceana Grill
739 Conti St., (504) 525-6002; www.oceanagrill.com
Redfish Oceana is topped with mushroom-crawfish cream sauce and served with vegetables and roasted garlic potatoes. Cajun jambalaya pasta features shrimp, alligator sausage and bell peppers in Creole sauce tossed with fettuccine. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Olivier's Creole Restaurant
204 Decatur St., (504) 525-7734; www.oliviersCreole.com
Eggplant Olivier features flash-fried eggplant medallions served with shrimp, chicken, andouille and crawfish tails in garlic, basil and brandy sauce. Braised Creole rabbit is served with Creole gravy, oyster dressing and rice pilaf. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Original Pierre Maspero's
440 Chartres St., (504) 524-8990; www.originalpierremasperos.com
French onion soup features a dark broth with smothered onions topped with a Swiss and provolone cheese crouton. Grilled chicken Caesar salad features marinated grilled chicken, romaine and seasoned croutons topped with Parmesan. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$

Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro
720 Orleans Ave., (504) 523-1930; www.orleansgrapevine.com
Black mussels are steamed in saffron tomato broth and served with jumbo lump crabmeat, applewood-smoked bacon and basil aioli. Herbed rack of lamb comes with truffled mashed potatoes, baby vegetables and brandy-peppercorn demi-glace. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Palace Cafe
605 Canal St., (504) 523-1661; www.palacecafe.com
The menu features contemporary Creole dishes such as crabmeat cheesecake baked with a pecan crust and topped with wild mushroom sauce and Creole meuniere. For dessert, there's white chocolate bread pudding. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur St., (504) 525-0200; www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com
Creole beef Indienne is simmered with tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, garlic, onions and spices and served with mango chutney and rice. Chicken Ambrosia is a sauteed chicken breast served with fennel-Pernod cream sauce over spinach fettuccine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Pelican Club
312 Exchange Place, (504) 523-1504; www.pelicanclub.com
Pan-seared scallops are served with steamed artichoke hearts and leaves and lemon butter. The duckling trio includes duck leg confit, pan-seared breast, Asian barbecued duck, Louisiana citrus cherry sauce and dirty rice. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Pere Antoine Restaurant
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. 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. $$

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

Pier 424 Seafood Market
424 Bourbon St., (504) 309-1574; www.pier424seafoodmarket.com
Grilled drum fillet is topped with blue crabmeat 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 for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave., (504) 523-0120; www.portofcallnola.com
This restaurant and bar 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. Burgers feature thick, hand-formed half-pound patties. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Quarter Master Deli
1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; www.quartermasterdeli.net
This corner shop offers sandwiches and entrees from the deli counter plus snacks, chips and drinks. The grilled chicken sandwich is dressed with honey mustard, lettuce and tomato. The club sandwich features turkey, ham, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

Ralph & Kacoo's
519 Toulouse St., (504) 522-5226; www.ralphandkacoos.com
Mahi mahi Bourbon Street is served with grilled shrimp, creamy hollandaise, braised potatoes and vegetables. Pan-seared redfish Ponchartrain is served with lump crabmeat, tomatoes and Vieux Carre sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. 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 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
A sister restaurant to Arnaud's, Remoulade features classic and contemporary Creole dishes. The Taste of Louisiana includes a bowl of turtle soup, a Natchitoches meat pie and crawfish etouffee. New Orleans-style stuffed crabs are topped with buttered breadcrumbs and baked in the shell. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Restaurant R'evolution
777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola.com
Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto offer an array of options including charcuterie and caviar tasting platters. Death by Gumbo features andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail finished tableside with a ladle of gumbo. Beer-battered crab beignets are served with remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Rib Room
621 St. Louis St., (504) 529-7045; www.ribroomneworleans.com
Prime rib is seasoned with sea salt, roasted with herbs and served au jus with salad and a baked potato. Roasted grouper is served with cauliflower steak, leeks, fingerling potatoes and brown butter vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Richard Fiske's Martini Bar & Restaurant
Chateau LeMoyne, 301 Dauphine St., (504) 586-0972; www.richardfiskes.com
Chef Nick Giles' contemporary continental menu includes Cajun-seared Maine scallops with Louisiana crabmeat beignets, grilled corn relish and herb aioli. Chicken saltimbocca features chicken sauteed with wild mushrooms, sage, Marsala and demi-glace and served with Lyonnaise fingerling potatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily, late-night Sat.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Roux on Orleans
717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com/roux-on-orleans
New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are served head-on in an Abita beer-based sauce with grilled French bread. Pan-seared redfish is served with jambalaya, vegetables and Creole sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Royal House Oyster Bar
441 Royal St., (504) 528-2601; www.royalhouserestaurant.com
Seafood beignets feature fried redfish or oysters and are topped with Crystal hot sauce beurre blanc, cane syrup and powdered sugar. Baby spinach salad is tossed with craisins, pecans, Granny Smith apples and blue cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$

The Ruby Slipper Cafe
1005 Canal St., (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net
See Faubourg Marigny section for restaurant description.

St. Lawrence
219 N. Peters St., (504) 525-4111; www.saintlawrencenola.com
The pulled pork po-boy consists of slow-cooked pork shoulder, mirliton slaw and house barbecue sauce and comes with baked beans. Crawfish deviled eggs are topped with boiled crawfish tails. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Saints & Sinners
627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola.com
The menu includes gourmet versions of Southern and Creole dishes and hot boiled crawfish. Crawfish macaroni and cheese is a popular item. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Salt 'n' Pepper
403 Iberville St., (504) 561-6070
Paneer tikka masala features Indian cottage cheese, sauteed spinach, tomato and spicy gravy. Chicken tikka masala is spiced chicken in creamy tomato sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Samurai
239 Decatur St., (504) 525-9595; www.samuraineworleans.com
The New Orleans roll features crawfish topped with seasoned soft-shell crab. Baked mussels are served with roe and creamy Japanese sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SoBou
310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095; www.sobounola.com
Chili- and Creole mustard-brushed Gulf fish comes with lemon-grilled black kale, roasted shiitake mushrooms and smoked tomato consomme. Small bites include yellowfin tuna cones with pineapple ceviche and basil avocado ice cream and shrimp and tasso pinchos skewered with pineapple and served with ghost pepper jelly. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Somethin' Else Cafe
620 Conti St., (504) 373-6439; www.somethinelsecafe.com
The shrimp burger features an 8-ounce ground Louisiana shrimp patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, avocado, applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and special sauce on a bun, served with chips. Spicy boudin balls are deep fried hunks of pulled pork, rice and seasonings and are served with remoulade. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Star Steak and Lobster House
237 Decatur St., (504) 525-6151; www.starsteak.com
Stuffed Cajun filet mignon is an 8-ounce steak stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish and served with red wine-mushroom sauce. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features head-on shrimp cooked with olive oil, basil, bay leaf and rosemary in lemon pepper butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Steamboat Natchez
Toulouse Street Wharf, 400 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8777; www.steamboatnatchez.com
The dinner cruise features Cajun and Creole-inspired dishes including blackened pork loin with Creole mustard sauce. File gumbo brims with shrimp, andouille and chicken. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Sweet Palate
519 St. Louis St., (504) 522-5150; www.thesweetpalate.com
The sweet shop serves chocolates, saltwater taffy, cookies and more. Gelato is available in flavors such as caramel toffee. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Sylvain
625 Chartres St., (504) 265-8123; www.sylvainnola.com
Southern antipasti features seasonal pickles, artisan cheese, a pickled farm egg, house-cured meats, house-made mustard, black-eyed pea hummus and Wild Flour bread. Pan-fried pork shoulder cakes are served with Coosa Valley grits, braised greens and mustard jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Tableau
616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463; www.tableaufrenchquarter.com
Eggs Hussarde features poached eggs and grilled beef medallions topped with tomatoes, red wine hollandaise and masa-fried oysters. The Grand Royale platter includes crabmeat ravigote, shrimp remoulade, truffled crab fingers and oysters en brochette. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tony Moran's Italian Restaurant
240 Bourbon St., (504) 524-0113; www.tonymorans.com
Tony's Mediterranean pasta features crawfish tails sauteed in white wine with diced tomatoes, capers, black olives and garlic and served with linguine. The buffa ballo is a large meatball served with spaghetti and marinara sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tujague's Restaurant
823 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676; www.tujagues.com
Blackened redfish is served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Fried oysters top spinach salad with blue cheese, red onion, spiced pecans and warm bacon 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
Rabbit cassoulet is slow-cooked and served with collard greens, navy beans and leeks. The Taste of Vacherie sampler includes seafood and okra gumbo, crawfish etouffee, smothered collard greens and fried green tomatoes with remoulade. 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. Barbecue ribs are served with macaroni and cheese, baked beans and two vegetable sides. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $


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