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Fall Restaurant Guide 2014: Kenner & Beyond 

Brazilian Market & Cafe
2424 Williams Blvd., Suite N, Kenner, (504) 468-3533;
Pastel de carne are Brazilian-style beef empanadas in thin fried dough. Feijoada is a traditional black bean and pork stew made with salted pork, smoked pork ribs and smoked sausage and served with collard greens, orange slices and rice sprinkled with tapioca flour (farofa). Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Brick Oven Cafe
2805 Williams Blvd., Suite F, Kenner, (504) 466-2097;
Pasta jambalaya features chicken, duck, sausage, shrimp, bell peppers and onions in fettuccine with spicy marinara. The brick oven filet is a 10-ounce center-cut filet topped with minced garlic and served with spaghetti aglio e olio. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Chateau Cafe
701 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 461-9819; 3501 Chateau Blvd., Suite E4, Kenner, (504) 465-9444;
The barbecue shrimp wrap fills a garlic-herb tortilla with lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise. Southwestern chicken salad comes with corn, salsa, black beans, cheddar Jack cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, tortilla strips, romaine and ranch dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

El Gato Negro
3001 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan, (985) 307-0460;
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

Fong's Chinese & Cantonese Restaurant
2101 Williams Blvd., Suite G, Kenner, (504) 467-9928
Four Happiness includes beef, pork, shrimp and chicken served with stir-fried vegetables. General Fong's fried chicken is served with sweet and tart sauce. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

French Press Coffeehouse
3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-0276;
The chicken press features grilled chicken and pesto wrapped in a wheat tortilla with red peppers, tomatoes, lettuce and Swiss cheese. The Southern pecan latte is the signature drink. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Johnny Trauth's Seafood Bistro
2121 25th St., Kenner, (504) 471-0808;
Full or half slabs of baby back ribs are served with garlic mashed potatoes or red beans and rice, coleslaw and bread. Sauteed or fried oysters are served with garlic sauce and Parmesan cheese over pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Kenner Seafood
3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, (504) 466-4701;
The seafood house serves boiled crabs or shrimp, whole Dungeness crabs, fried seafood platters and a variety of char-grilled oysters with toppings including Rockefeller (spinach) and nacho (bacon, cheese and jalapeno). Fried soft-shell crab is served over angel hair pasta with crabmeat cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Kupcake Factory
819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 464-8884;
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

La Bella's
2118 Third St., Kenner, (504) 466-4675;
Fish tacos feature grilled fish in flour tortillas topped with thinly sliced cabbage slaw, avocado, pico de gallo and lime-dill sauce. The muffuletta combines Genoa salami, ham, provolone cheese and house-made olive salad on a toasted muffuletta bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

The Landing
Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Hotel, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611;
Louisiana crab cakes are panko crusted and pan seared. Gulf puppy drum is baked and topped with tropical crawfish salsa. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

30160 Hwy. 51 S., Akers, (985) 386-6666;
Thin-sliced, cornmeal-crusted fried catfish is served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Broiled flounder is topped with crabmeat and lemon butter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Ed's Restaurant
910 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030;
Stuffed bell peppers are filled with shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish. A fried half chicken plate includes a breast, thigh, wing and leg plus salad and french fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Ristorante da Piero
401 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 469-8585;
Crabmeat ravioli is served with sherry cream sauce. The Tuscan crepe is stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Sake Cafe
817 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite B, Kenner, (504) 468-8829;
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

Smitty's Seafood
2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-1647
Seafood platters feature fried shrimp, fish, oysters and a soft-shell crab. Paneed veal is topped with crawfish cheese sauce and served over pasta with salad and bread. The restaurant offers seasonal boiled seafood such as shrimp or crabs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Speakeasy Bar & Grill
4345 Williams Blvd., Suite F1, Kenner, (504) 466-4069;
Gumbo is made with white-meat chicken and andouille sausage and served over rice. The Italian meatball sandwich is topped with house-made marinara and provolone cheese and served with chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Stingray's Restaurant
1303 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner; (504) 443-4040;
The menu includes oysters on the half-shell, fried green tomatoes, po-boys, shrimp Creole, red beans and rice and more. The Stingray trio features garlic-butter-basted grilled catfish, shrimp and oysters. Zydeco catfish is pecan-flour fried catfish topped with crabmeat au gratin. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Treasure Island Buffet
5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000;
Evening dinner specials include prime rib on Thursdays and there are seafood buffets on Friday and Saturday. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse & Restaurant
769 W. Fifth St., LaPlace, (985) 652-9990;
House-made andouille is used to make the andouille burger, andouille chips, gumbo and more. Plantation veal is fried and served over pasta with shrimp, artichoke and mushroom-basil cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Arabi/Chalmette/New Orleans East | Bywater | CBD | Carrollton/University

Citywide | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter | Gentilly/Lakefront

Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge | Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview

Metairie | Mid-City/Treme | Uptown | Warehouse District

Northshore: Abita Springs | Covington | Madisonville | Mandeville | Outskirts | Slidell

West Bank: Algiers | Gretna | Harvey | Marrero | Outskirts


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