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click to enlarge An appetizer sampler includes barbecued ribs, fried shrimp, dumplings and more at Five Happiness.

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An appetizer sampler includes barbecued ribs, fried shrimp, dumplings and more at Five Happiness.

Fare Food Apothecary
4838 Magazine St., (504) 302-9171; www.facebook.com/farefoodforhealth
Carrot cake cupcakes are topped with cinnamon, raisins and vanilla icing. Orange-cranberry muffins are made with fresh cranberries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Fat Harry's
4330 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9582
The double slider with cheese includes two patties, two slices of American cheese, grilled onions and pickles. The Fat's pork and cheese features house-cooked pulled pork over macaroni and cheese with barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Fatoush
2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 371-5074; www.fatoushrestaurantnola.com
Beef moussaka con- sists of roasted eggplant, sliced potato, zucchini and beef topped with bechamel and mozzarella. Grilled lamb chops are served with white rice or bulgur pilaf, lettuce, tomatoes, sumac, onion and sliced beets. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Fausto's Bistro
530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7121; www.faustosbistro.com
Parmesan-crusted Gulf fish is topped with lump crabmeat, crushed tomatoes, white wine and lemon butter sauce and served with wilted spinach with rosemary potatoes. Italian sausage is sauteed with peppers, onions, garlic, Italian herbs and marinara and served over angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Fazzio's Restaurant
1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704; www.fazziosrestaurant.com
The Black-N-Bleu is a Caesar salad topped with blackened sirloin and blue cheese. Da' Fazz shrimp are lightly breaded fried shrimp tossed in Asian-inspired sweet-and-tangy glaze. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Feelings Cafe
2600 Chartres St., (504) 945-2222; www.feelingscafebar.com
Country fried chicken Clemenceau features sauteed peas, mushrooms and brabant potatoes. Shrimp remoulade is made with chef Warren Leruth's recipe. Reservations accepted. Lunch Friday, dinner Tue.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Felipe's Taqueria
176 Town Center Parkway, Slidell, (985) 288-1210; 301 N. Peters St., (504) 288-8226; 411 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 288-8226; 6215 S. Miro St., (504) 288-8226; www.felipestaqueria.com
The grilled chicken super burrito includes guacamole, pico de gallo, grilled corn and pickled jalapenos. 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. $

click to enlarge The Rum and the Lash - at Finn McCool’s - Irish Pub serves - a cheeseburger - with fries. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • The Rum and the Lash at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub serves a cheeseburger with fries.

Finn McCool's Irish Pub
3701 Banks St., (504) 486-9080; www.finnmccools.com
Chicken wings are served with red pepper Buffalo sauce, Captain Porkenheimer barbecue sauce or Asian-style fish sauce. Pimiento cheese is served with bacon marmalade and toasted rye bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Citywide; www.fiveguys.com
Bacon cheeseburgers are served with a choice of toppings such as jalapenos, grilled onions, mushrooms, pickles and barbecue sauce. Bacon and cheese top a hot dog. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Five Happiness
3605 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935; www.fivehappiness.com
Fried tilapia is served with vegetables and ginger, garlic and scallion sauce. Shrimp and eggplant are sauteed with basil. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Flaming Torch Restaurant
737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com
Grilled salmon is topped with crabmeat and mango salsa. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are served over grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards.  $$$

Fogo de Chao
JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal St., (504) 412-8900; www.fogodechao.com/location/new-orleans
The Brazilian churrasco-style buffet dinner is built around grilled meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken grilled over open flame. Forbidden Black Rice Salad is seasoned with sea salt and garlic and mixed with mango and mint. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Fong's Chinese & Cantonese Restaurant
2101 Williams Blvd., Suite G, Kenner, (504) 467-9928
Fong's Triple Treat is a stir-fry of shrimp, pork, chicken and vegetables. Boneless Mandarin chicken is served with brown sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Fountain Lounge
The Roosevelt Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, (504) 648-5486; www.therooseveltneworleans.com
Duck confit quesadillas include Emmental cheese, fig jam and chipotle dipping sauce. Pan-seared scallops are served with avocado pudding, smoked bacon, watercress and apple gastrique. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Fox and Hound Sports Grille
1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Metairie, (504) 731-6000; www.foxandhound.com
The Black Forest sandwich features grilled turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard on a Bavarian pretzel roll with Parmesan-crusted fries. Boneless chicken wings are tossed in a choice of hot sauce and served with celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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

Frankie and Johnny's Restaurant
321 Arabella St., (504) 243-1234; www.frankieandjohnnys.net
Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, Parmesan and butter. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crabs and okra. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Franklin
2600 Dauphine St., (504) 267-0640; www.thefranklinnola.com
Steak tartare is served with a fried poached egg, asparagus gribiche and roe. Grilled baby octopus is served with harissa potatoes, beet gastrique and charred lemon. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

French Market Restaurant
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. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

French Press Coffeehouse
2120 David Drive, Metairie, (504) 456-7835; 3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-0276; 3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 598-5274; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.com
The chicken wrap features grilled chicken, red peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, Swiss cheese and pesto in a wheat tortilla. Pesto chicken salad includes grilled chicken, spinach, lettuce, Parmesan, tomatoes, cucumber and creamy pesto-Parmesan dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

French Truck Coffee
4536 Dryades St., (504) 702-1900; www.frenchtruckcoffee.com
The croissant breakfast sandwich includes bacon, egg, cheddar and tomato jam. Tarragon chicken salad is made with apple and lemon zest and served on a sandwich or over mixed greens. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Friends Coastal Restaurant
407 St. Tammany St., Madisonville, (985) 246-3370; www.geauxfriends.com
Redfish on the "half-shell" is a blackened, skin-on redfish fillet topped with lump crabmeat and Key lime beurre blanc. Jack-Leg chicken features a fried chicken breast over jambalaya topped with pepper Jack cheese and seafood gumbo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Fro-Yo Cafe and Sweets
819 Canal St., (504) 522-3684; www.froyocafeandsweets.com
Frozen yogurt flavors include sea salt caramel pretzel. The Strawberry Scream smoothie combines strawberry-apple juice, strawberries, banana and low-fat frozen yogurt. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Frosty's Caffe
2800 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 361-9099; 3400 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-9600
Shaken beef is a stir-fry of beef and vegetables. Pho ga is chicken soup with rice noodles, bean sprouts, cilantro, basil, lime and jalapenos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Fulton Alley
600 Fulton St., (504) 208-5569; www.fultonalley.com
Andouille tots are large potato tots stuffed with cheddar, rolled in andouille crumbs, fried and served with ranch dressing. Chocolate and raisin bread pudding beignets are served with vanilla ice cream and lemon-bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Fury's Restaurant
724 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, (504) 834-5646; www.furysrestaurant.com
Stuffed peppers are filled with crabmeat, shrimp and eggplant and served with pasta marinara, salad and a vegetable. Trout Carrie is a fillet topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, scallions and butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$$



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