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click to enlarge Pan-seared catfish is served with spinach and potatoes at Messina’s Runway Cafe.

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Pan-seared catfish is served with spinach and potatoes at Messina’s Runway Cafe.

Ma Momma's House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles
5741 Crowder Blvd., Suite A3, (504) 244-0021; www.mamommashouse.com
Waffle sandwiches are filled with eggs, cheese and sausage. Grilled fish is served with herbed rice and sauteed green beans. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Magasin Vietnamese Cafe
4201 Magazine St., (504) 896-7611; www.magasincafe.com
Grilled salmon tops brown rice vermicelli served with vegan sauce, vegetables, cucumber, mint and edamame. The Vietnamese crepe contains pork, bean sprouts and onions and is topped with grilled shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $

Magazine Po-Boy and Sandwich Shop
2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107
Daily specials include an eggplant Parmesan po-boy with provolone cheese and red gravy. The roast beef po-boy is topped with gravy and Swiss cheese on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mahony's Po-Boy Shop
3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com
The slow-roasted lamb po-boy is dressed with arugula, lemon mayonnaise and tomato and feta salad. Abita beer-braised short ribs fill a po-boy dressed with fried onion rings, garlic mayonnaise, arugula and tomato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mais Arepas
1200 Carondelet St., (504) 523-6247; www.facebook.com/maisarepas
Arepa carnicera is a flatbread sandwich filled with skirt steak, red beans, avocado and plantains. Ajiaco is an Andean potato soup with shredded chicken, corn, guascas and media crema, served with rice, capers and avocado. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St., (504) 482-9179; Azalea Shopping Center, 4240 Highway 22, Mandeville, (985) 674-9883; www.mandinasrestaurant.com
Gulf fish amandine — a sauce prepared with lemon, butter and slivered almonds — is served with french fries. Traditional turtle soup is topped with sherry. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Manning's Eat — Drink — Cheer
519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8072; www.facebook.com/manningsnola
Cornmeal-battered fried Louisiana shrimp fill a po-boy dressed with ham, pickled okra, five pepper jelly and Crystal hot sauce beurre blanc. Deviled eggs are topped with Louisiana lump crabmeat, smoked paprika and caper dust. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mano's Po-Boys
6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-0922; www.manospoboys.com
Mano's Special po-boy features Cajun-seasoned turkey breast, Chisesi ham, roast beef and Swiss and American cheeses on Leidenheimer French bread and is served hot. The grilled shrimp po-boy is dressed with remoulade and served atop fried green tomatoes on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar
715 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-6333; 4860 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-3848; www.marcelloscafe.com
Braised pork cheeks are served with mushrooms, Marsala, veal demi-glace and Parmesan polenta. The Palermo features veal, chicken or eggplant scaloppine, tomatoes, mushrooms, capers and lemon butter over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mardi Gras Zone
2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com
Fried chicken is served with a choice of side item. Pepperoni pizza includes ricotta, basil and fresh tomatoes on a hand-tossed crust baked in a wood-burning oven. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Mariza
2900 Chartres St., (504) 598-5700; www.marizaneworleans.com
House-made burrata comes on top of crustini with basil pesto, sprouts, shoots and tomatoes. The whole fish of the day is served over fennel salad with lemon vinaigrette. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mark Twain's Pizza Landing
2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainpizza.com
Life on the Mississippi pizza includes pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage, mushrooms, green bell peppers, black olives, jalapenos and anchovies. The BLT pie features bacon, tomato and arugula, and chicken is an optional addition. Reservations accepted for larger parties. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Market Cafe
1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com
Gumbo features andouille, shrimp, crabmeat and Cajun seasonings. The muffuletta includes mortadella, salami, ham, provolone and Swiss cheeses and olive salad on a toasted Italian roll. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Martin Wine Cellar
714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; 3827 Baronne St., (504) 894-7444; www.martinwine.com
The European salad includes baby arugula, prosciutto, dried cranberries, toasted pine nuts, shaved Parmesan and sherry vinaigrette. The Californian includes oven-roasted turkey, Havarti cheese, avocado, sprouts, cucumber, tomato, Creole mustard and mayonnaise on wheat bread or pita. No reservations. Lunch daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

Mat & Naddie's
937 Leonidas St., (504) 861-9600; www.matandnaddies.com
Grilled root vegetable salad includes arugula, parsnip, beet and celeriac, shaved manchego and sherry vinaigrette. Fried catfish is served with green curry, fingerling potatoes, carrots and pickled fennel. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mayas
2027 Magazine St., (504) 309-3401; www.mayasrestaurantnola.com
Tamal Criollo is a Cuban-style sweet corn tamale topped with roasted pork or sauteed mushrooms and pickled onions. Arroz mariscado features grilled mahi mahi, tempura lobster and shrimp over saffron rice with scallops, shrimp, calamari, Spanish chorizo and crabmeat. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

McAlister's Deli
Citywide; www.mcalistersdeli.com
The club sandwich features smoked turkey, Black Forest ham, bacon, sharp cheddar and Swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomato, honey mustard and mayonnaise on wheat bread. Savannah chopped salad includes grilled chicken breast, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola, honey-roasted almonds, tomatoes, cucumbers and sherry-shallot vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Meauxbar
942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com
Yakamein features beef broth, wonton noodles, a soft-boiled egg and a meat such as chicken thigh, house-cured bacon or shrimp and Sambal chili paste. French onion grilled cheese features braised beef and onions with melted Gruyere on brioche and is served with salad. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Melba's Old School Po-Boys
1525 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 267-7765; www.eatatmelbas.com
The chicken wing platter comes with two sides. Shrimp po-boys are dressed with shredded lettuce and pickles. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Melius Bar & Grill
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
The Lafourche burger is an 8-ounce sirloin patty mixed with Sriracha, garlic and green onion. The Melius melt is a grilled chicken breast topped with melted Swiss and American cheeses and grilled onions on Texas toast. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mellow Mushroom
1645 Highway 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4155; 8227 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www.mellowmushroom.com
Kosmic Karma pizza features tomato sauce, feta and mozzarella cheeses, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, Roma tomatoes and pesto. The House pie is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham, applewood-smoked bacon, mushrooms, black olives, Roma tomatoes, green peppers and onions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Melt
2549 Banks St., (504) 401-4341; www.melt-nola.com
The Melt is a grilled cheese sandwich featuring cheddar, Havarti and Monterey Jack on sourdough bread. The Patches special includes house-made pastrami, white cheddar and Gruyere cheese, horseradish, sauerkraut and Creole mustard on marbled rye bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

The Melting Pot
1820 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com/new-orleans
Spinach and artichoke fondue is fontina and butterkase cheeses melted with fresh spinach, artichoke hearts and garlic. The French Quarter includes filet mignon, chicken breast, Cajun-seasoned Pacific white shrimp and andouille that you can cook at your table. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MeMe's Bar & Grille
712 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 644-4992; www.memesbarandgrille.com
Barbecue shrimp are served over stone-ground grits. Filet mignon is served with MeMe's steak sauce and a side item. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mena's Palace
200 Chartres St., (504) 525-0217; www.menaspalace.com
Baked chicken is served with dirty rice and beet salad. The muffuletta features house-made olive salad and is served warm on French bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Messina's Runway Cafe
6001 Stars & Stripes Blvd., Suite 126, (504) 241-5300; www.messinasterminal.com
The breakfast menu includes boudin patties topped with fried eggs and hollandaise, served with potatoes. Jimmy Wedell pasta features shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish in basil cream sauce over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Mid City Pizza
4400 Banks St., (504) 483-8609; www.midcitypizza.com
The meatball sandwich features house-made meatballs, marinara, mozzarella, Parmesan and fresh basil on Amoroso Italian bread. The Herbivore pie includes seven choices of vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mid City Yacht Club
440 S. St. Patrick St., (504) 483-2517; www.midcityyachtclub.com
Stir-fried shrimp and vegetables is served with white rice. The ahi tuna melt is seared ahi tuna topped with American cheese and wasabi aioli on a soft bun. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Middendorf's
30160 Highway 51 S., Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com
Thin-sliced, cornmeal-crusted fried catfish is served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Barbecued oysters are served on the half shell. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Midway Pizza
4725 Freret St., (504) 322-2815; www.midwaypizzanola.com
Top Shelf margherita pizza features an olive oil-brushed thin crust, mozzarella, grape tomatoes, garlic, basil and shaved Parmesan. Uptown Meatdown pizza includes pepperoni, Italian sausage, house-made meatballs, Chisesi ham and applewood-smoked bacon. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mike Serio's Po-Boys & Deli
133 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-2668
Slow-cooked roast beef is served dressed on Binder's French bread. The muffuletta features ham, Genoa salami, mortadella, Swiss and provolone cheeses and house-made olive salad. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge A sashimi platter includes tuna, - salmon, yellowtail and more - at Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • A sashimi platter includes tuna, salmon, yellowtail and more at Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar.

Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com
The Bayou roll combines seaweed salad and cucumber in seaweed paper topped with tuna tataki, red snapper and chili ponzu sauce. Baked yellowtail neck is served with soy tempura sauce and lemon wedges. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Milano Pizzeria
3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 780-7500; www.ordermilanosmetairie.com
Artichoke pizza is topped with garlic sauce, mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, mozzarella and feta cheeses. Grilled chicken breast tops a salad of lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, red onions, mozzarella and honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Milk Bar
710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310
The Thai chili roasted lamb sandwich is dressed with mozzarella, tomatoes, red onion, Thai sweet chili sauce and sour cream. Roasted sweet potato and blue cheese salad includes baby spinach, red onion, sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, basil and balsamic dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mimi's in the Marigny
2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868; www.mimismarigny.com
Saffron poached scallops are served with pea shoots. Fresh pear halves are poached and then grilled. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Mint
5100 Freret St., (504) 218-5534; www.mintmodernbistro.com
Mint combo pho includes brisket, New York strip steak, meatballs, rice noodles, cilantro, onion, basil, lime and bean sprouts. Beef stew includes carrots and potatoes and is served with French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Mr. B's Bistro
201 Royal St., (504) 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com
Barbecue Gulf shrimp are served shells-on with butter and Worcestershire sauce and French bread for dipping. Gumbo Ya Ya is a country-style gumbo 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; 3117 21st St., Metairie, (504) 833-6310; www.mredsrestaurants.com
The Fish House seafood platter for two includes butterflied shrimp, Gulf oysters, Des Allemands catfish, stuffed crab, onion rings and either jambalaya, steak fries or potato salad. Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, butter and Parmesan and served with toasted French bread. No reservations. New Orleans: lunch and dinner daily. Metairie: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Ed's Seafood & Italian Restaurant
910 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite A, Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.austinsno.com
Crabmeat- and shrimp-stuffed mirliton is served with candied yams. The fried chicken plate includes a chicken breast, a wing, a leg, a thigh, salad and fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Ed's Seafood & Oyster House
1327 St. Charles Ave., (504) 267-0169; www.mredsrestaurants.com
The Fish House seafood platter for two includes butterflied shrimp, Gulf oysters, Des Allemands catfish, stuffed crab, onion rings and either jambalaya, steak fries or potato salad. Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, butter and Parmesan and served with toasted French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mr. John's Steakhouse
2111 St. Charles Ave., (504) 679-7697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com
Seared New York strip steak is served on a hot plate with sizzling melted butter. Fried green tomatoes are topped with crabmeat and remoulade. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mr. Poor Boy Restaurant
10202 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-1170
Gumbo is served with garlic or regular potato salad. The roast beef po-boy features slow-cooked roast beef dressed to order on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steak House
1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.miyakonola.com
The Po-Boy roll features shrimp tempura, soft-shell crab tempura, spicy Cajun crawfish, lettuce and avocado wrapped with soy paper and topped with eel sauce and spicy mayo. The Louisiana roll combines fried spicy crawfish, cucumber, avocado and jalapeno topped with snow crab, boiled shrimp, spicy mayonnaise and Cajun seasoning. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mizado Cocina
5080 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 885-5555; www.mizadococina.com
Carne asada con huevos features grass-fed beef that's braised with beer served with fried eggs, pork belly potatoes and cilantro. Shrimp ceviche is mixed with tomato, grapefruit, cucumber, avocado, red onion, cilantro and lime. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mo's Pizza
1112 Ave. H, Westwego, (504) 341-9650; www.mospizzanola.com
Muffuletta pizza is topped with olive oil spread, mortadella, Genoa salami, ham and olive salad. Lasagne is filled with cheese and house-made meat sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mojo Coffeehouse
1500 Magazine St., (504) 525-2244; www.facebook.com/mojo.on.magazine
; 4700 Freret St., (504) 875-2243; www.facebook.com/mojofreret
Ham, apple and brie fill a sandwich dressed with Creole mustard on sourdough or seven-grain bread. House-made tuna salad is served either on bread or a wrap dressed with banana peppers, lettuce and onion. It is served with potato chips. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Mona Lisa
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-6746
Mardi Gras pasta features 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 Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Mona's Cafe
504 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-4115; 1120 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8175; 3901 Banks St., (504) 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., (504) 894-9800; www.monascafeanddeli.com
Gyro plates come with tahini, hummus, salad and pita. Za'atar bread is a small flatbread topped with olive oil, oregano, sumac and sesame seeds. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Mondo
900 Harrison Ave., (504) 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com
Prince Edward Island mussels are steamed with house-made Italian sausage, grape tomatoes and white wine butter. Masa-battered Mexican chorizo corn dogs are served with jalapeno-mustard aioli. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Monster Po-Boys
1814 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 9, Mandeville, (985) 626-9183
Grilled shrimp are served over rotini in garlic butter sauce. House-cooked roast beef fills the Monster po-boy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MoPho
514 City Park Ave., (504) 482-6845; www.mophonola.com
Pork pho consists of pork belly and a poached egg in smoked pork hock broth. Fried P&J oysters are served with mayonnaise, pickled blue cheese and radishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Morning Call
3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; City Park, Timken Center, 56 Dreyfous Drive, (504) 300-1157; www.morningcallcoffeestand.com
Signature beignets are hand-rolled and served with powdered sugar. The limited menu includes jambalaya. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

Morton's The Steakhouse
The Shops at Canal Place, 365 Canal St., (504) 566-0221; www.mortons.com/neworleans
Chicken Christopher is served with garlic beurre blanc. Prime bone-in rib-eye is cooked Chicago-style — charred on the outside and rare in the middle. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Mosca's Restaurant
4137 Highway 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www.moscasrestaurant.com
Baked oysters Mosca features Louisiana oysters covered with Italian seasonings and breadcrumbs. Shrimp Mosca includes a dozen shrimp sauteed with Italian seasonings and white wine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$

Mother's Restaurant
401 Poydras St., (504) 523-9656; www.mothersrestaurant.net
The Ferdi po-boy is loaded with roast beef debris, baked ham, shredded cabbage, pickles, mayonnaise and yellow and Creole mustards. Jerry's jambalaya is made with chicken, sausage, vegetables, tomatoes, herbs and rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mulate's Cajun Restaurant
201 Julia St., (504) 522-1492; www.mulates.com
Catfish Mulate's is grilled catfish topped with crawfish etouffee and served with jambalaya, coleslaw and a twice-baked potato. Catfish Cecilia features a grilled catfish fillet stuffed with crabmeat dressing and served with jambalaya, coleslaw and a twice-baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Muriel's Jackson Square
801 Chartres St., (504) 568-1885; www.muriels.com
Escargot Orleans is served in a vol-au-vent with fennel, oyster mushrooms, apple-smoked bacon, leeks and garlic butter. Sauteed salmon is served with field pea succotash and tobacco onion rings. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$



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