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P&G Restaurant & Bar
345 Baronne St., (504) 525-9678
Salisbury steak comes with creamed potatoes and vegetables. The bacon omelet comes with two choices of grits, hash browns, toast or biscuit. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PJ's Coffee
Granitas are slushy frozen coffee drinks available with chocolate or caramel. Chai Velvet Ice is a blended frozen drink topped with whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Palace Cafe
605 Canal St., (504) 523-1661;
Andouille-crusted Gulf fish is served with seasonal vegetables, Crystal beurre blanc and chive aioli. Crabmeat cheesecake has a pecan crust and is topped with Creole meuniere and sauteed mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Paladar 511
511 Marigny St., (504) 509-6782;
Ensalata tre colori combines lemon, anchovy, Parmesan and olio verde. Braised rabbit is served au jus with sweet potato gnocchi and fried Brussels sprouts. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur St., (504) 525-0200;
Grilled red snapper is topped with shrimp in coconut curry sauce and served with new potatoes and vegetables. Pork Maconnais is a 14-ounce chop served with white wine reduction, parsley mashed potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Palmettos on the Bayou
1901 Bayou Lane, Slidell, (985) 643-0050;
The Palmettos Reuben features house-made corned beef brined in Steen's cane syrup and dark porter beer. It's dressed with collard kraut, Thousand Island dressing and Havarti cheese and served on grilled marbled rye. Catch Pontchartrain is a pan-fried fillet of fish served with crabmeat, fingerling potatoes, bacon, haricots verts and artichoke hearts. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Parkway Bakery & Tavern
538 Hagan Ave., (504) 482-3047;
The Surf-and-Turf po-boy tops fried shrimp with roast beef gravy. The Parkway Caprese features sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Parran's Po-Boys & Restaurant
3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; 2321 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 305-6422;
The seafood muffuletta includes fried shrimp, catfish and oysters and is dressed with Cajun mayonnaise. House-cooked roast beef fills a po-boy on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Parrot Pete's
Fountain Park Centre, 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 362-9780;
The Dirty burger includes sauteed onions and mushrooms, pepper Jack cheese and ranch dressing. The BLT contains bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on white or wheat bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Pascal's Manale
1838 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-4877;
Signature New Orleans barbecue shrimp features head-on Gulf shrimp in tangy, buttery sauce served with French bread. The combination pan roast includes oysters, shrimp, crabmeat and herbs. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

6078 Laurel St., (504) 895-9441;
Smoked Gulf fish is served with hoe cakes, caviar, creme fraiche and Poirier's cane syrup. Seared scallops are served with Israeli couscous, summer squash, sweet corn and ramp butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Peche Seafood Grill
800 Magazine St., (504) 522-1744; www.peche-
Whole redfish is grilled over an open flame and served with salsa verde. Spicy ground shrimp is served with noodles. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pelican Cafe
3901 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 510-4367;
The Fungi burger is topped with mushroom cream sauce, grilled onions, tomatoes, lettuce and Swiss cheese. Pelican's Roost salad features boiled shrimp in crab boil mayonnaise over romaine lettuce with warm smoked sausage croutons. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Pelican Club
312 Exchange Place, (504) 523-1504;
Rosemary pesto-crusted rack of lamb is served with truffled mashed potatoes, baby vegetables and mint-port demi-glace. Crispy whole flounder is served with sea scallops, jumbo shrimp, citrus chili sauce, jasmine rice and baby vegetables. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Pepperoni's Cafe
8123 Hampson St., (504) 865-0336;
The Uptowner breakfast special features three eggs, potatoes, bacon and toast. Crawfish pasta includes crabmeat, crawfish, mushrooms and onions in lemon-dill cream sauce atop fettuccine and is served with breadsticks and marinara. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Pere Antoine Restaurant & Bar
741 Royal St., (504) 581-4478;
Crawfish and crab cake Pontchartrain features pasta topped with crawfish, crab cakes and lemon-butter sauce. The fried shrimp and oyster platter comes with coleslaw and fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Perry's Sports Bar & Grill
5252 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 456-9234
The house burger is a 10-ounce beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. For a lunch special, a grilled or fried pork chop is served with green beans or fries. No reservations. Breakfast Fri.-Sat., lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Petite Ameli
e900 Royal St., (504) 412-8065;
The meatloaf sandwich features Two Run Farm lamb, cucumber-tomato salad and tzatziki on a brioche bun. The Monte Cristo waffle panino melt is made with local ham, turkey, Swiss and seasonal jam. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Phil's Grill
1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-1705; 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 324-9080;
The build-a-burger menu offers choices of patty, bun, cheeses and a wide array of toppings. House-made cheeseburger soup includes ground Angus beef and is topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 

Pho Cam Ly
3814 Magazine St., (504) 644-4228;
Bun ho hue is spicy beef soup topped with brisket and served with cilantro, onions, bean sprouts, basil, lime and jalapenos. Lemon grass chicken fills a banh mi dressed with cucumber, carrot, jalapeno, cilantro and butter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Pho Hoa Restaurant
1308 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 302-2094; www.dine-
The char-grilled lemon grass pork sandwich is dressed with pickled carrots, daikon, cucumbers, jalapenos and cilantro and is served on French bread. Beef noodle soup includes slow-cooked beef, carrots and rice noodles. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 941-7690;
Bun bo hue is spicy hue-style beef noodle soup with brisket, pork, Vietnamese ham and tendon. Vietnamese cabbage salad features chicken, shrimp or pork over shredded purple and white cabbage with pickled carrots, daikon radish, cilantro, roasted peanuts and fried shallots in sweet chili vinaigrette and is served with shrimp chips. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Pho Orchid
1401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 301-3368; 2135 St. Charles Ave., (504) 609-3710; 3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 457-4188;
Eye-round steak tops pho served with fresh basil, sprouts and lime. Bo ne is Vietnamese steak and eggs served with a baguette, butter, pate and salad. Reservations accepted at Houma Boulevard location only. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Phoenicia Restaurant
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite C, Metairie, (504) 889-9950;
The lunchtime gyro platter features thinly sliced beef and lamb gyro, tahini sauce, rice and hummus. Rotisserie chicken is served with garlic sauce and choices of hummus, rice, fries, sauteed vegetables or salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pie, Pizza & Pastas
814 S. Peters St., (504) 528-2743
Swamp Thing pizza features Cajun tomato sauce, alligator and duck sausages and sweet onions. Shrimp Isabella features Gulf shrimp, red and green bell peppers, red onions and fettuccine. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pier 4 Bar & Grille
Boomtown Casino New Orleans, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, (504) 366-7711;
The fried seafood combo plate includes a choice of two: catfish, oysters or shrimp. Fried crab claws are served with Mississippi mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Pier 424 Seafood Market
424 Bourbon St., (504) 309-1574;
Char-broiled oysters are topped with butter, herbs and Parmesan. The blackened fish of the day is served with vegetables and chicken and andouille jambalaya. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$

Pierre Maspero's
440 Chartres St., (504) 524-8990;
The Crescent City sampler features small bowls of jambalaya, crawfish etouffee and chicken and andouille gumbo. Fried shrimp po-boys are dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and Tabasco mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Frozen yogurt flavors include coconut milk dark chocolate. Strawberry-banana smoothies are blended with Greek yogurt. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

2565 Bayou Road, (504) 948-6349;
Empanadas are stuffed with crawfish, smoked pork and cheddar. The portobello panino is dressed with melted brie, caramelized onions, arugula and basil mayonnaise on rosemary ciabatta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Pita Pit
5800 Magazine St., (504) 899-4141;
The jerk chicken pita wrap features chicken marinated with Caribbean spices, onions, bell peppers and pineapple. The gyro sandwich includes lamb, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onions, feta and tzatziki. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Pizza Delicious
617 Piety St., (504) 676-8482;
Margherita pizza is topped with mozzarella, Parmesan, basil and a drizzle of garlic- and thyme-infused olive oil. Bucatini carbonara is tossed with pancetta, peas, an egg and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Pizza Domenica
4933 Magazine St., (504) 301-4978;
Smoked chicken wings are served with Calabrian chili peppers, celery and Gorgonzola vinaigrette. Smoked chicken pizza includes basil pesto, black pepper ricotta, broccoli and arugula. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Pizza Florence
4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7888;
Shrimp pizza includes garlic sauce, mozzarella, roasted garlic, red onions and diced tomatoes. Fettucine Alfredo comes with garlic bread, salad and a choice of chicken or shrimp. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pizza NOLA
141 W. Harrison Ave., Suite A, (504) 872-0731;
The Fleur de Lis pizza has a garlic and olive oil base and is topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, bacon and blue cheese. The California club sandwich combines house-roasted turkey, avocado, bacon, tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise on house-baked bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Fri.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Poboy Company
1817 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 778-2460; 1680 Highway 59, Mandeville, (985) 951-2020;
The Surf & Turf po-boy includes roast beef debris and fried Gulf shrimp. The fried oyster po-boy is dressed with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes and ketchup. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Poppa's Poor Boys
720 Claiborne Drive, Jefferson, (504) 832-8114
House-made, garlic-stuffed roast beef fills a po-boy on Gendusa French bread. Homestyle spaghetti and meatballs is a house Italian special. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave., (504) 523-0120;
The ground chuck cheeseburger is topped with grated cheddar and served with a baked potato. The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a potato, salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Porter & Luke's
1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 875-4555;
Battered and fried local soft-shell crab is served over angel hair pasta with crawfish and shrimp cream sauce. A trio of mini iceberg wedge salads features remoulade and boiled shrimp, local blue crab ravigote and house blue cheese dressing, tomatoes and fried Louisiana oysters. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

The Praline Connection
542 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-3934;
Fried shrimp top a salad with chopped tomatoes and a choice of dressing. Crawfish etouffee features crawfish tails smothered in tomato gravy over rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Press Street Station
5 Press St., (504) 249-5622;
The Garden frittata combines eggs, cheese and vegetables and is served with breakfast potatoes and field greens. Mussels are served in New Orleans-style barbecue broth and comes with house-cut fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat-.Sun. Credit cards. $

1800 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 881-1775;
Beef coulette is smoked for five hours and served with pimiento cheese grits and scallion jus. Braised pork cheeks, smoked pork butt and house-made ricotta cheese dumplings are served with carbonara sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Puccino's Coffee
Eggs Puccino is an English muffin filled with ham, egg and cheese. House-made chicken salad tops a salad of romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, Parmesan and citrus-basil vinaigrette. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 324-6020;
The Southern board includes pimiento cheese, smoked lamb, green tomato chutney, deviled eggs meuniere, fried pickles and boiled peanuts. Burgoo stew combines Kentucky lamb, oxtail and speckled butter beans, collard greens and buttermilk cornbread with sorghum butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Pyramids Cafe
3149 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602;
Lamb chops are marinated in olive oil, herbs and spices, grilled and served with hummus, salad and pita. The combination plate includes shawarma, gyro, hummus, salad and pita bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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