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Gambit's 2017 spring restaurant guide: D 

d'Juice
4838 Magazine St., (504) 302-1965; www.d-juice.com
The It's Not Easy Being Green smoothie is a blend of green apple, kale, spinach, cucumber, frozen mango, peaches and bananas. The Antioxidant juice combines beets, kale, spinach, ginger, carrots and orange. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Daisy Dukes
121 Chartres St., (504) 561-5171; 123 Carondelet St., (504) 522-2218; 308 St. Charles Ave., (504) 522-2233; 5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 883-5513; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com
The Cajun omelet is filled with cheese, onions, parsley, hot sausage, tomato, paprika and cracked pepper. A blackened center-cut pork chop is served with gumbo, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. Delivery available in the French Quarter and CBD. No reservations. Hours vary by location; Chartres and Carondelet streets locations are open 24 hours. Credit cards. $

Daiwa Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine
5033 Lapalco Blvd., Suite B6, Marrero, (504) 875-4203; www.daiwasushi.com
Baked sea scallops are served in garlic butter sauce. Spicy City is a deep-fried sushi roll featuring marinated crawfish, snow crab, cream cheese, avocado and jalapeno in seaweed paper topped with eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Dakota Restaurant
629 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.thedakotarestaurant.com
Lamb nachos feature tomato chutney, Danish blue cheese and sweet potatoes. Ahi Asian tuna salad includes pickled ginger, wasabi aioli and wonton hay. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante St., (504) 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com
Redfish "on the half-shell" features a grilled skin-on redfish fillet, jumbo lump crabmeat and soft herb salad. Chicken under a brick is half a free-range chicken served with spiced maple reduction, a bacon hash cake and a fried organic egg. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Dat Dog
601 Frenchmen St., (504) 309-3362; 3336 Magazine St., (504) 324-2226; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 304-7005; 5030 Freret St., (504) 899-6883; www.datdognola.com
The crawfish etouffee dog is a crawfish sausage smothered in crawfish etouffee and topped with sour cream, onions, tomatoes and Creole mustard. Sausages such as bratwurst or alligator are served with choices of toppings including chili, bacon, guacamole, blue cheese, coleslaw, grilled onions, relish and Sriracha mayonnaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Deanie's Seafood
841 Iberville St., (504) 581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-4141; www.deanies.com
Oysters are available raw or char-grilled. Jumbo lump crabmeat is baked with a blend of four cheeses and seasonings and served with salad and French bread. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp is served with French bread. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Deja Vu Bar & Grill
400 Dauphine St., (504) 523-1931; www.dejavunola.com
The Deja Vu omelet is filled with diced ham, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheddar cheese. The hamburger steak platter includes sauteed onions, mushrooms and brown gravy. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Del Fuego Taqueria
4518 Magazine St., (504) 309-5797; www.delfuegotaqueria.com
Taco fillings include carnitas, carne asada, chorizo rojo, fried Gulf fish, chicken tinga, cactus and more. Mission burritos feature a taco filling plus pinto beans, Chihuahua and Asadero cheeses, guacamole, salsa fresca, onions, cilantro, crema and rice in a house-made flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Delachaise
3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com
A 12-ounce rib-eye is topped with Shropshire blue cheese butter and served with goose-fat french fries. Mofongo relleno de pollo guisado is mashed fried plantain stuffed with stewed chicken in roasted poblano sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-7600; www.desivegasteaks.com
The selection of steaks includes New York strips, rib-eyes, filets, bone-in cowboy steaks and porterhouses for two. Who Dat shrimp are stuffed with crabmeat, wrapped in bacon and served with sweet Thai chili sauce and chipotle remoulade. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Desire Oyster Bar
Royal Sonesta New Orleans, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2281; www.sonesta.com/desire-
oysterbarJambalaya pasta includes sausage, chicken, shrimp, Parmesan cheese, Creole tomato cream sauce and penne. The 10-ounce rib-eye is served with Creole butter, fries and vegetables. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap
132 Royal St., (504) 309-4797; www.olesaint.com
A 12-ounce pork chop is served with molasses-glazed sweet potatoes, Southern-style mustard greens and Southern Comfort honey butter. The crab maison BLT features Louisiana crabmeat, applewood-smoked bacon, tomatoes and arugula on Leidenheimer multigrain bread. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Dick & Jenny's
4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; www.dickandjennys.com
Cornmeal-dusted fried oysters are served atop coleslaw with remoulade. Bronzed black drum is served with crawfish risotto and a vegetable. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$$

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 518-5952; 6005 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 224-6810; 61103 Airport Road, Slidell, (985) 720-0070; 69292 Highway 21, Suite 300, Covington, (985) 871-2225; www.dickeys.com
The Big Barbecue sandwich offers a choice of meat topped with pickles, onions and barbecue sauce. Barbecue sliders can be filled with beef brisket, chicken, sausage or pulled pork. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467; www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com
The house filet is a 6-ounce filet mignon served with creamed spinach, Pontalba potatoes, flash-fried oysters and bearnaise. Chateaubriand for two includes a 20-ounce tenderloin steak, grilled asparagus, potatoes au gratin, Covey Rise Farms vegetables, sauteed mushrooms and three house-made sauces. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

DiCristina's Italian and Seafood Restaurant
810 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-0160; www.dicristinas.com
Ravioli are stuffed with cheese and topped with red gravy. A veal cutlet is served with crabmeat cream sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DiMartino's Famous New Orleans Muffulettas
700 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 276-6460; 1788 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, (504) 392-7589; 3900 Gen. De Gaulle Drive, (504) 367-0227; 6641 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, (504) 341-4096; www.dimartinos.com
The menu includes muffulettas, po-boys, fried seafood platters, salads, burgers and more. Eggplant parmigiana is served with spaghetti. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Dino's Bar & Grill
1128 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 558-0900; www.dinosnola.com
A grilled tuna steak is served atop greens with tomatoes, croutons and feta vinaigrette. The Dino Burger can be topped with bacon, cheddar or blue cheese and is served with waffle fries, chips or salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

District: Donuts.Sliders.Brew
527 Harrison Ave., (504) 827-1152; 1126 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite D, Elmwood, (504) 605-7944; 2209 Magazine St., (504) 570-6945; 5637 Magazine St., (504) 313-1316; www.districtdonuts.com
Original doughnut flavors include whiskey-ginger, lemon-blackberry, strawberry cheesecake, pineapple, peanut butter mousse, brownie batter and miso praline. Pork belly sliders feature Duroc pork, sprouts, red onions, radish and garlic Creole mustard. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Ditali's Pizza Cafe
1650 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, (504) 361-0058; www.ditalis.com
Pasta Ditali features a chicken breast over penne pasta with mushrooms, onions and broccoli in white wine sauce. Ditali Deluxe pizza has Italian sausage, beef, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and black olives. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Domenica
The Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., (504) 648-6020; www.domenicarestaurant.com
Whole cauliflower is cooked in a wood-fired oven, sprinkled with sea salt and served with whipped goat feta cheese. Lasagne features pasta verde with mozzarella, bechamel and pork ragu sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Domilise's Po-Boys & Bar
5240 Annunciation St., (504) 899-9126; www.domilisespoboys.com
The meatball po-boy features meatballs, marinara, lettuce, mayonnaise and Parmesan on Leidenheimer bread. The hot smoked sausage po-boy is dressed with mayonnaise, lettuce, pickles, two mustards and chili gravy on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Don's Seafood
126 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-7111; 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-1550; www.donsseafoodonline.com
The seafood platter includes stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, fried catfish, fried oysters, shrimp etouffee and fries. Jacked-up shrimp are broiled with bacon, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Dong Phuong Bakery & Restaurant
14207 Chef Menteur Highway, (504) 254-1568; www.dpbanhmi.com
Banh quai vac are meat pies filled with spicy chicken or pork and jicama. Nem nuong is a Vietnamese sausage sandwich on banh mi bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Dooky Chase's Restauran
t2301 Orleans Ave., (504) 821-0600; www.dookychaserestaurant.com
Redfish Orleans is topped with crabmeat and served with eggplant rice. The seafood platter features fried fish, oysters, shrimp, stuffed crab and french fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Dorignac's Food Center
710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com
Changing daily specials include fried chicken, red beans and rice with smoked sausage, country-fried steak with white gravy, baked chicken, shepherd's pie, eggplant Parmesan and more. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

Doris Metropolitan
620 Chartres St., (504) 267-3500; www.dorismetropolitan.com
Whole fish is served over a bed of tzatziki with tomato and herb salad. A caviar menu features medium dark amber pearls with caper concasse, a poached egg yolk and crostini. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Doson Noodle House
135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283; ww.facebook.com/
dosonnoodlehousePho xao, or drunken noodles, features sliced beef, noodles and baby bok choy. Signature rau xao Doson features stir-fried Vietnamese seasonal vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Down the Hatch
1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com
Hell's Kitchen wings are deep-fried, tossed in spicy sauce and served with blue cheese and celery. The Texan burger features a half-pound Black Angus patty, cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, caramelized onion and a fried egg on a sesame seed bun. Delivery available for dinner. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Drago's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., (504) 584-3911; 3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 888-9254; www.dragosrestaurant.com
Tasso and jumbo Gulf shrimp are topped with rosemary and spicy butter cream sauce and served with grits. Lobster Marco features Maine lobster, sauteed oysters and mushrooms in cream sauce over angel hair pasta. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$$

Dry Dock Cafe
133 Delaronde St., (504) 361-8240; www.thedrydockcafe.com
The menu includes gumbo, po-boys, fried seafood platters, salads and more. Red beans and rice are cooked with ham hocks. Seafood Delaronde features grilled shrimp, oysters and crabmeat topped with pesto-cheese sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Dryades Public Market
1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 644-4841; www.dryadespublicmarket.com
The market includes an oyster bar, a bakery, a deli serving sandwiches and cheeses and a hot bar with soups and daily specials. On Fridays, there are boiled crawfish with corn, potatoes and sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$



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