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click to enlarge Troy Gendusa serves spaghetti and meatballs at Gendusa’s Italian Market.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Troy Gendusa serves spaghetti and meatballs at Gendusa’s Italian Market.

G's Kitchen Spot
Balcony Bar, 3201 Magazine St., (504) 891-9226; www.gskitchenspot.com
Brick-oven Margherita pizza includes mozzarella, basil and house-made garlic-butter sauce. G's grilled Philly steak sandwich is topped with red onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and Muenster and mozzarella cheeses on grilled bread. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

G's Pizza
4840 Bienville St., (504) 483-6464; www.gspizzas.com
Margherita pizza features house-made dough topped with garlic-butter sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan, oregano and tomatoes. G's famous burger is a half-pound burger topped with mozzarella, cheddar, goat and feta cheeses, a fried egg, lettuce, tomatoes and caramelized red onions with house sauce on a sweet bun served with fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

GB's Patio Bar & Grill
8117 Maple St., (504) 861-0067; www.madigansandgbs.com
The GB burger is an 8-ounce beef patty topped with melted cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, bacon, jalapenos and barbecue sauce and served with a side. Atlantic salmon comes with salad and a side item. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

GG'S Dine- O-Rama
3100 Magazine St., (504) 373-6579; www.ggsneworleans.com
Mac'N on Magazine features elbow macaroni tossed in seven-cheese sauce with panko-fried chicken, bacon and jalapenos and topped with toasted truffle-butter bread crumbs and Parmesan. The St. Patty's Day Massacre sandwich includes corned beef, Swiss cheese, Sriracha mustard, house coleslaw, french fries and Thousand Island dressing on marble rye. Reservations accepted for large parties. Brunch and lunch Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

GW Fins
808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467; www.gwfins.com
Fin Wings are tempura fried fish collars with spicy Korean glaze served with crispy noodle salad. Sauteed red snapper is served with marscapone polenta, black trumpet mushrooms and porcini butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak
215 Bourbon St., (504) 335-3932; www.galatoires33barandsteak.com
The a la carte menu of steaks includes T-bones, rib-eyes, filets mignons and New York strips and sauces such as bordelaise, bearnaise, hollandaise and horseradish cream. A 2-pound Maine lobster is baked in its shell and served with Thermidor sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021; www.galatoires.com
Classic Creole fried trout meuniere amandine is a fillet topped with almonds and meuniere sauce. Galatoire Goute is a seafood sampler including items such as shrimp remoulade, crabmeat maison and oysters en brochette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Galley Seafood Restaurant
2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955
Jumbo Louisiana soft-shell crab is topped with lump crabmeat and Alfredo sauce. Boiled crawfish are served daily. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Galliano Restaurant
200 Julia St., (504) 324-4065; www.gallianorestaurant.com
Pork chop LaPlace is an andouille-stuffed Two Run Farm chop topped with pickled red onions and tiger sauce and served with cornbread dressing and red beans. The seafood platter includes crab-stuffed Gulf fish, fried Louisiana oysters and New Orleans barbecue shrimp sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Gambino's Bakery
300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-7500; www.gambinos.com
Doberge cakes are six-layer butter cakes with chocolate, caramel, strawberry or lemon custard filling and fondant icing. Praline-flavored cake balls are dipped in white chocolate. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Gattuso's Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant
435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-1114; www.gattusos.net
A fried shrimp po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise on Leidenheimer French bread and served with fries. The fried seafood platter includes shrimp, oysters, catfish, fries and cocktail and tartar sauces. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Gautreau's Restaurant
1728 Soniat St., (504) 899-7397; www.gautreaus-restaurant.com
Pan-roasted speckled trout is served with smoked porcini mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and brown butter vinaigrette. Sauteed shrimp and crispy pork belly features hominy, poblano peppers, Vidalia onions and green chili broth. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Gendusa's Italian Market
405 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-5305; www.gendusasitalian.com
Chicken Parmesan is a breaded chicken breast baked with mozzarella and red gravy. Sicilian pizza is topped with house-made Italian sausage, pepperoni, mozzarella, Kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, crimini mushrooms, Vidalia onions and red sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Gio's Villa Vancheri
2890 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2597; www.facebook.com/giosvillavancheri
The Spicy Italiano features hot Italian sausage, sauteed spinach and creamy marinara over pasta. Orecchio di elefante is a 16-ounce breaded veal chop sauteed with herbs and served with arugula. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Giorlando's Restaurant
741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-8593; www.giorlandos.com
A roast beef po-boy is dressed with gravy on French bread. Chicken and eggplant Parmesan features a breaded chicken breast over two eggplant medallions with melted mozzarella, red gravy, Alfredo sauce and angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Gordon Biersch
200 Poydras St., (504) 552-2739; www.gordonbiersch.com
Cajun pasta features shrimp, chicken and andouille sausage in cream sauce. An ahi tuna steak is served with two sides such as garlic mashed potatoes, brown rice, sweet potato fries, apple cider slaw or fruit. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Gracious Bakery & Cafe
1000 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, Suite 100, (504) 301-3709; 2854 St. Charles Ave., (504) 301-9949; 7220 Earhart Blvd.; www.graciousbakery.com
Tarragon chicken salad is served on Gracious' green onion bread and dressed with pickled red onion. The Cuban sandwich is filled with roasted pork loin, house-smoked ham, Swiss cheese, sweet pickles and Creole mustard. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Grand Isle
575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com
Chili-butter baked Gulf fish comes with a popcorn rice cake, braised Covey Rise Farms greens and heirloom sofrito. A whole fried fish of the day is served with bacon-cheese grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Green to Go
400 Poydras St., Suite 130, (504) 460-3160; www.greentogonola.com
The chicken Caesar salad features shredded chicken breast, Parmesan, croutons, romaine lettuce and vegan Caesar dressing. The Elvis oatmeal is topped with bananas, peanut butter and honey. No reservationas. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

The Grill
540 Chartres St., (504) 522-1800
A roast beef po-boy is served with grilled onions, Swiss cheese and gravy. Rano's omelet is an egg white omelet made with spinach, onions and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Grill Room
Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., (504) 522-1992; www.grillroomneworleans.com
A smoked Berkshire pork chop comes with sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, rye, Granny Smith apple, sage and pepitas. Seared foie gras comes with pistachio financier, strawberries, pickled watermelon rind and black currant caramel. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar
11 Westbank Expressway, Gretna, (504) 367-9512; 3124 David Drive, Metairie, (504) 454-9449; www.groundpati.com
The signature burger is a char-broiled half-pound patty served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle and accompanied by fries. An 8-ounce salmon fillet is served with garlic butter, a choice of side and a salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Guillory's Deli & Tamales
3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, (504) 833-1390; www.guillorysdeliandtamales.com
The menu includes tamales, po-boys, burgers and daily lunch specials. A Cuban sandwich includes pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on French bread. The hot tamale po-boy is dressed with chili and cheese on French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Gumbo Shop
630 St. Peter St., (504) 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com
Seafood and okra gumbo is made with shrimp, crab, onion, bell pepper and tomato and served over rice. Chicken espagnole is half a chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic and served over rice with vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$



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