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P&G Restaurant & Bar
345 Baronne St., (504) 525-9678
Two or three eggs cooked any way come with a choice of meat, hash browns or grits, and toast or a biscuit. The lunch menu includes fried seafood po-boys and platters and gumbo. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PJ's Coffee
Citywide; www.pjscoffee.com
There are baked goods including croissants, pastries, muffins and more. Granitas are slushy frozen coffee drinks and are available with chocolate or caramel. Velvet Ices are blended frozen drinks in mocha, vanilla or chai flavors topped with whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Pagoda Cafe
1430 N. Dorgenois St., (504) 644-4178; www.pagodacafe.net
Ali's turkey roll features Moroccan-spiced turkey with currants, mint, cumin and garlic in a puff pastry served with house-made tomato relish. Baked goods include gluten-free zucchini-walnut bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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

Paladar 511
511 Marigny St., (504) 509-6782; www.paladar511.com
Roasted asparagus pizza is topped with pea tendrils, fontina cheese and almonds. Beef carpaccio is served with cornmeal-coated fried oysters, remoulade and chervil. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur St., (504) 525-0200; www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com
Grilled red snapper is topped with coconut curry sauce. A 14-ounce French-cut pork chop is served with white wine and cream sauce reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Palmettos on the Bayou
1901 Bayou Lane, Slidell, (985) 643-0050; www.palmettosrestaurant.com
Citrus-braised lamb shank is served with red wine-citrus glaze, leeks, fennel, carrots and rutabaga. Caribbean pork belly is seasoned with jerk spices and served with roasted red pepper sauce and fried plantain chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Parkway Bakery & Tavern
538 Hagan Ave., (504) 482-3047; www.parkwaypoorboys.com
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
2321 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 305-6422; 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www.parranspoboys.com
Grilled Italian sausage tops spaghetti with marinara and provolone cheese. Sliced medium-rare prime rib au jus is served with horseradish. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Parrot Pete's
Fountain Park Centre, 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 362-9780; www.parrotpetes.com
Grilled shrimp are served over grits with andouille, onion, bell pepper, tomato, cheddar cheese and house-made sauce. The Be Good to My Heart omelet is made with egg whites, baby spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms sauteed in olive oil. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Part & Parcel
611 O'Keefe Ave., Suite C8, (504) 827-1090; www.partandparcelnola.com
During happy hour, the kitchen offers a flash-grilled artichoke served with lemon-caper beurre blanc. The wet roast-beef sandwich comes dressed with pepper Jack cheese and bell peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

Patois
6078 Laurel St., (504) 895-9441; www.patoisnola.com
Smoked and cured duck breast is served with farro, heirloom carrots and foie gras sauce. Crawfish ramen features Esses Foods ramen noodles, crawfish tails, pork belly, mushrooms, bok choy and a soy-cured egg yolk. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Pavo Real
4401 S. Broad St., (504) 266-2022; www.elpavorealnola.com
Fried Gulf fish tacos in house-made corn tortillas are topped with chipotle mayonnaise, pickled onions and jalapenos. Carnitas achiote features pork shoulder rubbed with achiote and chili paste, braised in citrus and served with smoky pinto beans and Spanish rice. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., early dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Peche Seafood Grill
800 Magazine St., (504) 522-1744; www.pecherestaurant.com
The fish house serves rustic-style dishes such as grilled whole redfish with salsa verde. The menu also includes crudo, beer-battered fish sticks, seafood gumbo, shrimp bisque and more. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Pelican Club
312 Exchange Place, (504) 523-1504; www.pelicanclub.com
Seared yellowfin tuna and sea scallops are served with haricots verts, roasted green peppercorn brandy cream, jasmine rice and plantain chips. Fried whole flounder comes with sea scallops, jumbo shrimp, citrus chili sauce, jasmine rice and baby vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Pepperoni's Cafe
8123 Hampson St., (504) 865-0336; www.pepperoniscafe.com
The New Orleans omelet features Gulf shrimp, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. The shrimp wrap is dressed with lettuce, tomato, onions and a choice of balsamic vinaigrette, Caesar, Italian or ranch dressing. 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; www.pereantoine.com
Crawfish and crab cake Pontchartrain features pasta topped with crawfish, crab cakes and lemon-butter sauce. The jambalaya omelet is filled with sausage, shrimp and cheese and served with potatoes and toast. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Petit Lion
Troubadour Hotel, 1111 Gravier St., (504) 518-5500; www.petitlionnola.com
Chef Phillip Lopez's restaurant serves roasted sea bass with potato, fennel, sauce Americaine and rouille. Scallop crudo comes with passion fruit and pink peppercorn dashi. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

Petite Amelie
900 Royal St., (504) 412-8065; www.petiteamelie.net
A smoked salmon BLT features smoked salmon from New York's Acme Smoked Fish on a toasted bagel with cream cheese, red onion, greens and applewood-smoked bacon. Roasted chicken is tossed in roasted garlic sauce and served on toasted ciabatta with rosemary mayonnaise and shredded lettuce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Pho Cam Ly
3814 Magazine St., (504) 644-4228; www.phocamly.com
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, cilantro and butter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

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

Pho NOLA
3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 941-7690
Bun bo hue is spicy hue-style beef noodle soup with brisket, pork, Vietnamese ham and tendon. Tempura-fried fish fills a banh mi dressed with pickles, carrots, daikon, jalapenos, cilantro and spicy mayonnaise. 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; www.pho-orchid.com
Eye-round steak tops pho served with 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. $

Pho Tau Bay
1565 Tulane Ave., (504) 368-9846; www.photaubayrestaurant.com
The menu includes spring rolls, pho, banh mi, vermicelli bowls and more. Seafood noodle soup has shrimp, squid, fish balls and imitation crab and a choice of noodles. Banh mi tom nuong features grilled shrimp, julienned carrots, onions, cucumbers, hot peppers and mayonnaise on a roll. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Phoenicia Restaurant
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite C, Metairie, (504) 889-9950; www.phoenicianola.com
The lunchtime gyro platter features thinly sliced beef and lamb gyro, tahini sauce, rice and hummus. Jumbo shrimp are marinated in olive oil, herbs and spices, grilled on skewers and served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pier 4 Bar & Grille
Boomtown Casino New Orleans, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, (504) 366-7711; www.boomtownneworleans.com/dining/pier-4
The fried seafood combo plate includes a choice of two seafoods: catfish, oysters or shrimp. The menu also includes barbecue shrimp, crab cakes, seafood pasta and more. Reservations accepted. Dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Pier 424 Seafood Market
424 Bourbon St., (504) 309-1574; www.pier424seafoodmarket.com
Spicy crawfish lettuce wraps are filled with Louisiana crawfish tails tossed in creamy Cajun sauce with herbs, cucumber, carrot and avocado. Crab cake and shrimp Alfredo features seafood Alfredo sauce served over linguine. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Pirogues

2565 Bayou Road, (504) 948-6349; www.piroguesnola.com
Falafel salad includes avocado, arugula, cucumber, tomato and tahini dressing. The ahi tuna spring roll includes seasoned, ground raw tuna, cucumbers, avocado and greens wrapped in rice paper and topped with spicy mayonnaise and Sriracha. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Pita Pit
5800 Magazine St., (504) 899-4141; www.pitapitnola.com
The Awakin' with Bacon breakfast pita includes eggs, hash browns and bacon wrapped in white or wheat pita. The chicken souvlaki pita features Mediterranean-seasoned chicken, spinach, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, black olives and tzatziki. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

Pizza Delicious
617 Piety St., (504) 676-8482; www.pizzadelicious.com
The pizza joint serves slices, whole pies, pasta, salads and garlic knots. 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, egg and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Pizza Domenica
4933 Magazine St., (504) 301-4978; www.pizzadomenica.com
Shaved Brussels sprouts salad includes pickled golden raisins, toasted almonds and Creole mustard vinaigrette. Clam pizza is topped with butter, garlic, shallots and chilies. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pizza Florence
4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7888; www.pizzaflorence.net
A chicken Caesar wrap includes mozzarella and lettuce. Seafood pasta is made with crawfish, shrimp, penne and Alfredo sauce and served with salad and garlic bread. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pizza NOLA
141 W. Harrison Ave., Suite A, (504) 872-0731; www.pizzanola.com
The Fleur de Lis pizza has a garlic and olive oil brushed crust 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) 951-2120; www.facebook.com/poboyco
The menu features po-boys, seafood plates and salads. The Surf-and-Turf po-boy includes roast beef debris and fried Gulf shrimp. A fried oyster po-boy is dressed with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes and ketchup. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat., Credit cards. $

Poke Loa
3341 Magazine St., (504) 309-9993; www.eatpokeloa.com
The build-your-own poke bowl offers choices of fish (tuna, salmon, yellowtail, octopus) or tofu, toppings (crabmeat, cilantro, wontons, fried onions), a base (greens, white or brown rice) and sauces (tamari, wasabi aioli, lemon miso). A Deluxe Loa bowl includes salmon, tuna, avocado, crabmeat, edamame, seaweed salad, sesame seeds, cilantro, tobiko and lemon-miso aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave., (504) 523-0120; www.portofcallnola.com
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; www.porterandlukes.com
Fried soft-shell crab Pontchartrain is served over angel hair pasta with Louisiana crawfish tails and Gulf shrimp cream sauce. A trio of mini iceberg wedge salads are topped with local blue crab ravigote, boiled shrimp with remoulade and fried Louisiana oysters with tomatoes and blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Praline Connection
542 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-3934; www.pralineconnection.com
Fried alligator sausage is served with barbecue sauce. Jambalaya includes ham, sausage and vegetables and comes with stewed greens and a choice of cornbread, beans, macaroni and cheese or potato salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Press Street Station
5 Press St., (504) 249-5622; www.pressstreetstation.com
Roasted chicken salad combines greens, roasted tomatoes, onion, avocado and Stilton dressing. The Gulf fish sandwich is dressed with basil mayonnaise, radish and pickled onions on house-baked sourdough bread and served with greens tossed in cane vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Tue., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Primitivo
1800 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 881-1775; www.primitivonola.com
Ember-roasted shrimp are topped with smoked catfish aioli and come with boudin rouge dirty rice. Grilled rib-eye is served with a roasted marrow bone and topped with smoked tomato vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pyramids Cafe
3149 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602; www.pyramidscafeonline.com
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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