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Gambit's 2017 summer restaurant guide: D 

d'Juice
4838 Magazine St., (504) 302-1965; www.d-juice.com
The BLT features applewood-smoked bacon, herbed goat cheese, avocado, cherry tomatoes and romaine lettuce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

DTB
8201 Oak St., Suite 1, (504) 518-6889; www.dtbnola.com
Mushroom boudin balls are made with three types of mushrooms, charred eggplant and Louisiana jasmine rice and are served with smoked tofu mayonnaise and collard pickles. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Fri.-Mon. 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, hot sausage, tomato, onions, parsley, paprika and cracked pepper. 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
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. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Dakota Restaurant
629 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.thedakotarestaurant.com
The Hallelujah soft-shell crab is stuffed with shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish and served over rice pilaf with sauce Creollaise. 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. 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.datdog.com
The crawfish etouffee dog is a crawfish sausage smothered in crawfish etouffee and topped with sour cream, onions, tomatoes and Creole mustard. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Dave & Buster's
1200 Poydras St., Suite 601, (504) 226-3300; www.daveandbusters.com
Dynamite fried shrimp are served with spicy Bang Bang sauce, chili-honey-soy glaze, garlic-ginger mashed potatoes and tempura-battered green beans. No reservations. 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
Jumbo lump crabmeat is baked with a blend of four cheeses and seasonings and served with salad and French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. 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. Delivery available in the French Quarter. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Del Fuego Taqueria
4518 Magazine St., (504) 309-5797; www.delfuegotaqueria.com
Huitlacoche quesadillas combine melted Chihuahua and asadero cheeses, wild mushrooms and spicy arbol salsa in house-made flour tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Del Porto Ristorante
501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006; www.delportoristorante.com
Beef carpaccio is topped with house-made truffled creme fraiche, Parmigiano Reggiano, arugula and an olive oil crisp. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

The Delachais
e3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com
Smoked salmon tops johnnycakes with caviar and creme fraiche. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-7600; www.desivegasteaks.com
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/
desireoysterbarJambalaya pasta includes sausage, chicken, shrimp, Parmesan cheese, Creole tomato cream sauce and penne. 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
The crab maison BLT features Louisiana crabmeat, applewood-smoked bacon, tomatoes and arugula on Leidenheimer multigrain bread. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Dick & Jenny's
4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; www.dickandjennys.com
Braised beef short ribs are served with garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed Swiss chard and port wine demi-glace. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$$

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
91 Westbank Expressway, Gretna, (504) 518-6822; 3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 518-5952; 6005 Jefferson Highway, (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. 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. Reservations recommended. 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. 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
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. 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, Jefferson, (504) 605-7944; 2209 Magazine St., (504) 570-6945; 5637 Magazine St., (504) 313-1316; www.districtdonuts.com
The chicken slider is filled with fried chicken thigh meat, sweet and spicy coleslaw and candied jalapenos. 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. Delivery available. Re- servations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Domenica
The Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., (504) 648-6020; www.domenicarestaurant.com
Lasagna features green pasta with mozzarella, bechamel and pork ragu. 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. 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. 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. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Dooky Chase's Restaurant
2301 Orleans Ave., (504) 821-0600; www.dookychaserestaurant.com
Redfish Orleans is topped with crabmeat and served with eggplant rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Dorignac's Food Center
710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com
Red beans and rice with smoked sausage is one of the changing daily specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

Doris Metropolitan
620 Chartres St., (504) 267-3500; www.dorismetropolitan.com
Tomato Celebration salad includes four types of tomatoes, Moroccan olives, parsley, cilantro, basil, oregano, green onion, Lebanese mousse, poached egg yolk and za'atar spice blend. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Doson Noodle House135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283; www.facebook.com/dosonnoodlehouse
Pho xao, or drunken noodles, features sliced beef, noodles and baby bok choy. 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 ranch dressing and celery. 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
Lobster Empire features Maine lobster stuffed with 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
Seafood Delaronde features grilled shrimp, oysters and crabmeat topped with pesto-cheese sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Dryades Public Market
1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 644-4841; www.dryadespublicmarket.com
Roast beef and pimiento cheese are served on sourdough bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$




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