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Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide: Bar & Grill 

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517 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-1345; www.13monaghan.com
A breakfast burrito comes filled with scrambled eggs or tofu, potato tots, cheddar cheese and salsa in a whole wheat tortilla. Loaded "potatchos" feature potato tots topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, green onions, butter and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Alibi
811 Iberville St., (504) 522-9187; www.alibineworleans.com
Barbecue shrimp po-boys feature Gulf shrimp dressed on French bread. The Alibi burger is a 10-ounce ground beef patty served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Avenue Pub
1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com
Currywurst is a fried sausage served with garlic mashed potatoes, curried ketchup and coleslaw. Dump Truck fries are topped with lemon grass pulled pork and bechamel. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Backspace Bar & Kitchen
139 Chartres St., (504) 322-2245; www.backspacenola.com
The shrimp remoulade wrap features spicy boiled shrimp, lettuce, tomato and mirliton. The Hemingway Cuban includes pulled pork, prosciutto, Swiss cheese, pickles and grain mustard on French bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Barcadia
601 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 335-1740; www.barcadianeworleans.com
The Black and Blue salad features blackberries, blue cheese, green onion, bacon and basil over spring greens with honey-balsamic vinaigrette. The Full Monty burger is topped with Swiss cheese, bacon, fried onions, avocado, lettuce and mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

The Barley Oak
2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-7420; www.thebarleyoak.com
The Reuben sandwich features corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread. The cheese board includes smoked Gouda, manchego, brie, Havarti, fruit and focaccia bread. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards and checks. $

The Bayou Bar
Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St. Charles Ave., (504) 323-1456; www.bayoubarneworleans.com
Fried muffuletta spring rolls are filled with Chisesi ham, mortadella, salami and olive salad and served with remoulade. The 1&1 burger includes an 8-ounce beef patty, bacon, bone marrow butter, cheese curds, hickory sauce, pickles and Sriracha aioli and comes with house-cut fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Beach House & Kona Coffee
124 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9331; www.beachhousemandeville.com
The Aloha burger is topped with pineapple, Swiss cheese and teriyaki sauce. Street tacos can be filled with fish, shrimp, pork, chicken or steak and come with fries and black beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Beachcorner Bar & Grill
4905 Canal St., (504) 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com
The 10-ounce Hot & Spicy burger is topped with hot sauce, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. A grilled 8-ounce tuna steak is served in a sandwich or on a salad with tuna sauce on the side. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Big Easy Cafe & Daiquiris
1545 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, (504) 323-2111; 4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 323-2115; www.bigeasycafes.com
The Big Cheezy features pepper Jack, cheddar, mozzarella, Parmesan and tomato on Texas toast. Buffalo chicken loaded fries are topped with pepper Jack cheese and Buffalo sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Bruno's Tavern
7538 Maple St., (504) 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com
Creole-seasoned waffle fries are topped with roast beef debris, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses and horseradish cream sauce. Buffalo chicken salad combines fried chicken breast tossed in Buffalo sauce, mixed lettuces, blue cheese, tomatoes, red onions, garlic croutons and bacon. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Bulldog
3236 Magazine St., (504) 891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-4191; www.draftfreak.com
Tex-Mex egg rolls are stuffed with grilled chicken, cheeses, black beans and roasted corn and peppers and served with raspberry-chipotle sauce. Crawfish Banditos are flour tortillas filled with crawfish, cheeses, sauteed onions, green peppers and garlic and served with avocado sour cream. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Buster's Place
519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; www.bustersplaceonline.com
The Colossal burger is topped with bacon, sauteed onions and mushrooms and American, cheddar and Swiss cheeses on a sweet mesquite bun served with fries. Blackened redfish Pontchartrain is served with crawfish-mushroom sauce over rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cajun Grill & Bar
2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, Metairie, (504) 831-0095
The New Orleans sampler plate includes gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp Creole, red beans and rice and bread. The super seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, fish, soft-shell crab, stuffed crab, fries and salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Carousel Bar & Lounge
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com
Blue crab and crawfish beignets are served with remoulade. Smoked beef brisket is served with Southern Comfort barbecue sauce and coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cello's
3401 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 456-5596; www.cellosrestaurant.com
The Sicilian burger features a patty made from a meatball recipe topped with mozzarella and red gravy on Leidenheimer bread. "Low and slow" cooked brisket is served with macaroni and che- ese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Columbia Street Tap Room
434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899; www.covingtontaproom.com
The seafood wedge salad features boiled shrimp, lump crabmeat, iceberg lettuce, Creole tomato and Creole vinaigrette. The patty melt includes a burger patty, American and Swiss cheeses, grilled onions and spicy mayonnaise on Texas toast. No reservations. Lunch Mon. and Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Coop's Place
1109 Decatur St., (504) 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net
The menu includes sand- wiches, pasta dishes, fried seafood and Creole favorites. Jambalaya features rabbit and smoked pork sausage, and the "supreme" version adds shrimp, tasso and crawfish tails. Smoked duck quesadillas are served with orange sauce, salsa and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Cooter Brown's Tavern
509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com
The jalapeno burger is a half-pound Angus beef patty topped with fried jalapeno rings, pepper Jack cheese, caramelized onions, jalapeno aioli and house-made hot sauce. Fried shrimp po-boys are dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Copper Monkey Bar & Grill
725 Conti St., (504) 527-0869; www.coppermonkeygrill.com
Ultimate loaded nachos are topped with ground beef, nacho cheese, tomatoes, jalapenos, salsa, lettuce and sour cream. The peanut butter burger is dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and a pickle and topped with a bun slathered in peanut butter. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night 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's multigrain bread. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Dino's Bar & Grill
1128 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 558-0900; www.dinosnola.com
Tuna is grilled to order and 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. $

Dmac's Bar & Grill
542 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, (504) 304-5757; www.dmacsbarandgrill.com
The Angus burger is a half-pound patty dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise and served with french fries. Drunken pizza features chicken, beef, pepperoni, peppers, grilled onions, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

Ernst Cafe
600 S. Peters St., (504) 525-8544; www.ernstcafe.co
The Ernster po-boy features fried oysters, Swiss cheese and roast beef gravy. The menu also includes gumbo, red beans and rice with sausage or fried chicken, boudin balls and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Finn McCool's Irish Pub
3701 Banks St., (504) 486-9080; www.finnmccools.com
Chicken wings are served with red pepper Buffalo sauce, Captain Porkenheimer barbecue sauce or Asian-style fish sauce. Pimiento cheese is served with bacon marmalade and toasted rye bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Füd Bar
1522 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 309-3284; www.eathappynola.com
Pan-seared drum is topped with brown butter amandine and served with creamed spinach and kale, green rice and vegetables. The roasted portobello and button mushroom panino includes arugula, onions and cranberry goat cheese spread on multigrain bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-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 grilled shrimp platter includes three skewers of marinated and grilled shrimp and two sides. Hamburger steak is a 10-ounce ground chuck patty served with brown gravy, salad and mushrooms or grilled onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Harbor Bar & Grill
3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 832-4117; www.theharborbarandgrill.com
Hot boiled crawfish are served Fridays starting at noon through May. For a Thursday night special, a 10-ounce rib-eye is served with mashed potatoes and salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Howlin' Wolf Den
907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www.thehowlinwolf.com
Smoked bacon and sharp cheddar beignets are made with Abita beer batter, grilled peppers, onions and jalapenos and are served with chipotle crema. The Cuban sandwich features pork, Chisesi ham, pickles, Creole mustard and mozzarella. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Knuckleheads Sports Bar & Eatery
3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858
The Knuckle sandwich is a burger topped with blue cheese and bacon and served with fries. Nudillocabeza chicken salad features grilled chicken, black beans, tomatoes, cheddar, tortilla strips and pepper jelly dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Lager's International Ale House
3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923; www.lagersmetairie.draftfreak.com
Crawfish Banditos feature fried flour tortillas stuffed with crawfish, mixed cheeses and roasted green chilies served with guacamole and sour cream. Margherita flatbread is topped with house-made tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil pesto and balsamic vinegar reduction. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Liuzza's by the Track
1518 N. Lopez St., (504) 218-7888; www.liuzzasnola.com
The sandwich special includes half a po-boy and gumbo, turtle soup or crawfish etouffee. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp come with Creole butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Manning's
519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8072; www.facebook.com/manningsnola
Cornmeal-battered fried Louisiana shrimp fill a po-boy dressed with ham, pickled okra, five-pepper jelly and Crystal hot sauce beurre blanc. Deviled eggs are topped with Louisiana lump crabmeat, smoked paprika and caper dust. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Melius Bar & Grill
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
The Lake Avenue sandwich features a grilled chicken breast topped with marinara and served on a sesame seed bun. The 8-ounce Austin Smokehouse burger is topped with hickory-smoked sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mid City Yacht Club
440 S. St. Patrick St., (504) 483-2517; www.midcityyachtclub.com
Yachtchos feature house-fried tortillas topped with house-made cheese sauce, vegetables, black beans, jalapeno, habanero crema, pico de gallo and green onions. Cajun-spiced frog legs are served with ranch dressing or Buffalo-style with hot sauce and blue cheese. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Oscar's Lounge & Restaurant
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540; www.oscarsoldmetairie.com
The Oscalotta sandwich combines meats, mozzarella and olive salad on hot French bread. A half-pound beef burger comes with a stuffed baked potato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. 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. $

Pier 4 Bar & Grille
Boomtown Casino New Orleans, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, (504) 366-7711; www.boomtownneworleans.com/dining/pier-4
The menu features fried seafood platters, barbecue shrimp, crab cakes, seafood pasta and more. 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 Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Pirogues
2565 Bayou Road, (504) 948-6349; www.piroguesnola.com
The falafel burger is topped with avocado, arugula, tomato and tahini dressing. Fried grit fritters are made with grits, bacon, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and are served with aioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., late-night Fri.-Sat. 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. $$

Rendon Inn's Dugout Sports Bar & Grill
4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.facebook.com/rendoninn
The burger features an 8-ounce patty topped with a hot sausage patty, bacon, fried onions and remoulade. Dugout fries can be topped with cheeses, chili and gravy or truffle oil. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Revival Bar & Grill
4612 Quincy St., Metairie, (504) 373-6728
The Classic Rock burger features a char-grilled half-pound patty dressed with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles served with fries. Hand-cut onion rings are double dipped in batter and fried. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Rivershack Gretna
714 First St., Gretna, (504) 325-5530; www.facebook.com/rivershackgretna
A chicken breast breaded with Italian bread crumbs is topped with Swiss, cheddar and bacon. Roast beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, horseradish and Creole mustard are served on rye. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rusty Pelican
500 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 778-0364; www.sippinstation.com
The Jacked up burger features a half-pound beef patty, bacon, cheddar cheese and a fried slice of chipotle pepper Jack cheese. A trio of fish tacos feature mahi mahi, cabbage, pico de gallo and Baja sauce. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

St. Lawrence
219 N. Peters St., (504) 525-4111; www.saintlawrencenola.com
Three pieces of fried chicken are served with collard greens, mashed potatoes and chicken and tasso gravy. The Buffalo chicken sandwich features a fried chicken breast tossed in house sauce and topped with a fried egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Saints & Sinners
627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola.com
The crawfish platter includes one-and-a-half pounds of Louisiana crawfish, two Double D sausage links, two pieces of corn on the cob and two red potatoes. Crawfish pies feature creamy risotto-style rice and crawfish in puff pastry. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Samuel's Blind Pelican
1628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-9399
The menu includes raw and char-grilled oysters and boiled crawfish with sausage, potatoes and corn. The Blind Pelican pizza is topped with Italian sausage, grilled shrimp, applewood-smoked bacon, peppers, roasted garlic, bell peppers, black olives and house marinara. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Second Line Co.
4345 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 466-4069; www.facebook.com/secondlineco
The Kenna burger features a ground beef and hot sausage patty. For an appetizer, quesadillas can be filled with chicken, shrimp or jambalaya. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Sidelines Bar & Grill
1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-4002
Grilled tuna is served with a baked potato, vegetables and garlic bread. Grilled or fried mahi mahi tacos are served in flour tortillas with coleslaw, sour cream or cilantro sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

South Market Pub & Grill
735 St. Joseph St., (504) 522-4934; www.southmarketpub.com
Cheeseburgers are topped with tomato, lettuce and onions and served with fries. The menu also includes hot wings, quesadillas, cheese fries, fried boudin balls, fried alligator bites with remoulade or cocktail sauce and more. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Step Brothers Bar & Grill
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856; www.stepbrothersbar.com
The 8-ounce Step Brother's burger is dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayonnaise and pickles. Wednesday's steak night features an 8-ounce filet mignon served with two sides and garlic toast. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Times Grill
1827 Front St., Suite 1, Slidell, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161; www.timesgrill.com
The Sweet Heat bacon cheeseburger is topped with melted cheddar, hickory-smoked bacon and house-made hickory barbecue sauce. Cajun country-fried pork loin is topped with Cajun tasso cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Uptown Sports Bar & Grill
3629 Prytania St., (504) 891-8800; www.uptownsportsnola.com
The selection of wings includes fried and boneless wings and sauces in varying levels of peppery heat, barbecue, ranch, blue cheese and more. The menu also includes sandwiches, po-boys, burgers, salads, pizza, ribs and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Vic's Kangaroo Cafe
636 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 524-4329
Shepherd's pie features ground beef topped with garlic mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese. Spicy jambalaya is made with chicken, spicy sausage, vegetables and rice. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar
1009 Poydras St., (504) 309-6530; www.walk-ons.com
The menu includes burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and more. Cajundillas are tortillas filled with chicken, boudin, pepper Jack cheese, grilled onions, andouille and rice. Uncle B's buttermilk-dipped chicken fingers are served with waffle fries and honey mustard. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Wayfare
4510 Freret St., (504) 309-0069; www.wayfarenola.com
The Southern fried pork chop is served with garlic and roasted corn grits, collard greens and red-eye gravy. The giardiniera pork salad includes pulled pork, egg, pickled vegetables, romaine lettuce and coleslaw dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

World of Beer
300 Julia St., (504) 299-3599; www.worldofbeer.com/locations/warehousedistrict
The menu includes snacks, burgers, sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, chicken wings, salads, entrees and more. Giant Bavarian soft pretzels are served with house-made, stone-ground mustard. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$



African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue
Brewpub | Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban
Chinese | Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole
Deli | Diner | Fondue | French | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican
Music & Food | Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys
Seafood | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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